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DestinationBCN Apartment Suites
Ronda Universitat 11, 08007 Barcelona, Spain   |  
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Ranked #13 of 706 Specialty Lodging in Barcelona
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Fabulous”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2013 via mobile

Great way to stay in Barcelona. We came to visit our daughter who is studying abroad and decided to stay in an apartment. It was great. We stayed in the Ghost Apartment. It was spacious and bright. The photos on the website truly depict the inside of the apartment. The location was perfect. Very close to Plaza Cataluña and Las Ramblas. When we arrived Mikelos showed us around the apartment and gave us great tips of where to go and eat. I only wish that Destination BCN would be in every city I visit.

Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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Napa, California, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

My husband and I spent a week in this apartment celebrating our honeymoon, and we couldn't have made a better choice! The apartment was beautifully furnished and the roof-top deck, with the small waiting pool, was to die for! I would recommend this apartment to any couple looking for a romantic experience in Barcelona....we are still dreaming about sipping Cava on the roof deck, and showering in the upstairs open-air bathroom!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Wellington, New Zealand
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2013

We stayed in these apartments for a week on our first ever visit to Barcelona, from NZ. Fantastic location, generous spaces, beautiful decor and Anne was very friendly and welcoming on arrival. Their list of recommended eating spots and things to do was fabulous - every one a winner! I highly recommend DestinationBCN Apartments!

Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Brussels
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2013

We stayed in the Fidji apartment for a few nights in February 2013. The reservation was made on line and we had contact by phone and email, which was equally fine. Upon arrival at Barcelona airport we took a taxi, as we were tired, however, we could have taken the airport bus to the city and get off at Plaza Catalunya which is about 200m away.

Location Location Location
Without a doubt, the building where DestinationBCN apartments is located is great. It is ideal for a city trip, as it's centrally located with easy access to bus stops, metro and a short walking distance to bars, restaurants and for doing shopping. On Plaza Catalunya there is also a big tourist office and of course that is where La Rambla starts. The numerous supermarkets nearby also make it easy to find food supplies. We got a nice and warm welcome by Anne and found the apartment to be in impeccably clean condition. Anne also gave us tips on restaurants, supermarkets and was well acquainted with the area.

Fidgi is well equipped to house upto 4 people, say a family of 2 parents + 2 kids. We were only 2 adults and the size of this one-bedroom apartment was just great. There are all the amenities, although a filter coffee machine might just be more useful than the small coffee perculator. There was even coffee, tea, sugar, oil and vinegar, as well as washing liquids. We found a bottle of champagne and oranges offered for free upon arrival, which was very kind.

The Fidji is situated in the back of the building and the noisy main street in front cannot be heard, which was excellent. However, the actual noise isolation of the building is so poor that we would be awaken in the early morning hours by someone taking a shower or walking up and down. It could either be from the apartment next door or the hostel uptairs. It was not a big problem all of the time, but it did happen a few times and .... losing your sleep can be so disappointing when on holiday. We signalled this to our contact point on the last day, not to complain but to inform her and she explained that it might be due to a group occupying some of the apartments who were attending one of the numerous big conferences for which Barcelona is renown. In any event, this disruption did not seriously disrupt our holiday and we left in a good spirit. We might be back again with some more friends to discover a bit more of the lovely city of Barcelona and to meet more of its lovely people.

Room Tip: If you prefer peace and quiet ask for a room at the back.
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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AnneBarcelona, Manager at DestinationBCN Apartment Suites, responded to this review, March 13, 2013
Dear Vicky,

Thank you for your feedback. It was a pleasure having you stay with us at DestinationBCN.
Sincere apologies for the noise that you seemed to have experienced during your time at our Figi apartment. We would like to add that this isn't commonplace at all and we will definitely monitor closely. We look forward to possibly seeing you and your friends again in the near future.

Kind regards,
Anne
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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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61 reviews 61 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2013

Our airport taxi pulled up near the University Gardens into Place Catalunya in classy Eixample, the Gothic or Barri Gothic district of Barcelona. Soon the five of our family wheeled our luggage to the elevator. The lift looked old and small. And we had to make three trips to get all our things in. The surroundings looked like it was a student’s hostel. As we were hoisted up, past offices, to the third floor, we wondered if we had made the right choices in accommodation.

Then presto! Everything changed as we stepped into the apartment, Tengujo. The Destination BCN rep, a smart, pretty girl, Patricia greeted us with fruit and champagne, maps and suggestions for eating out and moving around. She walked us through the flat. The wife, son and I were to use this flat as our base for the next four days, while our daughter and husband stayed in another, adjoining flat.

Tengujo was ‘design-laden with beautiful details, spacious and light’. The apartment was right in the centre of the city in a Modernista (Art Nouveau) building. There was a charming wooden deck on the terrace, palm trees, out-door shower, and nice views. The flat had a large double-bed and bath, open kitchen with a fridge, bar stacked with choice local wine and other refreshment, washing machine, TV area with books giving interesting information on Barcelona. So enamored where we with the set-up, that we postponed a 'town-visit' by hanging around on the deck with a nice bubbly and enjoying the moment. A perfect start for a family holiday!

We paid Euro 175 per night for two plus clearing fee of Euro 50 and 8 per cent VAT. It was well worth it. The apartment (www.destinationbcn.com/tengujo.htm) is centrally located with many eateries, bars and departmental stores near by. It’s a great base for walking or short taxi-ride to the city’s trendy tapas/bars/restaurants such as Paco Meralgo, Des Palillos, Ciudad Condial Cerveceria and La Govina, and Barcelona’s attractions such as La Rambla, the beach, the 14th century Cathedral La Seu, the erstwhile Roman town of Barcino, La Sagrada Family, Casa Batilo, Casa Mila, Palau de la musica and other Gaudi inspired Modernista buildings, Camp Nou – Barcelona soccer stadium and museum, Torre Agbar and other examples of futuristic, ‘fantastically expressive architecture’.

Best time to visit: The port-side Catalonian capital has a mild Mediterranean climate, making it a year-round delight for visitors to its ‘colorful array of cultural delights and natural beauty’. In late spring and early summer, there is much tourist rush (and consequently higher prices in rooms, etc.,). We were there in May when the weather was warm, less humid. The clear skies and conditions made it ideal for moving around, and taking pictures.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Harrogate
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2013

Stayed in Ghost apartment with my husband and 2 small children over Christmas. Our second stay with DestinationBCN. The apartment is spacious, stylish, comfortable and a pleasure to stay in. The location is fantastic, and there is so much on your doorstep (Supermarket, Bakery, Restaurants etc..) It's location is central but the apartment is extremely quiet and we all slept well.
My 2 sons had their own bedroom/ bathroom which worked well. Once again great customer service through booking/ arrival. Would recommend to anyone looking for a quiet, stylish central place to stay. The lift is small so we had to do 2 trips with the pushchairs but this was a small price to pay for everything else been spot on.

Room Tip: Ghost - family friendly, quiet, comfortable
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Ont
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

We selected the DestinationBCN Tengujo apartment for the week we spent in Barcelona. The location was perfect, on the border of the Exiample and the Gothic areas. It was an easy walk to all the sights, and the metro was at our doorstep if we desired. The apartment was on the top floor of the building at the back (not facing the street) so it was quiet at night. However, the roof top deck ran the length of the building so we could view the street and the skyline if we wished. The apartment was clean, nicely furnished and well equipped. The towels and sheets were good quality and the beds were comfortable. The BCN staff were excellent, meeting us at the agreed upon times, arranging taxis and providing a list of recommended restaurants that were excellent. I would make arrangements with DestinationBCN again if I were traveling to Barcelona.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Ronda Universitat 11, 08007 Barcelona, Spain
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Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 706 Specialty Lodging in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
DestinationBCN apartments offer both short and long-term boutique accommodation in the neighborhoods of Eixample, Barri Gotic and Borne - the buzzing heart of Barcelona, Spain. The apartments are uniquely furnished with sleek, contemporary furniture and handpicked items and provide a luxurious alternative to hotels in the city. From private roof terraces to refreshing plunge pools and a well-stocked kitchen, each is a private sanctuary and a home away from home. ... more   less 
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