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Rec, 38, Ciutat Vella, 08003 Barcelona – Show map
Excellent location – rated 9.7/10! (score from 108 reviews)
Rated by guests after their stay at Rec Studios Barcelona (Decimonónico).
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Terrace, Sun Deck
Private parking is available at a location nearby (reservation is not possible) and charges apply.
Ticket Service, Baggage Storage, Private Check-in/Check-out
Safe, Non-smoking Rooms, Air Conditioning, Adults Only
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2:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Until 12:00 PM
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Children and Extra Beds
All children are welcome.
Free! One child under 2 years stays free of charge when using existing beds.
Free! One child under 2 years stays free of charge in a crib.
There is no capacity for extra beds in the room.
The maximum number of cribs in a room is 1.
Any type of extra bed or crib is upon request and needs to be confirmed by management.
Pets are not allowed.
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The location was brilliant, we managed to walk everywhere - some attractions further than others but there's a lot to see which makes the journey really enjoyable. The free wifi is always useful, as I cant live without my phone and the connection is really good. There are numerous restaurants and bars surrounding Rec Studios, along with the zoo and aquarium close by. Would not recommend to elderly or people who have trouble with stairs/claustrophobic people, as there is a narrow, winding staircase up to the apartments. The rooftop terrace is gorgeous, perfect to sit and enjoy a few glasses of wine. (If you can tackle the stairs) Overall, we thoroughly enjoyed our stay and would recommend it to other young couples.
The narrow staircase up to the apartments. However, it does add to the theme.
Location, check-in staff, having a refrigerator in the room
VERY small accommodation with no privacy between bathroom and the rest of the apartment. Very narrow winding staircase. Not very clean.
The studio was in a perfect location, cab out a 15/20 min walk from La Rambles, half an hour from Sagrada Familia but the best bit about the location is the actual street it is on!! Beautiful shops, cafes, and such a nice atmosphere! Would go back again and again!!! Ask for apartment 1 or 2 to get a balcony big enough to sit on :)
Couldn't have chosen a better place. Helpful staff, perfect location, great facilities. We'll be back!
We found the location to be perfect!! Walking distance to the beach, zoo, the ramblas and the centre or just a metro stop away from other attractions! Couldn't fault the location at all! The apartment was gorgeous and our own terrace really did top it all off!
Not really much to dislike although I felt the cleaner couldn't have popped in atleast once to give the room a once over and fresh towels.
Loved the layout of the apartment and the roof terrace. Situated above some nice wee bars and would love to go back
Small windy stairs
Helpful staff Excellent location Balcony with good street views Well equipped kitchenette with small shop nearby Free wi-fi
Bit tricky to find, have a map handy. Can be noise from the street at night if groups gather in the public spaces
Amazing ! Beautiful balcony and clean room.
Barcelona people sleep too late,haha:)
Location, right in the heart of good bars, tapas restaurants, close to La Rambla and the Picasso Museum, close enough to the sea and Familia Sagrada. Andrea in the office was very helpful :) The apartment is modern, simple and elegant. And the roof terrace for The Full Moon was perfect!
The stairs are winding and narrow. We had lots of big bags. I'm an artist and we have a 6-month daughter so we had canvases and paints and a baby pushchair. However, even with all this lot it was still pretty easy!
Superb location, close to 2 metro stations. Short walk to Barcelonetta, el Gotico and quite close to la Rambla. El Born is fantastic, lively area with nice bars, shops, entertaining street life (which is great to look at from one of the three small balconies). Historic building with modern interior, also very safe and secure. We had a fantastic time!
A concern for some people might be the narrow staircase, which can be difficult when carrying luggage or if your mobility is impaired. And because it's such a vibrant area, you'll hear sounds of the street into the early hours. However, the windows are double glazed, which helps.
Location could not have been better. Although the studios were above a small strip of busy bars the noise didn't bother us in the slightest. Natalie, from the studios office/reception (located very close to the studios) was very helpful. Our studio was lovely (particularly the terrace) - it really made the trip for us!
The stairs didn't bother us at all as we were only on the first floor -I can also only imagine that the other studios are worth the trek up the tiny staircase!
The location, the views, the balconies (we had two), the staircase - la escalera de caracol - (but you need a sense of humour), the excellent help we had from Andrea. The place was perfect for our needs and although we were literally on top of a late-opening bar, we were not disturbed by noise at all. Next time we come to Barcelona, this will be our first choice.
The staircase, but only when shifting suitcases. To be honest, there was nothing we didn't like.
Location ,three big windows ,clean and beautiful
Sometime a little bit toilet smell not good.
- The location is superb and both the guy that showed us in and the lady that was there at check-out were super-friendly and helpful. - The studio is very well equipped: they had everything we could possibly need, including a mixer to make cakes(!).
- The studio we had was at a secondary building and the access was through a very narrow staircase (it is mentioned in the small print btw). - The staircase smelled like cat-pee and the room smelled even worse. They have some big sewage issues and we had to leave the windows open otherwise the air was unbearable. - For 120 euros per night, I think we could have chosen a much better place but my friend was really into the old walls of the building and the whole rustic ambiance.
The best apartment we've stayed in Barcelona. Great amount of outdoor space on the terrace, where we enjoyed people watching until the early hours. The Apartment is on a busy square but the doors to the balconies do an excellent job of cancelling out any street level noise ensuring a very quiet night's sleep. Andrea met us at the apartment, she was very helpful and friendly and she could answer any questions we had on the best places to go to in the area. We would definitely stay here again.
I liked everything about the flat, but the winner aspect for me was the location. The staff welcome and helpfulness. Easy walk from Stacio de Francia which has good links to the airport. Facilities for making light meals and snacks (especially with kids). I would book again without hesitation!
Can't think of anything bad about the place.
Friendly and helpful personnel, very good location!!!! (Near to bars, tapas bars, restaurants, museums, beautiful area of El Born), clean room, modern decoration, supermarket for supplies just across the street (open even during holidays). Second floor has a comfortable, private terrace. We really loved it and we will visit again next time definitely.
Be careful at the stairs! Narrow and sliding...
Stairway was very difficult for us
Location was excellent and the staff as good as we have ever had.
Location was brilliant could not fault it. Stayed in apartment B1 only one with a private terrace overlooking the square.
Few areas where cleaning could be better a lot of dust and hair under the couch and in he corners but as we spent very little time there it is a very small negative!
location location location....
a bad smell emanating from the bathroom drain
The location is in a hip area where there is plenty of bars and restaurants. Ideal place for young people. Walking distance to some of the sights.
The steps up to the Appartement is narrow and steep. Not ideal for people who has big suitcase. Its alright for younger people but not for older clients.
The best apartment in Barcelona for sure! Amazing location, lovely decor, comfortable and massive double bed. I really rate this place and will go back again soon.
The location and the good insonorisation of the apartment. The combination of old original ceiling and walls with modern furniture.
Old accumulated dust in some 'dead´ corners of the studio. No elevator: access to floors very difficult (steep and narrow stairs).
Location, location, location... Very nice studio with balcony in the heart of El Born neighborhood. A little noisy on weekend nights but we didn't go to Barcelona to sleep.
Nothing, exactly what we were looking for.
Location was excellent - very central. Staff were exceptional - very friendly and helpful. Apartment was spacious, modern and well equipped. We were on the first floor and had our own private balcony - just beautiful.
No lift and the stairs were very narrow. We were glad we were on the first floor.
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