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Passeig De Gracia- Plaza Catalunya. Heart of the City.Best Location.

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1 - 5 nights

About the property

Apartment, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)

Official Licence number: HUTB-007845




A wonderful, spacious, open plan Studio loft with 24 hour wifi connection if you bring your laptop. The absolute best location possible. You cannot be more centrally located. Passeig de Gracia is the most upmarket avenue of Barcelona with the best shops and Gaudi buildings = Casa Batllo and La pedrera are in the same avenue. Being on the corner of Plaza Catalunya, puts you in the heart of the city with the best public transport connections, the airport shuttle bus and of course, most things of interest within walking distance.

This is a wonderful gem in every way: Excellent large Studio Loft with oodles of character within an extremely elegant turn of the century modernista building, AND, with the best location possible - PASSEIG DE GRACIA/PASEO DE GRACIA.

Just look at a map and you can see immediately that an apartment on PASSEIG DE GRACIA, seconds from the famous LAS RAMBLAS is a real find! This is THE address in Barclona. The Studio Loft is part of a beautiful grand building as one would expect from the location, PASSEIG DE GRACIA - THE ADDRESS IN BARCELONA.

You enter into a wonderful marble hall with elaborate wrought iron work, stained glass and an extremely elegant staircase. You can see immediately that this is a very fine building indeed. There are two glass lifts/elevators up to the fifth floor where the spacious, very high ceilinged, Studio Loft is located in the 'Mansard' - excellent views.

As you enter you immediately notice the space of this very stylish Studio Loft with enormously high wooden cathedral style ceilings - I could easily add another floor but like the feel and character of this home as it is.

The bathroom is also spacious and is all white, marble and clean with bathtub, shower, bidet etc etc.

The kitchen area has all that is needed for a very comfortable stay - naturally all crockery, cutlery etc is provided.

Here you will find an oven, burners, toaster,coffee makers, electric kettle, microwave, fridge, washing machine etc etc. the living area is very comfortable and cosy and naturally fully furnished with armchair, sofas, bookshelves, TV, music centre, cupboard space, dining table and chairs. The sleeping area has a Queen size bed and ample wardrobe space.

Naturally it is fully air conditioned and heated. What more can I say??This is truly an exceptional property in the absolute best position possible in town!! I consider this to be of very good value.

Just seconds from Plaza Catalunya and therefore a two minute walk to the famous Las Ramblas and the Gothic Quarter. PASSEIG DE GRACIA of course has the famous Gaudi buildings, Casa Batllo and La Pedrera PLUS all the best shops in town!! All within literally minutes of the Studio. The Location could not be bettered.

To cover some basics - Yes, all linen, towels, cutlery, crockery etc are provided. .

The supermarket is located just a minute away and is open till 1000pm nightly (except Sundays). I shall be pleased to answer any questions you may have regarding your stay in this lovely mediterranean city and happy to welcome you to this super Studio Loft.



Keywords: Studio Loft, Elegant residential, city centre, central,

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Member since: 2001
Speaks: english
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
January 21, 2017

About The Owner

Hello, I am Derek, a freelance European Tour Director and a Londoner.

The Owner purchased this apartment in 1998

Why The Owner chose Barcelona

This is an easy question! I chose to live on Passeig de Gracia as it is 'THE' address in Barcelona. Passeig de Gracia is the most elegant and most central avenue of the city. Having lived for two years on Passeig de Gracia, loving every minute of the sheer ease of living within walking distance of everything and being in the heart of such a wonderful city, I decided to buy another apartment, this lovely studio loft in 1998. My original home on Passeig de Gracia is listing 11323 which is also on VRBO. This studio had everything I wanted: The right location, a beautiful period building, unusual ceiling features and a magnificent view of the city.

What makes this apartment unique

I often stay at this flat when in Barcelona. This is in the middle of everything - a perfect location. Diagonally opposite is Barcelona's main department store with an extremely well stocked supermarket with wet fish counter, butcher , greengrocer and fruiterer - all the best products opposite my studio loft. Arrival and departure is also fantastically easy, I feel spoilt! The Airbus to the airport departs and arrives just outside El Corte Ingles, the above mentioned department store - in other words, opposite the flat.

The new Apple store is just next door.

When staying here, I very rarely use transport of any kind as I can walk everywhere. In the summer months, the beach is just a 10 minute(if that) metro ride away.

Guestbook comments from the owner


We enjoyed our stay in Barcelona, especially in your loft. It had everything we needed. We would recommend this rental to anyone thinking of renting in Barcelona. The location couldn't have been better.

Martin was extremely helpful.

Bob and Carol
Sep 2014
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Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
(84 traveler reviews)

Passeig De Gracia- Plaza Catalunya. Heart of the City.Best Location.
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 216 reviews

Yes I Would book again.

  • 4 of 5

For location and enjoyment of Barcelona.

Derek has a excellent offering, with walk ability and if needed further access to non required transportation.

I had a Hugh and pleasant surprise in that I lost 10lbs whist eating 4-5 times per day in Barcelona.

The aeroBus is the best method with pickup & drop off is at most a half of a block from the front door of his building.

The price point is in line with Circulo Ecuestre a private club that we had available however Derek's offering has a wonderful location and unique feel within the building. However No swimming pool or weight room..laughing.

My only constructive observation would be to include a combo washer/dryer and possibly more hot water.

This as I was traveling with a teenager.

Absolutely would book again.


Ej from Seattle

  • Submitted: Jan 3, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your kind words Eric. Many Regards Derek
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Amazing Find

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at this wonderful place three nights in early October. We took the fast, clean, and inexpensive Airbus from the airport to its final destination, the Plaza Catalonia, which stops around one hundred and fifty yards from this great place. Since we already studied the city's transportation system, we realized that this apartment is so centrally located that we can walk to almost anywhere on our long "must visit" list: the Picasso Museum, the La Sagrada Familia, the La Rambla, and numerous restaurants, The building is very impressive and the apartment is perfect with great views, comfortable furniture and bed, a compact yet full kitchen, which included a dishwasher and a scarce but greatly needed washing machine! Derek was great to work with and responded promptly to our questions, and made sure we had everything that we needed. You will not regret choosing this classy apartment!

  • Submitted: Nov 30, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Len. I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay. Many Regards Derek
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Orange County

This is why I choose VRBO

  • 5 of 5

It's places like this that make me happy to choose an apartment rental over staying in a hotel. The experience here was great. The location was very convenient, close to metro stops and the metro is quite easy to use. We didn't use it, but I also saw buses nearby (maybe a 5 minute walk) that go to and from the airport throughout the day.

My husband and I stayed here for 3 days during a 3 week trip around Europe for our honeymoon. We stayed in many VRBO rentals throughout the trip and this one was our favorite. The bed was so comfortable! Did not need to use AC, heating or washer but it seemed pretty straightforward the way Hercles explained it.There's not much else to say as this rental has so many great reviews and deserves it.

  • Submitted: Nov 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Jordan Thank you so much for your kind words and I am pleased you enjoyed your stay and found it comfortable. Congratulations on your recent wedding. Many Regards Derek
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Delray Beach, Florida, USA

Excellent Location

  • 4 of 5

Right in the middle of Barcelona, walking distance to La Rambla and all the neighborhoods of interest in the center of the city. Access to restaurants and stores is very convenient.

  • Submitted: Nov 4, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Fernando Thank you for your kind words. I am pleased you enjoyed your stay. Many Regards Derek
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Location, location & little gem!

  • 5 of 5

If a central location with proximity to all the major highlights Barcelona has to offer, this studio apartment is ideal for 2 persons. Also very easy access to bus link to and from airport. The studio is in a charming building and has everything you need for a stay, short or long. Clean and well equipped. Great communication with owner to coordinate arrival and departure.

  • Submitted: Oct 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you Yvonne. I am so pleased you had a good time.
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Phoenix, AZ

The perfect Barcelona apartment

  • 5 of 5

I can only add to what everyone else has said about how wonderful this apartment is. It's small but has everything you need. The bed is great, location is close to everything you would want to see, restaurants are everywhere, it has an elevator (!), the bathroom is spacious, everything is very comfortable. You feel like you are staying in someone's home. Derek is great to work with and so is Hercules. Checking in was easy. One of the things I really liked is there is no list of "don't do this" like so many rentals have. Instead, you are treated like an adult that knows how to respect the apartment and the other people in the building. So refreshing. Thanks for making this apartment available.

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Rhonda. Many Regards Derek
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Car: not necessary

The Very Heart of The City. Walking distance to most sights. Passeig de Gracia - Barcelona's most elegant Avenue, Barrio Gotico and Las Ramblas.

This is the very Heart of the City. Best Location.


Rates & Availability

Dreta de l'Eixample Apartment Rental Rates

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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Off Season
Jan 12 2017 - Feb 24 2017
3 night minimum stay
One Nighter
Feb 25 2017 - Feb 25 2017
1 night minimum stay
Feb 26 2017 - Mar 2 2017
5 night minimum stay
Two Nighter
Apr 19 2017 - Apr 20 2017
2 night minimum stay
Two Nighter
Apr 27 2017 - Apr 28 2017
2 night minimum stay
One Nighter
May 3 2017 - May 3 2017
1 night minimum stay
One Nighter
May 12 2017 - May 12 2017
1 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $215
Departure Cleaning $64

A local tax of 0.72 cents per person per night will be collected in cash at check in.
Extra person fee of €12 per night paid on arrival in cash.
Late check in after 22h is €30.

Owner'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.
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Dreta de l'Eixample Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Elevator
  • Linens Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1), Baby Cribs (1)
  • CD Player
  • Television
  • non smoking only
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries

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