Cozy Apartment El Born Picasso

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Carrer de l'Argenteria, Barcelona, Catalonia 08003, Spain

Comfortable and historic apartment well-maintained apartment, central located in the Born quarter and a few blocs away from the Ciutadella Park or Santa Maria del Mar Cathedral. With capacity for 3, WIFI is included in this wonderful flat.

The Space

This home-loving 45m2 apartment for 3 is located in the Born, in the multicultural La Ribera district, one the hot spot in Barcelona. Placed in the popular Argenteria street, famous for its boutiques, bars and restaurants with cosmopolitan offers and so close to some of the main places of interest to visit in the city as Santa Maria del Mar Cathedral, Picasso Museum, Port Vell or la Plaça de Sant Jaume. Las Ramblas and La Barceloneta are just ten minutes
Perfect for young people, families, couples, executives, groups of friends or exchange students that want to be close to their student center, close to the most important hot spots in Barcelona and, above all, wanna feel like home.

The flat is placed in the fourth floor of La Casa de l’Argent building, a small apartment boutique hotel that host four charming apartments, one on each floor. It has been carefully restored and furnished with contemporary style elements and classic lighting together with Art-Deco pieces from the building.

The apartment, carefully restored, maintains all the charm of the historical building from the beginning of the 18th century in which is built thanks to elements such as the double height roofs, the ancient brick walls treatment, as well as keeping the doors and windows marquetry of the age.

The space is composed by a large living area, with an equipped attached kitchen, a functional wooden table for 4, a comfortable and spacious sofa-bed and a small balcony with views to the commercial Argenteria street. Next to the balcony and behind a sliding door with a huge mirror on it, is the bedroom with a queen-size bed, a/c and a small balcony. The
bathroom, with natural marble floor and walls, is fully equipped and incorporated a modern shower. The whole apartment is dedicated to Potosí in the South American continent, a magnificent settlement in its age for its silver mines wealth, that is why the apartment is called Potosí. It also incorporated modern furniture combined with old elements from the historic building, providing a warm atmosphere.

Perfect place for young people, families, couples, executives, group of friends or exchange students because it’s a perfect apartment to combine pleasure and business for its proximity to the center of the city. Thanks to its warm and relaxed atmosphere, it gives the feeling that you are in your own home.

The flat has many services to offer an excellent, comfortable and intimate stay. It has free internet wifi connection, satellite TV, DVD, a/c, Nespresso coffee machine, a safe and all the necessary appliances to feel like home.
You can enjoy a delicious breakfast or Mediterranean meal in our Café-Restaurant and La
Terrassa (placed in Plaza Antonio López, 6).

Being located in the center of Barcelona, the apartment is very well connected since the guest has at its disposal several subway lines, buses, train, taxis and even you can get to the places walking. Being in La Ribera and Born district, two of the most rising areas over the past years, offers a varied selection of bars and restaurants, day and nighttime entertainment activities and boutiques to go shopping that goes from well-known designers
to vintage stores where you can find authentic relics.
Thanks to its excellent location, you can find Santa Maria del Mar Cathedral, Picasso Museum, Port Vell or la Plaça de Sant Jaume. Las Ramblas and La Barceloneta are just ten minutes walking.

Guest Access

We have at disposal of our guests, the chance of buying tickets for the main cultural activities of Barcelona as the Bus Turístic, La Pedrera, La Casa Batlló, Picasso Musem, Camp Nou, a Gaudí-La Sagrada Familia Tour or a Barcelona Walking Tours by the Gothic or Born district where you will discover the bests and beautiful spots of the city, among others activities.
If you interested in seeing one of the most traditional Catalan culture shows, we offer the possibility of (email hidden) castellers show. An experience you will never forget.

Interaction with Guests

We are available for any doubt or suggestion that the guest has.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Extra people: $36 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • Very nice flat, there's everything hat you need on vacation. I think it's best location in Barcelona. you can get to all places by foot or by bike (you can rent it on the same street in 20 meters from the apartment to Santa Maria). Very nice staff in the rental agency. It's better or short time staying not longer then one week, because it's VERY small. And it's situated on the too floor in the house with out elevator, so if you don't like sport activities to get up and down may be difficult )

    September 2013
  • Best experience we had. Absolutely great area, great apartment and great value for money! Thanks so much!!!

    December 2012
  • Great apartment and great location. Very friendly staff

    August 2012
  • When rain damage in our originally booked apartment caused temporary chaos
    the day before our arrival, Anna handled the situation well and we were
    moved without problems to Picasso. She was very friendly and warmly
    welcomed us to our new place. The apartment is perfectly positioned on a
    cute street in La Ribera (El Born); we were surrounded by great tapas
    restaurants and shops, and within close reach of everything else worth
    seeing in the center.

    The apartment itself was very cute and the bed was extremely comfortable.
    Negatives – the toilet gives off a strong sewage smell, which we somewhat
    covered by putting a wet towel over a drain at the foot of the toilet; the
    wireless is basically non-existent, as it’s impossible to connect to and
    stay connected to; late at night, loud street noise often woke us up. In
    spite of the negatives, we loved the neighborhood and enjoyed our stay.

    April 2012
  • Had the George Orwell Apartment at Place Antonio Lopez for the week of Feb 12th.
    Overall the place was clean , nice layout , comfortable bed, modern styling, fabulous location, a nice change form having the cramped quarters of a hotel room.
    We arrived at around 1pm and were told the place was not ready yet, though we could leave our bags in the restaurant and come back in an hour.
    This seemed reasonable considering check in time is 3pm.
    The location is across from Port Vell and walking distance to a handful of restaurants, and in a well lit plaza, that combined with the secure entrance, gave some sense of security.

    The downside is the shower situation ! The bathroom is very modern and with shower only, the issue is lack of available hot water. One normal shower, including shutting off the water during your shower and the hot water tank is empty. Also the tub area was very slow to drain , which is not great when your trying to feel clean at the end of the day. When we made a complaint, we were told " every apartment has a hot water tank that is limited to a certain amount of hot water in each apartment… after using the first tank you will have to wait some time to have more heated water; try to take showers at different hours and please let me know if the problem persists."
    If you read other reviews this is nothing new, others have complained the same.
    Reality is at the end of a long day you look forward to that shower, when it doesn't happen as expected then it really wrecks your day. This shower issue impacted the weeks holiday in Spain, it added some stress that was not needed.
    More than that is the lack luster response, like it or not they are in the "hotel" business and should consider their customer.
    I would recommend to anyone to carefully read the reviews and if something seems to repeat itself or seems to be any issue, it most likely is.

    February 2012
  • We had a great stay at this apartment despite a few inconveniences associated with checking in. After arriving in the early afternoon we met Anna at her restaurant in the El Born, and she then walked us to the apartment which was just a few minutes trek up the road. To be totally honest, our initial welcome was not the best experience - Anna seemed preoccupied with her cafe and she clearly viewed our arrival as a work day inconvenience. She walked us through the neighborhood at high speed, caring little for our luggage struggles, and when we arrived she ran up the five flights of stairs without looking back as we scrambled under the heavy duress of our bags. Overall, the apartment is as advertised and as pictured on the site - it's quite nice. The location is the best part and it couldn't be better. The apartment is in the absolute heart of one of the best neighborhoods in Barcelona, close to many great restaurants and bars, a five minute walk to the beach, and a ten minute walk through the Gotic to the Ramblas. It was so good that we barely used the metro. But.... because of the popular location, it gets very loud at night. We were okay with the noise, but if you're looking for a quite apartment, this is not the place for you. Other cons include a bad sewage-esque smell welling up from the toilet (not pleasant, but tolerable) and a poorly stocked kitchen. So, if you're in Barcelona to hit up dinners and bars and be in the heart of it, this is a great option. If you want to relax and be treated with warmth, i would consider this review.

    January 2012
  • Good apartment in excellent position, it's like in the picture. We stayed at the last floor so there wasn't much noise from the street. It was cozy and comfortable, basic kitchenware, nice bedroom.

    Just some remarks:
    1) terrible smell from the toilet in the first three days, that we could hardly manage.
    2) no elevator and steep steps
    3) the wifi connection never worked

    December 2011
  • Very nice apartment, very uncomplicated and friendly contact. The location near to Barcelonetta and all the other hot spots is great though it is a bit loud because of the traffic (Passeig de Colom, Passeig d´Isabell II).

    September 2011
  • Anna took good care of us. We made a mistake and booked a day more in addition to what she had confirmed when we first got in touch. She found us a beautiful appartment to stay at for that single night. Not only that, she made sure out luggage was transferred from one appartment to the next one, so we could enjoy the day in Barcelona. The appartment is in a central location - not noisy at all, much to my surprise. It's within walking distance from a metro station; museums; and all sorts of bars and restaurants. For foodies I'd recommend "El Passadis del Pep" for seafood and Copelia for drinks. They are both just a block or two away.

    July 2011
  • The apartment was as advertised - In a great neighborhood. The only drawback was the 65 steps! But we are in excellent shape now.

    June 2011
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