My apartment has some advantages for a route trought the architecture of Gaudi, starting next to the apartment with the Sagrada Familia Cathedral. Other historical buildings in the nearby area are La Pedrera, Casa Batllo, Gaudi avenue, Cathedral, etc
Here is some practical information about the apartment, let me know if you need further info:
The problem with the hot water is now fixed!!!
•Surface: 75m2 (aprox. 800 ft2)
•Sleeps Max: 2 in double bed (plus 1 in single sofa-bed)
•Eixample - Sagrada Familia District. Very touristic area!!
•1 big bedrom with doble bed, 1 sofa bed
•1 Bathroom with shower
3rd floor. NO LIFT/ELEVATOR
The apartment's equipment
•Air Cond. / Heating
. Free and private internet WIFI
•coffee and tea maker
•iron & ironing board
This charming flat of 75 m2 is located just one block from Sagrada Familia (50 meters). It's layout is one open space divided in: cooking area, with a fully equipped kitchen, a living room area with a dinning table & chairs and a sofa bed. The bedroom area is separated with a design glass wall. There is also an exclusive bathroom with shower.
Special care has been taken when we renovated this loft apartment. It has two large glass pane doors overlooking the inside of the residential block (so there is no car noise at all). The floor is first quality parquet give it an special look.
Large mirrors and original art complete the decoration of this lovely and cozy apartment
The surrounding area:
Sagrada Familia is the biggest Cathedral in the city so you will find turistic bus, bike rental, subway, tourist information and all services you may need. The area around the apartment is full of restaurants, pubs, terraces and gift shops. The “Plaça Catalunya” and the famous “Ramblas” street are just at 5 subway stops from the apartment and the nices beaches of Vila Olimpica just 15 minutes walking.
Do not heasitate to send me email for any aditional information you may need. I hope you enjoy the city ;)
the apartment has private high speed wifi, air con, heater, blankets, bedlinen, clean towels, fully equiped kitchen, dishwasher, washing machine, hair dryer and all you may need to feel yourselves at a second home
You will also find my special suggestions for the city, including restaurants, cocktail bars, shopping, bike, rental, museums, etc...
All services around include bike rental, metro, turist bus, turist information desk, shops and restaurants
If you take a taxi from airport, ask the driver for Sardenya / Valencia crossing, close to Sagrada Familia, it will take you around 20 minutes and 35€ aprox
If you prefer Bus, you need to take the blue one and stop in Universitat square, then change to Metro (underground L2) until Sagrada Familia
Pepo was the great host. He met us exactly at the time we agreed on even if he was on another meeting just before. He was very friendly, and showed and explain about near all facilities in the appartments.
The apartments were really nice: clean, fully equipped with furniture, and even some oil, salt, etc - if you'd like to cook in Barcelona of course :)
I should it was quiet place, no noise around, etc
Balcony is OK for 2 person to spend a night talking with a glass of wine
2 major things you need to be aware:
- there is no elevator in the building (but Pepo helped us with our luggage when we arrived)
- hot water comes from the boiler (75l) so if you're a couple or family of few persons - keep this in mind when planning 'shower-time'
and of course - location is amazing, few hundred meters from Sagrada Familia (and subway nearby)
2 grocery stores are in the neighbor buildings, farmacy, flower shop, ...
We enjoyed staying there!
Pefect apartement for a couple, nice kitchen and a lovely small terasse, Pepo is really friendly and a great host.
If you want to have a nice place to stay in Barcelona, it's the perfect apartement!
Wonderful apartment in a great location. Very clean and plenty for clean towels/linens provided. Apartment looked just as it did in the pictures. Pepo was extrememly flexible in meeting us during our arrival time and offered recommendations for restaurants in the area. Studio was larger than we thought and the office area came in handy as well.
Great Apt and Good Location!!
We stayed at this apartment for a week and found the experience good, but not excellent. Primarily this was due to construction work every day (including Saturday and Sunday) that began around 8:30am and continued sporadically throughout the day. The sounds or drills and saws came from multiple locations, so there may in fact have been multiple projects taking place simultaneously.
This apartment had more things in it than most AirBnB places where we have stayed, which was both good and bad. We appreciated plenty of pillows, blankets, pots, pans, and plates, but there was also a significant amount of food left in the refrigerator and cupboards, including plenty of empty containers ready for recycling. The kitchen and TV areas look out to the interior of this residential block, and it's great to see how the residents of the area use their balconies! Inside, the apartment's artwork/advertisements for a website, (website hidden), are imposing.
Having stayed in other places in the older La Ribera and El Raval districts, we found the large blocks of this area less convenient for walking, although the nearby Sagrada Familia metro stop makes subway travel easy. The cost was high compared to other apartments in Barcelona, but for visitors prizing the proximity of La Sagrada Familia, it's perfect.
Pepo's flat was great. It's location is simply perfect. Loads of nearby cafes,convenience stores and great metro connection within a short 5 minute walk.
The flat itself is also a great place for a couple as it is a large open space. Since it does not face the main street, it is also easy even for light sleepers to relax in the evening.
Last but not least, our host was also great. Pepo was always quick to answer our emails and was there on time as we had agreed to receive us.
In sum, I'd highly recommend Pepo's flat to anyone who'll be visiting Barcelona soon.
Pepo was a great host, and the apartment was perfect! We had a lovely stay in Barcelona.
We really enjoyed our stay in Pepo’s apartment, which was tidy and spacious. The location is great as it’s only a few minutes’ walk from the metro station, and there are two grocery stores less than a minute away. Communication was excellent and Pepo was flexible with our arrival time, which was appreciated. Many thanks!
My wife and I spent a week in Barcelona visiting our son who is spending a semester studying abroad. The apartment was everything we had hoped it would be. The location was perfect for us, within 2 blocks of the Metro station and Sagrada Familia. There are plenty of shops within a block of the apartment to do grocery shopping, or buy produce or wine. Cafes for a quick espresso or a late night drink or bite to eat. The apartment shows exactly as it is pictured and is a great value. We loved the contrast between the old charming elements of the apartment and the modern sleek components. The apartment is quiet but it is a bit of a climb up the stairs. The air conditioning worked well, but the hot water is limited. Overall we would love to stay in this apartment again and would recommend it to anyone visiting Barcelona.
Oh what a nice place to stay.
My girlfriend and I really enjoyed our Barcelona trip and Pepo and his apartment, respectively, did everything to make us feel comfortable.
Although we were on holiday we felt a little bit like home. Because of the fully equiped apartment we never had the feeling that something was missing.
100 % recommendation.