$67 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Dec 25, 2014 Check-out: Dec 26, 2014

Silken Diagonal Hotel Barcelona

4 stars
Avinguda Diagonal, 205, Barcelona, 08018
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
3.9
out of 5
29 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)

 

 

 

 

 

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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

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 (29)

Ratings and reviews for Silken Diagonal Hotel Barcelona

Overall score

3.9 / 5
5.01.0
29 out of 29
Amenities:
3.8
Room cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
3.9
Location:
3.9
Value:
3.8

86% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
NY,NY
May 17, 2011

Decent location, poor hotel

Hotel was in nice area close to central Barcelona, there was a mall next door, looks newer from the outside and the lobby was in good condition. Now for the bad, the halls were kind of scary, ok, but now for the bad the room didn't seem very clean, the air conditioning worked poorly. In the process of it getting fixed I believe my unattended wedding ring was stolen. The bathroom was this bizarre glass room in the middle of the room. I have stayed in Silken's before and they were generally good. This was disappointing, and not because of the unique rooms so much as the rooms being worn(poor functioning air conditioning, water stained ceiling, worn carpet, furnishings, bath fixtures, etc) and not clean. I should have stayed in the Novotel.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
new haven
Apr 6, 2011

good hotel

the hotel was modern location is good

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

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Virginia Beach, VA
Mar 13, 2011

Great convenient location

beautiful, clean, very close to METRO. Highly recommend this hotel. If your traveling with friends and have to share the room..the shower facilities aren't private since its all in GLASS..but still beautiful and modern

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

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

getting the metro pass is worth it..recommend purchasing the pass with 10 trips

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Review of Silken Diagonal Hotel Barcelona

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Los Angeles, CA
Nov 11, 2010

Great Stay!

Great location...great price! Easy to get to from the airport taking the train...just exit at the Glories Station.

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

Business

Nightlife tip: Short walk from hotel

The little bar next to the Hotel is great. The pour heavy handed.

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Orlando, FL
Oct 7, 2010

Very nice hotel-close to subway stop

Modern rooms, very clean, upscale.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Provincetown, MA
Oct 4, 2010

Stunning & comfortable modern design

The hotel is visually stunning, from the lobby to the guest rooms & pool. Designed in the modernist style that Barcelona has become known for. Rooms are comfortable and excitingly "moderne". However, there is no airport shuttle, even though this website says they do have one.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Philadelphia PA
Jun 14, 2010

Nice & Clean

I lodged at the Silken Barcelona for a conference at a nearby conference and for that it's location was perfect -- just 1 1/2 blocks away. Otherwise the hotel is in the more northern part of town, not in walking distance from the old center at all. The close by shopping center is a bit generic. The rooms have great views and great beds. The hotel breakfast is nice too but 17 euros is too much.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Globeflyer
Business
Amsterdam
Mar 12, 2010

Good stay at the Silken Diagonal

Good stay. The rooms are not that big, not too small either. What I liked was the glass bathroom 'walls', with a slider so that you can shower and look through the room. Walls are rather thin, I could hear my neighbour shower en hear people in the hallway (sounds of doors closing). Matrasses are harder than average, but I still sleeped very well. Location is pretty good, 5 minutes metro and you arrive at the Catalunya square. Hotel staff at the reception spoke english very well. Cleaning staff did not. wifi is free, reception staff print out a paper with a username and password. just ask for it.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Park City, UT
Feb 12, 2010

pretty nice place

The hotel was fine, and convenient to the metro. a selling feature for me was the rooftop pool and deck, but this was closed in the winter. The rooms were comfortable and well designed, but noisy electric blinds in surrounding rooms were bothersome. Internet was real slow. The staff was helpful and attentive, but they were perpetually understaffed. The price was right, i would rate this a good value.

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

Business

Time-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

the metro station just a few hundred meters away allowed me to access any part of the city easily.

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