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***Fantastic Location*** Gothic Quarter Hideaway

People4
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 753 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Beautifully Decorated 3 Bedroom/2 Bath Apartment. Sleeps 4.

UNBEATABLE GOTHIC QUARTER LOCATION

Recently renovated three bedroom apartment in Barcelona's emblematic Gothic quarter, in Carrer de la Mercé. Near to the Cathedral of La Merced - Barcelona's patron Saint - and right in the heart of 'Old Barcelona'.

This apartment is right next door to our larger apartment, which we have owned and operated for 10 years with 5 star comments (see listing #132527). This is a beautifully furnished air-conditioned flat in an historic building with every comfort and decorated to the highest standards. Located just off the seafront, only five minutes' walk from the famous Ramblas in one direction and The Born in the opposite direction. Surrounded by myriad restaurants and tapas bars.

Medieval sights abound mixed in with shops of every description and sidewalk café life. A short stroll takes you to the Port Vell--Barcelona's beautiful old port, lined with restaurants and museums and location of Barcelona's acquarium and the Marenostrum shopping and entertainment complex. From there, you can take the cable car to Montjuic - location of the Spanish Village and the Miró Foundation - for amazing views of Barcelona and the port.

Walk the other way and you are in front of Barcelona's medieval cathedral and near to Plaza Catalunya. The Picasso museum is a few minute's walk, in the heart of The Born. Wander along to The Ramblas and soak up the colors, sights and aromas of the famous La Boquería market: 150 years old and still a feature of Barcelona and a great place for lunch. A few minutes further on brings you to the MACBA, Barcelona's museum of Contemporary Art.

The apartment is a genuine home from home with 4 metre ceilings and two balconies. Comfortable living/dining room with original works of art, satellite TV, WIFI, and iPod/iPhone/iPad dock; fully equipped kitchen, air conditioning, central heating, two bathrooms, washer and dryer. Easy access to the airport, train stations and minutes from two metro stations.

Booking process: Feel free to book online with a booking fee ("VRBO Service Fee" 10% and online booking fee of 20€) or email me to book DIRECTLY at no extra fee.

Keywords: Apartment, Barcelona, Gothic Quarter, luxury, three bedrooms

More Details

Owner
Rita Fryer
Member since: 2007
Speaks English, Spanish
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
90%
Calendar last updated:
23 May, 2017

About Rita Fryer

Pleased to meet you! We love the location of this apartment - right in the heart of the Gothic Quarter - walking distance from just about everything. We have lived in Catalonia for over twenty years. Rita spent 20 years in the hotel business worldwide and understands what travellers want. John is an international art consultant. We want to help you enjoy this wonderful city by making you feel right at home in very comfortable surroundings.

Rita Fryer purchased this apartment in 2013

Why Rita Fryer chose Ciutat Vella

Ten years ago, we bought the apartment next door, so we couldn't resist taking over this apartment, too and have just finished renovating it.

Barcelona is such a great city! We both visited Barcelona before we met and had an instant love affair with the city and its people. We wanted to buy an apartment which we could use to explore Barcelona and experience the sights, sounds and aromas that make Barcelona such a great place to visit. There is no place so emblematic than Barcelona's Gothic Quarter and this apartment gives us the comfort of home within walking distance to all the sights in the historic part of the city.

What makes this apartment unique

We love strolling over to the famous Ramblas and visiting the incredible La Boqueria market which recently celebrated its 150th anniversary - unique in all of Europe. Some of our favorite restaurants are just minutes away by foot or taxi. We love walking along the boardwalk on the Barceloneta beach at sunset.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We loved the apartment, location and your beautiful city! Brad and Rachel were very professional and accommodating. We would certainly stay again.
Sep 2013
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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in El Barri Gòtic in Ciutat Vella

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 753 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • city centre ...
  • Monument View ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Lift
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Bath with Shower , ensuite bathroom to master bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure , generous walk-in shower cubicle
  • bathrooms feature products from Molton Brown of London, hairdryers, fluffy 100% cotton towels
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Large Double Bed
    Bedroom 2 - 1 Single Bed
    Bedroom 3 - 1 Single Bed
  • all beds feature luxury organic mattresses
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • library
  • live theatre
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation centre
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • Boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horse riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkelling
  • Snorkeling/Diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
This apartment is in a pedestrian street in a fantastic neighbourhood with great ambiance. Restaurants and tapas bars line the streets of the Gothic Quarter. As a consequence, noise filters up from people chatting on the street. This is especially evident when the doors to the balconies are open. The doors are double glazed and when closed, noise is reduced to a minimum. We have fitted the master bedroom with an extra set of double glazed doors to ensure maximum possible silence. The two single bedrooms are at the back of the apartment and not affected by street noise.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(19 traveller reviews)

***Fantastic Location*** Gothic Quarter Hideaway
average rating of 4.736842 based on 22 reviews
5

Absolutely Fabulous!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the apartment for a week and we were thrilled with the accommodation. The apartment is so well appointed, right down to the Molton Brown toiletries in the bathroom. Seriously though, the apartment's bathroom and kitchen area are clean, MODERN and really well appointed. Everything you could need in the kitchen and bathrooms (great towels and bedding) all the equipment and appliances are new and well organized. Its was a luxury to have are own washer/dryer. The location in the Barri Gothic was top notch. We just can't say enough positive things about our stay. The neighborhood does get a little noisy at night but the owners have done there best to sound proof the Master Bedroom. The two single bedrooms have little noise as they are set back from the street windows and separated by a door to the living room which can be closed for added quiet.

Juan, the manager, was terrific. He was easy to reach and helped us with transportation and checking in and checkin out. Great guy...thank you Juan!

We are definitely coming back and staying longer next time. Thank you Rita and John for having us as guests in your lovely Barcelona apartment. The notes you left for your guests were really great. We dined at La Salon on your recommendation. Simply fantastic and so reasonable. All of your helpful hints allowed us to enjoy our neighborhood like local. How great!

We travel extensively in Europe, Asia and the Americas and we rarely find such well thought out and comfortable accommodation at this price point. A great value.

All the best,

Geoffrey S.

  • Review Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

An absolute gem in Barcelona

  • 5 of 5

A large apartment, secure, and centrally located in the Bari Gotic. Everything about the clean comfortable apartment is as advertised. It's one floor up from street level, and you can use the marble staircase or the elevator. Once out the door, you can wander to your heart's content in the narrow streets and alleys that lead suddenly to squares where delightful cafes offer you a chance to have a coffee or beer and watch the world go by. Or, you can head for the Mediterranean, one block away.

Ruth's restaurant recommendations are spot on: we went to El Salon twice. Once your rambling is done, you can sit on the narrow balcony of the apartment that overlooks the street. The night life can be noisy, but you can shut the windows and enjoy a restful sleep. There are two modern bathrooms, and the kitchen is new and well appointed with every imaginable device. There is cable tv where you can watch anything from Barcelona soccer to YouTube. Juan, the young man who serves as a welcome greeter, has excellent English and can answer any questions you might have about the apartment or getting around Barcelona.

  • Review Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The apt was lovely-well appointed,clean, good location

  • 5 of 5

The staff met us and was very helpful in getting us settled. We loved it!

  • Review Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Nice apartment and well located

  • 5 of 5

My wife and two adult children just spent a week in the apartment. I was impressed with the owner's quick responses to all emails. She provided information about the rental, neighborhood and arranged for transportation to/from the airport. The property manager promptly checked us in, showed us how the equipment worked and offered to assist with any problems (we had none). We found the listing accurately described the unit. The apartment is clean, nicely decorated and well furnished. While the bedrooms were fairly small, but the beds were very comfortable. Robes and plenty of good quality towels were supplied. The kitchen was basic, but well supplied. Shops were nearby for food/drinks. As noted in some reviews, the master bedroom is subject to occasional street noise - but duel doors to the balconies reduce the noise. Earplugs may be a good idea for light sleepers. While there is a small bar below, we found the noise was mostly from people passing by. The bar below the unit was small, closed at a reasonable hour, and was pretty quiet. We actually enjoyed the quaint bar and the barman - Boris. A highlight of our vacation was listening to acoustic guitar and a folk songs in the bar one evening (not loud and not late). The location is great - close to bars/tapas, the historic sites of the Gothic area and within walking distance to the beach. We were very satisfied with the apartment and would recommend it.

  • Review Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

great location with well done interiour

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four stayed her for a week. The kids each had their own room. Really well situated for getting to everything you want. The manager was excellent at arranging all transportation and helping with anything you need. All of the appliances were great(run the washer once before you put your first load in) including the dryer, and wonderful showers. The bar downstairs can be a little loud, but after spend a day and night in Barcelona, you understand that this is a quieter place than others.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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pleasant apartment in a lovely area but experience spoilt by by no air con -- boiling in august

  • 2 of 5

pleasant apartment with most amenities.

gothic quarter is lovely.

only one fan in the whole flat .

two ancient air cons that don't work ... august in barcelona !!! absolutely vile -- couldn't wait to leave .

paying a high rent and suffering with this heat is certainly not luxurious --

not providing cooling at this rent is downright stingy !

might be ok in winter __ heating ?? but summer is insufferable.

  • Review Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Patricia, We were very concerned to read your comments regarding the air conditioning, especially as guests had checked out the day prior to your arrival and it was working correctly when they left. We take our responsibility to supply the best possible experience very seriously and are available 24/7 to deal with incidents like this, as previous reviews testify. We sent our Manager, Juan, to investigate immediately and he discovered that the air conditioning is functioning perfectly - someone in your party had changed the settings from Cool to Fan only. Juan also informed us that he visited you 3 days into your stay to show you how to use the hob - had you mentioned the air conditioning at this time, he would have repeated his demonstration on how to operate the controls and you would have been able to continue your stay in comfort. You also neglected to mention this problem on your departure. Our maintenance team is excellent, but communication is paramount to us - we encourage our guests to bring to our attention any deficiency that may occur as soon as it is observed as machinery can break down without warning. Your comportment in the apartment was very disappointing. We were informed by our cleaner of the generally poor condition in which you left the apartment which entailed considerable additional work on her part. Cigarette stubs were left all over the balcony and laundry area, in spite of clear instructions that this is a non smoking property, there were broken glasses and cups, a jug of water was left in the freezer which burst causing further complications and the clothes washer was left in a filthy state. Please do not come back.
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Location

Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Barcelona - El Prat
Nearest Barpub
10 Metres
all along the streets of the Gothic Quarter
Nearest Ferry
2 Kilometres
Barcelona
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Sant Cugat Golf Course
Nearest Train
700 Metres
Estaciò de França
Nearest Motorway
800 Metres
Ronda Litoral
Nearest Restaurant
10 Metres
in Carrer de la Mercé
Nearest Ski
300 Kilometres
Baqueira-Beret
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Barceloneta
Car: not necessary

Barcelona Acquarium nearby. Private guided tours of Barcelona can be arranged on request. Bicycle rental and tours. Sedgway tours. Boating and Hot Air Ballooning. Visits to vineyards can be arranged.

Barcelona's medieval catherdral is a short stroll through the Gothic Quarter and near to Plaza Catalunya. The Picasso museum is just a few minutes away, in the heart of the Born.

Wander along to the Ramblas and soak up the colors, sights and sounds of the famous La Boquería market - a great place to have lunch. A few minutes further on brings you to the MACBA, Barcelona's museum of Contemporary Art.

Paseo de Gracia, with its famous Gaudi buildings - Casa Batllò and La Pedrera - is a short taxi ride away. Paseo de Gracia runs from the Plaza Catalunya up to Diagonal and is home to all the best designer shops.

The iconic Sagrada Familia - Gaudí's famous unfinished cathedral - is just a 15 minutes taxi ride.

Moving around Barcelona is easy: taxis are cheap and plentiful and public transport works really well. Two metro lines are only 5 mins away. The hop on/hop off Touristic Bus also stops nearby and is a great way to see the city.

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in El Barri Gòtic, Barcelona

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Additional pricing information

Online Booking Fee £16.84
Final Cleaning Fee £105.27
Refundable Damage Deposit £210.55
Tax Rate 10.0%

Prices are subject to change. Special rates and conditions apply for certain events such as the Mobile World Congress, Grand Prix, Easter, Christmas and New Year. Please ask us for a quotation. The nightly tourist tax is payable for all adults 17 and over.

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