Amazing loft for 2 or 3 people in the very historical centre of Barcelona 300 meters from Plaça Catalunya (the "Times Square" of Barcelona, next to the Airport Shuttle Bus station!) and next to Via Laietana, the street which leads you straight to the Beach.
The perfect place to have a perfect experience in Barcelona.
The apartment has a double bed, a sofa-bed balcony, full equpied kitchen and bathroom. All furnitures are new. Sofa, tv, fridge, oven, washing machine, towels, linen. Everything you need for a perfect and comfortable stay. IMPECCABLE CLEANNIG. INTERNET WIFI. The apartment is located on a first floor so there are very few steps to climb!
3 minutes walking to Plaça Catalunya the "Times Square" of Barcelona... Next to the Airport Shuttle Bus! Close to all main attractions in the historical centre like the Cathedreal, Palau de la Música, the Gotic Area, Santa Maria del Mar Church, Picasso Museum, Columbus monument, etc. Near to the Port Vell and to the Maremagnum Shopping center. Very lively area with lots of restaurants, theaters, cinemas, bars and pubs. Walking distance TO THE BEACH and to the Barceloneta area.
Just 2 minutes to the metro Plaça Catalunya (L3) and next to the Airport Bus station!.
For families or groups of friends travelling together we eventually accept more than 2 people. There is a sofa-bed accommodating 1 person more.
The apartment is not suitable for any kind of party. Groups of friends looking for party and fiesta please look for another place. It's not allowed to make noise or listen loud music in the apartment. I want to keep a good relationship with my neighboors... Thanks!
I'll be happy to give you advice on what are the best things to do and places to go in Barcelona.
About the reviews saying that the pressure water is low I want to put it clear something: THE PRESSURE WATER IS PERFECTLY FINE TO GET A SHOWER. It's not very strong, so don't expect a lot of pressure to get relaxed under the water like a jacuzzi... But I repeat, It's perfectly fine to get showered!
We stayed at Carles' loft for the final four nights of our recent Spain vacation. Everything about the place was perfect. David met us outside of the apartment to give us the keys and then proceeded to give us an excellent overview of the city and helpful hints for our stay (grocery store locations, restaurant suggestions, etc). The location was ideal. The small side street the unit is located on is very quiet at night, we slept great all 4 nights. We couldn't recommend staying here highly enough!
Carles' flat was perfect for our needs! The location was unbeatable, steps to Catalunya! The place was very simple yet comfortable and spotless. We were welcomed by Carles in person (on balcony as we approached flat) and given lots of info about both flat and Barcelona. He had good tourism suggestions which we followed. The flat was very quiet and had all the essentials. We will happily return there.
Great Apartment! New user with AirBnB and I was a bit worried, but not anymore! Carles was a great host. He was always easy to contact and quick with responding. And the apartment was exactly as it looked in the pictures. Perfect location, safe, quaint and in the middle of all the action! We loved it! Would certainly recommend it. We were luckly to be able to check-in early, since our flight was very early in the morning, so we didn't have to pull our luggage around with us, major plus! Thank you Carles and David for being such great hosts!
Beautiful place in a great location. Adorable street near to shopping, restaurants, metro. Carles was a kind, helpful and communicative host. Only regret is I didn't stay longer!
We stayed 8 nights in Carles' apt. Communication with Carles was clear and prompt. The central location makes it a good home base to explore the city - we walked everywhere and only took the metro twice. The most convenient part about the apt is the 3 minutes walk from Plaza Catalunya where the airport bus stops. That was reassuring for us since it's our first visit to Barcelona. The water pressure in the apt was fine with us. The portable heaters produced more than enough heat for us tropical visitors. There were street noise from people and the industrious garbage and street cleaner that came every night. It took a few nights for us to get used to, that being said, we do live in a rainforest and the noise is part of being in a big city. Thank you Carles for a wonderful first visit to Barcelona.
Suddenly we needed to stay one night in Barcelona and we found this nice place. Carlres was very communicative and helpful. The flat was beautiful, located in central area and there are also cafes to enjoy the quick breakfast. About the shower pressure issue, it was a bit weak but fair enough I guess.
Everything was as expected - thanks for the information of previous visitors, so I was prepared yet when selecting the apartment. And after my visit I can confirm: beautiful, central, clean, bed and bedcloth were comfortable and the mobile heater did help a little - warm pullovers did also :-)
Two of us just stayed at Carles and David's apartment over the holiday season.
Pros: great location, half a block from the Metro and the Palau de Musica, a couple blocks from Placa de Catalunya, great Barri Gotic shopping and some good restaurants. Very spacious and clean, especially for such a central location, with nice wood floors and a full kitchen. The bed was decently comfortable. David met us at the apartment at the exact appointed time and was very friendly, showing us a map of the area, giving recommendations, and responding very quickly in person to complaints. The apartment is on the second story so the stair situation is not a big deal (vs. a lot of the older Barri Gotic properties listed on AirBnB seem to be on the 5th floor with no elevator). Also the little balcony was a nice plus.
Cons: It was winter, and the apartment was colder than was comfortable for us. When we turned on the heat, the fan seemed to be working but no heat came out. Also, may not be a big deal for you if you're on vacation, but the wifi was very slow and spotty. It was fine for looking up directions to restaurants and other information, but if you have to do work or use (website hidden)/(website hidden)Talk to call people in other countries, it is not reliable.
All in all, a pleasant stay, especially for the convenient location!
Hi Stephanie, you turned on the A/C not the heater. If you had told me it was cold I would have fixed it. I cannot take care of the problem if you don't tell me.... About the wifi there is a limited amount of data at high speed that each guest can use, after that, the wifi keeps working but the speed gets lower. You spend all the data at high speed and then it got lower. Anyway the low speed is enough to check emails, use (website hidden) talk or watsapp. There is a Starbucks just downstairs in case the internet wasn't fast enough for you. You didn't mention that the price of the apartment is also a big pro. That's also an important thing!
The location of the apartment is really great. The photos are a true representation of the place and it is a fab, spacious area. It felt secure and, considering how central it is, it was very quiet.
Both Carles and David were really helpful, accommodating and responsive.
The water pressure in the bathroom is low and the tap 'dribbles' rather than runs! Apart from that (and it is only a small thing) - perfect!
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