Thanks for checking our apartment out. As Super Hosts with Airbnb we pride ourselves on offering our guest the best possible experience. So if you have any questions or if there is anything you need to know, we would be delighted to get back to you.
Please make sure you read the 'Other Things to Note' section before making a booking.
3 bedrooms, 3 en-suite bathrooms, 2 private patios and a lemon tree in the wonderful central location of Gracia .... what more could you ask for?
This is fully licensed and a very large beautiful modern apartment cleverly designed to a very high standard and with bundles of character. You will feel like you are home from home in this special apartment.
There is 150 square meters featuring 3 bedrooms of which two look out onto one of the delightful green patios. Each of the 3 bedrooms has an en suite bathroom with modern showers.
At the entrance of the apartment there is a large room with a desk for work and study along with a sofa bed. Then through to the centre of the home is the open living-come kitchen area. This has access to the unique central outdoor dinning area which is your own little sanctuary area or 'green' relaxing room! It has the feeling like your are outside of the city, with a beautiful large lemon tree in the back yard and daily visits from the birds yet it is surprisingly very centrally located.
Here's a list of of items that we provide to our guest/s:
High Speed WiFi connection
37” LCD screen cable TV
The kitchen is open in design to the living and dinning area and in the centre or heart of the apartment with doors out the the incredible green outdoor patio. It has a modern appliances such as fridge/ freezer, microwave, oven, cooker along with cooking utensils, pots, pans, kids plates and cutlery and more
We supply some teas and instant coffee. There is a Nespresso machine for your use (capsules not supplied)
Fully equipped with full dinner set, glasses, cutlery etc
3 en suites with toilets and large showers in each.
(Toilet paper and hand wash are all provided)
Iron and ironing board
Fresh towels for the required number of guests
Fresh bed linen for the required number of guests
Travel cot available if required (under 2's are free)
Air conditioning unit in the main living area
2 patios with table and chairs, one patio with large BBQ
If you have any questions please feel free to get in touch, we'll get back to you promptly and here's is a little bit of information about us...
We are an English and Irish couple with a very warm welcome awaiting you. We live not too far from this apartment and are available at all times to help and assist you during your trip, if needed.
When you book we email you detailed directions from the airport to the apartment. We also send you information on welcome food packages and other services you may need while you are here.
We promise to do all we can to make your stay a very pleasant and comfortable one. If you have any questions please get in touch and we will get back to you promptly:)
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You are located in Gracia. A village within a city as people describe it; walking distance to everywhere it is only 15 minute walk to Passeig de Gracia yet a step away from that city feeling. It enjoys bustling squares and vibrant bar and cafe life. If you want to experience the real Barcelona and feel like a local this is the location for you. There are plenty of food markets, boutiques, specialty shops, cafes and restaurants all in close proximity.
Gracia is in a district bubbling with local bars, cinemas and theatres. There is one of the few original version cinemas that offer 8 different shows. The most characteristic thing about the neighbourhood is it’s squares full with bars and terraces to have a drink or a lunch. Many might compare Gracia with New York's East Village. It’s close enough to all the touristic spots (you can even walk to Park Güell or the Sagrada Familia) but it is far enough to avoid touristic crowds.
The apartment is 2 minutes away from the green line subway station which can takes you within 3 stops to the city centre and the gothic quarter. Or you can do an easy 20 min downhill walk along Passeig de Gracia down to Plaza Catalunya and the beginning of the Ramblas.
The train station is only 2 subway stops away. Here you can find connections to many of the beaches north and south of Barcelona or to the mountain areas and the Pyrenees.
Other Things to Note
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.
Touristic licence Number:HUTB-007342
- City tax of .75 cent per adult per night is due to be paid on check in please. Please note this is required for a maximum of 7 nights only and under 16's are free
- No smoking inside the apartment but there is a two outdoor patios with an ashtray provided.
- Respectful and reasonable quiet noise levels especially after 11pm.
- No loud parties please!
- Respect of the property and neighbours.
- The kitchen is of course available for your use, please be safe.
- 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!
- Most importantly relax and enjoy your stay!
Phil and Fiona are such gracefull hosts, hey mad our entire experience from booking to leaving, seamless and pain free. They are professional, prompt, generous and very therall in their follow up, general instructions and extremely helpfull prior and during our stay. Hey went out of their way to accomodate our need for basic necessities while we arrived during Easter Sunday. Phil greeted us at the apartment, walked us through all the essentials we need during our stay. The apartment is exactly as described and more.. We would defenately go back next time we visit Barcelona. Thank you Phil and Fiona for all you have one to make our stay enjoyable !!
It was a very pleasant stay, Phil was very accommodate to us. Questions and Mails were always answered very very quickly/immediately (before and also during the stay!). I had the feeling we would have a contact person in every case.
We really enjoyed the flat - especially the great and central location!!!!
Supermarket is in front of the door, great bakeries 1 minute away, also shopping in the street a few steps away is greater than in those tourist hotspots :) very nice location!!! and all best-known places of interest are quickly to reach.
I really recommend the restaurants "Botafumerio", just 3 minutes walk!! And "the market" a peruvian restaurant some minutes away.
And a friendly bar - 2 doors next on the right side.
also great the nespresso machine and other equipment: there are enough towels, one hairdryer,... & the detailed and complete equipment!!!
For our taste could be cleaned more accurately. but we are a quite exact in this case ;)
Thanks a lot for the great days!
The apartment was just as it was on the pictures and we had a great time staying there. Phil and Fiona were wonderful hosts for us, and everything went perfectly. The neighborhood of Gracia is a vibrant area full-filled with lots of cosy restaurants and cafe's and bakeries, just the place to be in Barcelona. It's very easy to move around from there with metro and busses. I strongly recommend staying at their awesome apartment, thanks again Phil and Fiona.
Phil and Fiona are such great hosts. Phil is so polite and so well spoken that it makes you feel like if you were at home with a long time friend. He explained everything in detail, from where to go, to how to get around such great neighborhood. I will go back to Barcelona and I most definitely will stay at this property. The beds are very comfortable, the water is hot all the time and most important the quality of service and communication are exceptional. Thank you Phil and Fiona, hope to see you again soon.
Everything was great from the web right through to meeting Phil on his Vespa outside the apartment, punctual and very friendly.
It's exactly as per the photos and is in very good condition. It has a well designed, good quality and stylish interior equipped with everything we needed. Clean and quiet but in the heart of a vibrant area crammed with artisan shops, cafes and restaurants. There are no exterior windows but a delightful internal mini courtyard instead. Very safe and benign atmosphere at night, kids out playing in the squares, lots of local families eating out, etc. At first might seem slightly shabby if all the shop shutters are down as they're all grafitti'd and there are street bins aplenty but once you realise that the graffiti is urban art and is confined to the shutters - and it disappears when the shops open, then all is good. Easy walking to metro, trains, etc. Couldn't have been better with really excellent "20 things to do" guides and apartment bible provided by Phil and Fiona.
The house from inside is good but the wether inside the house is really cold even when the heaters are working. and another disadvantage of the house that the main door is on the street directly and this is not (website hidden) the way you should be ready to hear from the owner a lot of fakes penalties after the checkout.
A complete and utter lack of respect. I have all of the photos of the utter mess that you left the apartment in. Smoking is not permitted in the apartment. Not only were cigarettes smoked in the apartment, but weed as well. The whole living and kitchen area resembled a stoners den. Food and drink bottles every where, half eaten McDonalds hamburgers on the wooden table. It was without doubt the worst condition any of our apartment have ever been left in. Cigarette ash empted onto the floor of the apartment rather than a bin. We are still in complete shock that upon discovering the gas had run out on the BBQ you then proceeded to light charcoal on the gas hob in the kitchen to cook your food. At what stage did you think it was either safe or acceptable to light charcoal inside and on the gas hob. We guess it obviously didn't taste good as you left all of it stinking the apartment out on plates around the living room and the pan used to cook. At check in I told you that both the curtains between the glass hall must be kept shut when the heating is on. You chose not do do this and then write to say the apartments was cold. No other guest has been cold in the apartment as they follow the most basic of instructions. Which are also in the house manual and a sign on the wall. Regarding the house being on the street, exactly where else would you expect to find an front door? For future guests information the front door from the street opens to a porch area with another door into the apartment. We have had so many families stay there with young children and none of them have found the location of the front door to be unsafe. As for the penalties..Yes we did ask for your security deposit to be given to us. This contributed to the 3 hours extra cleaning we had to pay for, the cleaning of the sofa covers to remove the smell of smoke, the same for all the bedding and blankets you had used in the living room. There where no fake penalties, in your message to me just now you said " i read your emails about the house being in a mess after us and i accept the penalty the you asked for." So you have agreed to them and now saying they are fake! All in all, you had no respect for us or our apartment and to then leave a review that is negative and try and find fault in what is a superb apartment because you lost your security deposit.
Super week end dans cet appart très agréable.
Phil et Fiona se sont très bien occupé de nous !
Muchas gracias !
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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!