Elite travellers on the hunt for the perfect salty seaside escape will find a whole host of luxury vacation rentals in lively Barcelona.
This cosmopolitan Catalonian capital is teeming with Michelin-starred restaurants, jaw-dropping architecture, rooftop pools and sleek bars. Look beyond the hostels and budget hotels, and you’ll find hundreds of luxurious holiday homes for a royally good night’s sleep. The real issue isn’t whether or not you can find them, it’s which to choose. Thankfully, there’s now a wide range of booking platforms designed to help luxury travellers find their perfect property. We’ve analysed three of the best options, based on the website’s ease of use, range of properties, customer service, client reviews and value for money.
With more than 550 luxurious properties on offer, Plum Guide offers the greatest range of luxury vacation rentals in Barcelona on the internet. Each of these homes has undergone a scrutinising vetting process, which includes a Plum Home Test conducted by an independent critic. Guests can use the filters to whittle down their search by number of rooms, property type and specific amenities, such as jacuzzis and pools. You can also search by holiday “type”, such as “romantic getaway”, “beach” and “business”. The concierge team is on hand seven days a week to help with any niggles to ensure an ultra-memorable stay too.
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For the best value luxury vacation rentals, Booking.com is an excellent option. Not only are properties price matched, they often include “Genius Discounts” for travellers who have used the platform before. The website caters for a wide range of budgets and tastes, so filtering down your search to luxury rentals is time-consuming, but easily done. You can also search for properties based on star rating, specific facilities like barbecue areas and swimming pools, type of home and number of rooms. Most properties are reviewed out of 10 by previous guests, with specific criteria for facilities, cleanliness, value for money, staff, location and comfort.
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Villanovo offers a small, but highly curated selection of luxury villa rentals in some of Barcelona’s most exclusive areas. Specialising in villa rentals, properties range from an art-covered, Ibiza-inspired villa to a 19th-century mansion with a lake, terrace, salt water pool and manicured gardens. You can filter properties by number of bedrooms and price and sort them by relevance. Each listing includes a comprehensive description with accurate photos, maps and live availability. Unlike many booking platforms, Vlillanovo describes itself as a travel agent, run by a small team of travel and villa advisors who can help you find the perfect property for your trip. Once you’ve booked, the team can provide everything from weather reports to bespoke itineraries.
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