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Greetings from Barcelona! Thank you for checking our apartment out.
This is a fully licensed wonderful apartment located in the poplular 'El Poble Sec' area, just a 5 minute walk from the Paral lel metro station which gives you easy access to all that Barcelona has to offer.
The apartment itself is in an amazing building well over 100 years old with the original horse and coach parking station situated behind the massive elaborate entrance doors.
In the apartment you have three double bed rooms, an open plan lounge, kitchen and seating area. The whole apartment was renovated a few years back with careful attention to preserve the original features such as the exquisite wooden doors and shutters, along with the traditional catalan ceiling and terracotta mosaic tiled floors.
Just around the corner is a pedestrianised street with great tapas bars, restaurants and a wonderful local atmosphere.
You are within 10 minutes walk from the famous museum MACBA and CCCB, 10 minutes walk from La Ramblas, and 25 minutes walk from the city beaches.
The apartment is located on the 4th floor. There is NO elevator and so please note you do need to take the stairs - 5 flights. In such an old historic building it's part of the charm:)
A real plus is that you have your own private terrace to relax and enjoy you meals and siesta's. The terrace has a sofa, table and 4 chairs
Please note that noise levels must be adhered after 11PM and if you are here to party this apartment is not for you, thank you! Ideally this is suited best for families or 3 couples.
Here's a list of of things we provide to our guests;
High Speed WiFi connection
Toiletries, toilet paper & soap
Kitchen which has all modern appliances including a microwave, kettle and toaster
Kitchen is fully equipped with dinning set, large range of glasses, cutlery, utensils, plenty of pots and pans and cookery books!
24" flatscreen cable TV
CD/DVD player, Loads of DVD's for you to choose from.
Central heating and Air Conditioning available
Iron and ironing board
El Poble Sec has some of Barcelona's best restaurants, tapas bars, and arts institutions. A piece of the original city wall still exists today and can be seen at the end of Avinguda del Paral.lel, running alongside the Museu Marítim de Barcelona. Named Poble Sec—dry village in Catalan—because the neighbourhood had no source of water until the late 19th century when a fountain was built, it holds an important place in the history of Catalunya. With a local feel you are only minutes from the city centre.
With confirmation of booking we send you detailed directions from the airport to here, a list of recommended things to see and do in the surrounding areas.
We also give you an option to order a welcome pack which provides you with some basic groceries ready for your arrival.
Children are very welcome and children under 2 are free. - Travel cot available if required
There is myself, Fiona who is Irish and Phil who is English. We've been living here in Barcelona since February 2011 with our 2 young kids.
As you will see on our reviews we are passionate about making sure you have the most amazing time during your trip here to Barcelona and we're on hand to help in any way we can.
We all love our Barcelona life and absolutely love this line of work and meeting wonderful people from all around the world.
Please drop us an email to enquire about anything. If you stay with us, we promise to look after you.
Fiona and Phil
You'll have full access to the apartment. It'll be all yours for your stay.
Interaction with Guests
We'll be on hand to help in any way we can.
The Barrio del Poble Sec is a central neighborhood of Barcelona. It is known for its theatres, music bars and cabaret clubs, including the inimitable El Molino.
The apartment is located close to everywhere:
- Metro L 3 (green) is a short walk away. Its a great line to be close to as you can easily reach most of the main tourist must do's of Barcelona. Its the only is the only one that gets you to to major landmarks.
Other Things to Note
Tourist Permit Number HUTB-008151
IMPORTANT: If you do not arrive until after 10pm on the day of arrival please contact us before making your booking.
As you will be staying in a fully touristic licensed apartment There is a tourist tax of .75 cent per adult per night, this needs to be paid on check in please. Children under 16's are free.
If this apartment is booked on the dates you are looking for or not quite suitable to your needs, please check out our other listings.
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- No smoking inside the apartment but there is a balcony with an ashtray provided.
- Respectful and reasonable quiet noise levels especially after 11pm.
- No loud parties please!
- Respect of the property and neighbors.
- The kitchen is of course available for your use, please be safe.
- With the hot weather we would really appreciate if you could clean down kitchen surfaces at least once a day (only if used) and bring out the garbage at least every second day. This is necessary in the hot weather, thank you! The garbage bins are located very close to your apartment - near the main front door. They are the big grey plastic containers - you can't miss them! Cheers!
- Most importantly relax and enjoy your stay!
Phil and Fiona are fantastic hosts. Both are very kind and really do their job in professional manner. They gave us the chance to spend 6 really Catalonian style days in Barcelona and were very kind in providing us extra support (such as ordering taxi for us, printing tickets and give advices for different places), when we needed. The place is an area full with tapas bars and small restaurants and is very convenient when in the evening times we were very tired from daily walks, just to go to the street and sink in the local atmosphere. It is also less than 10 min walk for Rambla street. The apartment itself is fully equipped and convenient. On top of that we were with our two teenagers and they didn’t complain, which is significant enough. I truly recommend both the place and the hosts.
Nice & well located appartment, We really enjoyed our stay and would come again if we plan to visit barcelona.
Good communication and organisation , I'd recommend this !
We werden warm ontvangen in het appartement door Noa, zij heeft tips en trics gegeven. Het appartement was schoon en gezellig. Om de hoek kun je ook even lekker eten drinken. Het appartement ligt op een prettige afstand van alle bezienswaardigheden.
Siamo stati ospiti in questo appartamento la settimana di ferragosto in 4 amici. La posizione è buona (a parte la scomodità del 4* piano senza ascensore ma che già sapevamo), la stazione di Paral-lel è molto vicino casa. Purtroppo il primo giorno ci siamo accorti che c'era un problema, ovvero che eravamo senza finestra del bagno; abbiamo contattato Phil che ci ha detto di aver avuto problemi con gli ospiti precedenti e che erano stati loro a romperla...ha mandato qualcuno per aggiustarla ma i pezzi non sono stati cambiati, la finestra è solo stata incastrata e chiusa quindi non si poteva aprire. Abbiamo dovuto toglierla noi e restare senza in quanto non potevamo usare in 4 il bagno una settimana senza aprire mai la finestra! La sfortuna con le finestre è continuata quando a causa del forte vento di un giorno e non avendo la chiusura una finestra delle camere ha sbattuto rompendo il vetro! Il manico della lavatrice era rotto e quindi non si riusciva ad aprire e non si apriva nemmeno il forno. Credo insomma che ci siano diverse cose da sistemare in casa, non so se sono state tutte rotte dai precedenti ospiti, la cosa che ci è dispiaciuta è che non siamo stati avvertiti prima dell'arrivo...
Thanks again for staying. If walking up 4 flights of stairs would have been a problem then you should have used Airbnb’s awesome filtering when you can search for apartments with the things you need and want, such as a lift. The bathroom window could not be fixed straight away. As I said the guest that left the day you checked in broke it and therefore I could not give you advanced notice that there was a problem. As I said the frame needs to be fabricated and glass cut etc, this is going to take a few weeks. I had our handy man put the window back in and secure it. You choose to take it out again. The other widow breaking was something that happened and we’ve replaced the glass now. The oven is very easy to open, just lift the plastic child safety lock and 'hey presto'. Likewise the washing machine opens perfectly. If you had of asked us about the oven or washing machine during your stay we would of more than happy to have helped you out straight away.
Phil est un hôte de qualité.
Il nous a reçu à 11h pour le check-in et est toujours disponible par téléphone.
L'appartement est très bien situé et les photos correspondent parfaitement avec l'atmosphère de celui-ci : on s'y sent comme à la maison.
Le voisinage est quelque peu excédé par les nombreux Airbnb de passage lors de la saison estivale et ne laisse rien passer aux visiteurs (attention a bien vider l'arrosoir sur les plantes sans dépasser d'une miette sinon l'eau coule chez le voisin du dessous, à ne pas oublier vos clés, à ne pas parler trop fort sur le balcon).
Nice apartment and nice host. If you look for a place to stay in Barcelona I definitely suggest this one.
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We are an English and Irish couple with a very warm welcome awaiting you. We are friendly and easy going with 2 kiddies and a beagle dog who moved from Ireland three and a half years ago and we are now thoroughly settled and enjoying life in fabulous Barcelona. We work full time managing short term rentals as Airbnb Superhosts and absolutely love what we do! We have our amazing friend Noa who is from Barcelona who works with us and helps us out allot! On a daily basis we get to meet amazing people from all around the world and ensure they enjoy this incredible city and experience during their stay, how lucky are we!