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  • 1 bathroom

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If this is your first time in Barcelona and you're keen to stay in a neighbourhood that will keep you busy, then The Balmes Cycle might be just the thing. Eixample is an all-time favourite in terms of restaurants and attractions, and this home is close to both Passeig de Gràcia and Plaça de Catalunya. The design here is fairly straightforward and simple – a no-frills arrangement. But if you're looking for somewhere relaxed and central, then you might have found your base for urban exploration.


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What to expect


Highlights

The chic dining area

The chic dining area

The balcony with an urban view

The balcony with an urban view

This wicker bedside lamp

This wicker bedside lamp

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Home truths

    Five guests can stay in this home, but the last two will be sleeping on a sofa bed in the living room

    The cabinets in the bathroom show some water damage – the host is aware and they're due for a replacement

    When we tested the WiFi, it was a bit slow at only 6mbps

    Aside from a TV with local channels, this home doesn't have a lot of entertainment options

About this stay


Amenities

Wi-fi

Air conditioning

Washing machine

Balcony

Lift access

TV

Bedrooms & bathrooms

2 bedrooms, 3 beds

1 bathroom

Extras


VIP services

Airport pick up

Tickets and experience booking

Extras are subject to availability. Please enquire with your host.

Local guide


About El Raval

Dull moments don’t exist in Barcelona, and that’s certainly true of the El Raval neighbourhood. It’s vibrant and energetic through the day and night – perfect for those seeking an immersive city experience, but perhaps not for those longing for peace and quiet. Location-wise, you couldn’t be better placed. You’ll have the Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art and adjacent Centre de Cultura Contemporània de Barcelona on your doorstep, and independent...

Explore the area

Local restaurants, cafes, museums, sites and activities, recommended by our community of hosts and travel experts

Enjoy healthy and delicious food at Honest Greens

Enjoy healthy and delicious food at Honest Greens

With super cool, stylish interiors, this spacious eaterie offers a plethora of healthy-food options that are responsibly sourced and delicious to boot.

Get a health boost at Flax & Kale

Get a health boost at Flax & Kale

With a fantastic selection of vegan and vegetarian food, that sit alongside meat dishes too, Flax & Kale describes itself as the first (and best) flexitarian restaurant in Barcelona.

Feel the pulse of Barcelona at Plaça de Catalunya

Feel the pulse of Barcelona at Plaça de Catalunya

The Plaça de Catalunya is Barcelona's main square – it unites the Gotico Quarter with Eixample.

Try the best paella in town

Try the best paella in town

One of Barcelona's most famous restaurants, Ciudad Condal is well known for its paella. Many say that it's the best in town!

See some great art at The Museum of Contemporary Art

See some great art at The Museum of Contemporary Art

In addition to the world-class contemporary art that it houses, the MACBA is a remarkable building in its own right. There's almost always something good on.

Catch a movie at Cinema Comedia

Catch a movie at Cinema Comedia

Brush up on your Spanish, sit back, relax and soak up some culture at this local cinema showing films in their original language (not dubbed).

Enjoy a culinary journey at Dos Palillos

Enjoy a culinary journey at Dos Palillos

With a Michelin star this culinary experience will blow you away. They have original dishes, and great presentation. The menu varies depending on availability of the produce in the market.

Refuel at Cosmo Cafe

Refuel at Cosmo Cafe

Great brunches, lunches and breakfasts are served in this arty space. They have a kid's corner with little games, and an cosy terrace outside.

Get your Paella fix at Santa Anna

Get your Paella fix at Santa Anna

A lot of restaurants claim they serve the best paella in the world, but many say that Santa Anna is the real deal when it comes to this claim. Taste for yourself!

Check out The Catalan Museum of Modernism

Check out The Catalan Museum of Modernism

Opened in 2010, it contains furniture, paintings and sculptures from this key artistic and architectural movement. There's work from Gaudi, Busquets, Arnau, Llimona and others.

Relax atop the roof of Hotel 1898

Relax atop the roof of Hotel 1898

This luxury hotel rooftop has a pool, stunning views, and great tapas. Well worth dropping by!

Unwind at Caravelle

Unwind at Caravelle

Caravelle is known for their great eggs, yummy juices, and excellent coffee...

Get around

Airport

Josep Tarradellas Barcelona-El Prat

31 min

Girona–Costa Brava

1 hr 16 min

Subway station

Universitat

4 min

Train station

Plaça de Catalunya

5 min

Bus stop

Balmes - Pelai

2 min

Local shops & services

Supermarket

2 min

Cafe

3 min

Pharmacy

3 min

Points of interest

Beach

Sant Miquel Beach

20 min

Booking policies


House Rules

Children welcome (1-12 years)

Infants welcome (under 12 months)

No parties or events

No pets

No smoking

Good to know

Arrival from 15:00

Departure before 11:00

On floor 2, has a lift

Air con

Wifi speed: 5Mbps

Cancellation policy

  • Up until

    5

    days

    Cancel at least 5 days before your check-in date for a full refund.

  • Not eligible for a refund once your check-in date is under 5 days away.

Host


This home is managed by Enrique

This home is managed directly by a business. A member of their staff will be your point of contact before and during your stay. Enrique and his team have plenty of experience when it comes to hosting. It’s a full-time job for them, so you can rest assured that they have the capacity and know-how to deal with anything that’s thrown at them.

Registration or licence number: HUTB-003986.

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