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DestinationBCN Apartments & Rooms
Ranked #72 of 740 Specialty Lodging in Barcelona
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Reviewed January 2, 2014

Barcelona is a pretty pricey city to find nice accomodations in, and DestinationBCN offers a great alternative. This is not a conventional hotel.... your taxi drops you off in front of a closed door with a few buzzers. You find the right button, and get buzzed in by the the receptionist to a small foyer that has a staircase, tiny elevator and not much else. She will come get you and take you to one of the apartments and get you sorted.

The apartments are top notch. Fully equiped kitchen, very nice bathroom, bedroom and then a living space that includes dining table and sofa / seating area. All newly renovated and decorated in quiet, hip style.

There is not staff as you would see in a hotel, but person who gets you settled can help with questions you might have. And then Barcelona is at your feet. The location is right at the top of the historic district and 80% of the City's sights are within walking distance.

You forego some of the usual amenities of a hotel experience (staff, restaurants, pool, spa) but in return get an excellent place to recover from your explorations, in a great location and at a decent price relative to what other places would charge.

  • Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 1, 2013

My husband and I just spent a week here for our first trip to barcelona. The apt is even better than the photos on the website. My husband is an architect and he was very impressed with the design and layout of the apt. The staff was very efficient and met us when we arrived and explained how everything worked in the apt. The location could not be more perfect for sightseeing and one block to the metro. There is a 24 hr grocery store and bakery on the same block. There is a great organic market across the street and one block down. I would definitely stay here again and highly recommend to anyone looking for a very nice apartment with lots of space and storage and much nicer than staying in a hotel for a week.

Stayed: November 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 6, 2013

This really is an excellent place to stay. In a perfect position just a short walk from Plaza de Catalunya, the standard of presentation is faultless. Our apartment had obviously been renovated, to a very high standard. Quality appliances in the kitchen, and a very cool, modern decor throughout. The air conditioning was quiet and efficient (daytime temperatures outside were 33 Celsius). A nice touch was some complimentary wine and fruit, which only enhanced the welcome offered by the staff here. We stayed in the 'Figi' Apartment, which was well away from the busy Ronda de la Universitat street at the front of the building.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 21, 2013

I recently had the pleasure of staying at the Tengujo penthouse with my husband and another couple and would happily recommend the apartment and DestinationBCN to any traveler looking to rent in Barcelona.

The apartment was exactly as described by Destination BCN and just the way it looked in the pictures on the website. The terrace is large and private and really can be an extension of the living room if the weather is fine. (The living area itself is not terribly large.) The building is well maintained and conveniently located close to a metro station, cafes, ATMs etc. and is walking distance to many major attractions (e.g. La Boqueria, Passeig de Gracia, Barcelona Cathedral, Placa Catalunya, Barri Gotic etc.) Tengujo is well equipped with everything an independent traveler may require during their stay and wi-fi works perfectly even when using it outside on the terrace. The tiny antique lift does its job and will take four people (or two people with luggage) albeit with some shuffling to allow the doors to open inwards! Tengujo is at the rear of the building and is very quiet and we found the beds very comfortable.

The staff at DestinationBCN were very helpful and had stocked the apartment with a selection of wine which we could use if we wished to and pay for later. They were very professional in all the dealings we had with them, both before and during our stay.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 20, 2013

We stayed in this property for ten nights. It is centrally located with most sights and restaurants an easy ten or fifteen minute walk away. Camilla and Anne were efficient and very helpful from the beginning of the reservation process until the end. On arrival they helped us with our luggage and questions about the apartment. They graciously provided electrical converters as well as other requests. When we required taxis for early departures, Camilla always arranged for them and they arrived spot on.

Ghost is a quiet, relaxing haven from the exciting and energetic Barcelona. It's all white interior (sofas and chairs too) with high ceilings is punctuated with lovely light or dark wood decorative touches. The apartment is perfect for two friends traveling together. Each bedroom is private with its own full bathroom. The kitchen is fully equipped including a safe and washer/dryer. It even has a portable dryer for air-drying clothing. Fresh coffee for a French press and teas along with a bottle of cava and chocolate biscuits provide lovely touches.

Taking the lift was like entering a French film. The apartment was perfectly clean. The beds were very comfortable with soft cotton bedding. I usually cannot wait to return to my own bed and bath after a trip. But after living in Ghost for ten days I was sad to have to leave it. One of the best rentals I have experienced anywhere in the world.

  • Stayed: October 2013, traveled with friends
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Reviewed October 12, 2013

The Finn apartment is a fantastic base for a couple. My husband and I stayed in the apartment for one week in early September and we couldn't have been happier. Although the apartment was not ready for us to check in to when we arrived early in the morning after a 25 hour flight from Australia, the staff made us welcome offering use of their bathroom for us to freshen up and storing our luggage while we went for a wander around the area. The apartment was very clean, the bed comfortable and the kitchen well equipped - with a supply of tea, coffee, condiments and paper towel plus a small selection of Spanish wine to purchase. The apartment is centrally located and we were able to walk everywhere - even to the beach! Should we return to Barcelona we would definitely stay here again.

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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 30, 2013

I, alongwith a friend, stayed at the Walden appartment of DestinationBCN, from 21st to 27th Sep. The place is centrally located, with a grocery store nearby, lots of restaurants nearby and the metro station within a few metres. With the central plaza, Placa de Catalunya, just a block away, it was easy for us to walk the distance and take a HOHO (Hop in hop off) bus ride acroos the city.

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  • Stayed: September 2013, traveled on business
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Additional Information about DestinationBCN Apartments & Rooms

Address: Ronda Universitat 11, 08007 Barcelona, Spain (Formerly DestinationBCN Apartment Suites)
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Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Eixample
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #72 of 740 Specialty Lodging in Barcelona
Price Range: $189 - $339 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — DestinationBCN Apartments & Rooms 3.5*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
DestinationBCN apartments offer both short and long-term boutique accommodation in the neighborhoods of Eixample, Barri Gotic and Borne - the buzzing heart of Barcelona, Spain. The apartments are uniquely furnished with sleek, contemporary furniture and handpicked items and provide a luxurious alternative to hotels in the city. From private roof terraces to refreshing plunge pools and a well-stocked kitchen, each is a private sanctuary and a home away from home. ... more   less 
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