***Unique & Special B&B with excellent service as standard. Peaceful surroundings, luxury en-suite cabins *** Only 10 min from center Barcelona and 200m from a fantastic beach.*** Free Wifi, ADSL and free Parking on premises for our guests! *** Book this unique and very special B&B BOAT and you will be guaranteed a genuine, warm welcome and a stay to remember!*** IN SHORT: This luxury B&B boat, is fully air conditioned and offers all the facilities expected of a high quality establishment including 2 amazing private spacious decks to relax and sunbathe on. Its perfectly located next to the beach and only 800 meters from large shopping area, CCIB conference centre, El Forum, tube and 10 min from the centre of Barcelona. *** The St Katharine is a historic former Fleet Tender of Royal Navy transformed today into a beautiful 80ft motor yacht with 5 cabins with either en-suite or private bathrooms. *** Enjoy your holiday or business trip on this beautiful B&B boat which is moored in one of the super yacht marinas of Europe! An unique experience! *** IMAGINE.... After spending a day in Barcelona or soaking up the sun on the beach, you can return to the St Katharine and relax on the beautiful lounge area on deck while sipping your drink and watching the world go by in the marina and beyond to the sea. You can even enjoy (tapas) lunch or (3-course) dinner on deck. After the sun has slipped over the horizon you are guaranteed a great night sleep in your air conditioned cabin downstairs. Our freshly prepared breakfast is served each morning on deck and you can even take the dinghy out and go exploring!***
Starboard double cabin with very comfortable king-size bed and en-suite bathroom with shower, toilet and sink. The cabin has flatscreen with dvd, air-conditioning (central heating), safe deposit box and small table/seat with large mirror. There are 3 portholes that can be opened. Beautiful cabin with nautical character!
Port side double cabin with very comfortable king-size bed and en-suite bathroom with shower, toilet and sink. The cabin has flatscreen with dvd, air-conditioning (central heating), safe deposit box and small table/seat with large mirror. There are 3 portholes that can be opened. Beautiful cabin with nautical character!
Front cabin with very comfortable queen-size bed and en-suite bathroom with shower, toilet and sink. The cabin has flatscreen with dvd, air-conditioning (central heating), safe deposit box and small table/seat with large mirror. This cabin has a high bed, which gives the room a very nautical character!
Single cabin with single bed and shared bathroom with shower, toilet and sink. The cabin has air-conditioning (central heating) and small table/seat with large mirror. There is 1 large window that can be opened. Beautiful light blue cabin!
Single cabin with single bed and a sink in the room. The bathroom with shower, toilet and sink is shared with the other single cabin. The cabin has air-conditioning (and central heating), safe deposit box and small table/seat with large mirror. There is 1 large window that can be opened. This cabin was the former captain's cabin!
5 on February 11, 2014
"Cas is a great host AND a great cook. We enjoyed our stay at the boot. We will repeat it, next time a bit longer since I did not even have the time to enjoy the cosy corner on the deck!"
4.6 on January 29, 2014
A very nice alternative to a Hotel. An unforgettable experience. The boat is perfectly restored and comfortable. The rooms clean and a nice full size bathroom.The owner Cas is very friendly. He was discrete, yet always available. I suggest the dinner on the deck which made the stay unique. From there we took the bus or taxi and toured the city, but were always happy to return to our B&B, which became an important piece of this vacation. It was not only a place to sleep. but a place to return to and feel relaxed an comfortable.
5 on January 12, 2014
Two couples, each with a room, one starboard, one port, and comfortable beds. We ate very well on the boat - tapas of various tastes, OUTSTANDING paella (prepared by out host, Cas) and the self-help refreshments were not your typical hotel prices. A bit of a walk to the nearest underground station, but not inhibiting. Wonderful experience and would try it again when in Barcelona!
5 on January 03, 2014
We stayed 6 nights....very very nice,very comfortable room,great food,a very special Christmas dinner prepared by Cas...my first time on a boat as a B and B...it was a great visit,no complaints
4.8 on December 02, 2013
My now fiancé and I had the most amazing time aboard the St. Katharine!!! The sunsets are fabulous, the Kava is cold and Cas makes a brilliant paella! We got engaged on a particularly beautiful evening watching the sun go down and the boats coming back into the marina. Just spectacular! We loved it and hope to come back - maybe for our honeymoon! Just so you know, as guests you're in walking distance of some great attractions and restaurants, including a beautiful beach and café next to the marina. Kas catered to my dietary concerns and the food was incredible - spend a night on board and have him cook dinner! Seriously! Last but not least, the hospitality and great conversations are worth the trip alone! Can't thank you enough for such a fabulous stay!
5 on November 10, 2013
We discovered the St. Katharine quite by accident on the internet. It turned out to be the highlight of our stay in Europe. The boat was a welcome retreat in the mornings for breakfast and at night after long days in the City. It was so peaceful...a little out of the City (10 minutes) but close to the beautiful beaches and sites. Cas, our host, was such a wonderful, friendly, hospitable man....and a great cook!! Our room and bathroom were clean and a good size....very comfortable! We would definitely go back to the St. Katharine and would choose it over an overpriced, noisy hotel room anyday!!!
4.8 on November 10, 2013
What is nicer than walk all day in beautiful Barcelona and having a boat as your home. It feels like a double holiday, one at land and one at sea. The St. Katherine, is a real cozy boat, which interior has been completely modernized. Nice cabins with luxurious bathrooms makes you think you are in a hotel rather than a boat. Captain Cas made us acually even feel like we were in a five star hotel, as his personal dedicaction is impeccable. We adviced our friend to stay at the St. Katherine and they experienced the same feeling; Barcelona in the city during the day and Barcelona in the harbour at night makes you feel like enjoying a double holiday. We would rate St. Katherine adn it's capatain Cas a full 10. We already reserved for next year. See you soon Cas!
4.6 on November 05, 2013
Where to celebrate a mother who turns 70 and who is used to stay at hotels. The answer is St katharine. Perfect accommodation in a perfect city in a perfect place with perfect hosts. The fact that it occurs at a perfect price on everything from accommodation to bar does not make it worse. Thanks Cas and Irene for making my Mother's birthday not only a day to remember, but a whole week. Sincerely Jonas
4.6 on November 01, 2013
We have just returned from a super (too short) holiday in Barcelona. We flew in from Germany meeting my sister and her husband, who came from the UK, in the centre of Barcelona. The information that we´d received from Cas about how to travel to the city and harbor were very clear and helpful. We used the aerobus to the city centre and took a taxi to the harbor (10 euro). We were very excited about staying on a yacht, originally we were looking at hotels but got totally confused with all the offers and reviews, we wanted something different but with good value for money. Cas met us at the harbor gates and gave us an introductory tour – he was to be our butler for the next few days and he did a marvelous job! The boat was wonderful, cabin comfortable with a modern bathroom but best of all was sitting on deck, either tapas in the evening or breakfast in the morning (fresh bread and pastries, cooked eggs, sausage… and to finish it off, fresh fruit salad!) We could definitely get used to life at sea – as long as it was on the St Katharine in Barcelona and with Cas at the helm!
4.6 on October 30, 2013
Cas is awesome in everyway
Marina, Waterfront, Beachside, City, Waterfront
Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, To exploir the marina with super yachts by dinghy, Barcelona!, Waterfront / sports, Ski slopes are 1 1/5 hr drive away, Outlet Stores, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo
Other, Boutique Hotel, Boat, Bed and Breakfast
BBQ grill, Bath robes, Board games, CD player, Library, Radio, TV, Washer/dryer , Iron and Ironing board on site, Fridge and (drink) chillers on site, Microwave on site, Over 300 dvds available on site
Air conditioning, DVD Player, Desk, Hairdryer, Wi-Fi
Bicycles, Boating, Fishing, Waterskiing, Jetskiing, Diving - CMAS center, Skateboarden, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Water sports
Cas and Irene Pijpers
Dutch, English, French
We enjoy our boat and the life around the Mediterranean Sea, so giving our guests a wonderful stay on board of our beautiful BnB and making/serving delicious meals (from the BBQ) on the front deck is for us like a hobby. Next to that if guests love watersport like us, we can arrange jetskiing, waterskiing, diving etc on or near the marina.