A boutique hotel in the old town of Barcelona

Located in the ancient House of Four Rivers, the Aparthotel Arai 4*S is located in the heart of Barcelona's Gothic Quarter, next to the city’s top tourist and cultural attractions.

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Luxury apartments in Barcelona

A splendid and superior four-star boutique aparthotel, located in the historic centre of Barcelona, in the heart of the Gothic Quarter and the triangle formed by Las Ramblas, the Cathedral and the port.

The House of the Four Rivers

The Aparthotel Arai 4*S is located in an old 18th century palace which has been completely restored, maintaining the unique beauty and elegance of its original architecture.

The sgraffito on its façade is of particular note, giving the building its name, featuring a large repertoire of ornamental allegorical figures, personifying the Danube, the Nile, the Ganges and the River Plate.

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Traveling with pets is very easy with the Derby Hotels Collection.

The Stay & Dog experience offers our canine guests a luxury set designed to let them enjoy the trip to the full, with their own bed, feeder, drinker and a selection of toys and treats from the Trixie brand, the European leader in pet accessories.



Palosanto is a neotavern offering quality tapas and dishes in the Gothic Quarter.

It offers a fun and informal cuisine that fuses classic Mediterranean cuisine with flavours from other cultures, prepared by a young and talented team of chefs.

The best tapas and wines can be found on our terrace, located in George Orwell Square all year round!



If nothing saves us from death, at least let love save us from life!
Pablo Neruda.

Aparthotel Arai offers a romantic Stay & Love package, including chocolate truffles and a bottle of Champagne on the day of your arrival and, several special details including a romantic dip with bath salts and rose petals to celebrate love in intimacy and luxury.


Exclusive surroundings combining luxury, modernity and comfort

with a capacity for two, three or four people

Exclusive apartments that exude elegance in each of their details.

We love Art

The building itself is a restored work of art


A Catalan tavern with tapas and appetisers.

Our customers are our best ambassadors

9.2/ 10



The location in the old part of Barcelona was perfect for walking tours. We loved our time at the hotel and would definitely stay again!


We could not be more happy with our stay


Staff were so welcoming and the room was just amazing. Wonderful hospitality, you guys do it right.


Wonderful bespoke hotel right in the centre of the gothic quarter


Within walking distance of so many of Barcelona's wonderful attractions, bars and restaurants. Room was spacious, lovely and clean, shower was incredible and the kitchen area was very well equipped. The staff we're lovely, very friendly, knowledgeable and helpful. We thoroughly enjoyed our stay.


Infórmate mejor. Reserva mejor. Viaja mejor.
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Meetings and events

The Aparthotel Arai 4*S in Barcelona offers a private meeting room, decorated with a spectacular Roman mosaic from the 5th century and all the services available to clients.

Museum Room



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Along with the combination of art, modernity and comfort, the services offered by the Arai Aparthotel 4*S are designed to make your stay an unforgettable experience. The Guest Relations & Concierge service will offer you personalized attention to take care of even the smallest detail.



Soundproofed rooms

Individual air conditioning

24-hour concierge service

Satellite television channels


Direct telephone

Nespresso coffee machine

Safe with laptop capacity

Hair dryer and bathrobe

Laundry and ironing services

Pet friendly hotel

Smoking is prohibited in all areas in the hotel as well as in the rooms.

Free cot available on request.


Museum room for meetings

Terrace for celebrations and events

Free wifi internet connection




Breakfast service in the room

Palosanto tavern with Catalan cuisine and tapas

Leisure and Wellness

Outdoor pool and solarium

Terrace with views over the centre of Barcelona

Fitness gym


The Aparthotel Arai 4*S offers four-star accommodation in the historic centre of Barcelona.c Located in the heart of the Gothic Quarter, in front of Plaza George Orwell and the confluence of Arai and Avinyó streets, it offers an excellent location to get to know the most lively and picturesque districts of Barcelona.

Aparthotel Arai 4* Avinyó, 30 08002 Barcelona ESP
Tel: +34 933 203 950 Fax: +34 933 203 951 E-mail: arai@derbyhotels.com

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Make your reservation by phone by calling:

+34 933 203 950
Avinyó, 30 08002 Barcelona ESP