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4.6 out of 5

"Fantastic weekend in Barcelona, so much do and a truly fantastic city. " More

By a verified traveller on Mon 18 Dec 2017

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Hotel Description

Our customers tell us that they can't get enough of the quiet aparthotels at Arai Aparthotel. During your stay, you're just a quick walk from La Rambla. Enjoy features like free WiFi in public areas, plus 2 restaurants and an outdoor pool. Built in 2012, this 4-star aparthotel has 31 aparthotels over 6 floors. Each apartment offers free WiFi and a kitchenette.

  • Each apartment offers a kitchenette, an LCD TV and a full-sized fridge
  • Free WiFi and wired Internet
  • Enjoy a bite to eat at Palosanto, a bistro that serves Spanish cuisine
  • Continental breakfast served daily for a fee
  • Take a swim in the outdoor pool
  • Services include babysitting, dry cleaning/laundry and concierge services
  • On-site recreation includes a fitness centre and a sauna
  • Guests like the accommodation for the comfy beds, spaciousness and overall comfort
  • Just a 2-minute walk from La Rambla and 5 minutes on foot from Gran Teatre del Liceu
  • Airport shuttle service available for a fee
  • Pets welcome for a fee

Superior Room

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
£98* Per night/room 16 Dec - 17 Dec

Family Room

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Executive Room

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Deluxe Room

Bed Count 1 Double Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Arai Aparthotel ratings based on 9 verified reviews

Review Summary
4.6 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 5.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Arai Aparthotel

Everyone (7) Couples (1)
4 out of 5

Posted by on 11 Apr 2019

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5 out of 5

Stunning hotel, very friendly staff

Pros: Stunning hotel and in the best location. Beautifully designed hotel, with great staff.
Location: The hotel has a fantastic location and within easy reach of all of the major attractions.
Fantastic weekend in Barcelona, so much do and a truly fantastic city.

Posted by , from Surrey on 18 Dec 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

19 Dec 2017 by Greg Behn, General manager

Dear Andy, Thank you for such an amazing review. We appreciate it. We are very happy to know that you had a wonderful holiday during your stay at Aparthotel Arai, Luxury apartments, perfectly located in the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona. Thank you for complimenting our hotel's decor and our service. We do take pride in both interior and exterior decor, a perfect blend of seventeenth and nineteenth centuries' walls and tiles, along with the engraved stone artwork. We thrive to provide the sense of elegance along with comfort to our guests. Our team is delighted to know that we were able to leave such an impression on you and met your expectations. We hope to welcome back for another memorable stay. All the best. Greg Behn, General manager

5 out of 5
Upea vanha rakennus joka saneerattu tyylikkäästi. Siistit huoneet ja ystävällinen palvelu.

Posted by on 17 Sep 2019

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4 out of 5

Posted by on 7 Sep 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 1 Apr 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

8 Apr 2019 by Greg Behn, General Manager

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 out of 5

Posted by on 8 Mar 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

8 Apr 2019 by Greg Behn, General Manager

Dear guest, Thank you for this positive rating. We are glad we were able to meet all your requirements We look forward to welcoming you again. Best regards,

5 out of 5
Sehr freundlicher Empfang, allgemein sehr freundliches Personal. Lage Top, Zimmer Top...sehr zu Empfehlen.

Posted by , from CH on 17 Feb 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

20 Feb 2019 by Greg Behn, Hoteldirektor

Sehr geehrter Gast, vielen Dank für Ihr Feedback. Wir freuen uns, dass Sie mit Ihrem Aufenthalt bei uns sehr zufrieden waren und Ihnen besonders unser freundlicher Empfang und unser Service, sowie unsere unsere zentrale Lage direkt im Herzen Barcelonas gefallen hat. Wir bedanken uns für Ihre Empfehlung, gern würden wir Sie wieder bei uns als Gast begrüßen!

3 out of 5

Well located hotel

Rooms are nice but to small as a family room. Perfect for 2 people. Very friendly staff. Small but nice pool at the roof top. Perfect place to reach everything you want in BCN. There is no you need to go out to get brakfast. But there are a lot of wonderfull little " cafes"around.

Posted by , from Zürich on 6 Sep 2017

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Comment from Hotel Management

18 Sep 2017 by Greg Behn, General manager

Dear Anna, Thank you for posting this review in relation to your stay at Aparthotel Arai, our luxury apartments in the Gothic Quarter of Barcelona. We are delighted to see your appreciation for our apartments and outdoor facilities. Thank you for your kind mention of our team. Please note that our room sizes go up to 55 m² for our Jewel Room Exclusive Suites. We would be more than happy to find a room more suited to your needs, on your next visit. The entire team look forward to the pleasure of seeing you again. Kindest regards,

5 out of 5

Perfektes Hotel in der Altstadt

Wunderbarer alter Palast, stilvoll renoviert, dreifach dichte Fenster für absolute Ruhe, sehr praktische Küche, ideal mit Kleinkind. Sehr zuvorkommendes und freundliches Personal.

Posted by on 22 Nov 2016

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Property Features

Arai Aparthotel offers its guests an outdoor pool, a sauna, and a fitness centre. There are 2 restaurants on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi and wired Internet. Event space at this aparthotel measures 430 square feet (40 square metres) and includes meeting rooms. A rooftop terrace, tour or ticket assistance, and multilingual staff are also featured at the business-friendly Arai Aparthotel. An airport shuttle (available 24 hours) is available for a fee. This 4-star Barcelona aparthotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 31 guestrooms or units
  • 6 levels
  • 2 dining venues
  • 430 sq ft of conference space
  • 40 sq. m of conference space
  • Built in 2012
  • Bar or lounge
  • Childcare (surcharge)
  • Terrace on the roof
  • 1 conference room
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Outdoor pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Kitchenette
  • Laundry facilities
  • Babysitting or childcare (surcharge)
  • Full-sized fridge/freezer
  • Free cots/infant beds


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet


  • Airport: Barcelona (BCN-Barcelona Intl.) (15.8 km / 9.8 mi)
  • Train station: Plaça de Catalunya Station (1.7 km / 1.1 mi)
  • Metro station: Liceu Station (0.4 km / 0.3 mi)
  • Property shuttles: Airport shuttle
  • Parking:

Room Amenities

Arai Aparthotel offers 31 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with minibars and espresso makers. Each accommodation is individually furnished and decorated. Beds feature premium bedding. LCD televisions come with satellite channels. Accommodation at this 4-star aparthotel has kitchenettes with full-sized fridge/freezers, kitchenware and utensils and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include a bath and shower, a complimentary bathrobe, complimentary slippers and complimentary toiletries. Guests can surf the web using complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks, complimentary newspapers and safes. Additionally, rooms include a hairdryer and blackout curtains. In-room massages and an iron/ironing board can be requested. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

  • In-room kitchenette
  • Minibar
  • In-room dining
  • LCD television
  • Satellite channels
  • Fridge (full size)
  • Espresso maker
  • Coffee maker
  • Kitchenware
  • Luxury bedding
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Cribs (free)
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Bathrobes
  • Slippers
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Iron and ironing board available
  • Desk
  • Blackout drapes
  • Sound-insulated rooms
  • Climate control
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Unique furnishings
  • Unique decor

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a continental breakfast daily.

Palosanto – This bistro specialises in Spanish cuisine and serves lunch and dinner.

Kokka – This restaurant specialises in Peruvian cuisine and only serves dinner. Open selected days.

Room service is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the aparthotel include an outdoor pool, a sauna and a fitness centre.


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.

  • Roll-in shower
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Special check-in instructions:

24-hour airport shuttle service is available upon request. Fees may apply. Contact the property in advance to make arrangements.

This property's breakfast is served in guestrooms.

Airport transport is offered on request 24 hours a day. Fees may apply. Please make arrangements in advance by contacting the property.


  • Check-out by noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! One child stays free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Free cribs (infant beds)!


  • Pets: EUR 33 per pet, per night
  • Maximum 1 per room (weight limit: 33 lb)


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed. No on-site parking is available. Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. No on-site parking is available.

  • One child stays free
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Property Registry Number – HB-004508


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • A tax is imposed by the city: EUR 1.21 per person, per night, up to 7 nights. This tax does not apply to children under 17 years of age.

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for continental breakfast: EUR 15.40 per person (approximately)
  • Airport shuttle fee: EUR 88.00 per vehicle (one-way)
  • Airport shuttle fee per child: EUR 88.00 (one-way), (up to 18 years old)
  • Pet fee: EUR 33 per pet, per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Aparthotel Arai
  • Arai Aparthotel
  • Arai Aparthotel Barcelona
  • Arai Barcelona
  • Aparthotel Arai Barcelona, Catalonia
  • Arai Aparthotel Barcelona
  • Arai Aparthotel Aparthotel
  • Arai Aparthotel Aparthotel Barcelona

You should know

  • Onsite cash transactions can't exceed EUR 2500, due to national regulations. For more details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.
  • Please note that this property can refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, which include pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.
  • Arai Aparthotel offers transfers from the airport (fees may apply). Please contact the property at the number on the booking confirmation with your arrival details prior to travel.
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.