About This Listing
Flat totally refurbished , 2 bedrooms (with king and queen size bed) , sitting/dining room, large fully equipped kitchen, covered veranda 12 sqm , 1 complete bathroom and 1 small toilet, individual heating and air conditioned cold/warm. parquet floor and half timbered roof. Last floor,(3 floor, sorry no lift!) quiet building with few neighbours, very sunny and lightned all day long.We rent the entire flat, it is not shared. You will find that you have plenty of space to relax and access to all the comforts of home. We welcome you to cook, enjoy breakfast on the veranda or relax on the couch.
It is situated in Poble Sec neighbourhood that stretches from Plaza España to the port, nestled between Avenida Parallel and the enormous park areas on Montjuic, one of the city's many hills. The Poble Sec has managed to maintain its charm and authenticity better that most neighbourhoods and is full of bar and restaurants. In fact, the Poble Sec is home to one of the best traditional tapas bar of Barcelona, Quimet Quimet (Poeta Cabanyes, 25 - very, very close to the flat). Carrer Blai is the main pedestrian street and along with the charming Plaza Sortidor are the ideal places where to enjoy a cocktail, a coffee or some delicious food in one of the many terraces.
The Poble Sec offers a wide range of cultural activities and features several popular theatres. It lies at the foot of Montjuic Park where you can find some sports facilities (including the Olympic Stadium), a Botanical Garden, the Joan Miró Foundation and the National Art Museum of Catalonia (MNAC). The view of the city you can enjoy from Montjuic is really impressive and you can walk up or take the funicular from the Parallel metro station. The Ramblas and Gothic Quarter are a short 10/15 minutes walking distance away and is very easy to get there: just cross Avenida Parallel and wander through the multicultural and lively Raval neighbourhood until you reach Las Ramblas. The Poble Sec is also connected to other parts of the city and important tourist attractions by metro (lines L2 and L3 and several bus lines only 150 mts away from our flat.
We expect people to feel and behave as in their own home.
No parties and no loud noise after 11 p.m. if you don't want to get to know Barcelona Police....
Small pets allowed, keep them out of the white sofa!!
Check in and check out hours are flexible according to other guests arrival or departure. In case of late arrival , after 20.00 or early check out before 08.00 there is a supplement of 20€ to be paid directly to the housekeeper.
Please don't smoke inside the house
We thought the apartment was great. It was spacious, clean, well equipped and looked just like the photos in the ad (+ the written descriptions are accurate). The location was perfect as the apartment is fairly central without being noisy. The metro is just a couple of minutes away, making all travel options super easy.
The park complex above the apartment is huge and gives you great views of both the city and the ocean.
All our communication with Bruno was efficient, accomodating and helpful. We were met by Cristina at the apartment, who was punctual and helpful, giving us a tour of the apartment.
There is a convenience store right across the street and a large supermarket just 2 minutes away. Aside from that, the neighbourhood offers a large variety of cafés and restaurants.
The bed and pillows (tempur?) in the master bedroom were excellent- we slept like rocks.
All electrical appliances (air conditioner, kitchen equipment, tv) worked well. That goes for the wifi as well.
We used the covered veranda every chance we got. It has great morning sun and keeps a stable, comfortable temperature.
Finding the apartment was very easy. Bruno suggested several routes from the airport with detailed directions.
We would definitely check if this apartment was available the next time we visit Barcelona.
bien reçus par Cristina, à l'heure, notre séjour s'est très bien passé. l'appartement était conforme à ce qui avait été présenté et le quartier populaire et sympathique. toutes les commodités sont à portée de main. nous avons beaucoup apprécié notre séjour et nous renouvellerons cette formule.
Great, clean apartment in a really nice lively neighborhood. The apartment is easy to get to and very close to all of the main attractions (plus, it is downstairs from a delicious tapas bar). The apartment is incredibly quiet so it is easy to sleep in and the shower has great water pressure (something that is sometimes lacking in European apartments). All in all it was a lovely experience. Thank you, Luca and Bruno!
We loved our stay at Luca and Bruno's! It has a very homely, comfortable feel and is spacious and light. There were only two of us, but four people could fit here easily. We really appreciated the extra touches Luca and Bruno thought of - advice on local restaurants and sights; milk, coffee and breakfast food for us to eat. There's also a washing machine (with detergent) and an iron, which came in very handy after a week in hotels. The Poble Sec neighbourhood is a cool little spot. There are loads of tapas bars on Carrer Blai just around the corner, and you can easily walk to Raval or Barri Gotic. Highly recommend.
From the first inquiry, Bruno was very responsive and reassuring. The hosts live abroad, and they have appointed a wonderful multilingual manager, Cristina, to handle the local details.
The location is ideal; the flat is a two minute walk from the Paral.lel Metro station that has two lines running through it. From there, we could easily get anywhere we wanted in Barcelona. We did a lot of walking as well, with about a 15 minute walk to the center of the Gothic quarter in one direction, and 15 minutes in the other direction to the museums of Montjuic. One of the beauties of the location is that it is in a real neighborhood, and not overrun by tourists. Around the corner is a pedestrian zone with multiple tapas and pinxto restaurants. Full supermarkets are two blocks away. Right next door is Quimet & Quimet, an amazing tapas restaurant that makes dishes from ingredients at the counter as you watch. The flat is about 1/2 a block from a busy street, but its location is quiet especially with its top floor location. Yes, there are a lot of stairs.
The flat itself was immaculate, very light and airy (rare in many urban European apartments) There are large windows in the enclosed veranda in the back and a sliding door on the balcony in front that allowed for excellent ventilation. There is a room air conditioner in the living room and bedroom. The master bedroom has an extremely comfortable king sized mattress (a real rarity in Europe). The second bedroom has a queen mattress. The kitchen is small but very functional, with all the equipment that one needs to prepare a meal. It also boasts a dishwasher and washing machine. In the main bathroom, the shower/tub had excellent water pressure, and the shower head was tall enough not to have to stoop under. A half bathroom off the veranda was an unexpected bonus.
Overall, our stay in the flat was outstanding. We would definitely stay there again and recommend it highly.
This is a really nice and spacious apartment in a great area in Barcelona. We especially liked the veranda that was great for having breakfast in the morning sun. Lively neighborhood with a lot of restaurants and bars just around the corner but the apartment is quiet and peaceful. Easy to walk to most central places including the beach. It's also just below Montjuïc which is a great place for jogging (with amazing views!). A big supermarket is just nearby which was very handy. We really felt at home and had a perfect stay. Everything went good with the owner and we could highly recommend this place!
Amazing stay! the flat was so clean, so perfect, so smart!! I can only recommend it!! Enjoy!!
About the Host, Luca&Bruno
we are Luca&Bruno, we're Italian but we have been working and living in Barcelona for 11 years. Now we are back in Milan but we left a piece of our hearts in Barcelona and kept our apartment exactly as it was when we were living there.
We will be very happy to welcome you in Barcelona and hope you will enjoy your stay in our flat.
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