An authentic luxurious hotel I can't find anything negative to say about. They say there are 5 stars hotels who deserve 4, well this one has 4 but deserves at least one more. This is why I think stars are pointless, anyway... I had three fantastic days and I will tell you why.
There are aspects I consider fundamental when choosing a hotel: the food (explanation in the following), the location, and the rooms (mainly the beds). This Silken deserves an A in all of them. Let's start with the location.
You know the Agbar Tower? The hotel is just next to the tower, which means we were in the middle of Diagonal, perfectly situated to enjoy all Barcelona with the hotel as headquarters.
The food. The two times I went to Barcelona I went there to discover new restaurants, but this time it was different, I came with friends, and this means more exhausting tourism. What happens when you get to the hotel at about 19.30 after an intense day of discovering spots in Barcelona and taking into account that the night before was as intense? Well I don't know about you, but the last thing I want is to go out for dinner. But if the hotel offers a quality restaurant, I'll stay, rest, have dinner. I can't put the quality of this restaurant into words, it was something completely unexpected. In this type of restaurant you usually have good food, but in this Silken it is even better, wonderful. Some impressive tagliatelle, a solomillo you will not forget, a salad, just perfect...
And there goes the third and last point, the rooms. I slept very well, the beds lived up to my expectations, the room is very nice (I don't like the word comfortable), lovely, large. In our room we had a Nespresso coffee machine and a fruit platter also perfect, nothing else to say. If you want a nice view, I suggest you book a room with a view on the Agbar Tower, at night the scene is quite special.
The hotel has parking, something we were grateful for. The service was amazing. The doubt I have now is: will I be able to go to Barcelona again and stay in another hotel? COMPLICATED.