Imagine your own 5 star hotel room inside an apartment, now double it and we are getting close.
This superbly decorated and fully equipped 2 bedroom apartment has been lovingly restored in November 2012. Without sacrificing the original charm of the 1850's building we have modernized with all of todays luxuries but kept the mosaic tiles, high ceilings and spectacular wood work.
Layout - 2 completely private double rooms with 2 private ensuite baths. Both rooms have two doors each, one door to enter and the other double doors onto the internal patio with natural light.
- massive lounge with a double sofa bed for larger groups or families.
- Brand spanking new kitchen with all the bells & whistles
- Sexy flat-screens TV's in every room, music and wifi
Location - Right in the ♥ of el Born (think soho of London or West Village in NYC but better). From the balconies you can almost touch the beautiful church Santa Maria del Mar. Spitting distance to one of the cutest wine bars "La Vinya del Senyor" on Plaza Santa Maria. Fresh Paella just at the end of the street at mama's "Mar de la Ribera".
You are in amongst the action but tucked away behind double glazed windows so when you don't want to you don't have to hear anything.
Transport from here is a breeze but honestly you will probably just walk everywhere:
Metro: Jaume I (Yellow line L4)
The street is quiet, beautiful & pedestrian only access (hence we meet at GoCar to collect the keys).
1. ARRIVAL: I'm happy for you to check in early or check out late if there are no other guests before or afterwards, otherwise check in is from 16:00 and check out by 11:00 to allow plenty of time for the flat to be professionally cleaned. You can always store your bags with the doorman or in the restaurant. If you have a weird flight time let me know and we can work something out :-)
2. How do I submit a reservation request?
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You’ll find the Book It button on a listing or in a message thread. Make sure to enter your exact reservation details before you click, then review all details from the checkout page.
3. What is Instant Book?
The Instant Book feature allows you to book instantly without having to wait for my confirmation. This is a bit like a pre-approval without the need for a me to manually pre-approve each guest. I have made this listing available through Instant Book, once the reservation details and payment information are submitted the reservation is automatically confirmed on the site.
4. How does the Airbnb payment system work?
The payment system is secure, reliable, and convenient, supporting many currencies.
When your reservation is accepted, the payment is processed and collected by Airbnb in full.* Whether the reservation is two days or two months away, they hold the payment until 24 hours after check-in before giving it to me. This gives you security that everything is as expected.
5. How does Airbnb handle security deposits?
A security deposit helps protect hosts and guests from accidents that occur during a reservation. For example: spilled wine on the rug, a broken window, or an unreturned key.
Details on the process:
24 hours before check-in, the guest's credit card is authorized for the amount of the deposit.
48 hours after the checkout date, the authorization is released if the host does not make a claim.
Damiens apartment was just as it looks. Great location and everything was exceptionally clean. The nespresso coffee was most appreciated! Damien and his team were very organised as well, offering lots more help if wanted.
Comfy beds. Good shower.
Would highly recommend
Lovely apartment in a great location. Clean and quiet! I'd recommend this place for a stay in Barcelona. Damien was very quick to respond to any questions I had on arrival and during my stay. Had a great time:)
The Born Palace was perfect for our trip. We arranged transport to and from the airport with Damien which was very nice. This apartment is in a fantastic location and we were able to walk or take the metro to any place we wanted to go. Great restaurants and shopping within close proximity. It is also a nice walk to the beach. The apartment itself is terrific. It was clean and well equipped. We used the kitchen for tapas and wine cocktail hours! We could have prepared a meal but didn't; too many good restaurants nearby. We will come back!
Damien could not have been a better host to us in Barcelona. He was always available with any questions or needs and did it with a smile.
The apartment is just as cool as the pictures. Prime location we were in the heart of downtown Barcelona but felt like locals.
Damien and Karolina were great. I had a (literally) last minute cancellation and had to arrange new accomodation for me and my family as I arrived in Barcelona. Damien replied really quickly and helped us out which was a great relief. Appartment is great with two comfortable, good sized bedrooms with en suite bathrooms. Perfect to share between two couples or for a family like ours. Location is perfect within walking distance to almost everything in Barcelona. Thanks very much!
What an amazing apartment! Perfect location, perfectly clean and Damien was more than happy to accomadate our late check out request. Damien was helpful, friendly and quick to respond to our emails. We can't wait to stay at Damien's apt again!
The apartment was amazing. It was just as pictured and described on the website. It was spacious, meticulously clean and tastefully decorated. There were plenty of linens and dishes/cookware in the kitchen. The bedrooms were set back from the street and were on opposite ends of the apartment and thus very quiet. Each bedroom had its own bathroom which was so convenient. Everything worked perfectly: wifi, washer/dryer, kitchen appliances, nice hot showers, heating/ac units in each room, ipod dock.
Location was on a quiet narrow alley within minutes' walking distance of fantastic shops, amazing restaurants, cafes, the Picasso museum. There is a very cute wine bar next door.
Check in and check out was smooth. Damien and Karolina were so accommodating and professional and quick to respond to any inquiries.
I can go on forever with praise. I highly recommend this apartment and will stay here again next time I'm in Barcelona!
the apartment was clean, quiet and comfortable. Our bed was super nice, ... nice white bedding. Damien and Karoline where helpful and easy to deal with. Hans
The apartment is ideal for a stay in Barcelona. The space is really well distributed and the 2 double bedrooms with en-suites both mean that 2 couples could comfortably stay here and have their own privacy. The showers are new and modern as is the kitchen so you have everything you need and the living room area retains its original character and charm. I lived in Barcelona for a few years so I have seen many properties and I know that there is a lot of low quality out there - particularly in the centre and although not much light gets into this place, it's location and quality make it an apartment I would certainly come back to as the light factor is only something that you would become and issue if living there long term. The team are very professional and always available for you to contact. Although the price is steep for the current local market, the extra bit of money that you spend is not something that you care about for a few days stay and is well worth paying in my view for a really good quality place in 'the' area to stay, run by a nice and professional team. Totally recommended.
Great location! Near many good restaurants. Easy to walk around with cars very restricted in this area. Old and beautiful part of Barcelona.
The apartment was spacious with great high ceilings and very clean. All the appliances worked well. beds and showers were first rate.
Karolina and DAmien were very responsive especially helping us get taxis from airport and to train station. I would reccommend this place without reservation. Hope to come back sometime soon.
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