COOL_PAD-QUIET, BRIGHT, STYLISH APT

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Carrer De Sant Pau, Barcelona, CT 08001, Spain
Kevin
Your host, Kevin
51 Reviews
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The Space

COOL PAD - Beautiful quiet and bright apartment in the heart of Barcelona (and with fast fibre-optic wifi)

Unique. Lovely stylish and very quiet apartment right in the centre of Barcelona.

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.

Extraordinarly quiet. It is located on the inside of a building on a pedestrian steet. So there is no traffic noise and no pedestrian noise. A complete rarity in this city.

Loads of wonderful natural light.

UP FOUR FLIGHTS OF STAIRS WITHOUT A LIFT!!!! ONLY FIT FOR THE FIT. (But my mother visited it several days 18 years ago when she was 81 years young.

The apartment was completely refurhished by me, your host, 5 years ago, and I keep it up to date and renewed. The building itself dates from 1879 as set in morter over the front door.

3 good double beds. One "dedicated" double bed in the bedroom. Two very good comfortable double sofa-beds (that work well both as beds and as sofas), one in the living room and one in the dining room, with the possibility of an additional (fourth)single sofa bed.

EVERYTHING SUPPLIED:
-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
-Good hairdryer
-Tv, video and CD player
-Guide books on Barcelona and Catalonia, maps etc. etc.
-Starting supplies in kitchen cupboard, i.e. coffees, teas, good olive oil, condiments, etc. etc.
-Cleaning supplies
-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 SPANISH ORIGINALLY BUT HAVE BEEN LIVING IN BARCELONA FOR 23 YEARS ...... SO I KNOW IT AND THE INHABITANTS PRETTY WELL.

Guest Access

The whole apartment is for you! You do not share it or any part of it with me or any other guest.

Interaction with Guests

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!).

The Neighborhood

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!

Getting around

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.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 5
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 4
Extra people: $14 / night after 2 guests
Weekly Price: $758 /week
Monthly Price: $1965 /month
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  • Kevin's apartment is well located in the Raval area, only a few minutes walk to Las Ramblas, near to metro stations & next door to a supermarket. We arrived later than expected & Kevin greeted us with refreshments. The apartment has everything you will need including a fully equipt kitchen & plenty of space to relax. Kevin is very helpful & will assist you will any questions about the city. We will definitely be visiting Barcelona again in the near future & will be sure to contact Kevin for our next stay. Highly recommended apartment & host!

    June 2014
  • Good visit! Bring a pair of hiking boots for the stairs.

    June 2014
  • Kevin was a really nice guy and gave us a very warm welcome after our long journey. He was so friendly and helpful, giving us lots of tips and advice. The apartment was clean, comfortable, well-equipped and in a perfect location. The apartment itself was quiet but the location is interesting and vibrant.
    We have stayed at airbnb places before and this has been the best one, 10/10.

    June 2014
  • Kevin is as good as everyone has been saying. Thanks to Kevin's detailed directions arrival was easy and checking in was a breeze (even though we were coming in after midnight, to Kevin it was no big deal) and he was armed with lots of great info on how we could make the most of our time in his flat and neighbourhood. The vibe of the flat is laid back, simple, no frills but everything you need. BONUSES: full length mirror, good hairdryer, umbrellas, coffee

    One word of caution for couples; we felt this flat would be best suited for groups of friends rather than couples on a hopefully romantic trip. It felt more like a dorm room kind of place with lots of places to crash than a regular one bedroom flat.

    May 2014
  • Everything fine, very nice place to stay in the centre of Barcelona!
    Kevin, the host, gave us useful tips for going/eating out! Highly recommended!

    May 2014
  • Great apartment in a fun central neighbourhood of Barcelona. Kevin was a wonderful host - he was very welcoming and extremely helpful in terms of advice about where to eat, how to get around, what to see etc. The apartment is clean, comfortable, safe and has everything that you might need. We had a really lovely stay!

    May 2014
  • Kevin is a very nice, provident host. It was almost his goal, that while we were in Barcelona, we get to the best places, the best programmes.
    The flat is silent (I know, this is an important issue about this amazing city), altrough we were almost in the middle of the old town. It's about 5 minutes from the Rambla, (there is the bus station of 54, and it brings you to the beach), and there are plenty of restaurants and bars, where we could eat and drink.
    Everything was fine, the beds was great, and my legs looks much better after 96 stairs up and down and up again...
    So, I recommend Kevin flat, we'll be back again! Thank you Kevin!

    April 2014
  • Great apartment in an excellent location only a 5 minute work from las ramblas in one direction or the same distance to the parallel metro line in the other. Kitchen is really well equipped with everything you'd need, living areas are nice and big with plenty of natural light. Kevin met us in the apartment and went through everything including some nice local places to get some food or a drink, he was really helpful and friendly. There were guide books, umbrellas in case of rain, everything you could think of really! Would definitely book the apartment again, the only slight downside is there are alot of stairs up to the apartment and we found it a little noisey at night.

    April 2014
  • This apartment is nice and has everything needed even for long duration stay (we spent one month in the apartment). The flat is quiet especially at night. Metro Parallel is convenently close and Rambla is just 5-7 walking minutes away. Additionally Kevin is a great host - friendly, knowledgable, reliable and always there to help you.

    Two things I'd like to point out:
    - there's no central heating and it gets cold inside starting mid-November. Kevin kindly provided an electric heater and a gas heater. This a standard way of heating an apartment in Barcelona.
    - apartment is located in the center of Raval, which is a quite special area of Barcelona with positive and negative sides. Gather some info on it to make sure it fits your criterions, especially if you plan to stay in Barcelona for long duration.

    Overall we had a great time and I highly recommend this apartment. Kevin, once again thank you for your hospitality and your help!

    December 2013
  • Accueil excellent ! Grande disponibilité de Kévin qui nous attendait malgré l'heure tardive de notre arrivée. Il nous avait trouvé un garage sécurisé pour la durée du séjour. Appartement agréable et fonctionnel. Très bien placé, métro, bus, au cœur de la vie de Barcelone. 5 mn à pied des Ramblas. Nous reviendrons avec grand plaisir.

    November 2013
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I am Irish, have been living in Barcelona for more than 20 years. I refurbihsed and furnished the apartments myself (with some professional help) and run and manage them myself. I also live next door in the same building, so you have great flexibility in arriving/departure and I am to hand for advice and information.....
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