Located in the desirable area of Sant Pere, Santa Caterina y La Ribera - a top tourist & cultural destination - known as 'El Borne'. It's next to the Square of Sant Pere & Arc De Triomf. Trees surround the apartment & it has 4 small balconies.
• Beautifully designed apartment on the (real) 2nd floor with stairs. It's Incredibly bright due to its large and numerous windows. There is one bedroom with a double bed (pocket sprung) and there is a great Z bed (folding bed) which is suitable for 1 extra person. In instances where the 2nd bed is required it needs to be made up in the living room. The apartment has very high ceilings.
• All linen is of excellent quality (400 thread count) and all towels Egyptian cotton.
• There's a large living room with a high specification kitchen.
There's a dishwasher, washing machine, tumble dryer, air conditioning, microwave, induction hob, fan-assisted oven, coffee maker, toaster, fridge/freezer and a hair dryer - all included in this excellent rental.
• Wi-Fi is Fibre Optic, so a very fast connection!
• iPod/Phone docking alarm clock/radio and iPod/Phone dock music speaker
• Spanish (and some UK) TV stations are available. DVD player.
• 'Philips Living Colours' remote controlled, ambient/coloured lighting throughout
• 4 balconies surround the apartment from where you can watch the world go by...
• Only one apartment per floor in this building.
• Beach towels provided
Interaction with Guests
Check in by the host
Available for questions at any time
You are in the vicinity of the most liveliest parts of the city. This is THE artistic district and is oozing with Catalan culture: Bars, Restaurants, Museums, Central Park, Cathedral, Churches, and Beaches! This is an IDEAL HOLIDAY APARTMENT!
This is a QUIET area of Born and the apartment is surrounded by evergreen trees.
Closest Metro Stations: Uquinaona/Arc De Triomf/Jaume 1
You are next to the 'Arc De Triomf' and it's main Railway & Metro station - connecting you easily to the north of Barcelona to the El Maresme and Costa Brava coastlines of the Mediterranean, and south of Barcelona - Costa Daurada - to beaches of Castelldefels, Garraf and Sitges (Change of train at 'Sants' necessary going south). Days out of Barcelona are so easy from this apartment!
Buses to beaches in Barcelona leave from Arc De Triomf (200m).
Walking to Barcelona's beaches is easy! (20mins)
Other Things to Note
• A Guestbook is available listing and showing you the best places to eat in the neighbourhood - let me direct you to where the locals go!
• Official Barcelona Map is provided for each guest (avoiding the 1 hr wait at the tourist office)!
Published Guidebooks available for Barcelona, The Costa Brava & Sitges.
For any further information or details then please don't hesitate to get in touch - you'll receive a prompt reply. I'm available to answer any type of question you may have - making your stay as easy as possible.
Pick this as your 'home from home' whilst visiting Barcelona.
• Smoking allowed ONLY on the balconies
• No Noise after 11pm
• We expect you to wash your own dishes etc and dispose of your own rubbish (how to do this is displayed inside the apartment). Please respect our wonderful cleaner's time and abide by this rule.
• Please turn off the Air Conditioning or Heating when you are not in the apartment.
• No towels or clothes may be hung to dry on the balconies of this apartment. Dryer and clothes-horse are provided for drying within the apartment.
This was a great location and a very stylish yet cozy, clean, and comfortable place to stay. Mike provided everything we needed and more: coffee, milk, bread, jam, butter, juice, fruit, wine, etc. It was so much more than we expected and so appreciated. He also worked with us to let us check in early since we arrived in BCN very early in the morning. Again, not expected, but appreciated. The price can't be beat! There was some road work outside the apartment, but it mostly took place in the middle of the day when we were out. The windows keep out most of the noise and never interrupted our or our baby's sleep. I hope we can stay here again one day!
Mike was a great host - he was easy to get in touch with and helpful with providing recommendations and resources for seeing Barcelona. The apartment was clean, nicely furnished and consistent with the pictures. The location is great, however, there's currently construction on the street (starting at 8am) and it was quite noticeable from the bedroom.
Eine super tolle Wohnung mitten im Herzen der Altstadt. In 15 Minuten ist fußläufig alles erreichbar... Strand, La Rambla, Familia Sagrada. Was will man mehr? Michael ist ein klasse Gastgeber und steht während des Aufenthaltes für Fragen zur Verfügung. Er hat eine Mappe mit Stadtplänen und Empfehlungen für die Umgebung wie Restaurants, Supermärkte, Shopping und Sehenswürdigkeiten etc. zusammengestellt. Toller Service! Ich kann ihn und seine Wohnung nur wärmstens empfehlen und würde jederzeit wieder bei ihm wohnen... Danke für die schöne Zeit Michael!
It was a great stay!
The booking process and communication before and during our stay was excellent, Mike met us at the apartment, provided lots of information on the area and gave some advice on where to eat.
The apartment was spotless, great bed linen and towels, also, some basic food was provided so that we could have a snack on arrival without going out. There is a good coffee machine in the apartment, among with dishwasher, stove and microwave, what makes it perfect for cooking if you require a special diet and cannot eat out.
The area is full of restaurants, and it is possible to walk to many touristy places, and is perfect for visiting the city.
I would recommend staying there for anyone visiting Barcelona!
'Great apartment, lovely host, wonderful stay'
Our stay at Mike's apartment was excellent. Everything from the initial booking process, when Mike said he'd meet us at the apartment even though we were arriving in Barcelona late at night, through to the quality of the flat, and his excellent advice made our short stay possibly our best experience of AirBnB so far.
The apartment is in a perfect location for exploring Barcelona in the trendy artistic area of Born. There are many really good restaurants and bars nearby and it's just a short stroll to the Barri Gotic area. All this and area is still nice and quiet at night as it is still primarily a residential neighbourhood.
Mike's apartment is very cosy and stylishly decorated with all mod cons: dishwasher, stove, microwave, Senseo coffe machine, heating, TV and even a washing machine and dryer if you need it. He also provides an excellent folder, almost like a guide book, full of useful information about local shops and restaurants, prices and points that only a resident would know. He also said we could contact him at any time if we had questions or if we wanted him to make any bookings or reservations for us.
Overall we will definitely look to stay in Mike's apartment when we next visit Barcelona and would highly recommend his lovely apartment to anyone looking for a great stay in Barcelona
The apartment is comfortable and cosy. It provides everything you need. The shower was great although warm water is limited so with two people spreading our showers during the day gave the water tank time to fill up warm water. Also the bed was really comfy! Unfortunately streetworks had justed started in front of the apartment so sleeping late during weekdays was difficult due to the noise. The location in el borne is superb. Mike was a very accomodating host, always quick to respond to any questions and providing us with great tips.
Mike was really an excellent host. He was easy and quick to communicate with prior to our arrival, and very helpful with recommendations and bookings afterwards. He met us at the apartment, showing us around, and providing further info. Mike had also very generously provided some basic essentials like bread, juice, milk, coffee & tea, etc. so we were not required to immediately pop out in search of supplies.
The apartment was clean, comfortable, and very pleasantly decorated - perfect for our week in Barcelona. The location could not be improved on! Being in El Born and the old town is the perfect starting off point for discovering Barcelona.
Thanks again for being a consummate host Mike, and we would absolutely recommend you and your apartments to anyone!
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I'm a 45 year old, English guy from London. I've previously (and all my life) worked in restaurants, bars and private members clubs (London).
I know where most places of interest in the city lie, so can provide you with travel and tourist information, guaranteeing your visit will be easy and organised.