Comfortable double room in an attractive period apartment in the historic heart of Barcelona. A fab central location between El Born & Barceloneta, and a short hop to beaches, museums, shops, restaurants, and bars. Stroll to all major attractions!
Our apartment is situated in the epicentre of the Ciutat Vella, and benefits from a stellar location between trendy El Born (great bars, restaurants & shopping) and Barceloneta, the seaside district of the city. A revered restaurant for paella/seafood, 7 Portes, is downstairs.
Within minutes you can walk to the beach, marina, Picasso Museum, Cathedral, La Rambla, and the beautiful Ciutadella Park. Arrival and travel is very easy - the area has great transport links. Barcelona’s most beautiful train station França is just a short walk down our street. Two metro stations are 5 mins away.
The apartment is large with original features, dating to 1836, and has views across to La Llotja, home to the city’s age-old stock exchange, which also houses the Reial Acadèmia (Barcelona’s first art school, where the likes of Picasso, Gaudí, and Miró trained). We’re on the third floor, so from the living room you have views to Montjuïc castle, La Rambla, Pla de Palau and beyond. The building is renowned and was built by the richest man in Catalonia at the time - something you can read about in most guides!
Your spacious double bedroom sleeps two, has a juliet balcony, and has access to its own private bathroom with shower.
You are welcome to use the kitchen to cook, eat and store food and use the washing machine and drying area. There is also a secure, high speed wifi internet connection for your use.
Ewan and I, your hosts, look forward to welcoming you to a home from home. We're true Barcelona enthusiasts and if you crave local knowledge about what's going on, dream of staying in a charming home with lots of history or just want to put your bags down, relax and enjoy the city, we can oblige.
We are - a radio professional and marketing freelancer in our early 30s, with a passion for good food, travel and all kinds of culture. The apartment is split for us and our guests with a shared kitchen and a grand salon.
Upon arrival, we provide maps and guides so you know what's happening in the city while you are here and how to find your way around. We pride ourselves on being able to gauge our guests' preference, and whether you would like a drink and a catch up at the end of your day or would prefer your privacy, that's ok with us!
- You will receive a set of house keys so you can come and go as you please, to be returned on day of checkout.
- All sheets and towels are provided for your use.
If you need anything, please just ask :)
Four days in Paradise! Kyra and Ewin are fantastic hosts. They are available for questions, make breakfast if you want to, but give you all the privacy you need. Their place is light, quiet and beautiful. My 15 year old daughter said to me when we left the house: 'Mom, Kyra and Ewan are so sweet, I want to shrink them, put them in my suitcase, take them home and place them on a shelf in my room.' Thank you both so much. We'll be back!
A beautiful place in a beautiful building with fine hosts who are more then willing to help you around. We stayed here and enjoyed it very much. Thanks Ewan & Kyra!! Kind regards Kitty & Kim
We strongly recommend Kyra&Ewan's apartment for a lovely stay in Barcelona! Perfectly located close to the beach and some of the main tourist attractions, the place is quiet and cozy, just what you need after a whole day of exploring, and provides everything required and more! The guys are excellent hosts, always ready with great suggestions for food or special places to go out and they really made us feel like being in a friend's house!
Thank you Kyra&Ewan and looking forward to sharing some great Cava in the very near future:)
Sonia & Laszlo are a great couple and were excellent guests. They really had a lot of fun while they were here and we really enjoyed hosting them. They explored everywhere in the City, we were really impressed with their energy and enthusiasm. They were friendly, funny and down to earth and it was great watching them enjoy Barcelona so much. We were delighted that we help make their stay enjoyable and really look forward to seeing them in Amsterdam at some point in the future - take care guys x
We had a wonderful experience staying here! The apartment is beautiful and the bed was so comfy. The kitchen and bathroom facilities were very clean and the apartment was ideally located close to the beach and within 15 mins of Las Ramblas/Sagrada Familia. Ewan and Kyra are simply brilliant hosts whose advice on where to eat was really appreciated. Thank-you so much - we will definitely come again soon.
Kyra and Ewan were absolutely charming hosts! Their apartment is sleek with a vintage touch and very cozy in a beautiful, historic building. The set-up of their place is convenient in that the private guest rooms are at one end of the apartment in their own alcove with a full bathroom just for guests, while Kyra and Ewan's room is on the other end, with the kitchen and living room in between. This allows for your own privacy and space when you need it. They provide breakfast if you want it and were all-around super helpful and very sweet, even providing me with a list of things to know about and things to do in town. Their place is also in a central location close to a metro stop, a train stop, a taxi stand, and numerous winding Barcelona streets peppered with restaurants, cafes, bars and shops. I would stay with them again in a heartbeat. It was lovely getting to know you guys and I hope we'll cross paths again, soon!
I stayed with Kyra and Ewan whilst visiting my friend who has recently moved to the fabulous city of Barcelona. I expected their flat would just be a good place to rest my head (and cheaper than a hotel) but in fact I ended up having a great time with the hosts in the apartment! Ewan made me lovely porridge for breakfast and they were both very helpful in city navigation and recommendations. They told me about a great local pinxos place in El Born where I took my friend, it was just round the corner from the flat and very good value. The flat itself is lovely - big tall ceilings and lovely tiled floors the bed was comfy too and the interior of the flat has a cool retro feel to it. Another great thing about staying with Kyra and Ewan is the location - I walked to the gothic area and explored El Born and was able to easily get the metro to a market that was recommended to me. I would recommend staying in this apartment if you want to be in a cool area like El Born and want to stay in a stylish place where you feel welcome and at ease.
I'm now back in London and back to reality - I wish I could jump on a plane and stay with Kyra and Ewan for a few more days. I loved their home which is filled with interesting objects that all have a story. Their spacious apartment is perfectly located right by El Born, Port Vell, the beach, the Gothic Quarter an has great public transport links, although I pretty much walked everywhere. They made me feel so welcome and I could not have asked for more. Kyra and Ewan are very passionate about Barcelona and their passion and enthusiasm is infectious. They introduced me to a really lovely little restaurant in El Born that I can't wait to introduce to friends next time I go. They have exceptional taste and I ended up checking out quite a few of their recommendations. They are such great people and they really did make my trip! I can't wait to book in again next year. THANK YOU :)
Thank you to our kind and lovely hosts Kyra and Ewan - they really put themselves out to make us feel welcomed in their beautiful apartment. Kyra even kindly offered to do our laundry as we had unexpectedly extended our stay and Ewan made us delicious pancakes one morning. The apartment had everything needed for a comfortable week and a half stay. We even had our own bathroom. Our room was in the back of the apartment which was very quiet at night for Barcelona as it can be a very noisy city.We also Loved the Location between the beach and the Old town. This pace was a great find. Im sure we will keep in contact with Kyra and Ewan as they where kind,interesting and warm spirited people that love Life.