About This Listing
THE DOWNTOWN OASIS
This apartment is located in Pl. Vila de Madrid, the heart of the downtown of Barcelona (in the main shopping district in town, 30 meters to Las Ramblas, 100 to Pl. Catalunya, 150 to La Boqueria, 200 to the Official Cathedral), but yet the most quiet location in Old Gotico, a pedestrian square where you can wake up with the bird singing.
The apartment is perfectly furnished, with two double bedrooms (one with two single beds and the other one with a king size bed) and a living room with a sofa that converts into a double bed. You will find the best expectable comfort (fully equipped kitchen, A/C, WiFi, marble toilette). The boiler is an electric one, with 80 liters capacity. Enough for hot water showers if you don´t do hydrotherapy in the shower;)
Truely amazing, with views to the Roman road to town.
From there, you can perfectly organise your day, with all the city attractions at walking distance: sightseeing, shopping, going to the beach and nightlife.
Take the elevator down to the streets and enjoy the city!
A) GENERAL PRINCIPLE: The apartment is located in the very heart of the downtown, but the building is very quiet, with children and old neighbours living in other apartment. Therefore, the behaviour codes are very strict to preserve the neighbours rest.
For the rest, do as if you are at home.
B) ECONOMIC ASPECTS:
* There is a cleaning fee of 35€.
* There is a cot and a high chair for babies available for the guests who rent the apartment. The cost of this pack is 25 €/week (or fraction of a week) for the combo (cot+high chair). It will be paid in cash upon check in.
* After 4 accomodates, the charge is 15 €/person a day.
* Airbnb will pre-authorize 400€ security deposit on your credit card.. The authorization will be void within 48 hours after the end of your stay so long as the host has not reported any problems.
C) PARTICULAR RULES:
*Have special care whit the elevator of the building.
*Its important you take care of the noise, any complain will be penalized with the deposit, there is families with children and an old lady just across the door, That demands respect about the noise in the stairs if you are late from party at night or early in the morning).
Parties are not allowed at the apartment. The complains will determine the termination of the stay.
*The contact between host-Hosted its very important for me, you can contact me any time of the day about anything that concern you, i will be really happy to help :)
*Check-in time is 2pm and check-out at 12noon, though we are more flexible if we do not have same-day guests immediately before/after you. There is no charge extra for late check-in or check-out.
*Please do not invite strangers back to the apartment, for your safety and ours. There are plenty of cool bars and cafes nearby to meet new friends.
*Guests are welcome to do their laundry at the apartment :). Otherwise, we'll guide you to the nearest laundromat.
Our Stay in Barcelona was great!! This couldn't have been a better location! Our host met us right on time and she was so friendly and helpful. The apartment was just as described and was very clean nice. It is on the highest floor and had nice windows looking over a small square. It is a very short walk to the Las Ramblas and the metro. There are great little restaurants and a market right next to the building! Would definitely stay here again!!
excellent location, elevator and air con. great for 2 people who want to know the city. we fully used the kitchen while we were there. wish the bigger bedroom was set up as a sitting room though. the couch in the kitchen was a bit crowded. we would wish again.
The appartement is in a nice building, at a beautiful square in the heart of the old part of barcelona. The appartment was clean and well equiped. Air conditioning worked really good.
The host is a nice person, who waited at the building as arranged. we appreaciated the way of our host.
I really wish I could leave a positive review for this listing, as the hosts were very positive and responsive during the initial contact period and provided some great recommendations for places to eat in the area. It was also very nice to have central AC for the apartment.
However, I cannot leave a positive recommendation because I do not think the pictures in the listing accurately represent the apartment. It is a very small and dated apartment (the pictures make it look much larger than it is) with a number of stains on sofa and the walls (especially in the combination kitchen/living area). The bathroom while being relatively large was in need of some additional cleaning having what I would consider mold or stains growing on the edges of the tiles and towels we were provided did not smell fresh. In the main bedroom with the large double bed, the wood of the platform steps is significantly chipped in one corner which could be hazardous. We also found a very large cockroach (twice although it may have been the same one) on our second night there in the hallway and bedroom.
The location of the apartment is both perfect and not so perfect. It is in the heart of Las Ramblas, which made it very convenient for getting to key places in the city. However, it is also a very crowded area. If you are looking for a less congested experience, you will want to stay farther from this area. The elevator in the building is (I was told) one of if not THE oldest in Barcelona which makes it quite small and charming. I thought this gave the building great character, but you should be aware that it is a tight fit if there are multiple people using it as the apartment itself is in the top floor.
If this apartment was renovated and cleaned more thoroughly, I would have given it at least three stars because I appreciated the spirit and responsiveness of the hosts. This was just not the right place for us.
We had a pleasant stay! Miki was very nice and the apartment has the perfect location!
Abbiamo passato una bellissima settimana a Barcellona. L'ppartamento era centralissimo e molto comodo, situato in un bel palazzo. Miki è stato gentile e disponibile, abbiamo seguito con attenzione le sue raccomandazioni per non dare fastidio ai vicini.
Consigliamo l'alloggio a tutti, sia per la sua ottima posizione, sia per la serietà dell'host.
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About the Host, Esculapi
I was born and grew up in Barcelona and, after living in several European countries for a few years, came back to this town. Maybe because I became sure it is the one that fits best for me.
I hope to be able to host you and you to discover the city, at least for a few days.
These apartments are in what I consider the best locations in town to provide you with the best Barcelona experience. These apartments were picked in the most quiet and peaceful downtown spots, walking distance to the main attractions and happenings in the city.
Hope that if this is your choice, it will satisfy you.
See you around!