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Friendly Rentals The Van Gogh Apartment in Barcelona

Bedrooms Studio
Space 538 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 1 - 3 nights


About the property

Licence number: HUTB-003340

Centrally located and newly renovated where Barcelona's port meet the Old Town of Barcelona

Perfect for a couple this comfortable and intimate apartment has all you need to explore the old city of Barcelona. Located right on Paseo de Colon, this apartment will be your focal point from which you can map out where and what you want to see in Barcelona.

The area surrounding the apartment:

The Van Gogh apartment is situated on the edge of the Barrio Gotico (Gothic Quarter) which really is the true heart of Barcelona. Located across the way from the port on Paseo de Colon amidst a concentration of medieval Gothic buildings only a few blocks from Las Ramblas. The Gothic area is a maze of interconnecting dark, cobbled stone streets, and there are plenty of cafes and bars. From the window guests can look upon the beautiful yachts moored in the exclusive Barcelona Marina directly from the apartment's original Gothic window. Addtionally, the apartment itself has views of a small plaza below and just a few blocks from the amazing gothic church of Santa Maria del Mar, where one can continue on to the Picasso Museum and the Cathedral.

The apartment:

The apartment building has been newly renovated in accordance with the local architecture and conserves the historic facade of the ancient gothic quarter. It is said that Cervantes wrote part of his masterpiece "Don Quijote" in this very building. The impressive entrance displays the original exposed walls, slate tiled flooring and beautiful wood paneling. A brand new elevator has been installed to transport tired guests up to the fourth floor studio. The kitchen is fully equipped, the bedroom (which houses a queen sized bed) has been seperated from the rest of the area by a waist high wall, the living room is spacious and comfortable and a relaxing area where guests can hang out and watch TV, DVD's or listen to music. The entire apartment is designed tastefully with parquet wood flooring and an increadible original touch such as the original gothic stone window through which the guest is afforded a wonderful view of Port Vell.

The kitchen is fully equipped with a 2 top vitroceramic counter, fridge, microwave, pots, kettle, juicer etc.. The bathroom comprises of a shower unit and is stylishly decorated with mosaic tiling and also includes a washing machine. The whole apartment is fitted with air conditioning (Hot/Cold) All linens and towels are provided.

Whether you are here on business or on vacation in Barcelona, staying at this apartment will be easy to find and perfect as a base.

This apartment does not have private parking; however, you will find public parking within 100 meters.

Not allowed: Parties, Animals/Pets

More Details

Property Manager
Speaks: english
Manager indicates their response time is:
Within an hour
Calendar last updated:
February 21, 2018


El Barri Gòtic Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Floor Area:
  • 538 sq. ft.
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Coffee Maker
  • Microwave
  • Toaster
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 0 -
  • Studio, Sleeps 4
  • Stereo


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(2 traveler reviews)

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Friendly Rentals The Van Gogh Apartment in Barcelona
average rating of 4.5 based on 2 reviews

Perfect size and location!

  • 5 of 5

Amazing view across from the harbor and an easy walk anywhere in the city. So easy to grab a taxi right in front of the building because it is a Main Street. Water pressure was fantastic in the shower although the head is a little low if you are tall. Would definitely stay here again if we get back to barcelona!

  • Submitted: Apr 2, 2017
  • Stayed: March 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your feedback. We hope to welcome you again in our one of our apartments in the future. Kind regards, the Friendly Rentals Team
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Good location, a little tedious of a check in process

  • 4 of 5

The apartment itself is pretty good. It's in a good location, and looks exactly like the pictures.

There are 2 things I would change:

I wish the property manager would address how they check in visitors. After a very long trans-Atlantic flight, we had to first go to the property manager's office to sign papers and pick up keys, all the while lugging our luggage around. I've stayed in several vacation rentals (4 more on just this trip to Spain), and this is the first time I had to go to a separate location to pick up keys. If you stay here, I recommend taking cabs.

They window really needs black out curtains. It faces the east, so the sun lights up the studio apartment very early in the morning (and you know Spaniards stay up late). The current curtains just don't block out the sun.

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2016
  • Stayed: June 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. We take your feedback very serious and will use it to keep improving our services. Kind regards, the Friendly Rentals Team
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Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional


  • These prices are based on the maximum occupancy of the apartment; the prices may vary depending on the number of guests staying in your group.
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  • Damage deposit: EUR200.00