About this listing
HI! We are renting these two flats on the same floor either separate or together depending on the group size. Super CENTRAL! with 5 bedrooms, 2 kitchens,3.5 bathrooms, wi fi,comfortable with breakfast & towels, bedding included! Feels very authentic.
We are renting this huge, old and authentic apartment for the first time as an entire place or two separate apartments.
There are 5 bedrooms, 2 kitchens, 3.5 bathrooms, a possibility of 4 double beds and 10 single beds(to be arranged in advance!)
This apartment is perfectly located in the centre of the old Gothic quarter in Barcelona. With Plaza Reial around the corner, Las Ramblas just down the street, restaurants, bars right at the doorstep no need to organize transport as walking alone will bring you just about everywhere you want to go.
Well give us a message if you are interested and we can explain or describe whatever you need to know!
Greetings from Barcelona!
Anu and Flo
Interaction with Guests
Flow, myself or one of our trusted check in hosts will meet and greet you at your check in. We will spend as much time as we feel you want from us and make sure to answer all your questions/ queries...
We will be on call in the case of emergency or anything in general regarding your stay and how to make it as comfortable and easy as possible...
We tend to adapt to how much interaction our guests want as well. For example if a group wants a tour of the Gothic quarter and we are available we would be happy to oblige and the same goes for any questions from night-life to restaurants to Gaudi and museums...
As this apartment is in a residential building we must stress that we do not wish to host loud, party groups in Barcelona. Any fines are your financial responsibility and complaints from neighbours will result in loosing partly or entirely your deposit depending on how severe/ late the disturbance is occurring.
- I am sure this will not apply to your group we are very easy going and wish you to feel at home in the apartment however our number one concern for big groups is the noise level. We do not want calls in the night from neighbours saying our group is having a party in our apartment. There are huge fines for noise pollution and the deposit will cover this in the event a fine is issued for your group and in the case of persisting disturbance we will retain the right to evict the group from the apartment.
- We try to be as flexible as we can however we do ask that our guests respect our check in times and check out times unless we agree in advance on a different arrangement.
- check in time is 15:00 at the earliest and check out time is 11:30 am. It is possible to store bags in the apartment however this must be arranged in advance (In terms of check out the luggage must be made and can be left in a corner from 11:30 am till your time of departure depending if it is possible and has been organised in advance...)
- We ask that guests throw their own rubbish after 8pm in the evening on the street outside the apartment door.
- As there are 4 balconies in the apartment, we ask that people only smoke on the balconies.
I realise this sounds all severe but at least before you book we know we are both on the same page -
Thanks you for your understanding and we are looking forward to hosting you!
Anuk and Flow
Kitchen - hand crafted from authentic doors found in the original apartment dating back to the 1800's
What a fabulous and unique apartment! We were met by the super friendly and smiley Cathy who made us all feel very welcome. All plumbing issues mentioned in previous reviews seem to have been fixed. The front room of the apartment was very noisey all night (as you'd expect in the centre of a city... a trade-off for being so well located) - there was plenty of space in the other rooms so not an issue for us but may be a problem if you are using all the rooms. All in all, a good value base to explore beautiful Barcelona!
The overall location of this apartment is great. Really central and just minutes from lots of great places. At night the area is a little intimidating with lots of people selling drugs but we had no trouble and just walked past.
The apartment itself is very rustic, the beds aren't the comfiest but it did its job for us.
Please note there is no lift and LOTS of stairs, it was fine for us but might not be for people who struggle with stairs.
The only thing that let us down was the host...
I was originally dealing with Anu who was great. When Nina took over the communication wasn't as good, her responses were slower and I did feel a little apprehensive about our visit where I had previously felt very relaxed.
Before our stay we had asked if we could drop our bags off early at the apartment as we would arrive in Barcelona before check-in time. Nina told me we could leave the bags but would not be allowed to get changed. We changed at the airport and dropped out bags off, the cleaner showed us each rooms, gave us a key and we left to have some lunch.
A few days later I got a very rude message from Nina accusing us of using the facilities and 'then staying there', which didn't happen. She was very rude and above all it was untrue. I had been trying to contact her as the wi-fi in the apartment doesn't work and there is no safe for valuables but she had not replied. When I said to her that she had been misinformed and that i was still waiting for a reply from her she gave be a very short response of 'just turn the wi-fi box on and off, there is only you in the apartment so i guess you don't need a safe.'
She also told me to contact another number as she 'doesn't check emails that often'
Our experience was tainted a little by Nina's attitude and unwillingness to help.
We were a group of 15. The place is beautiful and is perfect for a big group. This flat is very close to Plaza Reial and in the heart of Barrio Gotico. Therefore in my opinion the best place to stay in Barcelona. Near to the beach, near to restaurants, bars and cafes. Anu also offered us for the first night breakfast, what was really nice and kind of you, thanks for that! Furthermore the beds, sheets and other things in the flat was clean. To summ it up I can definitely recommend this flat for a bigger group!! Thanks for having us there!!
Le foto pubblicate nell'annuncio sono fatte molto bene perché in realtà l'appartamento è un po' decadente anche se tutti i servizi sono stati funzionali. Abbiamo avuto una buona accoglienza. Alcune stanze della casa sono poco silenziose sopratutto quella che affaccia in strada che è piena di gente fino tarda notte. Eravamo a Barcellona per fare delle regate ed è stato molto comodo dato che in pochi minuti a piedi si raggiunge il Real Club Nautico. Buon rapporto qualità prezzo.
The apartment is well situated in the heart of the touristy Barrio Gótico. The decoration is charming, as illustrated in the photographs. Thanks to Anu for supplying breakfast food to our group. The kitchen is not ideal if you plan to cook for a big group : not much cooking or sitting space nor pots and utensils.
We were disappointed because the plumbing needs serious fixing : one out-of-use bathroom sink, the second bathroom sink clogged up, and the third bathroom sink leaking on the floor. So only the kitchen sink was working properly. There was also a problem with the front door lock, that could be closed from the outside and not from inside. This lasted for 24 hours before a locksmith fixed it. So we couldn’t actually lock ourselves in for one night. Unfortunately, Anu and Florian weren’t there so these drawbacks could only be shared with the powerless housekeeper, who as a matter of fact told us the plumbing problems had already been identified but nothing was done about it (can be read in fellow travelers' the most recent comments).
Appartement très grand, style bohémien vraiment en évidence, dans son jus comme l on pourrai dire, les balcons sont très pratique pour les fumeurs, une chambre d un côté avec balcon plus bruyante que la chambre en opposé avec balcon aussi avec vue sur cour. Autrement ayant passé 3 jours sur place le logement est vraiment adapté car l on étais 15 personnes. Emplacement idéal pour profiter de la rambla car 5 minutes a pied. Et l on a été très bien reçu. Je vous le conseil
We didn't get to meet the host however the cleaner was lovely and very informative. The place is beautiful has a very true Spanish feel and great for a big group. We were a group of 15. There wasn't any breakfast provided and we struggled with the wifi but all else was great had a great experience and would book again. Also Anu was great with communication before checking in.
Hi Anu I think more cups and bowls would be great for the amount of people. We had to share cups. Thank you though for great experience.
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About the Host, Nina
Great to meet you!
We live in the beautiful Barcelona and we have discovered the joy of hosting people coming to Barcelona and sharing our experience of the city. We rent several apartments in the old historical centre of the city, and for those on a budget we also have rooms to rent. We offer a personal insight into the city!
The things we love about Barcelona? Sunshine, music, food, the ever creative, moving energy of the people and sitting having coffee in the hidden plaza´s...
Hasta Luego, see you soon :)