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***Fantastic Location*** Gothic Quarter Hideaway

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms2
Space 753 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

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

UNBEATABLE GOTHIC QUARTER LOCATION

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

More Details

Owner
Rita Fryer
Member since: 2007
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
80%
Calendar last updated:
September 15, 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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Amenities

La Barceloneta Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 753 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Monument View ...
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 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
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen
    Bedroom 2 - 1 twin/ single
    Bedroom 3 - 1 twin/ single
  • all beds feature luxury organic mattresses
Entertainment:
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair accessible
Attractions:
  • 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
Notes:
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.

Reviews

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***Fantastic Location*** Gothic Quarter Hideaway
average rating of 4.785714 based on 31 reviews
Long Beach, California, USA
5

Charm and Comfort in El Barri Gotic!

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I, along with my 88-year-old mother and my 27-year-old son, stayed in this charming apartment for three nights and had an absolutely wonderful time! From the moment we stepped in the door, we felt comfortable and at home.

Situated in Barcelona's Gothic Quarter, we were at ease in our surroundings and enjoyed "living" in the neighborhood. This air-conditioned home provided everyone with their own private space and comfortable sleeping quarters. It should be noted that each of the two single bedrooms, although small, provided adequate space for an adult and the unpacking of large suitcases. The two bathrooms afforded four adults the opportunity to easily prepare for our busy days of touring. Having a full kitchen allowed us to leisurely begin each morning with coffee or tea, along with pastries and other treats from nearby shops. A huge plus was the excellent wi-fi service, as both my husband and son needed to occasionally check-in on business back in the States. Also appreciated were the excellent washer and dryer which helped us prepare for the second leg of our summer travels.

We loved being in the historic Gothic district and were thrilled to be within short walking distance of three markets as well as taxis and local transit, which only added to the ease and comfort our stay. Additionally, we enjoyed availing ourselves of the wonderful tapas bars and restaurants in the immediate area when our sightseeing for the day was done. That said, El Barri Gotic does come alive at night and music and voices do carry to the double bedroom facing the street. Being on vacation, we weren't disturbed by the noise and actually reveled in the liveliness of the neighborhood.

I would highly recommend this apartment to a group of 4 to 6 people who are looking to visit beautiful Barcelona and wish to immerse themselves in the experience of "living" in one of its most delightful neighborhoods. We especially appreciated the care and attention provided us by Ms. Rita Fryer and her associates Sara and Juan. Sara arranged for us to be picked up from the airport by their recommended driver, Juame, who also took us back to the airport for the continuation of our journeys. Juan, the site manager, provided excellent suggestions and tips for our stay, including recommendations for some of the local restaurants. We would not hesitate to again book this lovely apartment and look forward to doing so in the future.

  • Submitted: Sep 11, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Very charming spot!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Barcelona for 4 nights & not only was this the perfect location, it'a a very quaint little spot with high ceilings in a very "happening" area. Apartment is super cute, super clean, within walking distance to beach, restaurants, bars, shopping, taxi, metro, etc. It's balcony doors FULLY cut out noise when closed so don't let the busy area fool you! We loved it & would definitely book again!

  • Submitted: Aug 31, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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5

Absolutely lovely apartment

  • 5 of 5

The apartment was just perfect. Well stocked very clean and furnished just lovely. Juan was always near by for any need., The location was great and accessible to any transportation you may choose. There were many quaint restaurants to chose from right in the area and. the food was all excellent. Would go back there in a heartbeat. Would also like to add owners just very kind gave great tips about everything. Needless to say I fell in love with Barcelona

Nancy Western

  • Submitted: Aug 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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5

Property was perfect!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location, owners were accessible and quick to answer questions. If we make it back to Barcelona, we will seek out this great place. I literally asked my wife if she had any complaints after our first day-neither one of us could come up with anything. Everything was very organized and professional even down to Juan who met us as we arrived with the keys and a bottle of wine. Thanks for making our stay memorable!

  • Submitted: Aug 10, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
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Schenectady, NY
4

Perfect location

  • 4 of 5

Really 4.5 stars!

We are a family with two adults and two children aged 19 and 16. This place was perfect for us as the kids each had their own (small) bedrooms and it helped for us to have the 2 bathrooms. The kitchen had most everything we wanted and the living room was comfortable. Having the small balcony was a bonus and we enjoyed sitting out looking down the narrow street with all of its activities. As many other reviewers have said, the location could not be beat. We are an active family, but we could easily walk to the beaches, multiple top sights as well as hundreds of restaurants (including La Cathedral, Museu Picasso, History Museum of Barcelona, Basilica of Santa Maria del Mar, the Placa Reial, La Rambla, etc). The metro was a short walk away and we used 3 different nearby stops to suit our purposes. The place was very clean and everything was in good condition. The beds were not particularly comfortable but fine for our purposes. The owners included useful information and we did eat at a few of their suggested restaurants with great success.

With the central location, the noise level is moderate and there was some nearby construction that awakened us. The narrow street is charming but it does make the sunlight into the apartment very limited-- this worked fine for us as we were able to nap easily at different times.

Overall, this Barcelona vacation was amazing and the apartment really helped us enjoy it!

  • Submitted: Jul 30, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
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Calgary, Alberta
5

Perfect place in a perfect location

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in Barcelona in July and this place was perfect. We had 4 adults and it fit all of us easily. The unit is air conditioned which is lovely during the hot days of Spanish summer. Juan was very great and easy to get in touch with. The unit was very clean and had everything you could need for a short vacation. The absolute best part of this place though is the location. It is close to everything! The Picasso museum, Las Ramblas, public transportation, the water, the winding tiny lovely streets of the Gothic Quarter, you name it. I can't recommend this place enough!

  • Submitted: Jul 27, 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Barcelona - El Prat
Nearest Barpub
10 Metres
all along the streets of the Gothic Quarter
Nearest Ferry
2 Kilometres
Barcelona
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
Baqueira-Beret
Nearest Beach
1 Kilometres
Barceloneta
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.

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $149.38
Damage Deposit $298.76

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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