Fabulous penthouse in the Gothic Quarter
|Rental type||Apartment / Condominium|
|Minimum Stay||1 night|
|Living space||55 square meters|
Suitable for childrenNo
Suitable for the elderlyNo
|Theme||Historic, Beach, City, Downtown|
Description from the owner
This duplex atic charming and romantic 55sqm more two terraza, one of 20 mt2 and another of 10 mt2 is located in the Born area in front of SANTA MARIA DEL MAR Cathedral, in the fifth floor of typical building with lift . The building is located in the heart of the Born,near Via Laietana and Santa Caterina Mercat , near the Montcada Street, a few meters away, where the Picasso museum is located. There is a comfortable double bed in a stylish open plan to the terraza where you see the church Santa Maria del Mar . In the other floor you have a salon with sofabed and another terraza where you can dinner while you see the Cathedral.
Fabulous penthouse in the Gothic Quarter
Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain
Additional Location Information
The central location is ideal for exploring the city and to combine cultural visits to the near Picasso Museum or Santa Maria del Mar Cathedral, shopping in the most fashionable shops in the city, enjoying a mojito in one of the bars in “Paseo del Born” and also going to the near beach. But also you can rest like at home in the apartment enjoying the entertainment provided: the satellite TV, wifi internet, local free phone service, and air condition. You can also make use of the fully equipped kitchen during your stay, which has all you need to cook.
Enjoy having dinner in the terrace in front of Santa Maria del Mar Cathedral.
You can go walking to Las Ramblas and everywhere in the city but you will find also a subway and buses and taxis(5 minutes walk)
It will be a memorable vacation in Barcelona
Location Type Beach, City, Downtown
Rates shown in $ USD (Rental listed originally in EUR) (change)
|Rate Summary||$141 - $206||$154||$900 - $1,158||$0||1 night|
|Oct. 1 2012 - Dec. 15 2012||$141||-||$1,029||-||3 nights|
|Dec. 15 2012 - Jan. 7 2013||$167||-||$1,029||-||3 nights|
|Feb. 24 2013 - Mar. 1 2013
|Mar. 1 2013 - Apr. 30 2013
|May. 5 2013 - Jun. 30 2013
|Can't find rates for your travel dates? Contact the owner|
|Jul. 1 2013 - Oct. 31 2013||$180||-||-||-||1 night|
|Nov. 1 2013 - Dec. 15 2013||$141||-||$1,029||-||1 night|
|Dec. 16 2013 - Jan. 4 2014||$167||-||-||-||1 night|
|All Other Dates||$154||$154||$900||-||3 nights|
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- cleaning fee - $90 / stay - Fee
- security deposit - $193 / stay - Security Deposit
Additional notes from owner
20% advance payment with www.paypal.com
Balance to be paid the day of arrival
these prices are for two persons. Additional guest € 20 per day
the check in, check out and final cleaning cost is € 70
In the daily price it is included, water, electricity, heating, air condition , wifi internet , TV satellite, and local call phone.
check in after 21 hours € 30 - after 24 horas: € 60
check out before 8 am: € 30
AvailableUnavailable Last updated: May 22, 2013 ◀▶
What Past Guests Are Saying
We recently stayed at Flavia's penthouse and we highly recommend it for several reasons. First, the individual who met us, Angela, to provide keys, etc, is a terrific person who went out of her way to make us feel comfortable and checked on us to see how we were enjoying Barcelona.
Secondly, the location is superb. We walked many of the neighborhoods and this was our favorite by far with great restaurants, bakeries, outdoor seating, street musicians and arts shops everywhere. Simply wandering around the narrow alleys teaming with life was a blast.
Finally, the apartment, though small, is well designed making the best use of space possible. The two outdoor terraces are perfect for a snack, a glass of wine or sunbathing. This is an area with significant nightlife so there is a lot of sounds throughout the night but we found them part of the great fabric of a wonderful Barcelona neighborhood. Highly recommended!
Response from Flavia Teresa Mondoni - 05/22/2013
I am happy you enjoyed your vacation in Barcelona.Sorry for not being here during your stay but see you had a wonderful time.
thank you for all your comments about the apartment and I am happy you liked it.
I want also to thank you for having selected it and that if you come again to our city, I will be happy to have you and your family as my guests.
All the best
Amazing views and location!
We enormously enjoyed our stay in Barcelona this past March, mainly because of the great location of the place and the two balconies! Most our nights ended with a bottle of wine and some cheese on the balcony while we enjoyed our view of the stained glass from the Santa Maria cathedral. The apartment had everything you needed, great restaurants were right around the corner, and the size was perfect for a party of two. Thanks for the great visit!
Response from Flavia Teresa Mondoni - 05/01/2013
I am happy you enjoyed your stay in Barcelona.
thank you for having selected my apartment and hope next time in Barcelona, you will love to stay there again.
All my best
San Diego, CA, USA
Fantastic stay by a Gothic Church
I had been to Barcelona before, but this was a great new experience. We went to sleep seeing a faint glow through the stained glass windows of Iglesia de Santa Maria and woke to the (not too loud) sound of church bells. Also, the apartment is very close to many interesting bars and Barceloneta is not far to walk. A little pricey, but a great place to stay.
Response from Flavia Teresa Mondoni - 04/16/2013
thank you Mr. Moore for your fantastic and poetic opinion of my penthouse.
even if it was a short stay, I am happy you enjoyed your vacation in Barcelona. hope you come back again
All my best
Arcata, CA, USA
This apartment is a Gem
My wife and I stayed in Flavia's apartment for 10 days in September. We loved everything about the apartment. The location is fantastic. It is a 3 minute walk to the Picasso Museum. Lots of good restaurants in the neighborhood. We had our choice of having our morning coffee on either the bedroom or kitchen terrace. The apartment is very comfortable. The owner was very helpful with restaurant recommendations and places to see. Flavia was also a great resource for helping us plan a driving tour of the Costa Brava. We would recommend this apartment to anyone who is looking for a home away from home in the beutiful city of Barcelona.
Appartement agréable, calme, et idéalement placé. Nous avons particulièrement apprécié les deux superbes terrasses.
Seul petit bémol en hiver, le chauffe eau est un peu petit pour 4 douches.
Response from Flavia Teresa Mondoni - 01/23/2013
Hi Muriel, I am sorry the hot water was not enough for 4 persons. That is why we left an advice note to use the hot water with moderation. It is a small apartment and unfortunately we do not have a gas boiler but only an electric one.
thank you anyway for having selected my penthouse and hope you can come back again and maybe in summer.
A stunning apartment in the very heart of Barcelona
The apartment is located in a beautiful central area of Barcelona called El Born and I can't recommend it enough. It's full of tapas bars, restaurants, boutiques and cafes. The entrance to the apartment is right opposite one of the side entrances to Santa Maria del Mar - a magnificent gothic church.
The apartment itself is very interesting, as it's arranged over two floors and has two sunny terraces. We loved buying croissants in a bakery on Santa Maria del Mar square and having breakfast on the top terrace overlooking Barcelona roofs - very romantic.
Flavia and the check in guys were incredibly helpful and spoke very good English.
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Perfect neighborhood, completely comfortable apartment
My husband and I had a wonderful stay. Flavia called to offer support. Ingrid was punctual and really friendly when checking us in and out. The church bells stop between 11pm and 7am. The BFC won their match! ... All together a wonderful vacation.
The best area to stay in, live like a local.
It is absolutely worth the few extra euros to be in the premium location in Barcelona.
So many cafes and restaurants and a great street scene. We walked everywhere, even to the sangria familia because Barcelona itself is a work of art. Flavia was most courteous and helpful, she phoned to ensure we were content and I have no doubt she would have responded had there been any problem. The flat is lovely, just as shown, we loved the terraces. The bed is comfortable and the shower works very well. This apartment is best for a couple as anyone sleeping on the sofa bed would be disturbed by a person using the bathroom in the night. It would not be good for disabled persons and young children. We'd love to recommend this apartment to friends. Shop at the Carrefour on Las Ramblas for the best prices.
A good home base to explore Barcelona
We stayed in this apartment for 7 nights in May. Everything went well from check in to check out and the apartment was comfortable and quiet by Barcelona standards. The appliances, although a little dated all worked well. We especially enjoyed the large lower terrace as it was sunny for most of our stay. There are stairs in the apartment and a flight of slightly grungy stairs to the elevator on the ground floor so this may be of concern to some.
The location is also very good, close to a small supermarket and bakery, food shops, cafes bars and restaurants. There is a bike rental shop a few minutes away, a huge park and the beautiful Santa Maria del Mar church opposite. The metro is a few minutes away.
Excellent location for exploring Barcelona
The location is excellent, just across the narrow street from Santa Marie del Mar, a beautiful cathedral built in the 14th century. The penthouse was a bit difficult to find as the taxi driver finally had to call for directions, but we were met as promised and were quickly situated. Everything you need was there including a clothes washer and good Wifi. A couple of cautions - the elevator is located at the top of a flight of stairs and the bedroom is located a floor above the bathroom - meaning that anyone with mobility problems should probably shy away.
Perfect location, Perfect apartment, Perfection all around
We just returned from a wonderful week in Barcelona. The apartment was just as described and a perfect home away from home. It is situated in a great area for food and general ease of getting around the city. We slept like angels and were never bothered by the church bells. Flavia called to make sure everything was in order for us and helped us with friendly suggestions. The apartment was clean and well-appointed. We hated to leave! The terraces are a big bonus. The bed is super comfy. We used the WiFi to communicate with family back home. All in all a truly great experience.
Amazing view and great location to local sites, helpful and info
We just had a great stay at this location. It is right next to Santa Maria del Mar and a half block from Bubo, a great cafe and dessert location. We found the location to be very handy, as it is so close to the Picasso museum, the PreColumbian art museum, the historic El Correo post office, Set Portes, and Ciutadella Park. Every day we toured from this location and without fail it was scenic and central to where we were going. Lucas was our check-in and out person. He was excellent. Even though we were 45 minutes late, he materialized the moment we touched the bell and got us situated. He informed us of all the little quirks of the apartment. Check out was just as smooth, and he was one minute early, promptly supplied our deposit, and that was it. The apartment itself was simple and efficient. The living room sofa bed was more like 2 twin sized in an L shape for sleeping, since it doesn't really "fold out", so be aware, and the downstairs sliding door does not fully lock, but has a covering sliding door that rolls down to cover it, so this is not a security issue. The upstairs bedroom is spacious, The mattress is comfortable and queen-sized, be ready for the staircase to get there. It was perfect for me (on verge of 40) my son (20) and okay for my mom (64). Not recommended if you have mobility issues, or need to use a stroller for little ones, but this was all disclosed on the website in advance. The flat even has a clothes washer (no dryer) that is beyond the website description. Other reviewers have described the church bells, it is true you can definitely hear them - I was not awakened by them until 11 am, even though they start at 7 am, and end at 11 pm. Not a problem for me. You will love both terraces. Truly a lovely stay.
Response from Flavia Teresa Mondoni - 12/26/2011
thank you for your fantastic description and thank you again for having selected my apartment. I tried to call you quite a few times to see if everything was ok but never couldn't find at home. I know from Lucas that everything was ok, that the important matter.
Receive a nice Happy New Year for you and your family.
My wife and I stayed here for two weeks in November, 2011. The location is fantastic, lots of narrow walking streets, cafes & restaurants in the neighborhood (see the address, as the map location in Trip advisor is wrong).
Apartment was as described by the owner. Check-in and check-out were easy and right at the times we requested.
Drawbacks, that might concern some people - you must walk up about 20 stairs to get to the elevator. In the apartment, the bathroom is on the main floor, while the bedroom is on the 2nd floor, making nightime bathroom trips a bit challenging.
Mary and Rick
Guelph, Ontario, Canada
This was a great experience all around. Our contact with Flavia, the owner and her aide Cristian was always extremely helpful. The apartment is as good as the photos, and everything was neat and clean and functioned properly. Tons of room, and a superb view.
The location couldn't be better, as it is right beside the lovely Iglesia Santa Maria del Mar. This made it very easy to find initially, and is walking distance to most museums, galleries, etc. that you would want to see. Also, just a 15 minute stroll to the beach, where we went to spend a couple of afternoons soaking up the sun.
Thank you, Flavia and Cristian for a wonderful vacation.
Mary and Rick
Response from Flavia Teresa Mondoni - 10/02/2011
Thank you Mary and Rick, it is always a pleasure to receive wonderful compliments like yours.
I am happy that you spent a nice vacation in Barcelona.
thank you for having selected my penthouse.
Our family stayed at Flavia's penthouse apartment for 7 nights in July 2011. Everything about this experience was wonderful from the communications with Flavia to the check in and check out with Cristian. First, the apartment: The kitchen had everything we needed including a refrigerator, stove, oven, dishwasher and microwave. We had breakfast and either dinner or tapas each night on the terrace which was a wonderful. Our two children (9 and 11) shared the futon to sleep. The upstairs bedroom and terrace was a lovey respite for the adults and a chance for everyone to have some space. The best was on Saturday night when the church is lit up at night. Also the ceiling fan and air conditioning made sleeping perfect.
The location: We wanted to have a neighborhood experience and this apartment was perfect for that. There are wonderful stores nearby (including an unbelievable sausage store on the first floor) and each day we tried items from the various specialty shops. We recommend Vila Vinatecca and the grocery store next to it as well as the pastry shop just down the street. There was enough hustle and bustle to make things lively and safe however the street noise never reached the top floors. The beautiful chimes of the Santa Maria Del Mar added to the ambiance.
Getting around: Take the R2Sud train from the airport to the Franca Station and you are three blocks from the apartment. There are two Metro stops nearby (Jaume and Barceloneta) that take less than five minutes of walking. The Barceloneta beach is 10 minutes and well worth a visit. We also recommend La Bombeta in Barceloneta for bombas. Again, this was the perfect location!
Also, we highly, highly, highly recommend Cafe d'La academia for dinner. The best experience is to eat inside. It is just 6 minutes away and worth every step!
Thank you Flavia for opening up your wonderful home so others can enjoy Barcelona!
Response from Flavia Teresa Mondoni - 07/17/2011
Oh !!! Sarah,
I am astonished and very happy that my little Penthouse and Barcelona have made possible for you and your family spend a remarkable vacation.
I try to do my best as to have guest confortable and, of course when reviews are so extraordinary nice like yours, that make me do an extra effort as to have everything perfect in the apartment so guest can feel as if they were at home.
Thanks for having selected my penthouse.
All the best
Perfect location, incredible double terrace, elegant and comfy
The place is way better than the pictures suggest.
There is a huge terrace off the kitchen and another
great terrace off the the master bedroom, upstairs loft style.
The location is amazing...it is right next to the cathedral.
Great restaurants nearby, around the corner from Picasso museum free on Sundays and the Born, old town area is great to ramble around. Super close to Barri Gotic and 7 minute walk to Ramblas but super noisy and full of drunk tourists, gets old fast. Super market near by. Walk to Beach!!! The place is super quiet, elegant, brand new tv, and a super easy to use Kitchen. Flavias was very gracious allowed an early check in and an early check out to catch a flight. Best place to stay in Barcelona!!! Historic and modern!!!
Great apartment, location and staff
We just had a great stay in the penthouse flat; comfortable for 4 people, great location, very well equipped, spotlessly clean and helpful staff. We appreciated the supplies like olive oil, coffee, tea and sugar that were nice to have. You can communicate with Flavia easily before your trip via email and during your stay. The photos on the site are true. Great location on the Calle Santa Maria - next to the square and church. Wonderful to sit on the patio for morning coffee and for "happy hour" before going out for the evening. Deli right next door and supermercato just around the corner. Be sure to bring your earplugs for sleeping through the church bell chimes. Very safe area and building.
Response from Flavia Teresa Mondoni - 05/17/2011
Hi Maureen, thank you for your comments. I hope you have a safe trip home and if you should come again in the future, please do not hesitate to contact me again.
Sorry for the church chimes but they stop at 11 pm and start at 7 am. Maybe is too early to wake up in vacation but not too late for Barcelona night life. !!!!! thank you for selecting my apartment.
A beautiful and convenient place to stay
What a beautiful place to stay!
We were lucky with the February weather and enjoyed a few dinners on the main terrace in the glow of one of Santa Maria del Mar's stained glass windows, and cups of tea in the sunshine on the upstairs terrace listening to the church bells. It would have been helpful to have a little more space to dine indoors if we'd wanted to (there was seating for at least four people at the outside table, but just a ledge with two chairs in the kitchen). The bed was very comfortable and we slept well.
The location was perfect, on a pedestrian street near a plaza that's lively until quite late, but we didn't have trouble with noise. There's a fantastic sausage shop just downstairs, and Santa Catalina market and other good shopping nearby. The Picasso museum, the cathedral, the history museum of Barcelona, and the Jaume 1 metro station are just a short walk away. Franca rail station is also close by, which made it easy for us to take a day trip to Tarragona to see the Roman aqueduct.
The apartment's owner, Flavia, was great about making sure that we had everything we needed for our stay, and gave us some tips for things to do in the neighborhood.
We'll certainly want to stay here if we visit Barcelona again.