About This Listing
central Gothic location +
superhost service +
comfortable Modernista apt +
the recipe for a great stay in BCN. :)
Welcome to Barcelona! You have thousands of Airbnb listings here. So why choose us?
*Location. We are in the VERY center of the Gotico (1 min walk to Plaza del Pi or Boqueria Market on a safe, "secret" pedestrian street, super-quiet at night), and just a few minutes' walk from Pl Catalunya.
*Apartment. We offer you our cozy, comfortable, clean Modernista apartment and offer a private bedroom with your own bathroom(!) for 1-2 guests, to share the flat with us and our dog, Danko.
*Service. We offer personalized, authentic, 5**** SuperHost service: polite, friendly, knowledgeable hosts. We are not an agency, it's just you and us in the flat.
*Breakfast is included in the price!! :) Tadaaki offers you a fresh, different market breakfast every day with ingredients from the neighboring Boqueria+Santa Caterina markets.
Read on for details, and thanks for considering us! :)
OUR APARTMENT: "Modernista" (Catalan Art Nouveau): original tile floors, 14-ft wood-beam ceilings in a 95m2 apt with 5 balconies, all looking down on the street life below. Your guestroom 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 towels & linen. But we encourage you to use the rest of the apartment as well, for eating, reading, relaxing... And of course we have "insider recommendations" for you upon arrival, for places to visit, eat, and drink. 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 2 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 from here you want to go.
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, 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...
Our apartment is not set up for young children, but we are both gay-and straight-friendly :) Our most popular "host" at home is Danko, our German Shorthaired Pointer. Rescued from a pound in Jerez 4 years ago, 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!
*We are friendly, tolerant, and very respectful of your privacy, and welcome guests who are as well.
*Standard check-in time is 2pm & check-out at 12noon, though we are more flexible if we do not have same-day guests immediately before/after you. And you are always welcome to leave your luggage before check-in and/or after check-out.
*You may smoke only on the balconies outside (nice view ;-).
*We don't wear shoes in the house, but we do have slippers for you (Japanese custom).
*Tea and coffee is provided, as is space in the cupboards and fridge for your food. You are welcome to use the kitchen for sandwiches and snacks, as well as use the microwave and the toaster. If you would like to cook more than that, you can always negotiate with the chef (Tadaaki)!
*Please do not invite strangers back to the apartment, for your safety and ours. There are plenty of cool bars and cafes nearby to meet new friends.
*Guests are welcome to do their laundry here 1x during their stay, just ask us anytime :). Otherwise, we'll guide you to the nearest laundromat.
The hosts were extremely welcoming. They helped carry our luggage up four flights of steps upon arrival. The apartment was impeccably clean. Tdk prepared a lovely breakfast with fresh bread and Spanish meats and cheeses. Both hosts gave good recommendations about what to do and how to get around Barcelona. Danko the dog was extremely sweet and calm.
Ron and Tadaaki (and Danko) were delightful hosts, it felt like being family. The unit was beautifully presented, and was exactly as advertised. The breakfasts prepared by Tadaaki were delicious. Ron and Tadaaki shared their huge knowledge of the history, culture, and dining choices of Barcelona with us, greatly enhancing our first visit to the city. The unit's location in the heart of the historic Gotica quarter couldn't be bettered, it was only steps away from the many sites of interest, or to the Metro for getting about. Thank you Ron & Tadaaki for a wonderful stay.
Barrie & Janet
Listing was totally accurate. Really appreciated how clean everything was! Ron and Tadaki were great hosts and went to considerable effort to accomodate our stay even though it coincided with them being out of town for part of our visit.
This was our first time using AirBnB. Before we arrived, communication with Ron was efficient and through. He described the expectations, rules, and directions from the airport clearly. He replied to my questions promptly as well. The apartment is centrally located in the Gothic Quarter, within easy walking distance to all major sights of the neighborhood. The Liceu metro stop was less than five minutes away, making it convenient to see other sights such as Park Guell and Sagrada Familia. The apartment is comfortable, clean, and homey. It had authentic Spanish character, with beautiful decor and and enjoyable music always playing in the background. The sounds of the hustle and bustle of the pedestrian walkway below and the church bells tolling all added to the feeling of a true Spanish home. The room was nicely furnished and the bed comfortable, with access to your own private bathroom. Every morning there was a delicious breakfast beautifully prepared for you by Tadaaki. Being able to do your laundry was a nice perk and very much appreciated. Ron, Tadaaki, and Danko (their dog) were great hosts! They made you feel comfortable and were mindful of your privacy, but you felt comfortable enough have a nice conversation at night over drinks. They were helpful in providing tips and advice about Barcelona. Overall this was a wonderful experience and would highly recommend anyone looking for an AirBnB place to stay here!
It was a very good experience and both hosts were very gracious and gentle . The room was rather small however we encourage to use all the apartment as if it was home. Danko was very pleasant and we enjoyed his presents in the apartment. The location of this B and B is excellent being so close to all the important features of Barcelona. Breakfast was well prepared with lots of fruit,cheese,ham and fresh bread each morning. We were also given lots of useful information by both our hosts. We would recommend this B and B to anyone looking for a place to stay in the Gotico area.
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About the Host, Ron
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.