Cozy flat by the Magic Fountain

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Calle de Amposta, Barcelona, Catalonia 08004, Spain
Gabriela
Your host, Gabriela
58 Reviews
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The Space

About the flat:

- Located in 'Sants' district this fully equipped apartment has capacity to accommodate up to 4 visiting guests, within it´s double bedroom, single bedroom and living room. This typical Barcelona style apartment is clean and quiet, very bright and airy, and it is equipped with air conditioning and heating. There are original floor tiles throughout, classic Barcelona in a very relaxing atmosphere.
It´s in a 4th floor (bad thing there´s no elevator, good thing is a good way of burning the extra calories of the gorgeous spanish food).

-We provide free wi-fi and clean sheets and towels to make your stay in Barcelona as confortable as at home.

-Since you won´t be sahring the flat is ideal for families or groups of friends.

About the location:

- Metro lines (green and red) 250m from building exit!
- Great for Barcelona Airport (20 mins each way) Girona Airport Bus
- Easy Connection (10 mins from Bus Station, 'direct' by Metro)

"Sants" district is 15mis walk from Barcelona's centre, and one of the most lively and interesting areas of the city.
Located in the very famous Plaça España, is ideal for those who attend to international conventions in "Fira de Barcelona"
The brand new 'Arenas' Shopping complex - designed by the prestigious Hight Tech architect Richard Rogers over an old Bull Rings, offers everything you may need going from supermarkets, all kind of shops, restaurants, caffes, cinemas to a gym.

At Plaça España you can also find the The Magic Fountain, one of the last projects on the site of the 1929 Universal Exhibition, which included the cascades and smaller fountains which fill Avinguda de Maria Cristina and its dancing water show.

Just arround the corner ( i mean it literally) you´ll find The Caixa Forum, one of the main Modern Art Cultural Centers and The Olympic Stadium.

The Cataluya National Art Museum, The Mies Van der Rohe Pabillion and The Joan Miró fundation are also very close by. You can see some of them from the window.

A 15 minutes walk in the opposite direction and you're in the nerve centers of Barcelona: Plaça de Catalunya, leading on one side to the Ramblas and on the other to Passig the Gràcia Av.

At 3 blocks from the entrance, you´ll find the aerobus stop 'Plaza Espaya' and the Metro Lines 1 and 3 (red and green), from where you can easily connect to any area of the city.

The area is really safe and offers an excellent variety of shops, cafes & restaurants and it's out of the main tourist trap of Old Barcelona (better looking in picts than in real life) but only 20 mins away from the gothic quarter.

Places of interest:

-There's a large supermarket Mercadona and "Veritas Organic products" supermarket (in the Arenas shopping centre) very close by.
-A Bike rental store just arround the corner

For an extra 20 euros we offer transfer service from the airport.

For any further information please don't hesitate in contacting me - you'll receive a prompt reply.
We are available to answer any question you may have - and we´ll try to make your stay as easy as possible ;)

Permit Number: HUTB-007048

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 2
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Cleaning Fee: $35
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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Cancellation: Moderate

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  • Gabriela and Miguel's apartment was great! Yes, the shower is very small, but it shadows all the positives. The apartment was clean and neat, and the location is superb! Close to underground, bus stops, hop on hop off stop as well as Aerobus. Would definitely stay there again!

    June 2014
  • Myself and my boyfriend had a lovely long weekend stay in Barcelona, which was made comfortable and relaxing by staying in Gabriela's cozy flat. The flat has everything you could need, is very comfortable and clean, and in a great location for the airport and for getting into town, as well as having some lovely sights to explore nearby that you might otherwise miss out on. Gabriela was very friendly and prompt with her messages beforehand, and kindly arrangd for her husband Miguel to meet us at the flat with the keys when we arrived on the Friday evening. The flat was a great base for us to enjoy Barcelona from as well as having our own space, and the whole process with Gabriela from start to finish was very easy - I will be recommending to my friends, thank you!

    June 2014
  • I can describe my trip to Barcelona in one word - perfect! And it's because of this cute apartment first of all. I recommend it everybody. It was really very clean and comfortable. The small shower cabin is the only inconvenient thing, but it was not big problem for us. The stairs is very helpful - spanish food is too yummy and portions are too big :)
    The location is great - 2 metro lines, buses, shops, supermarkets, Pl. Espanya, the Magic Fountain, the Catalunya National Art Museum - all of these are very close from the apartment.
    Neighbors are so sweet - they spoke us "Hola" every morning and their smiles were so sincere.
    And many thanks to Miguel who picked us from the airport and was so friendly.

    May 2014
  • Our host was very accommodating. We were promptly met and settled into the apartment. Our communications were answered immediately.
    The apartment is a basic sixth floor walk up which met our need for laundry, wifi, and comfortable beds. Groceries are 10m from the door. While not in "funky" neighbourhood, the location is good for a few major attractions (Parc de Montjuic) and well situated for transit (Pl. Espanya). Get a metro pass! Thank you for helping with our departure Gabie and Miguel, we enjoyed Barcelona!

    May 2014
    Gabriela
    Response from Gabriela:

    Hi Karen. Thanks for your comments!!

    May 2014
  • C'était la première fois que nous louions un appartement lors d'un voyage et nous avons été très contents de cette formule. Je rejoins tous les commentaires précédents sur l'accueil de Miguel, la situation près de la station de métro Espania (même si nous avons eu un peu de mal à le trouver), la proximité du centre commercial, et des petits commerces de proximité et surtout des fontaines de Montjuic (lieu magique les soirs quand les fontaines sont en activité et le matin, quand tout le monde est encore endormi avec une impression de calme et de sérénité en montant les marches jusqu'aux fontaines). Petit bémol aussi sur les 4 étages (moi c'est les mollets que j'ai musclés !!), la douche un peu étroite et le manque de vaisselle. Mais effectivement, rien de bien gênant pour un séjour de quelques jours. Très bonne literie dans le lit 2 personnes mais notre fils de 14 ans s'est un peu plaint du matelas de son lit qui "grinçait". Rien de méchant non plus. Bref, appartement très agréable, immeuble calme et voisins effectivement très avenants. Barcelone est une très belle ville... Séjour épuisant car trop de belles choses à voir... Merci à Miguel et Gabriela (toujours prompte à répondre aux questions posées par mail)

    May 2014
  • Perfect.
    Our stay in Barcelona would not have been the same if we had been elsewhere.
    We called this apartment our home for 7 days, we loved it.
    We wish we were still there, it was a total immersion in the city.
    It’s very clean, practical and cozy.
    The neighborhood is also perfect, safe, quiet, convenient with lots of stores around.
    The only little down side is the small shower cabin but it did not bother us.
    We’ll stay there again and again.
    Many thanks to Gabriella and Miguel :-)

    April 2014
  • Gabriela and Miguel were helpful and kind hosts. The apartment is super neighborhood, close to everything (subway, bus, supermarket, cafes, Magic Fountain). It was great week. Thank you.

    April 2014
  • Gabriela and Miguel are very kind and they provided quick answers to any request. Their flat is extremely clean and quiet. It is an ideal starting point for visiting Barcelona, as it is close to Plaça de Espanya from which it is possible to get many buses, the Airport bus, the train for Montserrat and Line 1, 3 and 8 of the subway. Caixa Forum, the Magic Fountain and the Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya are just around the corner. A small supermarket is reachable in just one minute walking from the apartment.

    April 2014
  • We came to Barcelona for the marathon and couldn't have picked a better location. I was within 2 blocks of the start/ finish and the expo. It was perfect. Gabriela and Miguel were awesome hosts and helped with everything. The 20 euros for the ride to the apartment from the airport was well worth it . I would definitely stay here again, location was AWESOME! The shower was a little small, but we new that going in. We were within 3 blocks of a subway stop and walking distance to plenty of must see places in Barcelona. If you are going to Barcelona especially for the marathon, this is the place to stay.

    March 2014
  • L'appartement de Gabriela est agréable. Très bien situé, il est près d'une station de métro, Espania, qui nous permet d'aller où on veut dans la ville. C'est à cet endroit également que l'aérobus nous dépose de l'aéroport, donc, c'est simple et pratique!
    L'appartement est conforme à la description, 4ème étage sans ascenseur, cela muscle les fessiers, mais ce n'est pas gênant du tout. Il faut le savoir en connaissance de cause. L'appartement est dans un immeuble occupé par des barcelonais, très gentils et serviables. C'est Miguel, le conjoint de Gabriela qui nous a accueilli. Il est très sympathique et il parle français. Nous avons passés un agréable séjour à Barcelone, je recommande cet appartement, pour son rapport qualité/prix et pour sa localisation. Merci à Miguel et à Gabriela.

    March 2014
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English, Español
School
Universidad de Palermo, Argentina, Eina, Instituto Santa Rosa
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Diseñadora Gráfica
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Miguel and I live in Barcelona. We are a happy couple, friendly and easy to get along with. We like to make new friends. We always treat our guests friendly and respectfully, and we expect the same in return. Miguel is an architect and I'm a graphic designer/ilustrator. We are both freelance.
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