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**Best Location in the Born**

64 Reviews
Bedrooms 2
Separate WC's1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in El Born

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, 1.5 Baths, (Sleeps 4)

Elegant two bedroom/60m2 apartment in Pla de Palau, one of the most unspoiled pedestrian squares in Barcelona's renowned 'El Born'.

The Born is the historic area between Barcelona's city park (Ciutadella) and the Gothic Quarter and is home to the famous Picasso Museum. The best tapas in the city line the narrow streets of El Born, juxtaposed amongst cosy cafes and exclusive boutiques.

Everything is just a short walk away: Santa Maria del Mar, one of the famous gothic cathedrals of Old Barcelona is virtually on the doorstep; the Port Vell, Barcelona's Old Port, is just a five minute stroll away, halfway to the beaches, bars and restaurants of Barceloneta. From the Port Vell, take the cable car to the Spanish Village on Montjuich where you will also find the Miro Museum. Las Ramblas, the colorful tree-lined promenade which connects the Colombus Column to Plaza Catalunya, is only a 10 minute walk.

The apartment is on the third floor of a small modern building with elevator. It is fully equipped to provide every comfort. You will feel right at home with cable TV, DVD, WiFi, fully equipped kitchen including Nespresso machine, washer/dryer/iron and ironing board. Fully air conditioned throughout. We even provide a computer for you to check your emails.

The living room balcony overlooks the colorful pedestrian square with its cafes and boutiques. And, best of all, the two double bedrooms are located at the back of the apartment, allowing for a peaceful night's sleep.

Getting around is a breeze: there are two metro stations within a five minute walk; the Touristic Bus stops just off the Plaza and taxis and busses are plentiful, allowing easy access to the airport and train station.

Keywords: Elegant, quiet two bedroom/1 and a half bath apartment with balcony

More Details
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed

Property Manager
Diana Dion-Arivas
Member since: 2011
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Swedish, Danish, Catalan
Response time:
Within 12 hours
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Calendar last updated:
27 October, 2016
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About Diana Dion-Arivas

Hello, I live in the province of Girona and often go to Barcelona for concerts and the art museums.

Diana Dion-Arivas purchased this apartment in 2003

Why Diana Dion-Arivas chose Ciutat Vella

I love Barcelona's ancient center and wanted to have my own pied à terre in the heart of this vibrant and fascinating area.

What makes this apartment unique

Staying in El Born has so many benefits. Great restaurants, fantastic museums and easy access to the airport.


based on 64 holidaymaker reviews

**Best Location in the Born**
average rating of 4.953125 based on 64 reviews

Could not have been better!

  • 5 of 5

On a last minute planned trip to Barcelona, we read the reviews and booked this property. Diana was wonderfully responsive, and accommodated us on quick notice. Juan, who is a delight, was at curbside to greet us. Everything positive stated in the reviews was true! We explored much of the city- which is amazing, and kept coming to the conclusion that we were staying in the best place in all the city!. The apartment is smartly put together, the rooms/ beds comfortable, and wait till you stand at the balcony overlooking the courtyard! The pictures don't do it justice. Like everyone writes in their reviews- expectations exceeded! The Born has such charm, life and energy. We loved staying here and will be back!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful apartment

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is modern, clean and in a perfect location. It's not large but it was comfortable for a family with two adult children. It's well equipped and everything about the rental went smoothly. It faces a pedestrian square and we experienced absolutely no noise. Can't think of anything to complain about.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 19, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Exceeded all expectations

  • 5 of 5

My girlfriend and I rented this apartment for our first visit to Barcelona which was almost a week long. This apartment looked great online but was even better in person. It was more spacious than we had anticipated and very well appointed. Having a bath and a half was also very nice. The balcony overlooking the plaza down below was used a lot and provided really fun people watching. Juan was extremely nice and accommodating. We arrived late in the day and he met us at the apartment right on time. Diana had also arranged cabs for us to and from the airport which were very punctual and much appreciated. The neighborhood is absolutely fantastic - we LOVED El Born - and no matter where else in Barcelona we went, we always kept coming back to our neighborhood to further explore. The restaurants are fantastic and plentiful - historic cathedrals just blocks away - along with the Picasso Museum. I felt very safe in this neighborhood, a lot because there were people out walking around at all times of the day and night. Bedrooms were on the back of the apartment and were very quiet and dark which made for great sleeping. Elevator and air conditioning were much appreciated. There was also a list of restaurants in the apartment, many of which we tried - and they were wonderful. I would highly recommend this apartment to my family and friends.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Awesome place to explore Barcelona

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 4 stayed for 4 nights just recently. The place was located excellently, walking distance to many attractions, clean, and very welcoming. Both Diana (who handled our reservation) and Juan (who met us at the apartment during check-in and check-out) were wonderful to work with. Highly recommend this place.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 27, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Even better than expected!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and 21-year old daughter just returned from a 5 day stay. With the prior great reviews for this apartment, our expectations were pretty high. But several specific things made our experience outstanding and memorable.

1. Diana's gracious and efficient communication.

2. The apartment's fantastic location - frankly, I can't imagine a better location.

3. The apartment's light and airy living/dining/kitchen space and good configuration of rooms for privacy with 3-4 people

4. The quality of the supplies/amenities and lots of extra touches (extra towels, fruit, flowers, bath items were especially appreciated) - similar to a fine hotel

5. The courtesy, promptness, and kindness of manager Juan.

I have already recommended this apartment to two friends and I hope to return myself soon!

Thank you, Diana!

  • Review Submitted: Jun 5, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Apartment, Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

We are so glad we chose this apartment. It was luxurious, clean and in the best location. Juan was welcoming and kind and helped us arrange our transportation on departure. The bedrooms were very comfortable and quiet, with quality linens. Diana provided robes, towels, toiletries and beach towels for all 4 - a nice touch. We felt very safe and the central location allowed us to make the most of our too-short visit. Great tapas, shopping and sightseeing - all within walking distance. We loved it and hope to return. Thanks you Diana & Juan for making our first visit to Barcelona so memorable.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in El Born, Ciutat Vella

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11 Jan 2016 - 9 Jul 2017
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights

Additional pricing information

Online Booking Fee £18
Refundable Damage Deposit £224
Final Cleaning Fee £90
Tax Rate 10.0%

Cancellation Policy: The 25% deposit is non-refundable. If you cancel your booking prior to 30 days, we will not bill you for the balance. If you cancel your booking after the final payment has been received and we can re-let the apartment, we will refund the final payment of 75% plus the cleaning fee.

We ask for immediate payment of 25% to reserve the dates for you. The remaining 75% plus the €95 charge for final cleaning is payable 30 days before commencement of the booking. Please note there is also a refundable security deposit of €250 due on the day of arrival. Check-ins between the hours of 22.00 – 07.00 will incur an additional fee of €35, payable directly to our check in personnel.

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100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in El Born in Barcelona

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
  • Self-catering
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Lift
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Separate WC
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1) highest qualtiy queen size bed in bedroom 1, Twin or Single Beds (2) twin beds in bedroom 2 can be converted to queen size bed, Baby Cribs (1)
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Nespresso coffee machine. iPod dock.

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