About this listing
Located on arguably the hippest street in Barcelona, Enrique Granados, the loft is a remarkable conversion of the former coach yard of Manuel Sayrach i Carrera's private family residence (1926), one of Barcelona's last modernist buildings.
The space was designed by Catalan architect Carlos Nicolau and offers loft-style living in the heart of the city. Experienced in creating retail spaces and hotels as well as residential properties, Nicolau has produced a sophisticated environment with six-metre ceilings, large windows and a total floor area of 150m2. Living areas flow seamlessly into one another providing a sense of calm and space. The loft has been featured in top European design and architecture magazines.
There are two double bedrooms, each with its own bathroom (one en-suite), and a cleverly-designed kitchen and living area. The interior is imaginatively furnished, with Starck chairs, yacht kitchen and a luxurious Coco-Mat bed. A further highlight is a private terrace off the living room mezzanine.
In the mezzanine you'll find a large, light flooded desk and working area equipped with wifi and Mac monitor ideal to get stuff done. Feel like music? The sound system begs top be plugged into your iPhone/player. This is also where you'll find a projector if you are keen to watch a film or browse on very large screen.
The Loft is ideally placed for exploring Barcelona's many sights; most popular attractions such as the Gaudi buildings are within easy walking distance and there are buses and Provenca metro station nearby. Barcelona's prime shopping area is around the corner. The closest beach, La Barceloneta, is a 10-minute drive. If you want to simply relax in your surroundings, the superb selection of delis, restaurants and galleries on Enrique Granados are only steps from your door. This is the only pedestrianised area in central Barcelona, a favourite with local residents and abuzz with activity.
Rental of the loft (which can double as event space) includes regular cleanings.
We are also happy to offer premium services including:
- Airport transfers
- Personal shopping guides and special interest tours
- Personal virtual assistant at your service by phone, email & whatsup
Please note that whilst normal check out is by noon and check-in by 3pm we can be quite flexible on this depending on other bookings; also be aware that in high season rental is a minimum of 3 days.
Please also note that the loft is not a tourism apartment nor an aseptic 5* hotel space but our main family home. Since starting to host in 2010 we have met and hosted fabulous persons through airbnb. Some guests in 2013 were unlucky with a heatwave which has resulted in bad reviews (there is no air-conditioning).
Please do not book if you expect a hotel service, are not open minded/appreciative of a fairly personal space and/or happy to deal with possible issues in an amicable manner.
If you take the time to read all our reviews you will get a balanced view and sense of why we have a 4-5* star rating.
Thank you for your interest and looking forward to perhaps meeting you soon!
Matthias & Noelia
Btw, the cat on the picture has long left to our country house :)
Guests have the whole loft at their disposal (with the exception of our dressing area).
Interaction with Guests
We love to share our passion and knowledge for the city so communicate as much as guests wish.
Common sense rules here. Feel free to play loud music, however we definitely can't allow any parties (nor strangers in the house).
Building doors and corridor doors leading to the loft need to be shut by key at night.
Noise needs to be kept down if terrace door is open. The terrace cannot be used past midnight to avoid waking the neighbors (they work in the morning ;)).
Our aim is to make your stay as easy and enjoyable as possible so please let us know in advance if there is things you would like us to clarify prior to booking or have not found clear enough or missing on the listing.