About This Listing
Recently renovated spacious 2 bedrooms 1 bathroom 70m2 apartment located on quiet street in old town,next to interesting Borne area in old town-many bars ,restaurants, shops around.
First floor,easy access,natural light,quiet.
main bedroom with 2 beds 2 x 140x200
second bedroom with 2 ind beds 90x200
bathroom with bathtub
big and sunny living room
new fully equipped kitchen
Nespresso coffee maker
All linens and towels are provided plus endless tips on where to dine and what to avoid...
Dogs and family friendly.
WE PROVIDE ALL BABY EQUIPMENT (baby cot,bathtub,high chair,stroller,toys).
Free breakfast basket
Taxi under request
baby equipment under request(no charge)
Baby sitter under request(extra charge)
Daily cleaning under request(extra charge)
Shopping on arrival
Interaction with Guests
Interaction with guests 1-2 days before arrival
Located in small very quiet street next to MUSEUM PICASSO,church SANTA MARIA, fresh food Mercat SANTA CATARINA and BORNE AREA-with many interesting restaurants,music bars,shops,art galeries- one of the most interesting places in the city!
Only 10-15min walking to LAS RAMBLAS, market BOQUERIA,CATHEDRAL-15min walking from main square PLAZA CATALUNYA and only 15-20min walking to port and MAIN BEACH IN BARCELONA - BARCELONETA.
In old town you can walk to al most important place s like Las Ramblas,Market Boqueria,Plaza Catalunya- about 10-15min walking,port and beach about 15-20min.
Your closest metro station is ARC DE TRIUMF- red line L1- takes you to Plaza Catalunya ,Plaza Espana.
From the AIRPORT you can take taxi,cost around 30EUR or AIRPORT BUS to plaza Catalunya(last stop),cost 5.90EUR per person and then city bus 42 or 55 or redline metro L1 from Plaza Catalunya to Arc de Triumf station.
In bus and metro use T10 ticket,cost 9.95EUR,valid 1 year ,gives you 10 trips.
Other Things to Note
Keep passports,credit cards and money in safe place,we have smart pickpockets in old town and all crowded areas like metro,buses,etc.
No party after midnight.
Checking out at noon (flexible if there is no next guest arriving the same day)
Leave keys on the table in living room when checking out.
Leave safe box door open when checking out.
Do not open the door to the strangers.
Keep main door closed with the key during your stay.
Please leave the apartment in tidy condition when checking out.
When check out leave keys on the table in living room and shot the door.
We found this apartment very difficult to review as there are elements that we really loved and elements that we really didn't like.
The positives. The apartment is large with a very comfortable living area. The kitchen is fully stocked to the point of including a nespresso machine, a juicer and a kettle (which is rare for Spain) as well as enough bottled water for our stay. We were also provided all the baby gear we required including a number of toys which kept our 2 year old occupied. The beds were extremely comfortable and having 2 double beds in the main bedroom was very useful when our 2 year old decided she wouldn't sleep in her cot. The hosts were extremely welcoming and were in contact regularly. They were also able to store our luggage (including food that required a fridge) in their shop on the day we left. The apartment was largely quiet although there were some noise from other occupants of the building.
The negatives. The stairway to the apartment is very dirty and a bit grungy. The ceilings in the apartment are very low (I would guess not much more than 2 metres). This combined with low levels of lighting in some of the rooms makes the apartment quite dark (particularly the second bedroom). Some of the plaster work is starting to show age particularly in the bathroom which suffers from having no fan or ventilation. Other than the main window from the living room, the other windows open up into small dirty light wells.
Overall, we had a very comfortable stay. The issues that we had were, in many cases, of personal taste rather than necessarily anything wrong with the apartment.
Our first trip away with our 7 month old baby went very well and Marino was very helpful in this regard - not only did he provide a travel cot and high chair as described but also very kindly brought a baby-bath and playmat too. The flat is on the first floor - up some stairs but not prohibitive for pram access. Dishwasher/washing machine both worked well, which is important too. There are a number of options for kids' play areas nearby including the Ciutadella park.
Other than the baby side of things, this was a great place to stay. The location is awesome, walking distance from the beach and the true city centre whilst being a bit more "local" in feel than the Ramblas with lots of bars, restaurants etc around. The close-by market was great for food shopping. The double beds were comfy and the wifi worked. The only real criticisms we had were that the bathroom could do with an update and the flat could feel a tiny bit 'airless' at times if the windows were shut, but the positives far outweigh the small negatives.
Very lovely apartment, simple, and perfect for us (two couples). The apartment is super central and only a 25 eur cab ride to the airport. We left around 430am for the airport and the walk from the apartment to the main road was 3 minutes, and we got a cab after waiting only 1 minute. The place was very clean, too! The upside is that the bedrooms are toward the back of the apartment, so none of our bedroom windows faced the street and we didn't hear the people walking by. However, one of the bedroom windows faced the central courtyard of the building, and there was a baby crying from the neighbor which we could hear. But it was not a problem as it was only for a few seconds during the night (and you can't get mad at a little baby!). Lastly, our host had the most efficient and speedy check-in, she answered all our questions and had great suggestions on where to eat even though we arrived after midnight. She was great! I HIGHLY recommend this flat for a weekend to a week's trip, thank you!!!
Lovely apartment in a brilliant location, just by the arc de triomph in the Borne area. Lots of little bars and restaurants perfect for day time and evening; just a short walk to the beach front.
The apartment was a great size with everything you could need for a stay. Our hosts were very accommodating - they gave us an overview of the area (where to go, where to avoid), looked after our baggage on the afternoon of our departure and brought us a delicious cake on our arrival.
We had a great time at BORNE-1OldTown. We we were welcomed with coffee, cake, wine and breakfast which made us feel at home from the very first moment.
The apartment is great and equipped with a 5* equipped kitchen and living room. Great wide very comfortable beds which made us sleep like babies... The Nespresso machine with all capsules provided made our mornings... Supermarket right around the corner and so is a great bakery. The Triumph arc is meters away and so is the subway.
The only point to mention is the bathroom that functions well but needs renovation (of which the owner said he will do, and I believe he will do so soon).
We had a great time Sailor! Thanks a lot.
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About the Host, Sailor
Hola, nací en León y a los 20 años vine a estudiar artes plásticas y fotografía a Barcelona, hace unos años, empecé a alquilar mi apartamento de la Sagrada Familia cuando me trasladé al borne en el casco antiguo.
Me gusta mucho la experiencia de conocer gente de otros países y siempre intentamos que los huéspedes tengan una estancia lo mas agradable posible.
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