Great Terrace in El Borne
4 single beds
- washing machine
- DVD player
- bed linen & towels
A roof terrace situated in the heart of the old city providing sanctuary from the hustle and bustle of El Borne.
This beautifully renovated apartment has the advantage of being right in the centre of El Borne, the chic upmarket gothic neighbourhood situated within the old centre of this remarkable city. Comfortably accommodating four people, this top floor apartment comes with a lovely roof terrace where you can enjoy a bottle of fantastic wine or Cava along with some culinary treats such as fuet and queso manchego.
The area surrounding the apartment:
The Barceló apartment is situated in the heart of the Borne, which is the trendy, upbeat part of the Old Town in Barcelona. It is situated beside the Gothic quarter of Barcelona. This is the oldest part of the city and the site chosen by the Romans during the Augustus Empire (27 to 14 B.C.) to found a new colony. The Barrio Gotico contains a concentration of medieval Gothic buildings only a few blocks northeast of Las Ramblas. It is an enchanting labyrinth of streets linking with squares, where there are plenty of good bars, restaurants and lots of designer as well as artisan shops and boutiques to browse and wander around. There is also a large public park and zoo within two minutes' walk of the apartment where the spacious, verdant surroundings offers an antidote to the busy streets nearby.
The Barceló is a penthouse apartment located on the fifth floor of a magnificent building which has an elevator. There is a public car park within 30 metres. It is situated in El Borne, one of the most fashionable areas of Barcelona. Having been recently renovated in an open plan style, the whole flat is very bright and airy, with many windows throughout, giving the apartment sunlight all day long. There are two bright bedrooms with twin beds in each. These are done in a simple design. The bathroom has been tastefully done with a shower unit and a sink. The look is modern, clean and fresh. It comes with fresh towels ready for your use.
The kitchen, dining room and living room all share the same open plan space, which opens out directly onto the terrace. There is a lovely warm wooden floor throughout this area with the white washed original beams exposed in the ceiling above . The kitchen is fully equipped with all the facilities, including electric oven microwave, coffee maker, and toaster.
The comfortable living space has all the essentials for home entertainment, (TV, DVD player). There is air conditioning and heating fitted to make the apartment as comfortable as possible. The terrace has a table and seats, to enjoy good food with views over the city of Barcelona and an unforgettable sunset.
Conditions of stay
€200 (to be refunded upon departure and return of the apartment in good condition)
Refundable deposit for Monthly booking
€1,500 (to be refunded upon departure and return of the apartment in good condition)
Check-in / Checkout
Checkin after 15h, Checkout before 11h
The Barrio Gotico or Gothic Quarter is the heart of old town Barcelona and one of the best preserved medieval quarters in Europe, with various Roman remains to be found. The area itself is a body of pedestrian, interconnecting, narrow cobble stoned streets where you can wander around aimlessly for hours, taking in all the wonderful bars and cafes, restaurants and shops… as well as Barcelona’s very famous “La Catedral” (gothic cathedral) which is magnificent and a must see for all visitors. There is another very distinguished - but less visited Gothic church in this area also, the Santa Maria del Pi. The quiet and attractive Plaça del Pi in front of the church is filled with bars and restaurants with outside seating where a cup of coffee goes down well while watching the quirky street performers which congregate to entertain the visitors most days.
The Municipal government (Ajuntament) and Catalan regional government (Generalitat) are in this area standing opposite each other. Within walking distance from the Gothic Quarter are the famous Las Ramblas, the Liceu opera house, Barcelona City Hall in Placa Jaume, as well as the remains of the old Roman Walls coupled with many more treats from Barcelona's ancient and medieval past.
Plaça Reial is a well known spot, popular for it’s bars and restaurants and visitors can enjoy outdoor meals in one of the many eateries to be found, (beware of pickpockets!!)… Here we find the only work a young Gaudí designed for the city council, the Tres Gràcies fountain in the centre and lamp-posts around the plaza…
Although the Gotico is not as incredibly “cool” as the Born or as bohemian as the Raval, it is nonetheless an essential port of call.