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

Overview

Property

Updated: 21-Jun-2017
  • Sleeps 5
  • 2 Bedrooms
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Washing machine
  • Towels provided
  • Linens provided
  • Accept Credit Cards
  • Bookable online

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

Top Traveller Review

About the Owner

Carmen Gratacos
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Catalan
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
21 June, 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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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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50 Reviews

Very Good! 4.2/5 -
(50 traveller reviews)

4

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!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 18, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

Very good

  • 4 of 5

Excellent location, very comfortable beds and well equipped kitchen

  • Review Submitted: Jun 15, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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4

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.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 9, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Portland, OR
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Owner terrific, location excellent, lodging basic

  • 3 of 5

Owner very helpful, readily available by email to answer queries, suggest eating options. Building is close to many tourist sites and relatively quiet, but under construction and encased with scaffolding. Unit up several steep, narrow flights of stairs. It's rooms are segmented strangely, reflecting it's age, with some raised thresholds and lowered doorjams. Well supplied but furnishings worn. Could have used a more thorough cleaning.

  • Review Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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golden, colorado, usa
5

Great Location!

  • 5 of 5

My wife, daughter and I had a wonderful time during our stay. The apartment is within easy walking distance of great tapas bars, shopping and museums, etc. We will definitely book again next time in Barcelona!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Wonderful apartment

  • 5 of 5

This spacious, fun apartment was perfect for our family of four. The beds are very comfortable, the apartment has everything you need, and the location is unbeatable. You can easily stroll to the beach, the Ramblas, the Gotti neighborhood, and more. We were especially grateful when we had an error in our reservation (my error!), and Carmen was very helpful and kind in making it easy to fix. we will stay again, on our next trip to Barcelona. Molly Vosburg, USA

  • Review Submitted: Mar 30, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
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Location

Activity and Interests

Nearest Airport : BCN airport at 15 Kilometres Nearest Barpub : at 50 Metres Nearest Train : Estacion de Francia at 200 Metres Nearest Motorway : at 500 Metres Nearest Restaurant : at 20 Miles Nearest Beach : Mar Bella at 500 Metres 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)

Prices and Availability

Rental rates

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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Spring
18 Apr 2017 - 26 Jun 2017
2 night minimum stay
£312
for 2 nights
From
£135
£926
 
 
Summer Season
27 Jun 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
4 night minimum stay
£615
for 4 nights
From
£143
 
 
Fall Season
1 Sep 2017 - 1 Nov 2017
3 night minimum stay
£446
for 3 nights
From
£135
£926
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter Season
2 Nov 2017 - 22 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£320
for 3 nights
From
£93
£632
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas Season
24 Dec 2017 - 4 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
£716
for 5 nights
From
£135
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter season 2
5 Jan 2018 - 23 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
£320
for 3 nights
From
£93
 
 
Mobile World Congres
24 Feb 2018 - 3 Mar 2018
5 night minimum stay
£1,053
for 5 nights
From
£202
 

Additional pricing information

Final cleaning £42.11

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.
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Facilities

Property Type

  • apartment

Theme

  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions

General

  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet

Kitchen

  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster

Dining

  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area

Entertainment

  • DVD Player
  • Television

Suitability

  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Location Type

  • city centre
  • near the sea

Attractions

  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • zoo

Leisure Activities

  • sight seeing
  • walking

Local Services & Businesses

  • fitness centre
  • groceries

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • cycling
  • fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing

Floor Area

  • 85 m²

Bathrooms

  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, washbasin
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet, Shower Enclosure, washbasin

Bedrooms

  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
  • Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
  • Extra bed available, under request, in room 2, home linen included. Cot available, under request.

Outside

  • Balcony

Meals

  • Self-catering

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only

Notes:

  • 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