2 CHARMING APARTMENTS IDEALLY LOCATED BARCELONA HISTORIC CITY CENTRE

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Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
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2 CHARMING APARTMENTS IDEALLY LOCATED BARCELONA HISTORIC CITY CENTRE

La Ribera El Borne Apartment Rental Photos and Description

1 bedroom,, up to 4 people, balcony offering nice views, air conditioning, WiFi

2 charming and independent 55 sq m apartments next door to the other ( same building and floor) composed of a spacious living room divided into 2 areas, the dining area with capacity for up to 4 people and the lounge area with 2 sofas, 1 of them a double sofa bed, the other a lounge non foldable couch, a large fully fitted kitchen with all modern conveniences like a washingmachine, dishwasher, kettle, coffee maker, etc, the bathroom benefits from full modernisation with an en suite bath in apartment# 1 and a walk in shower in apartment# 2 and a heat towel rail, the double bedroom is exterior and offers linen and towels and the balcony overlooks a tree lined cobbled street.

Both apartments have been carefully restored keeping charming original features like the wooden ceiling beams and modernised to the highest modern standards ( dvd library, WiFi, Air Conditioning, central heating, flat screen tv) so you can have the best of both worlds.

Location, its best asset: Their best advantage is their location, as it's in 5-10 min walk from most of the city´s tourist attractions and sights. Thus, in 5 min walk you find the Gothic Quarter, the Cathedral, the modernist Palace of Music, the monument of Arc Triomf, the biggest parc in town with the Zoo within, ruins, Picasso Museum, the 2nd oldest food markets, 2 different metro lines and the train direct to the airport.

In 10 min walk you find: the beach, the Port, the 2 main shopping streets and the most famous avenue avenue in town ( Rambles).

The apartments are located in the trendiest area, the Born wirth its narrow streets and alleyways, little leafy squares, art galleries and museums and the greatest restaurant concentration in town.

There´s a car parking at the end of the street that costs 90€/week.

The central bus station in town is in a 10 minute walk from the apartment and the train station in 5 minutes walk and takes you directly to the airport in 33minutes ( trains every 30minutes)

WiFi, AC, central heating, dvd library: The apartment is fully equipped. Thus, it provides WiFi ( free of charge for our visitors), Air Conditioning in the livingroom and in the bedroom, central heating, and many other amenities such as a 60+ dvd collection in different languages, towels and bed linen, an iron, hair dryer, washing machine, dishwasher, coffee maker, kettle, microwave, oven..

Fully equipped kitchen and bathroom: The bedroom comes with towels and bed linen.

In the kitchen you find an iron, washing machine, dishwasher, coffee maker, kettle, microwave, oven, fridge freezer, dishes and cutlery.

In the bathroom you also find a hair dryer, soap, etc

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Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed

Carlos

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My name is Carlos and I was born in Barcelona city where I have lived most of my life. In 1994 moved into the Old Town and a year later bought what I call in this advert apartment #1 where I had been living until I started renting it out. I love Barcelona and I specially love this neighbourhood, definetely the most charming in the city.

Carlos purchased this apartment in 1995

It is ideally located in the center of the historic Old Town, in a street that exists since the 14th century and it is in walking distance to most sights in the city and the area is stepped in history.

Being in a stone's throw from most sights and various underground stops, plus stepping into history tracing back to the Middle Ages. Equally, the highest concentration in town of restaurants is at your doorstep, the Born, as well as the main commercial centers and independent shops. Finally, but not least, the beach is in 12 minutes walk from the apartment

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 4 nights
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2 Charming Apartments Ideally Located Barcelona Historic City Centre
average rating of 4.965517 based on 29 reviews
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La Ribera El Borne Ciutat Vella
marseille
5

Excellent location and apartment

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: May 16, 2008
  • Stayed: Mar 2008
The Apartment is great! Located in the truly centre of Barcelona, well organized to host 4 people and the owner is very helpful and informative! It is the perfect place to spend a week in Barcelona, go for it
Recommended for:  Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 18/18
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La Ribera El Borne Ciutat Vella
Michigan, USA
5

Our Barcelona Home

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Dec 1, 2013
  • Stayed: Oct 2013
We have made this apartment our home for the past two years when traveling to Barcelona. We love the location, convenient to The Born and the Mercat Santa Caterina. The kitchen is wonderful if you want to do some cooking. The apartment is very comfortable and there's a good amount of space so you're not on top of each other. The wifi is excellent, fast and dependable. Carlos and Guillermo are attentive and so nice. They are quick to respond to any questions or needs we have had. We can't say enough nice things about the apartment, Carlos and Guillermo. Although, we're afraid if we make it sound TOO nice, it will be booked the next time we want to come and stay. : ) The only thing I would say is there are a fair amount of steps to climb up to the apartment. Great for your heart, but something to consider if stairs are a concern for you. We consider the steps help us work off the great food we've had at wonderful restaurants in the area.
Recommended for:  Age 55+, Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children
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La Ribera El Borne Ciutat Vella
San Leandro
5

Wonderful apartments for families traveling together!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jul 25, 2013
  • Stayed: Jul 2013
Thank you Carlos and Guillermo! We had a terrific stay in the apartments. The side-by-side apartments were perfect for two families traveling together. From the start of our booking, we really appreciated how thorough you were – from the communication in advance, to Guillermo’s “meet and greet” when we arrived – we always knew we were in good hands. And we loved the apartments. The set-up of each place is perfect for a family of three or four. The beds and futon were comfortable – and the kitchen is well-equipped. I also loved having the washing machine and lines to hang the laundry right out the front window! But, the high point is really the location… it was so convenient to everything. We loved the street, the little bakeries, and even the artist across the street! We each bought one of Maxo’s pieces to remind us of our wonderful trip to Barcelona. We miss our “home” in Barcelona – we were really getting used to the lifestyle! We will highly recommend your apartments to others. Thank you again!
Recommended for:  Girls Getaway, Tourists without a Car, Sightseeing, Families with Teenagers, Families with Young Children, Romantic Getaway
Helpful votes: 2/2
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2 Charming Apartments Ideally Located Barcelona Historic City Centre
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La Ribera El Borne Ciutat Vella
5

Fantastic property! Great communication!

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 23, 2013
  • Stayed: Jun 2013
If you want to see Barcelona, I wholeheartedly recommend you try this wonderful apartment. The unit is large and high-quality, with comfortable furniture and well-maintained appliances. The location is perfect, a five minute walk from everything. Most notably, Carlos was SUPERB with communication. He always responds immediately to emails, he gave us detailed instructions on everything from public transit to avoiding street crime, and he even helped us with a question we had mid-trip about the logistics of a trip we wanted to make southwest of Barcelona. I give this my highest recommendation!!
Helpful votes: 3/3
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La Ribera El Borne Ciutat Vella
Los Gatos, CA
5

The perfect location to explore Barcelona

  • 5 of 5
  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
The description of the apartment is just as listed, spotlessly clean, well appointed and in a perfect location. Carlos is wonderful about providing emails with detailed instructions and advice. And Guillermo meets you right on time and provides well-informed information about your visit and sight-seeing. The apartment is in an old building so the stairs to this fifth floor (American) walkup are a challenge, but once you've arrived, everything is comfortable and quiet for being located on a popular small street with many small shops and eateries. We would recommend the apartment whole-heartedly and would like to spend time here again when next we visit wonderful Barcelona!
Owner's Response: Glad to learn you enjoyed your stay. I would like to specify for non american prospective guests, the apartment is on 4 flights of stairs; that is a 4th floor for europeans and a 5th floor in the US, where street level is counted as first floor. The apartment, though, is officially a 3rd floor. The reason for that is when the building was built, some 200 years ago, what for europeans is 1st floor, was not meant to be an apartment for people to live; instead it was a storage area. With time and demographic pressure, many of these storage areas became apartments, but by then, the 1st floor had already been registered, so they got another name, " entresuelo", literally, between floors. These " entresuelos" do not have the usual height of an apartment, so, in spanish slank, we would say the apartment is on the 3rd and a half floor
Helpful votes: 3/3
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Nearest Airport
14 Kilometres
Barcelona
Nearest Ferry
1 Kilometres
Barcelona
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
beach
Car: not necessary

The apartments are located in the Old Town, exactly in the Born district, which is the trendiest area in town right now, with its charming squares, narrow streets, innovative restaurants, museums ( like Picasso Museum), art galleries and lively bars.

The city of Barcelona is the 2nd largest city in Spain and Catalonia´s capital. It has a wealth of history as you can see on its architecture and is a very important city in Southern Europe because of its culture, economics, metropolitan feel, life style and key location as it has beach and mountain.

Barcelona is worldwide famous for its narrow streets and charming squares in the Gothic Quarter, the coast line with several city beaches, its Modernist architecture (a particular form of Art Nouveau that took place here), its cosmopolitan feel and its laid back life style.

The Old Town, where the apartment is located ( in local language Ciutat Vella) is where most tourist sites in the are located: Rambles, beach, Picasso Museum, Port..

Other Activities: Sightseeing, museums, shopping, cultural activities, beach and night life

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Availability & Rates

La Ribera El Borne Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Minimum Stay
 
April
Apr 1 2014 - Apr 30 2014
€90
€600
3 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €5 per night, per additional guest
 
May
May 1 2014 - May 31 2014
€105
€670
3 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €5 per night, per additional guest
 
High season
Jun 1 2014 - Sep 30 2014
€115
€770
3 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €5 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid season
Oct 1 2014 - Oct 31 2014
€100
€670
4 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €5 per night, per additional guest
 
Low season
Nov 1 2014 - Dec 22 2014
€90
€600
4 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €5 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas & New Year
Dec 23 2014 - Jan 2 2015
€115
€770
4 nights
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add €5 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Notes The price is for 1-2 people. Extra people, ask the owner.
Long rentals discounts.
A 10% is required to book the apartment. A cleaning fee ( 35 Euros) will apply
A 100 Euro deposit against damages fully returnable on departure will be paid on arrival.
Minnimum stay is 4 nights, occasionally shorter stays are accepted; ask owner
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Amenities

La Ribera El Borne Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 55 m²
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Downtown
Theme:
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Living Room
  • Laundry Soap
  • Basic Soaps
  • Iron & Board
  • Washing Machine
  • Sofa Bed
  • Internet
  • Wireless Internet
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Hair Dryer
  • Local Activities Guide
  • Local Maps
  • Paper Towels
  • Local Restaurant Guide
  • Toilet Paper
  • Air Conditioning
  • Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Sunbed
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Grill
  • Stove
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Kitchen
  • Pantry Items
  • Dishes & Utensils
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom apartment# 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , shower
  • Bathroom benefits from full modernisation. A hair-dryer is also provided In Apt 1 bathroom has a bathtub and a shower, whereas in Apt 2 there is a walk in shower
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom apartment# 1 - 1 double , 1 baby crib , 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • The bedroom has been fitted in rustic style and has 1 double bed ( 2.00 by 1.40 meters, or 6.6 by 4. 7 foot), on the living room there is a double sofa bed ( 2,00 by 140 meters or 6.6 by 4.7 foot). A cot can be provided upon request (ask owner).
Entertainment:
  • Audio Tape Player
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • VCR
  • Video Library
  • Satellite / Cable
Outside:
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • children welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • pets not allowed
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
  • ruins
  • live theater
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • walking
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital
  • Babysitter
  • massage therapist
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • water skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes:
The balcony overlooks a cobbled one way tree lined street. A cot can be provided upon request ( ask owner for prices). The apartment has air conditioning, central heating and ceiling fans. In the living room there’s a double sofa bed. The Kitchen is fully equipped with dishwasher, washing machine, microwave, kettle, coffee and juice makers, toaster. We also provide a hair-dryer. Smoking is only allowed on the balcony. We also provide a collection of 70 DVDs in each apartment in case you wanted to stay in the apartment. The free WiFi runs through fibre optic and has up to 100 Mbps. Cable/ satellite tv in both apartments
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