About This Listing
- Big double bedroom in a super centric flat, perfect for couples.
!!!!NEW!!! airport pickup service available for only 20 euros ( average taxi fare about 30-35 euros)
The room is provided with a double bed and a comfortable armchair and puff, a spacious big built-in closet, a work area for writing and/or using a laptop ( free wifi access), a balcony overlooking Las Ramblas and Portaferrissa streets.
-The flat is quite spacious and nicely decorated. The floors are made of original Catalan mosaic tiles and the ceilings are made of wooden beams as you can see from the pictures.
You can also consult for free our Barcelona touristic book multilingual mini-library (English/Spanish/French);
Carrer Petritxol is an elegant street of the Gothic quarter the home of the oldest chocolate makers of the city and of some fine art galleries. It leads to the emblematic Plaça del Pi with its beautiful Catalan-Gothic cathedral and is located only seconds away from the heart of Barcelona, Las Ramblas, the most emblematic boulevard of the city that divides the historical Gothic Quarter from the multicultural and artistic Raval
What you will find around:
- Carrer Petritxol:
The origins of Carrer del Pedritxol date back to the 14th Century. All along the street the air is filled with the smell of chocolate wafting from the different cafes offering delicious chocolate and traditional xurros, which are sweet fried pastries similar to doughnuts. Carrer del Pedritxol is also home to several book shops and art galleries, particularly the Sala Parés, which was one of the first spots in Europe dedicated to art exhibitions and sales. Its collection contains the works of such great artists as Picasso and Santiago Rusiñol. Carrer de Petritxol is a favourite place of local artistic boheme and is often visited by tourists attracted by the tempting smells of chocolate and the unique atmosphere of the past.
-The colorful Boqueria Market the ideal place where to see and taste the catalan and spanish food.
-Barceloneta beaches are a pleasant 15 minutes walk away from the flat and you won’t’ get bored on your way as you will be totally immersed in the Barcelona experience: walking down the Ramblas you will see humans statues, street shows, museums, bars restaurants, museums, markets, the Columbus monuments etc.
-On the corner of Petritxol street lays Portaferrissa street where all the most important fashion high street retailer are based ( H&M,Mango, River Island, John). if that is not enough, at the end of Portaferrissa you’ll get to Portal del Angel, one of the most important commercial fashion street of Spain ( Zara, Massimo Dutti, Pull&Bear,EL corte Ingles etc)
- Big Carrefour Supermarket: 100 mts from the flat.
- There are many restaurants, cafes, bars, groceries and supermarkets open late in the area.
- The airport bus terminal is conveniently located just around the corner in plaza Catalunya. There an Aerobus shuttle service every 5 minutes.
- Metro stations: Plaça Catalunya( 300 metros), Liceu (200 metros)
- Bus stops : there are many around Plaça catalunya that reach every corner of the big Barcelona
- Plaça Catalunya train station ( you can conveniently get on local trains to go to the Maresme and Costa Brava coasts)
- Turistic Bus terminal in Plaça Catalunya
- Bike rentals and Bike tours
- Segway tours
- Being so centrally placed you will save lots of money not having to spend on taxis and other transportation means but most importantly you'll save time and avoid stress....
-clean towels and bed linen provided
- access to the kitchen: you can use it for light meals like breakfast, snacks etc, although you are not expected to cook full blown meals (ask for more info)
- access to living room
- washing machine available ( 6 euros per wash, ask for more info)
- free internet WIFI
- One bathroom to share with another room
Common sense rules here (read carefully):
-No parties, no noise, no drunk people in the flat.
-No smoking allowed anywhere in the flat
-You are not allowed to have visitors.
-Please be respectful to the neighbors, don't talk loud and make unnecessary noise when walking up/down the stairs.
-Don’t lock the door of the flat, just close it without keys, otherwise there is the risk that the people inside gets locked in.
-We also appreciate that all the shared facilities of the flat are after each use as they were found
-If you plan to use the kitchen please ask us first and we will allocate some storage and fridge space for you. You can use it for light meals like breakfast, snacks etc, although you are not expected to cook full blown meals (anyway ask for more info)
-Please clean after you use it!
-If you need to use the washing machine, tell us in advance so that we can explain how to use it and plan our laundry needs. Each load costs 6 euros.
-Deposit/Keys and check out
-If you need a copy of the keys to be free to come and go at your discretion you need to leave a deposit of 100 euros that we will return in full when you return the keys. In case of theft or loss I would need he money to change the door locks and make new copies of the keys.
-Check out time is 12 pm. If you plan to leave early in the morning or at night, tell us beforehand so that we can arrange the key/deposit return the night after.
An amazing expierence both due to the apartment itself and the wonderful hosts ;)
The apartment is very clean, very central and the neighboorhood has that special Barcelona "movida" which I enjoyed a lot nothwithstanding the winter time.
Thank you so much Kristina, would so much love to come back! Hope that our paths will cross again in the future :)
Franco is an nice guy and extremely friendly and his apartment is very well situated near the ramblas. The apartment is calm and confortable and Franco prompt replied to my booking and was flexible for arrival and departure timing.
Very good experience!
It was a great experience to stay in Franco's flat, he was very nice and helpful. The apartment is fully equipped and the location is perfect to get around in this great city. Thank you Franco and Christine!!
I spent five days at Franco's apartment at Barcelona and had a lovely time. Franco and Cristina are extremely friendly, genuinely nice people who are ever ready to help. Their responses to my booking were prompt and they answered queries without delay. They were flexible with my arrival and departure timings and very helpful with suggestions and tips about sightseeing and shopping in Barcelona.
The USP of the apartment is location, location, location - it just couldn't be better - a five minute walk from Plaza Catalunya (where the airport shuttle stops), a one-minute walk from La Rambla (an amazing walking experience, tho' very touristy) and walking distance from most of the sightseeing attractions. I bought a 10-journey transport card and ended up using just 4! Seriously, if you are the kind who wouldn't mind exploring a city by foot (which I find the best), this is the perfect place for you.
The apartment room itself is very comfortable and the only problem was that it is on the fourth floor (numbered 2nd floor but actually the fourth as is usual in Barcelona apartments). Without a lift, this could be a bit inconvenient if you have heavy bags, but you just need to do it twice - once when you come and once when you go! The (shared) bathroom/toilet is a small but the bedroom and the spacious kitchen make up for it.
Overall, a wonderful stay, would recommend it highly to airbnb members and personally, I would love to stay here again on my next trip. Thank you very much, Cristina and Franco for all the help.
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About the Host, Franco
Hello everybody, welcome to this beautiful city. I 'm a multicultural italian-born guy. I have 2 legs and 2 arms. Apart of that I am a normal person who enjoys life.
Ciao sono Franco, sono un'italiano ma abito a Barcellona. Pratico capoeira, amo ballare la salsa e la buona cucina. Non disdegno il buon vino ma nemmeno quello cattivo.
Hola a todos, sois los bienvenidos...mi casa es sus casa ( pero primero hay que pasar por caja, jeje)
Oi galera, muito prazer en compartillhar minha casa con voçes.