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Aparthotel Arai

4.0 of 5 Avinyo 30, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
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    5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

What a find, great location right in the heart of the Gothic Quarter, close to so many nice bars and restaurants the location was spot on. Rooms & Decor is very good blending modern with the traditional bare brick and exposed beams, our room was very spacious with several floor to ceiling windows over looking George Orwell plaza. The staff... More 

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Oslo, Norway
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

In a small and narrow passage in Barcelonas Barri Gotic, you can have the luxury of a small apartment in a real palace with all the modern fascillities you need like a small kitchen and a luxurious bathroom with a terrific shower. The welcome by the staff was both warm, personal and serviceminded and you were made to feel very... More 

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DireccionDerbyHotels, Director General at Aparthotel Arai, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your feedback and for all your comments of your stay and we celebrate that you really enjoyed your stay with us. Regarding to the George Orwell square I would like to mantion that all our rooms are soundproof but I take very good note of your comments. On the other hand let me... More 

London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

For a long weekend, Arai is in an excellent location in the Gothic quarter. It is in easy walking distance of the old town, Barceloneta and port areas. The staff could not have been more helpful. They were willing and able to help with every question we had and all spoke excellent English. Our modern room was large and very... More 

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Belle Mead, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We found this hotel through trip advisor. First time in Barcelona. The hotel was in the gothic quarter. The accomodations were excellent. The room was "cool" with woodbeamed ceilings and a nice leather couch. Modern, boutique field. Windows opened up to courtyard. My wife and I enjoyed it and would recommed it. It was worth the price.

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Toronto, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We booked through Travelocity. What attracted us to this property was the on-site staff. Last time we booked an apartment we wasted a lot of time trying to connect with the owner representative. This time we could walk in and check in just like that. Not all rooms at this property have kitchenettes, but ours did. It was just right... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked this hotel for my partner and I having done a lot of searching. So happy we did. The hotel does not have a bar or restaurant but this is not an issue as you are in the heart of the gothic quarter so you have plenty on your doorstep. There is a nespresso coffee machine in all the rooms... More 

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Golden, Colorado
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed at the Aparthotel Arai last year, and enjoyed it. We stayed again this year, in October, and our experience was very different. We booked 3 nights, prepaid, online, and selected a rate that included breakfast each morning. We planned to fly to Barcelona from Italy, where we were staying for a few nights before that.... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Arai Aparthotel was a gem find in a great location steps from Plaza Real and Las Ramblas. Enjoyed a great room (#31) which had two large glass doors that opened to the plaza behind the property. Would stay again when next in Barcelona.

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Brussels, Belgium
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel is very nice, people very polite and kind. However, the price/quality is not good because they dont have kitchen and its not possoble to have a continental breakfast. In general hotel in this category has continental breakfast.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2014

Just returned from 5 nights in the Arai. It is perfectly located in the heart of the gothic quarter of the Old Town. If you are not familiar with this area of Barcelona, I should explain that the local streets are mainly for pedestrians because they are so narrow. If you order a taxi in this region, you will need... More 

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Address: Avinyo 30, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
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Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Aparthotel Arai 4*
Number of rooms: 32
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