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Catalonia Diagonal Centro
Ranked #280 of 514 Hotels in Barcelona
Stockport, United Kingdom
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146 reviews
46 hotel reviews
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“Nice hotel”
Reviewed 28 May 2014

Stayed here for two nights with a group after a cruise. Very nice hotel, rooms very nice, beds a bit firm but that's possibly a personal thing. It's location is good just around the corner from the metro and bus stops. We had a room over the front of the hotel which had a balcony which was OK but unfortunately you could not have the door open as the traffic noise is really loud. Breakfast was good, lots of choice.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Recasens, Manager at Catalonia Diagonal Centro, responded to this review, 17 July 2014
Dear guest,

Thank you for your comments about our hotel. We are happy to know that you enjoyed your stay. Our rooms facing the street are double glazed to avoid traffic noise, but gives a nice view of the street from Tibidabo until Plaza Catalunya.
Looking forward to greeting you again.
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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2014

2 couples arrived to friendly and helpful staff after a long flight from Australia. Nice comfy beds and clean and tidy rooms. No complaints from us. breakfast is hearty with great variety, all you need for a big day of being a tourist. Can highly recommend this hotel for the price with good access to the metro and safe walking as well as many close restaurants. Enjoy!!!!

Room Tip: Had room 512 , inside room on Central void.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with friends
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Recasens, Director General at Catalonia Diagonal Centro, responded to this review, 28 May 2014
Dear customer, we thank you for your review and your comments help us to improve day by day our services and are proud to have the opportunity to welcome you at Catalonia Diagonal Centro and offer the quality service and facilities you expected coming from Australia.

Kindest regards.
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shabbona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2014

The best thing about this hotel was the friendly staff. The location is good, with both a metro stop and bus stop within a block, and in the neighborhood of La Pedrera. My room was small, even though I had written twice asking for a spacious room, but it was very clean and new looking. It had a nice back view of the courtyards and the pool, and was amazingly quiet at night. They did not provide coffee or tea in the room. Their breakfast was included in the price, and was decent: fresh eggs, meats, cheeses, fresh orange juice, fruit, breads, cereals, yogurt. One of the drawbacks was that the staff didn't help with tickets; instead, you'll be sent to their computer. They usually didn't know the answers to questions. But it's more than decent; I wouldn't mind staying there again.

Room Tip: I liked the view and quiet in a room at the back.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Recasens, Director General at Catalonia Diagonal Centro, responded to this review, 28 May 2014
Dear guest,
Thank you very much for using your time to give us your impressions about our hotel.. We try t do our best in offering service to all of our clients so that is the reason we have two computers at the disposal of our guests for exploring what they want. In case of need help. we are at your disposal for printing tickets or make any question.
We have coffe facilities in superior and premium rooms and the size of our rooms are all quite large, all around 20 m2 at least.
Once again, we want to thank you for taking the time to write your review and we hope that for your next visit will exceed your expectations again. Warm regards from Barcelona.
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Bristol UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 May 2014

Stayed here for 3 nights as a football package and general sightseeing 1st time to Barcelona. The staff spoke excellent English and were very helpful considering we were total newbies and asked a lot of questions. The room was clean unfortunately when we pulled back curtains to see our "view" we were greeted by a brick wall....and that surrounded us. So we kept curtains closed! To be honest as we were sightseeing we hardly were in room but a nicer view wouldn't have gone a miss. There are no tea/coffee facilities in your room which is the 1st hotel we have stayed in that didn't do this!The bed was comfortable, Sky TV was a no show even tho they said it was. Breakfast was lovely tho we were generally one of the 1st down! The hotel is well situated for their metro and for shopping, Le Rambles and the docks. We would stay again

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Recasens, Director General at Catalonia Diagonal Centro, responded to this review, 28 May 2014
Dear guest,

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. I would like to extend our sincerest appreciation with your comments.

We have tea/coffee facilities in our superior and premium rooms, and within the next month we are changing our satellyte connection in order to have more channels.

We look forward to seeing you again very soon. Best regards from Barcelona
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Welwyn, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 April 2014

Stayed here for a 3 day business trip since my usual hotel was full. What a disappointment. The staff spoke good English (thanks!) and the room was clean, but other than that...

The TV guide said it had Sky News. It didn't. Other English channels were badly "snowy". If you're on holiday, you're probably not so bothered, but I like to catch up with the news before I go to sleep. It wouldn't be so bad, except the wifi is slow and drops out constantly. It's better early in the morning, so I suspect they just need more bandwidth. Anyway, it was just about useless for business or entertainment. I could get email, but slowly. Sadly, only one power socket at the desk, so either the desk light (with exposed wires) or my laptop got plugged in.

The bed was like a concrete block. I've never slept on a bed that hard, and ended up with a very sore hip and lower back. One of my colleagues loved it though, so it's down to taste.

The air con wouldn't. It was maybe 15 degrees C outside, but pushing 25 in the room. Leaving the air con on minimum, with the fan on full, moved the air around like a fly sitting in the corner, so opening the window was the only alternative. Even that wasn't too effective.

The cheap laminate floor was worn, skirting board coming off (see pics), and the shower was over the bath so you'll need to be pretty agile to climb in (no handrail) around the shower screen. Which leaked water all over the floor. Grout missing from between the tiles and mould wasn't too encouraging either.

See the pictures for the view from my window. Hope you like concrete.

Oh yes, breakfast was OK. A reasonable coffee machine, slightly overcooked eggs, fresh fruit and a selection of pastries and breads made it bearable.

I won't be going back if I can help it. Location is OK, but there are lots of other hotels around there.

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled on business
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Recasens, Manager at Catalonia Diagonal Centro, responded to this review, 24 April 2014
Dear guest,

My deepest apologies for the inconveniences during your stay with us. At Catalonia hotels, we believe that the best stay comes with good service .

We regret that you couldn't sleep well and the room was not in perfect conditions for your needs. Would you have asked for changing room, probably your opinion would be as your colleague was. We are refurbisihing rooms and we have at your disposal, superior rooms and a Suite.

In any case, I warmly thank you for taking the time to write a detailed review. Please do not doubt that we will carefully analyze each and every point discussed.

Warmest Regards
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Antwerp, Belgium
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 March 2014

Stayed here just 2 nights. Comfortable beds, clean, great location, friendly staff. First time the breakfast was good, second time (I arrived just before the end of the breakfast time) the food was a bit cold and not as generous as the previos morning. Our room was bit noisy, because of the traffic, but at the end didn't bother us that much. Nice stay!

Stayed March 2014, travelled with friends
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Recasens, Manager at Catalonia Diagonal Centro, responded to this review, 24 April 2014
Dear guest,
Thank you very much for choosing our hotel and of course for your kind review.

We are pleased to know that you enjoyed your stay in our hotel. Thank you for your comment about the breakfast, we have reported to our staff in order to have same quality during all the service.

We look forward to seeing you again very soon. Best regards from Barcelona
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High Wycombe, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2014

Stayed here via a football package so wasn't expecting much but I was pleased with my stay. The staff were very helpful, spoke very good English and humoured my attempts at speaking Spanish.

Our room was very hot, we couldn't figure out the heating/AC controls but we didn't ask for any help either. We were facing the road, when the balcony was open it was very noisy but when closed it was fine, slept like a baby in a very comfortable bed.

The breakfast wasn't that great by late as the heaters don't keep the food that warm by around 10am, but there was a good range of both hot and cold food.

Overall I was pleased with the stay with not much improvement needed to have given it 5*s.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled with friends
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Recasens, Director General at Catalonia Diagonal Centro, responded to this review, 23 February 2014
Dear Guest,

Thank you for sharing your opinion about our hotel.

First of all, let me apologize if you have not been fully satisfied with our hotel as we are all very committed to deliver a very high level of service quality.

On regards to your comments about the heater in the breakfast room, I will transmit your comments to the F&B Manager in order to improve and avoid cold food.


Best regards
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Property: Catalonia Diagonal Centro
Address: C/ Balmes, 142-146, 08008 Barcelona, Spain
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Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Eixample
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#172 Luxury Hotel in Barcelona
#213 Family Hotel in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Catalonia Diagonal Centro 4*
Number of rooms: 84
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Formerly Gran Hotel Catalonia. This hotel is located on the modernist route next to Paseo de Gracia. It is surrounded by the most beautiful modernist architecture and the most representative buildings of the work by Gaudí. Its location in the centre of Barcelona means that you are walking distance from the best commercial area and can enjoy the intense atmosphere of this Mediterranean city.Our most prized feature is our quality service. Organise your family celebrations and business meetings in one of our 5 meeting rooms, which have a capacity for morethan 400 guests. ... more   less 
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