PANORAMIC ATICO mini-penthouse!

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Carrer de Sant Pacià, Barcelona, Catalonia 08001, Spain
Rod

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.

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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.

The Space

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 (website hidden) 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!

Please Note:

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.

Note about Pricing: our default price is for our last minute availability, all other prices are seasonal - as per the calendar.

Guest Access

The Panoramic Atico is self-contained and has all of the comforts you would want. It is completely private.

Interaction with Guests

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.

The Neighborhood

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.

Getting around

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.

Other Things to Note

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.

Permit Number: on request with documentation

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 0
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Security Deposit: $210
Cleaning Fee: $42
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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Cancellation: Moderate

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  • Rod is truly the nicest host you could hope for! He greeted us in person, helped us carry our bags up to the room and gave us a thorough run down of Barcelona (especially his area). He suggested "must do" tourist activities, great restaurants and made sure we knew where all the essentials were (supermarket, pharmacy etc). The apartment is in a great area- close to everything! It is PERFECT for a couple! Extremely modern and cosy and although it's small, the design felt very spacious and comfortable. If we return to Barcelona we would rebook the Atico without hesitation.

    July 2014
  • Amazing host. Very nice guy. He was there to great us when we arrived and gave us a brief explanation of what to expect of the neighborhood and gave us some ideas of things to do in Barcelona. Read emails that he sends you before you check in as it includes a lot of info... Taxi costs, where to put garbage, etc.

    June 2014
    Rod
    Response from Rod:

    Thank you for staying and being lovely guests. You are correct, the apartment is compact, as stated in our description. The apartment measures 34m square, which is about 350 sq ft. It has been designed to be like a suite on a cruise ship, but with a full kitchen and laundry. 99% of our guests love the apartment for its clever design, authentic local neighbourhood, and for its gorgeous sunset views. Our description is very clear about what we offer, and that is why it is important to read all of the description contents before pressing the reserve button! Remember, all photos taken by Airbnb photographers are shot with a wide-angle lens - so every property on Airbnb looks bigger and lighter. This is their policy to make all listings look consistently appealing. We hope you see you again in Barcelona.

    June 2014
  • We spent three nights in Barcelona at Rod Estanis's penthouse. What a wonderful experience! The apartment was impeccable, well stocked and perfectly situated for exploring on foot La Rambla and the sites of old Barcelona. Our host was gracious, knowledgable and very flexible regarding our arrival/departure.

    June 2014
  • super confy flat! lovely funrnished.
    l enjoyed my stay there very much!

    June 2014
  • Staying at Rod's was like coming home - if your parents were really well organized and nice! Everything was made so easy and there was great information to restaurant nearby.

    The apartment was everything we dreamed it would be and we would most definitely recommend it to others.

    Lovely people, lovely apartment, lovely Barcelona!

    June 2014
  • The Panoramic Atico is a great location for getting around Barcelona easily and having a great night sleep. The bed is extremely comfortable with the down comforter and pillows and the virtually sound proof automatic shade on the sliding glass doors guarantees a peaceful night. The neighborhood is a mixture of cultures and is a safe community. Rod and Estanis' penthouse had all the comforts of home. I particularly enjoyed the balcony overlooking the city with La Sagrada Familia in the distance, a perfect spot for enjoying your market lunch and bottle of wine. Upon your arrival Rod will gladly point out the "must sees" on your map and is at your disposal for anything regarding the apartment you may need. I highly recommend their place with a considerable amount of confidence. Enjoy!!

    May 2014
  • Fantastic host! Rod is very detailed and gave us a good rundown on the areas to visit in Barcelona. Above all, the apartment is very cosy and clean.

    April 2014
  • We had a nice stay in Barcelona. Nice flat. Easy to visit the town. We have been friendly welcomed by Rod.
    Strongly recommended.
    Arlette et Alain

    April 2014
  • Our stay at the Rod & Estan place was great ! The flat is very clean, nice and well located ! The welcome was also very nice.
    We recommend it for sure !

    March 2014
  • We had a wonderful time in Barcelona, staying at the Atico. It's perfect for a couple or two friends. The apartment is beautiful and has an amazing balcony on the top of the building with a nice view (You can see Sagrada Familia in the distance)
    Rod was an amazing host. Funny, charming and most of all helpful. He gave us so many tips about the city with loads of background information on everything. Couldn't have wished for more! The communication before and during our trip was so easy.
    The neighborhood is cool, located in a multi cultural part of the old town. Little grocery shops are everywhere and it's just a short walk to La Rambla, Gotico, El Born etc. We walked EVERYWHERE from the Atico.
    We'll definitely be booking this place again when we come to Barca next time.

    March 2014
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