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Alemanys 5 - El Badiu

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Master Suite

Overview
3 bedrooms
4 bathrooms
6 guests
5 nights minimum 
Townhouse
'El Badiu' of 'Alemanys 5' is a three double bedroom luxury duplex apartment with marvellous views located in the historical core of Girona, with easy access by car and optional parking place. The apartment is fully equipped with designer furniture and offers plasma TV with satellite channels, stereo with iPod connection and broadband internet access. It is an ideal choice for family vacations, romantic getaways, cultural experts, golfers, cyclists, lovers of charming small towns and people who want to be away from massive tourism destinations but close to pristine beaches, magnificent mountains and unspoiled nature spots. The apartment is located in the property 'Alemanys 5', a unique sixteenth century refurbished stone house. Tourist License / Licencia de turismo N °: HUTG-014776
House Rules
Kid friendlyNo smoking
Check with ownerPets
Bedrooms
1 Queen4 Singles
Bathrooms
1 Half bath3 Attached (ensuite)

Meet the host
Juan Manuel R
Hosting since September 2011
Languages spoken: English, French, Spanish
Response Rate: 100%
Response Time: Within a day

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Reviews (20)
jv3141
jv3141
6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It really is as beautiful as it looks...
We had a fantastic week in El Badiu in July/August and really couldn’t fault the appartment. It is even more beautiful than it looks in the photos. We had a lovely welcome from Montse and the appartment was spotlessly clean with fantastic views and a great location. Thank you
Visited July 2019
Written August 25, 2019. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.
JuanmaRibera
JuanmaRibera
Dear John, it was a true great pleasure hosting you. Many thanks for your kind review, you will be always most welcome!
Written August 26, 2019. This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

KatherineKennngton
KatherineKennngton
London, United Kingdom1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
It was bliss to stay in this stunning mix of ancient and modern
This old stone house is in a glorious setting, up by the Cathedral in the heart of the Old Town. Thanks to E Badiu's wonderfully sensitive remodelling there are delightful views all around from its windows and loggia. Inside, the house is spacious, light and super-comfortable, with every modern appliance, yet it breathes a magical sense of age and peace. Owner Joan Manuel R and house manager Montse Ollé were exceptionally helpful to us. Walking down the narrow cobbled streets of Girona Old Town to reach the river is a delight -- and staying in E Badiu is a rare treat.
Visited November 2015 Travelled with friends
Written November 30, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

MMusing
MMusing
36 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
A special place
We were fortunate to book this duplex flat for three nights for our stay this week in Girona, and I must say we loved it. We are fans of contemporary architecture, so to see how the owners have transformed an ancient space into a modern environment, at once both simple and elegant, was highly enjoyable. But more important, it is also a very comfortable space in which to stay, with a fully kitted-out kitchen, cozy beds, stylish but functioning bathing areas, excellent lighting and a beautiful deck on which to relax. It rained heavily during our stay, and rather than being trapped in a tiny hotel room, we were able to roam freely in this gigantic space. But the real charm of this space is human. The owner with whom I corresponded was quick and helpful in his replies, and the real secret weapon was the woman who manages the property. Sita met us upon arrival, gave us a clear tour of the property, and then discussed with us many attractions, including restaurants (important to me) and the public market, in the area. After we notified her, just so she would be aware, that a minor lightbulb had burned out, we returned home a few hours later to find a replacement bulb and a note with a recommendation for a superb wine and cheese establishment. There is more, but you get the idea. We were totally charmed by Girona, so it is likely that we will return, and when we do, we will be eager to stay here again.
Visited October 2015 Travelled with family
Written October 3, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

JezebelleH
JezebelleH
Cape Town Central, South Africa44 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I want to move in!!
We chose this apartment because we love architecture and especially architecture that includes the transformation and modernisation of old, existing structures. E Badiu is amazing and is exceptionally well done. We absolutely LOVED the space, the incredible design and attention to detail. Montse was very helpful with suggestions as to where to eat and walk in the city. Our only regret is that our stay was so short - we had come to Girona for a meal at El Cellar de Can Roca and the combination of the spectacular apartment and food we enjoyed made a for a very indulgent escape. I would recommend this apartment with no reservation. Stay for a couple of days - the location is fantastic and the apartment is incredibly well appointed with everything you need.
Visited April 2015 Travelled as a couple
Written April 29, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Patrick C
Patrick C
Amersham, United Kingdom
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Great appt., great location, great service
Great appt., great location, great service. Highly recommended. Great appt., great location, great service. Highly recommended.
Visited April 2015 Travelled with family
Written April 13, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

brjnyc
brjnyc
10 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Excellent apartment in perfect location
A beautiful apartment with everything you need: a fully stocked kitchen, several bathrooms, plenty of space, fantastic views. The location was wonderful and my family and I are very glad we chose this option over a traditional hotel.
Visited March 2015
Written March 28, 2015. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

markus_outdoor
markus_outdoor
North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany37 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Eine außergewöhnliche Ferienwohnung (Lage + Architektur)
Wenn man erstmal die Wohnung gefunden hat, wird man von ihrer Lage und der außergewöhnlichen Architektur beeindruckt. Anfahrt: Der Beschilderung zur Universität folgen, mehrere Einfahrtsverbotsschilder übersehen, sich durch schmale Rampen nicht abschrecken lassen und etwas Glück haben. Das Navi hilft nur sehr eingeschränkt, weil einige Straßen inzwischen abgebunden sind. Die Wohnung selbst ist ein Erlebnis, sehr sauber und wirklich hochwertig eingerichtet. Lastenaufzug vorhanden. Großartig ist auch die überdachte Terasse neben der Küche. Die Miete ist zwar schmerzhaft hoch, aber man bekommt wirklich etwas außergewöhnliches geboten. Am zweiten Tag findet man auch den Weg durch die Engen Gassen und Treppen der Altstadt zum Bäcker. Man sollte die Wohnung besser mit Stellplatz mieten. Es sind aber auch weitere Wohnungen im Haus, eine mit einem schönen Garten mit Teich oder Schwimmbad. Man sollte auf jeden Fall die Musiksammlung prüfen.
Visited October 2013 Travelled with family
Written October 22, 2013. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

36912JandL
36912JandL
London, United Kingdom6 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Loved it!
This review is a bit overdue, But essentially we loved our stay here. The house is as beautiful in real life, if not more so, as in the pictures. The excitement + awe of spotting the house from its stunning balcony, for the first time, as we drove up is a feeling we'll never forget! We loved the top floor with the balcony, the views, the breeze - we even slept up there one night! We also loved sitting in the university cafe having a relaxed (alcoholic lunch!) and staring up at the property in disbelief that we were actually there! Such a special place
Visited July 2013 Travelled as a couple
Written September 23, 2013. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Susie T
Susie T
London, United Kingdom1 contribution
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Beautiful apartment in a beautiful town
Alemanys 5 has been restored and modernised with love and attention to detail by its architect owners. The result is a stunning modern apartment that celebrates natural materials. It has a large balcony onto which you can wheel the kitchen table, taking all meals outside overlooking one of the town's squares and a couple of the cobbled alleyways that make Girona so special. I came home wanting to strip away all the clutter in my own house and enjoy the simpler, minimalist style of Alemanys. That said, the apartment is very well equipped. At the moment the town is unspoilt - let's hope it stays that way. It has plenty of restaurants etc for tourists but has retained its historical character. It is a perfect place for a short break for those who love wandering around beautiful places. (Nb it is hilly so not ideal walking territory for anyone who has difficulty getting around.) This was a wonderful place to stay. The owners, Juan and Anna, provided excellent advice and information, and the apartments are kept beautifully clean by Montse, who also provided information about where to find things in the town. Thoroughly recommended.
Visited July 2013 Travelled with family
Written September 22, 2013. This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

Debra
Debra
Delta, Canada8 contributions
5.0 of 5 bubbles
lux penthouse with plenty of room
luxury penthouse, pictures on the web offer an excellent representation of this beautiful home. elegant, charming mix of modern, old and industrial, extremely well appointed, great linen, spotless and has everything you will need, great light and outdoor balcony, shops a short walk to get supplies. location may be a challenge to some as it sits on the top of the hill of the old town which is easily within walking distance but does involve a couple of hundred cobble stone steps each way. penthouse requires the ability to manage stairs inside/ master bath also requires good balance due to interesting layout . may represent a challege to those with significant wieght bearing issues. secure bike storage an asset. concerge is excellent, due to delays we arrived around 2300hrs and hungry.She looked after us with bread/cheese and beer.impecable service.
Visited June 2013 Travelled with friends
Written June 17, 2013. This review is the subjective opinion of an individual traveller and not of Tripadvisor LLC nor of its partners. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews.

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What this rental offers
Indoor amenities
  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Fireplace
  • Internet access
  • Cable television
Nearby
  • Golf course (within 15 min walk)
  • Horse riding facilities
  • Tennis court
  • Hiking areas
  • Countryside area
Things to do
  • Cycling areas
Location info
  • Kid friendly
  • City getaway
Bathroom and laundry
  • Dryer
  • Iron
  • Linens provided
  • Towels provided
  • Washer
Living spaces
  • Highchair
Wi-fi and internet
  • Wi-fi
Outdoor amenities
  • Balcony
  • Terrace
Kitchen and dining
  • Grill
  • Dishwasher
  • Freezer
  • Refrigerator
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Cooker
  • Toaster
Entertainment
  • DVD player
  • Stereo system
  • Television

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Map
Getting there
Costa Brava Airport
10.1 km
Restaurants
Creperie Bretonne
3 min

Mimolet
4 min

La Fabrica Girona
3 min

Nexe
5 min
Attractions
Patronat Call de Girona
2 minNeighbourhoods

Passeig de la Muralla
1 minPoints of Interest & Landmarks

Cinema Museum Girona (Museu del Cinema)
6 minSpeciality Museums

The Museum of Jewish History
2 minHistory Museums
About the neighbourhood
Girona is a charming small city located 100 km North of Barcelona and 100 km South of Perpignan (France). It is one of the richest cities in Spain. Girona has his own International Airport offering regular flights to more than 50 cities around Europe. By the end of 2012 Girona will be a stop of the high-speed train that is to link Barcelona and Paris. Girona has one of the most important mediaeval quarters in Spain, plenty of interesting historical buildings, one of the best-preserved old Jewish quarters in Europe and a magnificent Cathedral featuring the widest Gothic nave in the world with a breadth of 22 meters. The city also offers a vibrant shopping district with a combination of traditional goods and renowed international brands. The walking areas include plenty of cozy coffees and restaurants that offer a variety of culinary experiences. Girona is also well known for its cultural life. As well as a number of museums, the city has the most important autumn festival in Spain, “Temporada Alta”, offering three months of avant-garde international music, dance and theater. In addition, several jazz, classical, rock, flamenco, traditional or world music concerts are programmed during all the year. Furthermore, the relatively small size of the city and its urban structure means all these activities can be enjoyed without having to take the car. Girona is also a renowned culinary destination. Home of exquisite “sea and mountain” recipes, the city hosts “El Celler de Can Roca” ranked second best restaurant in the world. Several Michelin starred restaurants are less than one hour's drive from the property. During wintertime, a good option is to take advantage of the Pyrenees ski resorts that can be reached by car in less than two hours. The Girona area is also renowed as a wellness and spa destination, offering top quality thermal baths, spa and wellness centres. Last but not least, the city of Barcelona is only at one-hour by road or train from Girona.
Access
Car not needed
How to get there
Barcelona airport. Girona airport.
Activities nearby
Golf course (within 15 min walk)Horse riding facilitiesTennis court

Things to know
Check in / out timings
Check in after 4 p.m. Check out by 11 a.m.
Cancellation policy
  • 100% refund within 24 hours after booking (provided the stay is at least 60 days away).
  • 50% refund* if you cancel at least 8 weeks before check-in
  • 25% refund* if you cancel at least 4 weeks before check-in
  • No refund available once booking is confirmed

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Frequently Asked Questions about Alemanys 5 - El Badiu

Alemanys 5 - El Badiu is able to accommodate up to 6 guests. See all property details.

Alemanys 5 - El Badiu has 4 bathrooms available. See all property details.

Alemanys 5 - El Badiu has 3 bedrooms available. See all property details.

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