Silken Diagonal Barcelona
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Ann_and_philip stayed here on Sep 22, 2013 during their trip titled: Barcelona.
... I set out immediately to try and find organizations. My only success of the day was arranging a meeting with someone from the MS Foundation for the next morning. The other places I attempted were located in buildings with multiple office spaces where you need to ring the bell to get someone to let you in - poses a challenge when no one answers the bell or when the person who answers only speaks Spanish.
Once business hours were over, ...
Left Cala llevado Early in morning - drove to Barcelona.
Found parking area easily enough, then jumped on our bikes to ride into city - arrived at the main park in the city, to find that it was a summer festival day ... lots of bands, people, and a great buzz. Locked the bikes up and checked out the Picasso gallery, before wandering around the rest of the city - particularly the old Gothc area. Checked out Cathedral and amazing jewelery ...
... with the exploration of such a beautiful city and a day simply isn’t long enough to see its glory. Colin and I did say we will come back for a weekend alone and experience it some more.
We headed to first to La Sagrada Familia (which is a Church and an outstanding piece of architechture designed by Gaudi). The Bell towers and general facade are very impressive, with the build first commissioned in 1882 and still ...
... Madrid on television, and on other evenings we would eat there amidst the local families.
We obtained our bearing by completing the ‘Hop on hop off’ bus tour which we have always found to be an excellent way to get our bearings in any big city. This led us to our other excursions when we visited the Barcelona Olympic Stadium and the Basilica De La Sagrada Familia.
Of course we had to further improve the Spanish economy by ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Wheelchair accessibility
Historical Traveler Reviews Silken Diagonal Barcelona
Quite nice stay
The hotel seems quite new, but appears to deteriorate. The room was nice, but the bedlights did not work. Bath had a modern, but less functionable design. A lot of water on the floor, especially first time used. When the someone upstairs had a bath, his water leaked into our bath through the ceiling. The transparent glass walls enclosing the bath room may be OK for lovers, but I guess it is less suitable for many others. Location near Metro station. Nice view from window. Beds nice, but on the hard side. Breakfest fantastic. Staff did not respond to complaints about bedlights and the leak.
This hotel is the coolest place I have ever stayed. everything has been designed to give it a modern funky feeling. One thing worth watching is the hotel prices for food and drinks. We did not have breakfast here as it was to expensive (about 15 Euro each) but there is a big shopping center across the road with a good selection of cafe's. And being charged almost 15 Euro for 2 gin and tonics in the bar is a little high.
It's a good hotel. Modern, close to the city center ( 3 metro station). Look like a W hotel. The room are clean, europeen size. In the bathroom, you can find shaving stuff, dental product, and a lot of little things like this.
The problem would be the shower in the junior suite: you will transfort your bathroom in a bath! (But the junior suite come with a spa) The other thing is the service. But you have to accept the fact that you are in Spain and the service is nothing like the US.
The pool is on the roof and it's more a bath. It's really small. But, it's ok for the price.
Hotel silken diagonal
We had a great deal to stay here for 5 nights at end of August. hotel looks very modern and rooms look like they do on web sites. Area surrounding hotel dodgy at night, obviously a pick up place for prostitutes near the flea market. We had some problems with the bathrooms, which were very designer but didn't work! Public transport links good, but you need to use them to get into center of Barcelona. Once the tram routes are finished transport will be even eaiser. No quibbles when it came to getting our bill reduced following inconvenience of moving rooms and still no working shower. Would stay again but only at discount rate, wouldn't pay 350 euros which is advertised rate.
I stayed 5 nights at this hotel for joining the convention. The location was not so bad for going to the Convention center. But a little far from city center.
The reception clerk was bad. My trousers for laundry were lost. The reception clerk did nothing for it. Terrible.
The Silken Diagonal Hotel isn't really near anything of interest, but you can certainly get to anything you want to via the Tram which runs just outside of the hotel to Barcelona's excellent Metro system. The hotel itself is beautiful and modern, inside and out. The rooms are quite nice and modern with great beds. The bathrooms are also modern, but kinda quirky with a glass enclosed shower/tub combo visible to the rest of the room. Water tends to splash onto the tile floor, because it isn't enclosed enough, which can be dangerous. Another thing about the shower - it has a see thru movable screen between the bedroom and bathroom. If you are in the bedroom and move the screen out of the way, you clearly see the person showering. If you don't move the screen, you STILL see the person showering, only not so clearly. Kinda sexy if you are into voyeurism with your significant other. Kinda disturbing if you don't want to see great Aunt Hilda taking a shower.