La Ribera El Borne Apartment Rental Photos and Description
2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 6, full equipped kitchen, free wifi
Spectacular duplex loft suitable for 6 people, located in the charming Barrio del Born, in a unique corner of the city. It is very spacious and bright. It has a unique design, is very cozy and has all the comforts from home: air conditioning, heating, full kitchen, plasma TV, DVD, stereo, and with full integration of new technologies: high-speed Internet, Wi Fi, Apple TV and the video game console Nintendo Wii + Wii Sports for leisure or for children.
Because of its exceptional location, it is very suitable for families with children or couples, for fine cuisine lovers, art and history lovers, for night adventurers, students, or as a base camp for business.
It is an alternative with advantages over a traditional hotel.
AN APARTMENT WITH CHARM AND HISTORY
The apartment has been renovated and furnished in a contemporary and modern style by a famous architect. It was published in prestigious national and international decoration magazines. The eighteenth-century building is a marvel, full of history but completely restored and updated, keeping historical elements and combining them with cutting edge elements.
On the top floor is the reception hall, created in a glass capsule, which gives light and visual access to the entire apartment. Then is the lounge area where we have a 3-seater sofa, a table and a cabinet support for TV 42 ', DVD and Nintendo Wii console. This sofa is also a comfortable sofa bed for 2 people. Across the room, we go to another room separated by glass that leads to the dining room. The dining room has a white table and 6 design chairs. Also, this area is widely used for working as an office, since it is situated on a higher altitude so you can observe the entire apartment.
Also on the top floor there is a master suite bedroom with double bed. It has a shower and a bathtub. All integrated in the same room, they create a piece of exquisite design.
The entire top floor has a spectacular panoramic view, as the rooms are divided by large crystals anchored from floor to ceiling. You can make this stay private by using the blinds.
From the top floor we go down some comfortable design steel stairs, that lead us to another space - an office room opened to the kitchen. The kitchen, even though small, is fully equipped with all appliances and is very functional. This room gives us access to a spectacular bathroom which has kept original architectural elements of the Roman era: a fabulous Romanesque arch which is a marvel of history in this apartment. This magnificent arch is integrated in the bathroom. On the other side of the room, you have a room with two single beds and a very large dresser/ wardrobe, with plenty of space for several suitcases and all clothing.
The house has many wardrobes and other items.
Ideal for one or more couples, for a young family, or a group of up to 6 friends.
The apartment is equipped with the latest technology to make your stay more rewarding and intense: high-speed ADSL, Wi-Fi, Apple TV and an Apple Wireless Keyboard to enjoy the best contents and movies without leaving the apartment, or hear your music and watch your pictures on the TV directly from your iPhone or iPad.
The apartment is located in the center of Barcelona. In the famous and glamorous Born district, in the Gothic Quarter, where today there are currently workshops and art exhibitions, fashion designers establishments, specialty shops, graphic design studios and great terraces and restaurants offering a variety of dining options.
The apartment is on the route of modernism, so it gives the area an aura of romanticism. Right next door is the Palau de la Música, a gem of modernist architecture, designed by Domenech and Muntaner, a follower of Antonio Gaudí, the famous architect of the Sagrada Familia. Also, next door is the Mercat de Santa Caterina, a meeting place for the locals to shop for Spanish delicatessen like the great Iberian ham, or enjoying the terraces while admiring the modernist architecture.
A few meters away is the majestic Cathedral of Barcelona, ??hiding in the surrounding streets, - the medieval part of the city filled with palaces and ancient streets, with quaint antique shops, small bookstores, romantic fine restaurants, and bars, where from the terraces you can hear the ringing of the bells. It's like traveling to another century.
After a few minutes walk we find the busiest shopping street of Barcelona, ??Portal de l'Angel, where large fashion brands compete with the selected long-lasting boutiques popping between the beautiful facades of the nineteenth century. If you follow the street to the Plaza Catalunya, you see the beginning of Paseo de Gracia and Las Ramblas, the latter being a lively promenade which houses the wonderful Boqueria market, kiosks with flowers, curiosities and living statues throughout your journey to the port, where the big shopping center 'Maremagnum' with cinemas, restaurants, cafes, clothing stores, footwear stores, toys, perfume and other products is. Behind it are the Aquarium of Barcelona ??and the 'IMAX.'
But if what you like is the beach, walking from the apartment and passing near the Estacion de Francia, the 'Zoo' of Barcelona and the charming Ciudadela Park, you come to the Barceloneta beach, a beautiful urban beach where you can sunbathe or swim in the warm waters of the Mediterranean during the day or enjoy the best fashionable bars and clubs at night. Just in few meters you will come to the Olympic Port, where you meet people of all nationalities.
Also, if you like football and want to see FC Barcelona in their natural habitat, the Nou Camp, if you want to watch live the best players in the world, Messi, Piqué, Valdés, Xavi, Iniesta, Villa, Puyol and Fabregas , the legendary 'dream team' that Pep Guardiola created you can access within minutes by subway from the apartment.
The apartment is really well connected with all types of public transport such as subways, buses, tourist bus and has a public car park just next door.
Not far away by car is the Ronda Litoral, the highway going from one end of Barcelona to another.
Barcelona, ??capital of the Mediterranean, in the region of Catalonia, northeast of Spain. Its lifestyle, architecture, its people, its own language, cuisine, and the style of the locals, ??make of the city its own unique identity. Barcelona has it all, this is the best definition of the city of Barcelona. It is also a good base to go to the Balearic Islands Mallorca, Menorca or Ibiza, the Costa Brava or the Costa del Levante. You can also visit a few hours by boat the Italian island of Sardinia.
For its capacity, the apartment is suitable for families, groups of friends, for Erasmus student, ESADE, EADA, IESE, IE, ESERP Esic, Icade, Deusto, German School, French School, British School, and others, who need temporary accommodation. It can house several colleagues from the same university.
Our apartments are equipped to accommodate executives and multinational work teams. Internet connection, several rooms, separate bathrooms, spacious lounges, meeting table, there is everything you need for a comfortable stay combined with a work trip.
- pets not allowed
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- wheelchair inaccessible
About The Punset Family
We are a spanish family of architects and interior designers. We own several apartments in Madrid and Barcelona, all of them are located in premium areas and are specially adapted for short term rentals for days, weeks or months.
Our apartments are really special and are full of soul. Suitable for all those who want to enjoy their holidays, feel at home on a business trip, or take advantage of everything the city has to offer due to their exceptional location (something that students thank us a lot for). These are apartments with all the amenities, isolated from noise while being in the very center of the city. Equipped with all the necessities: from WIFI connection, essential for taking advantage of the city and planning the day before leaving home, to a wine-opener to uncork Spanish wine and savor it slowly after a long day. . .
Our way of being brings us closer to the people. We accompany them throughout the whole process, from the moment of booking until the check out. We give them advice according to their preferences and enrich their stay so they can make the most out of the city and, of course, the apartment. We keep them updated from our weblogs on all the news, events, and dates not to be missed. We have open channels in social networks for consultation and suggestions, and they can benefit from the experience of others who have already enjoyed our services before.
Our apartments are a more human and personal alternative to hotels. The direct and constant attention,as well as a new home in the city makes us your best option.
Have a good trip and we hope to see you soon!!!
The Punset Family purchased this apartment in 2002
Why The Punset Family chose La Ribera El Borne
Spectacular 140 m2 Penthouse apartment with stunning views over Paseo de la Castellana, with 3 bedrooms, which can accommodate up to 6 people. It is spacious and bright. It has a unique design, it´s cosy and it has all the comforts from home: air conditioning, heating, full kitchen, plasma TV 42 ', DVD, stereo, Nintendo Wii + Wii Sports, French pool table and with full integration of new technologies: high-speed Internet, Wi Fi, Apple TV.
The apartment has also a mini-gym area, a fitness mat for yoga or pilates and some exercise videos for you to keep in shape during your vacation or business trip.
For its exceptional location, it is very family-friendly and very appropriate for romantic couples, fine cuisine lovers, art and history lovers, for night adventurers, students, or as a base camp for business.
What makes this apartment unique
It has a nice french pool table in the living room. And very nice views over Paseo de la Castellana.