About This Listing
I only rent out my entire apartment when I travel during the summer, so my most recent reviews are from August 2014.
A large, two bedroom apartment in the centre of Barcelona next to Plaza Universitat. 5 mins from Plaza Catalunya, La Rambla and Passeig de Gracia (Gaudí´s La Pedrera ,la Casa Batlló and shopping) 5 mins from MACBA museum of contemporary art, 30 seconds from metro station direct to Sagrada Familia AND just 2 minutes from the Aerobus stop in Plaza Universitat!
Lots of bars and restaurants within a 5 minute radius and superbly connected by public transport.
Check out the map to see just how central the location is. It's on the edge of 2 neighbourhoods: Eixample-think wide avenues and tall buildings in the modernist style and El Raval- Barcelona's edgier neighbourhood, full of great bars, vintage shops and the MACBA art gallery.
The flat easily accommodates four people in two equally large sunny rooms each with their own balconies. There's also a balcony from the living room. Both bedrooms have large double beds, fans and more than enough room for you to do your morning yoga, pilates etc.
The kitchen has everything you need to prepare food and there is a bakery just downstairs and supermarket 2 mins away. It's an ideal base for you to explore beautiful Barcelona.
Please note that the flat is on the third floor (a 4th floor in UK) without a lift, so if you have any issue with stairs, this unfortunately isn't the place for you.
I'll give you your own keys (2 sets available on request) and you're welcome to come and go as you please.
Interaction with Guests
I'll be here to meet you, give you all the information you need and answer your questions. I'll be available to help out with any problems by phone after you've checked in.
It's VERY central, but doesn't feel touristy. There's a local market in the same street and great bars and restaurants within a 5 minute radius.
The Metro station is just outside the door (4 stops direct to Sagrada Familia) and good bus services from Plaza Universitat ( bus 24 will take you to Parc Guell).
To be honest, the flat is so central that you can walk to most places.
This is a non-smoking flat, but there are 3 balconies, 1 from each bedroom and another from the living room which you're welcome to smoke on.
Towels are provided for use in the flat only. Please bring your own beach towels.
Check-in and check-out times are flexible, though if there is a guest arriving the day you leave, you may be asked to vacate bedrooms earlier so they can be cleaned. You are more than welcome to stay in the living area or store your luggage until your departure time so you can fully enjoy Barcelona for one last day.
Kate's apartment is ideally located next to the subway, shops, Ramblas ... Two large bedrooms with good bedding. Kate is accomodating about arrival and departure times. Kate could not be there to welcome us, one of her friends has opened the apartment. End of stay, we left the keys inside and we slam the door from; it was perfect! I recommend this apartment ;-)
Words can not really describe how satisfied and happy with my choice to stay at Kate's! Although we had the apartment to ourselves and Kate was not in Barcelona during the time we stayed, she made sure that we faced no problems, found the flat easily, and had a friend of hers be in touch with us. For us, this was an extremely genuine sense of responsibility and dedication!
The flat is just lovely. Other friends of ours were staying 5 minutes away from Kate's place in a narrower side street. Their apartment was both smaller and pricier! Kate really does not take advantage of the great apartment/location she has.
2 days before we were supposed to leave, the shower cap broke. I reported it to Kate not really expecting it to be fixed before we left (seeing how things are in Barcelona). However, we were quite surprised that she took care of it right away and it was fixed before we left! That really was great commitment on her side and made us very happy!
Two things you should be aware of nevertheless, the flat is in reality on the 4th floor with no elevator. She says this in her description, but one should really know its not for a weak or old person.
The second thing you should know is the electricity situation. Maximum 2 devices per room should be used otherwise the electricity switch will shut down. However, we realized that this is the case everywhere in Barcelona, electricity is just not that reliable.
All in all, we had a great time, location of the apartment can NOT be more perfect! The street ronda de sant antoni is just LOVELY! There is a very good cafe for breakfast on the other side (near house 98) which is superb!
I definitely recommend this apartment and if we return, we hope to stay there again!
Kate has been a lovely host who cares about we should feel good. She was always there for me, replying quickly to my messages.
The apartment is large and bright, very clean. I would love to come back again. Thanks again dear Kate and hope to book your apartment again one day :-))))
Kate has been a great host who cares about we should feel good. the apartment is large and bright very clean. we would love to come back again but not in summer because the sun burned throughout the day.
el dpto de Kate es hermoso! muy buena iluminación, decorado con buen gusto y perfectamente equipado. mis hijas y yo pasamos una semana estupenda, está muy bien ubicado a minutos de plaza cataluña y una estacion de metro a pocos pasos... recomiendo un paseo por el mercado de sant antonie ( el de comestibles), los pescados y fiambres no tienen desperdicio y la cocina de Kate tiene todo lo necesario para preparase una buenas gambas!!
We had a really good time in the apartment from Kate. The rooms are modern and clean. It is right in the middle of the city center. You can walk to a lot of interesting places. It was very easy to communicate with Kate and we were even picked up from the bus station the day we arrived. Highly recommended.
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About the Host, Kate
I'm a Brit living right in the centre of Barcelona with a lovely spare room. I also rent my entire apartment out in August. Check out my full profile to read my guest reviews.
I've been here for nearly 2 years and I speak English, Spanish and very poor Catalan!
A very cheap supermarket. Open till 10pm 7 days a week.Carrer de Joaquín Costa Barcelona CT 08001
This shop isnt cheap, but its open 24 hoursCarrer Muntaner Barcelona CT 08011
Take the bus number 24 up to Parc Guell. It drops you closer to the park than the tourist bus does!Plaça de la Universitat Barcelona CT 08007
Fresh fruit and veg, fish and meat. A typical local market.Ronda de Sant Antoni Barcelona CT
Coffee, wide selection of teas and fresh juices and lovely carrot cake! Theres a gallery at the back of the cafe too.Carrer Enric Granados Barcelona CT 08007
It can be difficult to find vegan and vegetarian food in Spain. This restaurant is local and just round the corner form MACBA art gallery.Carrer dels Àngels Barcelona CT 08001
Great brunch and fantastic cakes! This street, Enric Granados, is also full of restaurants so worth checking outCarrer Enric Granados Barcelona 08007
Perfect for breakfast. A great combination of English and Italian cakes, pastries and Focaccia. Good coffee, nice atmospherePlaça Bonsuccés Barcelona 08001
A nice place for lunch or dinner. Then later on it turns into a lively bar.Carrer Carme Barcelona CT 08001
This is the old market building which is being refurbished. Its a stunning building well worth checking out, but you wont get any food here until its finished!Carrer Comte d'Urgell Barcelona CT 08011
Just round the back of La Boqueria market, this polace serves super fresh, tasty food. The staff are great and the place has a fun atmosphere.Carrer de les Floristes de la Rambla 08001
It can be difficult to get vegetarian and vegan food in Barcelona. Heres a local vegan restaurant Fantastic juices and smoothies too.Carrer de l'Hospital Barcelona 08001
Buy tickets and pick up maps and information (**The location pinned on this map isn´t exact**) Its Outside El Corte Ingles department store.Plaça Catalunya Barcelona CT 08002
A fantastic range of bread and baked goods.Carrer Sepúlveda Barcelona CT 08015
Yummy food good colourful decor, friendly service. Theres also a branch on c/ Sagristans near the cathedralCarrer Isidre Nonell Barcelona Barcelona 08002