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Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here pre and post Mediterranean cruise. Felt very much like a boutique hotel that wasn't part of a chain. Rooms were very spacious more so that we thought there would be and very clean and modern with an old world flair. Right in the heart of the district so easily accessible to the majority of tourist spots. Would...

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Vera G, Director de Recepción at Aparthotel Arai, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so very much for taking the time to leave your positive feedback following your recent stay with us in one of our apartments. I was really glad that you and your family enjoyed your stay as well as the fantastic facilities of our apartments and of course the great location we have in Barcelona. Although Aparthotel...

Lisbon, Portugal
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed here for the new year's eve and the hotel has a fabulous location right in the middle of Barcelona. The staff at the front desk was very kind and helped us with maps and reservations for the main attractions. The rooms were amazing, with high ceilings and rock walls, the only downside was that beneath the 19's windows...

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Vera G, Director de Recepción at Aparthotel Arai, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for working so hard sharing such a detailed review about The Aparthotel Arai apartments. I am very happy to learn that you enjoyed your stay with us including the great location, all the facilities and service we offer in the hotel. We are truly lucky to be in such an ideal location in Barcelona and so...

Leigh-on-Sea
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a rarity. Spent five nights here in October with husband and two children. We had a room which fit us all perfectly. It was well appointed in every way and spotlessly clean. It has been converted from a previous use I imagine but the fabric of the building is stylishly evident in the thick walls and timber elements....

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Vera G, Director de Recepción at Aparthotel Arai, responded to this review

Dear Guest, I am thrilled to read that you had a fabulous time with us and enjoyed every minute of your time in Barcelona. I am delighted to hear that the effort applied to the design and small details participated in making your visit with us really enjoyable. It gives me great pleasure to read your kind words on our...

atlanta,ga
Reviewed 15 December 2016

We stayed at Aparthotel for 1 night and really regretted not staying here for the rest of our Barcelona trip. It definitely set the bar really high so all other hotels in Spain did not come close our experience here. Here is why we loved it: Location- It is int he heart of the Gothic quarter which is really where...

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Vera G, Director de Recepción at Aparthotel Arai, responded to this review

Dear Guest, I was so pleased to read your review of your recent stay with us at The Aparthotel Arai deluxe apartments. Many thanks for your kind feedback following your recent stay with us. I was really pleased to read that we meet your expectations in terms of our location, facilities and service. We strive to deliver the best possible...

Vancouver, Canada
Reviewed 11 December 2016

Beautiful rooms, lovely service. While they call it an "aparthotel" and there is a small kitchenette, the feel of the rooms is more of a high end design hotel. Lots of space and light, fabulous "rain" shower that convinced us we need one for home, delightful design touches. Windows opened onto a lively sunny square, but when shut completely blocked...

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Vera G, Director de Recepción at Aparthotel Arai, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so very much for taking the time to leave your positive feedback following your recent stay with us in one of our apartments. I was really glad that you and your family enjoyed your stay as well as the fantastic facilities of our apartments and of course the great location we have in Barcelona. Although Aparthotel...

Reviewed 10 December 2016 via mobile

Highly recommended!!! Don't know why it's only 4* hotel, we all think it's rather 5+. Super clean, stylish and comfortable, great location, we almost did't use any transport all week besides tourist bus. Short walk to the Port, La rambla, La bouqeria, Plaza Catalunia. No breakfast but it's these kind of hotels concept. The street downstairs full off cafeterias, supermarkets,...

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Vera G, Director de Recepción at Aparthotel Arai, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for working so hard sharing such a detailed review about The Aparthotel Arai apartments. I am very happy to learn that you enjoyed your stay with us including the great location, all the facilities and service we offer in the hotel. We are truly lucky to be in such an ideal location in Barcelona and so...

Reviewed 6 December 2016 via mobile

Perfect apartment in the heart of the Gothic Quarter, we will definitely return! Staff were attentive and the room was immaculate, the attention to detail was second to none. A must stay in Barcelona!!!

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Vera G, Director de Recepción at Aparthotel Arai, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you so much for your excellent review of your recent stay at Aparthotel Arai Apartments, your kind feedback is well received by our staff who take pride in giving first class service. I'm glad to hear you found the location and services convenient, and we look forward to welcoming you back, hopefully in the near future. Warm...

Needham, United States
Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

We were visiting our son who was living in del Born and from our hotel in center of gothic area, we could walk EVERYWHERE: marketplace, all the museums, cathedral, great restaurants, bakeries and to the Born area (our favorite place to eat and shop boutiques). Hotel was perfect. Very smart hotel room with very comfortable bed, awesome shower, comfy couch,...

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Vera G, Director de Recepción at Aparthotel Arai, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Many thanks for taking the time to write your kind words following your recent stay with us. I was delighted to read that you enjoyed your apartment, the personal service you received and our location. We hope that you will come and stay with us again in the near future. Kind regards, Vera Gluhova

Reviewed 26 November 2016 via mobile

This was a great hotel. The rooms were stunning and full of personality, the service was great (the porter worked so hard to get us a taxi on Saturday night to Camp Nous) and the location was just right. Even the breakfast package was fantastic. Would be back in a heartbeat!

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Vera G, Director de Recepción at Aparthotel Arai, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for taking the time to write your kind words following your recent stay with us. I was delighted to read that you enjoyed your apartment, our facilities and location and the personal service you received I was especially happy to read that you enjoyed the service you received from all our staff. We all...

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 18 November 2016

The rooms are well decorated and clean. The facilities are amazing and the staff could not be friendlier and more helpful. I will be staying here again! The family room was perfect for small kids, with equipped kitchen and dining area.

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Dear Guest, Thank you for having taken the time and trouble to write such a nice review on your recent trip to the Aparthotel Arai Apartments.The team and I are delighted you enjoyed your stay with us. Thank you again for choosing us over so many other properties in Barcelona and hopefully we will have the pleasure in welcoming you...

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Staying in Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)

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Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
With its iconic, old-Europe streets and alleys, this picturesque neighbourhood is the very heart of Barcelona. It blends historic artifacts from its days under Roman dominion up through the Spanish Civil War with a vibrant modern-day culture of artisan shops and authentic culinary experiences. Avid explorers will be thrilled to discover quaint terraces and plazas brought to life by the many small bars and local musicians lasting late into the night. Fashionistas will be drawn to Portal de L’Angel, which is lined with well-known brand names and smaller boutique stands.
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Family Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Minibar
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Dry Cleaning
  • Laundry Service
  • Concierge
  • Multilingual Staff
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 

Additional Information about Aparthotel Arai

Address: Avinyo, 30, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
Price Range: $229 - $510 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Aparthotel Arai 4*
Number of rooms: 32
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  • At what time does the pool open each day?

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“We preferred rooms at the front of the hotel as we preferred the view and large patio doors as it made the room bright and airy.”
 of 5 bubbles hockeymom24seven, 12 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Family room is perfect for those with toddlers”
 of 5 bubbles rupst, 17 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Our great 5th floor executive room (504?) was next to the pool. The interior was contemporary.”
  • Our Spacious Room with Balcony to the Right.
  • Immaculate, Contemporary Bathroom.
 of 5 bubbles KarenGr, 13 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Room facing George Orwell place might have a more interesting view than ours.”
 of 5 bubbles steffent485, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Room 15 faces the Plaza Veronica on the 1st floor and with the windows closed is very quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles JulieK129, 4 Oct 2016 | Read review
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