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Avinyo, 30, 08002 Barcelona Spain
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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
  • Stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
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#7 of 1,144 Specialty lodging in Barcelona
Travelers' Choice
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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Edlina Melehan wrote a review Jul 22
We stayed in 2 room with our teen girls in the heart of the Gothic Quarter. Mercat Boqueria was just a 5 mins walk, very close to Plaça de Catalunya and lots of nearby shopping. The receptionists were super friendly and very helpful in getting us taxis and printing vouchers for our tours. It was a great value for the room with a nice cold fridge, and all the kitchen necessities if you wanted to stock groceries and eat in a few meals.
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Date of stay: July 2021
Sleep Quality
MelodyLillian wrote a review Jul 4
Madrid, Spain
Beautiful boutique hotel in the heart of the gothic quarter in Barcelona. The building is stunning, our triple room was lovely with a huge double bed and a really comfortable sofa bed, the staff were super polite and really helpful and the rooftop pool was perfect! Highly recommended!
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
Room Tip: Try Benedicts for breakfast (it’s just around the corner)
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Response from Hotel- cmanager, Propriétaire at Aparthotel Arai
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Guest, We appreciate that you have shared your positive feedback. We are thrilled that everything met your expectations during your stay. Your positive feedback inspires our team to continue with their efforts to maintain the high standards of service that we set ourselves. We look forward to welcoming you back. Take care, Greg Behn, General Manager
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Rina F wrote a review Jul 4
Jerusalem, Israel
We spent 3 nights at this charming hotel in the Gothic quarter. The location is central and near the metro. The hotel is beautifully decorated in character with the surrounding area. The rooms are tasteful and spacious with every convenience and a very well equipped kitchenette with a good size fridge, microwave and electric cooker. The staff were helpful. We had a lovely Juliette balcony that when open we felt like we were in the middle of the square and when closed it was quiet and the rooms are well air conditioned.
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Date of stay: July 2021
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Response from Hotel- cmanager, Propriétaire at Aparthotel Arai
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Rina, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. 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 seeing you again. Kind regards, Greg Behn, General Manager
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Florence W wrote a review Mar 2020
Manchester, United Kingdom
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 Kingdom
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
1 Helpful vote
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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$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, Bodega Biarritz, and Señor Piña Secret Garden.
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.