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Casa Diagonal
Ranked #229 of 308 Barcelona B&B and Inns
Reviewed September 19, 2012

I have been to Barcelona before and this place was pretty comparable to the two other places I've stayed as far as ratings go. First of all this place is just a room. Breakfast is NOT included and cannot call itself a B & B. . . and the photos you see are of JUST the rooms you get if you are lucky- meaning rooms with windows to the street or the back patio. . .so ask for one of those when you reserve. Unfortunately, our first impressions left a really bad taste in our mouths. When we arrived in Barcelona from a very long flight, replete with delays from the sates, there were wires and dust everywhere. I thought we were in the wrong place but it was just that they were working on the electricity, which is fine, but that meant there was no light so we couldn't see our room since there was no natural light and that we couldn't taked showers. Also, I called the Casa (as per request) from the airport and when we got there there was no one there to check us in/show us our room/ give us our keys. I guess it was a good thing they were fixing the electricity or else we would have been locked out.
Wifi is sketchy at best unless you are in the main sitting room.
The location is walking distance to Sagrada and very close to the Pas. de Gracia metro line that takes you to the airport so you can save a few Euro rather than taking the airbus.
It is also close to many restaurants and is central enough to be close to everything and far enough away so that you are not in the middle of a tourist's nightmare.
I suppose if I had a long stay the kitchen would have come in handy and the people I did talk to that worked there were very nice -- but if I visit Barcelona for a third time I would most likely not stay here again.

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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Chaipilates
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Reviewed August 23, 2012

We choosed Casa Diagonal based on the description and the pictures of the flyer... And this was a bad idea !
The reality is VERY different. Only half of the bedrooms have regular windows, The other half have only little opening to a kind of corridor located between the buildings. We were there during August, and it was painful to breath during the night.
Despite what the owner said by phone, there are only 2 bathrooms to share between the 6 bedrooms, the third "bathroom" is just a toilet. Still about the bathrooms, despite they werecleaned every morning, they're quite worn, with mold in the corners.

The CONS : great location, cheap price, owner is nice.

If I'll go there again ? NEVER !

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with friends
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2  Thank StephEnghien
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Reviewed February 24, 2012

Wonderful place to stay in when visiting Barcelona.

It is like an appart-hotel, but with lots of "extras", like:

- the kitchen is perfectly equipped with everything. The living room is real cosy. The terrace is big, very pleasantly arranged, and sunny. For 5 rooms, those 3 bath-rooms (one has a bath tub) are more than enough. There is a door that separates the appartment in two, so if people gather in the kitchen or in the living, it won't disturb the ones wanting to rest in quiet
- other extras: there is a PC with internet access, for free; you can also print on the printer for a very small price. You can even use the their washing maching to do your own laundry in exchange of a small fee.
- it is 50 metres for the metro station Diagonal. It is 100 m by feet from Casa Pedrera. So it is very central. From metro Diagonal, you are only two stations away from Placa Catalunya and the famous Ramblas
- we found the flat to be very quiet, even though at some moment all the 5 rooms were fully occupied. Because our fellow travelers were multicultural&civilized, friendly (americans, ukrainiens, french...) I don't think any of the rooms are sided to the busy Avenida Diagonal. In any case our windows gave to an inner court, most quiet, however not sunny. But we had sun and relaxation in the living room and on the terrasse.
- We highly recommend this place to anyone wanting to spend a great holiday, on a budget. Because of the kitchen, you can prepare your own food and spare money.
- we will definitely return to this place that has magic :)

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled with friends
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2  Thank fleursdumal28
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Reviewed February 23, 2012

We (3 friends) were happy to have chosen Casa Diagonal. 10 Mn walking to Placa Catalunya, to Gràcia...
For the price we've payed ( It's Barcelona after all. All is expensive), we found the place perfect: clean and good located and above all the back yard, which is excellent to take a cup of tea on a sunny day.
The windows are'nt coldproof, but there is a little heater on the room.
The rooms for 2 persons are quite small, so I think that it is'nt the perfect place for a romantic trip.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled with friends
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1  Thank Raquel C
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Reviewed October 20, 2011

This place is great value for money, in such an excellent location. Bedrooms are simple, but the apartment as a whole is very well equipped. Metro stops and sights are all close within walking distance, and the staff were really friendly. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled with friends
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Thank aussieineuropa
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Reviewed June 28, 2011

me and my friend stayed at Casa Diagonal during our vacation in Barcelona and had a wonderful time!, the appartment is charming and decorated very nicely, the fully equipped kitchen, the garden and the free Internet access made our trip much better and easy!!
and except all this- we enjoyed the warming treatment from Moran! we knew that every problem we had, he will be there to help up! thanks! made our trip much better than we though!!

Stayed: June 2011, traveled with friends
4  Thank YaelSoffer
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Reviewed March 29, 2017 via mobile
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Stayed: March 2017, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Casa Diagonal

Address: Av. Diagonal con Pau Claris, 08007 Barcelona, Spain
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #229 of 308 B&Bs / Inns in Barcelona
Price Range: $33 - $138 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Casa Diagonal 2*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Fantastic apartment with 5 large and comfortable bedrooms, in a great location. Located in the Eixample district only 3 minutes walk from Diagonal Metro Station and 9 minutes walk from the train to the airport. Ideally located near the most famous Gaudi buildings such as La Pedrera and Casa Batllo and only a short walk from the Sagrada Familia. At an easy walking distance from Gracia, a lively and colorful neighborhood known for its charming streets, attractive small squares and great local bars, cafés and restaurants. Plaza Catalunya and Ramblas are also nearby, walking along the emblematic Paseo de Gracia Avenue. Services:Daily cleaning service. Ample and fully-equipped kitchen.3 full bathrooms. ... more   less 
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