Holiday Apartments in Barcelona
If you are staying in Barcelona for anything from a few days to a month or so, then renting a holiday apartment might be a cheaper, and more convenient, alternative to finding a hotel room.
During the peak season in the city, hotel capacity is almost at 100% so it might be even more worthwhile having a look at what is on offer with regard to apartments.
And, actually, quite a lot is available nowadays.
If you are a family, being in an apartment can offer many advantages over staying in hotels. Your children can have that little bit more freedom and you can organise their routine – with regard to meals and sleep patterns – much more conveniently than is sometimes possible in an impersonal hotel. And, although you might not want to cook every day of your holiday, the ability to be able to have your own breakfasts, when you want them, is, for many people, a wonderful bonus.
There are some superlative apartments available in Barcelona – some in old, traditional buildings full of character and others in new apartment blocks near the beaches. The most popular areas at present are in the Barceloneta and Poble Nou beach districts; the Gothic Quarter, Las Ramblas and Raval; Poble Sec, Sants, L’Eixample and Sarria-Sant Gervasi but there are apartments available almost everywhere.
The rental for an apartment in the city can vary as much as the price of hotel rooms – depending on the location and the quality of the accommodation on offer. You will find places for as little as 29 euros for a night or you could go as high as 400 euros quite easily.
Quite a few specialist apartment rental companies can provide guests with the full range of accommodation, among which the most reputable are:
All three of these agencies will tell you exactly what is in your apartment, exactly where it is and give you the security of excellent customer service.
Many people prefer the informality that renting an apartment can bring. You can leave your clothes out; have a late snack without having to pay a stupid price for calling room service; and you can come and go without having to hand in your keys. As long as you do your research carefully, there’s a lot to be said for it.