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Diana Dion-Arivas

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay nights

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**BEST LOCATION IN THE BORN**

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in La Ribera El Borne

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Elegant two bedroom/60m2 apartment in Plaça de Les Olles, one of the most unspoiled pedestrian squares in Barcelona's renowned 'El Born'.

The Born is the historic area between Barcelona's city park (Ciutadella) and the Gothic Quarter and is home to the famous Picasso Museum. The best tapas in the city line the narrow streets of El Born, juxtaposed amongst cosy cafes and exclusive boutiques.

Everything is just a short walk away: Santa Maria del Mar, one of the famous gothic cathedrals of Old Barcelona is virtually on the doorstep; the Port Vell, Barcelona's Old Port, is just a five minute stroll away, halfway to the beaches, bars and restaurants of Barceloneta. From the Port Vell, take the cable car to the Spanish Village on Montjuich where you will also find the Miro Museum. Las Ramblas, the colorful tree-lined promenade which connects the Colombus Column to Plaza Catalunya, is only a 10 minute walk.

The apartment is on the third floor of a small modern building with elevator. It is fully equipped to provide every comfort. You will feel right at home with cable TV, DVD, WiFi, fully equipped kitchen including Nespresso machine, washer/dryer/iron and ironing board. Fully air conditioned throughout. We even provide a computer for you to check your emails.

The living room balcony overlooks the colorful pedestrian square with its cafes and boutiques. And, best of all, the two double bedrooms are located at the back of the apartment, allowing for a peaceful night's sleep.

Getting around is a breeze: there are two metro stations within a five minute walk; the Touristic Bus stops just off the Plaza and taxis and busses are plentiful, allowing easy access to the airport and train station.

Keywords: Elegant, quiet two bedroom/1 and a half bath apartment with balcony

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Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only

Diana Dion-Arivas

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Hello, I live in the province of Girona and often go to Barcelona for concerts and the art museums.

Diana Dion-Arivas purchased this apartment in 2003

I love Barcelona's ancient center and wanted to have my own pied à terre in the heart of this vibrant and fascinating area.

Staying in El Born has so many benefits. Great restaurants, fantastic museums and easy access to the airport.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Separate WC's1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay nights
Prior to paying a reservation deposit, always verify payment instructions by calling the number on this listing.
Trust & Security
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Reviews

Reviews for this holiday apartment rental in La Ribera El Borne, Spain

36 Reviews Write a Review
**Best Location in the Born**
average rating of 4.9166665 based on 36 reviews
business
**Best Location in the Born**
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p352509vb
+34 616553400
La Ribera El Borne Ciutat Vella
South Carolina
5

Unbeatable location, comfortable and clean apt!

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 15-Dec-2013
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2013
We spent three nights in this apartment with our two children (age 7 & 9) and couldn't have been more pleased with it. From it's doorstep you can access pedestrian streets and squares lined with quaint shops and restaurants. It's also convenient to taxis and public transportation. We immediately felt at home away from home and wouldn't hesitate to say here again. Diana was lovely to deal with, always prompt and professional. And Rachel was helpful upon check in and check out. You won't regret staying here!
Helpful votes: 3/3
business
**Best Location in the Born**
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p352509vb
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La Ribera El Borne Ciutat Vella
5

Perfect location, lovely apartment - would stay here again

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 17-Oct-2013
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2013
Great location, heart of Born District, but quiet (windows closed, zero noise). And if you like, AC, but we never needed it, but I think in the summer it would be a must.
We walked everywhere from here, and felt very safe. the building has a secure outer door with key, then a key code for the elevator, then a key to apartment.
Main bath was very large, and a good shower. Smaller bath had just toilet and sink, but that worked out perfectly.
Kitchen has everything you may need, we just made breakfast (great pastry shop just a min walk away - Hofman Pastisseria - Flassaders 44).
We appreciated the washer/dryer in the unit too!
Anytime we needed anything, immediate response from staff! Really great place, and worth the price.
If we have any complaint, the beds a bit hard, but that seems the case is most Europe cities, pillows were fine.
Very clean and tidy, nothing broken, dishes nice, tons of glasses for all types wine/drinks/cava. There is a dishwasher too!
We were very happy here for 6 nights, and would highly recommend. There were 3 adults staying in appt. Our favorite thing was the location......perfect!!!!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 3/3
business
**Best Location in the Born**
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p352509vb
+34 616553400
La Ribera El Borne Ciutat Vella
Toronto
5

Super Apt and Location!!

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 25-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
Our stay in beautiful Barcelona was great! And the apartment was part of the charm of the city for us.The apartment was lovely and large, clean, very well stocked and centrally located. We always stay in apts when we travel to Europe and this was the nicest so far.We made good use of the computer/printer and internet to pre-purchase museum tickets and search things to do. It was our first time to Barcelona and we were travelling with our two kids - 15 and 12. The apartment is located on a quaint plaza with restaurants and local and tourist activity but not noisy at all. The balconies let us bring the outside in when we wanted and the A/C was welcoming after a long day outside. We felt safe and comfortable walking to and from the many nearby shops and restaurants at all times of the day and night. Everything we needed was just a short a walk away! Beaches, great shopping and tapas, grocery stores and even the Picasso museum was only a 2 min walk! We enjoyed the Sunday flea market that begins just up the block from the plaza we were on. Brad was very helpful in showing us around the apt and telling us about the city, and even arranged our taxi to the airport. It could not have gone better. I'd definitely recommend this rental to friends travelling to Barcelona. Thanks!!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Property under previous ownership / management during this stay
Helpful votes: 2/2
business
**Best Location in the Born**
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p352509vb
+34 616553400
La Ribera El Borne Ciutat Vella
5

Amazing Apartment!

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 18-Jul-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
Diana, a great thank you to you and your staff. We had such an amazing time in Barcelona. The apartment was perfect. We stayed in the apartment for 6 nights with our 2 teenage children. They too loved the apartment and Barcelona. We have always tried to stay in apartments on our travels to Europe and this was the best apartment we have ever stayed in. The apartment is beautiful just like the photos. The location is amazing. The owners have thought of everything that you would need. It was our home away from home. We hope to come back again and would recommend this apartment to our family and friends. Don't hesitate - book it - you won't be disappointed!!!!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Property under previous ownership / management during this stay
Helpful votes: 1/1
business
**Best Location in the Born**
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p352509vb
+34 616553400
La Ribera El Borne Ciutat Vella
North Carolina
5

Ideal location for our introduction to beautiful Barcelona

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 03-Jul-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
Our family of four arrived from Madrid and were delighted that the apartment is in a pedestrian-only section. The taxi can take you to Plaza de Palau, and it's just a few yards to the little square of the apartment. Our daughters (in their early 20's) were comfortable in the twin bedroom, and my husband and I had room for our things as well----luggage stores nicely in the entryway. Very handy to have the spacious half-bath, and the owner supplies very nice amenities for your stay, as well as a bottle of wine, chocolates, and fruit. We bought breakfast items, but ate out for other meals. It's a matter of stepping outside the door to find delicious food, and there is excellent shopping in all the little streets of El Born. The apartment is close to the Picasso Museum, which is on a lovely little street, and is also close to Port Vell, Las Ramblas, etc. The only time we took a taxi was to Parc Guell and to La Sagrada Familia. Barcelona is a gorgeous city, rich in history and art, and the people are very welcoming and friendly. I would definitely stay in this apartment again, and my husband and I do hope to return to Barcelona. Be sure to go to Cal Pep---best to book ahead, and Diana, the excellent property manager, can do this for you. Alternatively, be sure to get in the line for lunch, by 12:45---they open at noon and it fills up fast! We were lucky to get a table in the back room one night----don't miss this very special, tiny restaurant, practically next door to the apartment. Diana is wonderful to work with in planning your trip, and Rachel will greet you and check you out. The entire process is very well done, and we always stay in apartments when we travel in Europe. This was one of the best. Highly recommended!
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Property under previous ownership / management during this stay
Helpful votes: 2/2

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Availability & Rates

Rental rates for this holiday apartment in La Ribera El Borne, Ciutat Vella

Notes

  • 195 euros/nt
  • Euro
  • 2013 rates: 195 euros per night, plus tax (10%) for up to 4.
  • Minimum stay three nights. Refundable damage deposit, 250 euros, due on arrival.
  • Final cleaning fee: 95 euros, including tax.
  • Baby crib and high chair available at no extra charge.
  • Discounts are available during low season and for longer stays. Please ask us for
  • a quotation.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in La Ribera El Borne in Ciutat Vella

Property Type:
  • apartment
General:
  • Elevator
  • Wireless Internet
  • Computer Available ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Telephone ...
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
Kitchen:
  • Kitchen
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Cooking Utensils
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1) highest qualtiy queen size bed in bedroom 1, Twin or Single Beds (2) twin beds in bedroom 2 can be converted to queen size bed, Baby Cribs (1)
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • limited accessibility
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • golf
  • water skiing
Notes:
Nespresso coffee machine. iPod dock.