About This Listing
Romatic hideaway or single getaway? Discover the real Barcelona.
Very nice interior designed flat in the Raval in centre of the Cuitat Vella (Old Town). The charming and quirky area is full of life, local characters, and is the real Barcelona. The apartment is in a building that is over 200 years old, but has been refurbished and has an elevator. The apartment has all of the basics that you would expect, plus the modern luxuries that you need when away – air conditioning, dishwasher, expresson machine, washing machine, WiFi, TV, Kingsize bed and roof terrace. The owner has a tapas bar, so there a great selection of wine to purchase in the apartment.
The layout of the apartment is fairly open plan in a loft style. The kitchen and living area is divided from the bedroom and bathroom area. The apartment has a lot of natural light, and is isolated from the street noise, as it is at the back of the building. There is a lovely 25m2 (250sq ft.) terrace that gets sun all day. The roof terrace is accessed by one flight of stairs in via the communal stairwell. there is a table for two, and two sun loungers.
The apartment is in the perfect location - only 10 minutes away from the high tourist areas - but quiet enough to feel that you are in a multi-cultural village in the original Barcelona. On the doorstep, you will find loads of bars, restaurants and supermarkets.
The Ramblas is 10 minutes away, and only 15 to Plaza Catalunya or the Port. Another 10 minutes will bring you to the beach.
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 (23-30€)
The apartment is ideal for Honeymooners and couples, as it is so private.
UPDATE: we have taken the feedback of guests, and a new door has been installed in the bathroom for more privacy!!
Smoking only on the terrace. no pets for allergy reasons.
No unreasonable noise between 11pm and 7am - keep it in mind this is local law! the apartment is mostly soundproof if the windows are kept closed.
WI-FI - no illegal downloads - fair usage encouraged.
We can sometimes store your baggage until your departure, we have a restaurant very close to the apartment and we are in it all the day.
There are also LockersBarcelona near the Aerobus stop at Plaza Catalunya, which is a short taxi ride.
Welcome breakfast items and basic needs are provided for all guests.
We have an honesty bar for drinks/snacks.
We will try our best to help make your stay enjoyable.
If anything is not clear or you have more questions, please ask!
Appartement correspondant tout à fait à sa description : propre et cosy. Sa situation dans l'immeuble en fait un lieu très calme ( donnant sur l'arrière). La terrasse est charmante. Sa proximité immédiate du centre est un atout incontestable. Le quartier cosmopolite (et sans touristes) ne pose aucun problème de sécurité. Marta est à l'écoute de ses hôtes et fait ce qu'il faut pour vous arranger. Une très bonne adresse pour séjourner à Barcelone.
Marta a prévu le nécessaire pour notre arrivée et premier petit déjeuner. Le logement est conforme à l'annonce : un charmant appartement et sa terrasse propice, tant au petit déjeuner qu'à l'apéro de fin de journée. Lieu très calme à deux pas des Ramblas qui a enchanté notre séjour à BCN.
Apartment was lovely and had everything we needed. Good location - 10 minute walk away from the ramblas. Met us at the flat to give us the keys and was very welcoming. Bed was extremely comfortable too! Definitely recommend.
Marta is the perfect host. Pre-arrival communication was clear and quick. She met us at the apartment, gave us a detailed introduction to the place, offered information on how to get around to the sorts of things we wanted to see and answered all our questions. The apartment is small and most suitable for a couple on a short stay (ours was a week). The terrace is good sized and a swell spot to relax. The kitchen was one of the best equipped we have encountered in our travels, and the fridge and cupboards were stocked with enough that we could wait until the next morning to shop. The neighborhood is perhaps the most diverse we have ever stayed in; among the residents are Pakistanis, Punjabis, Chinese, Arabs, North Africans, Chinese, Vietnamese, Catalans and Spaniards. The ambient fragrances can set one to drooling, and dining choices are varied and cheap. Despite a rough appearance (rapidly changing) the area is safe and seems to have a lot of families. Good water pressure in the shower and a firm bed. It's a wonderful place. Even if you don't rent their place, be sure to try Joan and Marta's tapas bar "Obsessions."
We had a very nice time in Marta and Joan's apartment. Choosing airbnb instead of a hotel is the best decision we ever made. Marta was very kind and met us at the flat when we arrived to show us around and give us good tips about the neighborhood. It was our third time in Barcelona and we would very much like to recommend this flat for people who not necessarily wants to spend their entire holiday in the more hectic parts of the city. The apartment lives up to everything described and we were very satisfied with especially the rooftop terrace. We will not think twice to book this apartment again.
About the Host, Joan & Marta
Hi! We are Joan and Marta we like to meet new people. Since we are local, we are deal with our guests directly – from key exchanges, to cleaning, to repairs, and anything in between.
Live music and beers
This is our restaurant.
You can eat special tapas and drink a lot of differents kinds of wine.
Nice food and kidly and friendly serves.
Galician and Mediterranean cuisine and cocktails in the Raval.
The best paella
For breakfast and more...