About this listing
Spacious apartment with two double bedrooms, a dining room and a living room, kitchen and bathroom with laundry doble.Zona an interior balcony.
This spacious apartment is located in the heart of "El Born" one of the oldest areas which have been transformed in recent years to become one of the trendiest neighborhoods of Barcelona. It is a maze and walking through its streets are discovered palaces, plazas, churches, museums, shops and traders quirkier oldest city. The area borders the Gothic Quarter and the harbor are within 15 minutes' walk from the cathedral and Las Ramblas. Cet appartement spacieux est situé au coeur de "El Born" l'un des quartiers les plus anciens qui ont été transformées ces dernières années pour devenir l'un des quartiers les plus branchés de Barcelone. Il s'agit d'un labyrinthe et se promener dans ses rues on découvre des palais, des places, des églises, des musées, des boutiques et commerçants encore plus bizarres plus ancienne de la ville. La zone borde le quartier gothique et le port sont à 15 minutes à pied de la cathédrale et des Ramblas. "
Very well connected to the subway and buses.
Se alquila el apartamento para familias de hasta 5 o 6 personas.
No se aceptan grupos. No se permiten fiestas por respeto a los vecinos. Se entrega el apartamento en optimas condiciones y pretendemos que se devuelva de igual forma.
El horario normal del check in es a partir de las 15:00 horas y el del check out es antes de las 12:00 horas. (Necesidades de realizar check-in o check-out antes de las 09:00h. o después de las 21:00h., tendrá un recargo de 25€ y después de las 23:00 un recargo de 40€).
The apartment has an excelente location, close to grocery shops and tapas bars. It's also in walking distance to metro stations and nice touristic sites. However the photos aren't accurate, the second room has one twin bed instead of two small ones. The real problem we had was the smell, the second room has a small bathroom out of service and it smells awful, we tried everything to make the smell go but it stayed, all the time, making it hard to sleep in the second bedroom. The main bathroom has an issue too: the shower door doesn't close and every time we took a shower the bathroom partially flooded. The apartment is renewed and that's nice, but these problems make it hard for us to feel comfortable. And, a good thing to know about the apartment, it's on the third floor which means 68 steps up.
The location of the apartment is great. El Born is amazing and it's possible to walk almost everywhere in the center. Pamela responds very quick and the apartment was beautiful. Although it could use a bit more cleaning (floors and shower), it was very nice and big.
The beds are two doubles instead of one double and two singles. For our trip that wasn't a problem but it could be.
When we arrived there was nobody there and the contact went a bit chaotic. We had to wait for 45 minutes in the night before someone arrived, but then it went very smooth. The person who came to bring us the keys didn't speak English, but it wasn't a big problem for us. Better to talk trough before you arrive what time someone is coming to the apartment to bring the keys.
Overall we had a great time and I would definitely recommend the apartment.
The reservation was canceled 21 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
The reservation was canceled 4 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
We had no problem reaching Pamela upon arrival and checking into the apartment. The apartment itself is nice on the inside as advertised, although lacking some basic necessities (there was no toilet paper/ paper towels, or spray cleaner for us to clean with).
As for the building, it would be an understatement to say that the experience was very bad. The outer door to the building was kept open day and night, and here were a lot of unsavory types coming in and out. The apartment across the hall got a LOT of foot traffic... people knocking, entering and then leaving two minutes later. Drug deals would be my guess. We could hear them beating their kids one morning as well.
Our troubles culminated when we awoke one morning to find the door ajar and cell phone, two iPads a portable speaker and my watch all missing. It is a bit of a mystery as to how the door was opened as there were no signs of forced entry. It is unclear as to whether the host or one of the roommates may not have locked it completely, or if a window or patio was used for entry. In any case, our missing things were not even the worst part of the experience.
After discovering that our things were missing, I walked out into the hallway and saw that the door to the apartment across from us was wide open as well. Its still unclear to me whether they were robbed as well, or (more likely) that they were the culprits. As I walked towards the open door with the intention of knocking, I heard yelling and a very crazy looking couple charged down the stairs. The man ran by me and into their apartment, only to come back out with a large wooden bat with spikes in it!!!!!! I'll say that again, he had a bat with sharp spikes. Crazy. By this time other neighbors had emerged from their apartments because of the noise. Luckily, a neighbor from upstairs spoke more spanish than i do, and because of his translating we were able to de-escalate the situation and avoid a very violent outcome.
Moments after i reentered our apartment, we heard a quiet knock on the door. The neighbor from upstairs was there with his girlfriend, and informed us that the neighbors across the hall were well known for making trouble in the building... and most likely stole our stuff.
My only regret as that we were too shaken up to call the police, and I simply avoided sleeping in the apartment for the last remaining night.
Needless to say, I cannot in good conscience recommend that anyone else stay in this apartment, at least until the neighbor and front door situation are resolved.
This place is just like the pictures. Very modern and in a great area of born. The only diffetence is that the beds are actually two full instead of one full and two singles.
The apartment is in a great location. El Born is a great neighborhood in Barcelona, within walking distance or a short cab ride to many attractions. Local bars and restaurants give a great feel of the local culture. The apartment itself is furnished nicely, but the building is somewhat noisy, and looks slightly better in the pictures than in reality.
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About the Host, Vincenzo
Llevamos diferentes apartamentos en barcelona desde hace muchos años y todo es en familia.nos gusta mucho conocer la opinion del cliente para mejorar y satisfacerlos