Spacious Maxi-Loft Barcelona Centre

Loft - Entire home/apt · Carrer de les Carretes, Barcelona, Catalonia 08001, Spain

The Space

Spacious 100 m2 open plan maxi-loft split over two levels with a 40 m2 patio.
Enter through a quiet internal courtyard; The ground floor consists of a fully equipped kitchen with breakfast bar, dining space, soffing area and living room with a double sofa bed, this looks out onto your private patio/garden; A part shaded zone with a breakfast table and seating. A terrace heater is supplied for the fresher evenings.
The first level is an open plan bedroom with double bed, ample wardrobe space and separated from a large bathroom with shower and jacuzzi.

The Neighborhood

Situated in the heart of Barcelona, The Raval Neighbourhood is one of the city's most fashionable areas, ladened with restaurants, bars and shops too many to choose from. Within walking distance to museums such as the MACBA or the recently renovated Maritime Museum.
5 minutes walk to the Market of Sant Antoni or the Famous Boqueria where you can treat yourself to the local delicacies and prepare a wonderful meal at home whilst enjoying a chilled Cava in the garden.

No more than a short stroll to the Ramblas where you can amble down to the port and a modernised shopping centre and eateries.
Wander up the Ramblas and within 10 minutes you arrive at the epicentre of Plaza Catalonia and venture up to Passieg de Gracia.

Getting around

The loft is positioned between 2 metro stations, one of which will lead you up to MontJuic where you can saunter through the gardens and view the entire city from the castle.
Take the other metro and in 5 stops you arrive directly in front of the jewel of Antonio Gaudi, The Sagrada Familia cathedral.
Also close by is the airport bus stop (Calle Urgell), tourist bus routes and local buses.

Other Things to Note

Check in and check out is flexible within reason and arranged during booking; Flight number(s), Arrival information and details of all guests required.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Extra people: $28 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Security Deposit: $213
Cleaning Fee: $57
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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Cancellation: Moderate

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  • Simon is a great host and the loft is spotless, stylish and comfortable - exactly as depicted in the photos.
    Simon went out of his way to make our stay as easy and enjoyable as possible, great communication in advance, meeting us at the bus stop, giving great recommendations for local places to eat and drink and assisting us with making reservations.
    El Raval is a vibrant neighbourhood with a great choice of restaurants and bars. The loft is set back from the street behind a courtyard so is pretty quiet and peaceful, though there is some noise as you would expect in the centre of a large city. All of central Barcelona is easily accessible on foot from the loft.
    I would happily recommend Simon's place to anyone visiting Barcelona.

    March 2014
  • Simon is a great host, way beyond our expectations. He is so kind and thoughtful, giving us the very detailed direction to the apartment as well as he wished to wait for us at the bus stop. The restaurants and bars he recommended are all superb and very close from the apartment. The apartment itself is truly spacious, clean and beautifully decorated. We had an incredible 4 nights stay at here, and the private patio was really a reward to us. We definitely come back when we trip to Barcelona again. Thank you Simon!!

    March 2014
  • Simón fue muy amable en nuestra llegada. El loft es hermoso, super cómodo. Nos sentimos como en casa.
    Todo estuvo estupendo.
    Muchas gracias, Simón!

    March 2014
  • We had a great time staying at this wonderfully spacious apartment. It's quiet, spotless, tastefully furnished and - most importantly for us two ladies coming in late at night after a few cocktails - very safe. It was a great base for (my first time) exploring the city, with the jacuzzi a perfect way to relax after miles of walking during the day. El Raval is a really interesting area, with great restaurants, bars and coffee/brunch spots, which Simon dedicated a lot of time to talking us through when we first arrived (as well as running to pick us up from the bus stop, after we made it in in record time!). Simon is the perfect host, wonderfully open and friendly, which really made our stay. Thank you - I can't recommend this place highly enough!

    March 2014
  • Simon is really the best host. When we arrived he was waiting for us and gave us all the instructions + a nice Cava to start our visit in a posh style.
    The loft is where I'd like to live. Very modern and well equiped. Bed and shower are perfect.
    Important to talk about the location: our first impression wasn't the best. Raval is a very plural neighborhood, with many pakistans and to be honest, is not that Barcelona we knew in previous visits (we stayed in Paseo de Gracia in other visits). People also call Ravalkistan. Seems a bit run down.
    But luckily was just the first impression. Raval Is very close from Ramblas, you can visit many places by foot. The night scene is very vibrant with plenty of options of restaurants and small places to have a drink. In the end, the plurality of the site brought a special spice to our visit. And the most important: is very safe.
    I also strongly recommend the brunch on Barcelo Raval (in the Rambla of Raval). Is only on sundays. You can start with a drink in the rooftop with a fantastic view 360° and finish with a great brunch in the restaurant for only 25 euro.

    Thanks for all Simon.

    March 2014
    Simon
    Response from Simon:

    I thank and appreciate Alex's opion.
    Catalunya / Barcelona and Raval is very open and Multicutural. My Next door neighbour Rafa a graphic designer is Catalan, Another friend and neighbour Marta is a dance instructor who works with Circ de Soleil, Virgille who has a clothes design studio and shop in front is French, Ali from Pakistan who owns 4 shops on our street open from 8am until 11pm is also a good colleague ours.
    The ever so wonderful Flor Falchetti of the amazing restaurant Lo de Flor is Argentine... Finally I'm mixed European English.

  • hôte agréable et super sympathique. Ils nous a renseignés et aider pour notre séjour à Barcelone. Je le recommande vivement. Le loft est grand et franchement ça vaut le coup.
    5 -10 Min à pied de la ramblas.

    February 2014
  • Simon was a perfect and charming host who went far beyond the call of duty to meet us at the bus stop, walk us to the apartment, recommend some wonderful local restaurants (Lo de Flor, a few doors down, is NOT to be missed) AND help arrangements for a birthday surprise. The apartment is truly wonderful and in the great bustling neighbourhood of el Raval, walking distance to pretty much everywhere but enough off the beaten trail for you to see real Barna at work. We can't recommend this apartment and Simon highly enough and hope to visit again soon. Thank you Simon for your amazing hospitality.

    February 2014
  • The apartment is very true to the pictures with the patio garden an inviting gem. It was very quiet and comfortable.

    The apartment sits nestled among wonderful restaurants, bakeries, fresh produce markets with the oldest cathedral at the end of the block. The neighborhood is multicultural that adds to the texture and vibrancy of the city.

    Simon was an absolutely wonderfully helpful host in knowledge about the city, providing directions and suggests for dining which were all excellent. By mistake I left my backpack with computer at a restaurant which was closed the next day. SImon went above and beyond in helping me recover the item before I had to fly home.

    February 2014
  • Thank you, Simon, for our good visit to Barselonal!You `ve met us at the bus station, show us a region near your loft, gave us very important information about Barselona, interesting places to visit and to eat good food. Your loft was a warm home for us during three days, very clean and comfortable. Thank you, Simon, you were very good careful host.

    January 2014
  • I can recommend the loft and its host Simon over all! The loft was as great as the pics already promised - and Simon was such a great host. You can ask him really everything and his answers has always been very helpful for us. We have find some nice places which we haven't seen without his recommendations. Very nice, very charming very sincere - it can really not be better :-)

    January 2014
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They say, "An Englishman's home is his castle…"   Born in Yorkshire, I moved to Catalonia over ten years ago where I married a local and have made Barcelona my home. Our city centre apartment may not be El Castell (as they say in Catalan) but it's our pride and joy, built with love and the generous help of friends and family. Transformed from an empty shell in a modern Barcelona residence it is now a secure, fully equipped and fashionable, city centre sanctuary.  We would like to think it´s a reflection of us, perfectly nestled in the centre of the city with access to everything Barcelona has to offer, exhibitions, theatre, concerts, restaurants/bars, beaches and the splendour of the Barcelona, however once home and sat with a glass of wine in the garden completely separated from the hustle of the city you can sit back and feel relaxed . We work, entertain, relax and live at home, so space is very important to us, although this is an open plan loft it´s generously divided into 8 zones. We simply hope that you will enjoy our home as much as we do.
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