About this listing
This modern apartment is perfect for big families and groups. It has 5 bedrooms, 4 double rooms and one single room. In the living room there is a double sofa-bed for an extra 2 people. It has a kitchen, a bathroom and a small balcony.
This fantastic building is Located in the heart of Barcelona and have an easy acces to main touristis attractions, walking distance to Gaudi's La Pedrera, Sagrada Familia cathedral, Plaza Catalunya and Las Ramblas. The visitor to Barcelona Will Find Themselves in the heart of the city, experiencing true life in Barcelona
The guest staying at the Bonavista apartments will be assured easy access to a lot of restaurantes , caffees and bars , also in the area you will find shops and places with live jazz music where you can enjoy some coctails . this is a wonderful place to explore all that this fantastic city has to offer...
a €200 security deposit will be taken on check in as well as a €50 cleaning fee.
Absolutely the worst experience of my life. I have booked an apartment that was advertised being suitable for group of friends. Upon arrival Javier, or Horacio as he introduced himself to us, made me sign a letter stating that if we disturb the neighbors (which was the owner, a very rude woman staying next door to us) during the night hours we could be evicted anytime of the day, remaining days will not be refunded and the security deposit of 200€, that was supposed be used for any damages caused, will also not be refunded. None of this is mentioned on the website while booking. We indeed were evicted the third night without any warning whatsoever and without any explanation. The owner swore at us and Horacio wanted to throw us on the street at 1am in the morning and dealt with us as we were criminals. I would never recommend this place to anyone. Signing a letter with such rules sounds illegal at the first place. We believe we were not being loud, but even if we were, this is not how you treat clients who pay a lot of money for the apartment.
Not only our holiday was ruined, but we feel mistreated and robbed.
The reservation was canceled 7 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
Overall, it was a very unpleasant experience:
1) We dealt with three different people throughout the booking/handover process, which was extremely confusing (they were all nice, but it was unclear who was responsible)
2) After accepting the appartment inititally, Javier sent an email (within 10 minutes) that the appartment I wanted was not available, rather than stating that beforehand. Since the booking had taken place within 1 week of arrival date, I could not cancel, which to me already felt like a huge scam (offering a nice appartment that doesn't exist and upon acceptance of payment, claiming that the appartment is not available due to some conincidence). Despite several emails, messages and calls, I could not get hold of them for 2 days, which obviously increased my anxiety (given that the travel date was 1-2 days away)!!
3) On the last day before arrival, they suddenly came back witha a new appartment, which was far from being the same quality standard as the one I had initially booked. Given there was no time to look for something else and that I could not get my money back anyway, I accepted.
4) When I had finally arrive in Barcelona and met up with Javier's colleague to check-in, the check-in papers actually stated a much lower price (EUR 220 vs EUR 330), presumably because the new appartment was of a much lower quality. Unfortunately, in the end they charged me the price for the original appartment anyway and claimed that the other price was a mistake.
Overall, very very unpleasant experience, especially since this was my first AirBnB experience!
Jan, we really sorry about this incident. The first apartment had a shower broken so we can give you this apartment for that reason. Our collegue is true, she was new that moment and made a mistake with the contract.
We wan to offer you a 15% descount in you next visit to Barcelona in some of our properties.
The Vintage Apartments Staff
Javier's place was centrally located in the fashion district, and was in a very busy and metropolitan part of town. Though this allowed us to explore the many neighborhoods easily, the street noise was notable, especially in the late night hours. This apartment is ideal for a group of friends who are wanting to experience a trendy, upbeat and lively neighborhood of Barcelona. Javier was quick to respond to our various requests and was a gracious host. The photographs in the advertisement very well represented the accuracy of the space, and we enjoyed the architecture and style of the apartment, particularly enjoying the high ceilings and the terrace.
Javier ha sido un anfitrión excelente, de fácil comunicación y muy atento. El apartamento es increíble (las fotos no mienten), está decorado con muchísimo gusto y extremadamente limpio. La localización no podía ser mejor, prácticamente en Paseo de Gracia, parada de metro a menos de 100m y rodeado de restaurantes, tiendas y zonas de ocio. Además, el trato personal con Javier ha sido óptimo, nos llegamos a conocer un poco e incluso hemos dado una vuelta en moto juntos por Barcelona, muy divertido!
Recomiendo encarecidamente este apartamento para todo aquel que busque un residencia temporal con estilo, bien situada y a un buen precio (¿No es lo que queremos todos?).
My girlfriend and I just had an amazing stay in Javier's apartment. It was extremely clean and very comfortable. The apartment it located close to Gaudi attractions, shopping, restaurants and the subway. It was very in an very convenient location for exploring Barcelona on foot and easily accessible to the multiple subway lines.
Javier was a great host and provided a book with restuarant recommendations and was extremely helpful with everything we asked about.
I would highly recommend this apartment, it is in a great location and its great to come back to a wonderful apartment after a full day of exploring the city.
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About the Host, Javier
My name is Javier, and although I'm originally from Girona, I've been living in Barcelona for the past 13 years, so I know the city and its surroundings quite well.
Traveling is one of my favourites hobbies. I love getting to know different cultures and people from around the world. I had the chance to visit many countries, either for fun or for professional reasons, since my last job was as a publisher for trade magazines.
I started the business of rental apartments because as a tourist, I lived first hand the benefits of living a local experience wherever I go, and I know other people search the same type of authentic vacations. This is how I got into the this business and now I have apartments in the best areas of Barcelona with all the necessary facilities for an affordable price.
I invite you to come and discover a different and unique experience of Barcelona and all its beautiful locations and sites!
For further details, do not hesitate to contact me.