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***Fantastic Location*** Gothic Quarter Hideaway

Bedrooms 3
Space 753 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Beautifully Decorated 3 Bedroom/2 Bath Apartment. Sleeps 4.


Recently renovated three bedroom apartment in Barcelona's emblematic Gothic quarter, in Carrer de la Mercé. Near to the Cathedral of La Merced - Barcelona's patron Saint - and right in the heart of 'Old Barcelona'.

This apartment is right next door to our larger apartment, which we have owned and operated for 10 years with 5 star comments (see listing #132527). This is a beautifully furnished air-conditioned flat in an historic building with every comfort and decorated to the highest standards. Located just off the seafront, only five minutes' walk from the famous Ramblas in one direction and The Born in the opposite direction. Surrounded by myriad restaurants and tapas bars.

Medieval sights abound mixed in with shops of every description and sidewalk café life. A short stroll takes you to the Port Vell--Barcelona's beautiful old port, lined with restaurants and museums and location of Barcelona's acquarium and the Marenostrum shopping and entertainment complex. From there, you can take the cable car to Montjuic - location of the Spanish Village and the Miró Foundation - for amazing views of Barcelona and the port.

Walk the other way and you are in front of Barcelona's medieval cathedral and near to Plaza Catalunya. The Picasso museum is a few minute's walk, in the heart of The Born. Wander along to The Ramblas and soak up the colors, sights and aromas of the famous La Boquería market: 150 years old and still a feature of Barcelona and a great place for lunch. A few minutes further on brings you to the MACBA, Barcelona's museum of Contemporary Art.

The apartment is a genuine home from home with 4 metre ceilings and two balconies. Comfortable living/dining room with original works of art, satellite TV, WIFI, and iPod/iPhone/iPad dock; fully equipped kitchen, air conditioning, central heating, two bathrooms, washer and dryer. Easy access to the airport, train stations and minutes from two metro stations.

Booking process: Feel free to book online with a booking fee ("VRBO Service Fee" 10% and online booking fee of 20€) or email me to book DIRECTLY at no extra fee.

Keywords: Apartment, Barcelona, Gothic Quarter, luxury, three bedrooms

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Rita Fryer
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2017

About Rita Fryer

Pleased to meet you! We love the location of this apartment - right in the heart of the Gothic Quarter - walking distance from just about everything. We have lived in Catalonia for over twenty years. Rita spent 20 years in the hotel business worldwide and understands what travellers want. John is an international art consultant. We want to help you enjoy this wonderful city by making you feel right at home in very comfortable surroundings.

Rita Fryer purchased this apartment in 2013

Why Rita Fryer chose Ciutat Vella

Ten years ago, we bought the apartment next door, so we couldn't resist taking over this apartment, too and have just finished renovating it.

Barcelona is such a great city! We both visited Barcelona before we met and had an instant love affair with the city and its people. We wanted to buy an apartment which we could use to explore Barcelona and experience the sights, sounds and aromas that make Barcelona such a great place to visit. There is no place so emblematic than Barcelona's Gothic Quarter and this apartment gives us the comfort of home within walking distance to all the sights in the historic part of the city.

What makes this apartment unique

We love strolling over to the famous Ramblas and visiting the incredible La Boqueria market which recently celebrated its 150th anniversary - unique in all of Europe. Some of our favorite restaurants are just minutes away by foot or taxi. We love walking along the boardwalk on the Barceloneta beach at sunset.

Guestbook comments from the owner

We loved the apartment, location and your beautiful city! Brad and Rachel were very professional and accommodating. We would certainly stay again.
Sep 2013
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El Barri Gòtic Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 753 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • children welcome
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , combination tub/shower , ensuite bathroom to master bedroom
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , generous walk-in shower cubicle
  • bathrooms feature products from Molton Brown of London, hairdryers, fluffy 100% cotton towels
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
  • all beds feature luxury organic mattresses
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • wheelchair accessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • gambling casinos
  • horseback riding
  • photography
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • equestrian events
  • golf
  • hot air ballooning
  • parasailing
  • pier fishing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • snorkeling
  • snorkeling/diving
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
This apartment is in a pedestrian street in a fantastic neighbourhood with great ambiance. Restaurants and tapas bars line the streets of the Gothic Quarter. As a consequence, noise filters up from people chatting on the street. This is especially evident when the doors to the balconies are open. The doors are double glazed and when closed, noise is reduced to a minimum. We have fitted the master bedroom with an extra set of double glazed doors to ensure maximum possible silence. The two single bedrooms are at the back of the apartment and not affected by street noise.


Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(17 traveler reviews)

***Fantastic Location*** Gothic Quarter Hideaway
average rating of 4.7058825 based on 20 reviews

The apt was lovely-well appointed,clean, good location

  • 5 of 5

The staff met us and was very helpful in getting us settled. We loved it!

  • Submitted: Apr 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nice apartment and well located

  • 5 of 5

My wife and two adult children just spent a week in the apartment. I was impressed with the owner's quick responses to all emails. She provided information about the rental, neighborhood and arranged for transportation to/from the airport. The property manager promptly checked us in, showed us how the equipment worked and offered to assist with any problems (we had none). We found the listing accurately described the unit. The apartment is clean, nicely decorated and well furnished. While the bedrooms were fairly small, but the beds were very comfortable. Robes and plenty of good quality towels were supplied. The kitchen was basic, but well supplied. Shops were nearby for food/drinks. As noted in some reviews, the master bedroom is subject to occasional street noise - but duel doors to the balconies reduce the noise. Earplugs may be a good idea for light sleepers. While there is a small bar below, we found the noise was mostly from people passing by. The bar below the unit was small, closed at a reasonable hour, and was pretty quiet. We actually enjoyed the quaint bar and the barman - Boris. A highlight of our vacation was listening to acoustic guitar and a folk songs in the bar one evening (not loud and not late). The location is great - close to bars/tapas, the historic sites of the Gothic area and within walking distance to the beach. We were very satisfied with the apartment and would recommend it.

  • Submitted: Jan 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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great location with well done interiour

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four stayed her for a week. The kids each had their own room. Really well situated for getting to everything you want. The manager was excellent at arranging all transportation and helping with anything you need. All of the appliances were great(run the washer once before you put your first load in) including the dryer, and wonderful showers. The bar downstairs can be a little loud, but after spend a day and night in Barcelona, you understand that this is a quieter place than others.

  • Submitted: Aug 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Jul 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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pleasant apartment in a lovely area but experience spoilt by by no air con -- boiling in august

  • 2 of 5

pleasant apartment with most amenities.

gothic quarter is lovely.

only one fan in the whole flat .

two ancient air cons that don't work ... august in barcelona !!! absolutely vile -- couldn't wait to leave .

paying a high rent and suffering with this heat is certainly not luxurious --

not providing cooling at this rent is downright stingy !

might be ok in winter __ heating ?? but summer is insufferable.

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Patricia, We were very concerned to read your comments regarding the air conditioning, especially as guests had checked out the day prior to your arrival and it was working correctly when they left. We take our responsibility to supply the best possible experience very seriously and are available 24/7 to deal with incidents like this, as previous reviews testify. We sent our Manager, Juan, to investigate immediately and he discovered that the air conditioning is functioning perfectly - someone in your party had changed the settings from Cool to Fan only. Juan also informed us that he visited you 3 days into your stay to show you how to use the hob - had you mentioned the air conditioning at this time, he would have repeated his demonstration on how to operate the controls and you would have been able to continue your stay in comfort. You also neglected to mention this problem on your departure. Our maintenance team is excellent, but communication is paramount to us - we encourage our guests to bring to our attention any deficiency that may occur as soon as it is observed as machinery can break down without warning. Your comportment in the apartment was very disappointing. We were informed by our cleaner of the generally poor condition in which you left the apartment which entailed considerable additional work on her part. Cigarette stubs were left all over the balcony and laundry area, in spite of clear instructions that this is a non smoking property, there were broken glasses and cups, a jug of water was left in the freezer which burst causing further complications and the clothes washer was left in a filthy state. Please do not come back.
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Beautiful property with a great location

  • 5 of 5

We had a fantastic stay at this apartment. We have 2 teenage daughters and it was wonderful for each to have their own bedroom and bathroom. The property manager was very helpful in pointing us in the right direction of restaurants, supermarkets and bakeries. The apartment was wonderfully appointed, with nice appliances, toiletries and finishes. It was also perfectly located within walking distance to everything - the market, great restaurants, the beach and public transportation. As discussed in other reviews, the bar downstairs does get loud for the occupants of the master bedroom - earplugs took care of that problem. I would highly recommend this property! Thank you for a fantastic stay in your beautiful city.

  • Submitted: Jul 18, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay - we would love to welcome you back one day. Again we would like to say that the bar will be replaced by a delicatessen that we will be opening.
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Fantastic in all respects!

  • 5 of 5

We are a couple with a six-year old daughter. This place was terrific in all respects. Highly recommended. Very comfy beds, all amenities were great. Location is perfect, easy walking to beach, Picasso Museum, old town, markets, etc., etc. Lots of great restaurants in neighborhood. The apt was very clean and kitchen was well stocked. The noise from the streets was easy to cancel out by closing windows and turning on AC. We have rented many places - this was one of the best. We would certainly return.

  • Submitted: Jun 28, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Michael, Thank you so much for your review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay here in Barcelona and look forward to welcoming you back. Best regards Rita
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Barcelona - El Prat
Nearest Barpub
10 Metres
all along the streets of the Gothic Quarter
Nearest Ferry
2 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
20 Kilometres
Sant Cugat Golf Course
Nearest Train
700 Metres
Estaciò de França
Nearest Motorway
800 Metres
Ronda Litoral
Nearest Restaurant
10 Metres
in Carrer de la Mercé
Nearest Ski
300 Kilometres
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Car: not necessary

Barcelona Acquarium nearby. Private guided tours of Barcelona can be arranged on request. Bicycle rental and tours. Sedgway tours. Boating and Hot Air Ballooning. Visits to vineyards can be arranged.

Barcelona's medieval catherdral is a short stroll through the Gothic Quarter and near to Plaza Catalunya. The Picasso museum is just a few minutes away, in the heart of the Born.

Wander along to the Ramblas and soak up the colors, sights and sounds of the famous La Boquería market - a great place to have lunch. A few minutes further on brings you to the MACBA, Barcelona's museum of Contemporary Art.

Paseo de Gracia, with its famous Gaudi buildings - Casa Batllò and La Pedrera - is a short taxi ride away. Paseo de Gracia runs from the Plaza Catalunya up to Diagonal and is home to all the best designer shops.

The iconic Sagrada Familia - Gaudí's famous unfinished cathedral - is just a 15 minutes taxi ride.

Moving around Barcelona is easy: taxis are cheap and plentiful and public transport works really well. Two metro lines are only 5 mins away. The hop on/hop off Touristic Bus also stops nearby and is a great way to see the city.


Rates & Availability

El Barri Gòtic Apartment Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Online Booking Fee $21.88
Final Cleaning Fee $136.77
Refundable damage deposit $273.54
Tax Rate 10.0%

Prices are subject to change. Special rates and conditions apply for certain events such as the Mobile World Congress, Grand Prix, Easter, Christmas and New Year. Please ask us for a quotation. The nightly tourist tax is payable for all adults 17 and over.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.

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