Great views in this well-equipped mini-penthouse. Central and overlooks the rolling hills of Tibidabo. Bordering the Old Town and Sant Antoni, near 3 metro stations. Modern, yet comfortable. Everything has its place. Elevator, Wifi, SkyTV.
Located on the border of the old town, right in the center of Barcelona. This area is one of the best kept secrets - with many hidden places to discover in a very multi-cultural community. It is only two blocks to the new part of town called Eixample - but far enough from it's traffic and cars! The apartment is near big supermarkets, fruit/veg markets, public transport and the tourist attractions.
The area is safe and only 12 minute walk to the Ramblas and the Boqueria Market, 15 minute walk to Gayxample, 25 minute walk to the beaches. There are loads of restaurants, bars, cafes and vegetarian options within minutes. All of the convenience without the fight with the other tourists!
TRANSPORT: 5 mins to Metro Parallel/Funicular to Montjuic, 8 mins to Metro Sant Antoni, 12 mins to Metro Liceu, 12 mins to the Aerobus (stop Urgell), 5 mins to Bus 64 to beach, 15 mins by taxi to airport (27-32€)
PARKING: parking is available at around 10€ per day, pre-booked with Parclick
THE BUILDING AND AREA: The west-facing apartment is a little building on top of the roof (atico). It is very private, and overlooks the rolling hills of Tibidabo, and you can even see the Sagrada Familia in the far distance. The apartment is newly refurbished in a building built in 1803, and has a new elevator. The area has been re-urbanised and the streets have been made pedestrian, but good planning has retained a lot of local eccentricities and character. It has a village feel, right in the middle of the city.
LIVING AREA: wi-fi, air conditioning, central heating, Comfy sofa, HDTV / MP3 speakers / USB chargers / DVD movie library of Spanish, English and adult films, Sky British satellite TV (limited channels), local TV, extendible table for four. (note: new smaller HDTV installed, not the TV in the photos. The apartment has been refreshed since the photos, and there is new artwork reflecting Barcelona street life!)
KITCHEN AREA: oven, hob, extractor fan, fridge, freezer, microwave, citrus juicer, dishwasher, toaster, kettle, cooking and crockery. Nespresso machine, filter coffee machine and Italian cafetiere for caffeine addicts.
We have an honour bar (tasty treats, drinks, extra nespresso capsules, and emergency essentials available at a reasonable price).
Everyone gets a free welcome breakfast pack: (water, juice, milk, coffee, tea, yoghurt/muffins).
SMALL TERRACE: triple patio doors open allows dining for up to 6 - half in and out. table for two (inside table for 4 - just join them together), washing machine, tumble drier, clothes air drier, remote control blackout/privacy window blind, accordion security gates.
SLEEPING AREA: orthopaedic double bed (135cm x 190cm), storage above and below, dimmable mood lighting, bed linen, two foam and four feather pillows, feather and polyester duvets/comforters.
BATHROOM: thermostatic shower, constant hot water, electric hair/blow drier, hot water bottle, electrical socket, 2 sets of towels, (plus 2 beach and 2 gym towels), hypoallergenic - shower gel, shampoo, conditioner, hand wash.
ENTRY AREA: Triple lock security door, entry phone from street, fire extinguisher, smoke detector, emergency flashlight, full length mirror and full length hanging space. steam iron, ironing board. shoe/luggage storage under bed zone. mini desk area with local area information, maps and games.
OCCUPANCY: The apartment is for 2 people sleeping in the bed (the sofa is not a sofabed and is not suggested for sleeping).
RECAP:Think of it as a nice boutique hotel room with a kitchen and outside space!
The flat is quiet with new sound insulation and double pane windows! Minimal traffic as this is a pedestrian area. It can be noisier on weekends, but it is quite muffled. The entire city is loud and late. Viva España!
There is one flight of stairs that are a bit steeper and narrower than normal. Saying that, we have never had anyone have a problem with them.
There may be a late check-in charge of 30€ for flights arriving after 10pm (22h), please discuss your flights before booking. Super early guaranteed check-in and super late check-out, if available, is 50% of the daily rate.
LGBT owned. Dry sense of humour guaranteed. We are Superhosts - our reviews confirm this.
The Panoramic Atico is self-contained and has all of the comforts you would want. It is completely private.
We provide a thorough and personal check-in. We are then available if you have any questions or problems. We allow guests their privacy, as the apartment is self-contained.
We love the neighbourhood for its location, and the fact that it is fairly free of the zillions of tourists. The area is multi-cultural - alternative - creative and yet traditional in it's roots. It is a very tolerant and liberal neighbourhood - always buzzing with activity. The area is safe, as it has more of a village feel due to the fact that many of the neighbours were born where they live.
We also love that the guide books and online guides still say that the area is dodgy - this is a nice filter to keep away the tourists that invade the rest of the centre of Barcelona.
You can walk to most places, but there are three metro stations (Parallel, Sant Antoni, Liceu) and the Monjuic Funicular within minutes. The Aerobus stop is a 12 minute walk. The Ramblas is 10 minutes away.
BEFORE completing your booking, we suggest that your travel plans are confirmed.
If you will be arriving earlier or later than the check-in time of 14:00 (2pm) – please send us a quick message to confirm that this time is compatible with our work schedule. (guests usually arrive 75 minutes after landing at BCN airport)
- The apartment is strictly non-smoking inside, except for the terrace or balcony.
- No house parties or social gatherings are permitted in the apartment. Local noise control laws must be abided by.
- The occupancy of the apartment is for two people, and is not suitable for babies or children under 14.
- Fair usage of the wi-fi signal – no illegal downloads.
Highly recommend this apartment- rod and estanos have really paid fine attention to detail to ensure there is everything you could need and instructions for how to use everything. We arrived late and there was an honesty box of food and drinks so we didn't have to worry about shopping. The apartment was cosy in the winter, although it was warm enough to enjoy the balcony and views over the city. It is in a great area, a minute away from the lively raval square, rambla del arrabal, where there were many good bars and restaurants including a good vegan place (juicy jones) and some excellent tapas.
We had a lovely time in Barcelona! You was a Great host and we love the small Apartment right in the city center. We would definitely go again! Tatjana & Janina
Super nice place, I will be back for sure.
Excellent location, generous and available hosts and super great apartment.
Thank you Rod & Estan!
Great apartment, wonderful hosts and really good location! Can really recommend it.
My husband and I stayed for 8 nights and absolutely loved it. Cannot recommend it more highly. The apartment is spotless and has everything we could have needed. Rod and estanis are pros at being hosts and we took all their suggestions for eateries from the booklet in the room-were not disappointed!!
We used the taxi to and from the airport which was very easy. Plenty of public transport nearby also.
Neighborhood made me feel just a little bit uncomfortable at night, would not recommend wandering it alone.
Everyone should stay here it is fantastic. Thank you rod and estanis!!
Halihalo Rod und Estan
Wir waren sehr zufrieden in Eurem Apartment. Sehr nett eingerichtet, sehr sauber und tolle Lage ! Mit Euren Tipps und Vorschlägen konnten wir sehr viel anfangen. Ihr wart super tolle Gastgeber und wir werden Euch auf alle Fälle weiterempfehlen !
Liebe Grüße Birgit und Marc aus München
Rod & Estan were great hosts. And the Atico studio was equally as great. The studio, while small, was very comfortable for two people. We stayed for 3 nights and had a great time. The studio has everything you need, including a washer and dryer! The hosts live nearby and are very helpful providing dining, transportation, and sight-seeing recommendations. At the same time, they are very respectful of your privacy and give you your own space. If you want to stay near the city center and the magic of the "old" part of town while staying with the locals, this is the place!
I spent hours trying to decide which place to stay at on Airbnb, and after pulling the trigger on the ATICO I have no regrets. In fact, if I make it back to Barcelona one day, I'll definitely look up Rod+Estan again. Thanks for being great hosts!!
Nice apartment, nice area and better hosts
The apartment was very close to the center. It was very tidy and comfortable. The establishment was very good, it feels like home. The hosts are spontaneously and easily accessible. I will recomment this place.