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AMAZING LUXURY DUPLEX APARTMENT IN EL BORN -WIFI, LIFT, PARKING- VERY CENTRAL

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Carmen Gratacos

Speaks French, Russian, Spanish, English, Catalan
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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

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Carmen Gratacos

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AMAZING LUXURY DUPLEX APARTMENT IN EL BORN -WIFI, LIFT, PARKING- VERY CENTRAL

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in La Ribera El Borne - Audrey Santa Maria II

2 br. apartment , 4/5 guests, near Sta. Maria del Mar, the Old Port and the sea

Luxurious sunny apartment in an old but completely renewed building located in the main historic city centre of Barcelona. This is a duplex apartment with two double bedrooms: master bedroom with a King size bed (200x160cm); second bedroom with two twin beds (200x80cm) that can be joined.

A Fully-equipped bathroom and a modern, fully-equipped kitchen.

Spacious living area with two leather sofas; 32” TV screen; and a dining area, with a table that can accomodate 4/5 people.

Amenities and services:

Conveniently located near underground (Jaume I, yellow line), train , bus, tourist bus and taxi stops.

Recently, fully refurbished apartment with high-quality safety and security systems.

Five-star amenities and services including:

Top quality, comfortable beds, equipped with non-allergic pillows and high-quality, cotton linen.

Luxury bathroom, equipped with a set of high-quality, cotton towels per person (beach towels available upon request).

Air conditioning and central heating in all rooms. Double glazing, soundproof windows. Large wardrobe in all bedrooms.

Fully-equipped kitchen with laundry appliances and facilities.

Complete entertainment system, including TV and CD player. Free Wi-Fi with high-speed broadband internet connection

Wide range of appliances: fridge, freezer, glass ceramic hob, electric oven, microwave, kettle, coffee maker, toaster, dishwasher, washing machine, dryer, iron with ironing table, hairdryer and vacuum cleaner.

Cot and high chair available upon request.

Parking available on request (20 euros per day).

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Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible

Carmen Gratacos

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Speaks French, Russian, Spanish, English, Catalan
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights
Prior to paying a reservation deposit, always verify payment instructions by calling the number on this listing.
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

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

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Amazing luxury duplex apartment in El Born -WIFI, lift, Parking- very central
average rating of 4.5 based on 10 reviews
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Amazing luxury duplex apartment in El Born -WIFI, lift, Parking- very central
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p443811
+34 933722183
La Ribera El Borne Ciutat Vella
4

Great Location

  • 4 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 03-Oct-2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
In all, we loved the unit and the location. My only complaint would be getting there. The apartment is located in an area where motor vehicles aren't allowed to drive into, so our cab driver dropped us off a couple blocks away from where we were supposed to meet to get the keys. Being a complete stranger to Barcelona, it was a bit of a challenge trying to navigate to the apartment. However, we managed and it all worked out.

Aside from that, loved the apartment. It was clean, safe and spacious. The location was perfect..close to the waterfront, metro and Las Ramblas. I personally adore old Spanish architecture, so I loved that the apartment is situated in the Gothic Quarter and you can see a lot of this.

Everything in the listing is an accurate depiction of what to expect. Carmen was responsive and helpful. Our stay here was very relaxing!
Helpful votes: 2/2
business
Amazing luxury duplex apartment in El Born -WIFI, lift, Parking- very central
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p443811
+34 933722183
La Ribera El Borne Ciutat Vella
4

Excellent location! Comfortable beds!

  • 4 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 08-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
Apartment was exactly as stated except for the WiFi.The password was changed on our last day and we were not given new one.We called Carmen but she didn't seem able to help as speedily as we needed-we were leaving the next morning. Since the password title was Banys Orientals, we went over to the hotel (Banys Orientals was one block away & operates some rooms in the apartment building as an addition to their hotel) to ask if they could get it working again as we were leaving the next day. They said the owner of our apartment was stealing the internet and they felt bad for us, but could not give us the new password even for one evening. If WiFi is advertised, it should be legal!

Also, there is a safe in the room, but the batteries were dying & we got our passports locked in it- had to wait nearly 8 hours for Carmen to come and unlock it. Also, the sink stopper stuck in the bathroom and the guy came to fix it 30 hours later as it happened on a Sunday morning. Luckily there were 2 sinks. There is only 1 mirror (which is in the bathroom) and with 4 adults, it was difficult getting ready. It would be nice to have a full length mirror. Also, the whole apartment would look soooo much better if there were headboards on the beds and a few pieces of artwork or paintings on the wall. It is very stark and that would not cost very much at all and would increase it's value too! There were only 2 wine glasses and one was cracked but we used it anyway. There should be at least 4. Last but very important!- No bath mat is supplied and the shower is only partially enclosed and the shower head is hard to adjust so we had to use half our towels just to keep the floor dry every day- there should be a rubber backed bath mat as the floor is wood and will eventually get ruined... plus the shower head should be able to be adjusted better so you can aim it.Great pressure!

Initially we were only given 1 set of keys which was very difficult and after 2 days of juggling who would be home to let the others in, we asked for another set(initially we were told they only had one).We got the other set so life became easier.

Apartment was very clean and comfortable.Beds were comfy & climate control (a/c) was great.Carmen was very friendly & so was her staff at the pharmacy (where you will pick up the keys)Noise is not an issue.

I would stay here again if she owned the WiFi! Location is amazing! Eat at Bubo & Arcano's & get olive bread at Baluard's in Barceloneta!
Owner's Response: Fortunately, the bottom line in the customer's review is what we think it is important: we and our staff at the pharmacy try to be friendly and helpful, our apartments are clean, well-set and confortable, and the location is ideal for a short vacation in BCN. We are very glad to hear that, despite the inconveniences reported by these customers, they conclude that they would stay again in the apartment, and we hope that next time they do not have any unfortunate incidents or inconveniences.
We are sorry that our customer was unhappy about certain aspects of the flat, but we feel that the comments are unfair. For this reason, we need to provide our views on this:
We do not 'steal' Internet signal in any of our apartments. In the building in c/ Canvis Nous we have our own high-speed optical fiber internet connection. However, we made a deal with the director of the Hotel Banys Orientals to share our networks as a backup solution. It might be that the front desk officer at the Hotel was not aware of this, but the hotel director is fully aware of our agreement (which is why he gave us the password) and by no means we are trying to make unauthorised use of any wifi network.
Regarding the access to the safe, there was no problem at all with the batteries. We are very sorry that our customers were unable to follow the three easy steps procedure to set a new code in the safe and that they did not check that they had set the code correctly before locking the safe with their belongings inside. Even if this is not our fault, we feel that coming to open the safe again within the next 8 hours is an excellent service!
The plumber reported to us that there was nothing wrong with the sink, rather that the customer simply failed to understand the system
We took the option of minimalist non-intrusive decoration, which seems to have worked very successfully given that this is the first time in 9 years that somebody misses paintings or artwork in the walls. The absence of headboard allows for greater flexibility with arranging the beds in the room. Nobody has before has complained about the partial enclosure for the shower. The floor is actually made of a waterproof material, and therefore there should be no need to protect it. Finally, we do not give a second set of keys by default, but only when this is specifically requested beforehand. However, a second set of keys is provided if this is requested. We always aim to provide four wine glasses in any apartment.
business
Amazing luxury duplex apartment in El Born -WIFI, lift, Parking- very central
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p443811
+34 933722183
La Ribera El Borne Ciutat Vella
5

Perfect location!

  • 5 out of 5
  • Review Submitted: 15-Jul-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
Wonderful location, within easy walking distance of shops, restaurants, churches and beach. Apartment was tidy and comfortable for family of 4. Washer and dryer and Wi-fi worked perfectly, which was appreciated during our 6 nights in Barcelona. Carmen was very helpful. I would recommend this property to a friend or family member looking for an apartment in Barcelona.
Helpful votes: 1/1
business
Amazing luxury duplex apartment in El Born -WIFI, lift, Parking- very central
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p443811
+34 933722183
La Ribera El Borne Ciutat Vella
Owner Submitted Review
0

A great time in BCN

  • Review Submitted: 28-Nov-2012
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2012
Hi Carmen - Thank you so much for refunding our deposit so quickly. I did get a message from Paypal saying that I have a refund on my credit card that I used so I assume all is in place.
We had a great time in Barcelona and really enjoyed the location and the apartment. If you don't mind, I would like to offer a suggestion that you add a mirror in one of the other bedrooms or hallway to make it easier for people to get ready for going out. We have 2 daughters and with my husband and I all getting ready to go out in the evening, the bathroom was in huge demand.

Thanks again and enjoy the holidays! We loved seeing Barcelona decorated for Christmas!
business
Amazing luxury duplex apartment in El Born -WIFI, lift, Parking- very central
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p443811
+34 933722183
La Ribera El Borne Ciutat Vella
Owner Submitted Review
0

Summer in Barcelona,

  • Review Submitted: 01-Nov-2012
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
We spent 16 nights in this beautiful apartment and had a wonderful holiday. The apartment is as good as it looks in the photos. It is furnished to a very high standard with everything in top condition. There is massive amounts of wardrobe space, there are two large comfortable sofas in the living room and the kitchen was superb. THe temperatures outside were sizzling in early August but the apartment benefits from an amazing air conditioning system so we had our perfect haven to go back to every day.

The apartment is in a perfect location with a big choice of bars and restaurants within a couple of minutes walk. We had some excellent tapas. So many wonderful things were only a 10 minute walk away - the Picasso Museum, the old cathedral, the big park and zoo and so much more. There are two Metro stations within a 5 minute walk and the apartment is close to a square from where you can get buses and taxis.

There are small supermarkets very close by and we were delighted to find a bakers at the back of the apartment for fresh rolls for breakfast. The apartment is situated in a secure building and the communal areas were spotlesss.

This is a perfect apartment for a stay in Barcelona. We worried if staying 16 nights would be too long. We were wrong. We didn't want to come home and look forward to returning one day.
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Location

Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
BCN airport
Nearest Train
150 Metres
Estacio de França
Nearest Motorway
500 Metres
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Barceloneta, Nova Icaria
Nearest Barpub
10 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
20 Metres

The location can’t be better, it is just behind the antique Santa Maria del Mar Church, about five minutes walk from Las Ramblas and about five minutes walk to the old port of Barcelona on the sea. The district is the well-known EL BORN, a trendy area full of new design shops and cosy restaurants and pubs. All the area around is pedestrian. Just a few meters from the Picasso Museum in Montcada street and also to Mercat Santa Catalina where you have an amazing variety of fresh products such as fish and fruit, and also very close to Barcelona Cathedral and Palau de la Musica On the other hand, in contrast with its historic location, the apartment is new and has all the comfort that the modern home features provide.

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Availability & Rates

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

Rental Basis:
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Rental Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate Minimum Stay
 
Rate 4
13 Apr 2014 - 22 Apr 2014
€165
Fri,Sat,Sun
€1,125
6 nights
 
 
Spring Offer
23 Apr 2014 - 23 May 2014
€130
€900
3 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add €20 per night, per additional guest
 
Rate 5
24 May 2014 - 23 Jun 2014
€160
€1,075
3 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add €20 per night, per additional guest
 
High season
24 Jun 2014 - 31 Aug 2014
€175
€1,175
6 nights
 
 
Fall Season
1 Sep 2014 - 2 Nov 2014
€160
€1,075
3 nights
 
 
Winter Season
3 Nov 2014 - 21 Dec 2014
€130
€900
3 nights
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit €300.00
Notes Final cleaning 50 Euros.
check-in after 9 p.m.: 30 Euros.
check-in after 11 p.m. 50 Euros. No check-in after 1 a.m.
Extra foldable bed : 15 Euros a day.
Parking available on request (20 Euros 24 hr, unlimited ins and outs).
Cot/crib & high chair (when required) gratis.
Free Wi-Fi wireless, high speed internet connection.
GSM week (mobile world congress) 26 Feb. to 2 Mar. +50% of the regular rate
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Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Forms of Payment:
  • accepts credit card
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 75 m²
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • near the sea
Theme:
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Luxury
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Toilet Paper
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Lift
  • Wireless Internet
  • Safe
  • Garage
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Grill
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Grinder
  • Pantry Items
  • Cooking Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining ...
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , 2 washbasins
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 2 Single Bed
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • CD Player
Outside:
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • restaurants
  • zoo
  • churches
  • marina
  • museums
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • wind-surfing
  • roller blading
  • diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
Notes:
Free Wi-Fi wireless, high speed internet connection. Parking available on request (24 hr, unlimited ins and outs).
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