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Aparthotel Arai
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London
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Great location”
Reviewed 30 August 2014

Both my husband and I stayed in the family room with our 2 infant children. Good size room, only downside is the kitchen are really small and there is no kettle or complimentary tea making facilities. We did however take our own Nespresso capsules to take advantage of their coffee machine :-) the gym in the basement is laughable and who on earth decided to make a see through glass shower door in the gym!! On another note the location of the hotel is excellent as you really are walking distance from everything. Also even though you are on a busy street once you shut the windows the room was completely silent, which was perfect. Overall we had a great time and I would recommend staying here for a long weekend trip.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Wales
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Reviewed 30 August 2014

Ideal location at the heart of the Gothic area of the city. Narrow medieval streets and open squares with restaurants and bars. No food in the hotel (it's an apartment-hotel) but plenty of places around.
Ramblas a few minutes walk away and Metro nearby.
Rooms are great and cleaned immaculately everyday. No kettle for morning tea though. The hotel staff were very welcoming and had excellent language skills. Useful for those of us whose command of Catalan or Spanish is not great. The roof top pool is tiny but it's a nice place for a birdseye view of George Orwell Square and the evening skyline. Small supermarket a few yards away and excellent bakeries (for fresh morning breakfast supplies) nearby too. We had the family room and the sofa beds for the children in our one room were very comfortable they said. Would highly recommend this place.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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DireccionDerbyHotels, Director General at Aparthotel Arai, responded to this review, 11 September 2014
Dear Guest,
I want to thank you very much for you review and nice comments.
It is very importnat for us to know that you have enjoyed your stay with us not only for the great location of the hotel but also for the nice and high level of comfort of its facilities. On the other hand I would like to mention that in all the rooms each guest can find a Nesspreso coffe machine with the possibility of having also hot water from it and that is the reason because we do not have kettle in the rooms.
We look forward to warm welcome you at the Arai hotel very soon.
Sincerely yours,

MªRosa Castillo
General Manager
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Rugby, United Kingdom
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 August 2014

This is a great hotel. Our room was very comfortable, charming and clean. The staff was vey helpful and attentive, very friendly and always smiling. The pool is on the small side, but it was enough to cool down and relax after a long day exploring the city and we had it all to ourselves. The location is great, as there are lots of shops and restaurants nearby and it's very easy to get to several points of interest. We walked to La Rambla, Mercado de la Boquería, Plaça Catalunya and the beach, but we also used the sightseeing bus and the metro to get to places such as La Sagrada Familia and Montjuïc. Even though the hotel is in a very busy area of the city, we couldn't hear any noises coming from the street and we were able to sleep really well. It's definitely a great option to stay in Barcelona.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 25 August 2014

Great option to stay in Barcelona, it was close to plenty of restaurants and places to visit. There were a couple of options regarding metro stations. The staff was very friendly. Definitely I will choose the hotel if I visit Barcelona again.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Port Talbot, United Kingdom
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2 reviews
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Reviewed 24 August 2014

We have arrived home after 4 nights in Barcelona and I couldn't wait to share our experience of this fantastic hotel. One of the most beautiful,clean and impressive hotels we have ever stayed in. Topped off by the friendliest most efficient staff we have ever come across. Amazingly comfortable and conveniently located you would be hard pressed to find a better place to stay in Barcelona.

We booked into the Jewel suite for our stay and it was worth every penny. My husband, myself and Our two teenage children were comfortable with plenty of space for us all. Easy walking distance to the main sights, shops,restaurants and the beach. Free WIFI. Shared small roof top pool. perfect to cool day after a busy day.We loved the fact there was no restaurant in the hotel as it made us go and explore the local cuisine instead of being lazy after a hard days sightseeing and opting for a hotel restaurant meal.

from book in to check out the staff couldn't not be friendly or more willing to help with any questions or needs. They offered advice on places to see and gave direction on a map to anywhere we wanted. I could gush on and on about this fantastic hotel and I cant wait to stay there next time we visit Barcelona.

Room Tip: Pay extra for the Jewel suite and live like royalty for a few days :)
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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San Diego, United States
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6 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2014

The only thing better than our time in the city was our time in this lovely hotel. A very unique hotel with an awesome staff. Every need was met and their touch of personal service was much appreciated. We stayed in the family room with our two teenage sons. The location was perfect in the heart of the Gothic Quarter. Security was excellent and the staff was always professional, friendly and available.

Thank you Gabriel, Marc, Mono and the rest of the staff for making our first time to Europe a memorable one.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Vernon, Canada
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34 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2014 via mobile

We loved this hotel. Great location, close to La Ramblas, Barcelonetta beach, and tons of shops and restaurants. Rooms were very nice and staff was so great. Highly recommend!!!

If we ever get back to Barca it will definitely be a place we consider staying at.

Stayed August 2014
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Property: Aparthotel Arai
Address: Avinyo, 30, 08002 Barcelona, Spain
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Region: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Barrio Gotico (Barri Gotic)
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 728 Speciality Lodging in Barcelona
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:4 star — Aparthotel Arai 4*
Number of rooms: 32
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 
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