CIELO - Beautiful quiet and bright apartment in the heart of Barcelona
Very original and unique.
IT IS LOCATED IN ONE OF THE LIVELIEST, MOST ETHNICALLY DIVERSE AND THE "COOLEST" PART OF BARCELONA, THE RAVAL, RIGHT IN THE CENTRE OF BARCELONA, JUST OFF THE RAMBLAS.
Very quiet for its location. It is located on the inside of a building on a pedestrian steet. So there is very little traffic noise and pedestrian noise. (There is, obviously, usual neighbour noise, what you could expect in a street residential building)
Loads of wonderful natural light.
THE APARTMENT IS ON THE FIFTH FLOOR, WHICH IS REALLY A SIXTH FLOOR, SO UP SIX FLIGHTS OF STAIRS WITHOUT A LIFT!!!! ONLY FIT FOR THE FIT. (But my mother visited it several days 20 years ago when she was 80 years young).
Has a solid wooden parquet beachwood floor (not floating parquet), a glass roofed bathroom (there's nobody higher up in the building than you so it's completely un-overlooked.
The apartment was completely refurhished by me, your host, 4 years ago, so everything is new and shining, even if it's very old (building was built in 1879 as set in morter over the front door.)
Very stylishly furnished.
3 good double beds. The bed in the bedroom (email hidden) x 200 cm bed with an orthopaedic mattress. There iare two comfortable double sofa-beds (that work well both as beds and as sofas) in the dining room, one is a double and the other a single.
Plenty hot water, but low water pressure as it on the top of the buidling.
-Set of towels (shower towel and hand towel) and also beach towel for each guest.
-All bedlinen and covers etc.
-Every normal mod con. for an apartment (washing machine, fridge, induction electric cooker, toaster, electric over/microwave.
-Clothes iron and ironing board
-Digital tv, video and CD player
-Guide books on Barcelona and Catalonia, maps etc. etc.
-Starting supplies in kitchen cupboard, i.e. coffees, teas, olive oil, condiments, etc. etc.
-Complementary welcome refreshment drinks (nothing too fancy and no hard liquor!)
-FREE HIGH SPEED WIFI
AND THEN THERE'S ME YOUR HOST. I NEARLY ALWAYS MEET YOU AND GREET YOU, AND ANSWER ALL YOUR INQUIRIES AND GIVE ALL THE ASSISTANCE I CAN ON THE APARTMENT, THE CITY AND YOUR VISIT. I AM NOT FROM BARCELONA ORIGINALLY (I´M IRISH) BUT HAVE BEEN LIVING IN BARCELONA FOR MORE THAN 20 YEARS ...... SO I KNOW IT AND THE INHABITANTS PRETTY WELL
The whole apartment is for you! You do not share it or any part of it with me or any other guest.
I nearly always like to welcome guests and chat over a water, juice or tea, sometimes a beer! I like to stop by again during your stay, depending of the length etc. as I enjoy guests' company (people on holidays are normally at their best!).
It is in the heart of Barcelona, for me it IS the heart of Barcelona: fabulous, lively, mult-ethnic, varied, fun, with the best of everything in Barcelona, the magnificent Liceu Opera House, the beautiful church and cloister of Sant Pau, Gaudi's Palau Guell, the Rambla del Raval, the Boqueria, Barcelona's wonderful fresh produce market, best bars, theatres, clubs, .... best ladies of the night,.... best of everything!
Very close to Parallel metro station on the red and lilac lines, with direct communication to (green) Camp Nou, the Ramblas, Parque Güell, etc. and (lilac) Sagrada Familia. There are also buses very nearby which go to Barceloneta, Nos 57 and 64, in about 7 minutes. Taxis also very by. And the apartment is right in the centre of the city, so you will be walking to lots of places, without need of transport.
Very friendly, very fast communication. email, whatsapp, sms, phone.
We wanted a little nest in Barcelona, to spend a few days away from hotels and just enjoy the city. We loved Kevin's charming little apartment, although the climb up and down was really challenging ( despite the warings)! Kevin was always most helpful, easy to deal with and a wonderful host. Always room for a few small improvements but it was wonderful to call his place home and enjoy the little touches. He does warn about the water pressure in the shower and it is frustrating to deal with, but the glass roof makes up for it. Kevin was warm and friendly and lovely to talk to, always available. As long as you can deal with the climbing, its a cute and cozy place, ideal for two. Very very conveniently located and easy to move around, reasonably priced and comfortably furnished, Very clean, and thoughtful touches like enough charging points, bedside lamps, beach towels, and a surprisingly roomy bedroom. The shower is a bit of a squeeze! The kitchen is well equipped and organized and Kevin has basic supplies from oil and spices to tea, coffee and sugar. I would definitely go back to kevin ( he has other properties as well). There s no AC but october was pleasant, so the fan was nice. The building is old and full of character and the area remarkably peaceful and silent at night. We always slept well. The bed is large and has an excellent mattress.
we never bothered with the Tv but the music system, micro, washing machine and oven were all nice to have and really, no complaints. Mine was a very last minute booking and Kevin was super! thanks Kevin and see you again soon!
Kevin was extremely helpful before we arrived with his sending of information and maps showing how to get to the flat from the airport and get around etc. The flat is beautiful, in a lovely, quiet part of the city, and has great access to pretty much anywhere you want to go.
We were there for 4 nights and it was perfect! I can't recommend it enough.
I can totally recommend the apartement to young couples. We had a great time in Kevin's apartement. Kevin was very friendly and easy going and the apartement was quiet, clean, good equipped and very central. To find the apartment was very easy thanks to Kevin's descriptions and everything else was uncomplicated, too. So we could enjoy every second in Barcelona - Just perfect for us :)
Thank you Kevin!
Kevin's apartement is really charming, piecefull, and is close to the Rambla. The landlord is a very nice person, who cares the guests.
My sister and i stayed in Kevin's apartment for four nights and had a fantastic time. The apartment was lovely and sunny, clean and equip with everything we needed. Kevin was there to meet us with some refreshing drinks on a hot day in Barcelona. He was very friendly and provided us with fantastic advice on what to do and see. The apartment is in a fantastic location in the old town with walking distance all the main sites. I would strongly recommend Kevin's apartment to anyone wanting to stay in central Barcelona.
A unique and warm spacious apartment (with an awsome bathroom where you can brush your teeth seeing the sky), and a very friendly host made our night an excellent memories. We came from France with my friend, and arrived after 23h, he waited for us with any problem. We reserved juste 1 day before our arrival, We had the opportunity to chat with him to organize us better, he sent us all the information necessary to make our arrival. One regret, do not be stayed more longer. For our next trip to Barcelona, we already know where we'll reserve ;)
kevin is a great host and his gorgeous, well-located apartment was fantastic for a relaxed stay at the end of a hectic vacation. the apartment is less than 5 minutes away from the metro, and about a 10 minute walk to la rambla, with tons of amenities (tapas bars, grocery stores, theatres, concert venues etc) right by it. the apartment was clean and cozy, and kevin was also nice enough to inform me of a personal item i had left at his place - even offering to mail it back home to canada! i look forward to staying in his beautiful space when i visit barcelona again. thanks kevin!
This was a lovely flat for our Barcelona holiday. It's in a very central location and even has a gorgeous bakery right downstairs on the street.
My favourite part about the flat was the bathroom, which has a window as a ceiling. Very cool.
I would highly recommend Kevin's Barcelona flat!
Kevin was a great host who made sure that we spend a nice time in Barcelona and at his place. The appartment is perfect! The atmosphere is great and the bathroom is really original. I definitely recommend it!
This is the final rate, including any fees from the host and Airbnb.