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El Balcon del Born

Carrer Rera Palau 2, Primero 2a, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
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El Balcon del Born
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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    5 of 5 stars
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I would highly recommend this B&B for serveral reasons but the hosts are the best. This little B&B situated in an ideal central location (close to beach, shops and restaurants and ramblas) is clean, comfortable and stylishly decorated. I booked via email as my first trip as a single traveller and the owners and their staff had drawn up a... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

El Balcon is well located in the El Born district of Barcelona. There are no rooms with attached bathroom and there are 2 bathrooms in the house in total. The hosts were gracious and helpful in giving lot of local information in walking distance.

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Wiltshire, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just enjoyed our third visit to El Balcon del Born. It's a fantastic B&B in a superb location within easy access to all the main attractions in Barcelona and also lots of little hidden gems; you discover something new each time you visit. The B&B has lovely rooms, comfortable beds, good continental breakfast, very clean and tidy, with charming little... More

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Sydney, Australia
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The second stop on our honeymoon and Roberto made us feel so welcome. From the 30 minute thorough tour and walkthough of eateries and attaractions of the surrounding areas we knew we made the right choice. Tomic kept the rooms and house emaculate and was always ready to answer questions and assist when Roberto was not around (which was not... More

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San Diego, CA
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7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We are just wrapping up our stay at El Balcon del Born and I had to write this review before leaving. First, the location is excellent. Second, we felt like we were in our own home. The hospitality is so warm and the staff were helpful, friendly and genuinely good people. We had the smallest room and access to two... More

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Stamford Bridge, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

We were a group of 10 that inhabited the whole place and were made very welcome for our 5 night stay. Our hosts always obliging & helpful. Comfortable beds, nice and clean, with a breakfast to remember every morning. Team that up with a good ambiance and location - what more could you want?. Would definitely recommend it to my... More

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York, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Totally agree with John C, explorer1970 & Kerstin Z. We took six rooms, two of which had on suite bathrooms Our hosts made us fell very much at home & could not have been more friendly & helpful. We had a great time & will return if we get the chance

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Scarborough, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

The staff at this B&B could not have been more friendly and helpful. Ideally situated the accommodation was clean with real character and the breakfast was plentiful. I was with a group of friends and we took over the whole floor which made the experience extra special.

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Croydon, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

From first email contact to the time we left, El Balcon del Born cannot be praised more! Pablo came to find us as we couldn't quite find the entrance, he welcomed us with an ice cold beer and map filled with lots of ideas, restaurants, recommendations, tips and directions. He tried to change a booking we had for a restaurant,... More

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Regensburg, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

We loved it! Located in El Born, but at a quiet little plaza, it is the perfect place to stay. The team does everything for making you happy. One bathroom for 2 rooms is absolutely no problem, because everything is so well kept and cleaned up every day. Many thanks again to Anna, Tomek and Roberto - you are wonderful!

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Address: Carrer Rera Palau 2, Primero 2a, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
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Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Also Known As:
El Balcon Del Born Hotel Barcelona
El Balcon Del Born Barcelona, Catalonia

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EL BALCÓN DEL BORN BARCELONAis a guest house just in the centre of Barcelona, in Born, a district with distinctive cafés,bars, restaurants… where many artist live. It's a 5 minutes walk to The Cathedral del Mar or the Picasso Museum, and 10 minutesto Las Ramblas or the Barceloneta beaches. We have a house with 5 bedrooms. One has its own bathroom (suite) and the othersshare one bathroom every two rooms. All the rooms including the dining room have an exterior balcony, and therefore plentyof light.Rates per night for one or two people:Room 1 (El Palau): Our biggest room, with 20 square meters. The room has a kingsize bed or two twin beds and an exterior balcony facing the pedestrian street ReraPalau. 95 €Room 2 (Els Encants): An ample room with its own bathroom (suite) and anexterior balcony facing the street Rera Palau. 100 €Room 3 (La Ribera): Spacious room with a king size bed or two twin beds. Exteriorbalcony to the square El Tripó. 90 €Room 4 (El Racó): Our smallest and coziest room, with a double bed and a balconywith a double view, one side facing the square Plaça de les Olles and the other sidefacing the street Rera Palau. 80 €Room 5 (Les Olles): Spacious room with a king size bed or two twin beds and anexterior balcony facing the square Plaça de les Olles. 90 €The prices include continental breakfast, towels, bathrobes, hairdryer, wifi andhouskeeping. Optional service (extra cost): LaundryOnce you arrive, please pay for your whole stay with us in cash. We do not accept creditcards.You will have your own keys, so a 20 € guarantee deposit is required. You will get itback when you return the keys.Check-in : 3 pmCheck-out: 12 amHow to get there:El Balcón del Born is located almost right in front of the train station Estació deFrança. FROM THE BARCELONA AIRPORT, TERMINAL 2:· By train (the cheapest way to get there): Take the train (Renfe) at the airport andstop at Passeig de Gràcia. Once you get there, take the train that goes to Estacióde França on the very same platform. Get out of the station and cross the avenue;four blocks down you will find the street Carrer Rera Palau.· By bus: Take the Aerobús and get off at Plaza Catalunya (30 minutes). Fromthere, it’s a 5 to 10 minutes taxi ride, depending on the traffic.· By taxi: It’s a 25 minutes taxi ride from the airport. FROM THE BARCELONA AIRPORT, TERMINAL 1:Take the bus that connects with Terminal 2 to get the train that will take youdowntown, take the Aerobús that will take you to Plaza Catalunya, or just take ataxi.! IF YOU COME BY CAR:There is a car park next to the Guest House (Plaça Comercial) that charges 23,15euros per 24 hours (the price is subject to changes in the policy of the car parkcompany). ... more   less 
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