Aparthotel Arai, Barcelona
|Carrer Avinyó, 30, Old Town, 08002, Barcelona, Barcelona, Catalonia, SPAIN.|
Description: Aparthotel AraiSet on the corner of Barcelona's emblematic Carrer Avinyó, in the heart of the Gothic quarter, Aparthotel Arai is a luxury boutique hotel set in a magnificently restored 18th century palace, known as the Casa Dels Quatre Rius (the House of the Four Rivers) and formerly the headquarters of the Escola Massana art school. This splendid heritage building is now home to this fabulous property, offering luxurious accommodation and facilities in a unique central location.
Ideally situated for visiting this fabulous city, Aparthotel Arai is just a stone's throw from many of the Gothic quarter's most important landmarks and attractions, from the Plaça Reial to the Picasso Museum, the Cathedral and the basilica of Santa Maria del Mar. La Rambla is less than five minutes walk away, and Barcelona's excellent public transport system provides quick and easy links to the rest of the city and all of its charms and delights. The area around the hotel is replete with restaurants, cafés and bars to suit all tastes and pockets, as well as a fascinating range of shops and boutiques.
Aparthotel Arai's exquisitely decorated rooms and suites combine the finest materials with original eighteenth-century stone walls, high vaulted ceilings with wooden beams, large windows and wooden and tiled floors with geometric designs. Highlights include the impressive headboards decorated with traditional Catalan porcelain, and the wooden shutters, features of the original building that Derby Hotels Collection has so carefully and painstakingly restored. Guests should not miss the fabulous collection of period art and artefacts, along with the meeting room that showcases a fifth century Roman mosaic and other items and photographs discovered during the renovation process.
Type of rooms: Aparthotel AraiSuperior Room:
These are comfortable 28 to 30 sq m rooms that boast a spacious sleeping area, a full bathroom and fully-equipped kitchen. A luxurious stay for business or pleasure in the heart of Barcelona's Gothic Quarter.
Modern 29 to 35 sq m rooms that include a sleeping area, a full bathroom and a fully-equipped kitchen. Perfect for business or pleasure, these rooms in the heart of Barcelona provide a quiet space enveloped by art and modernity.
Elegant 27 to 38 sq m rooms that include a sleeping area, a full bathroom and a fully-equipped kitchen. The Deluxe rooms boast luxurious details and artfully-designed lighting, a leather couch, hydro-massage shower and a range of first-class details for guests' comfort.
Spacious 32 to 38 sq m family rooms that sleep four people. The rooms boast a sleeping area with a double bed, two single sofa beds, a full bathroom and a fully-equipped kitchen. Ideal for a stay with the whole family in a building of great architectural beauty in Barcelona's historic centre.
These are luxurious 55 sq m rooms with two sleeping areas, two full bathrooms, a sitting-dining room and a fully-equipped kitchen. Located on the hotel's top floor, the Jewel Suite is an elegant, finely-decorated space designed with the finest materials and complete with comfortable leather sofas, perfect for relaxing. Among its many features the room boasts natural light and two spectacular private terraces with jacuzzis and views of parts of Barcelona, the Gothic Quarter's skyline and Montjuïc.
In addition to all standard amenities, these rooms feature a sitting-dining room; two single sofa beds; 2 terraces; a two-person spa on the terrace off the bedroom; a four-person spa on the terrace off the sitting-dining room; bathroom with bath; bathroom with shower; hydro-massage shower (available in some rooms).
All rooms and suites feature: Double beds; bathroom with hydro-massage shower (with "rain" effect); ceramic hob; fridge; Dishes, cutlery, table linen and kitchen utensils; LCD Flat-screen TV; Free Wi-Fi; Balcony with views of Plaza George Orwell or Arai street.
Additional information: Aparthotel Arai
Limousine or mini-bus shuttle services are available on request. Charges apply.
Number of rooms: 31
Official category: 4 stars Superior.
Year of establishment and/or latest refurbishment: 18th century/2012.
Languages spoken: Catalan, Spanish, English, French, German, Italian.Smoking policy: Under Spanish law, smoking is not permitted inside hotels and restaurants.
Credit cards accepted: American Express, Visa, Euro/Mastercard, Diners Club, JCB, Discover.
GPS Coordinates: 41° 22' 51.06'' N 2° 10' 37.97'' E
Nearest airport: Barcelona-El Prat Airport - 16,3 km.