About this listing
A double room in a serene apartment for rent in a historic building dating from the medieval period, located on the 3rd floor, and the stairs was the ones going to the watchtower in the original building dating from the 16th century. The bathroom is shared and always kept in prestine condition.
For breakfast you will find coffee, tea, bread, pastries, yugurt and muessli etc, and this can be enjoyed on the roofteracce if the weather permits, which is also a nice place to have a glass of wine after a day of sightseeing or shopping.
On the doorstep you will find the Picasso museum, independent boutiques, art galleries, artists workshops, and this is the Borne area known for plenty of trendy bars and restaurants.
Several metro stations and bus stops are nearby, howewer most of the sights are within walking distance; the cathedral, Santa Maria del Mar, the beaches and Las Ramblas can be reached in less than 10 minutes.
El Vaixell de paper (The Paper Boat) - representing something so fragile yet so strong!
It is not about listing and endless set of rules, basically my philosophy about the house is letting my guests using their common sense, being respectful, treating others as you like being treated and on top of that making the people staying here comfortable and helping them to make the most of their stay with me. My priority is always the comfort and wellbeing of my guests and I will go out of my way to achieve that goal.
You will be given a set of keys after the check in process, giving you complete freedom to go in and out at your will.
My stay was perfect in every way. The apartment was exactly as described with a very quiet, restful and private ambience. Xavier was a gracious, helpful host. It was exceptionally clean and very well located. If I have the pleasure of returning to Barcelona I would look no further than this wonderful location, apartment and host.
Xavier is a great host - very friendly, service-oriented, warm and welcoming. And the apartment is a little jewel: tasteful, stylish, clean, comfortable and the bedrooms do have a very nice size. The rooftop terrace is a highlight and the view makes you feel as a local. You are literally in the heart of Barcelona's district Born and around the corner you'll find little cafés and bars such as the bakery BarcelonaReykjavic where organic and veggie, even gluten-free food is waiting for you besides the most friendly Spanish people you've ever met.
We really enjoyed our stay in Xavier's apartment. He is a gracious host. The apartment was clean and the location is great. Highly recommended.
Xavier is the perfect host. He responds when there is a question, or a need of some kind; yet, the rooms he rents are right as you enter the flat so you feel as if you are alone.
I felt Xavier trusted us to treat him as well as he treated us... so welcoming and relaxing. Truly a delight.
Architecturaly, the flat is superb. A wonderful blend of mid-century modern furniture and appointments backdropped by medeival architecture that is inviting, relaxing and pleasant.
I loved everything about my stay with Xavier. The windows have double pains, so noise from the street is not a problem whatsoever. The air conditioning unit works well and almost completely silent. I also loved the breakfast choices every morning and the acess to the rooftop patio. Oh, and the fact that we were right next to the Picasso Museum and the square where festivities begin. I love that we could find several great restaurants within 5-10 walking distance to keep our palettes quite happy. I could keep going... this was my third visit to Barcelona and Xavier's place is THE place to stay for the utmost pleasurable experience. I'll be back!
We absolutely loved staying with Xavier and in his beautiful apartment. There are only good things to say about it, decorated wonderfully, clean, spacious and comfortable. The kitchen was open to us and he even provided food. The roof top terrace has a really stunning view and the neighbourhood is perfect for travellers, so much to see and do. Would HIGHLY recommend this to anybody and hope to stay again one day.
Verhuurder was daar om ons te verwelkomen en wilde koffers aanpakken. Appartement ligt op hoge verdieping dus best wel smalle trappen omhoog lopen. Het ligt in de geweldige wijk el Borne . Het is een schoon appartement een geweldig bed en een prima kamer. Wij houden dit adres zeker in herinnering. Op de foto zie je de living van de eigenaar waar je in praktijk geen gebruik van maakt. Eigenaar woont daar.
Xavier was wonderful. He met us at the apartment and answered all of our questions thoroughly. There is another room in the apartment available for airbnb so know that you will most likely be interacting with other people. It would have been nice if the bedroom had a lock on it but other than that the experience was great. The apartment looks exactly like it looks in the pictures and the rooftop terrace was an amazing place to unwind.
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