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Rita Fryer

Member since: 2007
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Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian

***Fantastic Location*** Gothic Quarter Hideaway

13 Reviews
Bedrooms 3
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

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Ciutat Vella Apartment Rental Photos and Description

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.

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

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  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair accessible
Rita Fryer (Owner)
Member since: 2007
Call Owner
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian

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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based on 13 traveler reviews

***Fantastic Location*** Gothic Quarter Hideaway
average rating of 4.8461537 based on 16 reviews

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
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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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Perfect Location - Very charming and comfortable!!

  • 5 of 5

We loved our time in this beautiful flat! It's right next to the Gothic area walking street, close to the Borne district and also close to the beach! We felt very safe there.

The flat has double paned windows that do a brilliant job of cutting out the noise coming off the streets . It's not completely quiet but enough for all but the most sensitive of sleepers. It is also our understanding that the bar next door is being converted to a retail store, which should help eliminate a good deal of the noise.

If we go back to Barcelona, this flat will be top on our list!

  • Submitted: Jun 22, 2016
  • Stayed: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Wade, Thank you so much for your kind comments. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay in our apartment. I would like to confirm that the bar will be replaced. We will be opening a delicatessen with a focus on healthy, organic and fair trade food, coffee and local speciality products. We would love to welcome you back.
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Beautiful Apartment!

  • 5 of 5

Perfect location! The apartment was more beautiful than the pictures portrayed. It was very well appointed. We highly recommend!

  • Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Great apartment in wonderful location - Gothic Barcelona

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I celebrated our anniversary in Europe, including three days in Barcelona.

The apartment was a delight! Spacious, perfectly appointed and maintained. Two small bedrooms and one great master. Very brightly lit with the shutters opened. Two bathrooms with showers. Deluxe towels and linens. Full well-equipped kitchen that we barely used as the neighbourhood is loaded with wonderful coffee houses, tapas bars, restaurants and gelateria. Washer/dryer on site.

The public market is an easy walk away for fabulous cheeses, meats, fish, fruit and vegetables - worth the visit just to see the variety of great fresh foods. Countless stores are there for the shoppers - my wife looked in to at least 60 shoe stores and didn't come home empty handed.

We like to walk and explore, so each new street revealed new things to see in the neighbourhood. The bus and subway is easily accessed near the apartment.

Barcelona stays active long into the evening and night, so there were places to visit until after midnight. The pedestrian traffic comes with sounds of enjoyment that echo in the narrow streets, so it can still be heard if you are early to bed.

Our previous visit to Barcelona put us closer to La Ramblas, but this location was better for us and the apartment was wonderful to come home to.

Juan met us at the apartment for check in and check out, arranged for our departure taxi pickup and provided useful orientation to the area.

The apartment was great for a couple, but would also serve a family of four or two couples.

We loved it and look forward to staying there again if we get back to Barcelona, one of our favorite cities in the world!

  • Submitted: Jun 4, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Gary, That you so much for your kind comments. We are so happy that you enjoyed your stay and we would look forward to welcoming you again if you ever visit Barcelona again. Best regards Rita
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Perfect Location!!! Best kept secret!!!

  • 5 of 5

We really enjoyed staying at this apartment. It was absolutely perfect for our family. The kitchen came in handy, allowing us to cook some home cooked meals. The balcony was great for relaxing in the shade and having a nice glass of wine. We didn't have a car, but had no trouble getting a cab just down the street at the post office. The apartment is in a great location...close to many sites, but just off enough from the main path so it's nice & private. We highly recommend staying here and would come back here in a heartbeat. We also took advantage of the owners setting us up with a taxi for pickup at the airport, that helped out a lot. Many thanks for making our stay in Barcelona so wonderful & memorable!!! :)

  • Submitted: Jul 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Jul 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your kind comments! We hope to be able to welcome you back again soon!!
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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.


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Feb 27 2017 - Mar 2 2017
4 night minimum stay
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3 night minimum stay

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $279
Final Cleaning Fee $112
Online Booking Fee $22
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.

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Ciutat Vella Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 70 m²
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 ...
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • 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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