Gotico Super-Apt near Pi+Boqueria!

Apartment - Private room · Petritxol, Barcelona, Catalonia 08002, Spain

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WE MOVED TO THIS NEW APARTMENT IN FEB 2013, after 4 years as Superhosts with Airbnb in the Born :)
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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! :)
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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!

Saludos Ron+Tdk

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 2
Beds: 1
Extra people: $20 / night after the first guest
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
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Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Dog(s)

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  • The apartment was beautifully furnished and located on a quiet alley a stone's throw away from the Cathedral and other must-see sites in the city center. Ron and Tadaaki were the perfect hosts, full of great suggestions on how best to get the most out of our brief visit to Barcelona. Bottom line, we would not hesitate to stay here again or to recommend this place to all of our friends!

    April 2014
  • Ron and Tadaaki were exceptional absent hosts. Ron's communication and responses to my emails was more than thorough. We were fortunate to stay in Ron and Tadaaki's home for 5 nights. The location was excellent and the apartment was comfortable. We were supplied with the longest list of tips of markets, and places to eat etc. A very personal touch indeed. Unfortunately we did not meet our hosts but was met by their lovely friend Andrey who was very helpful, even helped me carry my heavy bag up the stairs. Overall an excellent place to stay with or without the hosts. I loved the original tile floor throughout the apartment. Werner and I appreciated the trust to extended us to stay in the apartment while you were away many thanks. Sharon and Werner

    March 2014
  • Where does one start....We have just returned from a 3 night stay in a beautiful, characterful apartment, located in an ideal location to explore the city...be it by foot, bus or taxi. It was lovely to sit on the balcony to enjoy breakfast and get a feel for living in this vibrant city. We felt very spoilt by being allowed to enjoy your home in your absense, although we would have loved to met you in person. Ron thoughtfully prepared a folder containing all the information, hints, tips one could possibly need...thank you. Although the surrounding streets are busy you can rely on a feeling of peace and tranquilty within the apt and most importantly at bed time. Highly recommended :)

    March 2014
  • Ron and Tadaki were amazing hosts, even though I didn't get to meet them! They were on vacation during my stay, but left an amazingly detailed info sheet for me with great recommendations of where to eat and drink, as well as day trips. They also provided a stack of guides that I could use during my stay. I felt very well taken care of indeed.
    The apartment is lovely, bright and sunny with lots of character...and immaculate! I couldn't have asked for more. It's also perfectly located, just a few minutes walk from lots of points of interest. The street is cute and has some amazing little cafes specializing in sweets.
    All around this was a perfect place to stay, with amazing, thoughtful hosts. I highly recommend it!

    March 2014
  • 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 :-)

    March 2014
  • 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.

    February 2014
  • 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.

    February 2014
  • reallly a good place for trevel Barcelona centre,lovely feeling house and kindful men.
    Best choice !!

    February 2014
  • 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...

    January 2014
  • 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!!

    January 2014
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We are a friendly couple (early 40s, American/Japanese, gay) working in Barcelona, living in a beautiful apartment, enjoying life here and abroad when we can. We respect our guests' privacy and are happy to help make your trip to Spain a great one.
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