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Catalonia Diagonal Centro
Catalonia Diagonal Centro

Catalonia Diagonal Centro, Barcelona is located in the heart of Eixample. It is a simple hotel with friendly staff and affordable rates. It is located fifteen minutes walk from Rambla de Catalunya - a busy and leafy street that leads to Plaza Catalunya and the Ramblas. The hotel's lobby area is classic, with stripy red and cream couches. It is a long and narrow space with grey marble floors.


Hotel Facilities

The hotel does not have a pool, fitness centre or spa. The hotel restaurant offers buffet breakfast. At lunchtime a set menu ('Menu del Dia') is available, consisting of 3 courses plus a drink. Dinner is an 'a la carte' menu.

The hotel bar is next to the lobby. It serves snack food.

Rooms are available for day use when possible.


Business Facilities

There are four rooms that are available in the hotel for meetings. They have a collective capacity of 400 people.

Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel and is free of charge. There is one computer available with internet access.


Facilities for People with a disability

There are no rooms in the hotel that are suitable for people with a disability.

There are lifts to all floors.


Rooms

There are a total of 88 rooms in the hotel, over 7 floors. All of the rooms are doubles. It is possible to add an extra bed to the rooms. This will involve a surcharge of 30% of the room price.

Some of the rooms at the front of the hotel have balconies. These must be reserved through the hotel. All of the rooms have double-glazing, so noise pollution should not be too much of a problem. However, those hoping for a quiet nights sleep should request interior rooms.

All rooms contain air-conditioning, television, telephone, a safe and a mini-bar.


Hotel Location and Facilities

Colmado Quilez
Colmado Quilez

Catalonia Diagonal Centro is located in the centre of Barcelona. It is just off Rambla de Catalunya - a leafy street with a pedestrianized strip that is dotted with café and restaurant terraces. It is the home of Colmado Quilez - a large deli style shop with a traditionally Spanish window display. The shop is proud of its history, as well as its large selection of alcohols, cheeses and meats. Close to the hotel it is also possible to find the world-renowned chocolatiers - Godiva.

Godiva
Godiva

If you are looking for somewhere special to eat, Ottimo is located just around the corner, on Enric Granados 95. The restaurant offers simple Italian cooking in glamorous surroundings that have a 1950s feel with mirrored walls, patterned banquettes and a cocktail bar. The prices are reasonably high, but with pasta and salads on the menu it is an affordable option.

Zara
Zara

The hotel is a ten-minute walk from Plaça de Catalunya. This is one of Barcelona's largest squares. It is at the top of the Ramblas - Barcelona's famous street for strolling and people watching. On either side of the Ramblas you will find Barcelona's old town - including the Gothic Quarter and Raval. The Gothic Quarter in particular is renowned for its picturesque narrow streets and old buildings. Raval is an interesting area to explore for those looking for less touristy bars and restaurants.

Passeig de Gràcia is a five-minute walk from the hotel. This street is the home of many major stores including Burberry, Zara and Prada. It is also the home of a large and affordable home design store - Vinçon. It is a picturesque street, lined with ornate street lamps and a couple of Gaudí buildings - La Pedrera and Casa Batlló.


How to travel from the airport to the hotel

Booking your airport transport in advance online

The advanced booking transfers below are independent of the the public transport system. This means if there is a public transport strike these services will continue to operate as normal and you will not be affected by the strike action.


Bus shared transfer from BCN Airport to designated drop off points

Price Single: €11.25
Price Return: €22.50

Book at least 48 hours in advance.

This service is the cheapest of the bus transport services from Barcelona airport to the city centre.

You would need to make your way to a meeting point at Barcelona airport. This service drops you off at designated drop off points. You would then need to make your own way to your hotel from there.

This service needs to be booked at least 48 hours before you need it but preferably a week before you need it. It is best to book early to ensure availability especially during peak tourist seasons from April to September.

Booking Information Click here to book bus transport from Barcelona Airport to / from Barcelona city centre.


Bus shared transfer from BCN Airport (Door to Door Service)

Price Single: €15.00
Price Return: €30.00

Book at least 48 hours in advance.

Unlike the previous, cheaper bus service that drops you off at designated points in the city centre this bus service takes you directly to your hotel and is therefore a more comfortable and convenient service especially if you are new to the city or don’t want to lug your bags around the city centre.

This service needs to be booked at least 48 hours in advance but preferably a week or two before you need the service to ensure availability.

Booking Information Click here to book bus transport from Barcelona Airport to / from your accommodation.


Private transfer from BCN Airport

Price Single: €44.00
Price Return: €88.00

Book at least 48 hours in advance.

With a private transfer service the driver will be waiting for you at the designated meeting point given to you on the booking voucher. You will be travelling in one of the following car types (or similar): Volkswagen Passat, Skoda Superb, Citroen C5 or Peugeot 407. The driver will help you with your bags to the vehicle and then drive you to your hotel.

This service needs to be booked at least 48 hours in advance but preferably a week or two before you need the service to ensure availability.

Booking Information Click here to book your private transport from Barcelona Airport to/from your accommodation.


Business class private transfer from BCN Airport

Price Single: €67.30
Price Return: €134.60

Book at least 48 hours in advance.

This is the highest quality private transport service specifically for people wanting a business-class quality service. This service is more expensive than the other transfer services however you will be travelling in a higher quality vehicle than a regular private transfer. Mercedes vehicles are used and will be one of the following: Mercedes E Class, Minivan Mercedes and V Class Mercedes depending on the number of people in your group. The driver will be dressed appropriately for a business environment - dark suit and white shirt and will assist you with your luggage. The pickup point at the airport is specified on your booking voucher. This service is suitable for business clients, VIP pick ups or if you have a special occasion.

This service needs to be booked at least 48 hours in advance but preferably a week or two before you need the service to ensure availability.

Booking Information Click here to book your business class transport from Barcelona Airport to / from your accommodation.


Public transport transfer options

Via Taxi: A taxi from the airport should take about 25 minutes.

Taxi Fare: €30.00 - €35.00


Via Train: The RENFE train leaves the airport every half an hour and will take you to Passeig de Gràcia in 25 minutes. You can either use the T10 transport ticket from the airport (a ticket for 10 separate journeys on Barcelona public transport system) or you can buy a single fare ticket. You can then change to the metro and catch the Green Line to Diagonal. The hotel is a 3 minute walk from the metro station.

T10 Ticket: €10.20

RENFE Train Ticket Prices
Single ticket: €4.20


Via Bus: Take the 'Aerobus' to Plaça de Catalunya from directly outside the airport. The Aerobus generally runs every 10 - 15 minutes and the journey time is 30 minutes. The hotel is 5 minutes in a taxi. Alternatively you can catch the Green Line on the metro to Diagonal, from here the hotel is a 3 minute walk


Car parks near Catalonia Diagonal Centro Barcelona

Car Park Name Address Approximate Walking Distance to Car Park in Meters
Parking Windsor Vía Augusta, 2 bis 350 m
PLAFER Mallorca Mallorca, 219-221 400 m
SABA Gràcia I Passeig de Gràcia, 116 550 m
NN Valencia II Valencia, 243 700 m

In a nutshell

Catalonia Diagonal Centro is a classic four-star hotel, lacking the modern focus on design of other hotels in the area. However, prices are affordable and the location is good for those hoping for a cosmopolitan trip to the city. Businesses will be impressed by the facilities offered at the heart of Barcelona.


Catalonia Diagonal Centro
Carrer Balmes, 142 - 146
08008 Barcelona, España.

HB-003918

MetroMetro: Diagonal (Green Line, L3) and (Blue Line, L5)


Barcelona City Pass

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