About this listing
The surroundings of the apartment:
The apartment is situated in the heart of the most antic neighborhood of Barcelona, a few steps away of the famous Ramblas and also from the sea.
This area, of a strong gothic image, differs from the rest of Barcelona for its ancient streets full of history, the squares with their bars and terraces, the movement.
Perfect for the day tourism (most of the interesting cultural places are reached in less than 5 minutes walking) and by night, with its many places where to eat or stop for a drink and listen some music.
The "green" metro line as well as the "yellow" are a few minutes from the apartment to cover any angle of the city.
It is a "principal" (the noble spanish floor) of more than 150 years, totally reformed recovering the pieces and the original parts of the house (floors, decorated exposed roofs, windows, doors and gratings)
A craft work lasted almost 7 months.
The kitchen is complete, because being able to enjoy a good meal its the perfect complement for your holidays.
The bathroom its composed of the toilette and a comfortable design shower. In the equipment of the apartment we provide towels and hairdryer.
The bedrooms are spacious, furnished and decorated with taste, double beds, antic furniture and bedside table restored.
Both of them have a spacious balcony perfect for your relax, where you can drink a nice bottle of wine after a long day around the city.
The bedclothes and sheets are included in the equipment of the apartment.
Massimiliano & Beatriz:
they are my closest friends and help me to lead this lovely apartment, you can count on me and them for any inquiry about your stay in Barcelona.
We suggest to ask for availability with a message before booking it in order to know special rate and conditions for high season.
· hair dryer
· clean linen and towels (not beach towels)
Interaction with Guests
I'm available by chat, messenger or telephone 24/24 during your stay for any kind of emergency. Before your arrival I provide a detailed mail with all the info you need about the area, logistic transport from and to airport/train station And I m always available for suggestion and tips about the city. In case I m not reachable , people close to me manage the apartment and assist my clients in any matter.
We are very flexible with check in /out times according to the previous or next book.
For check in after 11pm may be requested an extra fee of 20 euro if I need to ask an external support to handle it
Other Things to Note
Apartment available for long term stays (over 31 days)
- Please respect the place as if it were your own home, be considerate to my neighbour.
Please be reminded that it is an apartment within residential buildings so great care must be taken to ensure no inconvenience is caused.
- There is no need to be assisted for your check out, just remind to inform me about your departing time if you did not yet and leave keys inside, be sure the door is properly closed.
· Please remind that, due to a municipal order it not allowed to hang out the balcony any towels/clothes
· Also remember that in general the garbage within the Gothic district is taken out during the night and left on the main street where is picked up by the city's cleaning services
between 8pm/10 pm. If you collect some garbage. please leave in the corner in front the front door
· Additional cleaning, bedding etc can be arranged for longer stays.
That's about it, make yourself at home and treat it as your.
From Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2015 the minimum stay is 3 nights.
We spent four nights in Paolas place and had the best time. Especially the balcony is amazing to have breakfast and some glass of vine with smooth music in the evening. The flat is placed directly in the gotic area not far from the harbor and beach (approx. 10 minutes by foot). A little bakery and a supermarket are just around the corner. It is a little noisy during the night, so when you don't have a deep sleep you might prepare yourself with earplugs.
Paola and Massimo are available whenever you have a question and/or need some help.
We totally recommend Paolas place! Thank you for the nice time
Absolutely LOVED our stay in Barcelona! Paola was great at communicating and the local tips for eating and night life were spot on. The apartment was in an amazing location with everything at your finger tips including the beach, tapas, bike hire and supermarkets. It was hot hot hot on the week we stayed but big fans were provided which was lovely. Thank you for making our trip unforgettable.
Great hosts, very convenient part of the city. Lots of natural light and fun to watch the vibrant street activities from your balcony with a glass of cava.
What can I say?! It was perfect! Paolas apartment is one of the cutest little place we've been traveling with airbnb. Everything was perfect. Such lovely interior and small details to make the apartment confi and pretty. The gothic area and street where the apartment is located is perfect for the most things in walking distance. Paola took great care of everything and we felt save and welcome. Everyone who wants to go to Barcelona and feel a little bit like a local, should choose this apartment. My favorite place there was the cute little balcony where we had breakfast everyday and a glass of wine in the evening. Thank you Paola for making our stay so easy and comfortable.
Hanna & Meli
I only dealt with Paola to make the reservation; I dealt with Paola's friend Massimilano for the check-in process. Upon arriving in Barcelona, I sent a text to Massimilano to let him know that I had arrived and he responded very quickly to let me know that he would meet me at the apartment. I was provided with very helpful and detailed instructions on how to get from the airport to Placa Catalunya, and from there how to make my way on foot through the Gothic quarter to the apartment (which was very easy to find). Massimilano was there promptly upon my arrival, and took his time to show me around the apartment and how to lock the door etc., letting me know that I could contact him if there was anything that I needed during my stay. The apartment was clean and stylish and quirky, exactly as depicted and described in the photographs. It was an ideal place from which to venture out on my daily outings - it was very easy to make my way from there to so many adjoining neighbourhoods - the Raval, El Born, La Barcelona and so on, with an abundance of nearby options for everything you could want in terms of shopping, going out for dinner, etc. However, the street noise, which was briefly discussed when I arrived, was much louder and continued later than what I anticipated - exuberant and boisterous singing, yelling, laughing, talking loudly, garbage pickup accompanied by much banging, happening every night until 4:00 a.m., all of which meant that I was unable to sleep through the night once, catching only a few hours sleep between app. 4:00 and 9:00. Unfortunately not sleeping well affected my enjoyment of my stay, and by the end of my trip I was exhausted. I would just caution that if you are a light sleeper, this may not be the ideal place for you, the benefits of the fantastic central location being outweighed somewhat by the consistently late night street noise.
Bonjour, nous avons passé 5 jours en Mai 2015, dans l’appartement qui est situé au 1er étage d’un immeuble ancien du 16 siècle, l'accueil à été parfait, rdv en bas de l'immeuble, l’appartement est très bien rénové et décoré , idéal pour un couple. Il est très bien situé dans la vieille ville,parfait pour les visites et aussi les plages. Le seul point faible, c’est qu’il est bruyant le soir venu avec tout les cafés !! Néanmoins je le conseille car on est vraiment au cœur de la vie barcelonaise !
We stayed in Paola's place for 8 days and had an absolutely incredible time in Barcelona. The listing was extremely accurate, as were all the positive reviews. Our personal favorite features of the apartment were the balconies and extremely high ceilings.
The neighborhood is indescribable. If you want to be in the Gothic Quarter and really experience Barcelona, this apartment is a perfect fit. The apartment is within walking distance of so many wonderful areas (Born, Raval, Barceloneta, etc...) and is has so many options close by for food, drink, or sightseeing.
Paola provides a guidebook of great restaurants, some of the best food we've ever tasted. She and Massi definitely have great taste so trust their judgement. Overall, I really can't recommend the apartment enough, it's perfect for an unforgettable vacation in Barcelona.
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About the Host, Paola
My pleasure is to help people to discover the best side of this city e to make their stay an unforgettable experience.
Me and my friends would be glad to welcome and help you during your stay in Barcelona.