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4 Bedrooms, 5 Bathrooms, Sleeps 10
Barcelona, Catalonia

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Angie W
Carlisle
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15 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Amazing way to stay in Barcelona!”
Reviewed October 29, 2013 for a stay in October 2013
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I have just arrived back from an amazing stay aboard the Elmo T.

I don't know where to start as it was a truly superb weekend.

We were a group of 3 couples

I booked direct with Sergio who took a deposit via paypal and the balance was paid on arrival. Sergio arranged a taxi to pick us up at the airport (€35 each way for 6 of us) and take us to the yacht which is in a secured marina close to La Ramblas in Barcelona.

He was unable to meet us there so arranged for his sister to meet us who showed us round & he met us later to show us things in more detail.

The yacht has 4 ensuite bedrooms, 3 doubles, 1 with bunk beds, all were airconditioned (though 2 didn't work - which wasn't such a problem at the end of October & Sergio was trying his best to rectify it). There was a kitchen with full sized american fridge freezer, a hob, dishwasher, microwave and oven and on the top deck there was a grill. There was (english) sky TV in the main living area and in the master bedroom for those wanting it. Outside there was a large seating area with a table and on the top deck there was another table and seating area and a cushioned area with room to sunbathe.

As you'd expect in any good holiday rental there were ample towels and all the usual kitchen/dining utensils and equipment.

There are 2 small supermarkets within walking distance for your supplies, one is at the bottom of La Ramblas (quickest way is out of gate, turn right and over footbridge) and the other is towards Bareceloneta (turn left out of gate over footbridge and right towards Museum and sort of diagonally across road in front of you)

There are a few restaurants in the Port Vell Complex, we had a nice lunch in the 'Sweet' on the terrace, but with most restaurants, you pay a premium for sitting outside so take note of the small print!

You can also get on the open top bus trips from the Port Vell complex which is a great way to see the city, as is the cable car - but be prepared for a bit of a queue for that one & don't forget your camera!

All in all it was an amazing way to stay in Barcelona, we also had a sneaky look at 'Beyond The Sea' one of the other Yachts that Sergio rents out, it is out of this world & perfect if there are 10/12 people going, but I would definitely visit the Elmo T again, how often is it you can live the millionaires lifestyle for a very reasonable price!

Oh and if you book, be prepared to be 'papped' by the open topped tourist buses that go past!!

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Liked best: Everything - it was perfect
Liked least: nothing at all!
Traveling group: Friends
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Faithalic...
London
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“An unforgettable weekend care of Elmo-T”
Reviewed October 15, 2013 for a stay in October 2013
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person found this review helpful

We had a great time seeing the sights in Barcelona but what really made our weekend so awesome and memorable was staying on the Elmo-T. We we're a group of 3 couples celebrating a significant birthday and had such a laugh chilling out together on the yacht; the girls getting ready together, sunbathing on the front of the boat together or sitting on the top deck for a late night poker session.
I would highly recommend staying on the Elmo-T and to top it off you get to deal with the gorgeous Sergio! What's not to like??!!

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Liked best: Playing cards and sipping cocktails on the top deck
Liked least: Having to go home
Traveling group: Friends
Your age range 25-34
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Julie D
Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
2 reviews
“Our stay was absolutely fantastic and we definitely didn't want to leave”
Reviewed October 15, 2013 for a stay in October 2013

We booked this yacht as a suprise for my friends 60th birthday, we were a group of girls aged from mid 20's to 60 and everyone had a fantastic time. The photos of the yacht are amazing and we did wonder whether it would be like the photos in reality and I can confirm that the yacht exceeded our expecations, it was immaculate and very spacious The location was fabulous too and Sergio was extremely helpful with taxi's and resturant reservations etc, nothing was too much trouble. We are already planning our next visit...

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Liked best: The condition of the property and the location
Liked least: I can't fault anything
Traveling group: Friends
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Ed130913
Harpenden, United Kingdom
1 review
“Pay for a hotel near the marina? Don't be daft...stay on a yacht!”
Reviewed September 16, 2013 for a stay in September 2013

Seriously, it is cheaper to stay on a yacht than get a hotel in such a great location, and you get the benefit of socialising space as well.

A brief review: Beautiful yacht, clean, comfortable beds, plenty room even for 6 blokes, 3 of which were over 6"3. Showers were good as well, which I didn't expect. There's an ice machine on board, and two fridges for beer/wine. Plenty of music systems. Loads of TVs, but we never turned them on. There are cooking facilities, but we were only there for the weekend so ate out. Plenty of seating space, both inside and out on the upper deck; great for having a pre-drink drink!

For the more romantically inclined, the double rooms have partially mirrored ceilings. Not such a turn-on for six blokes sharing, however!

The area is very secure, with 24 hour guards and locked gates. There is also a safe onboard for the valuables. Wifi availability courtesy of the yacht club if you wish it.

Quiet area as there are no pubs or clubs nearby. Easy eating establishments directly across the road on the big marina if you so wish, and a small "super" market across the bridge, about 5 minutes away.

Sergio is a very nice bloke, and looked after us well. He's on hand to deal with any issues quickly, not that we had any. We would definitely choose a yacht over a hotel again.

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Liked best: Nice and relaxing. Roll out of bed and then crash onto the sunbathing mats upstairs to relax some more!
Liked least: Nothing
Traveling group: Friends
Your age range 35-49
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keebsEsse...
essex
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Brilliant find”
Reviewed July 26, 2013 for a stay in July 2013
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We stayed on board Elmo-T for three nights in July to celebrate my sons 30th birthday and what a brilliant find it was. The location was perfect, The beach, Las Ramblas, the metro and a supermarket to buy our supplies from was all a few minutes walk away.
The Yacht was well equipped for all our needs and we felt very secure as it was within the gated marina.
I can't recommend this Yacht enough it was far better than I could have imagined and Sergio the man that looks after it was there to greet us on our arrival and was at the end of the phone if we needed him and was full of information.
If you want some thing a bit different to celebrate a special occasion you wont go wrong with Elmo-T

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Liked best: The fact it was so different
Traveling group: Extended Family
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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed June 10, 2013 for a stay in June 2013
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jaynerssi...
Belfast, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great experience in the heart of Barcelona”
Reviewed October 1, 2012 for a stay in September 2012
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people found this review helpful

We stayed on Elmo-T for the weekend for a friend's birthday. It was simply a fantastic experience. The yacht was beautiful and in a prime location. It sleeps 8 very comfortably and is very secure. We have no complaints and would definetly return for another long weekend.
Thanks to Sergio who could not have been more helpful, he booked restaurants for us and helped us with taxis.
Definetly an unforgettable experience

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Liked best: The very different experience of holidaying on a yacht
Liked least: Could not find a fault
Traveling group: Friends
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