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Diana Dion-Arivas

Member since: 2011
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Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, swedish, danish, Catalan
Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Diana Dion-Arivas

Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, swedish, danish, Catalan
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 18, 2015
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**Best Location in the Born**

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

La Ribera El Borne Apartment Rental Photos and Description

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

Elegant two bedroom/60m2 apartment in Plaça de Les Olles, 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
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Diana Dion-Arivas (Property Manager)
Member since: 2011
Call Manager
Enter your email address to view the phone number
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, swedish, danish, Catalan
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
May 18, 2015

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 La Ribera El Borne

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.

Why HomeAway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Travel with confidence
Travel with confidence
Guaranteed, secure, with no booking fees
Add vacation protection services to your booking
Three services to protect your trip:
Protect your payments in case you need to cancel.
Guarantee the rental meets your expectations
Ensure you're prepared in case of accidental damage.

Reviews

4.9
based on 50 traveler reviews

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**Best Location in the Born**
average rating of 4.94 based on 50 reviews
Strasbourg, FR
5

Charming convenient location

  • 5 of 5

We were completely satisfied with our stay in this apartment. Very clean, charming balcony, welcoming reception and email correspondence and very accommodating for young children. ( we traveled with our 4 yr old and 8 mo old.). Highly recommend! Thanks for a wonderful stay in a beautiful city!

  • Submitted: Apr 30, 2015
  • Stayed: Apr 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
5

Unique excellent family experience

  • 5 of 5

This was by far our best VRBO experience we've ever had. The apartment is spacious, very clean, and in such a unique special location. They are even able to organize cabs for you. Staying here really made our stay in Barcelona extra memorable, my kids didn't want to leave.

  • Submitted: Feb 20, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Bat Cave, NC, USA
5

Second stay as enjoyable as the first!

  • 5 of 5

We love Barcelona and love this apartment! It is clean, well equipped and nicely decorated. The communications with management are easy and they are very accommodating. They booked our taxi to and from the airport and allowed us to drop off luggage after an early morning arrival, before it was cleaned Many lovely shops and good restaurants are nearby and the location is very quiet. If you love exploring a city on foot, this is the ideal location - easy walks to the port, the Rambla, the Zoo and beyond. Of course, cabs and public transportation are an instant away. Looking forward to our third stay!

  • Submitted: Feb 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Chicago, IL, USA
5

Great apartment. Great neighborhood.

  • 5 of 5

My sister and I stayed in this apartment at the end of December. The weather was in the middle 50s but the sun was shining so it was decent weather for sightseeing. Our communications before the trip were with Diana. After reserving she sent me pages of information about the apartment, the on-site managers, the neighborhood and restaurants. I sent several emails asking questions about airport transfers, metro, arriving early and even if there is a hair dryer (yes). All questions were answered promptly. I was able to pay the down payment, balance and security deposit with a credit card. When I got into the Barcelona airport I called Rachel. She met us at the apartment with a bag of fresh fruit for us. She gave us a key to get into the building and a security code for the elevator. She showed us how to work the heat, dishwasher and washer/dryer, etc. She is American so there were no communication problems. When we were having problems with the heat she came over at 10:30 pm to look at the heat unit and fixed the problem. Her recommendations for gelato and lunch were perfect. When we expressed an interest in seeing the old Synagogue in the Call she offered to take us there if we had any problems finding it. We found it on our own so didn't need to take her up on her offer. The apartment itself was very clean, the towels were plush, there was high end shampoo, conditioner, body wash available. We felt like we were staying in a fancy hotel but with the advantage of having a living room, dining area and kitchen. We loved having the powder room in the morning so we could both dry hair and put on makeup at the same time. The apartment had plug converters, area maps and many guide books (in English). The kitchen was well equipped but did not have an oven. We cooked breakfast every morning and had tea/snacks every afternoon. The location of the apartment was perfect. It's on a pedestrian square, The metro stop was 5 minutes away. We used it to get to La Sagrada Familia Basilica. It was 5 minutes from the Picasso Museum, 10 minutes from the Santa Caterina Market. There are restaurants galore everywhere. Since we were leaving at 6:30 in the morning Rachel did the checkout the evening before. She arranged for a cab to pick us up the next morning. I wouldn't hesitate to book this apartment again when I go back to Barcelona.

  • Submitted: Jan 9, 2015
  • Stayed: Dec 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Toront, Canada
5

Very good experience

  • 5 of 5

I would echo all of the comments here.

The apartment was great, had a nice layout, with some separation between the living area and the two bedrooms, which was nice. Everything felt clean and new, and worked properly.

The location is absolutely perfect. Neighbourhood is safe at night.

Communications with the manager were also excellent. They were able to delay checkout with no notice (we had a flight delay), which was much appreciated.

Would stay here again, and would recommend to others.

  • Submitted: Nov 10, 2014
  • Stayed: Oct 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
5

Best place to stay in Barcelona!

  • 5 of 5

It is a fabulous apartment, great neighborhood, close to many great restaurants and nice areas, “las ramblas”, and few blocks of “El Gotico”, 5 min walk to the restaurants by the port… plus a great reception and service from Rachel as well helping us arranging a taxi from the airport to the apartment, she welcomed us gave us a tour of the apartment showing us how everything worked.

Apartment full equipped, clean and with many amenities, will recommend it 100%... definitely when I come back to Barcelona will stay here again!!

THANKS Rachel for taking care of us!!!

  • Submitted: Oct 28, 2014
  • Stayed: Sep 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway

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Rates & Availability

From €195 Per night

La Ribera El Borne Apartment Rental Rates

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Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit €250.00
Final Cleaning Fee €100.00
Tax Rate 10.0%
Notes 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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Amenities

La Ribera El Borne Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 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)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • limited accessibility
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
Notes:
Nespresso coffee machine. iPod dock.

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