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Friendly Rentals The Manel Apartment in Barcelona

Bedrooms 2
Space 807 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Licence number: HUTB-001772

If you want the old rustic feel of Gothic Barcelona with a central location this is your apartment.

Located in the heart of the gothic district of El Borne, this apartment offers guests all they need for a realistic Barcelona experience. It is situated at 40 steps from one of the most famous examples of Gothic architecture in Barcelona: the Santa Maria del Mar church, which overshadows the neighbourhood. Tastefully decorated, comfortable with balcony views of the busy walkways below this apartment will make you visit special.

The area surrounding the apartment:

The Manel apartment is situated literally steps away from one of Barcelona's most distingushed Gothic churches, the Santa Maria del Mar, in the center of El Borne or Born. The Born district is an intricate maze of narrow, medieval streets where you will find lots of trendy boutiques and great bars, cafés and restaurants. Another option for the visitor staying at this great Barcelona apartment is to visit the Gothic quarter situated right in the heart of the old town and about a ten minutes' walk from the apartment. This is the area that fell within the medieval walls and, until 150 years ago, made up the entire city of Barcelona. The area is a body of interconnecting narrow, cobble stoned streets where you can potter around for hours and explore the shops and restaurants.

The apartment:

The Manel apartment has been decorated to retain the original architectural details combining modern appliances with elegant antiques in a building that dates back many centuries. The original mouldings, exposed wooden beams, but especially the typical shuttered windows give guests the true Barcelona feeling. This first floor apartment is perfect for accommodating a family or group of friends, with two bedrooms and a pullout sofabed.

The Manel apartment is situated on the corner of the building and as such it is surrounded by large wooden shuttered windows. The living room and dining room is accommodated in one large room with a pullout sofabed. The master bedroom has a large double bed with plenty of closet space while the second bedroom houses bunk beds. The beautiful kitchen is fully equipped with cooker, oven, fridge, pots and pans, toaster and all the comforts of home. The spacious bathroom is clean and comfortable with shower, bath and a sink unit which have been newly installed. Please note that the actual toilet is separate to the bathroom. The whole apartment has been tastefully decorated with some rustic and antique furniture pieces.

You will not regret choosing this expectional apartment to enjoy your stay in medieval Barcelona!

This apartment does not have private parking; however, you will find public parking within 200 meters.

Not allowed: Parties, Animals/Pets

More Details

Property Manager
Speaks English
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
27 May, 2017


Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Sant Pere - Santa Caterina i la Ribera in Ciutat Vella

Property Type:
  • apartment
Floor Area:
  • 807 sq. ft.
  • Lift
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Telephone
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Toaster
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 0 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Television


4/5 -
(2 traveller reviews)

Friendly Rentals The Manel Apartment in Barcelona
average rating of 4.0 based on 2 reviews
Minnesota USA

Center of it all!

  • 4 of 5

The apartment is located in the heart of the Gothic quarter. So much to see and do just outside your door, including restaurants, the Picasso Museum, Santa Maria del Mar church, and more. The noise of the streets was a bit of an issue for us - never really stopped at all hours of the night - so be prepared. The amenities also should be described more - washer and dryer, blow dryer, and WiFi. Very difficult key for the door - never quite got it without a struggle. Having said all that, it was comfortable, roomy, great beds, spacious bathroom and complete kitchen. We got to know our "neighborhood" and felt comfortable and safe. The location is the best, just be ready for pigeons, party people, and church bells, if you're on the church-side of the apartment - ear plugs help some. Loved Barcelona and the apartment was really good!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 22, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, lots of space and clean

  • 4 of 5

Barcelona is great of course and the apartment was in a great location in El Borne. The view is not spectacular as it is about 4 meters from the church wall. But in the middle of restaurants, shops and bars. Apartment was clean and spacy.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 11, 2015
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Prices & Availability


  • These prices are based on the maximum occupancy of the apartment; the prices may vary depending on the number of guests staying in your group.
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  • Damage deposit: €200.00
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