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The Gates Diagonal Barcelona
Ranked #234 of 517 Hotels in Barcelona
Reviewed March 23, 2014

Location is ok. Probably not the best in Barcelona and would require lots cabs to commute.

Lobby, reception and bar are all right. It’s a pleasant hangout. They have a rooftop pool and bar which could potentially be a great place to be in summers.

Rooms are ok but not of great quality and bed are not very comfortable. Bathroom shower and tub is only isolated from the Room by a glass wall. It’s quite a hassle if you are sharing the room with someone.

Silkon Diagonal rooms are normally listed for discounted rates and would represent a great value for money.

  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled with friends
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Silkendiagonal, Departamento de Calidad at The Gates Diagonal Barcelona, responded to this reviewResponded March 24, 2014

Dear Faisal,

In the name of Hotel Silken Diagonal Barcelona team, I want to thank you for your review about your stay. We will deeply analyze your feedback and will act to improve those aspects you point out. Hotel Silken Diagonal team always try to offer each guest the highest standars and it seems we did not accomplish our goal during your holidays although you enjoyed your stay. It has been a pleasure to read your review and we hope you make us another visit in a near future.

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Hotel Silken Diagonal Barcelona

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Reviewed March 19, 2014

I bought a weekend away in Barcelona for my boyfriend, for his 30th Birthday in June. We had a fantastic time staying at the Silken Diagonal hotel.

The welcome by reception was great, and the room was out of this world! The hotel is super close to the metro, so it's a great place to stay to get loads of exploring in.

The room was so funky and I can see that a lot of people have been moaning about the bathrooms, but we thought they were great! Don't let it put you off, you do have privacy, especially in the important part . . the toilet!

The breakfast was lovely, delicious food and Cava and wine on offer in the Mornings. Which we did indeed indulge in! The staff couldn't do enough to help us out when we needed them, even breaking the padlock on our suitcase, when it helpfully reset itself so we couldn't open it!

Absolutely nothing to complain about and would love to stay here again.

Room Tip: Try and ask for a room high up, as the view was fantastic.
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  • Stayed: June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Silkendiagonal, Hotel Silken Diagonal Barcelona at The Gates Diagonal Barcelona, responded to this reviewResponded March 20, 2014

Dear Suzzne,

Thank you for sharing your wonderful holiday experience on Tripadvisor. What a lovely review!. It is always a great pleasure to read the first time customers have enjoyed a wonderful experience at our hotel. This show us that we are on the right track with our services and standards. Thank you and we look forward to welcoming you back!

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Hotel Silken Diagonal Barcelona.

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Reviewed March 13, 2014

The staff on Reception were very welcoming and professional. Our room was very nice and quite spacious. However, the bathroom and toilet were in a large glass "pod" in the bedroom. It was just fine but the screen between it and the bedroom became quite clear when the light was on. Some people may not mind but we found it rather disconcerting. The Hotel itself is not particularly central so we did a lot of walking.
We only stayed for one night before a cruise and did not have breakfast so cannot comment on that.
I would have rated it as 3+ but the helpful Reception staff upped it.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Silkendiagonal, Departamento de Calidad at The Gates Diagonal Barcelona, responded to this reviewResponded March 14, 2014

Dear guest,

Thank you very much for your stay at Silken Diagonal Barcelona. It is a great pleasure to read that our staff has been friendly and helpfull during your stay, as they are an important asset of our service. Our guests opinions are vital to improve our services and we will take in consideration your commentaries to improve. We hope you decide to stay with us again in the future, and it would be a pleasure to have you as guest for more time, so you could enjoy all our services.

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Reviewed March 11, 2014

Flew from US to Barcelona, Spain to board our cruise ship. Decided to add a day in Barcelona, Spain before we got on the ship. Bad choice, should have added quite a few more than one day. The cruise line booked us in this hotel. After the flight and all the hasels to traveling we were checked into our room right away. The staff was great. The hotel is very modern and clean. We had a room on the 9th floor facing the water tower. One wall was a window ceiling to floor with motorized window blinds and a great view.. The shower and everything about the room was exceptional except the TV which was a very small screen with bad reception. never mind, your not there to watch TV, I hope.

The top floor (10) has a bar and a small, but nice, swimming pool with GREAT views of the city.

The morning breakfast, included in the room rate, was excellent. Assorted items that you would expect at a nice brunch. They even had Cava. The national sparkling wine.

The hotel is out of the way from the city area. But only a few minutes by taxi. It is very clean with a very friendly staff who spoke English.
Can't wait to go back.

Room Tip: Ask for the highest room facing the tower. Great views.
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  • Stayed: July 2013, traveled with family
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Silkendiagonal, Departamento de Calidad at The Gates Diagonal Barcelona, responded to this reviewResponded March 12, 2014

Dear guest,

In the name of Hotel Silken Diagonal Barcelona team, we want to thank you for making such wonderful review about your stay with us, on Tripadvisor. We are very happy that you appreciate all our services, but we especially enjoy to read that our staff has been always kind and useful. Our guests opinions are vital to improve our services, and although your stay has been good, we will take in consideration your commentaries to improve some aspects. It´s been a pleasure to have you as guests and it would be wonderfull to have you once again at Hotel Silken Diagonal Barcelona.

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Hotel Silken Diagonal Barcelona

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Reviewed March 7, 2014

I stayed here for work and was really impressed with lots of things in this hotel - really cool bathroom, funky decor, amazing breakfast, great bed... I think a lot of the negative reviews on here are simply from travellers who don't know what to expect from an ultra-modern hotel. If you like traditional features, book elsewhere.

However, much as I like this hotel, there are a few quite simple details that prevent it from being excellent - the windows are absolutely filthy on the outside (room was very clean internally) the shower sprayed over the bathroom, as the screen is not large enough, and the internal blind was quite badly scuffed. These could quite easily be fixed.

  • Stayed: March 2014
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Silkendiagonal, Departamento de Calidad at The Gates Diagonal Barcelona, responded to this reviewResponded March 10, 2014

Dear guest,

Thank you for taking the time to make your review about your stay with us on Tripadvisor. Your feedback will be highly considered in order to improve our services as we believe you have made very interesting comments. It is wonderfull to read you enjoyed our services and that our modern style has been to your liking. Once again we would like to thank you for your marvelous words regarding our establishment and we hope your next visit has a pleasure motive.

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Reviewed March 3, 2014

My husband and I stayed here for five nights when I had to travel to Barcelona on business. The restaurant food was marvellous, and the staff very helpful and friendly (especially a young man, I think his name was Paulo, who gave us an unopened bottle of olive oil to take home with us after we told him how much we were enjoying sprinkling olive oil on our morning toast instead of using butter or margarine - a trick we learned from one of the young female waitresses - he was obviously very pleased that we had picked up on, and intended to continue with, a Spanish food habit - it was quite charming to see). The wallpaper next to the door outside our room came away from the wall during our stay (by the looks of it, a water leak from upstairs may have been the cause) but that is a small thing. I agree regarding bathroom privacy, and I would point out that the floor tends to get very wet when you have a shower because the glass screen doesn't extend far enough to stop it, so put lots of towels on the floor if you can. The buffet breakfast is the best we have ever had and the coffee from the self serve coffee machine was sublime. In fact, a business colleague who was staying at the Novotel next door was quite jealous because she is gluten intolerant, and we were able to eat gluten free pastries which the Novotel apparently does not supply. Finally, we had one of the rooms that sticks out past the sides of the hotel, and it was a bit disconcerting being able to see into the bedrooms in the rooms on either side of us. We learned quickly, however, to avert our eyes of an evening or close the blinds ;o) More pillows would be nice too.

  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled on business
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Silkendiagonal, Departamento de Calidad at The Gates Diagonal Barcelona, responded to this reviewResponded March 4, 2014

Dear guest,

In the name of Hotel Silken Diagonal Barcelona team, we want to thank you for making such wonderful review about your stay with us, on Tripadvisor. We are very happy that you appreciate all our services, but we especially enjoy to read that our staff has been always kind and useful. Our guests opinions are vital to improve our services, and although your stay has been good, we will take in consideration your commentaries to improve some aspects. It´s been a pleasure to have you as guests and it would be wonderfull to have you once again at Hotel Silken Diagonal Barcelona.

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Hotel Silken Diagonal Barcelona

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Reviewed March 2, 2014

Very interesting hotel, especially if you take a suite at the 7th floor minimum. Some suites from the 7th to the 9th floor have an amazing 180° view on the city, from the modern districts and the sea to the old city towers, Montjuic and the Sagrada familia, and a very close direct view on Torre Agbar (very beautiful at night when illuminated). Beware of bedroom looking on Torre Agbar, so close that you might feel a sense of claustrophobia.
The lobby is rather dark as the corridors. The sundeck terrasse at the 10th floor is great, even if the swimming pool is more than small.
Well located to reach the center by subway (5 stations from Plaça Catalunya) and taxis are cheap. Little animation in the evening, difficult to find a restaurant at walking distance, but an extraordinary modern architectural environment.

Room Tip: Avoid bedroom directly on the Torre Agbar side. Prefer the angle suites which are affordable and com...
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  • Stayed: February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Silkendiagonal, Departamento de Calidad at The Gates Diagonal Barcelona, responded to this reviewResponded March 3, 2014

Dear guest,

Thank you for taking the time to make your review about your stay with us on Tripadvisor. We are very happy that you appreciate our services and we will take in consideration your point of view to improve our standards. You have given future guest great advices and we are sure they will be apreciate. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback from our guests and we hope on your next visit you give a chance to our Piano Restaurant, a high quality cuisine.

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Hotel Silken Diagonal Barcelona

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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
#150 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range: $82 - $225 (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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