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**Best Location in the Born**

Bedrooms 2
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Elegant two bedroom/60m2 apartment in Pla de Palau, one of the most unspoiled pedestrian squares in Barcelona's renowned 'El Born'.

The Born is the historic area between Barcelona's city park (Ciutadella) and the Gothic Quarter and is home to the famous Picasso Museum. The best tapas in the city line the narrow streets of El Born, juxtaposed amongst cosy cafes and exclusive boutiques.

Everything is just a short walk away: Santa Maria del Mar, one of the famous gothic cathedrals of Old Barcelona is virtually on the doorstep; the Port Vell, Barcelona's Old Port, is just a five minute stroll away, halfway to the beaches, bars and restaurants of Barceloneta. From the Port Vell, take the cable car to the Spanish Village on Montjuich where you will also find the Miro Museum. Las Ramblas, the colorful tree-lined promenade which connects the Colombus Column to Plaza Catalunya, is only a 10 minute walk.

The apartment is on the third floor of a small modern building with elevator. It is fully equipped to provide every comfort. You will feel right at home with cable TV, DVD, WiFi, fully equipped kitchen including Nespresso machine, washer/dryer/iron and ironing board. Fully air conditioned throughout. We even provide a computer for you to check your emails.

The living room balcony overlooks the colorful pedestrian square with its cafes and boutiques. And, best of all, the two double bedrooms are located at the back of the apartment, allowing for a peaceful night's sleep.

Getting around is a breeze: there are two metro stations within a five minute walk; the Touristic Bus stops just off the Plaza and taxis and busses are plentiful, allowing easy access to the airport and train station.

Keywords: Elegant, quiet two bedroom/1 and a half bath apartment with balcony, 30 day minimum stay.

More Details
Registration Number : HUTB-002534

Property Manager
Claudia Silva
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 24, 2018

About Claudia Silva

Hello, I live in the province of Girona and often go to Barcelona for concerts and the art museums.

Claudia Silva purchased this apartment in 2003

Why Claudia Silva chose Sant Pere - Santa Caterina i la Ribera

I love Barcelona's ancient center and wanted to have my own pied à terre in the heart of this vibrant and fascinating area.

What makes this apartment unique

Staying in El Born has so many benefits. Great restaurants, fantastic museums and easy access to the airport.


Sant Pere - Santa Caterina i la Ribera Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
  • Guests provide their own meals
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 10:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1) highest qualtiy queen size bed in bedroom 1, Twin or Single Beds (2) twin beds in bedroom 2 can be converted to queen size bed, Baby Cribs (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • limited accessibility
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Nespresso coffee machine. iPod dock.


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**Best Location in the Born**
average rating of 4.9479165 based on 96 reviews

Perfect Location - great apartment

  • 5 of 5

We have a wonderful stay in this terrific apartment in the Born. Easy to get to everything, but away from the super busy tourist spots. Wonderful meals at several local places nearby, as well as the Santa Catarina market. Highly recommend.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Best in the Born!

  • 5 of 5

Stayed here for a month.

Would stay again and highly recommend!


- A+++ location (the title is accurate!)


- super comfy beds

- great bed and bath linens

- has seriously ALL amenities (except an oven, but definitely not a deal breaker for us) there is even a local landline, a laptop and a printer (which we used to print out our Picasso museum tix, convenient!)

- in the heart of the Born BUT on a pedestrian plaza which means it didn't feel claustrophobic at all (the Born is very "canyon-y") plus it's super fun people watching

- very convenient to public transportation

- tons of super cute boutiques EVERYWHERE

- great food EVERYWHERE

- 7 minute walk to the Barceloneta beach (but go to the Bogatell or Mar Bella beaches for cleaner water and a tad fewer people)

- A+++ communication with Claudia and Juan (you were both awesome!)

- and finally, don't judge but our cafeteria was Cal Pep (famous for a reason, and yeah, touristy but let's face it... we are tourists 🤣). And if you want to be seated immediately, wait in line 20 minutes before opening time (just look out the window to see how many people are waiting). Just. Go.


- the apt. is a bit on the dark side bc of where the windows are (in the main room, only one is facing the plaza and all the other rooms' windows are on a narrow side alley, the bathrooms don't have windows -- again, not a deal breaker for us)

- the washing machine leaves lint on the clothes (maybe we were using it wrong?) and takes forEVER to dry (so best to hang dry)

- the double pane windows do a decent job keeping out most of the drunken street noises (hey, you're in the Born!) but we could hear the neighbors at times so... just know they can probably hear you too!

- flies come inside if you leave the windows open at length (which we did) but they don't ever land on you, they just weirdly hover above the dining table and then disappear at sundown 🤔. This is remedied by keeping the windows closed (there is AC) or by not caring.

- I'm trying to find other cons so that I don't appear biased but that's really it!!!

Three words: do not hesitate!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Comfortable and immaculate apartment. Not only is it the best location in the Born, it’s the best location in all of Barcelona!

Juan , the apartment manager couldn’t have been more helpful, and Claudia, the owner was very responsive throughout the entire booking process.

Highly recommend , and we can’t wait to return!

  • Submitted: May 22, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The apartment was perfect. It was perfectly appointed with everything we needed and was very clean.

  • 5 of 5

We loved the apartment and the location. It was walking distance to most of Barcelona. On a lovely Plaza, but quiet. Near everything! We would definitely stay there again and highly recommend it. Juan and Claudia were both friendly and helpful. Overall-a wonderful experience.

  • Submitted: May 19, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, nice apartment

  • 5 of 5

This is a well-located apartment in the Born neighborhood, which is very close to several restaurants and bars. However, it is very quiet, which is very important in Barcelona, where people party until late. It is a short walk to the Barceloneta metro station, making it easy to get around.

The apartment itself was spotlessly clean and modern, with all the amenities you would need including kitchenware and tools. The two rooms are next to each other, and there is a full bathroom right next to a half bathroom in the hall. This arrangement worked out fine for two people. I would much rather stay at this property vs. a hotel, and will book it again when I return to Barcelona. I recommend this property without reservations.

Also, the property management team is very professional, accessible and friendly.

  • Submitted: Mar 2, 2018
  • Stayed: February 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Fantastic location, great 2-bedroom apartment

  • 5 of 5

Easy to get to and great location. 3rd floor (4th in the US) so the elevator was great. Well stocked although some paper towels would have made clean up easier (its a USA thing). Although in the Borne, it was quiet and secure. Apartment manager met us upon arrival and explained everything well, very pleasant fellow. He also set up our departure taxi and arrived at the apartment for departure on time. Shower was wonderful (a big point for me) although I had to make sure I didn't use up all the hot water. Excellent Tapas across the plaza.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $117.5
Refundable Damage Deposit $293.74

Cancellation Policy: The 25% deposit is non-refundable. If you cancel your booking prior to 30 days, we will not bill you for the balance. If you cancel your booking after the final payment has been received and we can re-let the apartment, we will refund the final payment of 75% plus the cleaning fee.

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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