AC Diplomatic Hotel

Located two minutes from the shopping and cultural attractions of Passeig de Gracia, this centrally located modern hotel provides a convenient base for exploring Antonio Gaudi’s modernist architecture. The Gothic Quarter is a 15-minute walk away. Minimalist design touches include mirrored pillars and large brown sofas in the bar. The hotel accommodates mainly businesspeople and couples.

AC Diplomatic Hotel

Amenity highlights: In 1999 the hotel was completely overhauled to create a sense of elegance and space. The reception is open-plan to the bar. Here light marble floors, mirrored pillars, large brown sofas, a partially enclosed library, and mood lighting combine to create a tranquil and inviting environment. A small fitness room overlooks the sun terrace and has good city views. There is also a small outdoor pool.

Insider tip: Some of Barcelona’s finest Modernista architecture can be viewed just 10-minutes walk from the hotel. These are Lluis Domenech i Montaner’s former family home Palau Montaner and Casa Thomas.

ADDRESS

Pau 122 Claris
Barcelona, 08019
Spain & Canary Islands

Nearest major airport:
Barcelona, Spain (BCN-Barcelona International Airport)

DINING

Nicte – A wall of windows, cream marble floors, Venetian blinds, and white table cloths combine to create a bright dining space. Wooden chairs are upholstered in blue and brown-stripped fabrics and soft furnishing line one wall. Open daily for cold buffet breakfasts, lunches, and dinners. Catalan Sausage, Iberian Ham and Mascarpone Tiramisu feature on the modern, locally influenced, Mediterranean menu.

Bar – Design touches in the minimalist bar include mirrored pillars, large modern paintings, and dark wooden tables with steel legs. Drinks and snacks are available all day until late evening. Seating is provided by velvet covered sofas and individual armchairs covered in brown fabric.

LOCATION HIGHLIGHTS

In historical district
In business district
Convention center nearby
Full-service health spa nearby
In city center
In entertainment district
Water nearby

NEARBY POINTS OF INTEREST

Passeig de Gracia – 200 meters
La Ramblas – 500 meters
Old Town – 500 meters
Cathedral – 1.5 km (1 mile)
City History Museum– 1.5 km (1 mile)
Picasso Museum – 1.5 km (1 mile)
Museum of Modern Art – 2 km (1 mile)
La Sagrada Familia and Gaudi Museum – 2 km (1 miles)
Old Port – 2.5 km (1.5 miles)
Maritime Museum – 2.5 km (1.5 miles)
Montjuic – 4.5 km (3 miles)
Nou Camp Stadium and the Museum of Football – 4.5 km (3 miles)
Park Guell – 4.5 km (3 miles)
Barcelona International Airport El Prat de Llobregat (BCN): Approximate driving time is 20 minutes and distance is 10 kilometers (16 miles).
Trains and yellow and black taxi cabs are available for transfer from the airport to the center of Barcelona. The Aerobus also serves terminals A and B and takes passengers to Plaza Catalunya and Plaza Espanya in central Barcelona.

The extensive underground train system (the Metro) connects the hotel with the rest of central Barcelona with most journeys taking less than 20 minutes. The Metro station closest to the hotel is Passeig de Gracia. The hotel can give advice on local bus services and order yellow and black taxi cabs on request.

POLICIES

Tax of 7% is not included in the price but will be added at the time of payment.
Extra person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Rollaways and cribs (infant beds) may be available and should be requested at the time of booking; fees may apply.
Photo identification and credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in. Special requests made via this Web site cannot be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.
Pets not allowed
Check-in time is 2 PM
Check-out time is Noon

PROPERTY AMENITIES

A large open-plan reception, lobby, bar, and library with brown sofas, marble floors, and mirrored pillars provides a relaxing meeting space. A rooftop sun terrace, small fitness room and small outdoor terrace create another relaxing area. The terrace also has city views.
Business facilities include seven meeting room with capacity for up to 120 people, audio-visual equipment, and in-house catering.

See a list of property amenities
Swimming pool – outdoor
Sauna
Complimentary newspapers in lobby
Use of nearby fitness center (discount)
Bar/lounge
Parking nearby
Parking (valet)
Parking (secure)
Ballroom(s)
Event catering
Banquet facilities
Audio-visual equipment
Business services
Internet access in public areas – dial-up
Safe-deposit box – front desk
Porter/bellhop
Security guard
Medical assistance available
Tour assistance
Babysitting or child care
Dry cleaning service
Library
Elevator/lift
Massage – treatment room(s)
Concierge services
Fitness equipment
Restaurant(s) in hotel
Room service (24 hours)
Parking (surcharge)
Parking garage
Meeting rooms (small groups)
Conference room(s)
Exhibit space
Internet access in public areas – surcharge
Secretarial services
Computer rental
Number of rooms: 211
24-hour front desk
Doorman/doorwoman
Multilingual staff
Currency exchange
Translation services
Laundry facilities
Coffee in lobby
Shoe shine
Air-conditioned public areas

RECREATION

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or near the hotel; fees may apply.
Golfing nearby
Racquetball/squash nearby
Volleyball nearby
Yoga classes/instruction nearby
Bicycle rentals nearby
Swimming nearby
Tennis nearby
Aerobics nearby
Scooter/Moped Rentals nearby

ROOM AMENITIES

Cable/satellite TV
Pay movies
Air conditioning
Climate control
Bottled water in room (complimentary)
Wake-up calls
Turndown service
Bathrobes
Hair dryer
Handheld shower
Slippers
Window opens
Rollaway beds
Smoking rooms
Premium TV channel(s)
Hypo-allergenic bedding available
Soundproofed rooms
Blackout drapes
Minibar
Housekeeping (daily)
Bathroom telephone
Complimentary toiletries
Extra towels/bedding in room
Makeup mirror
Electronic/magnetic keys
Desk
Cribs (infant beds) available

ROOMS

This hotel has 211 guestrooms, all of which are decorated in a minimalist style. White bedding and white frosted panels in the wardrobes combine with large windows and wooden floors to create a sense of space and light. Chairs and soft furnishings are light in color. 24-channel TV, desks and complimentary minibars feature in all rooms. Stylish bathrooms are gray marble with white suites, chrome fittings and glass washstands.