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“great family room in perfect location”
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Aparthotel Arai
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9 reviews
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“great family room in perfect location”
Reviewed August 19, 2013

Perfect place for family or couple. Plaza across the street great people watching. Close to everything. Pool on rooftop small but nice place to relax and cool off on hot days. gym was nice and clean but simple and small. Front desk was helpful. Difficult to get too if you are driving yourself-in the gothic area so roads narrow and mostly closed to traffic. Great artwork and decor.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Neckarsulm, Germany
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Reviewed August 14, 2013

The Location in the Gothic Quarter is perfect. You are far enough from the traffic on the Rambla and near enough to feel the wonderful soul of Barcelona. You can find plenty of little bars, cafes and restaurants nearby. The Hotel and the Rooms are perfect: beautiful, exclusive, well designed, full equipped, quiet and clean. It's a special style, that combines modern and historic elements in a perfect way. The rooms are big and have also a small kitchen, where you can find anything you need. The fridge is equipped with all you need - like a maxi-bar ;-), but you can also buy something in the supermarket and store it there, e.g. water, wine or fruits. It also offers a a small espresso-machine. You can choose to have your breakfast in the room, where you also have a table and chairs, or you can go to one of the cafes nearby and sit outside on a beautiful place. The aircondition is adjustable or you can even turn it off. The rooms are quiet and you can sleep wonderful in the beds. The bathroom is also very good equipped, with daylight and a nice rainshower. On the roof you can find a pool for a little refreshment after a hot city day. The staff is also perfect. They are very kind, helpful and offer an excellent service. They take care of you everywhere without beeing pushy. So you really feel comfortable. Overall a wonderful place to be in Barcelona!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Thank artsimplex
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Kingston, Ontario, Canada
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Reviewed August 12, 2013

We were travelling with our two teenage sons and mother - in- law and spent two nights at the Aparthotel Arai prior to boarding our cruise ship. We found the Aparthotel Arai to be very well-located in the Gothic Quarter, an easy walking distance from La Rambla and other major attractions in the area. The hotel features modern amenities, beautiful styling and friendly staff. The hotel is quiet despite the bustling nightlife just outside its doors and is only steps from many restaurants and cafes. Rooms are very spacious and comfortable. I had been worried that due to its contemporary nature that the hotel would not be comfortable or family-friendly, but was wrong on both accounts. Although we didn't use it, the small kitchenette would have allowed for some meals in the room. Surprised to see the rooms even equipped with a Nespresso expresso machine! The pool is small, but was sufficient for a quick cool off after a hot day of sight- seeing. The hotel was quite expensive, but comparable with other hotels in the area.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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White Plains, New York
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Reviewed August 6, 2013

This hotel is very well located in Barrio Gotico. It is close to all the main attractions in the area. The hotel itself has beautiful finishes. Everything was very modern, yet it had a very comfortable and antique feel. Our room had very high ceilings and tall windows with a Juliette balcony, and although the windows faced the street, they did a good job keeping the noise out. There was a little kitchenette with a huge refrigerator and stove. The staff is very thoughtful, friendly and helpful. They add very nice touches, such as leaving a fresh red rose on the night stand when we arrived. Overall a great experience!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed August 4, 2013

Ideal location for Gothic area of Barcelona. Hotel clean, service excellent, air conditioning ideal temperature. Windows kept out all the city hubbub noise, good night s sleep, all good. Plenty of cafes, restaurants ,bars nearby, enjoyed our stay .

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Charlotte J
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Norway
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Reviewed August 1, 2013

The Aparthotel Arai has a superb location in the Gothic Quarter. Very friendly and service minded staff. The rooms were large and had good standard and beautiful design. The rooftop pool was small, but sufficient to cool down on a hot summer day.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Thank TerjeNorway
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New York City, New York
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2 reviews
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Reviewed July 29, 2013

We spent three days at the hotel and truly loved the location of the hotel in the Gothic Quarter. Easy to get around and very centrally located. The hotel and staff were fantastic and very accommodating! The room was well appointed, and full of all the amenities a family needs when traveling.

We found the hotel to be clean, cool, and very easy to get around. The roof top pool was an added bonus!

Highly recommend this hotel - when we come back to Barcelona, we are sure to stay their again!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Aparthotel Arai
Address: Avinyo, 30, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
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Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 722 Specialty Lodging in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:4 star — Aparthotel Arai 4*
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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 ... more   less 
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