The apartment in Barcelona is located in a lovely building, in a small pedestrian street, and provides two double bedrooms with Queen-size Beds and large wardrobes, a bathroom with bath/shower, a spacious living area with balconies facing Flassaders Street. There is a fully-equipped kitchen and all rooms are tastefully furnished. The building is one of the most interesting in the Born area and is a past winner of the FAD Prize, a prestigious Spanish architecture award.
All apartments with name " Princesa " are located in the same building.
The apartment includes the following amenities and services:
- 2 bedrooms with queen-s...ize beds (bedrooms have no windows).
- Living room with a sofa, and a dining table for 6 people (with large windows looking out to the street with small balconies).
- Bathroom with bath / shower, wash basin and toilet.
- A well-equipped kitchen with microwave, toaster, coffee maker, fridge-freezer, washing machine and dishwasher.
- Air conditioning / Electric heating
- Satellite TV
- DVD Player
- Internet WI-FI
- CD- Player/Hi-fi stereos
- Iron and ironing board
- Towels and linen are provided
- A baby travel cot and baby's high chair free of charge
- 1 hour Maid service included for more than 8 days staying
Overall rating:4.1 / 5.0based on 850 reviews and 92 properties
Princesa 1 apartment in the heart of the Born area Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Additional Location Information
The Princesa 1 apartment is located in the heart of the Born Area, almost certainly the trendiest and most original neighbourhood in Barcelona. If it’s modern and stylish, or just plain curious, you’ll find it here: from modern art galleries to one-off designer clothes stores, smart restaurants and cool cocktail lounges. Despite all this fashionableness the area still maintains the look and feel of centuries past, with narrow streets, hidden squares and historic buildings, in one of which you’ll find the Picasso museum and its impressive collection of the artist’s earlier work.
Some distances from the apartment:
- Picasso Museum - 50 metres
- Cathedral - 550 metres
- Las Ramblas - 800 metres
- Subway Station (Line 4) - 300 metres
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Last updated on August 21, 2014
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Prices based on 2 people staying. There is a supplement for each extra guest of 25 euro per night in High season and 15 euro per night in Low season. Child supplement is 15 euro in High Season & 10 euro in Low Season.
Prices are orientative and are meant as a guideline.
Usually, 3 night minimum stay, but may increase to 4-5 night min stay for holiday dates.
For credit card payment (Visa or Mastercard): 4% surcharge.
Final cleaning: Included in the price.
High Season dates also include Christmas Holidays (minimum stay 4 nights)
New year: 29th to 21st of December (minimum stay 4 nights)
Easter week: 24th to 31st of March 2013 (minimum stay 4 nights)
Formula 1 race: 10th to 12th of May 2013 (minimum stay 3 nights)
Please request special rates for GSM Congress (25th to 28th of February)
Please request monthly prices.
City tax: 0.72 € per night and person will be added to the total price.
- The city tax will apply to a maximum of 7 nights.
- The city tax does not apply to those under 17 years.
Left on 08/30/2012 for a stay in August 2012 | Katya
Such a nice experience!You live in Born, but apart form noise and from your balcony you can see famous Flassadres street from famous Zafon books.The apartment is very cleand and check in girl alexandra was very frinedly and helpful.Thank you!
quite positive experience
Left on 07/18/2012 for a stay in July 2012 | Petri
The one and only serious stain was the aggressive cleaning woman who came to apt. door one hour before agreed departure time 11:00 a.m.. She was nervously gesturing, pointing angrily her wristwatch repeating out,out out..
Great location, great city!
Left on 07/13/2012 for a stay in June 2012 | Lisa
Checking in was a breeze, very easy.
The home was nicely furnished and had everything we needed.
The apartment was in the born district which felt safe and had a lot of chic shops, bars and restuarants, it was also very close to the gothic quarter and about 1 mile from Las Ramblas.
The location was great and the neighborhood was pretty quite, lots to do in walking distance.
Santa Cruz, CA
I lovely apartment in a great section of Barcelona
Left on 05/16/2012 for a stay in May 2012 | absantacruz
The apartment was well equiped, clean, comfortable and in a great neighborhood. It was also very economical.
appartement très bien situé dans le borne
Left on 04/24/2012 for a stay in April 2012 | clochette
Bien accueilli et bien situé, cet appartement est très bien pour les amoureux de la vieille ville de Barcelone. Seul bémol, les matelas trop durs, sinon bien aménagé et nettoyage impecable
Left on 04/23/2012 for a stay in March 2012 | discovery
l'accueil etait bon ,les prestations bonnes,
l'appartement etait tres agreable spacieux et tres confortable,la situation tres bonne,quartier tres convivial et tres vivant,bonne situation:centrale .
la location etait correcte mais les prestations assez sommaire:peu de vaisselle en cuisine ;du bruit provenant des sanitaires avoisinants mais le sejour dans l'ensemble a ete agrable.
Good location but poor heating, not recommended in winter!
Left on 03/02/2012 for a stay in January 2012 | Azraai
Arrived in Barcelona during a rather cold spell with temperatures mainly below 5 degrees.
The apartment is clearly not equipped to deal with near zero temperatures. There were two portable electric heaters, one in each bedroom. However, when both were turned on at full setting, the main fuse kept tripping, probably due to overload, and we had to use the heaters at medium setting.
There was an air conditioner in the living room which can be used as a heater but this was rather ineffective.
There is no view from the apartment so the balcony serves no purpose.
There is a very convenient supermarket nearby on Passeig del Born.
Overall the checkin and checkout procedure was very quick and simple and we enjoyed our Barcelona with the exception of the cold weather and the lack of warmth in the apartment did not make it very inviting to return to after a full day outdoors.
Btw for travel to the airport you can easily catch a cab from the nearby train station which is a five minute walk. Taxi fare from the airport was about 27 euros or all four of us - just catch a cab from outside the terminal. Be warned that taxi drivers in general do not understand English so make sure you have written instructions or directions / address.
it was ok
Left on 01/12/2012 for a stay in December 2011 | Steamer
was just one problem , no tv services , they says from the first day something like tomorow will come someone to fix it .. but we leaved and no one comes there ,
Great apartement Great Location to Discover Gothic Barcelona
Left on 12/01/2011 for a stay in November 2011 | Heinz
Great apartment plenty of room. Centrally located to visit Gothic/Born Old City attractions. Many shops and places to eat within 5 minutes...Would stay there again...
René og Birgit
Left on 11/12/2011 for a stay in October 2011 | René og Birgit
Dejlig lejlighed med en perfekt beliggenhed tæt på cafeer, spisesteder, forretninger og transportmuligheder.
Mange steder at se inden for kort radius.
Lejlighed pæn, men mangler lidt farver (billeder). Kanaludvalg på TV dårligt. Madrasser i sengene lidt for hårde efter vor smag. Lidt mere service i køkken ønskeligt.
A very good stay!
Left on 09/01/2011 for a stay in August 2011 | Isabel
a nice place in a good area. The cleaning when we arrived could have been better. The doorlock have to be changed, because it´s so easy to look yourself out. The restriction for the apartment are little too hard.
Left on 05/11/2011 for a stay in April 2011 | Joanne,Canberra
Excellent location for seeing the city, but somewhat frustrated by the facilities in the apartment not working. Particularly frustrating that washing machine/drier failed, leaving us with no dry towels and the apartment had no immediate back up available.
Left on 05/03/2011 for a stay in April 2011 | Calelo
L'appartamento è in una zona perfetta per visitare la città, sia a piedi che con i trasporti. Dotato dei confort principali - nonostante un inconveniente con la lavatrice. Spazioso per 4 persone, la parte negativa del soggiorno è stata la poca varietà di canali tv e la connessione internet.
Sarebbe un tocco in più, trovare sale e zucchero in cucina...
SP & AC
Perfect... As always !!
Left on 03/08/2011 for a stay in February 2011 | SP & AC
Princesa 1 was a perfect apartment, just as it looks online. Only 2 of us but is perfectly spaciosu for up to 4 or 5 people. Very clean, tidy and user friendly. The location is scond to none, definitely in the best part of town. Have now booked with ha many times over the last 2 years, and would not consider any other company...great service and always on hand ! Thanks again !!
No salt & pepper
Left on 12/09/2010 for a stay in November 2010 | Antimadridista
It is incredible that in all Spanish apartment you can rent, that there never is so much as salt and pepper.
Perhaps the landlord should tell the cleaning leaving it on the shelves. On the other side - 1 ? for pepper & salt from McD's is more annoying than really a problem...
Forget about watching TV, there are hardly any channels.
Otherwise fine but little sound sensitive apartment.
Don't let the key inside!!! = 100? extra... An the check-in man is not telling U that
Left on 09/29/2010 for a stay in September 2010 | Marco
all was ok!!!
Barcelona is cool and Born is the coolest barrio of barcelona
This apartment was very good
Good, but could do with some TLC (tender loving care)
Left on 08/05/2010 for a stay in July 2010 | Angus
Great location (we simply loved the Born area). the apartment is very spacious and reasonably well equiped. The bedrooms are very quiet at night because they don't have external windows. the down side of this is that they get stifflingly hot. The owners should provide some fans . Generally we felt the furnishings and decor were getting pretty tired and the owner needs to invest if they want to retain a good business.
Anne Beate , Bergen
Perfect stay in Barcelona
Left on 06/16/2010 for a stay in June 2010 | Anne Beate , Bergen
The appartment was clean and nice, the location of the appartment in El Born was quiet and perfect. we like the stay in your appartment very much.
Left on 06/06/2010 for a stay in May 2010 | Michael
The annual group trip to Barca was as good as ever, although let down by some unseasonal rain. The accommodation however was very good and perfectly around the corner from Born.
Trond Håvard Bjørgum
Nice apartment, great location
Left on 06/02/2010 for a stay in May 2010 | Trond Håvard Bjørgum
Stayed there 6 days with my brother and my parents. The apartment was clean, roomy and had all the amenties we needed. Quite like it is described on the website, although showing some signs of use since the pictures were taken (naturally). Really nice location in the very special medieval part of Barcelona, walking distance to a lot of attractions, restaurants, bars and so on. Habitat provided great service both before and during our stay in Barcelona. Highly recommended. Try Morelia, a great argentian restaurant right around the corner.
Brilliant Stay at Princesa 1 Apartment
Left on 03/11/2010 for a stay in February 2010 | Nia Davis
Had a lovely time - the apartment was very clean, warm and well equipped.
The lady who met us when we got there was absolutely brilliant - talked us
through everything... even set the television to English channels for our stay!
Can't wait to go back! Thank you very much.
Bright and spacious, good service, but floor could be cleaner
Left on 02/18/2010 for a stay in January 2010 | Didde
Bright and spacious, good service, but floor could be cleaner. Helpful staff.
Helsinki City Boy
Great location in the middle of a trendy neighbourhood
Left on 11/24/2009 for a stay in November 2009 | Helsinki City Boy
The apartment is ideally located for a city break in Barcelona. Right around the corner there are bars, shops, a grocery store, banks, restaurants, Picasso museum, a park etc. There are two bedrooms, a bathroom with bath and a decently equipped kitchen. There´s also a washing machine and windows opening to a square, where they are building an extension to the Picasso museum, not noisy at the moment, but could get so in the future. Almost no traffic noise as the streets are too narrow for cars.
The apartment is what you see on the website, but with some wear and tear that has happened over the years. There´s a TV and a DVD player as well. Free wireless internet that worked like a charm.
All in all, I would recommend this very central location to anyone. Much preferred over locations in the Eixample or more distant neighbourhoods.
Great location and plenty of room in the apartment
Left on 11/06/2009 for a stay in October 2009 | Dimark
Princesa 1 apartment was well located with easy access to restaurants, bars and the sights of beautiful Barcelona. The apartment had everything a family needed including a washing machine and full kitchen facilities. The building was secure and the apartment also had a safe for valuables.
Checking in was easy and Esperanza was most helpful in explaining the features of the apartment as well as giving us some good local advice about tapas bars!
I liked the location and the amenities best. I least liked the occasional noise from the street late at night.
Kulturliebhaber (we love culture)
nice apartement, good location
Left on 06/26/2009 for a stay in June 2009 | Kulturliebhaber (we love culture)
Wir haben uns in dem Appartement sehr wohl gef?hlt. Die K?che war einfach ausger?stet, aber alles Notwendige war vorhanden. Kleinigkeiten wie keine Handtuchhaken im Bad lassen sich verkraften. Daf?r war die Lage einmalig: sehr zentral und wir genossen es bei der Heimkehr noch einen Cafe oder Aperitiv auf den umliegenden Pl?tzen einzunehmen. Auch hatten wir kein ungutes Gef?hl, wenn unsere 15 j?hrige Tochter tags?ber alleine zum shoppen loszog, auch abends war die Gegend in Ordnung.
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