$112 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Jul 20, 2015 Check-out: Jul 21, 2015

Silken Diagonal Hotel Barcelona

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

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.9
out of 5
33 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
A great place to get around Barcelona

A great stay. There was a problem with our room and the helpful staff rectified this with an... See full review

  • Cecilia B.
  • Jun 16, 2015

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.

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.

Property 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.

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)

 

Nearby 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)

 

 

 

 

 

Transportation
  • Barcelona International Airport (9.4 mi/15.1 km)
  • Closest metro stop: Glories (L1 line)

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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:
3:00 PM
Check-out:
12:00 PM

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.

Ratings and reviews for Silken Diagonal Hotel Barcelona

Overall score

3.9 / 5
5.01.0
33 out of 33
Amenities:
3.8
Cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3.9
Location:
3.9
Value:
3.8

88% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Silken Diagonal Hotel Barcelona

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Fred Unhappy
Business
Netherlands
Apr 13, 2014

Disappointed

The staff were friendly and the rooms clean. For the rest is was a disappointing experience. It was noisy, the swimming pool and roof terrace were closed for a day (only it turned out to be every day). The shower leaked and the view was terrible.

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

Business

Review of Silken Diagonal Hotel Barcelona

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Adam2013
Business
Houston TX
Aug 22, 2013

Nothing special

Small room they charge tourist tax for every day?!!! Whole barcelona overrated go to madrid or other parts of Spain

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

Business

Review of Silken Diagonal Hotel Barcelona

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
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Silken Diagonal Hotel Barcelona

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Short walk to metro

Review of Silken Diagonal Hotel Barcelona

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
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
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.

Review of Silken Diagonal Hotel Barcelona

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
jernandez
Business
austin tx
May 27, 2011

Could have been better

The hotel is very clean and modern in the lobby and the rooms, at first glance, are nice as well. However, things that turned me off about the room were: 1) the mechanical blinds are very loud and you can hear it when the room (on either side) opens/closes their blinds, 2) the shower, while pretty to look at, made it impossible to keep water from splashing on the restroom floor, 3) the hallway ceilings were leaking what I assume was water, 4) bed was hard (though I think this is a European thing), 5) there was a sizable waterstain on the chair in our room. Overall, my impression of this place was 'Could have been better' for what was paid.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

The prices for food in the hotel are a little steep. However, there is a shopping center across the street that has a few options if you are in a rush. If you have more time, hop on the Metro (also a shot walk) and head to Las Ramblas or Passieg de Gracia where you won't be disappointed.

Review of Silken Diagonal Hotel Barcelona

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
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Silken Diagonal Hotel Barcelona

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
Central Florida
Jun 2, 2011

Different, but handy

We used this location to extend a tour. Fifteen minutes from the port, 20 minutes from the airport, and walking distance (30 minutes) to the Sagada Family Basilica. Ave Diagonal provides easy access to the train, metro, bus, and taxis. Across the street is a large shopping mall with a food court. We enjoyed walking down the Avenue. Many parks large and small. We explored some side streets during our walks and enjoyed treats from some small shops, especially the bakeries. On Saturday there was a huge flea market close to the hotel. Interesting to watch the people buying and selling the same treasures we sell here. The only problem we had at the hotel was that prior to check-in I left a carry-on bag at the hotel. After check-in it was brought up to the room. The bag had contained a fine bottle of Maderia wine. The bottle was broken in many pieces and my clothes drenched. No laundry service was available until Monday. I left for 17-hours of airplane travel smelling like stale wine.

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

Business

Sightseeing tip: Long walk from hotel

Sagada Family Basilica, Fabulous. Nice shops and resturaunts in the immediate area. It has been under construction for over 100 years. Look in the sky and you will see the bell towers and cranes surrounding the Basilica. You can use them as a walking guide. Admission to the interior is from 14 to 18 Euros a piece, cash only. Expect a 30 minute wait if you are not part of a large tour.

Review of Silken Diagonal Hotel Barcelona

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Serena R.
Business
West Hollywood
Jan 9, 2015

Christmas in barcelona

We spent Christmas in barcelona and stayed here. I wasn't wild abt how small the room was at all. It was very close to the Glories subway stop which is very convenient.

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

Business

Review of Silken Diagonal Hotel Barcelona

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Anonymous
Business
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
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Entertainment tip: Short walk from hotel

Short walk to metro

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