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Need help to find an apartment flat in Barcelona

Old Apr 13th, 2011, 01:59 PM
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Need help to find an apartment flat in Barcelona

I am looking at several apartment flats in Barcelona, anyone have any suggestions regarding the ones I see below regarding location, quality etc? I really don't know what area is best for me to stay at, so please help!! Thanks!!!!

http://www.habitatapartments.com/en/...price&pagina=1

http://www.habitatapartments.com/en/...price&pagina=1

http://www.friendlyrentals.com/en/ap...ent-1789-1.htm

http://www.friendlyrentals.com/en/ap...ent-4467-1.htm

I am really leaning towards the third choice....
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Old Apr 13th, 2011, 03:05 PM
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Have stayed in the Princesa apartments in Barcelona twice. Great location-I prefer Born area in Barcelona. Second apt is more conventional but popular location (Eixample area) The last two are located in areas I am not familiar with but may be a little far from things.
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Old Apr 14th, 2011, 04:08 AM
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The location of the third choice is fine...just a bit out of the usual tourist places but I would have no hesitation about staying there...what is the price? It looks a bit to the west of Gracia (the website says that is in Gracia, an area that I liked very much) but I think the location is just fine.

If you are looking for other options, I stayed for a week in a fantastic apt; I highly recommend this agency and they have a few places smaller than the 2-bedroom that I rented; for example:



http://www.destinationbcn.com/finn.htm
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Old Apr 14th, 2011, 02:46 PM
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For 5 Nights, it's 585 Euros, so that's around our budget, I can't really afford much more. By the way, thanks for the link, it's really nice!!!
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You could try bbb jardinets in Gracia, it's more of a small hotel, only has 5 rooms and 2 bathrooms. Gracia is about ten minutes' walk up from plaza catalunya, and for my money it's WAY nicer than staying downtown, as some areas there can get a little dodgy at night.. from Gracia you can dip in and out of the main bits and escape back to where it's more chilled.
Seriously nice place, cheap, clean and with a great breakfast.
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I agree about El Born Princesa
The best location in a nice building. stayed there a few years ago.
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Old Sep 22nd, 2011, 07:36 AM
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PS.
If you wish to stay in the third one, it is not a problem at all getting to most sites.
Metro is cheap and convenient
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Old Sep 22nd, 2011, 08:06 AM
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we are renting the Pedera apartment from Habitat the middle of October. After much research for our first trip we decided the Eixample area was the most convenient
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Old Sep 22nd, 2011, 09:14 AM
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Ita,
Your apt is on my favorite street in Barcelona.
Right in the middle of beautiful Eixample, close to everything .
Enjoy.
I will be in Barcelona for the sixth time the third week of Oct.
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Old Sep 22nd, 2011, 09:29 AM
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Ita, I stayed in the Pedrera apartment a few years ago and really enjoyed the apartment and the location. Have a great trip. This is my trip report:

http://www.fodors.com/community/euro...m#last-comment
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Old Sep 22nd, 2011, 07:59 PM
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it was on your recommendation that I chose it. I also am about to put your report on to my Kindle. Thank you
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Old Sep 23rd, 2011, 08:05 AM
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I too rented the Pedrera flat for next Feb...Nikki I think we have stayed in the same apartment in Paris on Rue Charlot...so I figured if we both liked that one, I would like this one too, thanks!
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Susanna, I haven't stayed on rue Charlot, although I have stayed on rue Chapon, does that count?
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I rented the La Pedrera apartment based on Nikki's report and loved it. Here is a link to my trip report to Barcelona with a link to my pictures in it (if I remember correctly). We loved the apartment, the area, and Barcelona. http://www.fodors.com/community/euro...t-our-last.cfm
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Old Sep 23rd, 2011, 12:37 PM
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thanks opaldog

yes nikki it counts, almost same area...if it wasn't you who was it???
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