This apartment is the best located apartment you will find in Barcelona, situated one minutes walk from Plaza Catalunya and La Rambla. The flat is a large and spacious triplex with a large master bedroom complete with ensuite and a huge second bedroom that accommodates 4 very easily with 2 double beds or 4 single - depending on your needs. It has a large living room that comes with a sofa bed and widescreen TV. The kitchen is also fully equipped with everything you could need including microwave, kettle, toaster, oven, hob, dishwasher, washing machine/ dryer and plenty of cutlery and pots and pans.
The Gothic area is the oldest part of Barcelona with its atmospheric narrow streets and the apartment is close to many of the city's most popular sights. You'll also find an unlimited supply of restaurants, bars and clubs on your doorstep. Yet despite this the apartment is on a quiet street and noise is not a problem.
Public transport is plentiful and there are buses from the airport to Plaza Catalunya which is a 2 minute walk away. There are also the metro and train stations at Plaza Catalunya and any number of taxis meaning transportation is never a problem.
Many compliments, no complaints!
We (4 adults) stayed in Ad's apartment for 8 days in March.
Ad is easy to deal with, responsive, personable and professional.
At the top of the Barri Gòtic, the location is unbeatable on a relatively quiet street right in the middle of everything.
5-minutes or less walk to la Plaça de Catalunya, las Ramblas, la Boqueria, Cathedral, 2 supermarkets-Carrefour & El Corte Ingles(!), etc.
Right outside the door is a little plaça and Roman necropolis.
Very comfortable- great place to come back to and hang out a bit between adventures on loong Barcelona days!
Most definitely recommended.
We'll be back!
I'd echo a lot of the feedback of the other former guests: the location of the apartment is great, especially for a first-time visitor of Barcelona. Just steps off La Rambla and merely a block or two from Plaça Catalunya and the Metro, you really can't beat it. Spacious, clean, and well-equipped, this apartment is a great option for resourceful travelers and Ad has done a thorough job of leaving recommendations and guides for dining and entertainment as well as instructions on how to operate the appliances (HUGELY helpful!).
The apartment itself could use a little sprucing up, as mentioned in some other reviews - the master bathroom has some paint chipping and the sink's spigot is a little funny... one of the lamps on the bedside table must have fallen before and has a chip in the base, but as with many of these vacation rentals, you can't expect 5-star-level (website hidden)/net: it's a very comfortable apartment in a great location with everything you could need. If you're particularly sensitive to noise, bring earplugs (there was construction nearby that reverberated throughout the building but that's no fault of the host), if you're sensitive to daylight streaming through the shades, wear a sleep mask.
Ad is great and welcomed us as soon as we arrived - probably the most hassle-free check-in I've ever experienced with AirBnB. He answered all our questions and gave us useful information. I'd recommend him as a host, as well as this flat for anyone planning a stay in Barcelona.
Great place and great location.
Ad was great to work with. Highly recommend.
Perfect apartment and perfect location !
Ad's place is really amazing, very comfortable and just at the center of everything. Ad is a wonderful host, very helpful and very kind person . He is more than just a host but became like a friend of us.
The neighborhood is very near to la ramblas and plaza Catalunya, It is just walking distance away from bus stops if u take the aerobus from airport. Although you are just in the middle of everything flat is extremely quiet. The flat is very modern, clean and comfortable; a multi level dublex flat with two big bedrooms, one has a children division too / or you can share with friends in a big group. I strongly recommend his flat to airbnb users. Our Barcelona trip was enhanced with that flat, thank you Ad for the great experience.
Great Location for sure. Appartment is not wonderful, not a really great finish ... for example impossible to use the sink without putting water everywhere in the bathroom, among other little things. Also the elevator of the building is a nightmare in itself. Bed was good though.
But still had a great time in Barcelona, and you're in the middle of the action without too much noise (at least in January).
I am very sorry Patrice that you have left this negative comment and that the apartment wasn't up to your standard "finish-wise". I used to live in the apartment and I assure you you can use the sink without water going everywhere. The lift also works perfectly, and there wasn't a fault on it when you stayed, so I can't understand the problem there.
It's always very disappointing when airbnb hosts receive negative comments as we do try our upmost to give the best possible service to our guests. I along with the other 65 reviewers think the apartment is a great space, so I am glad you are clearly in the minority. For those prospective guests reading this please glance over the other 65 previous reviews for a true reflection of what the apartment has to offer. Thanks!
We stayed at Adam's apartment in the Gothic area for 4 nights. It is a great location- just one block from the Rambla and 5 minute walk to Catalunya square. It is walking distance to the market (La Boqueria), great restaurants (we ate at Sagardi, Bubo and Ciudad Contal, all within 15 min walk) and the metro to Montjuic is 5 minute walk. The apartment is essentially 3 interconnected rooms- a large bedroom that my 3 kids slept comfortably in, an upstairs bedroom which was mine (with a private bathroom and shower) and a kitchen/living/DR area. The kitchen has everything you need if you are going to eat lite meals there and there is a small washer/dryer. The only downside is there is only one shower but that worked for the 4 of us. Ad was a great host, meeting us when we got there, explaining everything to us and being available if we needed him. Definltely recommend it for a small family or group that wants to be in the epicenter of Barcelona.
A friendly welcome, a brilliant position and a clean apartment - what more could you want from a stay in Barcelona!
Ajankohta pidennettyyn viikonloppuun oli hyvä. Barcelona kaupunkina oli hieno kokemus. Asunnon sijainti oli loistava, rauhallinen katu ihan keskustassa. Ad itse ei ollut kaupungissa, mutta oli delegoinut homman hyvin.
Date of the extended weekend was good. The city of Barcelona was a great experience. The apartment's location was great, in a quiet street right in the center. Ad himself was not in town, but had delegated the job well. ( (website hidden) Translate)
Jussi from Finland
Ad is very attentive, leaves nothing to guesswork, and wants very much to make sure your stay is exceptional. We had an elderly (93) person with us, and she had some trouble negotiating the stairs (3-level unit), but that, of course, is part of its allure -- the 3 levels. You are absolutely in the middle of all of the points of interest that draw people to Barcelona, in the "old town" and a mere block away from Plaza Catalunya, which is the center of bus, metro, and all major activity for the city.
The unit is sizeable and easily sleeps 2 separate couples, although 2 of the rooms/beds are in a common area, so for families, you could add a third group (which we did), but for 'separates' you would probably not have sufficient individual space. The Master is segregated, so not a problem.
We would go back to Barcelona (have done so, now, six times already) and we would repeat our stay with Ad. Can't say much more than that.
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