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Hotel Diagonal Barcelona
I don't think you can fail to be impressed when you walk into the Silken Hotel Diagonal Barcelona. Such is the tranquil atmosphere and the beautifully thought out design elements which work together to make a streamlined, contemporary hotel. The hotel is in the heart of one of Barcelona's important business districts and next to the un-missable gherkin-shaped Agbar Tower.

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Hotel Facilities

The first thing you will see as you walk into hotel Diagonal is the neon-bright Bombay Sapphire display in the hotel lobby bar. Then to your left is a lounge area with computer and printer.

Follow the snaking reception and you will find another lounge area furnished with 60s pod chairs and other design classics. The hotel's restaurant which serves international, Catalan and Basque specialties, is at the end along with the Tecla Café. The swimming pool can be found on the roof terrace which has views over to the Agbar Tower next door and all the way to the Sagrada Família and beyond. There is also a small snack bar next to the pool.

The hotel has a car park with 90 spaces open 24 hours a day.

Business Facilities at Hotel Diagonal Barcelona

There are 5 modular rooms available in the hotel for all your events. There is over 400 metres squared of space which is fully equipped with Wi-Fi and audiovisual technology. There is also access for people with a disability and lunch can be arranged.


The motto of the hotel Diagonal is architecture, comfort and design, which is a mantra repeated in the 228 rooms of the hotel. The rooms are all sleek and design conscious. They all feature controlled air-conditioning and heating, coffee and tea making facilities, a mini-bar, a direct telephone line, Wi-Fi and satellite TV with Canal +.

Surrounding area to Hotel Diagonal
Surrounding area to Hotel Diagonal

Hotel Location and Facilities

The hotel Diagonal is not located in the most picturesque area. It is a business district and fairly modern.

Agabar Tower close to the Hotel Diagonal Barcelona
Agabar Tower close to the Hotel Diagonal Barcelona

The stunning Agbar tower is next door and across the road is the Glories Tan Shopping complex which has a variety of restaurants and cafes, shops, a cinema and a huge Carrefour supermarket.

You can also find cash machines and pharmacies within the complex.

The metro stop Glories is 5 minutes away and will take you into the centre of town in 3 stops.

Also in the area is the Sagrada familia, and even closer is the huge market of Les Encants which is a fascinating place to wander round.

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: €13.59
Price Return: €27.18

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.

Private transfer from BCN Airport

Price Single: €39.93
Price Return: €79.86

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.

Business class private transfer from BCN Airport

Price Single: €67.19
Price Return: €134.38

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.

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 about 25 minutes. You then have to change here for the Purple line metroMetro to Encants you have a 10 minutes walk to your hotel.

RENFE Train Ticket Prices
Single ticket: €4.60

Via Bus The Aerobus will also take you from the Airport to Catalunya station. The journey time is around 30 minutes. From Catalunya you need to follow the instructions above for taking the metro.

Aerobus Ticket Prices
Single ticket:

Car parks near Hotel Diagonal Barcelona

Car Park Name Address Approximate Walking Distance to Car Park in Meters
BSM Ona Glòries Calle de la Ciutat de Granada, 173 160 m
BSM Badajoz Calle de Badajoz, 168 250 m
COPARK Glorias Llacuna, 156 450 m
BSM Rambla Poblenou Rambla del Poblenou, 130 700 m

In a nutshell

Silken Hotel Diagonal Barcelona is a top-class, design-laden gem of a hotel. Mostly used by business people but would also be good for tourists who wanted to be a bit away from the centre of the city. The staff are charming and professional and will make you feel welcome.

Silken Diagonal
Avinguda Diagonal, 205
08018 Barcelona, España.


metroMetro: Glories (Red Line, L1) 5 minute walk

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