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El Born, city centre (2br, 2bth -Wifi, PK) Approved City Council HUTB-002949

Bedrooms 2
Space 914 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

2br, 2bth, 85 m2, 4/5 guests, near Picasso Museum and Sta Mª del Mar

This amazing apartment combines the flavor of an ancient flat - high ceilings (3,5m.), wood beams, old balconies - with the comfort that modern life requires: double glass windows, WIFI, air conditioning, new bathrooms. On the 2nd floor of an historic building, this 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms apartment has been completely remodeled in 2008. No lift. The flat extends over 85m2 in 3 levels.

A- Middle level: entrance, living room, dining-room, open kitchen with modern appliances, nice and sunny balcony, bathroom #2; access to the high and low levels.

B- High level (6 steps up from the Middle level): main bedroom with queen size bed, en suite bathroom, wide dressing room, quiet balcony.

C- Low level (8 steps down from the Middle level): bedroom #2, (2/3 beds).

Facilities – Internet connection, wood floor, leather sofa and armchair, air conditioning, TV, washing machine, spin-dryer, home linen, etc.

More Details
Registration Number : HUTB-002949

Carmen Gratacos
Member since: 2009
Speaks: english, french, spanish, Catalan
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
November 18, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Hola Carmen. Thank you for everything. The apartment is beautiful, comfortable, so well located - we love it! Your suggestions were perfect and we had a wonderful time! I have rented several houses/apartments through VRBO and I must say that you have been the BEST property manager/owner I have had! Thank you so much! Barbara
Oct 2015
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Sant Pere - Santa Caterina i la Ribera Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 914 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Safe
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
  • 4 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 5 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , washbasin
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , washbasin
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single
  • Extra bed available, under request, in room 2, home linen included. Cot available, under request.
  • DVD Player
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • unsuitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • fitness center
  • groceries
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
PK available on request. Price: 20 Euro per day (24 hour). Unlimited in and out. Fixed place, restricted access. Free Wi-Fi wireless, high speed internet connection


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average rating of 4.2833333 based on 61 reviews

Perfect Barcelona location

  • 4 of 5

Perfect location, clean, and well appointed. The approach to the apartment does not reflect what it looks like once you are in the apartment. Although the stairwell is a common area to the building, it does need improvement and along those lines I encountered Carmen who along with a workman was making plans to improve the stair area. Regardless of the stairs, I wholeheartedly recommend this apartment.

  • Submitted: Nov 2, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Wonderful apartment and location

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was very clean and well setup. The location is very central.

  • Submitted: Oct 26, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Nice and clean. Perfect location.

  • 5 of 5

Lovely place in the heart of Barcelona!

  • Submitted: Oct 16, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
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Excellent location

  • 4 of 5

The property was very clean. Wifi worked. Large fridge. Close to dining and walking around Born and area.

It is noisy some nights, but that is to be expected in this area. Really perfect location. So much to see and do within walking distance.

  • Submitted: Oct 8, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The location could not of been better

  • 4 of 5

Just steps from the plaza in front of Santa Maria del Mar.

Breakfast each morning at Bubos just steps away

Bubos also had great olives and bread with tomatofortapas in the evening.

I will say the apartment is quite noisy because of location and the windows

I wished I had brought earplugs with me

The building is very old and the stairwell is a little scary - very dark

The apartment isvbery comfortable and the beds and showers are great

  • Submitted: Sep 29, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location, Great Air Conditioning, awkward layout, needs cleaning and toilet paper.

  • 3 of 5

The place is spacious, but has some strange and inconvenient issues.

1. The place needs a good cleaning. The bathrooms are not supplied with toilet paper. This is an inconvenience, and inconsiderate. Also, the sink and refrigerator smelled like spoiled food. I cleaned this myself because we could not stand it. 2. I did communicate with the owner and she told me toilet paper was not included, but asked her cleaning person to come and bring some toilet paper and to clean the bathrooms of the mold. That never happened, she did not show up. After many attempts, and asking the owner, I gave up. 3. There are awkward steps inside the place, so, you must be careful not to fall or trip. This is not for anyone who has even the slightest issue with sight or balance. 4. We were woken up several times by drunk people pressing the entry call button and singing songs. This was crazy and disruptive, but no fault of the owner. 5. The good things about the apartment are the wonderful air conditioning, washer and dryer, and space. It is old, but, that is expected and part of the experience. The apartment was well lit. I would say it is decent value for the area.

I wish I could have met the owner. Instead, the cleaning lady greeted us and unfortunately she did not speak English so she could not help answer any questions or teach us how to use the washer or dryer. We did enjoy our stay in Barcelona.

I'm going to be generous and give it three stars, I don't have the heart to rate it a two.

Stay here if you can handle stairs, noise, and some dust and mold in the bathrooms.

  • Submitted: Sep 12, 2017
  • Stayed: August 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
BCN airport
Nearest Train
200 Metres
Estacion de Francia
Nearest Beach
500 Metres
Mar Bella
Car: not necessary

Located in El Born, a trendy area full of new designers and cozy restaurants, and near Santa Maria del Mar (Catedral del Mar), Picasso Museum, the old port and the beach. The terms that best describe this apartment are design and comfort. In an ancient building, it was completely renewed 2 years ago and it overlooks a quiet pedestrian street.

150m. far from JaumeI metro station (yellow line)


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Final cleaning $58.7

During GSM week ( from 26 Februari to 5 March 2017) the price for 1 night will be 230€ . The minimum stay in the apartment will be 5 nights.
Check-in after 9 p.m.: 30 Euros. Check-in after 11 p.m. 50 Euro. No check-in after 1 a.m.
Final cleaning 50 Euros.
Extra bed for the 5th guest: 20 Euros a day
Parking available on request (20 Euros a day)
Cot/crib & high chair (when required) gratis
GSM week (mobile world congress) 22 to 28 Feb. +50% on the Winter rate (minimum stay: 5 nights)

Owner's Cancellation Policy

Please ask the owner or check their rental agreement when booking the property.