In the heart of the old town 50m2 Duplex Loft apartment , 1st floor.
Magnific situation, on a walkable distance to the Port-Vell, the Ramblas, the fancy "Borne" quarter, the gothic streets and the beaches. Car park, buses and Metro station are just a few minutes far, too.
Full equipped with charming style. 2 people (1 double bed).
On the lower floor are located, on an open space distribuition, the dining room, living room and the kitchen. The bathroom remains separate as a private space. On the upper floor is a comfortable bedroom that "looks down" to the living room.
The flat is equipped with towels and bed linens; fires, oven and microwave-oven; plates, cuttery and kitchenware; washing and drying machine, etc.
CIUTAT VELLA: Barcelona has its beginning in the roman town of Barcino (II s BC). During the middle age (XIII – XIV s AC) the town bring up to be one of most important city of the Mediterranean sea. This situation gave a gothic character to the city. A surrounding defensive wall was built to protect the city and its citizens. Three offsets of this wall were needed to assume the increase of its population. Small pieces of these walls are still part of ancient’s buildings. Nowadays the old Barcino is the quarter of Ciutat Vella. It maintains the atmosphere of the old gothic town, with small zigzaging streets plain of young people at bar’s terraces. The area is nowadays a lively centre during night and day, offering a wide variety of cultural, leisure and gastronomic possibilities with its museums, theatres, bookshops, specialist food, wine and craft shops, designs studios, cafes, music bars and numerous superb restaurants.
1. It’s absolutely forbidden to perform of any kind of event (parties, meals for more than 4 peoples, celebrations, etc) in the mentioned apartment.
2. It’s absolutely forbidden to make noise of any kind (music loud, TV, shouts, etc.) between 22:00 hs and 9:00 hs.
3. The rent entitles the tenant’s accommodation plus one guest, maximum.
4. The apartment must be given back under the same conditions of integrity as it was received on the check-in (this do not include the cleaning).
5. The tenant is responsible for the maintenance and preservation of the apartment and everything it contains. In the event of any damage I will be responsible for replacing it, previously informing the owners. If any damaged element is not replaced, the owners can keep the money of the guarantee to fix it. If the damage caused exceeds the value of the collateral, I can be demanded for the remaining part.
Failure to comply with any of these clauses, any intervention of the Police or claim of any neighbour may entail the immediate eviction of all occupants, losing the lessee the right to claim any financial compensation or restitution. In this case, the owner may have partially or entirely on the guarantee.
FEES (To be paied in the Check-in)
For stays longer than 6 nights, the deposit will be 50% of the rent fee.
The difference between Airbnb's deposit (€200) and the final amount has to be payed on the check-in.
Check-in: from 4:00 pm to 8:00 pm (depending on flat's availability check-in can start at 8:00 am., without any extra charge)
Check-out: earlier than 12:00 pm (depending on flat's availability check-out can be extended up to 8:00 pm, without any extra charge)
Late Check-in (from 8:00 pm to 11:00 pm)= + €20
2 people max. (1 double bed)
A great, comfortable place from which to explore Barcelona. Francisco met us right on time and was very friendly and thorough with explaining the apartment. Everything worked as promised; really great having a kitchen for storing food and fixing breakfast and lunch. There are some great little restaurants within 1-2 blocks. Two things to note that may be an issue for some people. 1) We loved the lofted bedroom, but the bottom of the stairs can be a bit tricky coming down (Francisco warned us about this). If you are someone who has difficulty with stairs in general, this may not be a good option for you. 2) There is a youth hostel about a block away and I would say that half the nights, there were people being loud on their way back from partying as late as 3 or 4 in the morning (it is Spain, after all). My wife slept right through it and it woke me up just briefly. Other than those two things, we really enjoyed our stay here and definitely recommend it.
Thank you Steve for your review.
We really take note of your opinion.
About the stair's comment, where the last three steps turns its direction for whom is coming down, we thought in it and unfortunately it has a difficult solution and it'll harm the apartment's layout.
Related with the street noise we are contacting an industrial carpenter to change the single glass window for a doble glass one, to isolate the apartment for the exterior noise.
We hope you can come back soon to test it! ;)
Wir haben Francisco leider nicht persönlich kennengelernt, da die Schlüsselübergabe reibungslos durch einen Freund durchgeführt wurde, aber man merkte, dass Francisco Architekt ist, da die Wohnung mit viel Kreativität und Liebe eingerichtet wurde.
Wir haben uns in den 4 Tagen in Francisco's Wohnung sehr wohl gefühlt. Die Wohnung ist sehr praktisch in der Altstadt gelegen. Man hat gute öffentliche Anbindungen, kann aber viele Sehenswürdigkeiten und den Strand gut zu Fuß erreichen. Die große Einkaufsstraße ist auch fast um die Ecke und am Abend hat man eine gute Auswahl an kleinen Restaurants direkt vor der Haustüre.
Wir haben ein bisschen gebraucht bis wir die Heizung in Gang gebracht haben (im Februar war es noch ein bisschen frisch), aber dann hat alles funktioniert und es war angenehm warm.
Es gab während unseres Aufenthalts eine Baustelle vor dem Haus, weshalb es morgens ab und zu etwas lauter wurde. Aber es hielt sich in Grenzen und wir wollten sowieso früh aufstehen, um etwas von der Stadt zu sehen :-)
Francisco's Wohnung emfpfehlen wir auf jeden Fall an unsere Freunde weiter, und auch wir kommen sehr gerne wieder!
We loved staying in this apartment and would definitely consider staying there again if we ever go back to Barcelona. The location was perfect to explore the local area and there were lots of restaurants, bars and shops in the surrounding areas. It was also convenient for the beach and Las Ramblas as well as the cathedral.
The apartment itself was very clean and well equipped with everything that we needed. It felt almost immediately homely. The only thing was that we were a little cold at first, but then it was February and after a couple of days we found that the apartment warmed up nicely.
We were able to check in early as we arrived on an early flight which was really helpful. Francisco's friend met us at the apartment and explained everything we needed to know.
We would definitely recommend!
The apartment was perfect, décorated with a lot of taste, in the heart of barcelona.
Francisco made everything for us so we can spend a good vacation. I highly recommand this Airbnb experience.
This was our favorite of four places we stayed in Spain on this trip. Francisco was always available by email and the apartment was perfect for two people - attractive, well stocked,and comfortable. We loved the restaurant next store and the neighborhood is full of shops, restaurants, and it's fun to walk through the narrow streets. Great location and stay all around.
Fantastique séjour dans ce bel appartement, très agréable, propre, fonctionnel et très bien placé en plein Gotico, à quelques pas du Born. Francisco a fait le déplacement pour nous accueillir et s'est montré extrêmement disponible pendant et après notre séjour , pour nous faire parvenir un objet oublié dans l'appartement.
Je recommande vivement cet endroit et ces hôtes !
Overall it was a nice stay, excellent location! 2 minutes for jazz club, brunch bar just in front of the flat, local gorgeous restaurant neighboring. A bit cold nevertheless of radiator, blackout for the whole building (maybe?) for last 30 minutes were cons but would recommend this flat to my friends for Barcelona definitely!!
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Somos una pareja de arquitectos con dos hijos pequeños.
Si bien trabajamos como arquitectos, yo en un despacho y Mirela en la Universidad, alquilar el piso nos permite hacer algo que tanto nos gusta como viajar. Cuando lo hacemos también solemos alojarnos en pisos de otra gente, ya que ganas en comodidad y al poder cocinar, economizas.
Además de la arquitectura nos gusta mucho la fotografía, la música y la cocina.
We are a couple of architects with two little babies.
Although we work as architects, me in an office and Mirela at the University, renting our flat allow us to do some thing we really enjoy such as traveling. Wen we do, we like to stay at other guys apartment. We find it more comfortable and cheaper than hotels.
Besides architecture, we love photografy, music and cooking.