Barcelona’s land-marks and tourist destinations are categorically chosen as a best area. Furthermore the city is very well connected with its metro and bus systems and therefore you probably want to choose the area you stay in from a personal level.
If it’s an apartment over looking a busy street and a buzzing nightlife you are after then, you probably want to situate yourself near the centre, Catalunya. Here on the infamous Ramblas you will find tapas galore for the nights when you cannot be bothered to cook and lots of little bars in the neighbouring areas of Rival and the Gothic district. In the day time you are in the heart of the shopping with El Corte Inglés (Barcelona´s Selfridges) just on the on the other side of Plaza Catalunya and lots of souvenir shops, and if its designer labels you are after Paseo de Gracia with Gucci on your right and Prada on you left is only one stop away on the metro and easily within walking distance if you would rather stay above ground.
However if you are keen to find accommodation in a slightly more residential area in a more typically Spanish apartment you probably want to look in Eixample or Gracia. Both places are removed from the swarm of tourists and you can find many typical Catalan places hidden away. Gracia even more so that Eixample has a real sense of community and localism there you feel right in the heart of Spanish culture.
Even if you come to Barcelona out of season the weather can still be very hot regardless of whether the sun shines so make sure you check out that your vacation rental has air conditioning and isn´t on the top floor of a block of flats with no lif! If you are bringing the family, do not forget to check the accessibility of the apartment, although nowadays many of the holiday lets have a great open plan lay out making it very easy to function away from home. Also ensure your apartment has all the mod cons as you don’t want be left over a weekend with out an oven for instance.
Barcelona is a fantastic city with lots of different things for all ages. Make your holiday hassle free and fun by renting a luxury apartment in the heart of the city.