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2 CHARMING APARTMENTS IDEALLY LOCATED BARCELONA HISTORIC CITY CENTRE

Carlos

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Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Calendar last updated:
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2 CHARMING APARTMENTS IDEALLY LOCATED BARCELONA HISTORIC CITY CENTRE

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

Overview

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in La Ribera El Borne - PORTAL NOU

1 bedroom,, up to 4 people, balcony offering nice views, air conditioning, WiFi

2 charming and independent 55 sq m apartments next door to the other ( same building and floor) composed of a spacious living room divided into 2 areas, the dining area with capacity for up to 4 people and the lounge area with 2 sofas, 1 of them a double sofa bed, the other a lounge non foldable couch, a large fully fitted kitchen with all modern conveniences like a washingmachine, dishwasher, kettle, coffee maker, etc, the bathroom benefits from full modernisation with an en suite bath in apartment# 1 and a walk in shower in apartment# 2 and a heat towel rail, the double bedroom is exterior and offers linen and towels and the balcony overlooks a tree lined cobbled street.

Both apartments have been carefully restored keeping charming original features like the wooden ceiling beams and modernised to the highest modern standards ( dvd library, WiFi, Air Conditioning, central heating, flat screen tv) so you can have the best of both worlds.

Location, its best asset: Their best advantage is their location, as it's in 5-10 min walk from most of the city´s tourist attractions and sights. Thus, in 5 min walk you find the Gothic Quarter, the Cathedral, the modernist Palace of Music, the monument of Arc Triomf, the biggest parc in town with the Zoo within, ruins, Picasso Museum, the 2nd oldest food markets, 2 different metro lines and the train direct to the airport.

In 10 min walk you find: the beach, the Port, the 2 main shopping streets and the most famous avenue avenue in town ( Rambles).

The apartments are located in the trendiest area, the Born wirth its narrow streets and alleyways, little leafy squares, art galleries and museums and the greatest restaurant concentration in town.

There´s a car parking at the end of the street that costs 90€/week.

The central bus station in town is in a 10 minute walk from the apartment and the train station in 5 minutes walk and takes you directly to the airport in 33minutes ( trains every 30minutes)

WiFi, AC, central heating, dvd library: The apartment is fully equipped. Thus, it provides WiFi ( free of charge for our visitors), Air Conditioning in the livingroom and in the bedroom, central heating, and many other amenities such as a 60+ dvd collection in different languages, towels and bed linen, an iron, hair dryer, washing machine, dishwasher, coffee maker, kettle, microwave, oven..

Fully equipped kitchen and bathroom: The bedroom comes with towels and bed linen.

In the kitchen you find an iron, washing machine, dishwasher, coffee maker, kettle, microwave, oven, fridge freezer, dishes and cutlery.

In the bathroom you also find a hair dryer, soap, etc

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Carlos (Owner)
Advertiser since: 2005
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About Carlos

My name is Carlos and I was born in Barcelona city where I have lived most of my life. In 1994 moved into the Old Town and a year later bought what I call in this advert apartment #1 where I had been living until I started renting it out. I love Barcelona and I specially love this neighbourhood, definetely the most charming in the city.

Carlos purchased this apartment in 1995

Why Carlos chose La Ribera El Borne

It is ideally located in the center of the historic Old Town, in a street that exists since the 14th century and it is in walking distance to most sights in the city and the area is stepped in history.

What makes this apartment unique

Being in a stone's throw from most sights and various underground stops, plus stepping into history tracing back to the Middle Ages. Equally, the highest concentration in town of restaurants is at your doorstep, the Born, as well as the main commercial centers and independent shops. Finally, but not least, the beach is in 12 minutes walk from the apartment

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Reviews

Reviews

5
based on 31 holidaymaker reviews

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2 Charming Apartments Ideally Located Barcelona Historic City Centre
average rating of 4.967742 based on 32 reviews
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2 Charming Apartments Ideally Located Barcelona Historic City Centre
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La Ribera El Borne Ciutat Vella
marseille
5

Excellent location and apartment

  • 5 out of 5
The Apartment is great! Located in the truly centre of Barcelona, well organized to host 4 people and the owner is very helpful and informative! It is the perfect place to spend a week in Barcelona, go for it
  • Review Submitted: 16-May-2008
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2008
  • Source: HomeAway
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
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2 Charming Apartments Ideally Located Barcelona Historic City Centre
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p54972
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La Ribera El Borne Ciutat Vella
Toronto, Canada
5

We Loved Barcelona!

  • 5 out of 5
We were two couples who rented both apartments for a week's stay in Barcelona. We had an excellent stay and we highly recommend these apartments to others!

Can not beat the location. The host was excellent and took the time to explain the apartment and map out points of interests which all turned out to be excellent recommendations.

Very close to transit and the train that will take you to a spectacular beach within 20 minutes.

The level of service provided went above and beyond our expectations with their attention to detail. Thank you!

We can not wait to return!
  • Review Submitted: 10-Sep-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
business
2 Charming Apartments Ideally Located Barcelona Historic City Centre
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p54972
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La Ribera El Borne Ciutat Vella
Surrey
5

Lovely crash pad

  • 5 out of 5
This apartment is great for the price. I have stayed in much more expensive apartments in Barcelona before and so while this seemed like an absolute bargain for location I was a little worried what it would actually be like until I arrived. When we arrived we had a pleasant surprise, Yes the street is not very pretty but it is quiet and within easy walking distance to lots of Barcelona. The apartment is perfect, it is cool, well equipped and clean. There is a nice little tea shop selling cakes, cupcakes etc just a few doors away. I would recommend this apartment to anyone fit enough to venture up and down the narrow stairs, it is the third floor but it is more like the fourth which the owner explains in advance, we managed it and one of our party is 3 and another pregnant. The owner is very helpful and happy to be flexible. He kept in regular contact in the run up to our break.
  • Review Submitted: 18-Jun-2014
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2014
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Adventure Seekers, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your feedback and glad you enjoyed your stay. Re the comment on the street not being pretty, quite a few people including most guests I've spoken to find the cobbled stones and trees lined up and the old feeling of the street with some cute little shops like the cupcake one and the mix of modern independent minded shops like the jeweller and the art gallery and others and other more old fashioned ones in the same little street charming, but I understand and respect not everyone has got the same tastes.
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2 Charming Apartments Ideally Located Barcelona Historic City Centre
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La Ribera El Borne Ciutat Vella
Michigan, USA
5

Our Barcelona Home

  • 5 out of 5
We have made this apartment our home for the past two years when traveling to Barcelona. We love the location, convenient to The Born and the Mercat Santa Caterina. The kitchen is wonderful if you want to do some cooking. The apartment is very comfortable and there's a good amount of space so you're not on top of each other. The wifi is excellent, fast and dependable. Carlos and Guillermo are attentive and so nice. They are quick to respond to any questions or needs we have had. We can't say enough nice things about the apartment, Carlos and Guillermo. Although, we're afraid if we make it sound TOO nice, it will be booked the next time we want to come and stay. : ) The only thing I would say is there are a fair amount of steps to climb up to the apartment. Great for your heart, but something to consider if stairs are a concern for you. We consider the steps help us work off the great food we've had at wonderful restaurants in the area.
  • Review Submitted: 01-Dec-2013
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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2 Charming Apartments Ideally Located Barcelona Historic City Centre
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La Ribera El Borne Ciutat Vella
San Leandro
5

Wonderful apartments for families traveling together!

  • 5 out of 5
Thank you Carlos and Guillermo! We had a terrific stay in the apartments. The side-by-side apartments were perfect for two families traveling together. From the start of our booking, we really appreciated how thorough you were – from the communication in advance, to Guillermo’s “meet and greet” when we arrived – we always knew we were in good hands. And we loved the apartments. The set-up of each place is perfect for a family of three or four. The beds and futon were comfortable – and the kitchen is well-equipped. I also loved having the washing machine and lines to hang the laundry right out the front window! But, the high point is really the location… it was so convenient to everything. We loved the street, the little bakeries, and even the artist across the street! We each bought one of Maxo’s pieces to remind us of our wonderful trip to Barcelona. We miss our “home” in Barcelona – we were really getting used to the lifestyle! We will highly recommend your apartments to others. Thank you again!
  • Review Submitted: 25-Jul-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
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2 Charming Apartments Ideally Located Barcelona Historic City Centre
http://www.homeaway.co.uk/p54972
- 447852689474
La Ribera El Borne Ciutat Vella
5

Fantastic property! Great communication!

  • 5 out of 5
If you want to see Barcelona, I wholeheartedly recommend you try this wonderful apartment. The unit is large and high-quality, with comfortable furniture and well-maintained appliances. The location is perfect, a five minute walk from everything. Most notably, Carlos was SUPERB with communication. He always responds immediately to emails, he gave us detailed instructions on everything from public transit to avoiding street crime, and he even helped us with a question we had mid-trip about the logistics of a trip we wanted to make southwest of Barcelona. I give this my highest recommendation!!
  • Review Submitted: 23-Jun-2013
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2013
  • Source: HomeAway

Location

Location

Nearest Airport
14 Kilometres
Barcelona
Nearest Ferry
1 Kilometres
Barcelona
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

The apartments are located in the Old Town, exactly in the Born district, which is the trendiest area in town right now, with its charming squares, narrow streets, innovative restaurants, museums ( like Picasso Museum), art galleries and lively bars.

The city of Barcelona is the 2nd largest city in Spain and Catalonia´s capital. It has a wealth of history as you can see on its architecture and is a very important city in Southern Europe because of its culture, economics, metropolitan feel, life style and key location as it has beach and mountain.

Barcelona is worldwide famous for its narrow streets and charming squares in the Gothic Quarter, the coast line with several city beaches, its Modernist architecture (a particular form of Art Nouveau that took place here), its cosmopolitan feel and its laid back life style.

The Old Town, where the apartment is located ( in local language Ciutat Vella) is where most tourist sites in the are located: Rambles, beach, Picasso Museum, Port..

Other Activities: Sightseeing, museums, shopping, cultural activities, beach and night life

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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
 
Low season
1 Nov 2014 - 22 Dec 2014
3 night minimum stay
€180
for 3 nights
From
€60
€380
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €5 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas & New Year
23 Dec 2014 - 2 Jan 2015
3 night minimum stay
€345
for 3 nights
From
€115
€770
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €5 per night, per additional guest
 
Low season
3 Jan 2015 - 23 Feb 2015
3 night minimum stay
€210
for 3 nights
From
€70
€450
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €5 per night, per additional guest
 
GSM Congress
24 Feb 2015 - 28 Feb 2015
4 night minimum stay
€460
for 4 nights
From
€115
€770
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €5 per night, per additional guest
 
March
1 Mar 2015 - 31 Mar 2015
3 night minimum stay
€300
for 3 nights
From
€100
€670
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €5 per night, per additional guest
 
High season
1 Apr 2015 - 30 Sep 2015
3 night minimum stay
€345
for 3 nights
From
€115
€770
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €5 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Fees No additional mandatory fees
Notes The price is for 1-2 people. Extra people, ask the owner.
Long rentals discounts.
A 10% is required to book the apartment. A cleaning fee ( 35 Euros) will apply
A 100 Euro deposit against damages fully returnable on departure will be paid on arrival.
Minnimum stay is 4 nights, occasionally shorter stays are accepted; ask owner

Facilities

Facilities

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

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 55 m²
Location Type:
  • beach
  • city centre
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Basic Soaps
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Paper Towels
  • Sofa Bed
  • Sunbed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom apartment# 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , Shower Enclosure
  • Bathroom benefits from full modernisation. A hair-dryer is also provided In Apt 1 bathroom has a bathtub and a shower, whereas in Apt 2 there is a walk in shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom apartment# 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Cot , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • The bedroom has been fitted in rustic style and has 1 double bed ( 2.00 by 1.40 meters, or 6.6 by 4. 7 foot), on the living room there is a double sofa bed ( 2,00 by 140 meters or 6.6 by 4.7 foot). A cot can be provided upon request (ask owner).
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Player
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
The balcony overlooks a cobbled one way tree lined street. A cot can be provided upon request ( ask owner for prices). The apartment has air conditioning, central heating and ceiling fans. In the living room there’s a double sofa bed. The Kitchen is fully equipped with dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, kettle, coffee and juice makers, toaster. We also provide a hair-dryer. Smoking is only allowed on the balcony. We also provide a collection of 70 DVDs in each apartment in case you wanted to stay in the apartment. The free WiFi runs through fibre optic and has up to 100 Mbps. Cable/ satellite tv in both apartments
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