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Raul Duran

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english, spanish

Enjoy Barcelona from our central, sunny and quiet apartament.

149 Reviews
Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

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Overview

Eixample Apartment Rental Photos and Description

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.

AVAILABLE ONLY FOR RESPONSIBLE ADULTS OR A RESPONSIBLE FAMILY. This is not a party place!

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

Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Raul Duran (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english, spanish

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 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.

Reviews

5
based on 149 traveler reviews

Enjoy Barcelona from our central, sunny and quiet apartament.
average rating of 4.986577 based on 149 reviews
5

Wonderful stay in Barcelona made possible by our hosts Raul and Carmen

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay in Barcelona. This was our first time in Barcelona and we were a little apprehensive but we were ease once we contacted Raul and Carmen. Even before our trip, Raul was very helpful with providing information about the Barcelona and the various attractions. From the time we landed in Barcelona to our departure, we were showered with hospitality and helpful suggestions. The apartment was very clean and well appointed with all the facilities of home. The fridge and pantry were stocked with the necessities (much appreciated when you arrive in a new place). I must mention that the apartment is centrally located to all the major attractions and very conveniently near public transportation. Also Raul was kind enough to provide detailed instructions for getting to the various attractions. Raul and Carmen made our trip a memorable one with their hospitality and generosity. We highly recommend this apartment to anyone who plans to spend time in Barcelona. - Shash C, Boston, USA

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
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Like staying at friend's house in Barcelona

  • 5 of 5

Our family of 5 had an excellent experience staying at Raul & Carmen's apartment in the Eixample neighbourhood of Barcelona. The apartment is spacious, clean and well equipped with a rooftop terrace that is perfect for enjoying your breakfast or a glass of wine before going out to dinner. We arrived to find the fridge stocked with the basics and a fresh fruit basket to welcome us to the apartment. The neighbourhood is safe with convenient access to many restaurants, supermarkets and central bus and subway lines. As others have noted, what really sets this apartment above the rest is Raul's hospitality. He picked us up at the airport, gave us a short tour in his car to orient us to the city and reviewed with us the key attractions and how best to use public transportation. He offered restaurant recommendations and even offered to make the reservations for us. Finally, on the day of our departure, he kept our bags in his apartment because our train wasn't until later in the afternoon and then dropped us off at Barcelona Sants train station. He even escorted us inside, made sure we bought the correct tickets and arrived at the correct track for our train, adding translation as necessary. It really felt like we were staying with a friend in Barcelona and this aspect made our stay one of the best we've had with VRBO type rentals.

  • Submitted: Jul 24, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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5

Amazing Experience!

  • 5 of 5

I booked this apartment based on the reviews and was not disappointed. The apartment is very comfortable, clean and quiet in a fabulous neighborhood. I would definitely stay here again just based on the apartment and value. When you add the hospitality of Raul, it exceeds all expectations. You could not ask for a better host - Raul goes so far above and beyond to ensure his guests (not renters because you really do feel like a personal guest in their home) feel welcome and have a fabulous experience! Thank you Raul for making our stay in Barcelona so memorable!

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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best first experience

  • 5 of 5

We arrived in Barcelona late in the evening on our arrival date, and Raul happily met us at the airport to give us a ride back to the apartment. Seeing as it was very late and we had a long 24 hours of travel, he offered to give us a tour of the town the next morning once we were up and moving. We arrived to the apartment for a quick introduction to the apartment and all it's features, and also received a fridge full of soda, beer, water, a wonderful fruit basket, and a bottle of wine, which my boyfriend and I were happy to see! The next morning, he took us around to all the main tourist attractions, gave us detailed maps and information about how to use the different forms of transportation, and showed us where the best grocery stores and banks were. He was very helpful in our 5 nights in Barcelona, printing tickets for our activities for the week, and assisting us in picking restaurants to try out. While Barcelona is an amazing city on its own, Raul and his wife made the trip much more enjoyable and easy going. I plan on returning for more exploration of the beautiful town, and plan on staying in this great apartment again! Some of our favorite moments at the apartment were sitting on the patio each evening, and sitting at the pizza place right next door 3 of the evenings we were in town. I highly recommend this apartment, both for the great location in town, and the wonderful hospitality our hosts gave us. To end a great week in Barcelona, Raul took my boyfriend to the airport at 4am without a complain, and later drove my niece and I to the port in Barcelona to get on our cruise, he went above and beyond every expectation we had!

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Comfortable, quiet, and conveniently located apartment with all the amenities that just say home.

  • 5 of 5

The owner, Raul, whose English is better than the average Spaniard, was welcoming from my initial inquiry. This was a very good sign that my trip would be great! His warm communications increased as the date of my departure to Barcelona grew nearer. It is very easy to communicate with Raul using conventional email as well as with WhatsApp; his style is responsive, informative, and direct. Having him pick me up at the train station and touring a bit of Barcelona was an added benefit and pleasant surprise. Carmen, his wife, is equally warm and hospitable. I will treasure our time together in the apartment the night before I left for the states. Most enjoyable was experiencing dinner at Raul and Carmen's nearby restaurant that they frequent. Some of the best food I had was there, so having it conveniently accessible to the apartment made it possible to walk and go a second time! The best is knowing I now have two new friends who I hope to see in San Diego so I can do for them what they did for me. Salute!

  • Submitted: Jun 26, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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WOW! Best Hosts ever!

  • 5 of 5

Alright, I know that every other guest wrote about Raul and Carmen, but I need to, as well. We got in so late on a Saturday night. But Raul still picked us up. He gave us maps, and books, and drove us around town to orient us (so helpful!) We got lucky, because these days were his days off, but it was unbelievable, his attention to us.

The apartment was perfect for our needs. It was close to every transportation. Raul explained where to get on and off the buses. And the metro was so close, too! We walked and bussed and metroed everywhere - no problem at all. Plus, this apartment was in a great location. Friendly, and filled with all sorts of shops and businesses, but never crowded and full of tourists like the places on the Rambla are. We slept so well every night because it was quiet, and the beds are comfy. My daughter loved having her own room (12 years old) and we loved being able to get up and make breakfast to eat in the sunny dining room. We were eating the treats that Raul left us in a fruit basket - all week long! (Thank you Raul :) ) Good restaurants to visit in the neighborhood. We were surprised by how delighted we were by the Magic Fountain! You must go (Thursday - Sunday from 9:30-11:30)

One thing to warn you about - The Dali museum. Don't go unless you have a guide. I am an art history major, and it was a huge let down. Besides, there is so so so much to do in Barcelona - you never have to leave the beautiful city. Such a great visit. We will be back. We are trying to convince our daughter she needs to study abroad in Barcelona! Don't hesitate on this apartment. It really is a special place rented by exceptionally kind and helpful people. Two thumbs up!

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Barcelona´s aerport
Nearest Ferry
1.5 Kilometres
Harbor
Nearest Train
950 Metres
Sants Train Station ( high speed train) AVE
Nearest Restaurant
0.5 Metres
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
Mercadona-supermarket
Nearest Point of Interest
Condis-supermarket
Nearest Point of Interest
caprabo-supermarket
Nearest Point of Interest
pharmacy/chemist's
Nearest Point of Interest
library
Nearest Point of Interest
MNAC
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.

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Rates & Availability

La Nova Esquerra de l'Eixample Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
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Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season
Jun 16 2016 - Sep 15 2016
3 night minimum stay
$111
$699
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid Season
Sep 16 2016 - Oct 31 2016
3 night minimum stay
$105
$663
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season
Nov 1 2016 - Dec 19 2016
3 night minimum stay
$89
$559
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas Season
Dec 20 2016 - Jan 6 2017
3 night minimum stay
$111
$699
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season
Jan 7 2017 - Feb 26 2017
3 night minimum stay
$89
$559
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid Season
Mar 1 2017 - Jun 16 2017
3 night minimum stay
$105
$663
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season
Jun 17 2017 - Sep 10 2017
3 night minimum stay
$122
$769
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid season
Sep 11 2017 - Oct 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$105
$663
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
 
Low Season
Nov 1 2017 - Dec 20 2017
3 night minimum stay
$89
$559
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas Season
Dec 21 2017 - Jan 6 2018
3 night minimum stay
$122
$769
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $11 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$100
$629
 

Additional information about rental rates

cleaning fee $72

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 touris tax is inluded in the price
10% off for 7 nights, 2 weeks 15% off, 3 weeks 20% off.... car park 10€ per day
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Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Eixample Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 5
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Location Type:
  • Mountain View ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Broadband Access
  • Covered Parking
  • Elevator ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • 1
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Queen size Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (1), Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) sofa bed
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Television
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
gas heating. A present as a welcome.

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