Beautiful vintage style duplex in the neighborhood of Raval. Located in the center of Barcelona, one minute from MACBA, Plaza Catalunya, Sant Antonio Market and Plaza Universidad.
Recently refurbished, respecting the essence of place and adapting the original parts of the house.
Downstairs we have a spacious 5m high lobby with, a large living room with sofa bed, a toilet, a fully equipped kitchen, with access to a cozy patio with wooden beams
Upstairs there is a nice suite with balcony, bathroom, another double bedroom and dressing room.
Fully equipped, wifi, tv, speakers, ipod / iphone, dvd
Bonito duplex de estilo vintage, en el barrio del Raval. Situado en el centro de Barcelona, a un minuto de Macba, de plaza Cataluña, Mercado Sant Antonio y plaza Universidad.
Recientemente rehabilitado respetando la esencia del lugar y adaptando las piezas originales de la casa.
En planta baja tenemos un espacioso recibidor con 5m de altura, un gran salón,con sofá-cama, un aseo, una amplia cocina totalmente equipada, con salida a un acogedor patio con vigas de madera
En la planta superior hay una agradable suite con terraza, baño completo, otra habitacion doble y vestidor.
Totalmente equipado con, wifi, tv, altavoces ipod/iphone, dvd
|Room type:||Entire home/apt|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||$29 / night after 4 guests|
|Minimum Stay:||4 nights|
|Weekly Price:||$857 /week|
|Monthly Price:||$2286 /month|
|Check In:||10:00 AM|
|Check Out:||12:00 PM (noon)|
Very nice stay in Helena's place, perfect location close to everything at just 5mn walk, nice "old fashioned" neighbourhood with small streets and good places to eat or chill...the appartment itself is great, especially the patio ; perfect for 2 couples with the 2 bedrooms upstairs.
Helena's Vintage Duplex was a perfect fit for my three friends and I. We loved everything about our stay in her beautifully decorated home and found it to be thoughtfully equipped with everything needed. The location was exactly what we had hoped and found it very convenient, close to the farmers market where we bought fresh produce daily and also to fabulous shopping and restaurants. The night life around this home is lively but we had been warned prior to reserving and found it not to be a problem for us. Helena was extremely helpful in recommendations of her favorite places to eat with directions to find them. Our stay in Barcelona was the highlight of our European visit with many wonderful memories created.
The Vintage duplex was very disappointing as the description was not 100% accurate. The main concerns for us as 2 couples were that the second bedroom was on a mezzanine accessible by very steep stairs and had no privacy because there was no bedroom door. Also the main description stated 2 bathrooms which was not the case as the second bathroom was just a toilet and hand basin. The facilities in the kitchen were lacking with no Electric Kettle, or coffee machine boiling a saucepan of water to make a drink seems very primitive for this apartment. Although this apartment can accommodate 6 people, there were only three wine glasses. On the plus side the location was central. Be prepared for a lot of street noise.
The duplex is exactly the same as shown in the photos. The house is from the
19th century and the stairs are the original ones, maybe they are a bit
high, but nobody has ever complaint about them, but they are one of the
main charm of the house. Thanks for your suggestion about the door, I´ve
just installed one. Regarding the baths, they are described in detail in the description
and in the pictures. Concerning the kitchen facilities, the only
explanation I find is that maybe you didn´t see the cabinet next to the fridge,
where all these things are. We have not one, but two coffe machines ( a small
one for two coffes and a big one for six) and lots of cups, glasses and all
kind of dishes. I would have been grateful if you had asked me for
anything you needed as I'm always available to my guest's needs.
This room is really really nice, big, clean, and good location, from there to the centre only 10 mins on walk, and to subway only 5 mins, very convenient, big recommend !
HELENA'S PLACE IS IN A PERFECT LOCATION. A 6 EURO BUS RIDE FROM THE AIRPORT LETS YOU OFF JUST A FEW BLOCKS FROM HER APARTMENT. SHE IS A SWEETHEART. ..SHE MET US THERE RIGHT ON TIME WITH HER ADOREABLE DAUGHTER...THE PLACE WAS BOTH COMFORTABLE AND WELL APPOINTED. THE ONLY MAJOR DRAWBACK IS THE NOISE LEVEL AT ALL HOURS..ITS RIGHT IN THE MIDDLE OF A CITY BLOCK FULL OF LIFE ON THE STREET... SO IF YOU NEED QUIET THIS IS NOT THE PLACE FOR YOU...OTHERWISE THERE ARE RESTAURANTS , BAKERIES AND GROCERY STORES SO CLOSE YOU CAN PRACTICALLY
TOUCH THEM FROM YOUR FRONT DOOR...THE ONLY SUGGESTIONS I WOULD MAKE WOULD BE TO PUT A DOOR OR SOME BEADS ON THE 2ND BEDROOM TO GIVE IT SOME PRIVACY...WE HAD TO PIN UP A TOWEL. IN THE DOORWAY TO MAKE IT WORK......AND SHE NEEDS TO MAKE THE ROLLING DOORS ON THE TWO BATHROOMS A BIT QUIETER...WHEN YOU ROLL THE DOORS CLOSED IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT THEY MAKE A GRINDING SOUND AND...EVERYONE KNOWS IT...AND THEN YOU'VE GOT TO ROLL EM AGAIN TO OPEN THEM AND GET OUT..NOT SO MUCH FUN.
THERE ARE METRO AND BUS LINES CLOSE BY...AND YOU ARE SO CENTRALLY LOCATED IT'S POSSIBLE TO WALK TO MOST LOCATIONS IN THE CITY...
HELENA KNOWS RESTAURANTS..SHE HAS GREAT TASTE AND YOU WILL ENHANCE YOUR VISIT IF YOU LISTEN TO HER.
I WOULD DEFINITELY STAY THERE AGAIN.
A couple of friends and I rented out Helena's apartment for a week while we explored Barcelona. We had a wonderful experience from the very beginning. Helena was waiting for us at the apartment when we arrived, and gave us all the details about the place that we needed to know for our whole stay. The apartment is impeccably decorated and is a joy to be in, although most of our time was spent wandering the city - cmon, it is BARCELONA! The location in El Raval was ideal. We walked most places but had easy access to the the train when we needed it (including the Placa Catalunya stop, which gets you out of the city for day trips!). This spot comes highly recommended and I absolutely will stay there again if I make it back to Barcelona!
A well appointed duplex with modern comforts and well placed as a base from which to explore all Barcelona has to off. Spacious rooms and great to have the outdoor patio area, specially on a sultry night. Helena and Ricardo have done a fantastic job renovating the entire duplex. It was a shame currently has no Air Conditioner as that was really only thing missing.
Definitely recommend. Easy transaction with no fuss.
Helena was very accommodating and duplex provided modern facilities throughout.
We stayed in the apartment for a week in August and found that the photographs on the site had accurately depicted the interior. Helena has great taste and has given the interior a lot of character which we really enjoyed. She also offered some really nice personal touches - a great music mix on her iPod as well as her well curated list of restaurant recommendations. We do think it’s fair to mention we found a few cockroaches but that shouldn’t put you off renting the apartment. The location is great as you have many cool bars and restaurants within walking distance as well as the fantastic MACBA and CCCB contemporary art spaces on your doorstep. El Raval is a thriving multicultural neighbourhood and staying at Helena’s made us feel like locals.
Helena's house was perfect. Our family of five with three teenagers had plenty of space, and we really appreciated the convenience of two bathrooms. The home was stocked with more than enough towels, sheets and amenities. The wifi worked perfectly, Helena has lots of guide books available, and the cupboards were well stocked with condiments. We so enjoyed the back deck for our breakfasts and late night snacks. The location was so ideal. It is on a residential back street but close to shops, restaurants and all the sights. If you are looking for a quiet out of the way place, this isn't it, and we were glad. We loved the energy of the people living and working nearby. It is Barcelona!
A perfect stay in Barcelona
We just spent 4 days in Barcelona (with a 4 years old kind). Helena's appartment looks exactly like on the photos - or maybe even better:-) which is hard to achieve.
The location of the appartment is just perfect. Only about 5 minutes walk from Placa de Catalunya and Ramblas. The street where the appartment provides various kind of little shops and nearby you can also find some bars, restaurants etc.
If you are looking for a quiet place that is well located, you should avoid going to the center of Barcelona. But if you are looking for a very nice appartment right in the middle of the heart of the city, this is the perfect place.
Summary of our trip: we highly recommend Helena's appartment and plan to come back.