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Enjoy Barcelona from our central, sunny and quiet apartament.

Bedrooms 2
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights


About the property

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms + Convertible bed(s), 1 Bath, (Sleeps 3-5)

The location of the apartment is fantastic to visit and enjoy Barcelona,it is in the city center, and after that, you can have a comforting rest with your children or your partner because it´s incredibly quiet.

It is a top-floor flat with elevator in a typical building of the beautiful 'Ensanche'.

It's very well located. The main tourist sites are situated at a 20-minute-walk from the apartment. (5-10 minutes by underground)

It's perfect to go to Barcelona Fair or Congress (5 min. walking)

The airport is at a 15-minute-drive.

High-Speed Train Station (AVE station) is situated at 10 minutes from the apartment.


Keywords: Top-floor flat, apartment, typical, quiet, safe neighborhood, well located, clean, safe, convenient. 2 Bedrooms + Sofa-Bed, 1 Bath (Sleeps 1-5).

More Details

Raul Duran
Member since: 2012
Premier Partner

This HomeAway partner has demonstrated and is committed to fast response times, the best rates, and a great guest experience.

Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 26, 2018

About Raul Duran

I am from Barcelona and I work as a nurse assistant for an important hospital in Barcelona, which is near the apartment.

My wife is from Galicia, in the north-west of Spain and she works as an accountant for a computer company.

We have two children. We live in the same building where the apartment is, and I managing my own apartment.

I like swimming and listening to music.

We love going to the beach and traveling.

Raul Duran purchased this apartment in 2012

Why Raul Duran chose L'Esquerra de l'Eixample

The location of the apartment is fantastic to visit and enjoy Barcelona, and after that, you can have a comforting rest with your children or your partner because it´s incredibly quiet.

What makes this apartment unique

It is a quiet sunny place in the city center. It´s very well communicated and you can walk to the main sights in town. There are a lot of a good restaurants, markets and supermarkets if you prefer to cook at home.

Barcelona Fair is close to the apartment.

It takes only 15 minutes to the airport by taxi or airport bus, and 5 minutes to Sants station where you can take the High-Speed Train (AVE) and go to Madrid in two and a half hours.

Other important thing is that we live in the same building, so we can help you on anything that you need quickly, so very personalized attention.


L'Esquerra de l'Eixample Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 5
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible
  • /
  • Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Min. age of primary renter: 30
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Broadband Access
  • Covered Parking ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining Area
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) sofa bed
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Deck / Patio
Onsite Services:
  • Private Chef
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • beachcombing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • hot air ballooning
  • ice skating
  • mountain biking
  • roller blading
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing
gas heating. A present as a welcome.


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Enjoy Barcelona from our central, sunny and quiet apartament.
average rating of 4.990783 based on 217 reviews

This property has a warm feeling and feels like home. This apartment should be rated a 10

  • 5 of 5

The owner picked us up at the airport, gave us a tour of Barcelona before entering our 4 day stay. The apartment was very clean and felt like home. The owners welcomed us with a fruit basket and other accessories to make us feel welcomed and spent time mapping out areas of interest during our stay. The rooftop patio was very relaxing before seeing the city. The apartment is centrally located from coffee shops to fine dining and easy access to and from the city of Barcelona. At the end of our stay, the owner drove us to the port for our cruise. Our time at the unit was very memorable and we would give this apartment a 10.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Lovely little apartment with excellent host!

  • 5 of 5

Our first trip to Barcelona was made wonderful by staying at this apartment. Raul, the owner seems like such a genuinely nice and caring person and went out of his way to make our holiday a lovely experience from start to finish. Helping us to make our way round Barcelona, which was an enormous help being our first time here. He even kindly picked us up from the airport and dropped us back off when it was sadly time to go home. Nothing seemed like it was to much trouble. Everything you need seems to have been thought of in the apartment and the little touches really make it nice.Thank you so much for making my mums 60th birthday trip an amazing one. When we return to Barcelona we will definitely be staying here. :) (that is if isn't fully booked!)

Love Emma & Jackie

  • Submitted: Apr 22, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Hopewell, NJ

All the Best That's Already Been Expressed by Others and More

  • 5 of 5

Our stay from March 22 to March 27 was made incredible by Raul and Carmen who were such thoughtful hosts. The flat was large by European standards and very comfortable. I concur with all the stellar comments already made by the other reviewers, but let me add that the shower with the rain head was outstanding. We had expressed to Raul that we wanted to watch a soccer game on TV the second night of our stay, and he had researched the best channel, provided information about the best local supermarket for our dinner while watching the match, etc . Raul's suggestions about restaurants and sights were highly accurate. While Raul provided pick up from the train station, a tour of the city and transportation to the airport, he also allowed us privacy and was in no way intrusive. We knew that he and Carmen lived just two floors down just in case we needed them and were highly available by text, email and phone calls. You'll learn much from Raul about what to see, what not to bother with and where to shop and what shops to avoid . Thank you, Raul and Carmen.

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Very clean, comfortable, quiet and well equipped, great location. .

  • 5 of 5

We had an amazing time. Raul and Carmen have raised the bar for hospitality, from the fruit basket and wine to the airport transportation. They are warm, friendly and personable, and helped us learn how to get around and what to see. We could not recommend a place more highly. We would give them 6 stars if we could.

  • Submitted: Apr 7, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The perfect Barcelona vacation highlighted by a charming apartment with an extraordinary host

  • 5 of 5

We’re still feeling the afterglow of our Barcelona vacation. My husband and I came to Barca because our daughter was studying for a semester at the Universitat de Barcelona. Neither of us had ever visited the city before and were looking forward to exploring.

Our travel MO is to select in advance a few museums and sights to visit but otherwise under-schedule—leaving room for long walks and unplanned discoveries, which is exactly what we did in Barca. We walked everywhere (with the exception of Parc Guel), which was entirely doable from Carmen and Raul’s well-situated apartment. Moreover, we could walk out the door and within a few steps pick up coffee and pastries or sit down to a fabulous meal served up in one of a wide selection of cozy and charming nearby restaurants.

As HomeAway hosts go, Raul is extraordinary! His care for our comfort—from our first contact to our departure—never let up. He met us at the airport, gave us a tour of the city on the drive into town, and provided subway and bus maps as well as dining and touring suggestions. He touched base throughout the week to be sure we had everything we needed, and he even checked to be sure we’d gotten home safely.

Meanwhile, the apartment! This cozy, two-bedroom (and well-priced) flat provided everything we needed for our seven-day stay. Comfortable and neat as a pin, the space was the perfect respite between long walks and tours and dinners out. I already have recommended Barcelona (and Raul!) to many friends here in the U.S. And we certainly don’t rule out a return visit.

We found Barcelona to be a friendly, walkable, and beautiful city—and Raul the perfect host!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2018
  • Stayed: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Albert Lea, MN

Trip to Barcelona - November 2017

  • 5 of 5

Can I say - EXCELLENT! Our son was studying abroad in Barcelona for fall semester 2017. As parents, we wished to go visit him but had no idea where to stay. I had used VRBO before so thought I would give it another try. Came across this very nice little place with GREAT reviews so I started inquiring with Raul. We booked our 10 days with Raul and so much more came with it. Raul contacted our son, they met before we came. Raul picked us up from the airport with our son, brought us to our cute apartment with everything provided that we needed for our stay. The fruit/wine basket was so thoughtful. Raul told us of places to get groceries, subway locations, dining, and the bakery across the street was heavenly. He gave us a map and also told us of attractions to go see. Felt very safe walking around the neighborhood and all of Barcelona actually. Book your next reservation to Barcelona with Raul. You won't regret it. Heading back to the airport - saying goodbye to Raul and our son was hard, but we knew our son was in good hands. Thank you so much Raul & Carmen!

Overgaards - Minnesota

  • Submitted: Mar 25, 2018
  • Stayed: November 2017
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Font Magica de Montjuïc
Estació de sants
High speed train(AVE) and Airport train.
Las Arenas
shopping center
La Sagrada Família
Park Güell
Las Ramblas
La Boqueria
Plaça Espanya
Montjuïc Castle
Poble Espanyol
Arenas de Barcelona
Joan Miró Foundation
Barcelona Olympic Stadium (Estadi Olímpic de Montjuïc)
La Flauta
Restaurante O'Retorno
Fantastic and cheaper tapas restaurant.
Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya (MNAC)
Camp Nou
Casa Milà
This beautiful building was build by Gaudi
Casa Batlló
Fantastic building by Gaudi
Basílica de Santa María del Mar
Gothic church where you can hear concerts.
Bus Turístic
Nearest bus stop in Plaza España, 5-8 minutes from the apartment.
Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Barcelona´s aerport
Nearest Ferry
1.5 Kilometres
Nearest Train
950 Metres
Sants Train Station ( high speed train) AVE
Nearest Point of Interest
Las Arenas
Nearest Point of Interest
Magic Fountains Montjuic
Nearest Point of Interest
Guasch theater
Nearest Point of Interest
Fira Barcelona
Nearest Point of Interest
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Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Nearest Point of Interest
Sants Station
Car: not necessary

Skating,jogging,library. The apartment is near the Barcelona's Fair. Breathtaking views of the harbor from the cable car.




Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $79.09

This is a legal 'holiday rental' in Barcelona with license of activity.
These prices are based on 2 guests , add €10.00 per night and per additional guest
The tourist tax is included in the price
10% off for 7 nights, 2 weeks 15% off, 3 weeks 20% off.... car park only available in August.
Please consult check in chech out

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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