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Mar 24th, 2012, 11:18 PM
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Spain, Barcelona Apartments

We are are group of 4 couples (8) spending 6 nights in Barcelona at the end of September.
Can anyone recommend an apartment that has 4 double rooms (no bunks or sofa beds)
at least 2 bathrooms (both with showers) and a good sized living area, possible balcony and kitchen in a well located area. PLEASE? I have spent hours looking on various sites but I thought it would be better if someone could recommend a place that they know. Thanks.
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Mar 25th, 2012, 08:59 AM
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I too would be interested in learning about some apartments from first-hand experience. We don't need one that large, but maybe the same company will work.
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Mar 25th, 2012, 09:01 AM
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It might be hard to find what you are looking for,
Take a look at Habitat.
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Mar 27th, 2012, 03:04 AM
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Thanks Danon, I'll look.
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Mar 27th, 2012, 04:05 AM
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If you do not find an apartment that large, you can consider renting two adjoining apartments, or two apartments in the same building....

I rented from Destination BCN (Ghost apartment; 2 bedroom) and there were others in the same building, including one on the same floor. Their Cadaques flat is a great 2-bedroom with a terrace. Their standards are exceptionally high for rental apartments.

The location is ideal, too.


http://www.destinationbcn.com/cadaques.htm
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Mar 30th, 2012, 08:35 AM
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Sorry, but that location from travelblogger88 is on the outskirts of town and nowhere near the major Barcelona sites. That is NOT a good location.

We rented from Barcelonastuff.com and they had a building within 3 minutes walk of Placa Catalunya on a quiet street that had about 4 apartments. You can also go to apartur.com and look at the various Barcelona vacation rental agencies and seek apartments in the same building.

DestinationBCN is not cheap - if your budget is large, fine; if not, DestinationBCN apartments are more expensive than what you'll find at Habitat or Barcelona Stuff.

Check out bcn-rentals.com - they have various apartments that they list in categories as: sleep 1-2, 3-4, 5-6, 7-8, or 9+ people. And email these agencies to determine what apartments are in the same building if you end up splitting your group.

Your order is otherwise quite tall - there are not many 4 bedroom apartments in Barcelona available for tourists. Look at the size of the apartment too: a square meter is 10.56 square feet or so, that means a 75 square meter apartment, which is large to Europeans, is less than 800 square feet and you'll be crowded with 8 people in such a space.
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Mar 30th, 2012, 06:10 PM
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Check out
http://www.therightvacationrental.co...asp?Search=New

A couple of the Marina Flats are adjacent to one another.
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Mar 30th, 2012, 11:21 PM
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Apr 9th, 2012, 09:35 PM
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Found somewhere, thanks.
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May 26th, 2012, 06:50 AM
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Well, I thought I'd found somewhere. We paid our deposit- received our confirmation then a week later they emailed and said the apartment was unavailable. They suggested an alternative but that didn't suit our group. I requested a refund of the deposit- guess what? still had no reply and no refund yet. Does anyone have a suggestion of how I handle this- I haven't had this happen before. The booking was through an agent.
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May 26th, 2012, 07:19 AM
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"The booking was through an agent."

What agency did you use?
Call your credit card company and try to reverse the charge. If you did a direct deposit the odds of getting it are slim, shoot for the alternative instead.
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May 26th, 2012, 07:22 AM
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Last September I was at an international Fair in Barcelona and stayed at EasySleep Sagrada Familia, on Carrer de Sicilia 159.

http://www.booking.com/hotel/es/apar...=&gclid=CJGfyf

The location is very good, near Sagrada Familia and near metro station, in a residential and quiet area. The apartments are very large, have kitchen, 2 bathrooms and theoretical can accommodate 6 people. However, one of the room is too small , so I think that the apartment is ideally for 4 adults or for 4 adults and 2 children.
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May 26th, 2012, 08:12 AM
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We recently used this agency and liked the apartment we stayed in: http://www.barcelonacheckin.com/en

We've also used habitatapartments.com in the past.

You may be able to find 4 bedroom apartments on these sites, but often some of the bedrooms will be quite small with single beds. I think you'd be better off renting two apartments in the same building. Take a look at the Habitat Art 1, 2 or 3 apartments, all in the same building:

http://www.habitatapartments.com/en/...view/art-1.htm

That website has a number of options for two apartments in the same building.

Good luck.
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May 27th, 2012, 12:55 AM
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Thanks pookymimi, I'll give it a shot if I don't hear from them this week.
The annoying thing is that they waited 5 weeks to tell us that they had a problem with their 'booking system"
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May 30th, 2012, 09:28 AM
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Thanks, this is just what I needed!
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Jun 1st, 2012, 08:59 AM
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Barcagal: That doesn't meet Jayne's requirements - the apt has ONE bathroom and four single beds.
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Jun 5th, 2012, 04:19 AM
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Thank you everyone. We have found somewhere. Hope it all works out.
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