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Exquisite Renovated Flat-Full of History in the City Center.

Owner

Member since: 2009
Speaks English, Spanish, Catalan
People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms3
Separate WC's1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

Owner

Member since: 2009
Speaks English, Spanish, Catalan
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
8 April, 2015
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Exquisite Renovated Flat-Full of History in the City Center.

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms3
Separate WC's1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in La Ribera El Borne - Exquisite flat in city center

2 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, sleeps up to 12 (convined 449548)

An Unforgettable opportunity to experience Barcelona, staying in a charming 17th century building once a palace. This Unique two bedroom two bath apartment has lots of history in it. It was renovated in 2009 by an extremely sensitive architect that mixed the old art of the building with comfortable areas (that are going to make your vacation very special). It has 4 m high ceilings with wood beams, stonewalls, hydraulic mosaic tiles.

The master bedroom is equipped with its own double rain shower and basin. The shower has lots of history - its walls are covered with a 100-year-old double wood door and it has a unique Murano glass lamp. The other bedroom keeps the original hydraulic floor, which is a true piece of art. There is an additional bathroom with its impressive shower located where once was the stone entrance of the palace. The NEW third additional bathroom has design toilet and washing hands basin (built in December 2011 with lots of style and avant-grade)

You also have your fully equipped kitchen with dishwasher and first class electrical appliances. The living room can accommodate two extra people on its sofa bed. There is also a separate dining room with a Le Corbusier table that fits six people.

WE HAVE INSTALLED A NEW DOUBLE SOUNDPROOF WINDOW TO AVOID THE NORMAL NOISE OF A VIBRANT CITY SUCH AS BARCELONA (July 2011).

ADDITIONAL AMENITIES:

* Complementary bottle of Spanish wine and fruit

* Air conditioning and Runtal heating

* High quality Chortex Peremium towels and cotton linens provided (Zara Home and Calvin Kelin)

* Design Furniture in each room

* Soundproof double glass windows. NEW soundproof double window. Maximum noise isolation

* TV, DVD and Wi-Fi

* Fully equipped kitchen and laundry

We hope you can be comfortable in our flat.

Fully HUTB licensed

More Details
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Owner (Owner)
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, Spanish, Catalan
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
8 April, 2015

About Owner

I am a very dynamic person. I love to travel and meet new cultures. Recently I move out of the city with my wife and two daughter and this was the flat I used to live while in Barcelona.

Owner purchased this apartment in 2006

Why Owner chose La Ribera El Borne

Its a very centrally located apartment full of history. Its a 300 year old flat that has been refurbish maintaining the old features. An amazing space to have a great vacation

What makes this apartment unique

We offer the possibility of private walking tours. Included on the price we offer a full concierge service before and while in Barcelona. We are a local family offering a very personalized service to our guest.

Why HomeAway

People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms3
Separate WC's1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 - 5 nights
Book with confidence
Book with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Trust & Security
Free protection up to £700 for all bookings.
£10,000 fraud protection when you pay using the secure HomeAway Payments system. 
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Reviews

4.9
based on 110 holidaymaker reviews

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Exquisite Renovated Flat-Full of History in the City Center.
average rating of 4.918182 based on 110 reviews
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5

Wonderful stay in Barcelona

  • 5 of 5

We absolutely loved our stay in this beautiful flat. It is in an excellent location and very clean and beautiful inside with character and charm. Victor was great to deal with and made some really helpful suggestions and recommendations. We highly recommend staying here!

  • Review Submitted: Feb 9, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Fantastic Flat

  • 5 of 5

You will LOVE this flat! My wife and I stayed here for a week at the end of December 2014. The location is amazing. Great little restaurants with in an easy walk. Metro is also a short stroll...maybe 5 minutes, but you will love the walk. From there get anywhere you want to go. We bought the 4 day all you can ride pass and only used a taxi once (new years eve). Close to the stop for the double decker tour bus which we recommend if you want to learn more about Barcelona and hit all the top attractions quickly and easily. Not even 15 steps from the front door is a little market to get things you may have forgotten or just to stock up on wine or some groceries. Coffee and espresso shops are just a few steps farther. We would stop on the way home and pick up some of the incredible pastries for breakfast the next day. A very safe and intimate neighborhood. The flat is one short set of steps to the first floor. Very spacious for two people. Everything was so easy to operate we had ZERO problem with anything in the flat. Victor and family have it down to a science. You will like the little outdoor space in back for just hanging out. The interior design is very up to date while keeping the charm of old Barcelona. Super clean and quiet. We used the washing machine several times for towels and clothes. There is not a dryer in the unit but you can hang outside on the clothesline on the private patio. You will really like Victor. He was quick to respond to all our questions and is like your own personal concierge if you any questions or need recommendations. Really can't express how great this location is. We really enjoyed walking in the neighborhood. We often think back to our time in Barcelona and how much more special it was having our own "home" to come back to everyday.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 24, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

A Charming Apartment

  • 5 of 5

Two couples stayed in this flat for a week. Everything about this apartment is exactly as described, even better! First off, you cannot find a better location! It is in the midst of Old Town, lots of excellent restaurants and close to the metro. We hired Miguel as our tour guide for 2 days and he was thorough and delightful. There is nothing about Barcelona that he doesn't know. We exchanged emails with Victor before we got there and he answered all of them promptly. We had a worry-free vacation, thanks to Victor and his families forethought to details. We highly recommend this apartment and hope to come back again!

  • Review Submitted: Jan 5, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Perfect Barcelona Flat

  • 5 of 5

Good location! Apartment was well appointed and attractively decorated. Victor answered all emails immediately and was very helpful with restaurant recommendations and ordering a taxi back to the airport for us. Apartment was in a wonderful area with a great market just steps away.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 4, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Perfect apartment in a perfect location

  • 5 of 5

A tranquil, beautifully appointed, perfectly located apartment. We stayed for 4 nights and had an absolutely wonderful time. The owner is immensely accommodating providing us with spot on recommendations for restaurants, activities etc, the entire time we were there. The apartment is unique in its proximity to many of the best attractions in Barcelona, and a brief walk to the nearest Metro. You will absolutely love this place. We hope to come back again soon.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 3, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
5

Barcelona gem

  • 5 of 5

I went to barcelona (with 4 kids in tow!) before my husband arrived for our cruise out if Barcelona. Miguel met me at the apartment and helped me get all of our luggage up the one flight if stairs- He was awesome in explaining everything and telling me to contact him with any issues.

Victor was always available and was incredibly prompt in all if his email replies and all the info given before we arrived was spot on!!

The apartment itself was great! The kids loved it and the patio was great for sitting outside and relaxing. There was no noise! We slept great and being so close to all the restaurants and shopping one could ever want. We WILL be returning soon and will definitely stay here. I highly recommend it. Oh and my daughter left her cell phone there and once we realized it we contacted Victor ( who replied right away) and they mailed it back to us in the states!! What a great experience all the way around

  • Review Submitted: Aug 6, 2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

Location

Nearest Airport
25 Kilometres
Barcelona International
Nearest Barpub
Nearest Ferry
1.5 Kilometres
Port Barcelona
Nearest Train
0.4 Kilometres
Plaza Catalunya
Nearest Beach
0.75 Kilometres
Barceloneta
Car: not necessary

Possibility to book private walking tours.

The flat is located in the City Center. There are many restaurants, cafes and bars close by. you also have a local stall Market (Santa Caterina Market) and the famous Art Nouveau Palau de la Musica Catalana (Catalan Music Palace). the most important sightseeing's are on walking distance (The Cathedaral,Picasso Museum, Santa Maria del Mar Church, Barcelonta fisherman's quarter, Catalunya Sq, Paseo de Gracia with all the nice Art Nouveau houses...)

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Prices & Availability

From €200 Nightly

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

Rental Basis:
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Prices quoted in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
high
9 Mar 2015 - 3 Oct 2015
4 night minimum stay
€1,260
for 4 nights
From
€290
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add €30 per night, per additional guest
 
Special
4 Oct 2015 - 10 Oct 2015
4 night minimum stay
€1,060
for 4 nights
From
€240
 
 
High
11 Oct 2015 - 30 Nov 2015
4 night minimum stay
€1,260
for 4 nights
From
€290
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add €30 per night, per additional guest
 
Low
1 Dec 2015 - 17 Dec 2015
4 night minimum stay
€1,100
for 4 nights
From
€250
€1,850
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add €30 per night, per additional guest
 
High
18 Dec 2015 - 7 Jan 2016
4 night minimum stay
€1,260
for 4 nights
From
€290
€2,130
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add €30 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
€900
for 4 nights
From
€200
From
€210
Fri,Sat,Sun
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add €30 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning fee €100
Notes Prices are on 4 people occupancy. Each additional person is 30 Eur per night.

IMPORTANT CANCELLATION POLICY 20% is not refundable

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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 90 m²
Location Type:
  • city centre
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Alarm Clock
  • Basic Soaps
  • Bottled Water
  • Broadband Access
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Parking ...
  • Safe
  • Shampoo
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen ...
  • Kitchenette
  • Microwave ...
  • Mini Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 - Shower Enclosure , Unique designed shower and cabinet
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Unique designed shower with stone wall
    Bathroom 3 - Toilet
    Bathroom 4 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
  • The architect decided to have a master room with comfort and avant-garde. There is a double glass cabin with rain shower, whose rear side is a double-leaf wood door with its original wrought iron hinges and lock, over 100 years old, on which six coats of marine varnish were applied for total waterproofing. And it also has a 'cabinet' type washbasin with a big mirror, that wasn't there for the pictures. The room has 4 meters high ceilings with wooden beams and the architect didn't accept to have a 'toilet' inside the room (we tried to convince him, but he said that we would definitely ruin the sense of the room). There are another two bathroom one with shower, a cabinet and a toilet with a window and another one with toilet and washing hand basin.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Cot , 2 Sofa bed/Futon , One doubble and one sigle sleep sofa
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Large Double Bed , 2 Single Bed , This bedroom can be configurated with a queen bed or 2 twins
  • The master bedroom is equipped with its own double rain shower and basin. The shower has lots of history - its walls are covered with a 100-year-old double wood door and it has a unique Murano glass lamp. The other bedroom keeps the original hydraulic floor, which is a true piece of art. There is an additional bathroom with its impressive shower located where once was the stone entrance of the palace.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television ...
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Terrace ...
  • Barbecue
  • Outdoor Grill Gas
  • Terrace
  • Wood Decking
  • 4 garden chairs
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • laundrette - not serviced
  • duty free shops
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • synagogues
  • theme parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • beachcombing
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature golf
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • Shelling
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • Wildlife Viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • Basketball Court
  • Cross Country Skiing
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • hunting
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • Kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountaineering
  • paragliding
  • Parasailing
  • Racquetball
  • rafting
  • Rock Climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • ski
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • Snowboarding
  • Snowmobiling
  • caving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
ADDITIONAL AMENITIES: Complementary bottle of Spanish wine and fruit - Air conditioning and Runtal heating - High quality cotton towels and cotton linens provided - Design Furniture in each room - Soundproof double glass windows - TV, DVD and Wi-Fi - Fully equipped kitchen and laundry - We hope you can be comfortable in our flat. High quality cotton towels and cotton linens provided, Spanish wine and fruit welcome pack, tasteful and stylish furniture (Le Corbusier dinning table and murano glass lamp), Unique double rain shower, soundproof double glazing

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