The Green Penthouse BORN:
Beautiful loft located in the Born district. The apartment is very colourful and bright and it has a terrace over roof with a superb 360º sight of all the city, from the cathedral to Sagrada Familia, all the way up to the different churches and palaces in the Born, as well as the Tibidabo and Montjuic. The apartment has a microwave, oven, electric coffee tier and italian coffe maker machine, squeezer, hair dryer, washing machine, air conditionning and heating.
The apartment also comes equipped with a computer with ADSL, WiFi, webcam, microphone, and a DVD player. So you can enjoy international TV channels and make national and international calls via internet.
The terrace is private (40m2). Located over the apartment. I love plants and flowers. I love to keep my terrace as my little green and blue paradise, where to enjoy nice breakfasts or lovely dinners under stars.
The Green Penthouse BORN commitment: All energy used in my apartment is 100 % clean sorces.
Area: BORN-Santa Caterina.
On the opposite side of Barcelona’s Gothic quarter, separated by Via Laietana, is the barrio of Born. Although it’s similar in many ways to its Gothic neighbour, it doesn’t draw the same number of tourists. Since the 1980s it has provided a focal point for the city´s artistic scene and now boasts some of the highest property prices in the city – like many other parts of Barcelona it has moved on substantially from its down-at-heel roots to attain such desirability. Attractions in this area streets are everywhere – the opulent Modernisme of the Palau de la Música, the post-modern Mercat de Santa Caterina, and the Gothic splendour of the basilica Santa Maria del Mar – are all within 10 minutes’ walk of each other. The area is also home to the acclaimed Picasso museum. Another advantage is being located right next to Parc de la Ciutadella, where you can get a break from the narrow streets of the old town. Born is right in the centre of Barcelona and as a result it provides a well-placed and characterful base from which to explore the rest of the city.
250 euros deposit against damage & keys to pay in cash on arrival returned on departure, 50 euros cleaning charge deducted.
Please note: For arrivals from 21.00hrs to 23.00hrs there is a supplement of 25.00€. This is increased to 40€ if your arrival is after 23.00hrs. This charge is not included in the price quoted below
During next periods there is a minimun stay of 5 nights:
*Primavera Sound week (phone number hidden))
*Sonar festival (14 to 18 june)
*3GSM (phone number hidden))
*Semana Santa/ Holy Week
In July and August there is a minimun stay of 5 nights except gaps.
Travelled to Sunny Barcelona with my Fiance and 2 Year Old Daughter in Mid-October. Viktor's place was compact, clean and the check in was very smooth, Viktor was also flexible on check in and check out which was a real bonus with our daughter. El Born location is perfect, 5 mins from the Park, 5-10 mins from El Gotic/ Las Ramblas, 15 mins from beach and Port - and Barcelona is best seen by walking!!! Just next door is Santa Catarina Market which was awesome and cheap and offers amazingly fresh food.
There are a lot of steps, don't be put off unless you are very unfit or disabled or aim to be very drunk. We had a 2 year old, buggy and bags to carry up and down every day and managed (just about) - the pay of is that just upstairs you have the terrace so dinner as the sun sets is perfect. The terrace is very private, you get the left side and the other neighbour has the right side and they are separated by the stair well and walls etc - I mean it is Barcelona so every home is an apartment so expect steps everywhere, and at Viktors price its more then fair compared to a hotel with a shared viewing terrace which would be €150-200 a night. Having dinner on the terrace as the sun set was the best part of our trip, bella!!!
I did mention to Mercella on check out that the bed is firm for our taste and that was the only negative, however I appreciate that the firmness of a mattress is a personal thing and everyone has different preferences. Us being British we like a soft-medium mattress. Also I think a few new fluffy pillows are needed.
€50 to clean was also expensive, I would be able to spotlessly clean it in 30-60mins for €50 and didn't realise cleaners were so well paid in Barcelona. But he was flexible on check in and check out and it was stated in T&C's so cant quibble too much (but can just a little).
All in all a very enjoyable stay and would recommend Viktor's place - everything in context for the price paid and Mercella and Viktor have actively asked for feedback to improve the property for their next guests.
Thank you Viktor and Marcella.
We had a great time at Victors appartment! The location is very centrally and in a beautiful district, with a lot of things around. The appartment has everything you need, and the best is the roof terrace! We enjoyed so much!!
We had a really nice time at the apartment. Especially the view from the rooftop is amazing!! We didn't meet Victor but Marcela was very sweet. The place is perfect for two people. You are living in the center just two minutes away from lots of bars and restaurants yet there is hardly any noise at night - just perfect! Only the shower might be a little bit uncomfortable for tall people, but that's really the only remark I have.
Very friendly and service minded friend Marcela and son that greeted us at the apartment upon our arrival. Perfect location. Healthy climb up 91 steps, and the view proved to be worth the climb. Lots of markets and shops around the apartment. The apartment was clean and well equipped. It was extra thoughtful to provide a Nespresso coffee maker with capsules and a bottle of cava. Thank you for making our trip a trip to remember.
We had a great stay at Victor's apartment. It is ideally located, in the Ribera, just above the Born but in a more popular area (less crowded), at 3 min walking is the Santa Catarina Market that I love, all around many places with bars and restaurants. The terrass is amazing and truly 360° views on Barcelona. We enjoyed sunset every day ! The terrass is not completly private but we never saw anyone else. The flat is very bright, well furnished, everything you need to cook. The bathroom is tiny but nice and shower works perfectly. The bed is excellent. At night, it is quiet.
We didn't meet Victor but communication was very easy and agreable and Marcela who works with him is very nice. I would recommend it to friends for sure !
Great apartment & host! We loved the terrace and the apartment was very centrally located in Barcelona. I highly recommand staying here!
The appartment of Viktor is beautifully located in Born. We loved the appartment, the terras, everything! I would highly recommend this appartment to anyone who is looking for a nice and cozy place to stay in Barcelona. Thanks Viktor!
Perfect location in Barcelona, the apt is exactly like the pictures and the descriptions, specially the 5 floors to climb. I think it's a good place if you go during the summer, otherwise you need extra extra blankets in winter. We didn't meet Victor but Marcela was really nice and helpfull.
Victor is a kind and service minded guy! The flat is charming and located in a really centric and beautiful area in Barcelona. And it has a really nice roof terrace to have your breakfast or dinner on. Its the perfect way of living for your stay in Barcelona. Its very easy to do the "check in" and "check outs", Victor is very flexible and quick to answer. Warm recommendations!
We had a great time in Barcelona! The flat is in a super central location - easy walk to get anywhere. Its not large but smartly organized and great view + light. Breakfast on the roof terrace was a dream! Marcella was got us in safely when we were still a bit disoriented.