About This Listing
Excellently decorated 2 bedroom apartment in the very chic Eixample / Sant Antoni district of downtown Barcelona. The apartment has one large ensuite bedroom with a small handbasin & toilet in the bathroom. The second bedroom has a double bed which consists of 2 single beds put together in a great Ikea -esque style, and lastly in the livingroom, there is a double sofa bed, so all in all, the apartment sleeps up to 6 people. The main bathroom has a large shower, WC and handbasin with mirror and hairdryer. The kitchen forms part of the livingroom and is fully equipped to make your stay that little bit easier. There is a microwave, coffee maker, fridge / freezer, toaster, juicer, kettle and a full selection of pots, pans, plates, bowls, cups, glasses, cutlery etc etc so you can cook up some of the local cuisine. The livingroom opens out onto the small balcony with two nice chairs where you can sit down and enjoy your breakfast or a glass of wine in the evening time. There is also a 40" LCD TV, some footlamps and a DVD player as well a wifi internet for the entire apartment.
The apartment is situated in a great neighbourhood with tons and tons of bars, reastaurants, supermarkets and local convenience stores and you are only a 10 minute walk away from the world famous Ramblas, La Boqueria, Barrio Gotico and Plaza Catalunya !
Closest metro is a 2 min walk from the apartment, which is called Sant Antoni on the purple line. The mero station Parallel is also no more than 5 min walk away.
The Manso apartment is a great place to stay when you are visiting Barcelona for pleasure or for business , it has everything you could need and is in a great location, only 10 minutes from some of Barcelona´s most beautiful sights.
Other Things to Note
Please Note : There are minimum stays during certain periods. These periods are as follows :
1) 3GSM mobile conference ( Feb 28th to March 6th ) : minimum stay 5 nights
2) Easter ( April 1st to 6th ) : minimum stay 5 nights
3) Primavera Music Festival ( May 27th to June 1st )
: minimum stay 5 nights
4) Sonar Music Festival ( June 17th to 22nd ) : minimum stay 5 nights
5) New Year's Eve ( December 27th to January 3rd)
minimum stay 5 nights
Please no parties in the apartment and we ask you to keep the noise down after midnight in order to respect the sleep time of the neighbours. All check ins after 2000h are subject to a €25,00 surcharge , €40,00 after 2300h and €50,00 after 0100h. This must be paid in cash to the person doing the check in. Minimum age is 21 or children accompanied by their parents.
I have never been made to feel most unwelcome before. My family, with 4 kids were made to wait on the street for 20 minutes despite my calls and texts to let them know when we were arriving. I understand that that she may have been held up but an apology would have been appreciated. She was rude and was in a big hurry to just get us to sign all the waivers and kept pointing out all the rules and how we would have to pay for damages or be evicted if we did not take care of the place. She definitely did not treat us like we were friends staying in their place which is the mantra of Airbnb. She also did not bother to tell us about her neighbourhood or recommend us anything despite us travelling a long way to visit Barcelona.
The unit was not clean. There was a dirty mop and pail left in the living room. The sink was not clean. The beds were not made and we had to set it all up ourselves. The photos are deceiving as the unit is really very small and will little light. Only one balcony that brings in light in the front room. The room at the back has another storage area which is cramped with old broken unwanted things and is not only unsightly but seems like a fire hazard.
I was prepared for the flights of stairs to get to the unit, but it did not realise how narrow and steep they were and when we came home at night, we would be fumbling in the dark with the kids for 2 flights before there is a light switch. Worst holiday stay ever. We had problems with the radiator and DVD player but Killian came when we were out and fixed it and he also came when we were checking out. He was much more pleasant, but his wife who did the checking already left such a bad taste for us. We had waited a long time to visit Barcelona, and it is sad that our memory of the city is marred by such an unpleasant AirBnb experience. I WOULD NOT recommend this place at all.
Hello Susan. We appreciate your feedback but feel that this comment is extremely unfair and unjust and paints an erroneous picture of our apartment. As you can read from all of the previous guests´ comments, the apartment is clean, tidy, well located and everybody was well received by either myself or Laura. I appreciate that on the day of your check in you had to wait 20 minutes at the door, but this in turn was no excuse to scream at Laura, put her down and to ask her to leave halfway through the check in. We apologised at the time for arriving late but i feel that this is not an excuse to be rude to us and to leave such a one-sided, biased comment online. How you can say that the apartment was not clean because there was a mop bucket and mop at the entrance is not fair, the stairs are in excellent condition with normal light switches and handrails up the apartment door. The building also has fire extinguishers and an emergency exit and is uptodate with local government requisites. Maybe this wasnt the right type of apartment for you and your family. I feel that maybe a hotel might have been a better option with daily cleaning, multiple elevators, room service and full 24 hour customer service at the hotel foyer. That said, i take on board your comments ; we are going to clean out the storage room out the back, make sure there are no mops at the entrance from now on, and put the duvets inside the duvet covers from now on. All the best from a very sunny & happy Barcelona ! Killian
Cosy nice apartment, perfect location. Killian was really flexible with the check in time which was important as we arrived quite late. Highly recommended.
It was a very nice Location in a good Area, everything was tidy and we enjoyed the time at Killians Appartment very much!
I was met exactly as planned, down to the second, by a delightful young lady who looks after the place for Killian. She gave me a quick, detailed 'easy to use' guide to the flat and once she knew I was happy, left me with plenty of reassurance should I have any concerns over the coming days. The apartment is exactly as it says on the tin; neat, tidy, practical and comfortable. Do be aware of the stairs though and appreciate this is an old building, so no lift and the three or so flights will do nothing more than stretch the legs in readiness for a day in the city! It does has good WiFi connection and the whole block is very secure. It is also perfectly situated for the metro, 4 minutes walk away and as many restaurants, bars and shops as you could shake a stick at. I loved the little balcony overlooking the trees on the lively road outside and the fact that it was close to a little supermarket and opposite was a wonderful fruitiers and a glorious bakery, which kept me fed a watered during my delightful stay. If you want a no-fuss, simply furnished, easy to reach base whilst exploring the charms of Barcelona, I would definitely recommend this sweet little apartment to you.
El barrio interesante aunque el mercado de san antoni está en reparación por lo que no esta funcionando. El departamento es más chico de lo que se ve en las fotos y hay que subir bastante, no recomendable para familia con carritos de bebe o viajeros con maletas pesadas y grandes. No hay ascensor. El anfitrión poco flexible. Le pedimos dejar el departamento más tarde que la hora de Check out (11 AM) y no accedió argumentando la llegada de nuevos huéspedes y la limpieza del departamento. Al menos hubiésemos podido dejar las maletas hasta más tarde sin embargo tampoco accedió. El departamento no estaba limpio, faltaba limpieza en baños, se notó limpieza sin productos de desinfección.
Hola andrea. Gracias por tus comentarios pero no creo que son muy justos. Como te he explicado por email, iba a ser imposible dejar las maletas o quedar mas tarde porque los proximos clientes ya habian llegado a las 0800 de la mañana y querian entrar a las 1400, como pone en el anuncio. Si no fuese por los nuevos clientes, te podrias haber quedado mas rato sin problema, pero no hubo posibilidad.
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About the Host, Killian
Fun loving & Hard Working. Have been living in Barcelona for nearly 10 years now, but have also lived in New York, London, Dublin, Frankfurt, Berlin, Stuttgart, Munich & Dusseldorf but have traded in everything for the beautiful weather and great food of the Mediterranean .
Have two beautiful kids ( aged 3 months and 2 years at time of writing ) and a fantastic girlfriend who looks after me ! Used to run a small record shop in Dublin for 6 years called Big Brother Records, so i´m an avid music fan, ex-DJ and part time vinyl collector.
Love doing maintaineance in apartments, painting, plastering, plumbing and generally fixing up things that are broken. Love cycling, eating out and traveling when i have some spare time.