About This Listing
Airbnb Rating: 5/5*****
"This is not a typical apartment but a lifetime memory" As stated by a guest!!
-ideal for couples, honeymoons and special occasions.
This large and stately apartment is situated on a beautiful and dinamic pedestrian street in the loveliest part of the super hip Gòthic neighborhood, surrounded by all the most historic sights the city has to offer and right in the middle of the city.
The apartment in itself is unique in Barcelona as it is within a XVIII century palace.
Not only that, at the immediate street level you will find boutiques, restaurants and cocktail bars alongside tapas eateries, sunny cafe terraces and historical sights like the Cathedral (2mins away), Ciutadella Park and the Picasso Museum. Since it is so centrally located, the apartment will be the the perfect base from which to explore Barcelona by foot, bicycle or by metro.
The apartment itself is lordly, airy, and at 100 m2, super spacious. It boasts high ceilings( 6 meters) , wooden beams, original 18th century frescos , polished mosaic floors and there is a huge garden 100m2 with a neoclassic fountain that receives plenty of sunlight during the whole day.
The apartment is on the ground floor of a lovely 18th century palace belonging to the old catalan nobility that will soon be restored.
Even though the apartment is located right in the center of Barcelona there is absolutely NO city noise.
2 city bicycles are included in the price. The best way you could possibly want to get around town. You can bike down to the beach in 5 minutes.
The apartment consists of one large and comfortable bedroom that incudes a modern bathroom and a large open-plan living room( 65m2) and kitchen. Should you feel like cooking, the kitchen is fully equipped and features the best quality gourmet standards.
The apartment has been renovated as of February 2013 by a known local interior designer and is a superb example of mixing the antique with avantgarde.
The ultimate experience if you are looking for a historic and luxurious retreat.
High Speed WIFI and Cable TV
*Metro Stops: Jaume I (yellow line) and Plaza Catalunya (red)
Extra cleaning and other services such as breakfast can be arranged
Interaction with Guests
Most of the time I greet the guest personally when possible. I'm also available by phone should anything be required.
3 days minimum (website hidden) parties, please respect the neighbors. No loud music.50E cleaning fee. Please water the plants in the summer in a long stay;). It can be done very quickly;) and I will be very thankful. Cot for babies on request. Supermarket can be found 20 meters down the road.
Fernando was great to work with! He responded very quickly to our inquiries and our arrival / departure went smoothly. The apartment is very unique & beautiful & could not be in a better location. We came to Barcelona to do some site-seeing, but we wish we could have spent more time in the apartment!
Fernando's Palazzo is just amazing. A truly grand and beautiful space in a wonderful city. It was so lovely to just lay in bed with the courtyard doors open and listen to the birds singing in the mornings....
It's location to the centre of the city and all the shops and tourist attractions was perfect.. Just get the airport bus to the city and its a 5 minute walk from there.
Fernando was very attentive to all our needs and though he wasn't able to meet us on arrival he did arrange for his cleaner to let us in.
There are 2 flights of stairs to get to the apartment (23 steps) in case that is a problem.
Also if you are sharing the apartment its worth noting that the toilet, bath and shower are all in the bedroom.
The front door lock was a bit tricky but I finally managed to master it, the lounge can be a bit dark as there is not a lot of natural lighting and care needs to be taken in getting out of the shower as the steps are quite high.
I would really recommend staying here, by far the grandest airbnb accommodation I have have experienced.
This place was absolutely gorgeous. Very clean and cozy. The location was great! It made getting around so easy. We could walk to pretty much everything. The private patio was so lovely to sit in after a long day of site seeing. We loved loved loved staying here and were super sad to leave!
The host was unable to meet us he arranged us to be met by someone else The area is great Lots of shops and places to eat and drink
Everything about this unit is amazing - it's quiet, charming, perfect location -exactly as shown in the photos. If you are visiting Barcelona you can not find a better place.
I had an absolutely amazing stay in Barcelona! Fernando's place was awesome and is in a great location! We were within walking distance of all the cathedrals, museums, shops and restaurants! The apartment is spacious and decorated very nicely. It was perfect and would definitely recommend!
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About the Host, Fernando
Barcelona born and raised.
Young lawyer and MBA student that has extensively worked in Sub-Saharan and North Africa and is an avid traveler and art/furniture collector.
Very relaxed and uncomplicated and I love to travel.