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Lincoln, UK
Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

This is an absolute gem of a hotel set in the gothic part of the city and only a few mins walk from the port and the Placa Catalunya. The staff are very friendly and polite and can not do enough to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. The rooms are very well decorated as is the whole hotel...

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

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your lovely review. I am thrilled to hear that you had a great hotel experience here at Aparthotel Arai, and I am pleased that you found all the staff helpful and efficient. Our team is determined to give only the very best, personalized service every day, so they will be delighted to hear...

Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Having traveled around the world this place stands out as being unique, stylish, dark, gothic, cool and much more. 100% !!!!!!!! Recommended! The staff are very polite and all dressed in black as are the curtains , bed sheets etc etc , if you want something special then this is it

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Vera G, Front Office Manager 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 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 service...

Shanghai, China
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The room was beautifully designed, with a fully equipped kitchenette & small eating area, really spacious room & bathroom. The bed was super comfortable. It's located in a quiet lane & our room looked out over the adjacent square. We liked the open view, but on a couple nights there were some late night partiers which was a bit noisy....

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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 at Aparthotel Arai. I was so glad to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and especially enjoyed the facilities, service and the brilliant location of the building. I will be passing on your comments to the team...

sydney
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent location in the Gotic in Barcelona. Lovely small hotel in a lane way. Our room had a small Kitchenette and a coffee machine. We had 2 balconies ,one onto a small square behind hotel. High ceilings in the old building. The hotel was very well maintained. No restaurant or breakfast but there are so many options you don't need...

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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 at Aparthotel Arai. I was so glad to read that you enjoyed your stay with us , the facilities, service and especially the brilliant location of the building. Thank you again for your review I hope that we have...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I can't say enough about the location, staff, and the room itself. If you can afford it, splurge and enjoy the room, the views, and the 2 jacuzzi tubs on the private terrace (and you can use Chase Bank points for payment!).

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

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your kind words following your recent stay with us at Aparthotel Arai . I was delighted that you enjoyed your stay and that we met your expectations in terms of the location, the facilities and most importantly the great service in which we take great pride in delivering to all of our guests....

Toronto, Canada
Reviewed 12 January 2017

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 3 January 2017

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 31 December 2016

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 14 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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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...

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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: $263 - $701 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Aparthotel Arai 4*
Number of rooms: 32
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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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