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El Born, city centre (2br, 2bth -Wifi, PK) Approved City Council HUTB-002949

Bedrooms 2
Space 914 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

2br, 2bth, 85 m2, 4/5 guests, near Picasso Museum and Sta Mª del Mar

This amazing apartment combines the flavor of an ancient flat - high ceilings (3,5m.), wood beams, old balconies - with the comfort that modern life requires: double glass windows, WIFI, air conditioning, new bathrooms. On the 2nd floor of an historic building, this 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms apartment has been completely remodeled in 2008. No lift. The flat extends over 85m2 in 3 levels.

A- Middle level: entrance, living room, dining-room, open kitchen with modern appliances, nice and sunny balcony, bathroom #2; access to the high and low levels.

B- High level (6 steps up from the Middle level): main bedroom with queen size bed, en suite bathroom, wide dressing room, quiet balcony.

C- Low level (8 steps down from the Middle level): bedroom #2, (2/3 beds).

Facilities – Internet connection, wood floor, leather sofa and armchair, air conditioning, TV, washing machine, spin-dryer, home linen, etc.

More Details

Carmen Gratacos
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, spanish, Catalan
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 14, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hola Carmen. Thank you for everything. The apartment is beautiful, comfortable, so well located - we love it! Your suggestions were perfect and we had a wonderful time! I have rented several houses/apartments through VRBO and I must say that you have been the BEST property manager/owner I have had! Thank you so much! Barbara
Oct 2015
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La Barceloneta Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 914 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , washbasin
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , washbasin
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Extra bed available, under request, in room 2, home linen included. Cot available, under request.
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
PK available on request. Price: 20 Euro per day (24 hour). Unlimited in and out. Fixed place, restricted access. Free Wi-Fi wireless, high speed internet connection


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average rating of 4.2727275 based on 56 reviews

Great Location, Great Air Conditioning, awkward layout, needs cleaning and toilet paper.

  • 3 of 5

The place is spacious, but has some strange and inconvenient issues.

1. The place needs a good cleaning. The bathrooms are not supplied with toilet paper. This is an inconvenience, and inconsiderate. Also, the sink and refrigerator smelled like spoiled food. I cleaned this myself because we could not stand it. 2. I did communicate with the owner and she told me toilet paper was not included, but asked her cleaning person to come and bring some toilet paper and to clean the bathrooms of the mold. That never happened, she did not show up. After many attempts, and asking the owner, I gave up. 3. There are awkward steps inside the place, so, you must be careful not to fall or trip. This is not for anyone who has even the slightest issue with sight or balance. 4. We were woken up several times by drunk people pressing the entry call button and singing songs. This was crazy and disruptive, but no fault of the owner. 5. The good things about the apartment are the wonderful air conditioning, washer and dryer, and space. It is old, but, that is expected and part of the experience. The apartment was well lit. I would say it is decent value for the area.

I wish I could have met the owner. Instead, the cleaning lady greeted us and unfortunately she did not speak English so she could not help answer any questions or teach us how to use the washer or dryer. We did enjoy our stay in Barcelona.

I'm going to be generous and give it three stars, I don't have the heart to rate it a two.

Stay here if you can handle stairs, noise, and some dust and mold in the bathrooms.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location and charm can't be beat!

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was just as described in the ad. It was a bit tricky to find but once inside we were thrilled with the apartment. Be aware that the stairs to get to the apartment are steep are difficult to maneuver suitcases up, but they certainly made for good giggles as we tried to haul our heavy luggage up the flights. The square that's close by has great places to eat and people were friendly. We never met Carmen but the cleaning lady Leila was kind and helped us through the ins and outs of the apartment as best she could (she didn't speak English nor I Spanish). I'd recommend this place to anyone looking for a spacious, comfortable, clean rental in a great location of Barcelona.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great Spacious Apartment in the Middle of Everything

  • 5 of 5

This is an amazing place to stay! So much space - after a week of very hot weather and two teenagers getting a little cranky - it was so wonderful to arrive here and spread out! There is a spacious main floor with a kitchen and living area and bathroom - then downstairs is a small bedroom with 2 twin beds and a desk and wardrobe. Upstairs is a large master bedroom with a bathroom and a walk-in closet. Large windows brought in lots of light. It is a 3rd story walk up.

Owners were very easy to deal with - our bedroom air conditioner broke after the first night and they got someone in there to fix it the next day. Plenty to do right outside the door - beach is 15min walk away. Would definitely recommend and stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jul 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great apartment! Very clean, well stocked kitchen And fantastic location. Safe, loud at night

  • 4 of 5

Nice to have a washer and dryer, worked well. Not for anyone with mobility issues...47 steps to get up to the place! Owner was great to deal with, very helpful with questions about the area...we will rent this again when we return!

  • Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Very good

  • 4 of 5

Excellent location, very comfortable beds and well equipped kitchen

  • Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Excellent Apartment

  • 4 of 5

The apartment itself is exactly as it is presented. Clean and well kept. The hot water and shower pressure was excellent, solid wifi the entire three day stay and the AC worked well. The location is stellar and I recommend eating at La Luna for the tapas and ambience. It can get a little noisy with the partiers late at night but this isn't on any main drag and nothing a good pair of ear plugs couldn't block out.

My only complaint was that we were emailed incorrect instructions on locating the apartment and spent 45 minutes of solid frustration walking around and around in circles trying figure it out. Finally, I remembered that photos of the exterior were located in the original ad. We logged onto vrbo and were able to locate the street based on exterior photos. To help future travelers, the location is the South side of the square (not the North side). You start walking from Carrier de Espaseria (not Calle Espaseria as provided in the instructions). At the end of the street at Santa Maria Church you make a left and then another left followed by a right. This part was left out of the instructions and so we spent time thinking the entrance to the property was on Calle Espaseria.

We would definitely stay here again but have learned now to get a local telephone number and further guidance.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
BCN airport
Nearest Train
200 Metres
Estacion de Francia
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Mar Bella
Car: not necessary

Located in El Born, a trendy area full of new designers and cozy restaurants, and near Santa Maria del Mar (Catedral del Mar), Picasso Museum, the old port and the beach. The terms that best describe this apartment are design and comfort. In an ancient building, it was completely renewed 2 years ago and it overlooks a quiet pedestrian street.

150m. far from JaumeI metro station (yellow line)


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $59.97
Additional Guest Fee $23.99 per person per night

During GSM week ( from 26 Februari to 5 March 2017) the price for 1 night will be 230€ . The minimum stay in the apartment will be 5 nights.
Check-in after 9 p.m.: 30 Euros. Check-in after 11 p.m. 50 Euro. No check-in after 1 a.m.
Final cleaning 50 Euros.
Extra bed for the 5th guest: 20 Euros a day
Parking available on request (20 Euros a day)
Cot/crib & high chair (when required) gratis
GSM week (mobile world congress) 22 to 28 Feb. +50% on the Winter rate (minimum stay: 5 nights)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.