US$102 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in 17 May 2015 Check-out 18 May 2015

Silken Diagonal Hotel Barcelona

4 stars
View map of Avinguda Diagonal, 205, Barcelona, 08018

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.1
out of 5
14 reviews
One night whirlwind

We were staying in Barcelona for only one night and when we arrived 5 hours early for check in had... See full review

  • Jasna B.
  • 21 Apr 2015
Comfortable and nice hotel

On first walking into the hotel, it was lovely and exactly like the pictures from the website. The... See full review

  • Loz.em
  • 30 Jul 2014
The contemporary facilities and impeccable service make the Silken Diagonal Hotel Barcelona, an epitome of the modern concept and comfort.
General

The hotel's versatile public areas and 5 adaptable rooms all fitted out with the latest technology. Their impeccable decor and professional service are equally suitable for business meetings, receptions or social and family celebrations.



Location

Silken Diagonal Hotel Barcelona is set near the Plaza de Las Glorias, at the foot of the emblematic Agbar Tower. The hotel's location makes it convenient for the Conference Centre, the port and airport, and in just a few minutes to the city centre.



  • 1 km to the Bus Station (Estacion del Norte)
  • 2 km to City Centre
  • 3 km to the Train Station (Plaza Catalunya)
  • 5 km to the nearest Fair Site (Plaza Espana)
  • 18 km to the Airport (Prat)
  • 20 km to the Metro Stop (Plaza de las Glorias)
Dining

Guests can enjoy a hot buffet breakfast in the Tecla Cafe, and can also call in throughout the day, for a drink or snack. The Piano Restaurant has a lot of charm, offers impeccable attention to detail in its decor, and has access to a terrace. You have the choice of Basque and Catalan, as well as designer cuisine.

Silken Diagonal Hotel Barcelona Rooms

CLASSIC - HOTEL
Standard

Amenities

  • Free internet in room
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Concierge
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Solarium
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Room service
Services
Business centre
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Internet
Free internet in room
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

Hotel Map

41.404 2.1904
Area served
Barcelona

Nearby points of interest

  • Torre Agbar: 0.1 km
  • Teatre Nacional de Catalunya: 0.6 km
  • Auditori: 0.7 km
  • La Monumental, The Bullring: 0.9 km
  • Poblenou Park: 1.1 km
  • El Poblenou: 1.2 km
  • Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família: 1.3 km
  • Hospital de Sant Pau: 1.6 km
  • Museo de la Erotica: 1.6 km
  • Arc de Triomf: 1.7 km
  • Platja de Bogatell: 1.8 km
  • Parliament of Catalonia: 1.8 km
  • Parc de la Ciutadella: 1.8 km
  • Catalonia Square: 1.8 km
  • Casa Macaya: 1.8 km
  • Torre Agbar: 0.1 km
  • Teatre Nacional de Catalunya: 0.6 km
  • Auditori: 0.7 km
  • La Monumental, The Bullring: 0.9 km
  • Poblenou Park: 1.1 km
  • El Poblenou: 1.2 km
  • Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família: 1.3 km
  • Hospital de Sant Pau: 1.6 km
  • Museo de la Erotica: 1.6 km
  • Arc de Triomf: 1.7 km
  • Platja de Bogatell: 1.8 km
  • Parliament of Catalonia: 1.8 km
  • Parc de la Ciutadella: 1.8 km
  • Catalonia Square: 1.8 km
  • Casa Macaya: 1.8 km
  • Monasterio de San Pedro de las Puellas: 1.9 km
  • Castell dels Tres Dragons: 1.9 km
  • Barcelona Zoo: 1.9 km
  • Platja de Mar Bella: 1.9 km
  • Olympic Port: 1.9 km
  • Polytechnic University of Catalonia: 1.9 km
  • Ronda de Sant Pere: 2 km
  • Chocolate Museum: 2 km
  • Passeig del Born: 2 km
  • Mercat Santa Caterina: 2 km
  • Casa Calvet: 2.1 km
  • Parroquia de la Purissima Concepció: 2.1 km
  • Museo de Historia de Barcelona: 2.2 km
  • Carrer de Montcada: 2.2 km
  • Dreta de l'Eixample: 2.2 km
  • Picasso Museum: 2.2 km
  • Palau de la Música Catalana: 2.2 km
  • Diagonal Mar i el Front Marítim del Poblenou: 2.3 km
  • Sant Pere: 2.3 km
  • Museum of Textiles and Fashion: 2.3 km
  • Barcelona Estació de França: 2.3 km
  • Museu Barbier-Mueller d'Art Precolombí: 2.3 km
  • Palau Ramon de Montaner: 2.3 km
  • Casa de les Punxes: 2.3 km
  • Museu Frederic Marès: 2.3 km
  • Museu Diocesà: 2.3 km
  • La Ribera: 2.4 km
  • Egyptian Museum of Barcelona: 2.4 km
  • Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia: 2.4 km
  • Santa Maria del Mar: 2.4 km

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
15:00
Check-out:
12:00

Terms and conditions

Extra charges may apply for children. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the quoted rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for Silken Diagonal Hotel Barcelona

Overall score

4.1 / 5
5.01.0
14 out of 14
Amenities:
3.9
Cleanliness:
4.7
Hotel staff:
3.9
Comfort:
4.3
Location:
3.9
Value:
3.9

79% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Silken Diagonal Hotel Barcelona

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Jasna B.
Business
N/A
21 Apr 2015

One night whirlwind

We were staying in Barcelona for only one night and when we arrived 5 hours early for check in had hoped to just dump our luggage and get to sight seeing. What we weren't expecting was a free room upgrade and our room to be ready for check in so early (not standard just sheer luck) the staff were very accommodating and speak English very well which helped. The hotel is very close to a hop on hop off bus and a major shopping mall which is great. The beach seems quite far to walk however I can't be certain it is as time didn't present an opportunity for us to walk down there from the hotel, the hop on/off bus goes last though. Oh the bus you can book from the hotel but it is payable only in cash (fine for us) and really was well worth it for the day visit. The room was large and clean and modern my only critique was that the pillows were quite thin and were only three so I had one and had a not so comfortable sleep but that's my only criticism everything else was superb, you should definitely stay here!!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Silken Diagonal Hotel Barcelona

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
James H.
Business
N/A
16 Apr 2015

Return birthday trip

Overall the hotel was just above average, however we were very disappointed that there is no complimentary tea/coffee in the rooms!!. Have visited many hotels europe/far east and this is the only one that does not have this essential service, we were told to use room service!! . The two bars are very small and have no atmosphere. The room was very comfortable but more could be done to ensure fixures/fittings are working properly (in ours the shower fittings were loose and not working correctly)

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Silken Diagonal Hotel Barcelona

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Loz.em
Business
Australia
30 Jul 2014

Comfortable and nice hotel

On first walking into the hotel, it was lovely and exactly like the pictures from the website. The lady at the front counter was extremely friendly (her name was Aleisha) and very helpful. The room itself was lovely and clean and quite modern. We were in a room that was right next to the elevator but thankfully it wasn't too loud. You could occasionally hear people coming and going but all in all fine. The rooftop terrace was gorgeous with an amazing view of the city of Barcelona. There was a pool (not very big but didn't really need it to be) and some deck chairs. Great spot to sit and relax. One of the nights there was a party on the rooftop so you couldn't use the pool area but you were invited to get a ticket from reception and join in the fun which I thought was a great idea. Great music and very entertaining. The biggest downside that we found was having the do not disturb sign on our door. Even with this on our door, the maid would consistently knock at all hours and try to get in the door even though it was locked). Not great if your trying to sleep in or get over jetlag. The sign is completely useless! If you are coming to do tourist things, then it's a great spot because right outside the door is the big red tour bus stop. You can hop straight on and it takes you to Sagrada Familia (church) which is a must see while your in barcelona. (Tip: book your tickets online because we were there in summer and the line was huge. Online takes about 5 minutes and you can walk straight in!) The hotel is a bit far from the water but everywhere around that area is hugely expensive when compared to Silken Diagonal. There is a shopping centre across the road with heaps of shops, a supermarket and lots of places to eat so perfect if your buggered after a long day of sightseeing. The water can be reached either by the big red bus or the tram line which is 2.15 euro and the stop is 50m from the hotel. Slight walk from the tram line to the water but is nice to see the sights (5-10mins tops). Overall I would recommend this hotel. Good spot and most things within easy walking distance like restaurants and shops and some tourist attractions. A nice hotel.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Definitely do the Big Red Bus Tour. Right outside your door and takes you to all the major sights, including Sagrada Familia and FC Barcelona stadium. Perfect because everything is quite spread out and especially if your trip is only short. Cost is 27 euro so slightly expensive in comparison to some other major cities but definitely worth it !!

Review of Silken Diagonal Hotel Barcelona

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
thetourist76
Business
UK
9 Jun 2014

Good value hotel in a great location

Nice size room with good facilities, although electric blinds a little noisy. There is a tram stop just outside the hotel, and the Metro station is two minutes walk. Walking distance to the shopping centre and there are lots of bars and restaurants nearby.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Silken Diagonal Hotel Barcelona

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Mimm
Business
Budapest, Hungary
22 Apr 2013

Fancy room besides a fancy building

Select a club-room if you can, it is very interesting, with huge glass surfaces on 2 parallel sides. Something that you will remember .

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Silken Diagonal Hotel Barcelona

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Leasuresuit Larry
Business
Helsinki, Finland
10 Nov 2012

For Couples

Nice hotel for all kind of couples. Excellent public transportation anywhere. Breakfast buffet fine (if included in the room price). Free wifi, although slow. For business or pleasure.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Shopping Center just opposite

Review of Silken Diagonal Hotel Barcelona

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Vasily
Business
Russia
2 Nov 2012

Bad value for money.

It didn't reach my expectations, cause lot of small things needs to be improoved. Please print out all promotion papers otherwise You will be without breakfest or charged additional 18 EUR/person.. Free WI-FI was too slow, it was not possible to work at all and They offered better one 7EUR/day. I think for such amount of money I could get better somewhere else.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Silken Diagonal Hotel Barcelona

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
SHJR
Business
South Wales, UK
28 Jun 2012

wouldnt recommend to anyone

I stayed at this hotel for 4 nights end of June 2012. First impressions were good, then we got to the room. The room itself was clean and tidy. The shower/bath only had glass walls around it, I was with a friend so not private at all! Even arriving at 11pm it was still pretty hot and the air con did not work. We called reception who promised they would fix it first thing in the morning, so we settled for a fan. The fan was so loud, we could hardly sleep, but for one night we survived. To cut a story short they did not fix the air con for the whole time we were there. even after complaining a further 3 times. We ordered breakfast to our room for 9-9.30 and they 'forgot' to bring it. I had to call and re order which messed our whole day up as we had plans. The cleaners then stole a bottle of wine from our room. When I complained to reception the cleaner said it was empty. It was not!! The bar and restaurant is also ridiculously expensive. I swear they make the prices up as they go along. The hotel did not compensate for anything. They did not even replace our bottle of wine. I would not recommend this hotel to anyone. I have never had to complain to a hotel before, and for the prices they charge I never thought I would have to here!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Silken Diagonal Hotel Barcelona

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Joe
Business
Not Provided
5 May 2011

Me and my girlfriend stayed here

Me and my girlfriend stayed here over Easter 2011 for 3nights. A taxi from the airport was an expensive 35euros but on the way back we decided to get the underground metro (line T1) and then Aerobus. In total this cost us about 13euros so we'd definitely recommend this. The hotel is on the route of the sightseeing bus and so was a great location for us in that respect. We walked to port olympia and this took us 30mins but walking to the city center would have taken 45mins-an hour. However, the hotel is a 5min walk away from an 8min underground service straight to the center! Fabulous hotel, really stunning. The room was an extravagant simple with a full wall of glass with blackout shutters, great glass shower (not private so I would not recommend for friends - just couples), minibar, comfy plush double bed and a satellite LCD TV (only 2channels English). Great service, a really good stay and it made our experience of Barcelona an exceptional one - I would definitely recommend!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Silken Diagonal Hotel Barcelona

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
RAM
Business
Not Provided
19 Dec 2010

Excellent hotel. Very convenient

Excellent hotel. Very convenient to downtown as well as shopping. Very pleasant experience. Thank you for your recommedation.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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