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The Gates Diagonal Barcelona
Ranked #228 of 513 Hotels in Barcelona
Milan, Italy
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54 reviews
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“One of Best Hotel near Sagrada Famiglia”
Reviewed November 28, 2012

Conveninet n strategic. The location of this hotel is beside of Torre Agbar the modern landmark tower at Glories. From here u can take 5min walks to Sagrada Famiglia. Metro station also just step ahead.
The room was clean, modern, spacious. Bfast was OK. Staff was helpfull n friendly. Good services.
The only complain i had was the bed not comfortable, the mattras was hard n i had back pain the next morning. Also the bathroom walls were made from transparent glass, (your friend can see u take a shower) in my case stay with travel mate (man) can be lack of privacy.

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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
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Reviewed November 22, 2012 via mobile

Today we've checked out and below are our comments:
Staff: friendly and cooperative
Room size:small
Housekeeping: baaaaaaad,they are cheating not cleaning
Location:very good
Price:excellent
Food:we've didn't tryed it
Complimentary services: baaaaaaaad although we've mentioned to them that we are in Spain to celebrate our anniversary and they did not even serve us flowers or chocolate at least.

Shall we come to this hotel again?
Noooooo

That's it

Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Bolton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 19, 2012

Hotel situated 5 tram stops (or 1/2 walk) from conference centre.
Rooms were functional and modern with lots of glass, especially the shower area, but screens are in situ. The aircon was fine for me and you can operate the two blinds if you want to look out.
the hotel is situated on Avienda Diagonal next door to the "Gherkin" and Novotel on the other side.
Reception were very helpful to myself and the restaurant at breakfast was adequate, although I cont comment on the evening meals.
The lifts are computerised and not having any buttons to press inside the lift is strange at first. however if you take the lift to the top floor (10) you can go to the wooden floored roof area. This has a pool (too small to swim in really), loungers and a bar. This looks like a nice place to relax in the evening, and gives you good views across the city

Room Tip: I was in 119 which was just of the lift area, but it was totally quiet, Numbers 9 - 12 are close to...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 19, 2012

The hotel is modern and convenient for trams,buses and metro to Las Ramblas.
It has a rooftop swimming pool and bar with great views of Barcelona. There was a DJ playing great 60s music until late.
The breakfast was very good.
There is a modern shopping centre across the road with good shops and restaurants.

Room Tip: Suggest a higher floor room.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed November 18, 2012

Very close to metro and a few stops from major tourist areas. Weird bathroom design with glass wall to bedroom area. Tiny rooftop pool with nice sunbathing area. Friendly and helpful front desk. Modern design was attractive.

Room Tip: Take the tram to the beach!
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 15, 2012

This hotel is located quite conveniently next to a shopping mall and not far from Glories metro station. Sagrada Familia and L'Eixample is at a walking distance, so is the beach. It seems to be a business hotel, as prices were higher on weekdays and the breakfast room was full of suited people on Monday morning.

The rooms are spacious and clean and had everything one may need, including a safe deposit box and a wifi connection (both free of charge). There's a flat-screen TV in the room and you can get an iron from the reception to use in your room if needed.

However this hotel is not suitable for everyone as, surprise-surprise, it does not have walls between the room itself and the bathroom. There are only glass walls with semi-transparent (very transparent, in fact) screen on one side and no screen at all on the other side. So, if you are travelling alone (or as a couple and have nothing against making private things public), you should be fine. But if you prefer not to expose full nudity to your roommates while showering, then this hotel is not for you. I've checked with the reception if there are any "normal" rooms only to learn that all of the rooms at this hotel are with this "design". I hated it to my guts.

The beds at this hotel were terrible for me. I could have slept on the floor and I don't think it would have been any harder. Some people in our group thought it was good, but I definitely prefer a softer bed. The other thing is that these beds are just too small. I am not a tall man (178 // 5'10) and I had my feet hanging above the floor because of humongous padding on the pillow side of the bed.

The breakfast was OK - even with cava and white wine if anyone cares for that in the morning. However there were no fresh vegetables other than tomatoes and their coffee was outright bad. The selection of other stuffs was reasonably good.

Don't get too excited about the all-year pool on the roof unless it's hot weather outside, because the pool is not heated.

All in all, for the price we paid at this hotel, it was an OK stay with the exception of the glass bathroom walls which I hated. But for this money, I am definitely getting something else next time.

Room Tip: With lots of constructions going on in the neighborhood, as for a higher floor.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: The Gates Diagonal Barcelona
Address: Avda Diagonal 205, 08018 Barcelona, Spain
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Poblenou
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#140 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
#142 Business Hotel in Barcelona
#149 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
#209 Family Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Gates Diagonal Barcelona 4*
Number of rooms: 240
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Gates Diagonal Barcelona (HB4207) is a modern hotel. It is situated on the Avenida Diagonal in the trendy district of Poblenou, affectionately deemed by some as the "Brooklyn of Barcelona," in a neighborhood of striking contrasts. Perfectly located in a prime location, immediately neighboring the Torre de Glories, next to the Plaça de les Glòries Catalanes, which can be reached from any point in the city. The excellent location of the hotel and its connectivity with public transport, makes it easy for leisure and business guests alike to access all of Barcelona's main attractions and convention centers in just minutes. ... more   less 
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