Fantastic Loft near Rambla de Raval

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Carrer de l'Aurora, Barcelona, Catalonia 08001, Spain
Angela And Asaf
Your host, Angela And Asaf
13 Reviews
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The Space

An amazing loft-style apartment of 200m2.
The huge interior includes two living spaces; one of 30m2 and one of 60m2 which can be converted to sleep up to three people.

Adjoining the main living space is a newly refurbished open kitchen with all the equipment you might need to cook for the masses. The dining table seats 10.

There are four bedrooms; two triples, one single and a secluded master bedroom. This is accessed by a private stairwell and has an en suite and a huge wardrobe. In addition to the en suite there is a "complete" bathroom with shower + bath, and another separate toilet located off the main living room.

Entrance to the apartment is through a spacious anti-room - currently a reception, it can accommodate parking for small cars, motorbikes or bicycles. This entrance can be closed off from the main living area, isolating the rest of the apartment from the noise of the street.

We call the main living space "the loft" which is located on the ground floor, has been totally refurbished with the best materials. A sophisticated combination of 19th century characteristics and tasteful modern features: The original stone walls have been restored and the original wooden beams that span the loft’s ceilings have been revealed and restored. New parquet floors, modern colours and clever lighting complete the style.

Luxury extras include:
- A fantastic home cinema set, including large flat screen TV, DVD player and cinema sound system
- Washing machine and indoor space to hang-dry clothes
- Space, space, space and generous storage areas
- Air conditioned in summer and heated in winter - comfortable all year round
- Well ventilated sleeping spaces

Loft Aurora is ideal for groups of 10 people, and holds a maximum of 12. Nevertheless, it is divided into two sections so feels very comfortable for smaller groups of 4-6.

LOCATION

Located in the heart of Barcelona in the centre of the old city, in the Raval neighbourhood.
Next to the main avenue in Raval - Rambla de Raval with its restaurants coffee places and bars.

We love El Raval - it's our choice for getting out on the town, but it isn't to everybody's taste. It is real, it's not that clean or beautiful, but it does have a lot of personality and character, and lots of locals!

Here's what “barcelona-tourist-guide” has to say about it:
"The area is vibrant, historic, authentic and full of personality. It (email hidden)ly, multi-cultural neighbourhood with a huge variety of tempting cafes, restaurants and bars. The area has also become fashionable being host to a wide variety of art studios, galleries and trendy bookshops, not to mention the imposing MACBA (museum of modern art) and CCCB which is the neighbouring exhibition centre.

Staying in El Raval also means that you are situated between two of Barcelona's famous food markets, La Boqueria on Las Ramblas and Mercat Sant Antoni. Both places are worth a visit to stock up on fresh fruit to get you through the day or to sample Spain's delicious chorizo or Jamon Serrano.

Clothes shopping is also a pleasure in El Raval thanks to all the little one-off boutiques that line some of the streets giving you a truly unique shopping experience. Unlike the Eixample with its large branded name designer labels, Raval is where you find the small privatly owned shops selling clothes you can't find anywhere else.

El Raval is alive all through the day and night so you will never be without an eaterie to entice you in the early hours of the morning!

El Raval offers a central location within walking distance of many of the other popular areas such as the Gothic Quarter and l’Eixample. The nearest metro stops are 5 minutes away on Las Ramblas, Barcelona's most famous street which runs up one side of El Raval."

The central Plaza: Plaza Catalunya is a 10 minute walk and there is a choice of 4 different METRO stations within 10 mins walk:
METRO Parallel, (Green & Purple lines)
METRO Liceu (Green line)
METRO Sant Antoni (Purple line)
METRO Plaza Universidad (Red line)

This apartment has a mimimum stay of 4 nights during July and August, 5 nights for some special events, 3 nights in June and September and 2 nights during the rest of the year.
PLEASE ASK if you would like a shorter stay as this might be possible for LAST MINUTE BOOKINGS, or if not, at a small discount of the full 3-4-night fee.
The cleaning fee is a one-time fee and is non-negotiable: We take pride in the cleanliness of our apartments.

- These prices are all inclusive, there are no extra fees unless agreed prior to your booking for additional services such as airport transfers

EXCEPT:
Late check-in
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This fee is to cover the call out since our agents work from 9am to 9pm. Beyond these hours they work on call-out rates, thank you for your understanding

- Bedding and towels are provided

- A baby cot, coffee maker, hairdryer and some other equipment is available free of charge by availability - PLEASE REQUEST at the time of booking

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 12
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2.5
Beds: 10
Extra people: $24 / night after 6 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Monthly Price: $3755 /month
Security Deposit: $420
Cleaning Fee: $126
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 10:00 AM
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  • Good place to explore Barcelona from. Ventilation not super great but we knew that upfront.

    June 2014
  • Really nice loft with a great locations. Pictures show perfectly what you're going to find there

    June 2014
  • We loved this place and I'm sure we'll be back next year; it was reasonable, well located and a fun space to stay in. It's also deceivingly huge! Angela's communication was excellent.

    June 2014
  • April 2014
  • It was a fantastic loft, all of my group was impressed by the quality of the rooms and made the 1st time in Barcelona a memorable one for all the right reasons. Our hosts were very responsive to any queries and ensured that we had everything we needed.

    Would certainly recommend to my friends!

    June 2013
  • L'appartement est vraiment très bien situé, en plein centre, dans un quartier bien animé. Nous étions 10 et ce fut très agréable.
    Un conseil concernant le parking : n'hésitez pas à réserver un parking sur internet avant de partir, c'est beaucoup moins cher.

    May 2013
  • Très bien, grand loft, par contre pas de fenêtres ! Mais super pour un voyage à plusieurs à Barcelone

    May 2013
  • We were a group of 6 friends staying in Barcelona and we had a blast there. We enjoyed this flat a lot. Its location is perfect, close to all amenities. But don't expect any natural daylight inside as there is almost no window. Another point is the relatively small boiler which allows only 4/5 people in a row to shower with hot water. But if you get organised it's no big deal. Otherwise there was nothing to complain about this flat and Tony is a top guy.

    March 2013
  • Ideally located, clean ground floor apartment from which to walk and see the sights of Barcelona. Close to all amenities.

    November 2012
  • Amazing apartment for large groups in Barcelona. Really modern amenities, nice showers, cool atmosphere, comfortable beds and especially great for napping.

    Highly recommended. Tony and Asaf were great hosts.

    October 2012
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Cheltenham Girls High School, UNSW (The University of New South Wales)
About
I grew up in Sydney, Australia and moved to London at 24, gave it a good 10 years and now I've found Barcelona and Asaf. To me, Barcelona is the love child of these two very different cities: Its the perfect combination of the good weather, relaxed and active lifestyle of Sydney and the bustling, centre-of-the-world ness of London. Asaf and I love to show visitors what Barcelona is for us: The creativity, architecture and music. The beach, cycling, BBQs with friends, wonderful food and amazing weather. It's a great place to call home for a little while. In my spare time I crochet and I have a little Etsy shop called Churchill Handmade. My creations are all from natural fibres like wools, hemp, bamboo and organic cotton because I think we all need a bit more nature in our lives.
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