Fantastic & quiet flat BCN center !

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Plaça Urquinaona, Barcelona, Catalonia 08010, Spain
Maria
Your host, Maria
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Welcome to my beautiful home!

You want to go shopping? Hit the beach? Do some sightseeing? Or just relax with your family and/or friends? Come and visit my flat! Despite the great centric location the rooms are extremely quiet and peaceful.

This flat is the perfect place to stay when you decide to spend your weekend or holiday in Barcelona! Why?

First of all, it is perfectly situated next to Plaça Urquinaona, one of the most important squares in central Barcelona and, furthermore, it offers you all the comfort you need to enjoy a good (email hidden)e square connects several vital streets in Barcelona as Ronda de Sant Pere, Carrer de les Jonqueres and Via Laietana which goes STRAIGHT down to the harbor and beach boulevard of Barceloneta.

From your balcony you can see and almost hop on the Urquinaona metro station which connects the red line (L1) in front of the impressive Palau de la Música Catalana with the yellow line (L4), meaning that everything you need is within your direct reach.
Plaça Catalunya with its shopping malls -as well as the famous street La Rambla- is within a 500m walk, the historic district El Gótico with the Catedral de Barcelona is situated a stone’s throw away and if you jump on metro L4, it takes you 2 stations getting to the beach.

The flat comes with a personalized insider guidebook I created. Since I was born in Barcelona, this guidebook will provide you with a lot of insider information!

In spite of the central location, you will have a nice sleep in the flat as the street is less frequented and the bedrooms do not even face the street. The flat comes with:
-3 double rooms
-2 single rooms
-2 bathrooms (including washing-machine and dryer)
-fully equipped new kitchen (dish-washer)
-big living room with bis screen TV and Wifi
-elevator

The flat will be equipped with a fan in every room for the summer months!

If you don’t want to end the day after dinner, you are lucky: from Plaça Urquinaona you have the choice to go to zones like La Rambla, El Gótico, El Born, the clubs and bars in Gràcia, Port Olímpic or the beach boulevard. Whatever you chose, you can almost walk there.

Arriving by plane, you can take the shuttle bus which goes directly from the terminal until Plaça Catalunya. From there you can either walk 500m or take a cab if you like it comfortable. Another option is taking the red metro line (L1) until Urquinaona but it is really not worth waiting for the metro to arrive as you will reach the flat faster by food.

Prices are simple: 6 persons pay a fixed basic price. From 6 to 12 persons, you pay the basic price and €25 extra per person. We can always talk about weekly prices.

Well, that’s it…hope to see you soon!

Permit Number: HUTB-000921

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 12
Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 8
Extra people: $42 / night after 6 guests
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $2592 /week
Monthly Price: $7286 /month
Security Deposit: $532
Cleaning Fee: $84
Check In: 5:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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  • host - fantastic, nothing but kind. Great recommendations on what to do in Barcelona. The neighborhood was great, easy to walk to many great spots, but not a loud area that kept you awake at night. The apartment does not have air conditioning (common in Barcelona), but there are fans in every room and having the windows open at night worked well for us (even for late June weather). There were a few facility issues during our stay - wifi did not work, one bathroom had a broken door handle, the other bathroom didn't have a place to hang the hand-shower. We made do with these issues, because the location was excellent and 5 bedrooms/2 full bathrooms for the rental price was a value.

    July 2014
    Maria
    Response from Maria:

    Dear Gretchen!
    Thanks for your feedback and sorry for the inconvenience.
    WIFI is finally repaired, the bathroom door handle and the hand-shower hook will be repaired this week.
    Come back soon! Maria :)

    July 2014
  • Maria's apartment was spacious and in a good location to explore Barcelona from. There was enough space for our group of 9 and every need was catered for. Because i of the location we hardly ever needed to use the public transport.There was a minor niggle with the kettle but we just boiled the water using a pan. Thank you Maria.

    June 2014
    Maria
    Response from Maria:

    Dear Sohaib.
    The kettle is now replaced by a new one.
    Thanks for that feedback!
    Maria :)

    June 2014
  • Huge flat right in the heart of Barcelona! This place offered a great vantage point for seeing all the great sites of the city and is walking distance (about 20 minutes) to the beach. Overall, a very good experience.

    June 2014
  • Maria was a fantastic host - very accommodating and provided an abundance of information about both the apartment, the area and every aspect of Barcelona you could think of! The apartment itself was comfortable and spacious, perfect for a large group of girls. Highly recommended.

    June 2014
  • Nous avons passés un séjour entre amis , on était 7 adultes et on ne s est pas du tout marche dessus. L appartement est grand, traversant , fonctionnel, avec une grande pièce à vivre permettant de manger tous ensemble ou de boire un verre dans les canapés du salon
    Les chambres doubles sont spacieuses et la literie est bonne. Et les 2 salles de bain sont grandes aussi.
    Pour ne rien gâcher cet appartement est très bien situé , à quelques minutes à peine d une station de métro , et les ramblas sont à quelques minutes à pied.
    Nous avons été très bien accueilli et la propriétaire a été arrangeante pour les Check in et les Check out, où nous avons pu laisser nos valises pour profiter de notre dernière journée .
    Merci à notre hôte , nous reviendrons très certainement

    June 2014
  • Tout s'est merveilleusement bien déroulé pendant notre séjour. Maria et Marcella, une de ses amies ont été très disponibles.
    L'appartement est très fonctionnel, nous étions avec 2 enfants en bas âge, et tout était très facile. Un lit bébé et une chaise haute sont proposés par l'hôte.
    L'appartement est très propre et extrêmement bien placé, proche d'El Born et d'une station de métro.
    Nous retournerons très volontiers chez Maria pour de prochains séjours!
    De nombreuses serviettes de bain sont à disposition.
    Une bouteille de vin de la région nous attendait au frais ainsi que des cafés Nespresso.
    Accueil très chaleureux et grande disponibilité des hôtes. Marcella a pu nous trouver une nounou au dernier moment pour le soir même, tout s'est très bien passé.
    Appartement à recommander pour des familles mais aussi des groupes d'amis.
    Ascenseur dans l'immeuble, chambres coté cour, donc très au calme.
    Wifi, guide fait par l'hote pour connaitre les meilleurs restaurants, bars, et choses à visiter à Barcelone.
    La literie est très bonne, il y a 2 salles de bains, 2 wc, 5 chambres, un très grand salon avec 2 canapés et de très nombreux rangements. Un lave-vaisselle, un lave-linge et un sèche-linge!
    Une poignée de porte à changer, c'est tout ce qui pourrait être amélioré.
    Bon séjour à tous dans ce nid douillet!

    May 2014
  • Maria’s apartment is a charming crossing apartment. I’d say a typically one:
    - The provided photos are compliant with the reality
    - The dining table is very useful for a group or a large family
    - The living room is a large one and comfortable as well as cosy
    - The two double rooms are spacious and pretty (appendix of double room 1 is not very useful, just fun).
    - Children rooms are small but sufficient. One has no window but it’s not a problem
    - There are two bathrooms with the first one attached to one of the two double bedrooms and the second one very closed to the second double bedroom
    - There is no window within the kitchen but it is a new modern one, well ventilated with an efficient extractor and well tooled with a modern dish-washer and a Nespresso coffee machine (thanks Maria to have provided one capsule pack, we appreciated)
    - Internet access was good (10Mb/s with my iPad) even if its phone wire should be replaced (possibility of a bad contact). We didn’t use the TV because Barcelona is so … wonderful to wast our time in front of it
    - Congrats Maria for your guest guide. it is fantastic !

    Last but not the least: the apartment was very clean and tidy. We saw the cleaning lady when we left (I apologize to her if we forgot something in the kitchen)

    Thanks a lot Maria for your trust
    Thanks a lot Marcella for your patience and for your welcome wine bottle

    We’ve really appreciated our stay

    David

    May 2014
  • We were a group of nine staying in Barcelona for the weekend. We found the apartment perfect for our needs, central location (but still relatively quiet), and a walkable distance from most of the sights we wanted to see. Living space is excellent for a big group, in fact the whole apartment felt very roomy. Apartment was very clean and had everything we needed in terms of utensils etc .

    Maria was great, always on hand to answer any queries we had. Her guidebook was really useful too, great to get some local tips! She also arranged for us to drop off our bags on arrival and keep them there until we departed for the airport.

    Two minor negatives, keys to the door were a bit stiff, tricky to use and the lock to one of the bathrooms didn't work. As I said, minor things, we would definitely stay at the apartment again if we ever return to Barca (which I very much hope we do!). Thank you Maria!

    April 2014
  • Maria and her place were better than I expected. It is very large, the rooms are spacious, and the kitchen is well appointed. She is super helpful from the moment I contacted her until the moment we left the flat. She made sure the flat had everything we needed for the stay. She has a wonderful guidebook that everyone traveling to BCN should own.

    April 2014
  • The flat is in a perfect position....walking distance of pretty much everywhere we wanted to visit. We were greeted by a great host and a bottle of wine.

    April 2014
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¡¡Hola!! I am from wonderful Barcelona, an exceptional city, very easy to fall in love with. After having lived and worked in quite some places abroad like Berlin, Vancouver, Buenos Aires, and having travelled almost all continents, I am always more than happy to come back here to my home town. Besides the food (pa amb tomàquet or calçots), weather and beaches, the people and many other things (like football, of course, and music with great festivals like Sònar), make Barcelona a very special and magical place to visit. Come and enjoy it! You'll love it! In my leisure time I love playing beachvolley, cook, meeting with friends and go traveling. Saludos y hasta pronto, Maria :)
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