The Museu Picasso II – Borne apartment is an apartment for rent in Barcelona with air conditioning, Internet-Wifi and a fantastic location in the Born district, just 100 meters from Santa Maria del Mar and near the Picasso Museum. It is ideal for couples and families up to four persons.
This centrally located apartment for rent in Barcelona was completely refurbished retaining the character of the building, with wooden beams and exposed brick walls.
This 50m2 holiday apartment has a double bedroom with twin beds, a bathroom inside the bedroom with shower, a spacious and cozy dining room with a table, four chairs and a sofa-bed for two people. The kitchen is opened and it’s equipped with the following electrical appliances: fridge / freezer, oven, microwave, toaster, coffee maker and washing machine.
This apartment for rent in Barcelona has air conditioning, parquet floor and television.
The Museu Picasso II – Borne apartment is located on the first floor of an old building without lift in the historical center of Barcelona. In this same building there is another apartment available for rent (Museu Picasso II).
This is one of our apartments for rent in Barcelona located in the Born district, downtown, close to Santa Maria del Mar cathedral.
The nearest metro stations are Jaume I and Barceloneta (both from line 4). Nearby is the train station: estación de Francia.
This was the first time that an Airbnb apartment fell short of my expectations. Let me explain why.
1) This is by no means a “Deluxe” apartment. The description (“fully renovated in contemporary style, with lovely and modern decoration”) is, frankly, beyond hyperbole. In reality, it is pretty bare and sparsely furnished. And what furniture there is, is tired and slightly grubby. The double bed in the main flat (yes, they are separate flats, which I’ll come to later) is a squeaky, uncomfortable glorified camp bed. The room upstairs is even more bare and neither of two bedside lights was working. Both bathrooms were similarly tired and slightly grubby. The “air conditioning” is, in reality, two pretty noisy, wall-mounted units. The curtains are stained and moth-eaten. The “Radio and CD” is in fact a cassette player – which doesn't even open.
2) This is not one flat, it’s two (the clue is buried in the description as a “separate entrance” for the upstairs room). That means two front doors and a steep, narrow staircase between them. How the description can make this “an ideal apartment for families” is beyond me. It would be ideal for families only if the parents didn’t mind putting their children in another flat with no smoke alarm, beyond two locked doors and a narrow staircase.
3) The service was very lacking. Behind the “Alejandra Y Karina” profile is a rental company. Once the booking was made, they wrote an email telling me to pick up the key from their office - 3km away from the flat. Arriving from the airport at 9pm with a tired young daughter, that was the last thing I wanted to do. Luckily, I had someone who could pick up the key for me. But most people don’t and I’m sure wouldn’t appreciate doing so. When I complained about this inconvenience, I was told “in the rules it is stated that in the confirmation that will be send to you, you will be notified where to get the keys”. I’m not sure what that means but it should be clearly stated in the description.
4) The terrace on the top floor looked quite inviting but the key was missing. I rang on our second day and asked for it to be brought to the flat and was told I would be called back straight away. In fact, they rang a day later to say the key had been left in the terrace door without say-so. Not only was this the day before we were leaving but whoever dropped it off left the flat door unlocked (despite the signs in the flat urging us not to do so).
In the end, we left and checked in to a hotel, putting our bad choice down to experience. Other than where it’s situated, I cannot recommend this apartment to anyone. Unfortunately, as a consequence, I will certainly think twice about using Airbnb again.
Apartment in a quiet street with nearby shopping centers, restaurants and transports (tram, bus).
Nous étions 8 et nous avons passés un très bon séjour. l'appartement est fidèle aux photos.
Il manque juste les ingrédients de cuisine de base (sel, poivre, huile d'olive).
Et il y a un petit problème d'isolation dans les chambres. c'est à dire que la fenetre n'est pas fermée complètement. Mais en mettant le chauffage au maximum ce n'est pas si gênant.
dans l'ensemble, c'est un appartement très agréable et très très bien placé!
A 5 minutes de paseo de gracia et 15 minutes de placa catalunya!
We had a 4 days stay at this apartment and there is just one word for it - perfect! The location is very good, right on Via Laietana, well lightened, safe and active street, with few supermarkets and many cafes nearby and accessible transportation, El Gothic on one hand and El Born on the other. The apartment itself is more than good, well furnished and equipped, warm, clean, with all necessary things for a comfortable rest.
Regarding my stay in that apartment I could say it was a clean and spacious apartment, located in a quiet area and well equipped with all the necessary things: washing machine, TV, internet, fridge, AC.
I had some issues with the hot water and heat (needed to restart the boiler several times per day and in the last 2 days it stopped working) and with the check in process (I picked up the keys from another location situated in the other side of the area -located at 4 miles distance- and I signed the checking papers without seeing the apartment), but overall it was a decent apartment.
Great apartment and excellent location. We are so happy we stayed in Born, and we loved where we were situated in the neighborhood. The apartment is a short walk from the metro and near many good restaurants, bars and shops. Excellent wi-fi connection. The kitchen and bathroom are small/nothing to write home about but are still totally functional. All in all, we would definitely recommend staying here.
addio al nubilato di mia cognata!!!Barcellona fantastica appartamento in una splendida posizione centralissima, molto luminoso e grande!! alcune stanze su via Laietana molto rumorose ma ne valeva la pena!!!
This appartement is rented by an agency managing more than 100 flats in Barcelona, so not really the airbnb spirit. The consequence is that you have to get the keys at the agency office, far away from the appartment. The appart. itself is very central and clean but first floor on the street and consequently extremely noisy (old windows with no insonorisation)
Cet appartement est loué par une agence qui gère plus de 100 appartements à Barcelone, donc pas vraiment l'esprit airbnb. De fait, vous devez récupérer les clés au bureau de l'agence, loin de l'appartement. L'appart. lui-même est très central et propre mais au premier étage dans la rue et par conséquent extrêmement bruyant (anciennes fenêtres sans insonorisation)
Great apartment! Spacious, clean, fully functioning and in a great location.
Was here as a group of three girlfriends so it was ideal for us.
The company were helpful and efficient.
Only downside is having to collect the key from their office rather than being met at the apartment, and having to drag suitcases up two flights of stairs, otherwise it was perfect! Also pretty expensive as I had been staying in apartments in south Spain for a fraction of the price for two weeks before this but the price is in line with other places in central Barcelona and it was during the August bank holiday so I guess the prices are all high!
Would return to this place if I go back to Barcelona though for sure :-)