Hi, I am an English guy who has been living in Barcelona for 14 years. I have been busily and successfully hosting in Airbnb for over three years now. Cleanliness and good host service are very important to me and part of my flats´ popularity.
If there is no availability in this flat please see my other places nearby :
Duplex Loft:Central, Big, Light www.airbnb.com/rooms/1335139 by Plaza Catalunya
Sunny Balcony flat is 50 metres away www.airbnb.com/rooms/1077754
This two bedroom, two bathroom (one ensuite) can sleep up to six people as there is a double sofa bed in the lounge (as well as a travel cot.) so it is perfect for families. Just to clarify, I am renting out the whole apartment not rooms.
Generally, there is a minimum three night stay policy on this flat unless there is only a two night gap available. Feel free to contact me anyway for exceptions.
The location is fantastic as it is right in the centre of the old town near the cathedral, town hall square and Picasso museum. It is in the Borne area which is the most charming, popular and safest part of the old town. Transport is excellent as there is a metro stop and the main road through the old town 100 metres away.
The flat itself is very quiet and it has very high ceilings with restored original wooden beams and traditional Catalan floor tiles in the bedroom. The old design makes it cooler than other smaller and lower ceilinged flats.
The flat has plenty of quiet fans though and a large portable aircon unit. There are electric radiators for the winter but there are rarely needed. A hairdryer, iron and board are also included.
Although the building is old it has a new lift, somewhat a rarity in the old town but essential especially in the hotter months.
It comes fully equipped with high speed wifi internet, telephone for local calls, cable TV with over 50 international channels, optional free use of a laptop and prepaid Spanish mobile phone.
There are city guides and maps as well and the kitchen is fully equipped for 6 people with an expresso machine, a kettle and a toaster. The dining table folds out to double the size to seat 6.
The beds in both rooms are very comfortable as they all have excellent, new high quality firm, latex mattresses. Towels and bedlinen of course are included.
I intend to offer a professional yet relaxed service with a home from home feel, paying attention to the small details.
Please don't hesitate to get in touch if you have any questions. :-)
Peter had a probably with the flat we previuosly book but thankly had another propert available for us to have. It has nice and clean qhen we arrived and had all the amenities we needed to have a comfortable stay. Highly recommended
Dans l'ensemble c'est un appartement typique, beau et propre, une très belle chambre et une autre moins belle avec un manque d'ouverture donc pas mal d'humidité. Appartement peu lumineux.
Nous avons eu un problème de ballon d'eau chaude mais Peter a su proposer rapidement trois solutions différentes, c'est une personne très agréable et de bon conseil.
Great location to see a lot of sites on foot (5min to Cathedral, 15min to Las Ramblas, etc.), very quiet so a good nights rest possible, spacious, lots of places to eat all around the area, and 2min walk to metro.
Lots of mold on top of one bathroom wall, and this same bathroom had a brown dust on everything we could only guess came from the rafters in the ceiling? We live in Europe so are used to small showers, but these were "don't drop the soap" kind of small.
VERY BAD AREA FOR THEFT and pick pocketing. We were robbed waiting to be let into the apartment! Not Peter's fault, however he knows this is a very bad area and still left us standing outside of the apartment like sitting ducks at nighttime with our luggage and 2 young children for 25 min. It only took 10 min of getting out of the cab and 5 seconds of turning our heads to respond to someone asking a question (it was a team of 2 men) before we were robbed of our wallets, passports, Ipad, GPS, phone, and the list goes on. Unfortunately Peter did not offer much in the way of getting any assistance either, which was disappointing. We were on our own in a foreign country with nothing but a cell phone, not a smartphone mind you, and a little euro we luckily had on us.
Cannot in good faith recommend this place because we felt unsafe and uncomfortable our entire stay, and our kids were quite shaken by the whole thing as you can imagine. Only stay here if the items listed first in the review are what matter to you. Sorry Peter.
Nous étions 6 dans cet appartement en plein cœur du quartier EL Born et nous avons passé un super week end: Peter nous a accueilli tout de suite, est très agréable et l'appartement est tres bien situé. La salle de bain est un peu spartiate, mais dans la globalité c'était parfait pour notre planning (tres peu de temps passé en interieur).
Rapport qualité prix parfait. Vous pouvez y aller sans aucune retenue
Lovely apartment and great location! Right in the city center and very easy to get around from there. It is quite spacious, we had no problem fitting our party of 6.
Peter was a great host and was very easy to get in touch with.
Peter's apartment is in the middle of everything. It is an ideal location. Barcelona is a fabulous city. From this apartment you can walk in minutes to the Picasso Museum, the Cathedral, Santa Maria del Mar, Santa Caterina Market and dozens of wonderful tapas bars and restaurants. Within 7 to 10 minutes you will be rambling on Las Ramblas, the famous pedestrian walkway or enjoying the boardwalk and mall at the Port. One afternoon, we strolled down our street and at its end found Parc de la Ciutadella with its stunning Baroque fountain, La Cascada. All this and an accommodating, responsive host and a comfortable apartment, ample for four adults. Yes, the bathroom showers are on the small side but everything else makes up for it. We have told Peter that we will return to stay at his apartment whenever we return to beautiful Barcelona.
Very responsive owner!
If you want to be in the middle of the action in Barcelona, this is the apartment for you. You will be right in the middle of the old town, very near the only subway stop in the area. Within a five minute walking radius, you will find an unbelievable amount of cafes, restaurants, bars, and shops! The immediate area of the apartment will keep you busy for at least two days. Two minutes away is the Picasso Museum.
I have lived in Europe for ten years. In addition to this I have traveled Europe extensively for two years (email hidden). In that time, I cannot remember staying in a better location anywhere.
The apartment itself is functional and will serve you well. I would recommend it highly for experienced European travelers. Positives include both two bedrooms and two bathrooms. Bathrooms, though, are quite small. English language news programs are available on the television. Functioning WLAN (Wifi) is very helpful. Living room size is more than adequate for four people.
Peter is a great host. At any time any issue came up, Peter immediately responded and took action. Great!
We would definitely come and stay at this apartment again!
We had a wonderful stay in Barcelona. The apartment was lovely and perfect for our group of 4. The apartment was extremely spacious and clean upon arrival. Peter was a great host, he waited for our arrival, showed us around the apartment, and then gave us suggestions for sights and local restuarants ect. I could not give higher recommendation for this apartment and having Peter as a host!
Super séjour à Barcelone. L'appartement est très bien placé, à proximité des lieux touristiques et des restaurants sympas .
L'hôte est très sympa et arrangeant. Il est très disponible et toujours prêt à vous dépanner ou à vous aider.
Je recommande l'appartement, rien à redire !!!
Really enjoyed our stay in Barcelona in Peters apartment . Comfortable and cosy . Would recommend this place to anyone so close to everything A++
Richard and Stephanie Harvie and 3 boys from Australia
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