"El Manolo"Apartment in the Gothic

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Calle de Aglà, Barcelona, Catalonia 08002, Spain

The Space

New sound proof door has finished the problem of noise in the main room. :-))

The apartment is 72m2 located on the 1st floor with 3 bedrooms, sitting/dinning room, kitchen and Bathroom.
It is nicely furnished and is very comfortable.
2 bedrooms have window in a big patio and the third huge bedroom has a big balcony opening on the street.
Date of construction: 1900 and renovated in 2006.
Bedrooms: 1 bedroom with double bed, the other with 2 single beds and the third bedroom has a bunk bed.
All the bed rooms have wardrobe and bed side tables with reading lamps.
Sitting / dinning room: with dinning table and a comfortable sofa with TDT Tv.
Kitchen: is equipped with IKEA furniture, gas cooker, microwave and fridge and washing machine.
All the necessary utensils, plates, glasses and pots are present.
Extra services: Bed sheets, towels and the blankets are provided. This apartment is equiped with WiFi ADSL service.
As it is on the first floor therefore very suitable forage group and families with small children. The apartment is close to most of the tourist attractions, shops, cathedral etc. near to all public transit !

Interaction with Guests

I am always available for help if you need me.

The Neighborhood

very centrally located

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 6
Bedrooms: 3
Beds: 6
Extra people: $21 / night after 2 guests
Security Deposit: $214
Cleaning Fee: $36
Check In: 12:00 PM (noon)
Check Out: 10:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • We enjoyed our stay at El Manolo apartment. Positives included large space, beautiful windows/doors, great location, and good price. We walked to everything and only needed public transport to get up to Park Guell. The host met us late at night and just when we arrived; it was a smooth check in process. The apartment was not as clean as we would have hoped and the bathroom was very small and somewhat awkward to use. The master bedroom had 2 twin beds which were pushed together, leaving a gap in the middle, and it was not very comfortable. The 2nd main bedroom had a reasonable queen bed with nice pillows. The third bedroom had bunk beds, and I am glad that no one in our party had to stay on them, as they only had a thin piece of foam on each of them for mattresses. The towels were old and stained but did smell clean; they were about the quality of the rags I have at home to wash the car. There were plenty of extra blankets. The internet worked great and the building felt safe. The walls are thin and you can hear others in the building around you, but it didn't bother us. There is a club underneath the apartment, which places constant techno music all night long, loudest around 2-3 am. For the price and the overall experience, I would recommend the apartment. It was however the least comfortable or clean apartment that we experienced on our 3 week trip across Europe.

    March 2014
  • I love this apartment! It's very spacious with excellent value for money. The Gotic area of Barcelona is in the middle of everything, and allows you to walk to the seaside, shopping area and other sights within a couple of minutes. We only spent time in the apartment to sleep and shower as there is so much to do in the city. It's true that the apartment is not very sound-proof but earplugs are the solution. Ibilola is a very kind host. The street its located on is a typical side street in this area: dark at night, but lively and certainly safe.

    March 2014
    Response from Ibilola:

    :) thanks !

    March 2014
  • This is the perfect place to stay if you are going to Barcelona on a budget. The price was great for such a fantastic location! 5 minutes from two convenient metro stations, and right next to the Placa Reial which is a perfect lunch and dinner spot. The apartment has everything you need and Ibilola was a kind and helpful host. The only problem is the apartment can get quite noisy - it's easy to hear the neighbors conversations, TVs, and cell phones which can be disturbing.

    March 2014
    Response from Ibilola:

    Thanks :)

    March 2014
  • Nous avons passé 5 jours à barcelone entre filles en février. L'appartement est extrèmement bien situé à 2 pas des ramblas et de la place real. Facile à trouver, Ibilola était dans la rue quand nous sommes arrivées. L'appartement est situé dans une petite rue avec beaucoup de graffitis et nous avons eu des inquiétudes en arrivant quant à la sécurité mais en réalité les rues allentours sont très fréquentées le soir donc aucun problème. L'appartement est grand mais la salle de bain minuscule (surtout pour 2 filles ). Il nous a semblé propre malgré une odeur desagréable d'urine dans les toilettes (nous avons dû acheter un spray pour masquer cette odeur). Seul vrai problème de l'appartement : il très mal insonorisé ; on entend les voisins comme s'ils étaient dans l'appartement. En résumé : petit prix donc correct pour un court séjour en ayant des boules quies et en se contentant de très peu de temps dans la salle de bain.

    March 2014
  • Great service, clean appartment. Perfect for a short stay. Just bring earplugs; it might be noisy at night.

    February 2014
    Response from Ibilola:

    thank you so much for been my guest!
    See you again :)

    February 2014
  • Ich war mit nem Kumpel für 5 Tage in Ibilolas Apartment, es liegt sehr zentral, direkt an Platz Real. Es ist mit allem notwendigen ausgestattet, also schnellem Internet, einer gut ausgestatteten Küche mit Waschmaschine, TV und genug Platz für kleinere Gruppen. Ich würde empfehlen, Ohrstöpsel mitzunehmen, spanische Gebäude sind nicht sehr gut isoliert und die Umgebung doch recht laut, was aber für die Stadt und die Lage normal sein dürfte. Ibilola ist sehr hilfsbereit, ein Check in um 10 war kein Problem, auch der Check out war problemlos später möglich, da keine neuen Gäste an dem Tag anreisten.

    I stayed with a friend 5 days at Ibilolas Aparment, it is placed very central in Barcelona, directly to plaza real. Its equipped with everything you will need, fast Internet, a kitchen with a washing machine, a TV and enough space for a small group of people. I would recommend, to take some earplugs with you, because spanish buildings are not very good isolated and the localization loud, but I think, this is normal for a bigger city and this central localization. Ibilola is a very helpful person, check-in at 10 am was no problem and because there were no new guests at our check out, we could stay longer as usual.

    February 2014
  • Thanks to Ibilola, as we had a very nice stay with my 2 friends.
    We enjoy the 200 years old authentic floor and the great central location of the appartment! very good value for money!

    February 2014
  • Although we did not personally meet Ibilola, she communicated well and someone was there to meet us at the apartment. When we tripped the power one of the nights, I called immediately and it took Ibilola some time to respond but the issue was fixed very quickly, in about an hours time.

    The location was great, close to the Main Street and always busy. The exact street we were located at was some sort of a back alley but it felt safe as many restaurants and pubs were opened till late nearby.

    Overall a really great stay!

    January 2014
  • Location is good... Ibilola is helpful and very easy to deal with, we had a great time ..everything on the doorstep, apartment is a little dark inside but a good size, and good location :) area at night appears to be a little edgy but is fine.

    January 2014
  • Perfect location, right in the middle of the Gothic Quarter. You can easily walk everywhere, the metro is also around the corner. The apartment is spacious. We stayed for New years eve with five people and it was big enough, only the bathroom is very tiny. As located in the middle of the Gothic quarter, the apartment is quite noisy, but that is the price you have to pay for the central location. And as the streets are narrow, it is rather dark. In the winter, it was also quite cold, because it takes a lot of time to heat the rooms. The apartment was very clean. The check-in and check-out process were very easy and uncomplicated. Ibilola and her colleagues were very helpful. It is not a luxury appartment, but it has everything you need and is perfectly located. Especially for groups, we would recommend to stay at Ibilola's place.

    January 2014
    Response from Ibilola:

    As you quoted, the apartment is of gothic quarter Oldest area of the city , it's accommodates thousands of tourist, local for New Year celebration, but the noise could be avoided by closing the door and the heater works good!! The apartment is on the first floor the building is of 18 century, of course, you do not get direct sun like the one on the fifth or sixth floor,but yes sun light.

    January 2014
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I am friendly and understanding women, an African living in this beautiful city of Barcelona over 2 decades .Love to know people and make new friends. As a real Barcelonesa I believe a lot in respect and live free. I love the company of my dear ones and friends. In my free time I enjoy walking around and listening to the street music. I also love reading books and news paper.I laugh a lot :)
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