Welcome to the oldest part of the city. The refurnished flat is really very spacious with high ceilings so you will feel home. All interesting spots/public transportation are within walking distance ;-)
Unique **** bedroom/suite complete with dressing and private bathroom in the old heart of Barcelona.
The room is really very large with high ceilings , guests are always impressed, even after they'd seen the pictures previously. Your own bathroom is at the end of the corridor (like in most old flats in Barcelona) and includes a shower with tub.
You'll enjoy your stay in a completely refurbished apartment which has all possible comfort like air-conditioning/central heating and free wifi. Shared American kitchen is at disposal to cook for yourself or to have breakfast.
Most guests like to have breakfast outside on one of the terraces or brunch places around, but there is always bread, milk, coffee around in the kitchen ;-)
All amenities are closely, like metro stations (green and yellow lines), grocery shops, original fashion stores, little hidden bars and restaurants...the beach at 15 min walking ...
Of course towels and sheets are included in the price. Also internet WIFI. The wash-machine can be used if needed.
A hair dryer is at disposal as well.
On privacy: there is my room and the guest room (separated by thick walls and in between there is the living room), and two individual bathrooms. This means there are no other guests, only occasionally friends or family from abroad coming over for a drink or dinner. Happily enough most Airbnb members are cool and just enjoy to share a bit of home life while traveling. You might even find yourself sharing some bottle of excellent Spanish wine at home with me during your stay.
On noise in the street: several guests mention the noise. During the day it is quiet and there is hardly no traffic (as well as at night). Since it is the heart of Barcelona you will always have people coming back or going to bars and restaurants and that -sometimes- can be heard even though the windows are double pane. Most guests are ok and dont even bother but if you are sensitive to outside noise it is recommended to take earplugs preventively.
The Gothic Quarter is the centre of the old city of Barcelona. It stretches from La Rambla to Via Laietana, and from the Mediterranean seafront to Ronda de Sant Pere.
You have access to your own room, bathroom, balcony and if you want to sit in the living room this is also possible. The kitchen is at disposal even tough most guests never cook while on vacation. But hey, if you want to have your own drinks and tapas in the American kitchen you are most welcome ;-)
Depending on my own available time I am reachable or available for any questions or requests or even to give you some advice or recommendations during your stay.
The gothic district is the oldest part of the town and in my opinion the most interesting one, even tough some people think it might be insecure (which is not true). There is a growing variety of small shops, event agencies, bars, museum, monuments, restaurants and discos all within walking distance. The mix of people is interesting and so just take a stroll into the narrow streets and follow your intuition to discover.
There is a parking lot at just 300m from the apartment. Public transportation within 10 min walking and if you need a taxi you can get one just down the street (200m) and u will never have to wait (besides taxis are ridiculously cheap in barcelona). From my flat (door to door) to the airport it won't take you more than 20 minutes ! How's that ? ;-)
Just a few rules of common sense:
leave the kitchen tidy as I do, so, after use, clean and leave the dishes in the dishwasher
Late at night be respectful of neighbors who may be sleeping etc.
Always be be sure to lock the apartment door.
Smoking on the balcony is allowed only with the access door closed.
Have fun !
The location of this room was superb; the best. I was warmly welcomed and helped. Michel gave terrific recommendations and suggestions. We could reach all our destinations by walking or the local bus. The room was large had lots of light and closet space. Check out his restaurant too, Gilda. I highly recommend Michel's room and restaurant. I would stay there again without hesitation.
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Michel was very helpful and thoughtful.
Excellent communications, making sure we knew how to reach his place.
Always keen to offer advice - if we needed any. Asked us if we needed anything - rather than waiting on us to inquire.
Overall a very good host.
Ideaal gelokaliseerd . Maar het pand zelf was echt prachtig ! Hoge plafonds , ruime kamer , eigen badkamer . Echt ons ding .
Heel gezellige huiselijke sfeer zoals je je nooit op hotel zou voelen.
Hierin hebben de beide gastheren zeker een groot aandeel.
Bedankt voor de leuke dagen ! En tot een volgende keer ;)
Everything was perfect.
Michel welcomed us at the apartment and showed us everything necessary. He also helped us very much on planning our stay in Barcelona. He knows many restaurants and bars.
The apartment in this old building is quite spacious and the room we stayed in is really spacious as well and beautiful.
We had a great time in Barcelona staying with Michel. Lovely flat in the heart of Barcelona. Michel was a welcoming host providing local tips for local places to eat. Would definitely recommend to others
Geweldige locatie! Betreft een ruim appartement; exact zoals de foto's en beschrijving. Zelf geen geluidsoverlast van mensen buiten ervaren. Bed comfortabel en heel goed geslapen. Michel is vriendelijk en gastvrij, ik heb onverwacht nog een heel leuke avond met hem en zijn vrienden gehad. Hopelijk keer ik nog eens terug!
I moved to Barcelona in 2007 after been working in the IT industry for many years and traveling extensively. Barcelona meant a big change for me : another country, another culture, another language...and switching from being employee to being an entrepreneur.
I enjoy the exceptional flat with large spaces and heigh ceilings, the neighborhood... and the fact that in Barcelona you have both the sea and the mountains at disposal. At this moment you'll find me very dedicated to my business ...so besides working from home or attending my business there is not so much time left for leisure. However I manage to have my daily portion of sports (running, gym, swimming, bike...) to keep me fit and balanced. I'm an outgoing guy, tech-freak and foodie ;-)