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Boutique Apartment ideal for 2 next to Las Ramblas- Best location & confort

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Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
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Bathrooms
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El Raval Apartment Rental Photos and Description

Searching for a home in the centre of Barcelona? You’ve come to the right place! Our apartment for 2 people are the ideal home away from home if you’re looking for a simple, yet modern design with a touch of colour.

With fully equipped kitchen and ideally located within 5 minutes walking distance from Plaza Cataluña, Las Ramblas and Paseo de Gracia, with Gaudí’s Casa Batlló just one metro stop away, this is the best accommodation option for a city break or a longer stay. The closest metro station, Universitat, is just 2 minutes walking from the apartments, as well as the Aerobus station, so you can easily reach the apartment from the airport. There are many supermarkets just around the corner, as well as one of the most famous bakeries in Barcelona – Mistral. Mercat de Sant Antoni and La Boqueria are the ideal choices if you want to buy fresh products in your area – just 7 minutes walking.

Located in the most vivid and alternative neighbourhood in Barcelona, next to the Museum of Contemporary Art (MACBA) and the Centre for Contemporary Culture (CCCB), these apartments are equipped with free Wi-Fi, flat screen TV, washing machine, appliances, toaster, oven, kettle, etc. And to pamper yourself, there’s a hydro massage shower in the bathroom. Just imagine coming home from a long day at the beach and taking a long shower before going out for dinner in one of the many cool restaurants around the house. Sounds like a plan, doesn’t it?

With no further ado, we expect you to visit us in Barcelona and have the time of your life!

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Owner
VENPRE S.L.
Member since: 2014
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
December 7, 2016
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Reviews

Very Good! 4/5 -
(7 traveler reviews)

Boutique Apartment ideal for 2 next to Las Ramblas- Best location & confort
average rating of 4.0 based on 7 reviews
5

Great unit for a great price in a prime location. Highly recommended!

  • 5 of 5

The location was the reason why we chose it, and the MAIN reason why we would recommend it to anyone who wishes to “settle-in” and explore the city as a local resident. It’s less than 5 minutes to walk to the Universitat metro stop, several bus lines, as well as the Aerobus to the airport. It’s also a very short walk to the pick-up/drop-off location for many of the day-tour bus companies (for example, wine and cava tours, etc.) There are a variety of restaurants, bars, bakeries, coffee shops and markets - all within 10 minutes. Future guests need to understand that being near the University, the surrounding streets tend to be noisy, dirty, and crowded particularly at night when the students are out drinking. We always felt safe, but it is not for everyone.

The unit itself is well maintained, clean, and a perfect size for 2 adults. We even received refreshed towels mid-way through our stay. What a pleasant surprise! Also, the booking agent (AinB) was very responsive to all of my inquiries prior to arrival.

There are only two areas of improvement:

First, the check-in process was unclear to me. Prior to leaving the USA, I emailed them our planned check-in time because I had received written instructions to provide that to them and to call upon arrival. Erroneously, I assumed that emailing them our check-in time was enough, and there would be someone to greet us at the unit at the designated time. Unlike a hotel-apartment unit, there is no reception desk or a greeter, nor did I have the international calling feature setup on my cell phone. Also the nearby payphones do not except coins, so we were unable to use them. This led to some panic, understandably. Fortunately, we were able to use the phone from a kind neighbor to call AinB, and someone was there within 5 minutes to let us into the unit. Lesson learned: either have your cell phone ready – or use a coin-operated payphone at the airport.

Second, the unit has a small washing machine (added bonus of staying there, you can pack light). There were no written instructions on how to operate it, and the buttons on the machine were indecipherable. We managed to figure it out eventually and did several loads during our stay. My suggestion would be to provide written instructions for future guests; it’s a welcome touch! Of course, this type of thing is also part of the adventure of travelling.

All said, it’s a great unit for a great price in a great location. Highly recommended!

  • Submitted: Oct 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

I thought my stay was simply fabulous! Definitely gets 5 stars from me!

  • 5 of 5

I stayed at this apartment for 13 nights and it was exactly as described in the information and the pictures that I saw.

I initially chose this apartment because of it's location. The Apartment is about a 5-10 minute walk, if that, from the city centre (Playa Catalunya) of Barcelona where it's easy to book your trips at the Tourist Information Centre and then also very easy to travel anywhere from Playa Catalunya to other places within Barcelona. Not only that, its around the corner from the very popular boulevard, Las Ramblas which has lots of restaurants, bars and shops.

I was greeted by the AinB staff (Amit) who was waiting for me outside the building, Amit was very very helpful. He gave me a brief introduction about the apartment, told me it would be cleaned every 3 days (and it was!) and that if I had any problems, I was to call him and he would do his best to get it sorted out. True to his word, my apartment regularly had a change of towels every three days. He even went as far as supplying me with extra kitchen towels when I didn't ask for them!! Top Man!!

I was very happy that I had chosen this apartment when I discovered that it had an intercom number to get in and a lift!! I know it all sounds like little things but bearing in mind I started my holiday on my own, these little things made me feel very safe to and from the property. Many of the trips I booked, the meeting and drop off point would be at Playa Catalunya, so I felt that this was also an additional benefit for me!

I would definitely recommend this apartment to friends and family should the need arise in the future and if or should I say, when I come back, I'll always check to see if this apartment is available first over any other!

  • Submitted: Jul 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Sussex, NJ
3

Perfect studio in a great location. Could have been 5 stars but no customer service.

  • 3 of 5

This studio apartment is located in the old city, around the corner from the Universidad metro stop and within walking distance to Placa Cataluna. This made the apartment a perfect spot for going anywhere in the city. I cannot say it enough, it is in a great location with an incredibly delicious bakery next door and the Rambla a few blocks away. This place is part of the Apartments to Stay, Barcelona Center. So bear in mind although you are booking through VRBO, this is a business owned property.

The negatives: Absolutely no customer service. We met someone at eh beginning of our 2 weeks. He gave us our key, answered a few questions we had and that was it. In all the VRBO we have rented, we had basic condiments in the kitchen and bathroom amenities. All we found in the bathroom was toilet paper and 2 threadbare towels. I had to call the following Tuesday for new towels and for the unit to be cleaned. The kitchen had poor quality utensils and the safe was locked and never opened. The building has an elevator and the unit has a good air condition

No matter where you stay, Barcelona is a fun, beautiful city with so much to do and to see. We loved it. The question is would we stay here again. Probably not . We would look for an apartment in a hotel or a privately owned apt. And yet, the place is clean,and in a perfect location. Too bad, the owners don't go the extra step.

  • Submitted: Nov 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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3

Perfect studio in a great location. Could have been 5 starts but no customer service

  • 3 of 5

This apartment is located in the old city, around the corner from the Metro stop, Universidad and walking distance to Placa Cataluna. This made the apartment a perfect spot for going anywhere in the city I cannot say it enough, it is in a great location, with a incredible bakery and the Rambla a few blocks away. . The apartment is part of the Apartments to Stay, Barcelona Center. So bear in mind although you are booking through VRBO, this is a business owned property.

The negatives about the apartment is the following: absolutely no customer service. We met someone at the beginning of our two weeks, he gave us our key, answered a few questions we had and that was it. In all the VRBO we had previously rented we had basic condiments in the kitchen and bathroom amenities. All we found in the bathroom was toilet paper and 2 towels, which were threadbare to say the best. I had to call a week later ask for new towels and to get cleaning service which was done the next day. The kitchen had poor quality utensils. The safe in the room was locked and could not be used.

Barcelona is a magnificent city and you will enjoy your stay no matter where you live. Would we stay here again? Maybe but would look first to a privately owned apartment or perhaps a hotel with an apartment in it. There is nothing better than getting up in the morning and having breakfast in your room, at your leisure and in your pajamas. I miss the bread from the bakery, the serrano ham from the corner store and those cheeses from the market.

  • Submitted: Oct 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Orange County,CA, USA
4

Loved your Barcelona Apartment.

  • 4 of 5

We loved stayng at your apartment. Everything was great! Loved the location, close to walk to everything. We walked our feet off! We loved all the great restaurants nearby. The only reason I did not give iyou a five star was that the instructions for checking in were not correct. We had quite a bit of anxiety trying to contact you to receive the entrance to the aprtment. You said to call you and there was no answer! Imagine my grief trying to get more change to call the other number. (my cell did not work so I was trying to use the pay phone at the airport) Fortunately someone answered and gave us instructions on where to go to meet the night manager. It was just around the corner but still, it would have been nice to know in advance to come to that address to pick up the key. (instead of going to the apartment directly) After the bad start, we did have a very nice stay and enjoyed our vacation. I would recommend this apartment to anyone. Nice little kitchen, washing machine, and very nice shower with all the fancy jets! Enjoyed being in the University area with all the young people around in the streets and lots of skateboarding, but fairly quiet.

  • Submitted: Dec 11, 2014
  • Stayed: Nov 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Mogilev, Belarus
4

A good choice while in Barcelona!

  • 4 of 5

This place is in a great location, in the old quarter close to amazing restaurants, bars, cute shops, a fresh market. A lot of the sites are walking distance and very close to a metro stop.

The apartment is within a safe and secure building. Check in and out was easy, no worries on our part

The apartment is comfortable and clean! Great Wi-Fi! A well-equipped kitchen; lots of electrical plugins. There's a TV, but it doesn’t support playback video through USB input.

Recommendations? Bring earplugs if you go to bed early or find it difficult to fall asleep when it’s noisy outside: it is a lively street, in a busy car way.

We would definitely stay here again if in Barcelona!

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
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El Raval Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Seasonal Rate
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 23 2016
1 night minimum stay
$74
 
 
Seasonal Rate
Dec 24 2016 - Dec 27 2016
1 night minimum stay
$128
 
 
Seasonal Rate
Dec 28 2016 - Jan 2 2017
1 night minimum stay
$197
 
 
Low Season
Jan 3 2017 - Feb 24 2017
1 night minimum stay
$74
 
 
WMC
Feb 25 2017 - Mar 2 2017
1 night minimum stay
$398
 
 
Seasonal Rate
Apr 12 2017 - Apr 18 2017
1 night minimum stay
$197
 
 
Seasonal Rate
Apr 28 2017 - May 2 2017
1 night minimum stay
$197
 
 
Seasonal Rate
May 12 2017 - May 14 2017
1 night minimum stay
$197
 
 
Seasonal Rate
May 31 2017 - Jun 4 2017
1 night minimum stay
$197
 
 
Seasonal Rate
Jun 15 2017 - Jun 17 2017
1 night minimum stay
$197
 
 
Seasonal Rate
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 21 2017
1 night minimum stay
$74
 
 
Seasonal Rate
Dec 22 2017 - Jan 2 2018
1 night minimum stay
$197
 
 
My Standard Rate
1 night minimum stay
$128
From
$149
Fri,Sat
 

Additional information about rental rates

Final cleaning fee $21
Refundable damage deposit $53

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

El Raval Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Elevator
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
Entertainment:
  • Television
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible

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