This flat is a real jewel with 4 m high ceilings in a building from the late 19th century, restored with authenticity.
The flat is located in front of the Santa María del Mar, very romantic.....according to the people from Barcelona, this church is the most beautiful one in all Barcelona - and beyond. Viewing through the window to the church makes you, even without red wine - feel warm at heart - this had the consequence that I got married there....the flat is located in the most beautiful part of the old town, called EL BORN. The Picasso museum and the yacht harbor is a 5 minute walk, to the beach it is another 10 minutes.
There are numerous cafes, restaurants, boutiques and art galleries in the vicinity.
The hight of the ceiling is 4 meters and you see the original old and well preserved wooden beams.
The furnishing is modern, the kitchen fully equipped. The bedroom is very cosy, only the sofa in the living room is not very stylish and does not fit to the overall charm of the flat.
You may use the terrace on top of it is seldom to meet Spaniards there - they may put up their cloth for drying, but thats normally it).
There are plants and a table with chairs.
You reach the terrace through the stairway of the house (2 floors up). From there you have a great view over the old town, towards he harbor, the church....
The location of the apartment was very nice, in the heart of born with many nice bars and some street artists around.
Unfortunately the apartment was not in a nice condition:
It was pretty dark, because half of the lamps were broken, same as some of the decoration. Also the apartment was not very clean, the dishes were sticky, we found some used underwear in the bathroom and the couch had many white stains.
The heating didn't work at the beginning, but was fixed the next day.
To sum it up - a great location, a nice, romantic apartment but nothing for someone who is particular about cleanness or nice service.
Dear Michael, thank you for your critics. We made sure that all light bulbs are working now, proper cleaning will be applied (the usual cleaning lady was on sick leave, the new one substituted). and no more underwear......any no stains......
so sorry.....and thanks again, this feedback is indeed important!
My husband and I booked this apartment for a long weekend and we were very happy with our choice. The location is superb and the view from the balcony to the Church is fantastic, especially with the weekend weddings :) El Born is a hip district and we found many great restaurants within a quick walk. Shopping in the area was lovely. All the sights were easily within walking distance, and the metro was right there if we needed it. It can be noisy at night but is seemed like most central locations would be and we did not mind it. The apartment had everything we needed, from extra pillows to fast Wifi internet access. The only small thing we did not enjoy was the fact that there was no toilet paper in the place when we arrived. Christian and Miriam answered all of our emails promptly and were good hosts. It is disappointing that Airbnb are having difficulties with authorities in Barcelona, as we find the service and choices excellent. All in all, we would highly recommend this apartment to anyone looking for a great stay in one of Barcelona's best neighborhoods.
The apartment is just as nice as in the pictures and the view even more impressive! Location is optimal, though of course means a lot of noise from the streets. Doesn't bother me, but if you need silence to rest, stay outside the city centre or in a hotel because all apartments in Barcelona are noisy!
We had a fantastic experience here! We have a 3.5 yr old son and frankly we were a bit worried about the potential noise before we arrived, but Cristian explained that the bedroom is located in the back of the unit and there won't be much noise, and it's indeed the case! The location is so convenient and central - we ended up renting bikes for a couple of days and almost all sites are within bike rides! And our boy loved it. The apt itself is also very comfortable and well equipped. It would be nicer if the water boiler could work and there could be laundry facility. But it's not a big problem for a short stay. We definitely enjoyed the experience would recommend this place to our friends!
Great location of this apartment, with an amazing view to the Santa Maria church and cafes. Especially the roof terrace is nice. The interior of the nothing luxurious but everything works. Go there if you like to stay in the center/old part of the city.
I'd never been to Barcelona, my first time! The apartment was perfect, great location and view of the church. Would recommend to anyone wanting to discover one of the best districts in Barcelona - El Born! If I visit again I will be sure to stay here again! Thanks!
We had a very good stay at Cristian's flat : nice place, nice neighborhood. Thank you for everything !
Great location, very central and well connected to all the things to do in BCN including the beach! Metro JAUME1 is 50m away.
Apartment is charming.
Amazing location; fabulous view. All the colour and character (and sound) of the Born is literally right on the doorstep. Loved it! Plenty of good food options nearby, easy walking distance to many Barcelona landmarks, and just moments from Jaume I metro station for trips further afield. Christian is a friendly and helpful host, and went out of his way to make sure my stay in Barcelona got off to a good start.
I had a fantastic experience in christian's apartment. The apartment is perfectly located in a very charming place santa maria del mare with a extraordinary view to the catherdral santa maria del mare. there is a lot of great places arround for excellent tapas, restaurants, bars, etc. 5 walk for the beach and others great barcelona attraction.
I highly recommend this apartment for a unique stay in barcelona.
A special thanks to Christian for his help, kindness and availability and advises for a successful trip in this fantastic city.