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The Manuela Apartment in Barcelona

Category: Standard

Rustic, newly renovated

  • Studio 1
  • Surface 45 m2
  • Bathrooms 1
  • People 2
  • Zone Born
  • Bed: 1 double bed, 1 double sofa bed
  • Check-in / Checkout: Checkin after 15h, Checkout before 11h
  • Not allowed: Parties, Animals/Pets
  • Licence number: HUTB-000185

A true example of the rustic medieval area of the old city of Barcelona, El Borne

This uniquely renovated apartment ON THE 5TH FLOOR WITH NO ELEVATOR has the feeling of Barcelona in Roman times. The open plan apartment displays newly renovated wood ceilings, original exposed stone walls, parquet floor and is complimented with a 21st century design kitchen. Subtle lighting and a calm atmosphere makes any guest feel the true medieval Barcelona experience. A holiday stay in this exclusive accommodation is one not to be missed.

The area surrounding the apartment

The Manuela apartment is situated in the heart of the Borne which is the trendy and upbeat part of the Old Town in Barcelona. It lays right next to 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 Gótico contains a concentration of medieval Gothic buildings only a few blocks northeast of Las Ramblas. It is a maze of interconnecting dark streets linking with squares, and there are plenty of cafés and bars. The apartment itself is steps from Paseo del Born which in turn is 50 meters from the amazing gothic church Santa Maria del Mar, the Picasso Museum, the Cathedral and the port. The street which the Manuela apartment is on has lots of designer and artisan shops and boutiques as well as a wonderful italian deli, and an ethnic asian furniture shop.

The apartment

The apartment building has been renovated to strict rules and guidelines which conserves the historic facade of the ancient gothic quarter. The apartment itself is located on the fourth floor with no elevator so be prepared for a bit of a hike upstairs. When you enter the apartment you will be glad of the open plan layout and the distinct features like the exposed walls and authentic wood ceilings. Guests can relax after a day of adventuring through the narrow cobbled stone lanes of the old town. The bedroom section has a large wrought iron double bed with large white cotton curtains which can be pulled across for privacy. The living room contains a comfortable double pullout sofabed with writing desk and entertainment center. An air conditioning system insures your visit to the Manuela apartment will pe a pleasant one.

The kitchen is fully equipped with vitroceramic counter tops and all the commonplace items like oven, fridge, microwave, pots, pans, coffee machine, fridge and so on. The bathroom comprises of a shower unit and is stylishly decorated with spanish mosaic tiling. All linens and towels are provided as well as an iron and ironing board.

Whether you are here on business or on vacation, staying at this apartment will make it a memorable visit.

This apartment does not have private parking; however, you will find public parking within 50 meters.

  • air-conditioning
  • Public parking
  • ADSL Wireless (Free)
  • GENERAL: bed linen & towels, shower
  • APPLIANCES: iron & ironing board, hairdryer, oven, toaster, dishwasher, hob cooker (electric), Fridge
  • PAYMENTS OPTIONS: Visa, Mastercard, Amex
  • MULTIMEDIA: TV, stereo, radio, telephone
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Average valuation 8.6 based on 96 users
  • Edward
  • United States
  • 10/07/2016
The apartment is in a fabulous location. It is relatively quiet and dark at night, and both of those things are rare in that part of town, in summer, and suited my needs perfectly--I was working, so I needed to not be kept up nights; but even if I were just in town as a tourist, this was a great place to recharge for the next day's adventures. The service from Friendly rentals was fantastic--my flight was delayed, I got in very late, I was still able to get the key, they stayed in touch very well by email beforehand, there's a very useful book of suggestions
Basically no windows--the windows give out onto the very narrow air shaft. I've stayed in a lot of apartments in Europe, and this was definitely the least scenic! But that weakness is also its strength--I've stayed in some lovely apartments with great views, and not been able to sleep well because in summer both locals and tourists stay up very late, and it can be extremely noisy, and then in the morning shops are opening and garbage collectors are coming around and so on. The other thing was price; but I compared a lot, and in high season Barcelona is just wicked expensive.

Friendly RentalsThank you Edward for your great review! So helpful and thoughtful! We look forward to having you back with us!!!James Customer Care

  • Craig
  • United Kingdom
  • 29/06/2016
Location

Friendly RentalsThank you Craig!James Customer Care

  • Arielle
  • United States
  • 25/06/2016
I loved the area of the apartment. El Born district is amazing, with something to do just around the corner from your apartment.

Friendly RentalsThank you Arielle! So happy you will stay with us again, see you soon!James Customer Care

  • Gérard
  • France
  • 15/06/2016
Très bien placé dans un quartier parfait calme très agréable bien décoré

Friendly RentalsMerci Gerard!James Customer Care

  • Toufik
  • United Kingdom
  • 24/05/2016
the guy who waited for us at the flat was very nice and very accommodating. the location was perfect . liked the flat as it was well decorated, simple and had everything we needed .
- paying for the late check in - the flat didn`t have a lot of natural light coming in . - need to be more understanding with people when they arrive on a late flight and they get some problems at the airport with the transfer etc .

Friendly RentalsThank you Toufik! We greatly appreciate your honesty. The apartment is lovely and in the oldest quarters on Barcelona, Born! Late check-in service is available for guests from 21h - 02:00h however a charge of 30 Euros must be paid as a check-in person is required to be available for those hours until the customer arrives. It is only fair to pay this fee as the check-in person must be on call for up to 6 hours to make sure the customer can check-in. I appreciate your understanding. I assure you we will always do our best to accommodate our guests. We are happy you will rent this apartment again, see you soon!James Customer Care

  • Stephanie
  • United Kingdom
  • 16/05/2016
Excellent location!
Bit dark, and lots of stairs - but still well worth it.
  • Beverley
  • France
  • 06/05/2016
Location and size. Very clean and comfortable. Excellent comfortable bed. Overall, very satisfied: comments opposite are suggestions for improvements and not complaints as such, although would like to see such improvements! No hesitation to book via Friendly Rentals again.
Poor lighting throughout. Some paintwork needs refreshing as does kitchen draining board. As a suggestion, perhaps have wipedown splashback on kitchen wall rather than painted plaster as it remains stained and cant be cleaned properly. Whilst the shower was very efficient (and plenty of hot water), it could do with a re-tile around shower tray. Kettle switch faulty.

Friendly RentalsThank you for your detailed feedback Beveley! We are happy that you enjoyed your time in Barcelona!Dan Customer Service

  • Yulia
  • United States
  • 02/05/2016
Location, comfortable beds
No microwave, broken teapot, poor noise isolation
  • Lesley
  • United Kingdom
  • 15/04/2016
Location was very good. It was relaxing. Close to bars and restaurants. Good shower. Plenty of room.

Friendly RentalsThank you for your feedback Lesley!Dan Customer Service

  • Ksenia
  • Finland
  • 09/03/2016
Место расположения. Чистенько и окуратненько. Очень приятно было увидеть банные пренодлежности.

Friendly RentalsGracias Ksenia!James Customer Care

  • Claudine
  • France
  • 23/02/2016
This client rated their apartment, but didn’t leave any additional comments.
  • David
  • United States
  • 26/01/2016
location location location

Friendly RentalsThank you David!James Customer Care

  • Chloé
  • France
  • 09/01/2016
This client rated their apartment, but didn’t leave any additional comments.

Friendly RentalsThank you Chloe!James Customer Care

  • Bodo
  • Germany
  • 28/12/2015
The convenient location in the Old Town tourist attractions.
Officially it was called 3rd floor, actually it is 5th floor. Many steps on the narrow staircase to the apartment. Small dining table.

Friendly RentalsThank you Bodo! We appreciate your feedback, it will be very helpful to our future guests. There is a lot of mystery surrounding the actual floor of apartment! In spain it would be the 3rd floor and for others it would be the 5th floor. I feel it is on the 4th floor :) such a cool apartment in the best location! We look forward to having you back Bodo!James Customer Care

  • Gerald
  • Canada
  • 28/11/2015
With fi was not working and Friendly Rentals had a technician fix the problem with no delay.
Maintence of the apartment below standards. Upgrades,painting would be beneficial.

Friendly RentalsThank you Gerald for your honest feedback. I will point out that this apartment is categorized as "standard" which means that apartment is of average quality. The location is fantastic, however because the apartment is rustic and historic, we feel it is best to offer it as a low cost option for our guests. The apartment is very clean and functional and we have a dedicated maintenance department on hand ready to assist guests with any problems. We will speak with apartment owner and find new ideas to enhance our customer experience with the Manuela apartment. We are happy you will rent with us again, see you soon!James Customer Care

  • Alain
  • France
  • 20/11/2015
L'emplacement dans le born. Qualité de la literie.
*Pas de fenêtre sur l'extérieur, manque de lumière, obligés d'allumer toute la journée. *beaucoup de choses dégradées ( porte des wc, poubelle cassée, balai de wc cassé, chauffe eau qui ne fonctionne pas toujours, porte de la douche cassée) Manque de verre, vaisselle, aucun plat pour le four. Impossible d'utiliser le miroir, pas de pinces à linge,

Friendly RentalsThank you Alain for informing us of your concerns. Please know that you can contact us during your stay and we can send someone right away to address concerns. I have notified our Maintenance and Cleaning department and we have placed work orders for all the items you mention. I assure you that everything is now in order for our next guests. The only item that we need to get approval for is a crockpot. It is not a listed amenity of apartment however we have recommended it to apartment owner. Thank you Alain! UPDATE: work orders completed 26/11James Customer Care

  • Chris
  • United Kingdom
  • 11/10/2015
Excellent location.

Friendly RentalsThank you Chris!James Customer Care

  • Ananda
  • France
  • 06/10/2015
L'appartement est très bien situé. Il est chaleureux et la décoration nous a bien plu.

Friendly RentalsMerci Amanda!James Customer Care

  • Ryan
  • United Kingdom
  • 09/09/2015
This client rated their apartment, but didn’t leave any additional comments.
  • Galina
  • Germany
  • 12/08/2015
Die Ausstattung der Küche, die Lage des Appartements.
Beim Buchen gab es Option zu dritt im Apartment zu wohnen. Gebucht haben wir für drei. Bestätigung kam aber nur für zwei. In dem Formular zu Bestätigung des Ankommens, gab keine Option, eine dritte Person einzutragen. Weil wir einfach gedacht haben, dass es für dieses Apartment keine Rolle spielt, haben wir nicht dagegen unternommen. Es führte zu einem Missverständniss, weil wir gedacht haben Gesamtpreis für Apartment bezahlt zu haben. So mussten wir für die dritte Person extra zahlen. Es war in Ordnung, nur etwas unorganisiert. Schade auch, dass keiner der Mitarbeiter Deutsch spricht. Es wäre auch schön, wenn im Fernsehen auch internationale Kanäle gäbe. Hilfreich, wäre, wenn auf der Webseite auch die Etage angezeigt wäre. Ich habe Probleme mit Beinen und Apartment liegt ganz oben.
  • Line
  • Switzerland
  • 19/07/2015
Nous avons été enchantées de cet appartement. Propre. Bien équipé, dans un quartier proche de tout. Nous recommanderons votre site !
Pas d'ascenseur et cage d'escalier étroit. Boiler à eau chaude défectueux, il faut enlever et remettre la prise pour une remise en route. Nous avons eu une coupure de courant en fin de journée (douche froide et pas possibilité de cuisiner, ni de clim) Manquent éventuellement les pincettes à linge pour les linges et maillots de bain ;).
  • Marcello
  • United States
  • 09/07/2015
The location was great with many restaurants, shops and sights nearby. The apartment was spacious, clean and comfortable.
The apartment is a 5th floor walk-up, so there were many stairs to climb coming and going. A bit of a challenge with luggage. It is also a bit dark with no view except into a small light well.
  • Shane
  • United Kingdom
  • 16/06/2015
The apartment was spacious, clean and came well equipped with everyday items we needed for our stay. The styling and interior was very comforting and retained the 'Old town' features from the area we stayed in. The location was brilliant and would highly recommend staying here.
Being on the forth floor with no elevator was a challenge but actually kept us fit without jeopardizing the holiday or stay at the apartment
  • Laurence
  • France
  • 19/03/2015
Bien situé dans la vieille ville ; quartier sympa, vivant ; proximité du métro et des commerces. Suite à un problème de chauffe-eau en début de soirée, Friendly Rentals a su gérer de manière efficace et rapide la situation.
Mauvaise insonorisation avec les appartements voisins. Problèmes d'odeurs de cuisine venant de la cour intérieur et pénétrant dans l'appartement malgré les fenêtres fermées. Appartement sombre, malgré des journées ensoleillées.
  • Wendy
  • United Kingdom
  • 09/03/2015
Ideal location, spotlessly clean and very quiet, so good night sleep. Very comfortable apartment with everything we needed for our stay.
Because it is in the centre of the building it has very little natural light, but as we spent very little time there in the day it didnt really matter. Oh and the 78 steps are a bit of a bind when you have a suitcase, but that is the charm of an old building.
  • Anne
  • France
  • 03/03/2015
This client rated their apartment, but didn’t leave any additional comments.
  • Monica
  • Italy
  • 06/01/2015
Buona posizione
Per tutto il soggiorno abbiamo convissuto con dei lavori nelle scale, eravamo obbligati a rimanere fuori per via dei rumori e della polvere! Disagio non da poco visto il prezzo!
  • Donatella
  • Italy
  • 24/12/2014

riscaldamento non sufficiente
  • Chris
  • United Kingdom
  • 20/10/2014
The location of the property was fantastic and we really enjoyed the decor.
The flat tended to be very dark even during the day.
  • Thijs
  • Netherlands
  • 08/09/2014
Jazeker, ligt centraal in de stad. Alleen de vele smalle treden naar boven is niet geschikt voor iedereen.
  • Marieme
  • France
  • 26/08/2014
Services et équipements de l'appartement impeccables, on ne manque de rien. De plus l'emplacement est idéale. A refaire!!
  • Ludovic
  • France
  • 27/07/2014
This client rated their apartment, but didn’t leave any additional comments.
  • Louis
  • Canada
  • 27/06/2014
Espace, emplacement, decor
L'escalier étroit et haut à éviter avec des grosses valises pour de court séjour , bruyant
  • Mirella
  • Greece
  • 24/06/2014
location
  • Debbie
  • United Kingdom
  • 16/05/2014
Location to Central Baercelona
Too many steps to appartment, limited natural light, needs English version of what to do in the case of a fire.
  • Martine
  • France
  • 09/04/2014
Appartement spacieux et bien équipé Bien situé pour visiter Barcelone.
  • Matthieu
  • France
  • 30/03/2014
This client rated their apartment, but didn’t leave any additional comments.
  • Marie-odile
  • France
  • 22/02/2014
This client rated their apartment, but didn’t leave any additional comments.
  • Joel
  • Italy
  • 12/02/2014
Appartamento accogliente, di design e molto curato. Soprattutto centrale e a due passi da ogni luogo di maggior interesse, dalle stupende vie del Born ai locali e ai negozi.
  • Лена
  • Ukraine
  • 04/02/2014
apartment in a great area of ​​the city
  • Julie
  • Canada
  • 26/01/2014
l'emplacement était tout simplement génial. Le décor était très bien.
  • Patrick
  • Switzerland
  • 12/12/2013
It's a home. Verve, good style, cosy. . . . .
  • Dominika
  • Poland
  • 13/11/2013
location, the style of appartment
  • Philippe
  • France
  • 05/11/2013
La décoration et le quartier gothic.
  • Shawn
  • United States
  • 22/10/2013
Clean, well appointed, and exactly the right spot in the City. Everything was just steps away from our door, yet we had the privacy needed to rest each night.
  • Michael
  • United Kingdom
  • 08/10/2013
The location.
  • Gunther
  • Germany
  • 30/07/2013
This client rated their apartment, but didn’t leave any additional comments.
  • Valerie
  • United States
  • 22/07/2013
The location was amazing. We couldn't have picked a better place. The apartment itself was quaint and clean and made us feel like we were locals instead of tourists!
  • Reto
  • Switzerland
  • 05/07/2013
super Lage geschmackvoll f�r Verh�ltnisse Barcelona sehr ruhig
  • Andrée
  • Canada
  • 28/06/2013
L'emplacement vraiment tr�s bien, � proximit� de tout. L'am�nagement et d�co agr�able. C'�tait la 1�re exp�rience de location d'appartement en voyage et cela nous a conquit. Le voisinage �tait chaleureux et apr�s quelques jours on se sentaient presque comme des Barcelonais gr�ce � la gentillesse des barcelonais et du personnel de Friendly rentals.
  • Paula Monfroni
  • Brazil
  • 29/05/2013
enjoyed the great location. very nice apartment
  • Declan
  • Ireland
  • 27/04/2013
This client rated their apartment, but didn’t leave any additional comments.
  • Erik
  • Denmark
  • 02/03/2013
Nice, cosy, authentic, neighbourhood
  • David
  • United Kingdom
  • 16/01/2013
Great location.
  • Maggie
  • United Kingdom
  • 14/01/2013
This client rated their apartment, but didn’t leave any additional comments.
  • Pia Emma
  • Denmark
  • 26/11/2012
We liked the atosmofere in the historical part of the city very much.
  • Anne Gisele
  • France
  • 04/11/2012
La tranquillité du lieu et le confort de l'appartement
  • Matthew
  • United Kingdom
  • 25/10/2012
Its location, decoration and layout. It was very quiet and cosy.
  • Glavas
  • Austria
  • 22/08/2012
This client rated their apartment, but didn’t leave any additional comments.
  • Sascha
  • Germany
  • 03/05/2012
This client rated their apartment, but didn’t leave any additional comments.
  • Philippe
  • France
  • 26/04/2012
localisation adéquation au besoin
  • Trent
  • United Kingdom
  • 03/04/2012
This client rated their apartment, but didn’t leave any additional comments.
  • Saskia
  • Netherlands
  • 30/03/2012
This client rated their apartment, but didn’t leave any additional comments.
  • Luis
  • United States
  • 24/01/2012
This client rated their apartment, but didn’t leave any additional comments.
  • Murielle
  • France
  • 02/11/2011
La situation dans Barcelone, le charme de l'appartement.
  • David
  • Germany
  • 27/10/2011
This client rated their apartment, but didn’t leave any additional comments.
  • Edward
  • New Zealand
  • 21/08/2011
Location - a wonderful area to be in, with pedestrian streets, and restaurants and museums nearby.
  • Pavel
  • Czech Republic
  • 07/08/2011
Nice place, in centre of El Borne, near ZOO, parking 100 m from apartament, good equipment of room, bath, DVD, SAT, kitchen
  • Johan
  • Netherlands
  • 20/07/2011
The beautiful Bari Gotic area with it's hip and trendy shops and restaurants. Manuela has an excellent location in the heart of Bari Gotic.
  • Kim
  • Netherlands
  • 11/05/2011
the atmosphere
  • Maria
  • Russia
  • 22/04/2011
Manuela apartment has a great sense of old times and very close to all sightseeings of Barcelona
  • Adi
  • Israel
  • 15/03/2011
The atmosphere, the area its located in, the space and the design, I will recommend it for sure!
  • Charles
  • United Kingdom
  • 11/03/2011
Locality and character. Also the right size for three people
  • Dieter
  • Germany
  • 09/03/2011
Lage, Ruhe und Ausstattung des Apartments
  • Jenny
  • Australia
  • 22/02/2011
The Manuela apartment was fantastic, once you became accustomed to the many stairs. The location was fantastic, and even though we were right in the heart of Born, which we loved, the apartment was very quiet and extremely comfortable. Overall it was a wonderful experience staying there, surrounded by hundreds? of bars and restaurants and quirky little alley ways. The local shop owners were friendly and helpful and the prices, so cheap.
  • Trummer
  • Switzerland
  • 27/01/2011
This client rated their apartment, but didn’t leave any additional comments.
  • Hendrik
  • Netherlands
  • 04/10/2010
Location, coziness
  • Melanie
  • United Kingdom
  • 12/08/2010
Traditional feel in residential block.. Really well equipped. Great location. Very quiet at night.
  • Leonardo
  • Italy
  • 30/06/2010
This client rated their apartment, but didn’t leave any additional comments.
  • Emma
  • South Africa
  • 31/05/2010
it was bigger than I imagined and it was well equipped with everything we needed.
  • James
  • Canada
  • 03/04/2010
The excellent location, the decor (especially the kitchen), and the wireless internet. Overall, it was a very comfortable and pleasant apartment, and I would have no hesitation in returning to it.
  • Jean-pierre
  • Canada
  • 11/03/2010
-La situation de l'appartement dans un quartier ancien, vivant et à proximité des sites d'intérêt (musée Picasso, le quartier Barri-Gotic,la Rembla, etc..) -La tranquilité de l'appartement et du quartier; -la propreté des lieux -la documentation sur l'appartement remise par le personnel de l'agence de Barcelone
  • Rafael
  • Spain
  • 03/03/2010
This client rated their apartment, but didn’t leave any additional comments.
  • Pia
  • Denmark
  • 30/11/2009
I likeed most the very nice cityarea in the old tovn, where the apartment is situated. It is allways a very nice arpartment, very fine for 2 persons.
  • Jana
  • Germany
  • 27/09/2009
This client rated their apartment, but didn’t leave any additional comments.
  • Susanne
  • Netherlands
  • 18/09/2009
Fijn appartement op een fantastische plek!
  • Julie
  • Ireland
  • 13/09/2009
excellent, central location.
  • Kristen
  • United States
  • 11/09/2009
This client rated their apartment, but didn’t leave any additional comments.
  • Heather
  • United States
  • 17/08/2009
location, apartment amenities, very comfortable!
  • Anna
  • United Kingdom
  • 05/08/2009
This client rated their apartment, but didn’t leave any additional comments.
  • Nicola
  • Germany
  • 21/06/2009
This client rated their apartment, but didn’t leave any additional comments.
  • Alison
  • Australia
  • 17/05/2009
This client rated their apartment, but didn’t leave any additional comments.
  • Hannelore
  • Ireland
  • 05/05/2009
Really clean and in a great location. Loved the rustic look.
  • Karen
  • Netherlands
  • 05/05/2009
We really liked the place and surrounding, where the apartment was situated in El Borne. Just around the corner from so many good tapas restaurants, bars and just a small walk away from the beach and other nice places of Barcelona.
  • Dilshad
  • Canada
  • 28/03/2009
The apartment was clean and comfortable and the location was exactly what we wanted.
  • Tttliam
  • United Kingdom
  • 03/03/2009
This client rated their apartment, but didn’t leave any additional comments.

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