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El Balcon del Born

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Louisville, Kentucky
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2013

If you like staying in B & B you will love this. The staff was exceptional. Rooms were clean and had a great view. Yummy breakfast and Anna worked like a travel agent. She gave us restaurant tips and information about the local area. We only had 3 days but with the tourist bus for two days, we were able... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2013

First time to Barcelona and staying at El Balcon Del Born. I chose this place because of the reviews and we were not disappointed. Pablo is very friendly and helpful. Did not get to meet Ana but we were welcomed by Roberto who was equally friendly and spent time advising of the sights to see pointing things out on the... More 

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Miami, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

My husband and I spent a lovely week in early April with Pablo in his upstairs property (Anna, who is also lovely, was running the property downstairs). Barcelona was fabulous, but one of our favorite parts of every day was sitting and talking with Pablo over breakfast. When making our reservation, we picked between two rooms and asked for the... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013 via mobile

The location of El Balcon was really a great location, easy access to the Metro, the main sites, restaurants, beach, etc. That was a huge plus and Anna and staff were extremely friendly and helpful. Can't say enough about that. Breakfasts were simple but very nice. Our room was small, but had a balcony which we loved and used every... More 

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Kingston, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2013

My husband, daughter, mother-in-law and myself stayed last month at this wonderful B&B. Roberto was there to greet us, very welcoming and informative about the accommodation, restaurants and activities. We loved the charming rooms and the balconies overlooking the square. We met the charming Anna the next morning, while enjoying a lovely a breakfast. Highly recommended.

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Westlake, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

The coolest part of being here is that you can access anything in Barcelona while feeling a part of the Catalan culture. This plus you get to meet amazingly kind Pablo who is from Barcelona and Anna who understands the traveler experience as she came 20+ years ago and stayed. Within a 5-10 minute walk you can access transit train,... More 

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Zurich, Switzerland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

We spent a few days at El Bacon del Baron and a great time. The location could not be any better...and the host was extremely friendly and supportive...his tips (restaurants, bars etc) were very, very good. Our room was quiet small, but very clean and and the whole floor has just been renovated. So also the shared bathrooms were very... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2013

Me & my husband needed quick break and decided to go to Barcelona for 3 days. I chose El Balcon del Born purely on Trip Advisor reviews and ratings, and I didn't regret it at all. As soon as we booked our B&B (via email) we received a confirmation email containing all needed information (how to get there from the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

We stayed in Room 1 for 3 nights mainly after reading the reviews on here, and I can honestly say every review is correct, from the huge welcome you receive from the outset of your visit, to the almost shabby shic, fashionable accommodation. The rooms and bathrooms are very clean, bright, airy and exactly as you see it on the... More 

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Berlin, Germany
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2013

El Balcon del Born suits your perfect if you're in the city of Barcelona just for a couple of days. You are directly in heart of everything and you've a very good connection to all the places that make Barcelona so special. It's incredible clean and Pablo is an amazing host. He helps you every time with special tips to... More 

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Staying in El Born / La Ribera

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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.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free Internet
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  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Self-Serve Laundry
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 

Additional Information about El Balcon del Born

Address: Carrer Rera Palau 2, Primero 2a, 08003 Barcelona, Spain
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > El Born / La Ribera
Price Range: $94 - $149 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 5
Also Known As:
El Balcon Del Born Hotel Barcelona
El Balcon Del Born Barcelona, Catalonia
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