Great, light and airy apartment located in the center of the historic city of Barcelona.
There are 2 double bedrooms and the total surface is 85 square metres. It is on the first floor with high ceilings, big rooms with balconies opening on to the street and a lot of light. Both bedrooms are equiped with double beds, One of them is around 25 square metres and the second one comes with a walk in wardrobe.
All the main tourist attractions are within walking distance from the apartment; Plaça Catalunya, Picasso museum, Born neighbourhood, Palau de la Musica, Ciutadella Park and many others. A few metro stops away and you will find yourself at the Sagrada Familia, Casa Batlló, Casa Milá (La Pedrera), Park Guell or the Barceloneta beaches.
Several metro stations and bus stops; day, night, the turist and the ariport buses are nearby.
Included in the rental is:sheets, duvets, blankets, towels, kitchen utensils (plates, glasses etc), toaster, washing machine, fridge/freezer, air-con, heating, a hairdryer and internet wireless connection.
Excellent location-easily accessible by foot to most sights. Neighborhood is. interesting-minutes from Santa Caterina Market which was great for shopping- fruit, vegetables, bread , cheese etcApartment is pleasantly decorated and is comfortable. Only caveat is the bed /pillows in the front bedroom-not comfortable. We had a wonderful time in Barcelona
Xavier was a great host, it was really easy to meet him and organize our stay. As you can see on photos, the apartment is really bright and spacious. It's clean, comfortable and well decorated…such a pleasure ! It was so easy to go around, in the city.
The street is little bit noisy, closed to a school, but for a week end, it was not so disturbing.
Excellent apartment in a great location. Thanks Xavier
Our family with 2 children stayed 4 nights and are very pleased with the apartment. It´s was clean and fresh and the location was perfect near the market and the things we wanted to visit.
The tips from Xavier and his friend about where to eat and what to see was splendid, that´s the sort of thing that really makes the difference.
We gladly comes back.
A very clean and comfortable apartment. Perfect location to explore the best of Barcelona. I would highly recommend this apartment.
My friends and I had a wonderful time at this apartment. Xavier was a warm and gracious host and was very easy to communicate with. The apartment had all of the amenities we needed and was within easy walking distance to the heart of El Born and Plaza Catalunya making it convenient to a ton of metro stop options and to the airbus which takes you directly to the airport. I would recommend Mar and Pere's home to anyone visiting Barcelona.
Xavier was extremely welcoming and provided helpful information. The apartment was a beautiful space and very light and spacious with everything you could need. The location was awesome although a little noisy in front bedroom. We would definitely recommend this place and stay again with our two children.
Our stay in Barcelona was awesome as always!
I would like to say thanks to Xavier as he was a great host. If we had any difficulties (to find a restaurant,to repair a shower) he was always glad to help us.
What about a flat, it's cozy and you feel yourself as at home. Just one thing to be noted by the families with baby strollers -the stairs are very narrow so you should be ready to waste a bit time to cope with it=)
Renting this flat you should be ready to live in the heart of Barcelona but it won't be the main street at all - it's hidden narrow street where it can be noisy at night - just tourists who are passing by, but they can be really annoying=)
In general,we were very happy to be Xavier's guests.
We rented this fabulous apartment in its ideal location from 24-31 August 2013. Just a short walk from Via Laitana, the Barri Gotic, the Santa Caterina market and the lovely Palau de la Musica Catalana. The apartment is spacious and well equipped and the wifi access was great. The decor is stylish and understated and the comfortable furnishings make it feel like a home from home. The photo's are very accurate. Both the living room and the main bedroom have large shuttered windows that look out to the narrow street and air conditioning. The location is incredibly quiet, particularly given its proximity to the centre of the city.
Xavier was at the apartment to meet us and made us feel very welcome, showing us some suggested walks around the arty area of Born. He was also really kind and flexible about us leaving our luggage on the last day as we had an evening flight back.
We would highly recommend Xavier as a host and this lovely apartment. I kind of hope that it is not "discovered" by too many people though as I'd love to rent it again for future trips to the vibrant and exciting city that is Barcelona.
Just spent a week at Mar and Peres home.
The flat is very spacious, much bigger than I expected and has in it everything you need for a comfortable stay. We were easily able to eat there for a couple of nights. Wifi was great throughout and a great bonus as I had a little work to do, made easier by the small office at the back. Air conditioning in the living room and the front bedroom, worked well. A TV which we could have plugged the laptop into with a HDMI cable would have been great for night time films, but a small consideration. The back bedroom is a little smaller but was plenty big enough with room for clothes to hang.
Location wise - well the street its on is not that great, but the reality is for all apartments this close to the city none of them are. Behind the tourist facade of Barca the streets can be a little grubby and smelly - you just need to get over that. But for accessibility its amazing - your literally a 5 minute walk from the Cathedral and another couple of minutes to the Ramblas. There are eating places a plenty and we were easily able to walk down to the beach. Its also very near a Metro stop which we also found invaluable for getting around. Just outside the flat as well is a shop which is reasonably stocked and a bakery for croissants in the morning.
Not really much else to say - Xavier was a perfect host - let us in and then left us alone, but I always knew he was available if there were any issues - luckily I have actually worked in Barcelona for about 15 years now, so no real need.
All in - a perfect place to stay and enjoy the city, bear in mind ALL apartments in this area are on streets like this - just be practical and safe and you wont have issues.
This is the final rate, including any fees from the host and Airbnb.