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El Balcon del Born

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Carrer Rera Palau 2, Primero 2a, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
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    5 of 5 stars
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Johannesburg, South Africa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our stay at the Balcon del Born was amazing, we could not imagine better, the property is tastefully decorated, clean, comfortable and bright. One of the best points is the warm and friendly treatment of the staff which we had not ever received in our trips around the world. In this B&B we could feel the positive atmosphere, which makes... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved El Balcon del Born so much last summer that we could'n't stay anywhere else when we turned to Barcelona over Thanksgiving Break. We brought our friends with us and they were a little skeptical because they never stayed at a B&B before, like most Americans. They will tell you now it was their favorite part of our trip... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After seeing all the wonderful reviews, I was very keen to stay at El Balcon del Born, which was the last stop on our wonderful two-week Spanish honeymoon. It did not fail us. From the get-go, this charming B&B won us over. The only hiccup was trying to find the place. With no signage, I had to call Roberto for... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This place has all the charm you hope to find in an old European B&B. My wife did extensive research looking for a place for us and our daughter to stay in Barcelona. Our priorities were: A nice old building that hasn't had the charm remodeled out, convenient location in the gothic quarter, clean and safe and well-run. El Balcon... More 

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Rome, Italy
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3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

We were so delighted with friendly Pablo and Anna that is difficult to express it in few words. We felt welcomed since the very first minute we got to El Balcon. Location is perfect if you like to be in el Born, it is an area full of history, nice restaurants, night life and chic shops. And only 10 minutes... More 

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Nuneaton, United Kingdom
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

Absolutely loved this place! The host was really nice and the location is great. It was my first time in Barcelona and I was so pleased we stayed in this neighbourhood rather than the busy tourist area of Las Ramblas. It's situated about 2 minute walk from the metro station and in walking distance from the beach and las Ramblas.... More 

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

I stayed there with group of 8 friends, so we had the whole apartment to ourselves. The place is very tasteful, clean and has all the practical facilities you might need during your stay. Roberto who was our point of contact is beyond helpful and very friendly. The list they have prepared for restaurant suggestions and city visits is more... More 

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31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 via mobile

Its amazing to come back, and find that the place still have a very high standard. And El Balcon do have, as a B and B, a very high standard. And the people who runs it are just amazing. A very big thanks to Anna, Roberto and Pablo for being so friendly and service minded. A lot can learn from... More 

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

if you would like to stay on a very good location in Barca in a cozy charming place then this is the place for you. The atmosphere is really nice and the service is great. Pablo is a very kind host who is also very helpful. It was a pleasure to stay here.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We had a lovely 5 night stay in El Balcon del Born. It is a lovely old apartment with many original features. We had a room with a balcony which was nice to sit out on in the afternoon and early evening. The breakfast is good and the hosts friendly and very helpful. The location is great for getting around... More 

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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): $
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
El Balcon Del Born Hotel Barcelona
El Balcon Del Born Barcelona, Catalonia

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El Born / La Ribera
The labyrinth that is El Born becomes most apparent the moment you turn down one of its side streets. But this is one of the few labyrinths you might actually enjoy losing your way in. After all, there are few places that live and breathe such exciting energy regardless of the time of day. This neighborhood seamlessly transcends the old and new parts of the city, reflected in its vast array of restaurants ranging from fancy Michelin-star establishments to trendy fusion restaurants. Here you'll find historical and cultural attractions such as the popular Picasso Museum and the Gothic cathedral La Santa Maria del Mar, where you just might be able to catch a traditional Catalan wedding.