About this listing
Flat area of 128m2 (100+28). With a private huge terrace (169m2) most of all oriented at south so there is full of sun all day!!. 100Mb real internet connection via wifi - on the terrace too :) - Floor heating system in whole house, a loft with no doors.
The building was grow on 1674, and the attic was refurbished on 1834, so no elevator is in there.
The flat is located just in the best area of Barcelona, gothic is the historical area and the center of the city too, right 2 minutes walking from Ramblas, and 5 minutes walking to the sea and the beach. This area concentrate most of bars, shops, discos, and historical bilds of the city. House is an oasis, no noise, and no cars on that thin streets...
Busses and subway reaching in just 3 to 10 min walking depending the color line you want to take, all color subway lines are available in this area.
On weekend I use to cook paella on the barbacue with my friends, Boqueria market is just 5 - 7 minutes walking, so it's the best place to buy fresh meat and fish, and of course some of the bests spanish wines. We won some challenges cooking paellas... yess!
The flat is capable of wireless music with airtunes technology, so if you have an iPhone with Spotify or iTunes, an Android cell with Spotify, or a laptop with iTunes you can stream up your music to the speakers located on the upstairs room thru wifi connection, those speakers feed all flat.
As you can see on pictures there's no full kitchen for cooking. A freezer is enough for wines, cheese, snacks and cokes. I still refurbishing my house and there's no kitchen and some electrical sockets lights doesn't work yet.
I have a Nespresso machine, and every morning (website hidden) bring me the breakfast, I can ask for yours too of course.
The place is perfect to relax, to enjoying the terrace while dinking some good spanish wine, very quiet peaceful and calm in the middle of the city.
The smoking area is on the top floor and terrace.
Great stay at Joan place! Amazing location, close to everything. Terrace on top is a plus value too. Recommend this place for sure!
Joan is an extraordinary person and host. Clever, funny, charming, accommodating, and a fount of wisdom about the best places to eat in Barcelona. He greeted us with a drink and a lively chat about the city and its history. The penthouse and location can't be beat, it's walkable to everything one might need (if one includes the nearby metro stations!)
It was a great pleasure to stay in your open apartment with that great roof terrace. Joan was a great host with lots of great proposal for places to visit, especially for TAPAS.
Thanks a lot Joan! It was so great
Despite the huge walk up the stairs with suitcases we were greeted by the charming Joan, who instantly poured us some water and invited us on to the stunning terrace for a coffee. The outdoor private space is wonderful!!! He was so helpful in orientating us and was more than happy to offer local knowledge about the best restaurants to visit.
Having been to Barcelona before, this was perfect. We didn't want a hotel & tour guide holiday that we had had the first time. Instead, the location of Joan's apartment is perfect to explore the more 'local' aspects of Barcelona and get lost in its many beautiful old streets!
10 minutes from the beach and from the airport bus drop off it's a fantastic location, just off the Rambla on a very quiet street and square.
The decor was somewhat unfinished but I loved the mix of an old building with new materials and it felt very secure with new windows etc.
It would be nice to have an oven to provide self catered food possibilities but the microwave was fine as we ate out most of the time.
Excellent place- very central location. Joan had lots of useful info about the area & we had a great stay. House undergoing renovations but didn't affect our stay. Would definitely highly recommend & return.
For me/us it was the perfect place to stay in Barcelona . The apartment is very nice, stylish, charming, calm and central.
The owner Joan is very friendly, helpful and relaxed. And above all, he knows where there is really good food. Thank you so much Joan!
I'm sorry to say only positive things about Joan and his Loft- I fear that this apartment will now fully booked.
I would come again!
Joan is a great guy and a perfect host! The loft is beautiful and very well located. A great place to go back!
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About the Host, Joan
I will be happy to offer you my apartment here in Barcelona and make sure you have a great stay in this beautiful city. Don't hesitate to contact me if you need further information about my flat and about the city.
As I said on flat's description I don't have kitchen so I use to eat everyday in restaurants in Barcelona, spanish food is well known everywhere but not all restaurants are good enough (for me), and many serves food for fools. Ask me if you want to eat something special, and something good and special doesn't means expensive.