|Minimum Stay||2 nights|
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This luxurious three bedroom apartment is situated in the heart of the Gothic Quarter - on one of Barcelona's most important avenues linking the old city to the port.
In between Barcelona's emblematic Gothic Quarter and The Born - famous for its great tapas bars, the Gothic church of Santa Maria del Mar and the Picasso Museum.
The apartment features high ceilings, generous proportions and has been fully renovated to the highest standards providing every comfort to make your stay in Barcelona enjoyable.
There is a large, fully equipped eat-in kitchen with everything you need to cook for yourself on the occasions you prefer to eat in. The living/dining room features a digital flat screen TV with DVD player, stereo system and iPod dock. The windows look out over a quiet pedestrian street and the typical buildings of the Gothic Quarter.
The three bedrooms are fitted with top quality beds, 100% cotton linen and towels and each has its own ensuite bathroom.
There is WiFi throughout the apartment.
You will really appreciate this apartment's location at the back of the building, overlooking a small pedestrian street. You will be able to sleep soundly with no bars, no traffic and no pollution.
The apartment is on the fourth floor, with elevator access.
Keywords: large, luxurious three bedroom apartment in quiet location
I live and work an hour from Barcelona, in the province of Girona. My business keeps me extremely busy so I like to go to Barcelona to unwind and take part in its cultural activities.
Diana Dion-Arivas purchased this apartment in 2003
I purchased this apartment because of its fantastic location close to the Old Port - from where I often go sailing with my friends - and its proximity to all of the cultural activities I enjoy when I am in the city.
I can go everywhere by foot: the Ramblas, the Picasso Museum, the Cathedral, Plaza Catalunya, the Opera, the Music Festival Hall, the City Park, Barceloneta, the fantastic markets of La Boqueria and Santa Caterina and a huge choice of tapas bars and restaurants on my doorstep.
We did indeed enjoy our stay in your apartment. The location is perfect, and we literally walked everywhere….bars, restaurants, bakeries, and the wonderful Santa Caterina market. We were there over the Christmas holidays and were able to cook our meals on Christmas Eve and Christmas day in the well equipped kitchen.
Your information about nearby restaurants was helpful, and the ability to use free wi-fi was appreciated.
Your manager Juan did a great job of answering any needs we had doing our stay.
I highly recommend the apartment!
Family of 5, likes to cook, stayed for a week Christmas time,
Good 1) very well located in Gotic and across Born. Old shopping district a block away, great food markets (boqueria, caterina, carrefour 15 min walk) good wine shop nearby; Barcelonetta is also 2 blocks away. Parking is also 2 blocks away. 2) apartment spacious and well laid out, 3 bathrooms were useful, very comfortable for 5 - stayed in a good amount and just wanted to hang out with our kids who we don't see so often 3) everything works - though we had a problem with the oven 4) very good communication and responsiveness - juan and diana respond right away. juan came twice to try to repair oven, including bringing a repair tech morning of Dec 24. they were unable to repair the oven and told me they are replacing it. diana offered to buy a portable oven, but instead we bought lechazo from a nearby asador and had a great christmas eve meal 5) pricing for our period very fair 6) can cook & eat meals for 5 7) very well provisioned started pack 8) although on a busy street, the apartment is in the back so it's very quiet. building has elevator. apartment is well insulated from neighbors.
Things to be aware of 1) Via Laietana is a busy street and if you are unloading or loading a lot of stuff from a car you can't comfortably stop because you are in the bus lane. There is a side street a few meters after the apartment which is better 2) The apartment does not have a view and the windows don't look into anything interesting. 3) Barcelona parking is very well sorted out - we got a 7 day pass for about 9-10e per day and you can park anywhere within that company's network for free with the card. The apartment is a block away from the lot and during our stay (low season) there was always parking available.
Overall, thanks! This is an excellent place and we would stay here again. In spite of the oven glitch, I'd give an A for effort and the other small things made up for it.
We loved Barcelona and had a great time. Food markets are fantastic - especially for seafood, better than paris or any other part of spain we went to. Boqueria people say is expensive (maybe Quim, worth going to) but we found it fair for quality and there are other really good places in the market . People were friendly & helpful, especially in the tapas bars, helped us order and were fun to talk to.
Large, clean, quiet, and nicely appointed. Wi-Fi, laptop, printer, washer/dryer all nice additions. Kitchen well stocked. Centrally located in the Gothic Quarter making it easy to walk to most places (Gothic area, beach, Picasso museo, etc.). Entrance on a main street making it safe to come and go at anytime - but the entire unit is favorably located in the back side of the building over a small, quiet street in the Bario Gothic. Enjoyed 3 weekend nights with our daughter, son and his fiance'; everyone was comfortable and enjoyed the property. Juan was very friendly, prompt, attentive and available. I would rent again.
The other reviews have covered the bases as far as the convenient location and the apartment itself. It was very comfortable for our party of six. The water pressure was good and it was certainly handy to have 3 bathrooms. The towels and toiletries were very good quality.
What stood out about this owner and management was the prompt and thorough communication. Diana gave us a full rundown of everything we needed to know via an email attachment before we left for Spain. The contact information was very clear and they were able to accommodate an early arrival. They arranged a taxi from the airport for us. My girlfriend discovered that she had left her purse in the taxi - it contained her passport, money, tickets, etc. We called Diana and since she knew the driver well, she was able to track him down. Fortunately, the purse was retrieved and returned. If this had been a random taxi, we would have been out of luck. Juan, the onsite manager, was also very helpful and prompt.
Great experience overall - five star.
We were two couples traveling together and stayed for 4 days in this absolutely beautiful apartment. Not knowing anything about Barcelona before our trip, I must say the location is absolutely perfect. It is in the Gothic area, but on a larger street so that you can take a taxi right to your door! Many streets in the Gothic area do not allow cars, so it would've been quite an ordeal to have do drag our luggage thru town after a long flight.
It is perfectly located for walking both the Gothic and Born areas and right across the street from a taxi stand if so needed.
The apartment itself is just beautiful. Very old world with modern conveniences (AC, modern kitchen and bathrooms). It was perfect for us as it afforded both couples master suites and privacy when needed, but we could meet for a drink or a bite in the large kitchen or living room area before going out for the evening.
Juan, the manager, is very helpful and was right on time to meet us when we arrived from the airport. He can also arrange a taxi back to the airport for your if you need one very early in the morning as we did.
The apartment was very clean and the amenities were spot on. Loved the Molton Brown toiletries and extra pillows and blankets. Even tho it is on a main street, the apartment faces the back so it is not that loud with the windows open. Even so, it does have AC, so you can close the windows and sleep soundly.
We booked a wonderful tour guide for 2 half days that I can recommend thru PM if needed. Very helpful in teaching us about the city and getting us into sites (Sagrada Familia) without waiting in lines.
We fell in love with this city and its food and people. Casa Pep and 7 Portes are two restaurant must do's.
Do not hesitate to book this apartment. You will every minute of your stay!
Three couples shared this comfortable, convenient apartment for three nights. The location cannot be beat! It is situated between the Gothic Quarter and the El Born, noted for its fabulous tapas among other things. It is easy to walk to the Picasso Museum from here as well the Ramblas and the beach area. There is a convenience store, small restaurant and a nice cafeteria for breakfast just steps from the door. Each couple had a private bathroom and comfortable bed. The laundry facilities were a plus and we enjoyed the outside laundry line accessible from the kitchen or master bedroom--just a fun little thing that made us feel like true Europeans. As other reviewers noted the apartment is at the back of the building so the view is only of rooftops, but the plus side is that it is very quiet. We did not hear any street noise from the busy via Laietana. Juan was very helpful with checkin and checkout and with arranging cabs, etc. We left here and continued throughout Spain and Portugal for two weeks. Our stay in this apartment was one of the best.
Our family of 5 from Seattle (kids ages 15, 13 and 11) truly enjoyed our time in this great Barcelona rental. The location is ideal - kind of straddling 2 wonderful districts -- easy walks to so many wonderful shops, restaurants, etc. We were able to come back to the apartment for a little downtime before dinner, cool off (excellent A/C during the HOT July weather), and then go out for the evening. The apartment was spotless, the beds pretty comfortable (we are picky), and the check-in and check-out process could not have been easier. We would most definitely stay here again, and will recommend it to friends and family. Thank you so much!
The Opera 'Liceo', the 'Palau de la Musica' and the Piacsso Museum are all a 10 minute walk away.
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My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
|Final Cleaning Fee||$160|
|Online Booking Fee||$21 + Tax|
|Refundable damage deposit||$374|
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.