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Hilton Diagonal Mar Barcelona
Ranked #183 of 512 Hotels in Barcelona
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“Nice, but location a bit deserted and minibar prices outraegous”
Reviewed November 8, 2010

Hotel was nice, rooms clean and spacious, but a bit noisy. It is also a bit deserted.

Checkin was a bit lengthy and prices of minibar a scandal. 4 EUR for a kit kat or bottl of water. We were served a buffet lunch (convention), which was really really boring.

Even Wifi crazy - a mere 27 EUR/24 hours

  • Stayed November 2010, traveled on business
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Reviewed November 7, 2010

I stay in a lot of Hiltons and the Hilton Diagonal Mar ranks in my top 2 or 3 worldwide. We stayed 5 nights on a mix of business and pleasure.

Rooms: super clean, very comfortable beds, not as much hallway noise as many of the other Hiltons get, nice bright furnishings. Our view from the 23rd floor was stunning as we were facing the Sea. Didn't want to ever close the blinds :)

Service: desk staff is extremely helpful, as is the concierge. They also speak English, Spanish and Catalan, among others; no matter what you speak, you will find someone at this hotel who speaks it.

Bar service: keep in mind you are not in America any more. This is not a ding at the hotel at all. They do it different in Spain than we do in the States. Do not go expecting American-style service. If you sit in the bar area, someone will serve you, and they will be polite and helpful, but it won't be as fast or overly-bubbly as you're used to in the US.

Food and beverage choices: you're in Barcelona. Go eat somewhere else. The menu is 80% the same Hilton menu you will find all over the world, and the same quality. There is nothing wrong with it. But if you're in one ofthe great food cities in the world, go explore and try something you've never had before.

The 15th Floor Executive Lounge is well worth the upgrade charge if you don't get it free from your Hilton status. It has a very large wrap-around deck which is great for cocktail hour if it's not too windy; self-serve bar after 5pm or so; smoking is allowed on the deck AND it's windy enough that if you're a non-smoker, your smoking neighbors won't bother you; very nice selection of snacks during cocktail hour and great breakfast.

Definitely recommend this hotel!

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled on business
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed November 1, 2010

We stayed twice at the Hilton Diagonal Mar - for three days before our cruise and five days after our cruise. The room was booked by my boyfriend's father using his HHonors points. My boyfriend was on leave from Afghanistan so we were very excited about this trip and I was very hopeful after reading the positive reviews.

Before I get to the negative - a tip for people who want wifi. They charge 35 euro (or 39? something ridiculous) for wifi access. I found a cheaper option as the hotel is also a Boingo wireless hotspot. You can login at boingo.com and it is only $19.95 /day which is not free, but beats the 35 euro you would pay for the same service from Swisscom. The mall across the street also has free wifi for 30 min.

I have to say that the some of the front desk staff can be very rude and inefficient. We extended our stay by one night for the first stay and somehow it didn't register in their computers. We were locked out of our room so we went to the front desk. We spoke to a nice (albeit completely hopeless) gentleman and showed him on my iphone the confirmation with confirmation number and other details. We said we can print this out, but he said "the business center is closed" (it is only open mon-fri) and didn't tell us we could print it out on a public computer in the lobby. So I used up more of my data plan sending him the email confirmation. He said it would take "awhile" for the email to go through (not sure what email system they are using, but okay) so he would let us wait in our hotel room. We had plans that night and figured the wait would be short. We were wrong. An hour later he called and said we would have to pay for the room. I asked him about the confirmation I sent about the change and he said they couldn't figure it out. I told him he would have to speak to my boyfriend who was in the shower at the time and he said he would call back. 15 minutes later her called back to say everything was worked out and we would not have to re-pay for that night. I can't imagine why they took an hour and a half to find our reservation after we sent them and showed them the confirmation number, but of course no apologies. It seems they are used to complaints.

The second time we stayed there we had a different room facing another building. Our first room was lovely and faced the ocean. Our second room, 706, was missing the kettle part of the hot water kettle, the bathroom door kept getting jammed closed and the electrical socket in the bathroom was loose. The towel rack in the shower was falling off and hanging at a precarious angle.

We ordered room service the first day and it was awful. The burger looked like a frozen one that had been microwaved, not the juicy Hilton burger on the pictures. The lasagna was frozen in the center. It ended up being about 80 euro total. They also (inexplicably) charged us the for the two calls we made to room service. We also ate once in the hotel restaurant for breakfast and it was 40 euro a person for the mediocre continental breakfast. Definitely go across the street for food instead.

The maid service was also ... not great. Sometimes they would leave the box of tea and coffee, sometimes they would take it away, sometimes they would replace the dirty coffee mugs with clean ones, sometimes not. One day we decided to spend at day at the hotel relaxing and put up the do not disturb sign. Housekeeping called us to say we had the do not disturb sign up, when would we be leaving so they could clean our room? We told them not to worry about it, but I wonder if they call every person who has the do not disturb sign up. It kind of defeats the purpose of putting up the sign.

The hotel has a lovely view and we found riding the metro to downtown easy. This does not overcome the overall bad attitude of the front desk and schizophrenic housekeeping.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed October 31, 2010

* The decor was modern and up to date with all modcons in rooms

* Lovely Crabtree & Evelyn toiletries in the bathroom

* Really nice terrace with lots of sunbeds

* Pool was lovely but not ideal for Children as there was no shallow area or fun slides

* Breakfast buffet was absolutely fantastic

* The hotel is quite far out, probably a 45 minute walk to the Ramblas, but you can get the underground which is really cheap, quick and regular. The underground is only a 5 minute walk from the hotel.

* There is a large shopping complex over the road with lots of restaurants and good shops - Zara/H&M/Primark etc...this was handy on a rainy day!!

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
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Pelham, Alabama
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Reviewed October 26, 2010

Husband, daughter, son-in-law and I arrived mid-morning from Atlanta on overnight flight and were given our rooms within 45 minutes! Upgraded as HHonors to have breakfast included + evening reception with complimentary beer, wine and tapas! Wonderful food at breakfast and evening reception with magnifient views of sea and Barcelona. Very friendly staff. Rooms were clean and well appointed. Ten minutes via bus to city centre. Close to cruise terminals. If I would visit Barcelona again, I would definitely book the Hilton Diagonal Mar Barcelona.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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New York
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58 reviews
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Reviewed October 26, 2010

We stayed there one night before a cruise leaving from the Barcelona port and had a total of 3 rooms (if staying there before a cruise, I would recommend at least 2 nights there so you can have time to enjoy the city). The staff was very helpful and the hotel is very nice. It is not in the center of town, but you can reach the downtown area easily by bus or Taxi. The hop on hop off bus stops a half block down from the hotel and is a great value at 22 euros per adult. There is also a large mall directly accross the street from the hotel where you can find just about anything you may be looking for. There is also a supermarket there for anything you may have forgotten.
The hotel itself is clean, comfortable, and well maintained. We found breakfast to be rather expensive at almost 25 euros per person and is not worth it. We had sandwiches and burger at the bar area in the lobby and enjoyed them, but they were also on the expensive side. However, it is our experience that prices in Europe tend to be high particularly with the current exchange rate to dollars so this is to be expected.
Taxis were readily available at the hotel and airport and are metered.
Barcelon is a great city.
Overall great hotel. We would deffinetly return.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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San Diego
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Reviewed October 25, 2010

I don't have one negative thing to say about this property... excellent service, nice size rooms and very comfortable, Staff are very friendly and accommodating. Great location, ten minute ride to Las Ramblas on the metro, shopping center across the street, two blocks from beach.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled on business
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Property: Hilton Diagonal Mar Barcelona
Address: Passeig del Taulat 262 - 264, 08019 Barcelona, Spain
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Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#22 Green Hotel in Barcelona
#74 Business Hotel in Barcelona
#107 Romantic Hotel in Barcelona
#128 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
#129 Family Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Hilton Diagonal Mar Barcelona 4*
Number of rooms: 433
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located only at a 10 minutes’ walk from the beach, the Hilton Diagonal Mar Barcelona offers stunning views of the sea and spectacular morning rising sun, the perfect place if you wish to enjoy a fun family beach holiday, to have a cultural city break in Barcelona or to spend an unforgettable romantic weekend in Catalonia’s capital. 25 minutes from the airport, conveniently served by the Tram and Metro to reach the city center in just a few stops, the hotel is also facing Diagonal Mar Shopping Centre, one of the biggest malls in Catalonia with 240 shops. Overlooking the Mediterranean Sea the hotel has 433 comfortable and spacious rooms of which 110 are newly renovated premium ones, styled in serene and calm tones inspired by nature, cooled with air conditioning and featured with flat screen LED TV, safe and minibar. In the 2nd floor takes place an urban oasis called Purobeach Barcelona which was voted one of the best beach clubs in the world by Conde Nast Traveler. It invites to spend the day at the pool and enjoy the sun on the sunbeds while having a nice cocktail or smoothie. In addition the possibility to enjoy a relaxing treatment at the Spa while listening to the unique Puro Music with the resident DJ’s, and having the opportunity to discover the M3 cuisine concept with influences of Miami, Marrakech and Melbourne. A modern well equipped fitness center completes the leisure facilitate of the hotel. The Hilton Indigo's restaurant serves also delicious International and Catalan food. The Pistaccio Lounge bar is the perfect place for cocktail lovers wishing to start or end their evening in a relaxed atmosphere or simply enjoy the complimentary WI-FI to plan their next visit. The guest staying at the Executive Rooms can enjoy access to the Executive Lounge, a spacious place to relax, read or use complimentary internet access, also as all day refreshments, breakfast, afternoon snacks and Liquor and wine selection in the evening. Fancying spectacular city and sea views from its 15th floor terrace. ... more   less 
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