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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.
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-The balcony can not be used after 10:30 pm Sunday to Thursday. Or after 11pm on Friday and Saturday.
- 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!
From Feb 21 - 27, 2016 the minimum stay is 4 nights.
We were a big family of two adults and four children traveling to Barcelona. Phil and Fiona's flat was exactly as we had hoped for: Everything worked well and the flat is in a fantastic place with most interesting sites within walking distance. There is also a metro station nearby. We took our breakfast on the lovely balcony and relaxed in the evening there too.
The hosts were very responsive and provided good advice for our stay. We would definitely recommend this flat.
Very easy to get to the apartment, just walk down Parallel from Placa d'Espanya which is the first stop on the Airport bus. The apartment is up lots of stairs so not for the very unfit or less able. The block is full of character and the flat also. Very nice to have a balcony with table for 4 for breakfast. Beds and pillows could have been better. Quiet and easy to walk to Ramblas etc. Near to the metro station.
Phil and Fiona were the perfect hosts - unobtrusive, but there when needed. The Casa was as described. We knew about the 104 steps to access the apartment, so adjusted our movements throughout the day accordingly. The terrace was a great plus, especially for alfresco breakfasts and evening drinks. I managed to leave something behind when we vacated the apartment, and Fiona was great, sorting it out straight away.
Beautiful apartment in a great location. Phil & Fiona were very helpful.
Phil & Fiona arranged to meet us at the apartment and allowed us to leave our bags as we arrived early. They provided excellent diections on hos to get to the apartment using public transport. The apartment was beautiful as we had seen in the photos. The apartment was in a great part of Barcelona, near the Metro station. The owners provided us with very useful information on how to get to all the major attractions. It was very easy to get around town. There were plenty of options with dining out and there was a small supermarket nearby.
Nous avons été très bien accueilli par des amis de Phil et Fiona, l'appartement était conforme à la description et les communications furent excellentes avec eux tout au long du processus. Très proche du métro et dans un cartier intéressant pour les restos. Gardez vos valises légers car il y a cinq étages à monter, mais ça vaux la peine!
Nette Altbauwohnung zwischen Poble-Sec und Hafen. In der Nähe finden sich nette Tappas Bars und Restaurants. Zum Hafen sind es 15 min zu Fuß aber auch die U-Bahn ist gleich um die Ecke. Die Wohnung ist ganz hübsch eingerichtet und sauber. Wir haben das Appartement mit der Beschreibung gut gefunden. Nach Der Ankunft in Barcelona haben wir uns telefonisch beim Vermieter gemeldet und wurden dann direkt am Haustor Empfangen. Unsere Gastgeber haben uns die Wohnung gezeigt und noch ein paar Tipps für unseren Aufenthalt gegeben. Auch die Terrasse war gepflegt mit genügend Platz für 4 Personen. Das Bad war etwas klein aber zweckdienlich und auch sauber. Die Küche war in Ordnung alles wesentliche war da wenn auch manche Utensilien nicht brandneu waren.
Alles in allem haben wir uns sehr wohl gefühlt und eine tolle Urlaubswoche verbracht.
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About the Host, Phil And Fiona
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 over four 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 friends Paula and Pol who are from Barcelona and help 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!