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Catalonia Diagonal Centro

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   C/ Balmes, 142-146, 08008 Barcelona, Spain
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed for 4 nights AUG 2014, originally i picked up this hotel because of location and TripAdvisor reviews, all i've read is just true. Location is very good right behind Ramblas Street and the luxury passeig de gracia shopping street, Metro station is just around the corner, a lot of Cafes & Restaurents are near by, Placa Catalunya is just... More

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72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed for 6 nights in July in a double room. The room was adequate for our purposes, quiet and reasonably priced at about 105 euros/ night...for Barcelona. Location was good. Close to Metro stations and walking distance to many restaurants providing a range of options for dining. A/C and WiFi worked well. Housekeeping was very good except for one... More

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New Delhi, India
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53 reviews 53 reviews
21 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Catalonia Diagonal Centro Hotel is well situated and reasonably priced. The hotel on Carrer de Balmes is near two metro stations (Provenca on Balmes, Diagonal on Ramblas de Catalonia), and many good restaurant choices within a one-mile radius. There are some reasonably priced restaurants along Carrer de Rosello. For lower-priced, lively choices, take a short walk up to Gracia... More

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Valencia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having booked through a travel agency and requesting 4 star hotels, we were sorely disappointed in this hotel. It is in need of a rennovation/facelift. There are other Catalonia properties in Barcelona that were much better. The housekeeping service did not clean properly and the room (305) was very dusty and the overall room was very gloomy in appearance.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My first time in Barcelona and my first time at a Hotele Catalonia. When arrived we was delt with straight away and got our key to our room. The room was very clean what is important,The beds where comfy and we had a balcony what was a big advantage. Room was cleaned each day by maid and she did a... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

First time in Barcelona, arrived at the hotel - tried to check-in, receptionist barely spoke English. I know that it isn't a pre-requisite for hotel receptionists in Spain to speak English, however, we're talking about a city which hosts 8 million tourists a year - basic understand should be a minimum. The room was nice and clean, accommodation staff did... More

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Recasens, Manager at Catalonia Diagonal Centro, responded to this review

Dear sir, Thank you for your comments about our hotel. Despite that location is one of our strengths, our reception team is arguably the best of our assets. All of them speak english correctly, so I think you were attended by a woman doing a school practices. However she was only 5 hours in the morning and there was always... More

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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed for a week in this hotel which is very centrally located. The location, in effect, is its biggest plus. The staff at the reception were quite helpful and kind, and the wifi is working fine. Everything else is just "passable". I had a room overlooking a dark internal courtyard, so that I had to keep the light on,... More

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Recasens, Manager at Catalonia Diagonal Centro, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for your comments about our hotel. It is a pity that you didn't ask for changing room if you need to have more light and staying for 1 week, as we have rooms at the front of the hotel with light and small balcony. Our cuisine is quite reputated in the area and we have plenty... More

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35 reviews 35 reviews
22 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Location: Very good location, five (ok maybe 10 in my case) mins walk to the Passeig de Grazia. Restaurants available round the corner, and a convenience store across the street. Decent rooms - good size, clean, amenities are all in order. Good service - front desk staff are always polite, happy to help and smiley.

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Recasens, Manager at Catalonia Diagonal Centro, responded to this review

Dear guest, Thank you for your nice comments about our hotel. It is important to know that we are doing a satisfied job for our guests. The combination of location, facilities and staff, makes an excellent combination for your stay in our city. Looking forward to greeting you again in a near future. More

Watertown, Massachusetts
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

Modern, clean hotel not far from Las Rhambas. No particular charm but has all the modern conveniences. Breakfast is excellent and includes both scrambled eggs and a Spanish potatoe egg frittata. The location is ideal for visiting Barcelona but is not in a heavily touristed location..

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Recasens, Manager at Catalonia Diagonal Centro, responded to this review

Dear guests, We are very proud that you enjoyed our hotel and our breakfast buffet. Our hotel chain gives a lot of importance to the breakfast service, so we take care of offering good quality and lot of choices. Thank you again for your kind comments. More

Reykjavik, Iceland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

We had a very nice stay, hotel is well located both in terms of walking distances and metros. The rooms are spacious, it's quiet in nights, very clean and family friendly. Made our stay in BCM memorable.

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Recasens, Manager at Catalonia Diagonal Centro, responded to this review

There guest, Thank you very much for your nice commments. We are very happy to know that you had a great stay in our hotel and in our city. Looking forward to see you again. More

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Address: C/ Balmes, 142-146, 08008 Barcelona, Spain
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Catalonia Diagonal Centro 4*
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Catalonia Diagonal Centro Hotel Barcelona
Catalonia Gran Hotel
Catalonia Diagonal Centro Barcelona

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#167 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
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Formerly Gran Hotel Catalonia. This hotel is located on the modernist route next to Paseo de Gracia. It is surrounded by the most beautiful modernist architecture and the most representative buildings of the work by Gaudí. Its location in the centre of Barcelona means that you are walking distance from the best commercial area and can enjoy the intense atmosphere of this Mediterranean city.Our most prized feature is our quality service. Organise your family celebrations and business meetings in one of our 5 meeting rooms, which have a capacity for morethan 400 guests. ... more   less 
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