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GORGEOUS CITY CENTER! by Ramblas and Passeig de Gracia!

Bedrooms 4
Space 1,259 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights


About the property

Relax, Shopping, Sightseeing. All Options At Your Fingertips!

117sqm gorgeous apartment in the Golden Triangle of Barcelona, in Carrer de Balmes 9 and distributed in 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms, up to 9 guests.

This apartment is located on a 3rd floor in a building with lift.

Ideally located and extremely spacious and comfortable!

Located in a Modernist building, just at few steps to Passeig de Gracia, Plaça Catalunya and Ramblas, perfect for discover the wonderful city of Barcelona.

The apartment comes with double glazed windows, air conditioning/heating, WIFI, TV, DVD, music system, dishwasher, dryer, washing machine, iron+board, hair dryer, coffee maker, freezer, fridge, oven, microwave, juicer, toaster, bed linens, towels...

The nearest metro station is Urquinaona and Plaça Catalunya (L1, L4, L3).

At a walking distance to Ramblas, Gotic and Born areas!

There are many restaurants, cafes, boutiques and art galleries nearby. Don't miss the opportunity to stay in this wonderful apartment!

Please note: City tax is not included in the price, payable on arrival (2.48€ person/night over 16 years old maximum 7 nights).

A refundable damage deposit of 400€ is asked on arrival and refunded upon the departure.

Late check-in fee: + 20€ after 8pm / +35€ after 23 hours.

More Details
Registration Number : HUTB-001256

Karen Olsen
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, italian, dutch
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
September 20, 2018

About Karen Olsen

Hi there! I'm Karen and I'm in love with Barcelona.

I have worked in the accommodation sector in Barcelona for 5 years, I love my work!

I live here and deal directly with the owners, so I'm pleased to help visitors to find the best apartment offers in this wonderful city!

Also I love to travel and I love to rent apartments and feel like home around the world! I understand your needs!

I love to live in the best city in the world!!! Welcome to the Mediterranean heart!

Karen Olsen.

Karen Olsen purchased this apartment in 2013

Why Karen Olsen chose El Raval

The apartment is located at few steps to Rambla Catalunya and Passeig de Gracia in Eixample quarter / City center.

Passeig de Gràcia is part of the 5 km shopping line and is an important road in Barcelona.

Here you will find most of Barcelona's international designer shops such as Chanel, Gucci, Valentino or Hermes. Also along this road are La Pedrera and Casa Batlló, two of Gaudí's characteristically dreamlike buildings.

Eixample is a safe and residential part of the city but there is also a vibrant nightlife and a thriving café culture. Eixample is a beautiful ba

What makes this apartment unique

High quality apartment located in the Golden Triangle of Barcelona.

The apartment offers greater comfort.


Guestbook comments from the owner

"Excellent! Brilliant host, all was clean, he was full time helpful and supportive! Can only praise how well we were treated.

Apartment is located a few minutes from bars and restaurants and nice locations to have a drink or enjoy :-)"

"Great location, very clean, very good contact with our host as well.

Having lived in BCN for a year in 2009; I know the city and I strongly recommend this place; it's perfectly located, and calm at the same time; that's very rare in Barcelona!!"
Feb 2014
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El Raval Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 3
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 1259 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 9
  • Max. adults: 9
  • Children welcome
  • Parties/events allowed
  • Pets not allowed
  • Non smoking only
  • City tax not included (2,48€ person/night over 16 years old). This amount is paid on arrival.
  • A refundable damage deposit of 400€ is asked on arrival and returned upon the departure.
Location Type:
  • Beach
  • Downtown
  • Near The Ocean
  • Town
  • Village
  • Adventure
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Tumble Dryer
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Walk-in shower + Sink + WC
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , shower , Walk-in shower + sink + wc
  • 2 bathrooms with walk-in shower, sink and wc. Towels provided for each guest.
  • 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 9
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 1 Double bed + Closet + Air conditioning/heating
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 2 single beds + Closet + Air conditioning/heating
    Bedroom 3 - 2 twin/ single , 2 single beds + Closet + Air conditioning /heating
    Bedroom 4 - 2 twin/ single , 2 single beds + hanging rail
    Bedroom 5 (living area) - 1 sleep sofa /futon , 1 double sofa-bed + air conditioning/heating + TV
  • Description of sleeping capacity: Up to 9 guests. 1 Double bed + 6 single beds + 1 double sofa bed. Notes on bedrooms: Bedrooms with comfortable beds and pillows Bed linens provided for each guest.
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Balcony
  • Boat
  • Golf ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
  • Tennis
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair accessible ...
  • botanical garden
  • caves
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • duty free shops
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • nude beach
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • water parks
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • eco tourism
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • ice skating
  • mountain climbing
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • scuba diving or snorkeling
  • skiing
  • snorkeling
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
Notes on accommodation: This apartment will make your trip to Barcelona a memorable one! The apartment is fully equipped and well taken care of. Enjoy your stay! Utility Room: Washing machine, tumble dryer and iron+ board. Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: Bed linens and towels provided for each guest. Cleaning is made prior your arrival and after your departure. We can provide a baby cot under request. Other: High quality apartment.


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GORGEOUS CITY CENTER! by Ramblas and Passeig de Gracia!
average rating of 5.0 based on 47 reviews

Highly recommended!

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this beautiful flat in the heart of Barcelona. We walked everywhere - the Gaudi house, Sagrada Familia and many more places. The staff was extremely helpful and attentive and they made sure we had everything we needed. It felt like we had friends in the city to help guide us - I cannot thank them enough for a truly wonderful experience! I highly recommend this flat!

  • Submitted: Sep 15, 2018
  • Stayed: September 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review! We hope to see you soon!
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Ottawa, Canada

Very comfortable accomodations close to everything, including the subway.

  • 5 of 5

We loved the property, it was very spacious and comfortable for our family of 5.

  • Submitted: Aug 23, 2018
  • Stayed: August 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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  • 5 of 5

I spent a week with my Family in Barcelona. The apparment is perfectly located in Central Barcelona (10 mn by walking to the Remblas) well equipped, well arranged and very clean. Karen managed an airport transfer which was fantastic. I would recommend this appartement for anyone who wants to discover Barcelona.

  • Submitted: Aug 7, 2018
  • Stayed: July 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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great stay

  • 5 of 5

I stayed here w/ my parents who are in their late sixties and had an overall great stay. I found the beds quite comfortable and my parents slept well. Was great to have the washing machine to do a small load of laundry since my parents had spent two weeks traveling prior to our arrival in Barcelona. I think the size of the apartment is perfect for eight people so next time I visit Barcelona I will come with my friends. Very secure building and check-in was easy with Karen's clear instructions. She was a very responsive host.

  • Submitted: Jul 7, 2018
  • Stayed: June 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for your review! Don't hesitate to contact me if you visit Barcelona in the future!
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Chicago, IL

Loved it

  • 5 of 5

GREAT location, very near the Rambla and Gaudi houses and great restaurants. The apartment itself was very comfortable (comfy beds and towels etc.) , clean and anything you might need. The staff were there to greet us and walk us through everything. There was a thoughtful note for us upon arrival, and even the decor was very cute and homey. I hope I'm not forgetting everything, but overall we loved this place :)

  • Submitted: May 21, 2018
  • Stayed: May 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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The apartment is as described

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is as described, and the location is really excellent. It was clean, and he was friendly and helpful. We enjoyed our stay in Barcelona and will definitely return if we come again!

  • Submitted: Apr 10, 2018
  • Stayed: April 2018
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Barcelona El Prat
Nearest Ferry
3 Kilometres
Barcelona Cruises Terminal
Nearest Train
0.2 Kilometres
Passeig de Gracia (Renfe)
Nearest Beach
2.5 Kilometres
Car: not necessary


5 Minutes public transportation to the la Barceloneta beach.

5 minutes by Metro (L4 - the yellow one) to Icaria, Marbella, etc.

30 minutes by Train to Sitges and Costa Daurada beaches.

30 minutes by Train to Costa Brava beaches.


At 25 minutes by taxi of Barcelona Airport. 5 minutes taxi to Cruises Terminal Port. 5 minutes taxi to França Train Station. 5 minutes taxi to Sants Train Station.


Few steps to Passeig de Gracia (You will find the best brand shops and Gaudi's famous masterpieces like La Pedrera and Casa Batllo).

5 minutes walking to wonderful Boqueria Market and Ramblas.

10 minutes walking to MACBA museum, 10 minutes walking to el Born quarter.

5 minutes by metro (Line 2, the purple one) to Sagrada Familia.

Further Details:

Trendy boutiques, shops, bakeries, great bars, cafes and restaurants in the surroundings.

Discover Barcelona!


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Departure cleaning $117.79

Changeover Day:
Check-in starts at 15 hours.
Check-out is at 11 hours.
We are flexible on this depending on availability.

Notes on prices:
Feel free to contact me indicating your dates and number of guests and I will be pleased to send the total amount for your stay.

City tax not included in the price (0,72€ person/nigh over 16 years old).
A refundable damage deposit of 300€ is asked on arrival and will be refunded upon the departure.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • Canceled bookings will not receive a refund