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My family of four just spent a wonderful vacation at this lovely hotel. The building is ideally located in Barcelona's historical Gothic Quarter. We can find many of the city's must-see attractions and must-taste Catalan delicacies within a walking distance. The family room is spacious, clean and elegantly-decorated. The staff are super kind, knowledgeable and eager to help. Our family has been traveling to many cities all around of the world, and this is definitely one of the best hotels in every aspect. I highly recommend it!

Loved everything about this hotel. Staff was friendly, helpful and informative

Arai Aparthotel was a fabulous find in Barcelona right in the heart of the Gothic Quarter. We were so happy to discover this boutique hotel in a great location. Easy 5 minute walk to Las Ramblas for taxis, metra, buses, whatever you need, but also centrally located to excellent food, shopping, historical points of interest etc and removed from the riff raff on Las Ramblas (touristy pickpocket area). The only negatives I would say about this hotel were that the hot tub never worked, and the main bed in #45 was not the most comfortable. This hotel could also benefit from soft lighting on the terrace where we would go up for a glass of wine for great views.It's very dark up there at night. Rooms are nicely appointed, beautiful bathrooms. We would definitely stay here again.

Great location, spacious rooms, friendly staff. Two small things that really stood out and made this a 5/5 hotel, 2 super fast elevators and wonderfully smelling lobby.

Everyone I Cosme into contact at the hotel was kind, efficient and professional. Very helpful in making dining recommendations that were not tourist traps. Also helpful in getting oriented when Ivfirst arrived. The room was ample and bright. I would definitely go back.

Wonderful, helpful staff, really enjoyed their advice and appreciated their desire to provide great service. Location is close to major cites and subway stations, but still have secluded, quiet feel. Very nice experience.

We had friends that had stayed at the pricier snooty hotels and they all commented that they had to come to the Gothic quarter to be where all the action is. By that I mean, the restaurants and sights to see. You are minutes to the beach, aquarium, funicular, The Catalunya museum, Las Ramblas and many other sights that are too many to mention. If you wanted to take a tour (and you do) the Hotel staff will handle all of your arrangements. They will also recommend places to eat and they sent us to one place called Las Caracolas which had the best paella we ever had. Also worth mentioning was the grilled seafood platter which needs a little time to finish and two glasses of white wine, amazing. The bathroom was huge, the shower was like a car wash. I'm a big dude and it easily accommodated my wife and I (LOL). This was our 20th anniversary and upon arrival was a single rose and a complimentary bottle of wine. Its the little things that make a place great. Overall our stay was beautiful and I would recommend this Hotel to family and friends without hesitation. Enjoy!

If you love old buildings and new amenities you will love this hotel. Great location. Beautiful decor. Awesome service. The only thing this hotel doesn't have is free breakfast that's not a personal must-have for me. It's. It cheap by any means but we decided to end our vacation in style with a 5-star hotel. The concierge was very helpful - speaks English well, not only made recommendations for restaurants but also called to make sure they saved a yable for us. made reservations. Very classy. I like that they don't have a huge registration booth when you walk in. The first thing you see if this amazingly restored building. And the concierge sits at a desk nearby. And the restoration was beautifully done. Loved it every way around.

Great hotel and service (people), close to everything but not too close.

Beautiful hotel in the heart of Barcelona! I wish they had parking in or close to their location. Difficult to travel at midnight with a small child and luggage and not have parking. Otherwise, hotel was beautiful and clean. Beds could be a bit softer

Hotel staff very professional. Accommodations exceeded expectations with stocked refrigerator, quality of linens and very, very, helpful staff!

Avinyó, 30 Barcelona

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to La Rambla and Gran Teatre del Liceu
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Outdoor pool

Located in Gothic Quarter, Arai Aparthotel is within a 5-minute walk of popular attractions such as La Rambla and Gran Teatre del Liceu. This 31-room, 4-star aparthotel has 2 restaurants along with conveniences like an outdoor pool and free in-room WiFi.


Dining

Enjoy dining at one of 2 onsite restaurants including Palosanto, which specializes in Spanish cuisine. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge. For your convenience, a continental breakfast is served each morning for a fee.


Rooms

Each apartment is soundproofed and features a kitchenette. An LCD TV comes with satellite channels, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi and wired Internet. Beds sport premium bedding and the bathroom offers a hair dryer and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include a minibar, an espresso maker, and free newspapers.


Property features

Guests of Arai Aparthotel have access to an outdoor pool, a fitness center, and a sauna. Airport transportation is made easy with an airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for EUR 88.00 per vehicle one-way. The front desk has multilingual staff on hand 24/7 to help with concierge services, dry cleaning/laundry, and securing valuables. Additional amenities include a rooftop terrace, free WiFi in public areas, and a meeting room.

Room options

Family Room

1 Double Bed and 2 Twin Beds | Sleeps 4

Executive Room

1 Double Bed | 2 Twin Beds | Sleeps 2

Superior Room

1 Double Bed | 1 Twin Bed | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Room

1 Double Bed | 2 Twin Beds | Sleeps 3

Guest reviews for Arai Aparthotel

Everyone (9) Couples (2) Family (2)
5
Family Friends

My family of four just spent a wonderful vacation at this lovely hotel. The building is ideally located in Barcelona's historical Gothic Quarter. We can find many of the city's must-see attractions and must-taste Catalan delicacies within a walking distance. The family room is spacious, clean and elegantly-decorated. The staff are super kind, knowledgeable and eager to help. Our family has been traveling to many cities all around of the world, and this is definitely one of the best hotels in every aspect. I highly recommend it!

By on Dec 30, 2019

Review comment responded on Jan 2, 2020

Dear Guest, Thank you for posting such positive feedback on your time at Aparthotel Arai, Barcelona. We truly appreciate you choosing to stay with us! It is a pleasure to know that our team members and service met your needs and expectations. Thank you for recommending us to fellow travellers! We hope to see you in the future. Best wishes for the holiday season. Greg Behn, General Manager

5
Partner Couples

Loved everything about this hotel. Staff was friendly, helpful and informative

By on Nov 13, 2019

Review comment responded on Nov 15, 2019

Dear Guest, Thank you for positively reviewing your stay at Aparthotel Arai, Barcelona. We are happy that you received such friendly and professional service from our team members. We hope to welcome you back for another memorable experience. Best regards, Greg Behn, General Manager

5
Partner Couples Family

Arai Aparthotel was a fabulous find in Barcelona right in the heart of the Gothic Quarter. We were so happy to discover this boutique hotel in a great location. Easy 5 minute walk to Las Ramblas for taxis, metra, buses, whatever you need, but also centrally located to excellent food, shopping, historical points of interest etc and removed from the riff raff on Las Ramblas (touristy pickpocket area). The only negatives I would say about this hotel were that the hot tub never worked, and the main bed in #45 was not the most comfortable. This hotel could also benefit from soft lighting on the terrace where we would go up for a glass of wine for great views.It's very dark up there at night. Rooms are nicely appointed, beautiful bathrooms. We would definitely stay here again.

By , from Chicago on Nov 6, 2019

Review comment responded on Nov 15, 2019

Dear Loric, Thank you for taking the time to share your valuable review. It is great to know that our central location met your expectations. We would like to let you know that there is no hot tub in room 45. There is only one hot tub in our Jewel Suite and a Sauna in our gymnasium. We have taken note of your remarks regarding the terrace lighting. Nevertheless, we are happy that the room was to your liking. It is always a pleasure to welcome returning guests, we would like to thank you for choosing to come back and visit us again. We look forward to welcoming you back. Best wishes, Greg Behn, General Manager

5
Everyone

By on Feb 13, 2019

Review comment responded on Apr 8, 2019

Dear guest, Thanks for this high rating. We are delighted you had an excellent experience at our hotel. We look forward to welcoming you again. Best regards,

5
Everyone

Great location, spacious rooms, friendly staff. Two small things that really stood out and made this a 5/5 hotel, 2 super fast elevators and wonderfully smelling lobby.

By on Sep 8, 2018

Review comment responded on Sep 10, 2018

Dear Guest. Thank you for this kind review. We happy you appreciated our convenient location and your spacious room was to your liking. Thank you for your kind words about our team members. We are glad our lift was convenient for you. We look forward to welcome you back again in the future. Best regards, Greg Behn, General Manager

5

professional staff

Everyone

Everyone I Cosme into contact at the hotel was kind, efficient and professional. Very helpful in making dining recommendations that were not tourist traps. Also helpful in getting oriented when Ivfirst arrived. The room was ample and bright. I would definitely go back.

By on May 20, 2018

Review comment responded on May 28, 2018

Dear Guest, We warmly thank you for this very kind review concerning your visit to Aparthotel Arai. We are pleased to know that your recent stay at our luxury apartments in the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona was a comfortable one. Your kind words concerning the quality of service are very rewarding. Our team works relentlessly to ensure that we deliver the best service. The entire team look forward to the pleasure of seeing you in the near future. Sincerely, Greg Behn, General Manager

5

great staff & hotel

Everyone

Wonderful, helpful staff, really enjoyed their advice and appreciated their desire to provide great service. Location is close to major cites and subway stations, but still have secluded, quiet feel. Very nice experience.

By , from Washington, DC on Jan 1, 2018

Review comment responded on Jan 5, 2018

Dear Ed, Thank you for sharing such a positive and a valuable review. It means so much to us. We are very pleased to know that you had a wonderful experience during your stay at Aparthotel Arai, Luxury apartments, perfectly located in the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona. The apartment is very close to fantastic tourists sites like Plaça Sant Jaume, Plaça Reial, the Cathedral and much more. We are glad to know that the room you stayed in was comfortable and met your expectations. We thrive to provide you the sense of elegance along with comfort. It's nice to read that you were able to experience the serene atmosphere during your stay. Our team is also happy to know that we have met your expectations. We are very much looking forward to welcoming you back. We would like to wish you a Happy and a Prosperous New Year! Greg Behn, General manager

5

centrally located to everything.

Everyone

We had friends that had stayed at the pricier snooty hotels and they all commented that they had to come to the Gothic quarter to be where all the action is. By that I mean, the restaurants and sights to see. You are minutes to the beach, aquarium, funicular, The Catalunya museum, Las Ramblas and many other sights that are too many to mention. If you wanted to take a tour (and you do) the Hotel staff will handle all of your arrangements. They will also recommend places to eat and they sent us to one place called Las Caracolas which had the best paella we ever had. Also worth mentioning was the grilled seafood platter which needs a little time to finish and two glasses of white wine, amazing. The bathroom was huge, the shower was like a car wash. I'm a big dude and it easily accommodated my wife and I (LOL). This was our 20th anniversary and upon arrival was a single rose and a complimentary bottle of wine. Its the little things that make a place great. Overall our stay was beautiful and I would recommend this Hotel to family and friends without hesitation. Enjoy!

By , from New York on Jul 7, 2017

Review comment responded on Sep 18, 2017

Dear Guest, Thank you for your review of your recent stay at Aparthotel Arai, We are grateful for your positive account of your time at our luxury apartments. Thank you for choosing to celebrate your special occasion with us. We appreciate your kind remarks about the room cleanliness, comfort, bathroom spaciousness and finishing touches. Our team will be rewarded by your compliment about the excellent level of service you received. We are glad our location in the vibrant gothic quarter with easy access on foot to Barcelona's best tourist attractions and beaches was appealing. Your recommendation is highly valued. The entire team do hope to see you in the future. Best regards,

5

best hotel ever!

Everyone
And quite comfortable too

If you love old buildings and new amenities you will love this hotel. Great location. Beautiful decor. Awesome service. The only thing this hotel doesn't have is free breakfast that's not a personal must-have for me. It's. It cheap by any means but we decided to end our vacation in style with a 5-star hotel. The concierge was very helpful - speaks English well, not only made recommendations for restaurants but also called to make sure they saved a yable for us. made reservations. Very classy. I like that they don't have a huge registration booth when you walk in. The first thing you see if this amazingly restored building. And the concierge sits at a desk nearby. And the restoration was beautifully done. Loved it every way around.

By on Jun 17, 2017

Review comment responded on Jun 20, 2017

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your lovely review. I am thrilled to hear that you had a great hotel experience here at The 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 that you felt their genuine care about your stay.I am also pleased to hear that you found our apartments beautiful and comfortable. Thank you again and we hope to welcome you again in the near future, Warm regards Vera Gluhova

5

great boutique hotel

Everyone

Great hotel and service (people), close to everything but not too close.

By on Mar 6, 2017

Review comment responded on Mar 8, 2017

Dear Guest, Thank you very much for your comments regarding your recent stay at the Aparthotel Arai. I am pleased to read that you enjoyed the facilities, location and service in the hotel. Please do come and visit us soon. Sincerely, Vera Gluhova

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