Brand new 5* 2bed by Plaza Cataluña

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Carrer Aribau, Barcelona, Catalonia 08011, Spain
Your host, Horacio
12 Reviews
Response rate: 95%
Response time: within a few hours

The Space

The Universitat apartment is a recently renovated apartment, stylishly decorated and fully equipped; with it's central location a great choice for your visit to Barcelona!

The Universitat is centrally located on the edge of the Gothic Quarter and the more residential and grandiose Eixample area; it can accommodate up to four people comfortably and comes fully equipped to ensure your vacation is a hassle free one...

The area surrounding the apartment;

The Universitat apartment is located right in the middle of Barcelona city only a 150 meters from Plaça Catalunya and Las Ramblas, making it accessible to all areas of interest in Barcelona such as the Gothic Quarter, and the very trendy El Borne. At walking from the apartment you will find the superb food and produce market called La Boqueria on Las Ramblas, an absolute must for any visitor to Barcelona.

Walk out the front door of the apartment building and you have a shopping experience just waiting to happen all around you. Paseo de Gracia, about 3 mins walk, alone will keep you busy for hours. Here you will also find Gaudi's famous masterpieces La Pedrera and Casa Batllo. Walk to Portal d'Angel and continue down to Portaferrisa where there are more stores for you to explore. A short 5-10 min walk will take you into El Borne one of of Barcelona's oldest neighbourhoods, an intricate maze of plaças and squares all interconnected by narrow, medieval streets where you will find lots of trendy boutiques and great bars, cafes and restaurants. Another option for the visitor staying at this great Barcelona apartment is to visit the Gothic quarter situated right in the heart of the old town, about a 8-10 mins walk from your front door. The area is a body of interconnecting narrow, cobble stoned streets where you can potter around for hours and explore the shops and restaurants.

Las Ramblas is another must for the visitor in Barcelona where the famous "La Boqueria" market is, an 8 minute stroll to Las Ramblas from your front door, where you will be amused and entertained by all the street acts as you make your way down to the market.

The Apartment;

The Universitat is a great two bedroom apartment on the fourth floor of a typical "Eixmple" building in what is also known as the "golden triangle".. The location is wonderful and the apartment has been stylishly decorated to maximise it's full potential.. the guests will feel welcome and comfortable from the moment they walk in... , the lovely hard wood floors throughout give a great feeling of warmth...

The two bedrooms are very accommodating; the main bedroom comes with a double bed and ample wardrobe space for the guests belongings; this large bedroom also has an extra sofa for relaxing and a lovely balcony from which the guest can watch the comings and goings of the locals and other visitors below; there is also a desk/table in this bedroom so the guest can be comfortable when accessing his emails via the internet access provided in this apartment.... the smaller of the bedrooms comes with a queen size bed and also wardrobe space.

The living room is an excellent space for sitting back in and relaxing on the very comfortable and large sofa. here the guest can avail of TV, DVD, etc... this apartment also comes with a telephone which allows the guest to call nationally for free and receive all incoming calls......

The kitchen and dining area are also on a par with the rest of the apartment; fully equipped, modern and ready for use, the guest will not be disappointed... the large dining table is great and a great spot for those "great holiday dinners"...

The bathroom although is great, it comes with a large shower and marble basin and is very pleasant.. fresh towels await the guests....

The apartment has a small indoor patio where the washer is and the guest can do laundry...

The Universitat is really a wonderful choice for your visit, not only does it have a great atmosphere, with great decor and high quality finishes, but it is a great spot from which to discover all Barceolona city has to offer........

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: No Charge
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Monthly Price: $3508 /month
Security Deposit: $210
Cleaning Fee: $112
Cancellation: Strict
Overall Guest Satisfaction
Check In
  • The apartment was perfect for my family of four, immaculate, fully equipped, perfect location. Horacio has been very receptive to our requests and provided a lot of useful tips to enjoy Barcelona. Absolutely recommended!

    May 2014
    Response from Horacio:

    Dear Pierluigi,
    I am happy that you enjoyed your visit and that you felt comfortable in my apartment.

    I look forward to meeting you back in Barcelona!!!!

    May 2014
  • We stayed over five weeks in Horacio’s apartment. It was marvelous. Great location and great apartment: right between the old city and the new city (Eixample), every weekend some activity was occurring on the plaza, only a few blocks from the Ramblas and Piazza Catalunya. The furnishings were comfortable and stylish. And Horacio immediately took care of the few problems we noticed when we moved in. It was beyond our expectations.

    Thank you Horacio!

    James & Barbara

    April 2014
    Response from Horacio:

    Dear James and Barbara,
    it was a pleasure to meet you and host you, I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay in Barcelona and that you felt comfortable in my apartment.

    Hope to see you again, maybe next year!!!!

    Best regards Horacio

    April 2014
  • Stayed for MWC, it's an easy commute from apartment to Fira, the location is just perfect and overall it's a really convenient and comfortable place to stay at. Horacio gave really great tips on restaurants and places to meet the clients. Would do same next year.

    February 2014
  • Estuvimos muy a gusto casi 3 meses en este piso. El piso es amplio, con una decoración sencilla y funcional. Los dormitorios y el salón son cómodos. Si eres un cocinillas, quizá en la cocina no te puedas revolver mucho, pero, para los usos normales, sirve y tiene de todo. En general, el piso está bien equipado.
    La ubicación es muy buena, céntrica pero tranquila. Cerca de zonas peatonales, a un paso de metro, buses, taxis... Hay todo tipo de comercios alrededor.
    Horacio es un anfitrión atento, amable y resolutivo.
    En conjunto, experiencia recomendable. El piso merece la alta puntuación que tiene.

    December 2013
  • During our six day stay in Barcelona, we've residented at the lovely apartment of Horacio. The location couldn't be better: close to metro/bus, in the middle of the city, close to all the important touristic things, close to local shops and stores,... The apartment itself is very spacious and luxurious (dishwasher, brand new bathroom, ...), just like the pictures. Check-in and check-out with Diego went very smooth. If you stay in Barcelona, definitely think about staying here!

    August 2013
  • Horacio was very prompt in responding to our initial request. The apartment was perfect and in a perfect location. Horacio and Delphine were extremely friendly and helpful. Thanks for a wonderful stay in a fantastic city!

    July 2013
  • Horacio, parabens pelo apartamento, muito bem localizado, limpo e confortável.
    Tivemos uma excelente semana em (website hidden) certeza iremos recomendar para nossos amigos. Obrigado.

    July 2013
  • Excelente apartamento. tal cual la descripcion. Inmejorable ubicacion.
    Horacio es un excelente Host. super dispuesto,muy atento a todo.
    Muy recomendable. volvere sin duda

    June 2013
  • It has been a pleasure staying in your apartment. The apartment itself is such a haven for my family with all the necessity of a home should be. The apartment is spacious, clean with easy access to the metro and within walking distance to Placa Catalunya and La Ramlas. Around the apartment you can find a supermarket, pharmacy and many shops. There are lots of eating places there too.

    Our host, Horacio, is very kind and gracious. He makes us feel comfortable and give us guidance getting around Barcelona. All questions and queries are promptly answered. I would definitely recommend his apartment to friends and family who has intention to come to Barcelona for holiday.

    Lastly it has been my pleasure knowing Horacio. As a host he has done an excellent job, catering to the needs of the client. Thank you and keep up with the good work!

    June 2013
    Response from Horacio:

    Dear Norazan,
    thank you so much for your visit and for your encouraging words, is always a pleasure to host and meet people from all around the world but specially the ones like you that are so easygoing and friendly, sharing part of their experiences and helping so much with your feedback.
    I will be delighted to meet you again in Barcelona or who knows maybe in Singapore!!!

    June 2013
  • This apartment is beautiful (exactly like the pictures) and ideally located. We could easily walk to Las Ramblas, the museums, shopping, public transportation, etc. and there were many wonderful restaurants in the neighborhood. The streets were a bit noisy at night, but the windows and shutters blocked out almost all of the noise and we had no problems sleeping. I highly recommend staying here!

    May 2013
    Response from Horacio:

    Dear Dana,
    thanks again for visiting and for your dear words, looking forward to meeting you on your next visit!!!!

    May 2013
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Hello everybody, I' m fron Galicia, I love to travel (I was living in Brazil for a while) and now I've been living in amazing Barcelona since 20 years ! I think I am an easy-going person, I will try my best to help you have the best holidays ever. I hope you will like my design apartments!
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