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Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian, mandarin

Ramblas Oasis,central.Spacious, comfortable, balcony. Very close to everything

46 Reviews
Sleeps7
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms1
Half Baths1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

Ciutat Vella Apartment Rental Photos and Description

@Ramblas,great space,oasis in center.Walking distance to sites,Gaudi & transport

VINTAGE BARCELONA APARTMENT-----------

__________________RATE PER NIGHT FROM 120 TO 195 EUROS___________

*Rates depending on the number of nights, number of guests and season.

*If you contact us we'll answer you with the total price with all included.

More than just a place to sleep. A real experience in the center of the city.

We always welcome our guests directly in the apartment and offer advice and tips about Barcelona.

Spacious, comfortable and quiet (doubleglazed and AC), near sites and transport. Right in the center of the city. Very special balcony to oversee all the action and life in Ramblas Barcelona.

Located on the famous Rambla of Barcelona.

Wifi. Spacious and quiet, AC, 3 large bedrooms.

Decorated throughout in vintage style. Liceu Metro 30 seconds away. Plaza Catalunya 5 minutes walk. Beach 15 minutes walk, Gaudi's Casa Batllo, Casa Mila 15 minutes walk. Cathedral and Gothic Quarter 10 minutes walk. Supermarket and Boqueria market 5 minutes walk.

******Free internet and local calls.

Cleaning included for stays of 4 nights and over.

Children under 6 - no charge.

**************Restaurant, cafes and entertainment recommendations.

24 hours concierge service. Insider Guide personalized to your likes about the property to help you uncover the true gems that make the area unique.

Check-in time is between 2:30pm and 9pm but earlier check in can be arranged if possible.

Check-out time is before 10:30 am but can arrange later check out if possible.

*****Last minute offers. Please write for more info :)

Lots of space, 3 bedroom apartment. Each bedroom with a double bed. Very special balcony to see everything. Back balcony quiet green space.

The apartment surface is 120 square meters (1292 square feet).

Ideal central spot to use as hop on point to visit all Barcelona, easy and convenient. The apartment is located less than 10 min. walking of almost all the tourist attractions of Barcelona. Shopping, restaurants, bars and most attractions are close by.

2 bedrooms at the front, 1 big bedroom at the back, which allows better intimacy. Double bed in each bedroom + one single bed in the back bedroom. A cleaned apartment with fresh linen is always provided.

Living room and the main bedroom have big balcony overlooking the Ramblas, where you can enjoy a cup of coffee while watching the activities, music and energy of the most famous street in Barcelona. The apartment is located opposite the Liceu Opera House and 2 minutes from the world famous Boqueria food market.

The living room is sunny, with lots of space, sofa, TV and internet. There is a dining table next to the balcony. There is AC and double-glazing.

A fully equipped kitchen is provided where you can cook your fresh produce from the Boqueria Market. Microwave, washing machine, dishwasher, toaster, coffee maker... All necessities are provided and included (dishwasher soap, washing machine soap, trash bags etc)

Bathrooms are simple and clean. Fresh towels and hairdrier provided.

The property is located in the heart of Barcelona, with the Ramblas at your doorstep. This area is called Ciutat Vella or Barri Gotic (the historical Gothic Quarter).

The Gothic District passes between the two most important avenues of the old city, Via Laietana and Las Ramblas, and between the Catalonia square. And the sea is just ten minutes on foot from the apartment. A very pleasant walk through the harbour.

This District constitutes the heart of the old city of Barcelona where the walled Roman city was located (the origin of present Barcelona).

Also, the fantastic Art Noveau style Cafe de la Opera is close to the apartment. You can enjoy breakfast or some tapas. Good value for money.

The Ramblas is a street full of energy, colored flower stands and busy day and night.

Five minutes walking distance through the flower stands you can find the Boqueria market (listed among the best markets in the world). You can do grocery shopping (avoid the middle pricey stands ;) and you can buy nice fresh bread to go with your freshly brewed coffee.

Opposite the apartment there is a metro station (Metro Liceu) and buses (14 and 59) that will take you to the Olimpic Village or the beach area or Barceloneta, the old fisherman's neighbourhood in less than 15 minutes to enjoy some paella. Public transport is available to take you conveniently to all areas of Barcelona.

The apartment is antique, beautifully decorated in a vintage style, with art noveau lamps.

This is a family run apartment and we will all be happy to help you and assist you in anything we can to help you enjoy your holidays in Barcelona. We are travelers ourselves and we are familiar with the necessities when living abroad.

Keywords: Barcelona, Ramblas, Gothic Quarter, Barri Gotic, spacious, holiday, family, central, apartment, flat, city center, self catering, holiday rental, vacation rental, beach, gothic, tapas, antique, modernist, historical Barcelona

More Details
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Owner
Member since: 2005
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian, mandarin

About The Owner

I am a Barcelona local who loves her city and is happy to share any recommendations and experiences that will help you enjoy Barcelona from local point of view, not intoxicated by tourists.

The Owner purchased this apartment in 2000

Why The Owner chose Ciutat Vella

Is a beautiful lively area in the center of the city. You will have a vintage experience, living in an apartment with curiosities and antique building and deco. Where ladies in the 19th century tried out their outfits, since it was once used as a tailor for the Opera House.

What makes this apartment unique

Enjoy the vibrant center of Barcelona and shopping and the Gotic quarter and the Cathedral are just around the corner. Super central location, after long hours of walking, you enjoy a quick rest & stop at your apartment, for a quick break, for a snack and then you can go back to your tourist race. Grocery shopping in the Boqueria market and close by supermarkets, you can store some food at home and avoid spending extra money on overpriced touristic food.

Reviews

4.7
based on 46 traveler reviews

Ramblas Oasis,central.Spacious, comfortable, balcony. Very close to everything
average rating of 4.652174 based on 46 reviews
United States of America
5

Great appartment in great location

  • 5 of 5

Great location in city centre, one step away from EVERYTHING: Gothic, Cathedral, museums, etc.

Right in the middle of the old city, narrow streets with immense charm, little churches and cafes are right round the corner.

The Metro is literally at your doorstep and the Boqueria Marquet only a 5 minute walk away... UNBEATABLE location.

The apartment is well kept and clean, with beautiful art deco lamps, lots of personality and charm.

Bedrooms facing la Rambla are well soundproofed. Double glazing and antique doors provide COMPLETE isolation from the noise on the street. Big living room, lots of space. Back room is huge. Plenty of closet space in all rooms!

The only difference with the pictures is the bathroom, instead of a bathtub, there is a walk in shower.

Apartment is super comfortable and has lots of space, ideal for several people.

Very good value for our money, would definitely come back again!

  • Submitted: Dec 29, 2015
  • Stayed: Oct 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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3

website photos need to be updated- 3.5 stars

  • 3 of 5

we have stayed at this apartment for 7 nights, 2 adults and 2 teens.

the fees were approximately half of 2 hotel rooms.

the location was great: right in the middle of la rambla, a minute's walk to the liceu metro station, 2 minutes from placa real and so on. taxi available in seconds.

eli, the owner, met us at the apartment when we arrived an hour earlier. did not charge extra for the early entry, and did not take the 150 euros deposit. she was very informative, gave us tips for attractions and safety.

as for the apartment itself: we knew we are coming to an apartment which was labeled gently as "vintage", but it was truly misrepresented in the pictures.

pros:

-spacious apartment, 3 large bedrooms. the ones facing la rambla have double glazing.

-fully equipped kitchen , including an assortment of dishes, dishwasher, washing machine (which we didn't use), fridge, microwave, induction hob.

-plenty of hot water for 4, clean towels.

-clean linen.

-free wi-fi.

cons:

- needs thorough cleaning and renovation: many loose/broken floor tiles, broken door handles, non closing closets.

- all beds and mattresses old, our kids slept ON the blankets to soften the bed.

-larger bedroom facing la rambla has no closet (as in pics), no extra blanket, glass doors that do not provide privacy. woke to the sound of the supply truck to the restaurant below which left its engine running every morning.

- smaller bedroom facing la rambla does not have double glazing or shutters, nor does the curtain close completely- so it was unusable. it's a good thing we were not a larger party.

-back bedroom does not have double glazing so it was very noisy up to the little hours.

-bathroom very small and smelly! the tiles are painted over and the the grout was moldy. we were told the vent has to be on constantly- but that didn't help.

-instead of the a hot tub there was a tiny walk in shower with a curtain that did not stop the water. we do not mind that it's a shower, still the photo shows the bathroom before this change was made, and all the website says is "clean and simple bathroom"-which it's not.

- the marble stairs to the apartment are steep, worn out and slippery.

- the apartment next door was being renovated during our stay almost around the clock, so we woke up and surprisingly went to sleep to the sound of hammers.

all in all: not a great property on a great location.

website photos need to be updated.

needs renovation.

  • Submitted: Oct 5, 2015
  • Stayed: Sep 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: We are very sorry you had a bad experience during your visit to Barcelona due to the renovations of the whole apartment next door (these are finished now). I wish you had told me it was so annoying, we could have helped you move, refund and find another option that made you happy. So sorry, as we could have solved this. Regading your other comments, we appreciate always input and like to improve. Of course, some aspects are a personal opinion. Other are out of my hands, reflective of a 200 year old building, which has its charm. Mostly, the very good value rate of the apartment is reflective of the "vintage" aspect in that location. It is also important to comunicate with us while at the apartment, so we can help and solve what we can. WIsh you can repeat with us again and have a different experience. In any case, thank you for your input.
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5 8
Brampton, Ontario
5

Ideal location & lots of room in La Ramblas, Barcelona

  • 5 of 5

Great location, clean and spacious apartment. Eli was an awesome host, she gave us great tips and advice. Apartment had all you needed - we shopped daily at the market up the street for meals (delicious and very inexpensive). Beach was a good walk but you can always use transit at the door or rent a bike! We will be back again.

  • Submitted: Jun 12, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Great Time!

  • 5 of 5

Having a week off from the kids and needing a getaway, we decided on Barcelona. We had never visited Barcelona before and knew nothing about the layout of the city, so after umming and ahhing over a bunch of listings we plumped, luckily, for this gem.

Fantastic location! Smack dab in the middle of Barcelona, right on the rambla, you couldn't ask for an easier start each day to go do all the touristy things! There's a underground station just outside the door and across the road is the opera house. Even a walk to the big Bocaria market-place only takes a few minutes.

We just wanted to say thanks to Eli, the owner. Our plane was delayed and we were over an hour late getting from the airport to the flat. But she was still waiting for us, thank god, and gave us a great welcome and took her time taking us through her beautiful place. Lovely old decorations throughout and a great size. (It almost seemed a pity we hadn't brought the kids as there was tons of room. Almost!) The flat looks right out on the rambla, with two little balconies, where we sat out most evenings and had a glass of wine.

Barcelona is a big place, full of restaurants and bars and places to visit, but honestly it's very difficult to know where to start.

Thanks again Eli! She told us to call or text if we needed any help, so we did,...a few times.

She was so helpful and just added that extra something you are looking for when you get to a new city and don't know anyone, or even which direction to start walking in. She advised us on what areas were good to go out in, the best places to visit, where not to wander and gave us some great tips on some restaurants and bars she frequents, which turned out to be great advice and made us feel we had had a much more authentic stay. (Would you know where to go to have real 'Swiss chocolate and churros' with the locals?!)

And luckily she showed us how to keep our eyes open for the cities pickpockets, and we left with cameras and wallets intact.

Just wanted to say thanks again for looking after us Eli, you were a great host. We will definitely come visit Barcelona again! Maybe with the kids next time!

Thanks

M & C

  • Submitted: Apr 14, 2015
  • Stayed: Feb 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Matt, Thank you so much for your comments. As I told you, I travel a lot myself and I am VERY aware of how one feels as a tourist in a new city. I am born and raised in Barcelona and it is a pleasure that so many people want to visit and enjoy it, but that makes it too touristy and leads to visitors being overwhelmed. If I can help with some tips and try to lead you towards more local choices or whatever you prefer, it is an honour and a pleasure to share what I can. I am very glad to hear you had a nice time and will be happy if you visit again with your kids :) Hope your return home was not too traumatic and you keep enjoying. Sincerely, Eli
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Buffalo, NY, US
5

Great spot in the center of everything

  • 5 of 5

This apartment gave us access to everything in the Old City in minutes. Spent a week there, still didn't touch all that we could have. Subway stop in front, endless bars, restaurants, shopping, parks and market within blocks. Safe, comfortable, very quiet despite the constant crowds on La Ramblas below. Eli was a generous help with direction and ideas. We didn't spend much time there but to sleep and prepare for the next outing, but it had plenty of room for 4 adults, clean and comfortable. Walk or quick train/taxi to all the Gaudi and other attractions, beaches, museums. Barcelona was a non-stop, diverse and friendly international experience for this family's first European vacation, and this apartment was the perfect place to start from.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your comments and thank you for being such an understanding and generous guest too. Best wishes to you and your nice kids and husband.
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5

LOVED this place!

  • 5 of 5

If you are expecting American standards like the Hilton, you may be disappointed. But if you want Barcelona and location, location, location, well, this is for you! After I saw the apt, I was relieved to know it was as expected: huge rooms, and CLEAN. We loved the huge doors that open to the balcony overlooking La Ramblas, and did I mention the WIFI? We were able to facetime and text our families any time. The two bedrooms at the front were VERY quiet, thanks to those massive double windows/doors, and the back bedroom was a little noisier but we slept soundly anyway. I did notice a bathtub in the photos, but the tub is now just a shower. The additional half bath came in handy since there were 4 women. The only problem we had was the stairs...my mother and her friend, both 80, struggled with their luggage but once we were up, all was fine. I will definitely recommend this apartment to my friends, and I will stay there again. Remember: location, clean, huge, 1.5 baths, wifi, great price! Sorry we didn't get to meet Eli as she was out of town. Next time, Eli!

  • Submitted: Apr 6, 2015
  • Stayed: Mar 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Marci, Thank you very much for your input, it is always much appreciated. It was a pleasure chatting with you via mail and I would for sure love to meet you next time. I am happy to hear that you had fun and enjoyed. Thank you!
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Map

Nearest Airport
18 Kilometres
Barcelona Aeroport del Prat
Nearest Train
900 Metres
Renfe Rodalies Plaza Catalunya
Nearest Restaurant
3 Metres
Cafe del Liceu
Nearest Beach
3 Kilometres
Platja de la Barceloneta
Car: not necessary

Nightlife, Promenade, Typical Markets, Grocery Shopping, Terraces and Cafes, sightseeing, shopping

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Amenities

Ciutat Vella Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 2
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 120 m²
Location Type:
  • Monument View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking Off Street ...
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet ...
Kitchen:
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 7 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , +sink mirror
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , sink + mirror
  • Walk in shower
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 7
  • Opera Room - 1 king , Nice balcony with morning sun and view to a Ramblas tree :)
    Opereta Room - 1 double
    Garden Workshop Room - 1 king , 1 twin/ single , Big Spacious room with a balcony overviewing a green area
  • Children Beds Available , Baby Cribs can also be provided as well as other children utensils (chair, bath...)
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • CD Player
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony ...
  • Bicycles ...
Suitability:
  • Events Allowed
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Onsite Services:
  • Concierge
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • health/beauty spa
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cycling
  • golf
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • rafting
  • sailing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • wind-surfing

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