About this listing
The sunniest bedroom in Barcelona! Perfect stay for a winter trip.
We are right in the heart of the city, between Plaça Espanya and Plaça Catalunya (2 metro stops from both)
The Aerobus stop is just outside our house.
Metro Urgell, and Sant Antoni.
Double room, proper queen size bed, with good mattress, clean sheets and towels. There is a lot of light and sun in the room. In summer it can get a little hot in the afternoon between 2 and 5.
We have a little daughter (nearly 3 years old), who goes to kindergarten and will probably be gone to visit her grandparents for the month of August. This is to say there is a child in the house, if it matters to you.
Guests can use the bathroom, the kitchen and living room as much as they want (the only thing is we ask that they don't take baths, only showers). There is also a small balcony off the living room. Washing machine and a shelf in the fridge. No smoking, please.
Interaction with Guests
We interact as much as the guests want - we'll talk and give them tips about the city. And if they want to be left alone - we respect people's privacy. Ultimately, we want you to fall in love with Barcelona and enjoy it as much as we have.
Lots of supermarkets, shops, cafes, bakeries and restaurants in the area. Right next door to our building entrance there are 2 cafes that serve lovely coffee and croissants and other pastries, in case you choose to have your breakfast there. And the beautiful old Sant Antoni market (currently under reconstrucion) is only a block away.
There is no better location than ours in Barcelona. Right outside the Aerobus stop, which is great for the airport transfer (only 5 euros one way). We are halfway distance between Placa Catalunia and Placa Espana - the main squares of Barcelona. There are buses that go directly to the beach, Montjuic, and Park Guell. Las Ramblas are 15 minutes walking distance. But the best thing is that there are almost no tourists in our area, so you can relax after a day of sightseeing and bumping all day into tourists as well as experience a little more authentic Barcelona.
We are a block and a half away from 2 metro stations - Urgell (red line) and Sant Antoni (purple).
Nous avons été bien accueillis par Carlos qui a pris le temps de nous parler de Barcelone, des endroits à visiter, des transports en commun, etc. L'appartement est bien situé et facile à trouver, la chambre confortable, il était agréable d'y retourner à la fin de la journée!
The house is comfortable, with convenient transportation; the surrounding community is very good with all kinds of shops.
Carlos and Olga are very, very nice people, especially their daughter Sophia, they bring us a lot of happiness. Be with them let us feel comfortable like at home, and we more thank Olga helping us in many ways.
Live in Carlos and Olga's apartment is one of the best part in our wonderful trip of Barcelona. When we got the chance to go to Barcelona again, I would be very appreciated if Olga would welcome us again.
Felt like a stay with family. Carlos and olga so friendly and had lots interesting chats. and great huge bedroom and very good bed and lots grocery shops close so cooking easy. Very near aerobus and 2 metro lines and 15 minute walk to la rambla. Porch to dry washing. Olga gave us some of their dinner. Sophia 3 year old was nice cheerful girl. Both speak english. Spanish. Bits of others and olga russian
We had a really comfortable and enjoyable week in Barcelona. The place was very centrally located so that we could discover Barcelona nearly completely by foot. But also metro stations, supermarkets and tasting snack bars are just next to our place.
Special thanks to Olga! She was a very lovely and kind host who put much effort to provide us a convenient stay. She recommended not only nice places to eat and drink but gave us also very helpful tips and must sees about Barcelona.
Hasta la próxima :)
Nous avons été super bien accueilli dès notre arrivée dans l’ascenseur!!
Endroit fidèles aux photos, logement situé en centre ville, à proximité de toutes commodités!
L’hôte et sa fille, très gentille, arrangeante,conviviale,nous nous sommes sentis à l'aise et comme " chez nous" !
Nous avons pu avoir de bons conseils sur la ville, discuter anglais ou espagnol.
Olga a été G E N I A L E !
Le lit est de très bonne qualité et nous n'avons pas eu froid.
Nous avons pu cuisiner lorsque nous le désirions.
We were great well welcomed from our arrival in the elevator!!
Place believers(regular customers) in photos, accommodation(housing) situated in city center, near any conveniences!
The host and his daughter, very kind, accommodating, friendly, we felt comfortable and as "at our home"("with us")!
We were able to have of good advice on the city, to discuss English or Spanish.
Olga was G E N I A L E!
The bed is of very good quality and we were not cold.
We were able to cook when we wished(desired) for it.
Finding the apartment is very easy, just a block from the metro station. The apartment is located between 2 major plazas, yet away from the busy tourist area. Carlos and Olga are very nice people, accommodating to what we needed. Their 3 years old daughter is lovely. We very much felt home there and had a nice chat with them. All the conveniences are near by, such as the market, restaurants, coffee shops. Also majority of the attraction are within walking distance. We enjoyed our stay and wish we can come back again someday.
Thank you Patti and Frank ... as I've already mentioned in the review, it was a pleasure to have you stay with us. We welcome your return with open arms .. especially Sofia. And for sure we'll be giving Sofia a lot of kisses on both of your behalves. Take good care of yourselves. Hope to hear from you both sometime in the near future. Best wishes .. and safe journey home !!! xxx
Staying at Carlos' and Olga's place was a great decision. They really tried to help us getting to know the city, gave us lots of ideas on where to go and stuff like that. The other reviews aren't lying: he matress really is pretty awesome. I have some back pain problems and that almost went away sleeping there.
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About the Host, Carlos
Easy-going, good-natured. equipped with a sense of humour
An English teacher in Barcelona .. 3 years of teaching Catalans some English
5 things I can't live without : My daughter, Sleep, Coffee, Late-night movies, Football
Favourite destinations/books/movies/shows/music :
New York, Cape Town, Mauritius/ The Catcher In The Rye/Paris,Texas/Breaking Bad/The Ramones,Jesus and Mary Chain.
As a host, I look forward to meeting you all, and making your stay as pleasant and welcoming as I can make it. When I'm not there my wife Olga will take care of things at the apartment.