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Judd&Katya Muir, owners

Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Russian

Sunny Designer Apartment in the heart of Barcelona

18 Reviews
People6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Sunny Designer Apartment in El Raval, Barcelona

A sunny and spacious designer apartment in the heart of the multicultural Raval district, benefiting from sun all day long. Recently renovated to the highest standards, this flat is an oasis of calm in the middle of Barcelona’s liveliest district. As the flat does not face onto the street, it is very quiet and peaceful all day. The apartment is right next to the Rambla de Raval, the heart of El Raval – Barcelona’s vibrant multi-cultural district, packed with bars, shops, and restaurants of all descriptions and budgets. From the tapas bars and kebab-shops to Cal Isidre, frequented by the King of Spain, this district has something for everyone!

An Oasis Of Calm In The Heart Of The Raval

5 Minutes To Las Ramblas, 10 Minutes To Port

100m2, Sleeps 6 (2 Bedrooms, 2 sofabeds)

Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Judd&Katya Muir, owners (Owner)
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Russian

Reviews

4.6
based on 18 holidaymaker reviews

Sunny Designer Apartment in the heart of Barcelona
average rating of 4.611111 based on 18 reviews
5

Lovely apartment, good location

  • 5 of 5

Booked for a 5 night city break. Called Zine who was meeting us at the apartment to say we had arrived and he said to come straight to the apartment although we were early, check in is 2pm. Cleaners were still in apartment on our arrival but that wasn't a problem, Zine explained everything to us. Air con in the large bedroom not working but this was rectified same day. Beautiful bright,spacious well equipped apartment, very comfortable beds and no noise as the apartment is at the back of the building. Have seen reviews about rubbish, rats, locals hanging about drinking etc but we can honestly say we saw no problems. Rubbish/recycling bins opposite apartment but if any rubbish was lying about it was quickly removed. Street sweepers are frequently seen around and even a machine washing the streets one day. There are of course locals of all types around but this is their home and this is city life, we loved it. Short stroll to La Rambla, the Port and a stones throw from several restaurants, bars and taxi rank. Metro is brilliant too, very cheap, used it a lot.

Our only slight hiccup was on our leaving day when we had arranged for Zine to meet us at 8am at the apartment to check out. We waited till 8:30 before we called him and he was obviously still in bed so he told us just to leave the keys on the table. We weren't particularly happy to do this but we had to leave to get to the airport. However we would definitely return to this apartment, loved it.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 24, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Great location and nice accomodations!

  • 5 of 5

We just spent over a week in Barcelona in this wonderful apartment. We were met promptly when we arrived and given an overview of the amenities and how the appliances worked. We slept 4 comfortably. The location is great. A short walk to the subway and Las Ramblas. We would definitely stay there again!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello, Thank you for taking the time to write your review of our apartment. We are very glad that you enjoyed our place and the central location. Thank you again, and we look forward to seeing you on your next trip to Barcelona! Best Regards, Judd&Katya
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4

Great apartment! Bohemian location

  • 4 of 5

We stayed in this apartment during our recent visit to Barcelona. The apartment was very clean, well organized, and the owners and management company were fantastic!

While the location was convenient and not too far from transportation, taxi stand, we may opt for a different location the next time we visit with our children. This is a great property, and most ideal for a couple who is looking for an experience in a more bohemian/diverse neghborhood.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Expensively renovated apartment (reason for 4 stars).

  • 4 of 5

The apartment was newly renovated, spacious, and clean. The building it's in, however, is noisy and in need of repair.

After having been responsive to inquiries throughout many months of planning, the owners never once called to ask how things were going while we were there. Instead, we were rather brusquely advised by an employee of theirs that HE would be our contact. HE, however, was not close or approachable, so we managed just fine without any counsel from anyone. No, the owners did not provide good customer service.

In past VRBO choices, the owners have left a guide book of relevant things like supermarkets (underground, across the Rambla de Raval) and recommended restaurants not just ‘off the rack’ tourist adverts.

There is no instruction manual for the washing machine and the TV is miniscule.

The main Ramblas activities were about 4 US blocks from the unit but it was like being in the middle of Times Square for a week. The Boqueteria was on the way to the Rambla. Lots of "tourist" attractions. But a week was too long for us to be in the city.

We liked the Indian restaurant Maharaja very much. It's within a long stone's throw.

I would recommend this apartment to seasoned travelers who need little or no concierge.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Dan, Thank you for your review and we're very happy to hear that you enjoyed our nice and clean apartment! Thank you for bringing these issues to my attention. Although we generally do not receive complaints. All our guests have never had any problems. The apartment is conveniently centrally located, being in the old part of the city very near to the Ramblas and the Boqueria, just off the Rambla de Raval. In any big European city centre there is element of street living, the above comment applies to almost any street in Barcelona's Ciutat Vella ("Old Town") barrio. Have a nice summer! Katya&Judd
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3

Lovely apartment but area a bit dodgy

  • 3 of 5

Stayed there in April - 2 couples in their 60s. The apartment is lovely. Plenty of room for 4 of us, light and sunny and everything clean and fairly new (mainly Ikea stuff). Zine was waiting there to greet us and he was great showing us around the apartment and giving us local information. The location was fab - just a couple of streets away from La Rambla and within easy walking distance from most of the sights. So why only 3 stars? That's down to the immediate area around the apartment. It was fine for us and we never had a moment when we felt uncomfortable but some people may be slightly freaked by the dodgy bits. It is clearly a poorer area of the city, there were groups of men sitting around the avenue drinking all day and two doors down from our front door was a homeless shelter/soup kitchen type place and nearly every time we left the apartment we ran the gauntlet of groups of men hanging around. And the icing on the cake was the rubbish skips right outside the front door which attracted rats - loads of them - which (being big girl blouses Brits) we had to scare away before we walked up the lane. But like I said, we had no actual problems with any of this and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay in Barcelona and the apartment.

  • Review Submitted: May 12, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Lynne, Good to hear you enjoyed our nice and clean apartment! The apartment is conveniently centrally located, being in the old part of the city very near to the Ramblas and the Boqueria, just off the Rambla de Raval. In any big European city centre there is element of street living, the above comment applies to almost any street in Barcelona's Ciutat Vella ("Old Town") barrio. Best regards, Judd&Katya
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5

Lovely and sunny!

  • 5 of 5

Truly excellent apartment equipped with everything you need. Air conditioning a lifesaver as it was extremely hot in Barcelona during our 11 day stay. Very spacious, fitted out to an exceptional standard. Highlights - large sofa, wifi, sun terrace, balcony to hang out washing, comfy beds. This apartment was perfect for us as offered our teenagers plenty of space to do their own thing too. Location is fabulous as 5-10 minute walk from Ramblas and waterfront. So close to Gothic quarter too. Taxi rank across the road at 4 star Hotel Barcelo. Carrefour Express supermarket a few minutes away on foot on Avenue Drassanes. Location is very much a multi-cultural neighbourhood and not a usual tourist trap but would stress experienced no negative experiences. As with the rest of the city it is important to be vigilant with your valuables. During our 11 day stay we had no problems. This was our third visit to Barcelona and won't be our last. Everything went smoothly with arrival and departure from the apartment too, thanks to Zine who met us on arrival. Thanks to the owners Katya and Judd too for the lovely bottle of cava too, this was a lovely touch. You would be doing well to find such a good apartment in any city - a very comfortable home from home.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 17, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Location

Las Ramblas
La Boqueria
"The world-famous Boqueria market is a gastronomic temple. A visit to La Boquería is certainl..."
Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
BCN airport
Nearest Ferry
1 Kilometres
Port of Barcelona
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Sant Cugat Golf Course
Nearest Beach
2 Kilometres
Barceloneta
Car: not necessary

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in El Raval, Ciutat Vella

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Low Season
16 Sep 2016 - 21 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£407
for 3 nights
From
£121
£779
£1,775
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest
 
High season
22 Dec 2016 - 6 Jan 2017
3 night minimum stay
£511
for 3 nights
From
£156
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest
 
Low season
7 Jan 2017 - 25 Feb 2017
3 night minimum stay
£355
for 3 nights
From
£104
£736
£1,342
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest
 
MWC
27 Feb 2017 - 2 Mar 2017
3 night minimum stay
£563
for 3 nights
From
£173
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£407
for 3 nights
From
£121
£779
£1,775
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £22 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Refundable Damage Deposit £173
Cleaning fee £43

- Prices shown are for up to 4 people - Additional person: 25€ per night
- Refundable Damage Deposit: 200€.
- You may arrive any time after 14:00, departure time by 11:00.
- Check-in after 20:00 has an extra cost of 20€, check-in after 22:30 has an extra cost of 30€ and check-in after 00:00 has an extra cost of 40 eur. Check-out before 08:00 has an extra cost of 20€

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in El Raval in Barcelona

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 100 m²
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Lift ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
    Ensuite bathroom to master bedroom - Toilet , Bath (no shower) , Shower Enclosure , Bidet , Ensuite bathroom to master bedroom
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Bedroom 2 - 1 Double Bed
    Master bedroom - 1 Double Bed
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Toys
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing

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