ATELIER BARCELONA simple elegance

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Rambla de Catalunya, Barcelona, Catalonia 08008, Spain

In the heart of the modernist deluxe shopping district. Gaudi's masterpieces are on the doorstep. Access the hidden door of the designers Atelier to stay one Barcelona's secret gems. Private tranquil covered terrace and lived-in old world charm.

The Space

Deluxe private apartment with gallery-style terraced balcony in the Centre of the Historic Modernismo area - Gaudi's masterpiece - La Pedrera is only one block away!

Stay in the apprentice apartment of a local fashion designer! The apartment is self-contained - meaning that is it completely separate and private to the commercial area. The apartment has it's own hidden locked door. It is available on Airbnb for periods when the designer does not have residential professionals learning advanced pattern-making.

It is pure luxury in the centre of Rambla Catalunya / Paseo de Gracia. The best fashion, interiors, bridal and jewelry labels are all on the doorstep - plus great restaurants, and of course, two Gaudi Masterpieces, and the entire Modernist area are steps away.

Spectacular accomodation with all the extras, including an calming dry balcony to have breakfast, read a book, or have a nightcap after your action-packed days!

There is heating, air conditioning and 100MB fibre optic WIFI. High ceilings, ornate woodwork, and tiling throughout. The building has an elevator, but it is very old, AND CANNOT BE USED FOR LUGGAGE - but it is only one floor up a wide staircase.


COMMUNAL ENTRANCE: TURN RIGHT past the hall entrance and fabric storage, until you come to a hidden wallpapered locked door. this is where you will find the hidden apartment:

KITCHEN: with table for 4. Fridge/freezer, microwave/grill, dishwasher, induction cooking hob (no oven), toaster, citrus juicer. all cooking utensils and crockery. Kettle, Nespresso machine, filter coffee maker and Italian cafetiere for caffeine addicts.

BATHROOM: is off of the living area and is completely tiled with mosaic tiles. It has a thermostatic shower with complementary hypo-allergenic body wash, shampoo and conditioner. There is a large sink with sockets, adaptors and a hair dryer. Two sets of cotton towels are provided for each guest, as well as a beach and a gym towel.

OPEN PLAN apartment contains five zones:

Zone 1 - Living area - Comfy sofa with TV/CD/DVD/cinema sound, and a DVD movie library of Spanish, English and adult films. Ornate coved ceilings and flooring throughout. Views to:

Zone 2 - Outside area - Large inverted gallery style balcony with a cafe table and two chairs, 2 armchairs for reading a book or drinks. Plants, a fountain and soothing lighting. Complete tranquillity day and night, with a nice view of the back (website hidden) 3 - Sleeping area - divided by a huge faux leather curtain separating the living zones. The bed is big - 150 x 190 (queen size) and made of orthopaedic memory foam. Feather pillows, down duvet, and 100% cotton sheets. Polyester pillows and duvet are provided for allergy sufferers. Bedside LED reading lights, and a huge (website hidden) 4 - Work/study area. a large desk with power points, MP3 music player, USB chargers, desk items, tourist information, and a sewing (website hidden) 5 - Clothes gallery, there is dedicated space for your clothes and suitcases. There is a dresser and a hanging rail and an iron and ironing board. Yoga mat and choice of pillows.

There are supermarkets close-by, as well as every major international brand you can think of. There are 3 metro lines and 2 train lines that (email hidden)ny of the top restaurants are within two minutes, Cafes and tapas bars that locals go to are on almost every corner. This area is not overly touristy like the Old Town (but is shopping central during the day). Rambla Catalunya is the civilised Rambla that everyone strolls up and down calmly, without the circus of the Ramblas!

If you have any questions, please ask. We are more than happy to help. We provide quality AND all of the extras you won't normally find elsewhere!

PLEASE NOTE: There will be a late check-in charge of 30€ for check-in after 8pm - flights arriving after 6:30pm (18:30h), please discuss your flights before booking! Super early guaranteed check-in or late check-out, if available, is at 50% of the daily rate.

We are proud to be LGBT and Superhosts! Your guarantee of quality!

Note about Pricing: our default price is for our last minute availability, all other prices are seasonal - as per the calendar.

Guest Access

The Atelier Apartment is completely private, and only shares the communal entrance for the actual Atelier.

Interaction with Guests

A personal and thorough introduction is given a check-in, and we are always available should you have questions or problems.

We may bump into you in the day-time, but it is more of a quick 'hi' - as we are too busy to be monitoring your movements ;-)

The Neighborhood

Rambla Catalunya and Paseo de Gracia are the two main Luxe streets in Barcelona. Think of it as Barcelona's 5th avenue or Bond Street. The atelier is surrounded by international and local designer boutiques, interiors megastores, and of course, is bridal central. Some of the best restaurants, bars and hotels are on the doorstep - as well as two of Gaudi's masterpieces. A shopping addicts dream location.

Getting around

5 metro lines and a taxi stand are just on the corner. Most people just walk everywhere - it is a walking city!

Other Things to Note

BEFORE completing your booking, we suggest that your travel plans are confirmed.

If you will be arriving earlier or later than the check-in time of 14:00 (2pm) – please send us a quick message to let us know. (Check-in after 8pm may incur an extra charge of 30€). Guests normally arrive 75 minutes after landing at BCN airport.

- The apartment is strictly non-smoking inside, except for the terrace or balcony.

- No house parties or social gatherings are permitted in the apartment. Local noise control laws must be abided by.

- The occupancy of the apartment is for two people, and is not suitable for babies or children under 14.

- Fair usage of the wi-fi signal – no illegal downloads.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 0
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Security Deposit: $213
Cleaning Fee: $43
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Moderate

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • The reservation was canceled 47 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.

    April 2014
  • This place is just great, the comfort of your own home on holiday.
    From the decoration to the location everything was just perfect.
    The apartment is clean, cosy and packed with everything you need.
    Everything is taken care of, even things you might have forgoten to pack.
    The location is great, close enough to walk to some of the main attractions (park guel, sagrada familia) but if you don't feel like walking the subway is just at your doorstep.

    Our lovely hosts Rod and Estanis (we had the pleasure of meeting them both) were always available to, give us information, answer our questions or just for a short chat.
    So if you want your first experience (it was mine) with Barcelona to be an excellent one this is definitly the place to be.

    April 2014
  • The Atelier was perfect and had everything we needed. It was clean, comfortable and the location was a plus. Rod and Estanis were great host and provided us with a lot of helpful information about Barcelona. Thanks!

    March 2014
  • Perfect spot to relax in the middle of the hustle and bustle of Barcelona. The apartment has everything you need and it has great style. It is very central to everything so you can walk to everything from there. Estanis was super nice and helpful when I asked about different things to do in the area.

    March 2014
  • What can we say... perfection!
    The location, the hosts, the room, the attention to details.
    I can't think of anything I would have change, other then to extend my stay...

    Thank you so much Don and Estan!

    March 2014
  • I was in barcelona for work and i was looking for a place to stay with just the confort to have a night of sleep and my usual routine of the morning. and this apartment was perfect for that. I didn't really have the opportunity to really enjoy the full service that offer this place cause i didn't spend more than 6 hours per day in it, but I could see that every things was think for enjoying my stay.
    If you are looking for something easy and really clean, this is the place.

    February 2014
  • Wonderfully friendly hosts, beautiful and tastefully decorated accommodation and amenities, pure comfort, great location. Both Rod and Estan were founts of knowledge on the best places to visit in Barcelona. Hard not to gush :) My wife and I hope to be back in the future and we'll recommend Rod & Estan's Atelier Barcelona to anyone!

    February 2014
  • Great Flat, perfect Location, would love to stay there again!

    February 2014
  • Loved this place. Everything from the hosts, to the location, to the small details were perfect. We felt so satisfied with the quality of the apartment and it really is in the perfect place in the city. We never had to use the underground, as everywhere we wanted to go was in walking distance. Even though the apartment is in the center of the city, it was very quiet and felt very private, with a sweet balcony full of plant and a nice sitting area. Estanis was very helpful and was never annoyed at how often we wanted to chat with him :) Would recommend this place 1000%, and we can't wait to go back!

    February 2014
  • Clean, well-furbished apartment, great location, generous and informative hosts, but never intrusive. Very highly recommended.

    February 2014
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Rod & Stan - Easy going British (born Canadian) / Spanish (born Catalan) couple. Partnered 'G' in the LGBT way of life. We try to provide everything that great travel homes should. We are part of the sharing community, to share our homes and resources with global friends with a sense of civilised adventure. Be a local, not a tourist!
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