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Friendly Rentals The Manel Apartment in Barcelona

Bedrooms 2
Space 807 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Licence number: HUTB-001772

If you want the old rustic feel of Gothic Barcelona with a central location this is your apartment.

Located in the heart of the gothic district of El Borne, this apartment offers guests all they need for a realistic Barcelona experience. It is situated at 40 steps from one of the most famous examples of Gothic architecture in Barcelona: the Santa Maria del Mar church, which overshadows the neighbourhood. Tastefully decorated, comfortable with balcony views of the busy walkways below this apartment will make you visit special.

The area surrounding the apartment:

The Manel apartment is situated literally steps away from one of Barcelona's most distingushed Gothic churches, the Santa Maria del Mar, in the center of El Borne or Born. The Born district is an intricate maze of narrow, medieval streets where you will find lots of trendy boutiques and great bars, cafés and restaurants. Another option for the visitor staying at this great Barcelona apartment is to visit the Gothic quarter situated right in the heart of the old town and about a ten minutes' walk from the apartment. This is the area that fell within the medieval walls and, until 150 years ago, made up the entire city of Barcelona. The area is a body of interconnecting narrow, cobble stoned streets where you can potter around for hours and explore the shops and restaurants.

The apartment:

The Manel apartment has been decorated to retain the original architectural details combining modern appliances with elegant antiques in a building that dates back many centuries. The original mouldings, exposed wooden beams, but especially the typical shuttered windows give guests the true Barcelona feeling. This first floor apartment is perfect for accommodating a family or group of friends, with two bedrooms and a pullout sofabed.

The Manel apartment is situated on the corner of the building and as such it is surrounded by large wooden shuttered windows. The living room and dining room is accommodated in one large room with a pullout sofabed. The master bedroom has a large double bed with plenty of closet space while the second bedroom houses bunk beds. The beautiful kitchen is fully equipped with cooker, oven, fridge, pots and pans, toaster and all the comforts of home. The spacious bathroom is clean and comfortable with shower, bath and a sink unit which have been newly installed. Please note that the actual toilet is separate to the bathroom. The whole apartment has been tastefully decorated with some rustic and antique furniture pieces.

You will not regret choosing this expectional apartment to enjoy your stay in medieval Barcelona!

This apartment does not have private parking; however, you will find public parking within 200 meters.

Not allowed: Parties, Animals/Pets

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Calendar last updated:
October 21, 2017



Sant Pere - Santa Caterina i la Ribera Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
Floor Area:
  • 807 sq. ft.
  • Elevator
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Telephone
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishwasher
  • Toaster
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 0 -
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Television


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Friendly Rentals The Manel Apartment in Barcelona
average rating of 4.25 based on 4 reviews

Large & clean. Great location, close to beach, subway, good shopping, restaurants and night life.

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is on the first floor, one floor up from ground level. There is a large entry foyer behind big wooden double entry doors from the street. There is a small elevator big enough for one person with a suitcase or two people standing very close to each other. Entry into the apartment is on the first landing. The building was hard to find because the numbers are not well marked on that street. We had to guess at which door to try our key in. The surrounding street felt safe and fairly quiet for that part of town because it is directly next to the beautiful Santa Maria del Mar church. The apartment was very clean and well appointed. The bedrooms are on opposite sides of the apartment with a living room, kitchen, toilet room, washing machine closet and bathroom with tub/shower between them. The bedrooms have shutters that make the rooms nice and dark for sleeping. The air conditioners were repaired 3 times during our 5 day stay because of a problem of water leaking into the downstairs tenants space. The repair men spoke english and were courteous. We did not need to be at the apartment during the repairs if we were out. Once the air conditioners were working properly the apartment was nice and cool inside. The bigger bedroom was slightly noisy in the early mornings because of birds flying around the church and nearby streets. This was not a problem once we figured out what the chirping noise was all about. With the air conditioners running and the doors closed it was possible to sleep well and not be excessively disturbed by the birds. The location of the apartment was very close to everything we wanted to do. The two closest subway stops were Barcelonetta and Jaume 1. Both were about a 10 minute walk. The beach was about a 20 minute walk. There was a lot of great shopping in the neighborhood, good restaurants and fun night life in nearby bars and clubs. Our street was fairly quiet in comparison to the bustling neighborhood nightlife. Parking was not an issue for us since we didn't have a car or scooters to park. Taxi"s could not drive up to our street directly so we had to be dropped off or picked up on Via Laietana. It was easy to just hail a cab at any time of the day. We were lucky to find this place available!

  • Submitted: Jun 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Great location . Nice spacious apartment

  • 4 of 5

Great apartment with an excellent location.

If you are looking for something quite this is not the place for you. People making noise until the late hours but we loved it.

  • Submitted: May 30, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Center of it all!

  • 4 of 5

The apartment is located in the heart of the Gothic quarter. So much to see and do just outside your door, including restaurants, the Picasso Museum, Santa Maria del Mar church, and more. The noise of the streets was a bit of an issue for us - never really stopped at all hours of the night - so be prepared. The amenities also should be described more - washer and dryer, blow dryer, and WiFi. Very difficult key for the door - never quite got it without a struggle. Having said all that, it was comfortable, roomy, great beds, spacious bathroom and complete kitchen. We got to know our "neighborhood" and felt comfortable and safe. The location is the best, just be ready for pigeons, party people, and church bells, if you're on the church-side of the apartment - ear plugs help some. Loved Barcelona and the apartment was really good!

  • Submitted: Mar 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Mar 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great location, lots of space and clean

  • 4 of 5

Barcelona is great of course and the apartment was in a great location in El Borne. The view is not spectacular as it is about 4 meters from the church wall. But in the middle of restaurants, shops and bars. Apartment was clean and spacy.

  • Submitted: Nov 11, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
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  • 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