Beautiful Gotico Penthouse ★★★★★

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Plaça de Sant Josep Oriol, Barcelona, Catalonia 08002, Spain
Barny

The perfect base for exploring gorgeous Barcelona, this clean and charming apartment in the heart of the historic centre has floor to ceiling balconies overlooking the 14th century Santa Maria church in one of Barcelona's prettiest squares.

Your host, Barny
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The perfect base for exploring gorgeous Barcelona, this clean and charming apartment in the heart of the historic centre has floor to ceiling balconies overlooking the 14th century Santa Maria church in one of Barcelona's prettiest squares.

The Space

THE APARTMENT

The apartment has two big balconies with large floor to ceiling double windows overlooking the 14th century Santa Maria church and the picturesque Plaza del Pi, a pretty square that is buzzing with cafe's and art sellers in the day time and calm and quiet at night.

South facing, the apartment is filled with sunlight from sunrise to sunset and cooled by a breeze in the summer which carries in the chiming of the ancient bells of Santa Maria del Pi.

The apartment is on the 3rd floor, which is effectively the fifth floor in Cataluña, so it's not the right choice for older couples or anyone that has difficulty climbing a staircase.

There is a large dining room and lounge with sofas and a table that seats eight. There is also a clean and fully fitted kitchen and a modern bathroom with a small bath and powerful shower.

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THE AREA

The apartment is in a pretty, quiet square in the heart of the historic centre, overlooking the 14th century Santa Maria church. It would genuinely be hard to find a more central apartment in Barcelona or a more convenient base from which to explore this wonderful city.

The apartment is a 30 second walk from the Rambas and the famous Boqueria food market and just adjacent to the fantastic 11th century La Seu Cathedral.

Most of the best art galleries, tourist hot-spots and the beach are all just a stones throw away.

Drasanes Metro is just one minutes walk away which connects you to some of the sights scattered further out including the gorgeous Parc Guell, the area of Gracia and, of course, Gaudi's unforgettable masterpiece the Sagrada Familia.

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THE ROOMS

The apartment has two connected double bedrooms, both with large double beds with exceptionally comfortable mattresses, and a day bed which is perfect for a 5th guest or a child.

The day bead and hammock are also great for a well earned luxurious siesta after a long day exploring gorgeous Barcelona.
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ABOUT US

We take guest satisfaction very seriously and will do whatever we can to ensure you have all the local insights you need to make the best of your time here. From restaurant recommendations walks and day trips to tours of the flea markets and boutiques we provide help and advice to ensure that you can really get under the surface of Barcelona and uncover it's many wonderful secrets.

Please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions or enquiries. We're happy to help and always respond to messages as quickly as possible.

Muchas gracias!

Interaction with Guests

We remain constantly available for our guests; for anything from local advice to fresh towels. It's really important to us that everyone who stays in the apartment has a really positive experience.

We can provide restaurant recommendations, suggest walks and day trips, organise tours of Barcelona's markets and boutiques and do everything we can to make sure you get under the surface of Barcelona and discover it's many wonderful and surprising secrets.

The Neighborhood

This lovely penthouse is in the heart of el Gotico, the roman centre of Barcelona, the perfect base for friends, couples or families with young children.

You will be just a 30 second walk from the Rambas and the beautiful Boqueria food market and just behind the fantastic 11th century La Seu Cathedral.

All of the big galleries, tourist hot-spots and even the beach just a stones throw away. You literally could not find a more central apartment in Barcelona or a better base from which to explore this wonderful city.

Getting around

Most of the galleries, historic buildings, parks and the beach are all just a short walk away.

Drasanes Metro is also one minute walk away, which connects you to some of the sights scattered further out, which include the gorgeous Parc Guell, the area of Gracia and Gaudi's unforgettable masterpiece the Sagrada Familia.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 5
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Extra people: $21 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $1684 /week
Monthly Price: $6034 /month
Check In: 1:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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  • Amazing apartment with great view onto the plaza. Located close to bus and metro stations and numerous dining options. Along with the view our the stairs to get there, but the climb is worth it.

    June 2014
  • Very charming apartment in the very heart of Barcelona. We had a great time here. Also the host was very helpful and even surprised us with a bottle of Cava as a welcome present.

    June 2014
  • The host was very supportive and informative. He help us getting a push trolly for our child and it worked perfect. The apartment was just lovely and perfectly situated for exploring Barcelona - if one need food storage you will need to ask the host for a bigger refrigerator as the current one os to small.

    June 2014
  • I arrived in Barcelona in late May with my husband and two friends to stay at this apartment in El Gotic. Barny had been extremely helpful and very courteous throughout the booking process.

    The apartment is charming and has loads of character, but be aware that there are several flights of stairs and no lift. The second bedroom leads off the first and may not be suitable for everyone.

    The charm of the location, however, can not be underestimated and reflects the description in the website. Church bells sounded every morning, and the square below had lots of activity (even in the middle of the night!), great wine bars and tapas bars.
    Ben, who welcomed us, was extremely charming and helpful.

    It's an amazing spot, right in the centre of the old Barcelona.

    May 2014
  • Barny is a great host, and the location of his apartment can't be beat! Barny was always quick to respond to email inquiries and provided a lot of useful information on places to eat and things to do. The apartment served as a great central location to get out and explore beautiful Barcelona. Three of us stayed in the apartment for a long weekend, and, overall, it was a good stay. We only ran into two issues: 1) the day bed/third-person bed turned out to be a pullout mattress on the floor and 2) the shower would run out of hot water for the third person to use it.

    May 2014
  • This apartment is a dream for everyone who dont just want to be tourist but a part of barcelona life. Its great located, beautiful panorama from the balcony and clean. The pictures you see are true and barny is a responsible, trust and helpful person. I just can recommend him an this ¨habitacion¨ to anyone. You will have a wonderful time there!!!

    May 2014
  • Awesome location, right near metro, in gothic quarter and within walking distance to almost everything.
    Apartment itself is clean, spacious and overlooks a picturesque square.
    The host also have us some great recommendations for tapas / restaurants / bars etc

    Definitely recommended.

    May 2014
  • We spent 4 days in Barney's lovely apartment just before Easter. The rooms are simple, stylish and comfortable and, with views over the square and Santa Maria Del Pi Basilica and the sounds of Bacelona drifting in through the french windows, you really feel part of this wonderful city. The apartment is in a perfect location to explore by foot; surrounded by great bars, restaurants and shops, and the famous Boqueria market and old cathedral only minutes away. Barney is a wonderful host and very helpful with local advice.

    April 2014
  • We loved the apartment! Very central location and beautiful sunlight during the day. Be warned that there are a few flights of stairs to get up to the apartment, so it's not the easiest access straight from the street. But overall I have no complaints, we had a great stay in Barcelona.

    April 2014
  • My wife and I spent a week at the end of March in Barny's apartment. The location was as described on the airbnb site. No problem there. The flat it'self was not truthfully represented. The third floor location turned out to be 83 steps from the street. European definitions of first and second floors taken into account, this was a fifth floor location, not a third floor. Two bedrooms was/were one really nice room with an anteroom off to the side. Not cool for the sleeper in the anteroom visiting the bathroom in the middle of the night: or even taking a shower in the morning. More about that (email hidden)e kitchen was small and not well equipped. No appliances: (website hidden) pot, glasses, plates, utensils. The refrigerator was the 2X2 size for an office bar. The best thing about the kitchen was that when I opened the window I could talk with the nice lady next door.The bath had the same problems as the kitchen; small, small tub, poor supply of hot water, inadequate towels. By know the picture is clear; Barny has a really great location. That's what he is selling. The apartment, not so much.

    April 2014
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I'm an experienced AirBnB host (and traveller) with a good understanding of what you need to make the most of this lovely city, from guidebooks and maps to local insights and recommendations. I used to rent a room in our lovely apartment in Barcelona through Airbnb, which was an exceptionally positive experience through which I made many friends and enjoyed numerous fascinating conversations with people from around the world - usually lubricated with a good bottle of red wine on a cafe terrace. These days I spend most of my time in Montpellier, France so I rent the whole apartment to groups, friends and couples taking a break in sunny Barcelona. After over 200 positive reviews Airbnb we were recently awarded Superhost status. We take guest satisfaction exceptionally seriously so, if you have any questions please don't hesitate to get in touch and we will get back to you quickly with an honest and objective reply.
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