About This Listing
Situated in one of the best areas in Barcelona, 10 minutes walk to Las Ramblas and also a short walk to the historic centre, museums, restaurants, shops and markets, and night life of Barcelona. Excellent comunications with public transport, only one minutes walk to Parallel metro station, on metro lines 2 and 3, Fira Barcelona (Plaça d' Espagna) only10 minutes walking or ideal for World Mobbile Congres and also great bus connections, including airport bus. The neighbourhood is residential and pleasant, with lots of shops, supermarkets, restaurants and terraces, and very close to the artistic Raval and Parallel neighbourhoods.
The apartment is in a new building, completed in 1997 and has a lift. It has a spacious living-dining room with kitchen, beautiful solid parquet oak floor, one nice-sized bedroom, and bathroom all in white Italian marble. The apartment is nicely furnished with characteristic wooden furniture, including two wooden chests and has a large flat-screen TV, The kitchen area, in grey stone and white ceramic tiles has a three ring electric hob, with overhead extractor, microwave/oven, washing machine, fridge, electric coffee maker, toaster, oven-microwave.
The most salient feature of the apartment are the two very large double glazed French windows, one in the living/dining room, the other in the bedroom, which open to the branches of the elegant "plataneros" (maple trees) which line both sides of the street.
And this is why I call the apartment "PLATANEROS"
Apartment is available for 2 people,with one bed in the room is spacious and confortable and always very clean.
Interaction with Guests
I always wait my guests into the apartment without delay on their arrival day, I explain how are operated everythink and during their stay I am always available in case of any problem
Apartment is situated in San Antoni area, surrounded of supermarkets and the famous market of Sant Antoni where you can get fresh food and also very cheap clothes.
Besides is full of terraces to have a drink, tapas and good local restaurants.
Three minutes walking from the apartment there is the metro station of Paral.lel with lines 2 and 3. and the cableway to Montjuich.Several buses takes you to the beach in 10 minutes and 24 bus stop to Park Güell.
Is not necessary take public transport to visit the historic centre, Ramblas in 10 minutes, Plaça Catalunya, 15 minutes; Paseo de Gracia 15 minutes, Born or Gothic area 15 minutes and you can arrive to the beach in a beautiful walk in 20 minutes. Montjuich Fountains and Plaça d'Espagna are 15 minutes walking, so you will be in area very convenient to visit and enjoy Barcelona.
I ask guests to check into between 16.00 and 20.00 and departure before 11. am, but you can leave your luggage in case you arrive before 16.00.
Please keep noise levels reasonable as this is a family building.
I ask guest for a photocopy of their passports on arrival.
Pets are not allowed.
Smoking is no possible.
I hope from my guest to respect all the things are included in the apartment thinking that next guests would like to found everythink as they did. Also please keep level of noise reasonable and be respectful with neighbohood
Nous avons été très bien reçu par Irène qui nous attendait à l'appartement . Cet appartement était très propre et confortable pour 2 personnes. Sa situation à proximité des moyens de transport (bus et métro) et aussi du centre de Barcelone en font des atouts importants. Il faut juste s'habituer au bruit de la circulation qui est présente très tard et à aux spécificités de la vie de Barcelone.
Irene was absolutely very welcoming when we arrived. She showed us the apartment, gave some nice tips in the neighborhood and gave us plenty of information before our stay as well.
Definitely a good recommendation!
This was our first Airbnb experience, but it will certainly not be our last.
Irene's flat is perfectly located in a safe and quiet part of Barcelona, within walking distance of the harbor and La Rambla. There were a number of local shops, restaurants, markets, etc. in very close proximity to the apartment and we were very please with its central location.
Irene met us at the apartment and had the unit prepared for us a couple of hours before we expected it. She personally showed us how to use the various appliances, and left us an ample supply of coffee to get our mornings started. Plus, there was a more than adequate set of dishes and silverware that we were able to use. When we first picked up the keys the unit looked very clean, but Irene insisted that she wanted to give it a thorough cleaning before we moved in for our five days. She provided us with her local cell phone number in case we had any problems, and also gave us the phone number for a local taxi cab company which we needed for our very early departure for the airport.
The apartment felt very safe and is located on the second floor of a five story building. There were two locked entry doors on the first floor, and the apartment locks were substantial. Towards the end of our trip, we had no reservations about leaving personal articles in the unit unattended. Plus, the building is very quiet, we only met two other tenants/visitors during our stay and everyone was very pleasant. The elevator worked well and was welcome after walking around Barcelona most of the day. The unit also had heavy-duty metal external curtains that helped block out the sun as well as unwanted noises in the evenings.
Irene also had a small basket of cards and brochures from various restaurants in the area. We found those very helpful in locating good places to eat and even added a few of our own from local restaurants we managed to locate on our own.
We love Barcelona, and will likely return some day. When we do we will definitely look to stay in Irene's lovely apartment once again.
Irene was most welcoming and provided good advice on use of her apartment and on places to experience tapas away from the tourist bars. Her apartment was as described and bed was very comfortable. Irene even arranged a 5am taxi for us. Thank you very much Irene - we would stay with you again if back in your lovely city.
It was as the pictures show and Irene was a wonderful host. She showed us everything there is to know about the apartment and was very accommodating. I would love to stay here again if I come to Barcelona. We really appreciated the complimentary espresso!
Irene's place is great!!! Clean, comfortable, great location, good area with local restaurants. It was only a 10 minute walk to the old town. Throughout Irene's communication was great and she offered us an amazing experience for a trip. Highly recommended!!
Irene Varela kann man nur als kompetente und sehr freundliche Gastgeberin bezeichnen, die für uns als Gäste viele gute Tipps parat hatte. Bei Problemen hätte man sich auch telefonisch an sie wenden können, aber die gab es nicht. Das Apartment entsprach unsren Erwartungen vollkommen und konnte sowohl in Ausstattung (gutes Bett, Induktionsherd, sauberes, elegantes Bad, W-Lan) als auch vor allem durch die Superlage überzeugen. Alle wesentlichen zentralen Punkte Barcelonas (Rambla, Altstadt, Hafen, Strand, Restaurants) waren fußläufig zu erreichen. Das Haus war sicher, sauber und vergleichsweise ruhig gelegen. Wir würden diesesApartment zu jeder Zeit wieder gerne buchen und können es es nur weiter empfeheln.
Michaela und Wolfgang Wiechen
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About the Host, Irene
I am from the North of Spain, in the Atlantic coast , but I am living in Barcelona for the last 30 years. I also was living for 2 years in London and 6 in Madrid and for 2 months in Paris. Before I worked in a travel agency during many years and the last 3 years I rent my flat. I visited several countires in Europe, and another continents . But I love see people happy and I really wish when you visit my apartment feel like that and enjoy and discover this lovely Barcelona with centuries of history, the beautiful architecture and the sweet mediterranean life.
I really like to meet people from another countries and cultures and share oppinions with them and Airbnb gives me the opportunity of it.
I hope see you soon to spend a lovely time in this town
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