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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
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Calendar last updated:
July 26, 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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La Barceloneta Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • 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 ...
  • 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.


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average rating of 4.7727275 based on 25 reviews

Fantastic apartment in the Gothic quarter of Barcelona

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this wonderful apartment during our visit to Barcelona in late June. Perfectly located within walking distance of many beautiful sites and fantastic restaurants. Plenty of room for everyone to relax after a long day of touring Barcelona. I was impressed by how the description and pictures of this apartment are exactly how it appeared in person. Beautiful bathrooms, well-stocked kitchen, washer and dryer in the courtyard, and best of all air conditioning and fans that kept us cool and comfortable. The owners provided a detailed list of nearby restaurants, wine shops, and grocery stores which was very useful. We really enjoyed our night of tapas and sangria at Sensi which is just around the corner. I also want to thank Sara and Juan for their excellent communication and assistance. This is by far one of the best apartments we have ever rented during our travels. Muchas gracias Rita.

  • Submitted: Jul 9, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great home base for your Barcelona visit

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in this apartment for a week in Mid-June. It was in a great location and was very comfortable for our family of three. The large windows facing the alley were nice to open during the day and allowed a lot of natural light in. Having some air conditioning units and fans also helped keep us cool...a nice touch. Juan was a great manager, meeting us upon arrival, available anytime we needed to call for help, and helping arrange a taxi for our departure. The location is great as a home base for tourists. Close to Las Ramblas, the waterfront, walking in the gothic quarter, catching transit to some of the other sights. There is a bar down the alley a bit that gets super crowded in the evening, but was never a major issue with noise if you keep the windows closed. Only item I might call out as a negative (but was not an issue for us) was the tv cable didn't work so we could not watch the tv at all. I'd definitely recommend staying here if you want a good location and well appointed apartment!

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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great location in the Gotic

  • 5 of 5

we loved this apartment with its little balcony overlooking the centuries old roads of the Gotic quarter. The apartment accommodated 4 adults (us and our 2 grown children ) very well and the host Paul was very responsive and helpful at check in. We walked all over the city and found this location was very well located. There are great little bars and restaurants in the immediate neighborhood or just down the road you have all you could need with La Rambla. thanks again it was great

  • Submitted: Jun 11, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Absolutely Fabulous!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed at the apartment for a week and we were thrilled with the accommodation. The apartment is so well appointed, right down to the Molton Brown toiletries in the bathroom. Seriously though, the apartment's bathroom and kitchen area are clean, MODERN and really well appointed. Everything you could need in the kitchen and bathrooms (great towels and bedding) all the equipment and appliances are new and well organized. Its was a luxury to have are own washer/dryer. The location in the Barri Gothic was top notch. We just can't say enough positive things about our stay. The neighborhood does get a little noisy at night but the owners have done there best to sound proof the Master Bedroom. The two single bedrooms have little noise as they are set back from the street windows and separated by a door to the living room which can be closed for added quiet.

Juan, the manager, was terrific. He was easy to reach and helped us with transportation and checking in and checkin out. Great guy...thank you Juan!

We are definitely coming back and staying longer next time. Thank you Rita and John for having us as guests in your lovely Barcelona apartment. The notes you left for your guests were really great. We dined at La Salon on your recommendation. Simply fantastic and so reasonable. All of your helpful hints allowed us to enjoy our neighborhood like local. How great!

We travel extensively in Europe, Asia and the Americas and we rarely find such well thought out and comfortable accommodation at this price point. A great value.

All the best,

Geoffrey S.

  • Submitted: May 10, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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An absolute gem in Barcelona

  • 5 of 5

A large apartment, secure, and centrally located in the Bari Gotic. Everything about the clean comfortable apartment is as advertised. It's one floor up from street level, and you can use the marble staircase or the elevator. Once out the door, you can wander to your heart's content in the narrow streets and alleys that lead suddenly to squares where delightful cafes offer you a chance to have a coffee or beer and watch the world go by. Or, you can head for the Mediterranean, one block away.

Ruth's restaurant recommendations are spot on: we went to El Salon twice. Once your rambling is done, you can sit on the narrow balcony of the apartment that overlooks the street. The night life can be noisy, but you can shut the windows and enjoy a restful sleep. There are two modern bathrooms, and the kitchen is new and well appointed with every imaginable device. There is cable tv where you can watch anything from Barcelona soccer to YouTube. Juan, the young man who serves as a welcome greeter, has excellent English and can answer any questions you might have about the apartment or getting around Barcelona.

  • Submitted: May 2, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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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
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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

La Barceloneta Apartment Rental Rates

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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Online Booking Fee $23.29
Final Cleaning Fee $145.59
Refundable damage deposit $291.17
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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