WE MOVED TO THIS NEW APARTMENT IN FEB 2013, after 4 years as Superhosts with Airbnb in the Born :)
Welcome to Barcelona!
You're already on to something good with Airbnb, and have 1000s of choices in BCN. So why choose us?:
*Location. We are in the VERY center of the Gotico (1 min walk to Pi or Boqueria on a safe,"secret" pedestrian street, super-quiet at night), just a few min walk from Pl Catalunya.
*Apartment. We live a cozy, comfortable, clean Modernista apartment and offer a private bedroom & bathroom for 1-2 guests, who share the flat with us and our dog, Danko.
*Service. We offer personalized, authentic SuperHost service: polite, friendly, knowledgeable hosts, nearly 5 years' experience with over 100+ happy guests. And we are NOT an agency, it's just you and us in the flat!
If interested, read on for details, and thanks for considering us! :)
OUR APARTMENT: "Modernista" = Catalan Art Nouveau: original hand-laid tile floors, 14-ft wood-beamed ceilings in a 100m2 apt with 5 balconies, all looking down on the street life below. Your guest bedroom is cozy, incredibly quiet for being in the center of BCN, and has a queen-sized bed, antique wardrobe, and private bathroom w/shower, on one end of the apartment, giving you lots of privacy, + we provide comfy towels & linen. As for breakfast, you can make your own in our big kitchen+ eat out on the balcony (cafe table and chairs for 2) or try the famous hot chocolate shops just below us; we´ll provide you with "insider recommendations" upon arrival. Excellent wifi is free with your own computer/device.
OUR NEIGHBORHOOD: more central would be impossible...yet quiet at night! 1-min walk to Santa Maria del Pi; and 1 min across the Ramblas to the famous Boqueria market. Super-easy transport: from the main Plaza Catalunya Aerobus stop, an easy 8-min downhill walk to our apt. You can walk EVERYWHERE. And for further afield, 2 metro lines, the RENFE train station, and 5 buses are within a 5-min walk.
SUPER-HOSTS: With thousands of offerings in BCN, service really does make the difference. We are a couple, private owners; we are not an agency, this isn't our job, and we don't have multi-listings (in our profile, you can also find recommendations from our previous apartment: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/10132?preview=true). So you will never be a number to us or wondering what time we will show up with your key. You get as much privacy as you want, but we are often home to provide tips and info, chat about living in BCN, solve problems, share wine, etc!
Our apartment is not set up for young children, but we are both gay-and straight-friendly :) Also, our most popular "host" at home is Danko, our German Shorthaired Pointer. Rescued from a pound in Jerez just in time, he neither barks nor bites, is super-affectionate if you are so inclined, and allergy-free. (Guests confirm that he is the world's sweetest dog!)
Feel free to ask questions, and enjoy your stay!
|Room type:||Private room|
|Bed type:||Real Bed|
|Extra people:||$20 / night after the first guest|
|Minimum Stay:||3 nights|
|Check In:||2:00 PM|
|Check Out:||12:00 PM (noon)|
We have spent 4 days in Barcelona and this was the PERFECT place to stay. Ron and Tadaaki are AMAZING hosts and they make you feel like you are in your house. They gave us very good tips about the city too :-) The place is right in the Gotic centre, full of shops, nice bars and great restaurants and you can easily walk around the city from there. And how not to mention Danko, the most friendly and lovely dog ever!!! Ron, Tadaaki, thank you very much for everything and surely we will be back in the future :-)
Ron, Tadaki and Danko are the best hosts you can imagine: clean, polite, funny, warm, you feel at home in every sense. Is the fifth time i'm their guest and i consider their apartment my house in Barcelona. 1 minute walking from metro, placa de Catalunia, rambla, and the starting point for a visit to everything in BCN.
The definitive airbnb experience in BCN.
Ron, Tadaaki and the very cute Danko (dog) made my 10 days in Barcelona an experience I will never forget. Although I was always out during the day they always made me feel welcome when I returned from all of my sightseeing. They kindly introduced me to friends who own a bar, IKKI which enabled me to get to meet some locals and also suggested restaurants that I might like. The apartment is in a perfect location and the room is at the rear side of the apartment so therefore it is very quiet. The apartment is very clean and full of charm. I would definitely stay here again next time I visit Barcelona and would highly recommend it to everyone. Thank you Ron and Tadaaki and big hugs to Danko. You are the perfect hosts.
reallly a good place for trevel Barcelona centre,lovely feeling house and kindful men.
Best choice !!
Ron,Tadaaki and Danko are amazing hosts! We had a really good time there and felt so much at ease! Their apartment is super chic and so close to everything. We can highly recommend a stay at their home. Danko is totally adorable!! So sad that we had to leave...
Ron and Tadaaki (and Danko!) were terrific hosts and wonderful people to meet on our adventure in Spain! Their apartment is beautiful, clean and a very comfortable space. We spent most of our time out and about, but it was a very enjoyable space to relax and felt like a home away from home, more than any other place we stayed on our trip. The location was safe and great for getting around. They were so helpful with maps, books, and an excellent list of suggestions--definitely take their recommendations! And unlike other centrally located stays, theirs was VERY quiet so we slept soundly. THanks again for a terrific stay, Ron and Tadaaki!!
What a stroke of good luck it was to stay with Ron and Tadaaki. Barcelona, one of Europe's medieval crown jewels can initially seem to be a bit bewildering to a first time visitor. Ron carefully, patiently, and highly effectively took the time to orient us in the right direction so that we could get the most out of our visit. Within a day, everything in the city seemed accessible to us. The numerous suggestions that he suggested such as pre booking popular venues and the sheet of tips that he gives to each of his guests on cafes, restaurants, etc. were nothing short of priceless.
Their apartment in the gothic quarter is an oasis of tranquility in the bustling heart of the old city. Very tastefully done and comfortable at the same time, it's very easy to feel at right at home. Having their dog, Danko there doesn't hurt either. He is a very calm and loving creature who creates a bit of heaven on Earth when he curls up against you on the couch after a long day of seeing the sights. He would make a superb therapy dog.
Both Ron and Tadaaki are simply two wonderful people who went far out of their way to make us feel welcome in their lovely home. They are both well-traveled and interesting and are a great source of local knowledge. I just can't say enough good things about them. They and their apartment (Danko, also) complete the perfect recipe for a truly memorable experience in Barcelona.
We plan to return to Barcelona some day and could not even consider staying anywhere else other than Ron's apartment if their's is still available. For those of you lucky enough to get the opportunity to stay with them, you are in for superb experience.
Ron and Tadaaki were amazing hosts. Their flat is lovely, location super central and they were great at communication. I felt extremely welcome and comfortable. Danko is also one of the sweetest dogs I've ever met :) Tadaaki also went above and beyond to help save my dress from a red wine disaster. Thank you! I recommend them highly!
We had a great time staying with Ron, Tadaaki and their sweet dog Danko. Even before arriving they will go out of their way to provide you with useful information. The apartment has the perfect location for sightseeing in BCN and the tips Ron and Tadaaki gave us meant we knew exactly where to go for tapas and drinks. The neighbourhood is great and you'll have a nice view from the balcony when having breakfast. The welcome drink when we arrived after a long bus ride was a great touch and Tadaaki provided us with medicine when Bart was suffering from a pretty bad cough. We absolutely recommend staying with Ron and Tadaaki when you are in Barcelona and will be sure to keep in touch ourselves!
I need more stars! I can't say enough good things about Ron, Tadaaki, and their adorable mascot, Danko. The flat itself is perfectly situated in the heart of the Gothic Quarter, but their hospitality takes it to another level.
The guys not only helped us with our luggage, but acted as our local tour guides giving us the inside scoop on everything we should experience. They arm you with personal recommendations, directions, and maps of the city. Oh, and they even let you do your laundry!
Their home is impeccable, and the guest room and bath are near the front door, giving you extra privacy. The guest room also faces the interior of the building, making it cozy and quiet. You can see a video of the flat here: (website hidden)
I highly recommend Bar del Pi around the corner for local eats and drinks. Also book your tickets for La Sagrada Familia online - it saves a ton of time. Ron can help you through the process.
Then there is the dog extraordinaire, Danko. He is very mild mannered and sweet. He'll calmly approach you for some attention but won't jump on you. I'm rallying for a Danko (website hidden) Fan Club. Who's in?? ;-)
Barcelona was fantastic and I would stay here again in a heartbeat (well, if they aren't booked ahead for a year because we all love them so much...)
As I said in the beginning, there aren't enough stars!