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STUNNING RENEWED FLAT (EL BORN, CITY CENTRE) 2BR, 2BTH -WIFI, PK-

Carmen Gratacos

Speaks French, Spanish, English, Catalan
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights

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STUNNING RENEWED FLAT (EL BORN, CITY CENTRE) 2BR, 2BTH -WIFI, PK-

Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in La Ribera El Borne - Audrey Catedral del Mar

2 br. 2 bth, 85m2, 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.

Suitability:
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Carmen Gratacos (Owner)
Advertiser since 2009
Speaks French, Spanish, English, Catalan

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Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights
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Reviews

Reviews

4.2
based on 13 holidaymaker reviews

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Stunning renewed flat (El Born, city centre) 2br, 2bth -Wifi, PK-
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Stunning renewed flat (El Born, city centre) 2br, 2bth -Wifi, PK-
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p443915
La Ribera El Borne Ciutat Vella
3

Apartment in the Born

  • 3 out of 5
Great location! Right next to the Santa Maria de la Mare in the heart of the Born. Minutes walk to the Picasso Museum, on top of the best dessert place in Barcelona (Bubo) and near great tapas bars. You get the keys from the pharmacy which is open all the time (almost) and we got a second set of keys which was very helpful.
Everything worked well within the apartment - excellent WIFI -- we could not figure out the TV which was probably for the best anyway! Washer-dryer worked, plenty of hot water, and we were able to have tea, snacks etc when needed. Altogether a great escape!
  • Review Submitted: 28-Mar-2014
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2014
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
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Stunning renewed flat (El Born, city centre) 2br, 2bth -Wifi, PK-
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p443915
La Ribera El Borne Ciutat Vella
4

Excellent location. Great flat.

  • 4 out of 5
This apartment has been well maintained and is well appointed with furniture, kitchen needs and bathroom linens. Even better is the location, with great walking parts of Barcelona just outside the door, restaurant options galore, ease of access. It's in a lively part of town, so expect some noise coming in from outside social activities and street clean-up, but it's not excessive. Only complaint was the double bed was a bit hard, but the twin beds were comfortable and cozy. Very enjoyable stay and we'd come back to this rental.
  • Review Submitted: 28-Nov-2013
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stunning renewed flat (El Born, city centre) 2br, 2bth -Wifi, PK-
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La Ribera El Borne Ciutat Vella
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Great Location!!

  • 4 out of 5
This renovated apartment is in the historic district; close to many restaurants and bars and within walking distance of all of the main attractions in Barcelona. The owners are very easy to work with and the apartment has everything one needs for a terrific stay in Barcelona.
  • Review Submitted: 05-Jul-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
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Stunning renewed flat (El Born, city centre) 2br, 2bth -Wifi, PK-
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La Ribera El Borne Ciutat Vella
USA
5

Fabulous Location

  • 5 out of 5
As two couples, we stayed here for 3 nights and it was absolutely perfect.... Location was ideal, and apartment itself was in great condition. Directions to find it were a little tricky, so make sure you double-check before arrival, but any troubles there were outweighed entirely by the overall great experience.

Thanks to Carmen was being easy and straight-forward to work with!
  • Review Submitted: 25-May-2013
  • Date of Stay: May 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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Stunning renewed flat (El Born, city centre) 2br, 2bth -Wifi, PK-
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La Ribera El Borne Ciutat Vella
5

Excellent apartment in an excellent location!!

  • 5 out of 5
My sisters, daughter and I stayed at the apartment for 8 nights, selecting it largely based on the great reviews. (Note: the tips left by others were incredibly helpful!) The location of the apartment could not be better. It is minutes away from everything - beach, main artery, large market, museums, etc. and there are great restaurants and shops in the alley surrounding the apartment building. The grocer and produce shops are literally 40 feet from the door, and the best chocolatier in town is directly beneath the building. The kitchen was well supplied for all our cooking and eating needs (even if we did have to run out to buy salt and pepper). Having a washer and dryer in the apartment meant being able to pack lightly for the trip; and laundry detergent was supplied by the owner.

The stairs up to the apartment didn't bother us, but they may not be for everyone. There are also bells of two nearby churches that ring on the hour and quarter hour that some people might find annoying (although they did not ring late at night). The foot traffic/noise outside the window at all hours is going to be an issue just about anywhere in that area, not just at this apartment. Using the fan helped block out some of the noise. The only other suggestion is: if you leave the apartment while someone is still in it, don't forget to take the key to the exterior door as the intercom does not work.

Overall: Any minor inconveniences (and they were minor) were greatly outweighed by the convenience of this great location.
  • Review Submitted: 10-Apr-2012
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2012
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
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Stunning renewed flat (El Born, city centre) 2br, 2bth -Wifi, PK-
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p443915
La Ribera El Borne Ciutat Vella
4

Excellent Location! Some Minor Hiccups.

  • 4 out of 5
The location could not be better if you are wanting to experience life in the Ancient part of Barcelona. Numerous shops, restaurants, tourist attractions within 5-15 minute walks. You are also near Metro, Train, and tourist bus stops.

We booked a one-way airport transfer in advance. The service was nice, since we have not been to Spain before, however, we took a cab on our return trip. The easiest and most economical option is really just getting a cab when you arrive, which is quite simple.

The apartment was modern, comfortable, and most importantly, clean. Unfortunately, the Clothes Washer was out of service, which caused some inconvenience for our travelling party. We packed lightly under the impression we could do some laundry. We had to go to a laundromat. Landlord did reimburse for the cost, but still an inconvenience. We had some issues with the in room safe, directions in spanish and could not open it. I would agree with a previous reviewer that a "general information sheet" would be an improvement. I would not recommend this apartment to anyone with Mobility issues. The stairs are narrow and winding to get to the entrance. Once in the apartment, you have use stairs to access the bedrooms. If you are a light sleeper, then Spain may not be the place for you! Street noise and neighbors loud, but I think this is true of all of the areas.

We had a fabulous time in Barcelona and this apartment gave us a more authentic glimpse of the lifestyle than a hotel would have.
  • Review Submitted: 09-Apr-2012
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2012
  • Source: HomeAway, from HomeAway
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Location

Location

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

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Availability & Rates

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
 
Fall Season
19 Aug 2014 - 2 Nov 2014
3 night minimum stay
€480
for 3 nights
From
€160
€1,000
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add €20 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter Season
3 Nov 2014 - 21 Dec 2014
3 night minimum stay
€420
for 3 nights
From
€140
€900
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add €20 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas Season
22 Dec 2014 - 6 Jan 2015
6 night minimum stay
€1,020
for 6 nights
From
€170
€1,125
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add €20 per night, per additional guest
 
Winter Season
8 Jan 2015 - 27 Feb 2015
3 night minimum stay
€420
for 3 nights
From
€140
€900
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add €20 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Refundable Damage Deposit €300
Notes Booking payment to hold reservation 300 Euro (this will be also the security deposit and it will be refunded when leaving, if apartment is in good conditions)
Check-in after 9 p.m.: 30 Euros. Check-in after 11 p.m. 50 Euro. No check-in after 1 a.m.
Check-out at 11 a.m.
Final cleaning 50 Euros.
Extra bed for the 5th guest (home linen included): 20 Euros a day
Parking available on request (20 Euros)
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Facilities

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • apartment
Forms of Payment:
  • accepts credit card
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 85 m²
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • near the sea
Theme:
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Romantic
General:
  • Iron & Board
  • Wireless Internet
  • Parking
  • Internet
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Air Conditioning
  • Linens Provided
  • Safe
  • Laundry Soap
  • Toilet Paper
  • Hair Dryer
Kitchen:
  • Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Cooking Utensils
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Refrigerator
  • Oven
  • Microwave
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • Dining ...
  • seating for 5 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 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.
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • groceries
  • fitness centre
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • tennis
  • fishing
  • surfing
  • sailing
  • cycling
  • wind-surfing
  • water skiing
  • roller blading
  • diving
  • swimming
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
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