I have stayed at this hotel for the last 6 years and reason I keep coming back is its location is a short walk to beach, but easy to get to the Ramblas or Place de Catalunya as there is a bus stop outside and the H16 takes you there. There is also a good pool on the ground floor. I think the staff are ok, but service is slow if you order a drink or food. Over the years I think the service has gone down, it's not bad, just it used to be better. The bathrooms are clean and good size, and depending if your room is pool or road side, some are slightly larger than others (road side). Six of us stayed and looked as though they are stRting to refurb the rooms as one was newer decor and flooring then the rest. Overall good.
The hotel is very nice and confortable. Staff is great and rooms are good. The problem is that in so e rooms you have things that you do not have in another room. For exampe I ask for an iron,because My first room had it, but they told me that they could not take the iron from the there one, what? The same happens with the coffe maker!
We were satisfied with the accommodation (3 star more than 4 star) but we had a hiccup with picking up the keys for the apartment - beaware the office that holds the keys are a fair distance from the accommodation itself (we thought we had to pick up the keys from the hotel opposite the apartment). Our return flight was in the evening so after the 11.30 am checkout there is no where to store our luggage - we couldnt extend our stay as someone else was checking into our apartment - so this was a bit tricky with our 4 children.
Loved this hotel! Clean and modern style, helpful staff and a nice place to be. The location of it was good becuase it is right by a small square that has lovely restaurants and cafes for breakfast and other meals. Very bustling and full of Barcelonians. You have to walk 5 minutes to get to the metro then take it for 15 to get to the centre but thats fine.
Checking in was easy as pie, the staff were very friendly.
The kitchen facilities were really handy, having access to a kitchen and fridge ended up being a godsend.
The rooftop pools were fantastic for cooling off in the summer sun and was an awesome way to start the day.
The closest Metro station is Marina, which is a 5 minute walk from the Hotel, which made travelling around the city super easy and if you don't mind a walk it around 20 minutes to the closest beach.
Stayed at the Silken Diagonal on our first trip to Barcelona and it was a brilliant choice, nicely decorated and welcoming on first impressions.
We stayed in a superior twin room with a great view towards the beach and of the Torre Agbar & Sagrada Familia which was clean, comfortable and spacious. We liked to have the blinds open at night to take in the sights but this did mean we could see into other people's rooms which was a bit strange! Also bring a hairdryer as the ones in the room are difficult to use and not very powerful. Cleaners were great but do start quite early!
The rooftop area also has great views although I wouldn't quite call it a pool area, more like a plunge pool but was great to chill out after a long day exploring with a drink. However, on the Sunday of our trip there was a private party on the rooftop terrace meaning we couldn't use it after 12pm for the rest of the day. We found this very inconvenient as we couldn't use an area of the hotel we had already paid for and were confined to our room where we could hear the very loud music as we were on the 8th floor until 10.15pm.
The location is great, near the Sagrada Familia with a supermarket across the road and a 2 min walk to a central metro line (worth using in the hottest summer months!) with a T10 card at 9.95 Euros enough for a weekend visit.
Overall, great hotel with a few improvements needed but would recommend for a pleasent stay in Barcelona.
The staff were very accommodating for anything we needed. Room service was delicious and served quickly and large portions. Taxis sat outside the hotel if you needed one. The hotel had a good buffet breakfast for nine Euros. We were able to store our luggage and go for a peaceful walk until our room was ready. The staff showed us directions on a map for shopping areas, local sight seeing sites and the waterfront.
Traveller from Toronto, Ontario
The GBB Hotel 4 Barcelona, inaugurated at the end of 2009 with 141 rooms is placed in Barcelona’s technological district 22@ …More
Occupying the area north of the Old Town, Sant Marti is the modern face of Barcelona. It includes the massive new International Convention Centre and the stunning Vila Olímpica with its Port Olímpic marina, built for the 1992 Olympics. At weekends its beach, restaurant, bars and clubs are hugely popular. Nearby, Parc de la Ciutadella is the city’s favourite green space, home to a zoo, boating lake, greenhouse and three museums.