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Aparthotel Arai
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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Updated 06/16/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 06/16/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#6 of 1,111 Specialty lodging in Barcelona
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Ideally located in the heart of Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter, alongside the city’s essential sights and cultural attractions, the Hotel Arai is in an historic 18th Century building
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Rooftop terrace
Baggage storage
24-hour front desk
Dry cleaning
Pool / beach towels
Rooftop pool
Outdoor pool
Currency exchange
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
Laundry service
Self-serve laundry
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Room features
Soundproof rooms
Air conditioning
Private balcony
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Bath / shower
Seating area
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
Good to know
Historic Hotel
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, French, Spanish, Catalan and 2 more
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Florence W wrote a review Mar 2020
Manchester, United Kingdom37 contributions68 helpful votes
This hotel is beautiful inside and out. An old palace it still has original wall paintings. Large rooms with beautiful bathrooms. Ours had a balcony looking over a busy square and into the streets. Central position so convenient for going everywhere. Staff very friendly and helpful - we stayed here twice in a couple of months.
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Date of stay: May 2019
2 Helpful votes
Response from Hotel-cmanager, Greg Behn, General Manager at Aparthotel Arai
Responded Mar 16, 2020
Dear Florence, Thank you for such a positive review. Your kind words and continued loyalty are much appreciated, and your satisfaction is our greatest reward! It is great to know that you had an awesome time with us and appreciated our unique decor. We are also happy to know our convenient location was perfect for you. All of the team hope to have the opportunity of welcoming you back in the future. Best regards, Greg Behn, General Manager
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Michal B wrote a review Feb 2020
London, United Kingdom17 contributions18 helpful votes
We loved the family room(s)- spacious adjoining spaces, large windows, comfortable bedding and great decor. We even had a small kitchen facility in the room (hob, microwave, crockery etc!). Very handy with children. The location is fabulous, right in the gothic quarter, within easy walking distance of many attractions, and lovely strolls wherever you turn. We even got to enjoy the roof terrace, an unexpected delight in February. We managed to catch much needed sun, and one of us even ventured a swim!!! The rooms are very quiet and easy to ventilate. The staff downstairs were always helpful and patient. No breakfast room, but room service available in the mornings. We had no need of that, as the area offers so many nice cafes. Thank you for making our stay so relaxing and pleasant!
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from Hotel-cmanager, Greg Behn, General Manager at Aparthotel Arai
Responded Feb 21, 2020
Dear Michal, Thank you for taking the time to share your review of your stay at Aparthotel Arai, Barcelona, The comfort and well-being of our guests are of the utmost importance to us, so we are delighted that everything met your expectations during your stay, from our well-equipped apartments and convenient location to our relaxing facilities. Thank you for also sharing your kind comments about our team who work hard to ensure that we deliver the best service and always meet your expectations. We hope to see you again. Kind regards, Greg Behn, General Manager
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Ben wrote a review Feb 2020
Kingman, Arizona6 contributions
This hotel is literally a renovated palace, conveniently located in the beautiful and historic Gothic Quarter. Surrounded by over a thousand years of history and less than two blocks from both the remnants of the original Roman walls and the famous La Rambla area, you really feel like you are experiencing the heart of Barcelona. It's an easy walk to many historical and entertainment points of interest, and to cabs and transit to take you anywhere else you could want to go in the city. The staff were polite and professional, without being intrusive. After coming in from the hubbub and hustle of the busy city streets where everyone is trying to sell you something, it's nice to experience their friendly greeting but courteous respect for your privacy - but they were always there if we needed something. The decor can't be criticized. You definitely know you're staying in a several hundred year old palace, but with modern conveniences that they managed to install without interfering with the overall atmosphere. Overall, definitely a 5 star experience. I've been to Barcelona three times, and this was my first time staying at the Arai. I would definitely do so again.
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Date of stay: January 2020
Response from Hotel-cmanager, Greg Behn, General Manager at Aparthotel Arai
Responded Feb 9, 2020
Dear Guest, Thank you for positively reviewing your time at Aparthotel Arai, Barcelona. We truly appreciate you for sharing your kind comments. This has put a smile on my face for the rest of the evening! It was a pleasure to have you. The team and I are so happy we could make your stay so great. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next stay. My kindest regards, Greg Behn, General Manager
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Marco Noom wrote a review Feb 2020
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Lovely hotel with apartment facilities in the small alleyways of the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona. Stayed here with my oldest daughter and we had an amazing time and the location is awesome with lots of little shop's, bars and restaurant. This made our stay very special!! Hope to be back soon...
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Date of stay: February 2020
Response from Hotel-cmanager, Greg Behn, General Manager at Aparthotel Arai
Responded Feb 5, 2020
Dear Marcon, Thank you for sharing your feedback. We are glad that you and your daughter had such a nice stay with us, and we appreciate your kind mention of our ideal location. It is a boost for us every time we receive such a message of satisfaction from a recent guest. We look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit. Kind regards, Greg Behn, General Manager
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Mark P wrote a review Feb 2020
12 contributions4 helpful votes
We stayed at the Aparthotel Arai following a cruise. The property is even better in person than the beautiful photos online. The location in the Gothic area allows you to walk to the harbor or to walk and see several sites nearby. There are so many great dining choices within walking distance, and you can get to La Rambla in less than a 5 minute walk. We arrived a little early and the staff graciously held our bags while we found a snack, visited a cathedral, and returned. I wish we could have stayed here longer. Book this option and you'll thank yourself.
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Date of stay: January 2020
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Response from Hotel-cmanager, Greg Behn, General Manager at Aparthotel Arai
Responded Feb 5, 2020
Dear Mark, Thank you for such a positive review. We are so pleased to know that your recent stay with us was a good experience and that you found us to be of good value with a privileged location close to many attractions. We hope to welcome you again for another pleasant stay. All the best. Greg Behn, General Manager
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$173 - $311 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
SpainCataloniaProvince of BarcelonaBarcelonaCiutat Vella (Old Town) / Barrio Gòtico (Barri Gòtic) / El Congrés i els Indians
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Frequently Asked Questions about Aparthotel Arai
Which popular attractions are close to Aparthotel Arai?
Nearby attractions include Gothic Quarter (Barri Gotic) (0.1 miles), Basílica de Santa Maria del Mar (0.3 miles), and Sandemans New Europe - Barcelona (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Aparthotel Arai?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, a pool, and a fitness center.
Which room amenities are available at Aparthotel Arai?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and air conditioning.
What food & drink options are available at Aparthotel Arai?
Guests can enjoy free instant coffee during their stay.
What are some restaurants close to Aparthotel Arai?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pizzeria Da Nanni Barcelona, Swiit, and Bodega Biarritz.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Aparthotel Arai?
Yes, guests have access to a pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Is Aparthotel Arai located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.5 miles away from the center of Barcelona.
Are any cleaning services offered at Aparthotel Arai?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Aparthotel Arai?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, and Catalan.
Are there any historical sites close to Aparthotel Arai?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Basílica de Santa Maria del Mar (0.3 miles), Reial Monestir de Santa Maria de Pedralbes (3.4 miles), and Ciutat Vella (0.2 miles).
Is Aparthotel Arai accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.