$66 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Dec 25, 2014 Check-out: Dec 27, 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

3.8 / 5
5.01.0
20 out of 29
Amenities:
3.7
Room cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
3.9
Room comfort:
3.8
Location:
3.8
Value:
3.6

80% would recommend to a friend.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
dmartynjones
Business
Newbury, England
Oct 8, 2014

Perfect Location close to Tore Angbar Tower

Lovely walk through Diagonal Avenue through to beach and many lovely food palces close to beach to try paella. Location close proximity to travel with access across all city. Staff were incredibly helpful and helped in all aspects of stay.

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

Business

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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
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
2
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Joelietroelie
Business
Ghent, Belgium
Apr 1, 2014

Short citytrip

Very Nice hotel. Maybe a little to far from the city centre

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

Business

Dining tip: Long walk from hotel

Bosco, tapasbar behind the cathedral

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Hollaa
Business
London
Mar 25, 2014

Amazing hotel

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

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

Business

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Review of Silken Diagonal Hotel Barcelona

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
plflamingo
Business
San Antonio, TX
Nov 10, 2013

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 were told the room was ready. The room was marvelous with glass walls on two sides. Auto drapes could be raised for view or lowered for privacy by pushing a button. The staff was very helpful, room service very fast, and the food was delicious. The hotel is located directly across from the Hop On/Off tour stop and we were able to purchase tickets at the hotel. For all this we paid a very reasonable price. We would definitely stay there again.

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: Not Applicable

Don't assume hotels in Barcelona have a a free airport shuttle because it is noted online in the hotel info. Their reference to an airport shuttle is the nearby public transportation.

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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
Room cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
1
Room comfort:
2
Location:
2
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Dublin Brian
Business
Dublin, Ireland
Jan 1, 2013

Great couples break

Hotel was amazing. Even better than the photos on the site. Staff were very helpful and polite. The hotel is located on one of the nicest streets. There is a shopping centre across the road, metro station 2mins walk, tour bus and tram stop outside. Can't wait to go back

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

Business

Dining tip: Not Applicable

Ask the staff where they like to eat in the city. Works out cheaper and you find some amazing spots

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Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Jill 28
Business
Bray, Ireland
Nov 21, 2012

Great location

Great location . Contemporary hotel with very clean comfortable rooms. Breakfast expensive but not a problem as well located for a range of cafes. Staff pleasant & helpful. Would definitely recommend to others & use again on our return to Barcelona.

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

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Good range of cafes nearby for breakfast. Good location for metro & tram stops only 1 minute walk to both.

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
NicKin
Business
Milwaukee, Wi
Aug 6, 2012

There is no airport shuttle

The hotel was easy to find and beautiful. The only frustration we had was that our reason for choosing this hotel was because this site claimed it had a shuttle to the airport. We were angry when the front desk told us it did not. This added stress to the end of a fun trip.

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

Business

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Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Vegas Couple
Business
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
Trip purpose:

Business

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