Spacious Maxi-Loft Barcelona Centre

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

More than 2 guests will be charged for the entirety of the reservation.

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: $210
Cleaning Fee: $56
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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  • This apartment was our 5th Airbnb stay whilst travelling throughout Spain and was a standout experience! The apartment was central, no stairs, quiet and with a lovely courtyard. Simon was amazing!! He supplied detailed instructions on how to catch the metro then met us at the station to escort us to the apartment (and help with luggage), spent as much time as we needed going through everything including fantastic dinner options just metres from the accommodation. The apartment had all the little extras - chilled Cava, coffee for the perculator, plenty of crockery and cutlery, soaps and shampoos, an ipod dock and fast internet connection! We could even leave our luggage after checkout to be picked up later and Simon was there to see us off!
    I will definately be recommending this to all back in Australia.
    Thanks Simon :))

    June 2014
  • Simon war ein wunderbarer Gastgeber. Er hat sich viel Zeit für uns genommen, alle unsere Fragen beantwortet und uns super Insider Tipps für Barcelona gegeben. Sein Apartment war sehr gut gelegen und genauso schön wie auf den Fotos. Wir haben uns sehr wohl gefühlt und würden jederzeit wiederkommen.

    June 2014
  • If there's an annual award for the best air b&b host, Simon will most definitely win, EVERY YEAR! He is extremely welcoming and warm-hearted to offer you a clean, beautiful house in the most convenient location in Barcelona with his brilliant introductions of the culture, food and places to visit in the city with his cute British accent! Because of this awesome air b&b experience, we fell in love with Barcelona and we will definitely come back in the future!

    June 2014
  • Als erstes möchten wir uns bei Simon für seine freundliche Aufnahme in seinem Reich bedanken. Wir waren zu dritt und möchten alle gerne wieder in diesen schöne, ruhige, zentral gelegene Loft-Oase zurück kehren. Das grosszügige Loft ist mit viel Geschmack und Sorgfalt für Details eingerichtet. Es fehlt nichts! Der kleine Gartenplatz ist gefüllt mit schönen Blumen und Gewächsen, die Betten sehr gut. Der Raum gut unterteilbar. Mein Kompliment für diese Leistung! Es können sich alle freuen die Simons-place wählen!

    June 2014
  • Bij aankomst in Barcelona zijn we afgehaald door onze gastheer en naar zijn woning gebracht, onderweg werden we al wat wegwijs gemaakt, eenmaal gearriveerd kregen we eerst een rondleiding door de woning, vervolgens een aantal (uitstekende) tips voor goede restaurants en barretjes in de directe omgeving. We troffen een fantastische locatie aan, midden in Raval en toch heel rustig, schoon en van alle gemakken voorzien, een uitstekend bed, een mooie grote badkamer. Veel van de faciliteiten hebben we niet gebruikt maar ze waren wel aanwezig. De loft is werkelijk een uitstekende uitvalsbasis voor wie Barcelona wil bezoeken en we kunnen deze dus iedereen aanbevelen, wij komen regelmatig in Barcelona en hebben het voornemen in ieder geval naar dit adres terug te gaan.

    June 2014
  • Simon was a great host! He gave us some nice tips, helped us find our way in Barcelona and was always available to answer our questions. The apartment is ideally located, beautiful, clean and fully equipped. I can only recommend it!

    May 2014
  • simon was a tremendous host...great communicator, very informed and informative, provided a multitude of a plethera of touring, eating, and personal contact options for moving about in a city he obviously knows very well...his loft apt is impressively outfitted...in a section of barcelona which we would definitely stay again...for all his input, simon was not only gracious and available, but was not in the least invasive...a definite 5-star host and a definitely recommendable place, with a wonderfully appointed apt....

    May 2014
  • Simon was a wonderful host with excellent food recommendations. His apartment is beautiful, well equipped and very clean. We felt like home and whenever we will be coming back to this wonderful city we will be renting Simon's apartment again.

    May 2014
  • Our stay this time in Barcelona was our first experience with airbnb and Simon set the benchmark for all future experiences. He is such a lovely person and a wonderful host!!! He gave us so many tipps and recommendations which were all spot on! For us Barcelona is now firmly linked to Simon and his loft....we will never stay anywhere else in the future.
    Everything about the Loft was exactly as described...no: even better! We felt at home right from the beginning. Very comfortable beds, a tasteful and creative design and (email hidden)d of course immaculately clean!! The little cosy garden is a wonderful extra for the first coffee(s) in the morning and a glass of wine in the evening. El Raval is an exciting neighborhood: an upcoming quarter in the city and really multi-culti. 10 years ago nobody would have seen any tourists here. And it still feels as an "Insider-Tip" for those who want to experience a different and real part of Barcelona. Many little creative and exciting restaurants with extraordinary food, friendly people, interesting guests....
    Simon and his place made our holiday very special....thanks for all, Simon. We will definitely be back soon;-)
    Ilona & Malte

    May 2014
  • Really could not have asked for a better air bnb experience. Simon was incredibly helpful during our stay in his gorgeous apartment. He found out bus times for our journey from Girona to Barcelona, which was particularly helpful as it was difficult to find wifi in the small town we were staying previous to our Barcelona trip. He communicated with us consistently and met us at the metro station near the apartment. Simon gave us great advice on places to visit and with myself being vegetarian, gave me some great vegetarian restaurant recommendations.

    On our first day there, an assessor had an appointment in the apartment for an hour, and although this was no inconvenience to us as we were out exploring the city, Simon had kindly left us a bottle of Cava on the table when we returned. Simon genuinely cares about the experience of his guests and had no shortage of time for us....really the perfect host!

    Before booking, I did read that the area El Raval in which the apartment is situated can be a bit dodgy. Although it is admittedly maybe not my favorite area (I stayed in El Born before which I prefer), we had absolutely no problems and we felt as safe there as we did anywhere else. The apartment is within a courtyard which makes it extra secure. It is also very central, close enough to walk to La Ramblas and other major tourist points in under 10 minutes.

    The apartment was spotlessly clean, just as it looks in the pictures (probably even a little bigger than we expected). The outside terrace is just lovely, he has made a perfect little haven in such a busy city. We spent our last night sitting out on the terrace with a glass of cava. Perfect! Just wish we could have enjoyed it for longer!

    I would recommend this apartment to anyone. Thank you very much Simon for being such a great host, we hope to come back soon! :)

    Claire and David

    April 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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