Returning to one of our favourite Hiltons The Diagonal Mar. On check in all the club executive suites were occupied so we were allocated a lovely room on the 23 floor...non less than the guest bedroom of the Presidential suite ! An amazing view from this corner room across the city and the beach and even better from the huge jacuzzi bath.
Our usual suite became available and the hotel wanted us to move, I was reluctant to leave the amazing bathroom behind but our usual suite is also just as amazing and actually suited the occasion much better as we were to be entertaining guests in our lounge/dining room for my big 50. I have to say the hotel gets full markes again, our move was effortless on our behalf, all done by the staff and nothing done by ourselves.
The attention to detail at this hotel remains as high as ever, nothing is left to chance and the whole team are amazing ( especially Cristobel and Cecelia in the exec lounge ). Since I was celebrating my big 50 the management permitted me to entertain my guests on the exec terrace which has the most amazing views however on the night of my party I chose to order Cava and canapés to be delivered to our suite. This was duly done, and what a banquet was laid before us in our dining room...simply amazing. I signed the bill, our guests duly arrived and then the phone call from the Executive Lounge ..oh Mr Mitchell, big mistake, you should not have signed anything...happy 50th from the Hilton Diagonal Mar...such generosity, and also this amazing suite....think Ignacio (GM) has been up to his old tricks !! I had the best ever birthday big big thank you to all.
We were very lucky with the weather, and while we were there the hotel was about to open the outside area for the summer. Again top marks to this hotel, although not actually open the staff were great and organised a bottle of our favourite..just shows you how they look after their regulars...our seventh visit in just two years and already planning our eighth !
Unfortunately Ignacio is moving on and is leaving the Digonal Mar, off to Hilton Lyon, so we shall miss him so much as I am sure will his present team, however this hotel runs like clock work and will no doubt continue to do so. ( I will let you know after our eighth visit!) we wish you Ignacio all the best in your new post.
Word of warning when travelling...always check your luggage for your name. When collecting our luggage from the airport I took our two cases to find out later that my case was my case but wrong contents...yes a replica case, size weight etc, but a ladies...and unfortunately I was not up for wearing ladies clothes in an establishment where everyone knew me Ha Ha ! Let that be a lesson to me ...80euro later and a very late night in bed!!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located 10 minutes’ walking to the beach, the hotel offers stunning views of the sea and spectacular morning rising sun, the perfect place if you wish to enjoy a fun family beach holiday, to have a cultural city break in Barcelona or to spend an unforgettable romantic weekend in Catalonia’s capital. 25 minutes from the airport, conveniently served by public transports to reach the city center. The hotel is also faces Diagonal Mar Shopping Centre. 433 comfortable and spacious rooms of which 110 are newly renovated premium ones, styled in serene and calm tones inspired by nature, cooled with air conditioning and featured with flat screen LED TV, safe and minibar. The hotel is the home of Purobeach Barcelona - an urban oasis of happiness was voted one of the best beach clubs in the world by Conde Nast Traveler. A modern & completely new equipped fitness center completes the leisure facilitate of the hotel. The Indigo restaurant serves also delicious International and Catalan food. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hilton Diagonal Mar Barcelona Hotel Barcelona
- Hilton International Barcelona
- Hilton Barcelona
- Barcelona Hilton