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

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
Guestbook comments from the owner
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!
Nov 2012
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Carmen Gratacos

This advertiser has been with HomeAway.co.uk since 2009
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. 
Low cost, tailor-made insurance exclusively for holiday rentals from Europ Assistance. Get a quote

Reviews

4.6
based on 9 holidaymaker reviews

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Amazing luxury duplex apartment in El Born -WIFI, lift, Parking- very central
average rating of 4.5555553 based on 9 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
Miami, FL
5

WHAT A GREAT PLACE IN THE HEART OF THE OLD CITY!!!

  • 5 out of 5
It was great to have such a modern and comfortable place (with an elevator for our luggage) to stay at in the "old city" area. To have GOOD coffee shops, restaurants, bars and grocery store just a few steps away was very convenient and charming. Great atmosphere! Charismatic, gritty and chic!!

The apartment is located within an enjoyable walking distance from the beach, markets, museums, Port Vell, parks, the Metro, Las Ramblas, etc. It is in a perfect location!!!

Also, and most importantly, it was clean, the A/C worked great, it was nice to have a laundry set up in the unit and the WIFI worked well.

To write this review and say that Carmen's service was wonderful is a pleasure!!

Highly recommended and when we do return, I know where to book!!

Gracias Carmen!
  • Review Submitted: 25-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: HomeAway
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

GREAT LOCATION

  • 4 out of 5
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!
  • Review Submitted: 03-Oct-2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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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

EXCELLENT LOCATION! COMFORTABLE BEDS!

  • 4 out of 5
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!
  • Review Submitted: 08-Sep-2013
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2013
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
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
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.
  • Review Submitted: 15-Jul-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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

A PERFECT BASE FROM WHICH TO EXPLORE BARCELONA

  • 5 out of 5
My family (myself, my husband, a 9 year old and a 12 year old) stayed for a week in Carmen's lovely apartment and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. The location was wonderful - only seconds from the beautiful church of Santa Maria del Mar, set in a very pretty square. In the mornings we had breakfast sitting at a table in the square and in the evenings it was such a pleasure to wander around the local area, trying out the many artisan ice cream shops and enjoying the relaxed atmosphere. Everything we needed was within walking distance. We were close to the beaches, the Picasso museum, the Santa Caterina market, restaurants, the Ramblas and, for journeys further afleld, a metro station. The apartment was very well equipped, modern and comfortable and the owners were very helpful. We would definitely book it again.
  • Review Submitted: 08-Aug-2012
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2012
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
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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
5

GREAT APARTMENT

  • 5 out of 5
We had a lovely time in Barcelona, me, my sister and our daughters on 14 and 18 years old. Carmens modern apartment was perfect for all of us. Just in the middle of everything in the beautiful and exiting El Borne area. Few footsteps to the Santa Maria del Mar, the Picasso Museum, shopping streets and of course, the lovely beach. The apartment was very well equiped and modern furnished. It was light and clean and we really enjoyed staying there. We will definately wish to come back to Carmens flat when visiting Barcelona!
  • Review Submitted: 01-Aug-2011
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2011
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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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

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

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Rental Period Minimum Rate Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Rate
 
High season
24 Jun 2014 - 31 Aug 2014
3 night minimum stay
€510
for 3 nights
From
€170
€1,100
 
 
Fall Season
1 Sep 2014 - 2 Nov 2014
3 night minimum stay
€480
for 3 nights
From
€160
€1,000
 
 
Winter Season
3 Nov 2014 - 21 Dec 2014
3 night minimum stay
€360
for 3 nights
From
€120
€825
 
 
Christmas Season
22 Dec 2014 - 5 Jan 2015
5 night minimum stay
€825
for 5 nights
From
€165
€1,050
 

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit €300
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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