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El Born, city centre (2br, 2bth -Wifi, PK) Approved City Council HUTB-002949

Bedrooms 2
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 6 nights


Minimum Stay
3 - 6 nights

About the property

2br, 2bth, 85 m2, 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.

More Details

Carmen Gratacos
Member since: 2009
Speaks English, French, Spanish, Catalan
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
21 January, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hola Carmen. Thank you for everything. The apartment is beautiful, comfortable, so well located - we love it! Your suggestions were perfect and we had a wonderful time! I have rented several houses/apartments through VRBO and I must say that you have been the BEST property manager/owner I have had! Thank you so much! Barbara
Oct 2015
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Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(39 traveller reviews)

El Born, city centre (2br, 2bth -Wifi, PK) Approved City Council HUTB-002949
average rating of 4.3076925 based on 40 reviews

Great location, spacious apartment with all amenities

  • 4 of 5

Positive comments: This was a perfect location for our stay in Barcelona and the price was reasonable. WIFI worked well. The owner were super easy to work with, making the process smooth and simple.

The only downside but this is common in Europe, there is no elevator. Be prepared to carry your suitcase up the stairs. The stairwell was not well lit so plan accordingly.

I would stay here again!

  • Review Submitted: Nov 28, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 3 of 5

We really enjoyed our stay in el born, we have stayed in born before so we know the area. We did think the photos on your website did make the apartment look much better than in the flesh. Although the flat Wasn't that expensive and once we settled in it was o k

  • Review Submitted: Nov 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Fabulous location

  • 5 of 5

An apartment in a great location. Great restaurants and bars on doorstep. The beach is 10/15 min walk. Tube stop is 5 mins walk. Near to Gothic Quarter and La Rambla. We were able to leave our bags in the apartment before and after check in. We had efficient communication with Carmen. Thank you

  • Review Submitted: Nov 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Awesome location.

  • 4 of 5

It is difficult to over-emphasize how great the location of this apartment is. You are steps from a main square, but equally important is you are a very short walk to a main plaza area. If you take taxis anywhere else in the city, this is an easy access area for pick up and drop off. You are also a quick walk to Barceloneta and the beaches area. We really found the location to be fantastic.

The apartment itself is spacious, but there are a lot of different levels and stairs. If someone had mobility issues, this would certainly not be the apartment for them. As many reviews have mentioned, there are a couple of flights of stairs involved in getting up to the apartment, then there are several up and down steps within the apartment. We had no issue with the steps and didn't find it took away from the apartment at all, but for older travellers or those with trouble climbing stairs, this could be an issue. We found the narrow, winding staircase to the apartment added to the character.

Within the apartment we found that both bedrooms were reasonably spacious, with the master having an adjoining closet area with tons of storage. The kitchen was well equipped with everything we needed. We did have a small issue with one of the showers not draining properly and it was resolved very quickly. The wifi worked well.

The area can be a little noisy at night, especially on the weekends, so if you are a light sleeper you might find some earplugs useful. We didn't find it overly disturbing and I suspect you are going to find that anywhere in that area.

All in all we were very pleased with the accommodations. I would definitely recommend it to anyone that doesn't have an issue with stairs, and I wouldn't hesitate to stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: Oct 30, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location

  • 4 of 5

Great location.

As Someone in there late 50 's the stairs was a bit of a struggle 50 steps to our apartment. But if you have great hips the location is great. The bed was hard. But other than that it was a great stop over place.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location! Perfect for beach and city!

  • 5 of 5

Great location and spacious flat. With availability to drop bags off pre- check in time and post check out which was really helpful. Speedy response to all queries. One bedroom doesn't have a door - which didn't bother our party, but think worth knowing about.

  • Review Submitted: Sep 9, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
BCN airport
Nearest Barpub
50 Metres
Nearest Train
200 Metres
Estacion de Francia
Nearest Motorway
500 Metres
Nearest Restaurant
20 Miles
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Mar Bella
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)


Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Final cleaning £43

During GSM week ( from 25 Februari to 4 March 2017) the price for 1 night will be 230€ . The minimum stay in the apartment will be 5 nights.
Check-in after 9 p.m.: 30 Euros. Check-in after 11 p.m. 50 Euro. No check-in after 1 a.m.
Final cleaning 50 Euros.
Extra bed for the 5th guest: 20 Euros a day
Parking available on request (20 Euros a day)
Cot/crib & high chair (when required) gratis
GSM week (mobile world congress) 22 to 28 Feb. +50% on the Winter rate (minimum stay: 5 nights)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.
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Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Sant Pere - Santa Caterina i la Ribera in Barcelona

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Self-catering
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 85 m²
Location Type:
  • city centre
  • near the sea
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , washbasin
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , washbasin
  • 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.
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • naturist beach
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • diving
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
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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