Beautiful one bedroom flat of 40 m2 located at the Born area, nowadays the most famous and trendy district in Barcelona. In this old genuine but renovated district you will find, besides a great variety of restaurants, pubs and bars, many of Barcelona’s most important sightseeing spots, such as the Picasso Museum, the Arch of Triumph, the Ciutadella Parc with its famous Barcelona Zoo, the soon to be re open Born Market, the beautiful 14 th century Santa Maria del Mar Church, and the magnificent Palau de la Música. The apartment has a fully equipped kitchen, microwave oven, LCD TV, Wi Fi, washing machine, a double bed, one sofa bed, etc. . It is on a forth floor, no elevator. Its 30 meters away from Santa Maria del mar Church and Paseo del Borne. The beach is 10 minutes walk. The closest metro station is "Barceloneta station", at 2 blocks away .
We enjoyed our stay, Roberto was very helpful and nice. He gave us a Barcelona guide an map and a few helpful tips.
The apartment does have an old feeling, there was a weird smell of old.
It also did not seem like someone lived there, so it's not the coziest place. But for what we needed, a place to sleep, take breakfast sometimes, we had all we needed. The apartment was equipped with all we needed, from plates, fridge, ice in the freezer, to air conditioning, an iron, wifi.
There were clean sheets and we even had beach towels available, which was really nice.
The location was also nice, as it was in the heart of an old neighborhood, with nice cafes and restaurants, and local shops.
If you don't have particular needs in what concerns a clean feel(it was generally clean, but not shiny clean), coziness, and a view from the window, this place will serve you well.
The apartment is really great. Thank you for the pleasant stay in Barcelona.
We stayed in this beautiful apartment for a week and loved every minute of it. The location could not have been better. Once out the door, you're in the lively, happening Born neighbourhood. Not too far away is the Gothic Quarter. There are restaurants and shops and beautiful buildings all around. The apartment is also about a 10 to 15 minute walk from the beach.
The place is exactly as pictured, and was very clean. Roberto was very kind and helpful. It's true, there are a lot of stairs, but we came to regard them as exercise to work off all the delicious food we ate in Barcelona. :) Highly recommended.
Marina is a very good host, great contact. Apartment very well located, close to the beach and the old town. The only problem is climbing the stairs, but after 3 days it was not a problem anymore :-) We will be pleased to remember this stay.
Beautiful house, perfect location inside Barceloneta near metro, beaches, and nightlife.
Everything went wrong but the hosts were responsive and tried to make things up. There was a water leak in the bathroom, the tv was not connected and working, and the washer was not working as well. There was also very loud noise by the window and guys were working on the building next door that would wake us up early but I am sure that was a very temporary event. I also was not able to get an ironing board so I opted for other clothes options so I didn't fuss over that and decided to just let it go. The hosts accommodated a very late check in, attended to the leak in the bathroom and helped us with other accommodations so we were thankful for their help. There are a lot of stairs in the unit, so if you can't walk up 80 steps or so, this will definitely be tough, but it is in a good location for shopping and getting around.
Marina and Roberto allowed me and my friends spending an amazing week in Barcelona. Perfectly located in the neighbourhood of El Borne, we were very close to all the main attractions of Barcelone. Except you can't stand an important number of stairs, I recommand you all this apartment.
Fantastic location and very friendly hosts! Very resposive and helpful! Would definitely recommend.
Made sure we had everything what we needed
Very beautiful apartment with all necessary facilities. Excellent location: about 15 minutes of very slow walking to the beach and Catalunia square, 10 minutes to zoo and Oceanarium. Marina's husband Robertowas was very friendly and met me with two kids and helped us with luggage. We will stay here next time and recommend this apartment to all our friends