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The Gates Diagonal Barcelona
Ranked #231 of 516 Hotels in Barcelona
Reviewed February 20, 2013

Stayed for 3 nights and loved every minute of our stay, Hotel is really easy to get to from the airport, public transport links are very close to the Hotel.
Upon arrival the staff were very friendly and helpul and answered any questions we had.
We opted for a comfort double room which was of a good size and the glass bathroom walls are a modern touch, the floor to ceiling window offers good views also.
The hotel is in the Glories area of Barcelona, which is about a 30-35min walk from the centre of Barcelona, but the easy to use metro system will get you there in around 12 minutes.

We had dinner at the hotel on our first night and we were amazed with the presentation of the food, really is first class, the menu offers excellent choices. The price of the food is also excellent value for money.

I would stay at this hotel again without a moments hesitation!

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 30, 2013

we've just returned from our trip to Barcelona and cannot praise the hotel enough. The breakfast was excellent and the staff very frindly and helpful. In particular Thank you so much to Antonio, Maurizo and Antonio from Honduras!!!!! Sometimes its not the hotel that makes the difference but the staff and welcome and in this case although the hotel was very very good our appreciation is with these three members of staff who made our stay special.....THANK YOU GUYS!!!!

Room Tip: Take the breakfast!!!!!!
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  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Jean44
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Reviewed January 28, 2013

I had the most amazing club sandwich on the roof top bar. The hotel itself is well presented but more suitable for visitors on business. The hotel is outside of the main tourist area but there is a metro stop just opposite. As a tourist I quite liked the fact that is was out of the way as you can easily take the metro to the busy areas and it was nice heading back to nicer quiter area that this hotel is located in. The roof top bar and pool offers amazing views but the surrounding area is quite modern (some of it still being built) and perhaps lacks the character you would expect as a tourist. The staff are very helpful, nice and professional. I vey much liked this hotel and if you want somewhere modern, trendy and stylish then this is the place for you.

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed January 26, 2013 via mobile

Decent hotel but lacks detailes. Bar is working only after 6pm. During my stay Internet was crasshing all the time. Breakfast is OK but quite borring - I was expecting a bit more. Position is near metro but far fron Centre.

  • Stayed: January 2013
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Reviewed January 24, 2013

Located next to a subway station and a big shopping center with many alternatives for breakfast or any meal.. I wouldnt recommend you to pay for breakfast (its too pricy, although of great quality), because you can eat in the shopping center for 1/5 of the price..only drawback(if i can call it so), is that the bathroom has glass walls, which can be a bit awkward for non couples..

Room Tip: Rooms looking at the Agbar Tower have a fantastic view at night!
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  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled with friends
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4  Thank catthorper
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Reviewed January 15, 2013

Stayed here for a week and had a great experience:

Pros:
Location was very convenient.
+near a mall Glories-with a good variety and inexpensive restaurants. Also has a Carrefour grocery store!
+the hop on hop off BARCELONA city tour bus (RED BUS) stop was right across the street
+the tram is right in front of the hotel (Helpful from when we went shopping in Diagonal Mar-shopping mall)
+Metro stop-Glories was a block to the left of the hotel. The red line takes you to Placa Catalunya-Las Ramblas, Universitat.
+Right next to Torre Agbar which was a great landmark for when we would walk at night.
+There were bus stations across the street.
+You can view the Sagrada Familia from right outside and very good view from the roof. It's a 20 minute walk from the hotel
+Behind the building is a beautiful theatre

Room
+Room was clean
+supplied extra toilet paper, shaving needs, and basic soaps and lotions
+Toliet had its own sliding door. That was private.
+Loved the design, very trendy
+electric window curtain really closed off all outside light if need be.
+Mini bar
+Safe box

Breakfast
+with a fee, we had buffet breakfast, it was decent with eggs, meats, cold cuts, breads, cereals, juices, and milk.

Staff
+Javier was very pleasant and welcoming and gave an orientation of the room.
+front desk was prepared to answer any questions

Bar
+right in the front of the lobby very chic design

Business Center
+in the -1 (lower level) of the hotel, contained 2 laptops and a printer. It was convenient to print stuff out

Bike rental
+Although we didn't use it, it was free.


Cons:
-glass with a sheer material between the room and the bathroom. Would be romantic for a couple
-wifi-although it was free, we had to ask for a 3-day pass for each device to enter in daily. It must be a city thing.
-Breakfast-did not have an omelet station
-pool was meant for 1-2 people and lounging only
-Room space was adequate for 2 but not very spacious
-There was construction going on in the mornings so there were some apparent noise but was not a bother to us. Depends how well you sleep.
-no fitness center


Overall, I would recommend this hotel because of the location and for the good rest we had. The area was safe to walk around.

  • Stayed: January 2013, traveled with family
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10  Thank caprisunrise888
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Reviewed January 6, 2013

We loved the Silken Diagonal. It is a new, design hotel with very exquisite furniture. The bathroom and the sleeping room are separated by a moving wall, thus exposing the bathroom :-). From the roof you can enjoy the majestic view over some touristic landmarks in Barcelona like Torre Agbar (which is like 50mt away from it, or Sagrada Familia). The hotel is located a bit off the whole crowded streets of the city center, but still not far away for a walk to La Rambla (ca. 20 mins walking) and like 5 mins walking from the Metro Station Glòrias (L1 really central). Waterfront and Barcelonetta are around 20-30 mins walk and Sagrada Familia Cathedral maybe 15 mins.

Absolutely recommended.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank InCucinadaME
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Address: Avda Diagonal 205, 08018 Barcelona, Spain
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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
Price Range: $84 - $206 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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