$134 Avg/night
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Silken Diagonal Hotel Barcelona

4 stars
Avinguda Diagonal, 205, Barcelona, 08018
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.9
out of 5
42 reviews
Amazing hotel

The hotel is in a great location, the staff is very helpful. I would stay here again. We loved the... See full review

  • Hollaa
  • Mar 25, 2014
Silken Diagonal Terrific

We arrived at 9:15 a.m. prepared to check baggage until the 3:00 p.m. official check-in time and... See full review

  • plflamingo
  • Nov 10, 2013
Swank high-rise hotel appeals to design and architecture hawks

Located in Barcelona's Sant Marti neighborhood, right by Jean Nouvel-designed Agbar Tower, Silken Diagonal Hotel Barcelona is a spectacular showpiece by Catalan architect Juli Capella. The property is a striking feat of cutting-edge architecture and interior design, with dazzling contrasts of black and white on the façade and stylish contemporary guest rooms. The rooftop swimming pool and solarium offer panoramic city views. The on-site Piano Restaurant serves renowned Basque and Catalan cuisine.

Highlights
  • Striking architecture and interior design
  • Stylish contemporary guest rooms with all the trappings
  • Excellent on-site restaurant serving Catalan and Basque fare
  • Rooftop swimming pool and solarium (open seasonally)

 

Rooms

The size and configuration varies in each of the 228 rooms and suites at Silken Diagonal Hotel Barcelona. What they all have in common is a contemporary design with warm-tone textiles, stylized lines and an overall minimalist aesthetic. Each unit is equipped with a mini bar, direct-dial phone, safe, high-speed Internet access (fees apply in some rooms), plasma TV with satellite channel, air-conditioning and great soundproofing. The glass-walled bathrooms have an avant-garde look with hydro-massage tubs. bathrooms come stocked with design toiletries. Some rooms and suites have sea views while others overlook the Agbar Tower and Sagrada Familia.

Features

Silken Diagonal Hotel Barcelona offers unique design elements such as a dazzling fishbowl-inspired entrance featuring a curved ceiling with water bubbles. Touches of wood and copper abound. The rooftop swimming pool and sun terrace at Silken Diagonal Hotel Barcelona has a bar serving snacks, sandwiches, tapas and drinks. The Piano Restaurant, recommended by the Michelin Guide, serves Basque and Catalan fresh-market cuisine for lunch and dinner Monday to Saturday. The snazzy Tecla Cafe serves buffet breakfast and snacks daily till 11 p.m. The lobby bar features live piano music. The hotel provides private garage parking onsite (fees apply). Five well-equipped rooms are available for business meetings.

Transportation
  • Barcelona International Airport (9.4 mi/15.1 km)
  • Closest metro stop: Glories (L1 line)
Attractions
  • Sagrada Familia (.8 mi/1.3 km)
  • Plaza Catalunya (1.5 mi/2.5 km)
  • Paseo de Gracia (1.5 mi/2.5 km)
  • Las Ramblas (1.8 mi/2.9 km)

 

 

 

 

 

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 center
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Internet
Free internet in room
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities

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Hotel Map

41.404 2.1904
Area served
Barcelona

Nearby points of interest

  • Torre Agbar: 0.1 mi
  • Teatre Nacional de Catalunya: 0.4 mi
  • Auditori: 0.5 mi
  • La Monumental, The Bullring: 0.5 mi
  • Poblenou Park: 0.7 mi
  • El Poblenou: 0.8 mi
  • Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família: 0.8 mi
  • Hospital de Sant Pau: 1 mi
  • Museo de la Erotica: 1 mi
  • Arc de Triomf: 1 mi
  • Platja de Bogatell: 1.1 mi
  • Parliament of Catalonia: 1.1 mi
  • Parc de la Ciutadella: 1.1 mi
  • Catalonia Square: 1.1 mi
  • Casa Macaya: 1.1 mi
  • Torre Agbar: 0.1 mi
  • Teatre Nacional de Catalunya: 0.4 mi
  • Auditori: 0.5 mi
  • La Monumental, The Bullring: 0.5 mi
  • Poblenou Park: 0.7 mi
  • El Poblenou: 0.8 mi
  • Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família: 0.8 mi
  • Hospital de Sant Pau: 1 mi
  • Museo de la Erotica: 1 mi
  • Arc de Triomf: 1 mi
  • Platja de Bogatell: 1.1 mi
  • Parliament of Catalonia: 1.1 mi
  • Parc de la Ciutadella: 1.1 mi
  • Catalonia Square: 1.1 mi
  • Casa Macaya: 1.1 mi
  • Monasterio de San Pedro de las Puellas: 1.2 mi
  • Castell dels Tres Dragons: 1.2 mi
  • Barcelona Zoo: 1.2 mi
  • Platja de Mar Bella: 1.2 mi
  • Olympic Port: 1.2 mi
  • Diagonal Mar Shopping centre: 1.2 mi
  • Ronda de Sant Pere: 1.2 mi
  • Chocolate Museum: 1.2 mi
  • Passeig del Born: 1.3 mi
  • Mercat Santa Caterina: 1.3 mi
  • Casa Calvet: 1.3 mi
  • Parroquia de la Purissima Concepció: 1.3 mi
  • Museo de Historia de Barcelona: 1.4 mi
  • Carrer de Montcada: 1.4 mi
  • Dreta de l'Eixample: 1.4 mi
  • Picasso Museum: 1.4 mi
  • Palau de la Música Catalana: 1.4 mi
  • Diagonal Mar i el Front Marítim del Poblenou: 1.4 mi
  • Sant Pere: 1.4 mi
  • Museum of Textiles and Fashion: 1.4 mi
  • Barcelona Estació de França: 1.4 mi
  • Museu Barbier-Mueller d'Art Precolombí: 1.4 mi
  • Palau Ramon de Montaner: 1.4 mi
  • Casa de les Punxes: 1.4 mi
  • Museu Frederic Marès: 1.4 mi
  • Museu Diocesà: 1.4 mi
  • La Ribera: 1.5 mi
  • Egyptian Museum of Barcelona: 1.5 mi
  • Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia: 1.5 mi
  • Santa Maria del Mar: 1.5 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1200

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the 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.

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Guest Reviews (42)

Ratings and reviews for Silken Diagonal Hotel Barcelona

Overall score

3.9 / 5
5.01.0
42 out of 42
Amenities:
3.8
Room cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
3.9
Room comfort:
3.9
Location:
3.9
Value:
3.7

86% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Silken Diagonal Hotel Barcelona

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Karnit
Washington
Jul 30, 2012

Stylish clean but pool is too small

I stayed one night at this stylish hotel. Location was good and right next to metro giving access to all tourist attractions in Barcelona. Food was good at the restuarant and service was great! Pool on rooftop is too small so if you go there for the pool, you will be disappointed as it fits 4-6 people at a time an it is more like a bathtub/jaccuzi. Overall recommended for quality/service/location/ price

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Silken Diagonal Hotel Barcelona

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Asboxerb
Business
Bay area, California
Jul 13, 2012

Ultra modern accomodidations with very friendly staff

Overall, a great experience. The staff were constantly helpful, and the hotel was beautiful. My only minor quib was that sometimes the modern architecture was not as functional. For example, the shower has a glass wall - no privacy, and the bathroom has a glass door - easy to walk into late at night. But still, I'd go here again. The rooftop pool is delightful.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Silken Diagonal Hotel Barcelona

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Vegas Couple
Las Vegas, Nevada
Jan 29, 2012

Barcelona

The Diagonal Hotel Barcelona was a great boutique hotel that was away from the tourist area. This hotel was easily accessible by tram, metro or bus. The Front Desk staff gave us some great restaurant suggestions and assisted us in renting a car for the day. The hotel appearred to have a lot of business travelers. It was a quiet hotel. There was a mall accross the street if you needed anything. There were only 2 english tv channels (BBC & CNBC). The bed was a little hard but think this is a european "thing" as the hotel we stayed in Rome was the same way. If you are a modest person this won't be the hotel for you. The bathroom is clear and anybody staying with you can see everything. If I ever went back to Barcelona I would consider staying here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Review of Silken Diagonal Hotel Barcelona

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
EnamH
New York, NY, USA
Oct 5, 2011

Decent place, but more familys and couples

Location is about a 5-10 min. train ride to the Rambla. Cab is about 5-7 euros from the heart of the old city. Extremely accessible by train (trains stop at midnight during the week and all night during the weekends. Rooms are clean, a bit small. The bathrooms have glass, so when you take a shower it's a bit exposed. Fo

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Mall across the sheet has a large modern grocery store with everything you need. Food choices as well, ranging from Italian to Chinese if you start getting sick of Tapas.

Review of Silken Diagonal Hotel Barcelona

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
EnamH
New York, NY, USA
Oct 5, 2011

Decent place, but more familys and couples

Location is about a 5-10 min. train ride to the Rambla. Cab is about 5-7 euros from the heart of the old city. Extremely accessible by train (trains stop at midnight during the week and all night during the weekends. Rooms are clean, a bit small. The bathrooms have glass, so when you take a shower it's a bit exposed. Fo

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
3
Value:
4
Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

Mall across the sheet has a large modern grocery store with everything you need. Food choices as well, ranging from Italian to Chinese if you start getting sick of Tapas.

Review of Silken Diagonal Hotel Barcelona

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
cincinati, ohio
Jul 21, 2011

awesome modern hotel

we really enjoyed our stay here. the location was perfect for what we wanted to do in Barcelona. The staff was friendly enough, but one specific girl seem really impatient and unwilling to help us when we were needing an extra bed in the room because of our friend missing her flight, and needing to stay with us. We were charged 69 euros for a foldout bed! The room we had had 2 couches in it that would have accommodated her, but the front desk clerk didn't even suggest it. I felt she was rude and very unhelpful. we asked her to help us out in some way, and she refused, saying her manger was not on the premises and having 3 guests in the room without paying for an extra bed was not acceptable. The hotel room was awesome, the restaurant was nice, but food very expensive, the servers really nice.The rooftop view is a dream! the bar ambiance surreal, drink price fair, service great. The pool is tiny, but so pretty. Very nice sitting area. would stay here again, but hope and pray "mean girl" wouldn't be there.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Silken Diagonal Hotel Barcelona

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
cincinati, ohio
Jul 21, 2011

awesome modern hotel

we really enjoyed our stay here. the location was perfect for what we wanted to do in Barcelona. The staff was friendly enough, but one specific girl seem really impatient and unwilling to help us when we were needing an extra bed in the room because of our friend missing her flight, and needing to stay with us. We were charged 69 euros for a foldout bed! The room we had had 2 couches in it that would have accommodated her, but the front desk clerk didn't even suggest it. I felt she was rude and very unhelpful. we asked her to help us out in some way, and she refused, saying her manger was not on the premises and having 3 guests in the room without paying for an extra bed was not acceptable. The hotel room was awesome, the restaurant was nice, but food very expensive, the servers really nice.The rooftop view is a dream! the bar ambiance surreal, drink price fair, service great. The pool is tiny, but so pretty. Very nice sitting area. would stay here again, but hope and pray "mean girl" wouldn't be there.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Review of Silken Diagonal Hotel Barcelona

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Seattle,WA
Jun 16, 2011

Resonable price

sightseeing the city with city tour bus for 2 day-pass with senior discount fare in Barcelona,Spain

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Silken Diagonal Hotel Barcelona

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Seattle,WA
Jun 16, 2011

Resonable price

sightseeing the city with city tour bus for 2 day-pass with senior discount fare in Barcelona,Spain

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Review of Silken Diagonal Hotel Barcelona

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
USA
Jun 10, 2011

An interesting hotel

This hotel was clean and the room was adequate, and the location is close to the metro. Be warned though, the glass bathroom is the centerpeice of the room, and if you value any privacy on this front, this hotel is not for you. The hotel has a contemporary feel (70's contemporary), and the hallways are dimly lit with blue lights at night. All in all, an unforgetable experience, but not one I personally wish to repeat. Would recommend this hotel for a single traveler or maybe a young couple, but not a family or mature couple.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Room comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Short walk to metro

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