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Aparthotel Arai

4.0 of 5 Avinyo 30, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Helsinki
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Stayed three nights in this beautifully hotel renovated in a very elegant way. The windows kept all, even smallest noice outside, though the streets are very narrow and do not carry trafic a lot. Excellent service from the staff! Quality beds! Would certainly recommend to anyone trying to find a centrally located hotel in this price category.

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Brooklyn, NY
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2014

We finished our recent trip to Spain with three nights in Barcelona - we stayed in the Aparthotel Arai and honestly it is one of the best hotels I have ever stayed in. The rooms are set up as apartments so you feel like you are at home - and I did want to move in. Very spacious - very... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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18 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

Sometimes people can have unrealistic expectations when there are nothing but excellent reviews posted on TripAdvisor but in this case they are warranted as the Aparthotel Arai is exceptional. From the proximity to La Rambla, Placa Catalunya, the beachfront and many of the city's beautiful architectural and cultural features it is located at the hub of all things Barcelona. The... More 

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Tampa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2013

Aparthotel Arai was totally awesome. Great and helpful staff, terrific room, small but nice workout area, nicely priced, and very conveniently located in the Gateca neighborhood a few blocks from La Rambla. Only limitations is that there are no eating/drinking facilities on site, but plenty very close by. The city was a great experience, and this hotel (and their staff)... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

I found this hotel while walking through the old town. I was staying at the Mandarin Oriental for two nights but they were full for the other nights. I cancelled our accommodation at a hotel nearby after I did a site inspection (family room - level 2) overlooking the square. The hotel only opened in Feb this year. All the... More 

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Waregem
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7 reviews 7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

this brand new hotel has a perfect location near plaza reial and the ramblas in the middle of barri gotic - the staff is extremely helpful and friendly - the rooms are beautiful with a great shower in the bathroom, we had also a kitchinette (which is rather useless in that range of hotel in my opinion) - don't hesitate... More 

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Uckfield, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

We stayed here to celebrate a very special wedding anniversary and it was an excellent choice. Right in the middle of the atmospheric and fascinating little streets of the Barri Gotic, packed with bars, restaurants and individual shops (as well as a brilliant little supermarket), Carrer d'Avinyo runs pretty much in the same direction as Las Ramblas, from the port... More 

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Wokingham, United Kingdom
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83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

A great part of Barcelona ... near the bars .. shops .. restaurants and beach. I was here on a conference and chose this hotel instead of the conference hotel. Front desk ordered taxis for me that arrived within minutes so all very easy. I booked an Executive Room and although nice, it was not as large as I had... More 

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Vienna, Austria
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2013

We stayed 4 nights, the hotel is perfect and our room was very beautiful. The bathroom is top styled and the complete hotel is very harmonious. The staff was very friendly and helpful and our next visit to Barcelona will be in this hotel again for sure :-)

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Denver, Colorado
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

We loved this hotel. Perfectly situated, beautiful restored building, great rooms, helpful staff. Our room backed up on a quiet plaza behind the hotel, and was most enjoyable. Our only regret is that we weren't able to stay longer. We'll definitely return.

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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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