Glorious flat in the very heartbeat of Barcelona with private terrace in a modernistic building of the liveliest streets of the city: Portal de l'Angel. Stunning design with a just a sip of Balinese touch and a completely equipped kitchen/bathroom.
Our intimate apartment is an incredible example of creative living offering comfort, aesthetics and privacy in equal measure. For all it's conceptual antics and its astonishing building from the 19th century designated as one of the city’s artistic heritage sites, this hideout apartment that used to be my home, has been featured in several travel blogs.
THE FLAT COMES WITH:
°°funky decorated bedroom for 2 people with fresh linen, extra single bed in the living-room
°°newly renovated kitchen (completely equipped with plates, cutlery, pans, glasses, toaster, oven, fridge etc
°°bathroom with fresh towels, hairdryer, soap and toilet paper everything to immediately indulge you into the homely feeling
°°stunningly bright lighted private terrace
°°authentic Gaudì tiles living-room
THIS is the real deal: you will be in the very nucleus of Barcelona:
°° Placa Catalunya - 300 meters (3 min walking)
°° Placa de la Cathedral - 50 meters (a few blocks away)
°° Las Ramblas - 300 meters (3 min walking)
°° Subway Station - 300 meters: Placa Catalunya Station, connecting you to Gaudi's magic Parc Guell and the unique Sagrada Familia in about 10 min.
°° Jaume I Station, connecting you with the Barceloneta Beach in 5 min. walking distance to the beach 15mins
While being blocks away from La Rambla, literally just around the corner is Placa del la Catedral, the amplest and liveliest square of the Gothic District, the scene for the display of the main events of Barcelona such as La Mercé and the weekly Antique Market as also meeting-point for most locals for a lazy afternoon. Spread around with sunny cafe terraces, street artists and historical sights, this spot in front of the beautiful 14th century Santa Eulalia Gothic church is where all the magic happens! The apartment is also just a few minutes walk from the beach, the Picasso Museum and the lovely Parc de la Ciutadella as well as most of the city's famous historical buildings and museums (see map). Some of Barcelona's nicest cafe's and tastiest restaurants are all close-by. There are also two metro stations just a few minutes walk away, the nearest of which is Placa Catalunya and Jaume I.
Take in the old city from high above it's medieval rooftops, or loose yourself in the maze of streets below where you'll find a bounty of local boutiques, galleries, bars and cafes with plenty of transit options, museums, markets and the Mediterranean just a short walk away.
Shaken or stirred, the adventure starting from my flat awaits for you and I'll be more than glad to share with you my favorite insider locations and events which can be known just with granted experience, untamed curiosity and an uncanny thirst for everything that means Barcelona!
HOW TO ARRIVE:
35mins from your landing and you're already in your new home in Barcelona:
in order to get to the flat, you just jump on the first Airbus in front of the arrivals at the airport, get down in Placa Catalunya, the center of Barcelona, cross the street towards Portal de l'Angel and proceed until the flat's building.
Well, what I would mainly understand under the expression "common sense", that is such a subjective perception of behavior and manners. I find it important to always communicate any extra needs or informations that you find important while being my guests. Furthermore, if you are a smoker, it might be common sense smoking on our rooftop (right above the apartment) but never within our home. To be honest, I've surprised guests even with their feet on my white walls... needless to comment this incident. Other surprises have been broken vases that have never been declared, so one is just waking up in the morning, people left without leaving a note, some cash, just simply talking about it... nothing.
Well guys, plain "common sense"...nothing else than it. :) Remember that you aren't in a hotel, even though I wouldn't behave as a disrespectful guest anyway. Thanks in advance!
Roberta was a great host who made us feel very welcome. The apartment was clean and comfortable, and was in an excellent location. Roberta gave us lots of advice about the local area and made sure we were well looked after. I would definitely stay here again!
What else can I say than the very fact that I totally felt at home in this flat and Roberta made it possible not only with her constant presence throughout our stay but also due to the exclusive features of this uptown flat. Despite it's utmost central location, privacy is more than guaranteed and we really felt like we would anywhere else but in chaotic Barcelona, since there has been zero to none sound-pollution. The flat itself is precisely as in the pictures: simply a hidden gem! We enjoyed taking the sun on its private terrace and having all needed provided by the guest. Cleaning has been the utmost perfection as much as the manners of the cleaning lady. Roberta herself has always been there for us, treating us like a very friend. We discovered her favorite restaurants, beaches and outdoor insider spots which she mailed us prior arrival in order to organize and see if fancied.
Roberta was a great host. She was really helpful, gave us a lot of great tips and was always available for questions. The house looked just as in the pictures. There were indeed a lot of steps towards the apartment, but we were three young girls so no problem for us, because the location was great, everything was on a walking distance! Perfect for a weekend Barcelona :-) Thanks a lot!
Questo appartamento ha un posizionamento al centro storico di Barcellona, ed è molto comodo per questo motivo, ci ha accolto una signora che si chiama Gala inviata da Roberta, l'appartamento è molto silenzioso ma ci sono alcuni dati negativi.
Prima di tutto l'appartamento è ad un terzo piano effettivo (bisogna fare 6 rampe di scale) senza ascensore per me che vivo ad un quarto piano senza ascensore è stato seccante, inoltre il divano che si vede è sporco e scomodo, come i cuscini del letto con delle striature gialle ed i capelli di altre persone sopra, la wifi praticamente è inesistente e non funziona, lo abbiamo fatto presente alla proprietaria ma il problema non è stato risolto, il letto è ad una piazza e mezza e le coperte sono per un letto singolo, quindi con mia moglie era una lotta a coprirsi tutta la notte, il pavimento è antico ma tutto spaccato e necessiterebbe di un intervento di stucco urgente perché si inciampa tra le crepe e poi gli asciugamani che ci sono stati dati 2 per una permanenza di 5 giorni erano asciugamani da viso e ci siamo dovuti adattare usandoli per la doccia, nella casa c'è un cattivo odore al quale abbiamo dovuto supplire comprando candele profumate e profuma ambienti.
La porta di casa non si chiude se non usando la chiave con una serratura che si regge per miracolo.
Il terrazzino si affaccia su un cortile stile ora d'aria in carcere.
It has been a real disappointment to stay at Roberta's place. The flat is actually well located and calm even if it's in the very center of the city. But all rest has been really way under our expectations.
According to very driven, precise and even quite rough rules of the host, we were expecting a service that would have been irreproachable.
We have found a place that was very cold with just a tiny heater that was making so much noise that it was impossible to keep it on (maybe it's on purpose...). The blanket was very thin, there is no carpet when you get out of the shower....
The most surprising think was the fact that the kitchen is almost unusable. No dishcloth, no sponge, no pan, no room to cut a single tomatoe, the dishes were dirty when we arrived.
The add is showing furniture on the terrasse and actually there wasn't...
And the pillows are really dirty and the one not used are simply left on the top of the wardrobe from where you can see all the stains... really not nice.
Roberta has been very demanding regarding her interactions with us, and I can understand that, but I have been surprised to discover that she was asking us to have considerations for her that she didn't had for us. As not connecting in person for welcoming, or literalymake the cleaning lady kick us out of the place at 11 sharp at the check out.
As well the place as the relationship has been really disappointing. I wouldn't recommand this host.
El apartamento es tal cual, como aparece en las fotos, pequeño pero con todo lo necesario para una estadía turística. La ubicación es simplemente excelente. El único detalle es el edificio, pero eso no depende del anfitrión, aunque parecía que estaba en obras y ojalá lo arreglen, porque mejoraría mucho la impresión. Aunque no pudimos conocer personalmente a Roberta, nos envió un email con todos los detalles e incluso recomendaciones propias de la ciudad, que facilitan y ayudan mucho.
Roberta Is really kind and helpful, she has always responded promptly to messages and the organization was perfect.
The house Is great for those who wants to see Barcelona and has little time, the location is excellent and all areas are reachable by walking in 15 minutes!
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My name is Roberta, I was born in Italy and raised, well, in several countries around the world due to my parents nomadic life-style. I moved to Barcelona at the end of March 2011. Not just for any reason, but for the love of my life. I know, I know, it sounds cliche, but hey, that’s how it happened.
In my “previous” life I worked as a Social Media Manager for a multinational based in the Caribbeans and currently I am giving sense to my position as a Marketing Executive in Spain. So actually, I have my Mediterranean life sorted out pretty well, but still, I missed what I love doing most: being in constant contact with internationally experienced people. And therefore, with help from my dearest boyfriend, I started opening our flats to the world and welcoming guests, trying to share with them this perpetual wonderland of ours, Barcelona.
It’s basically a never ending project, since I will continue introducing as a host all my guests to my world and guide them into this mysterious and playful reality that is my city. So yes, here it is.Through recent updates you will discover everything you can find, everything there is and you need to know. Only the highly necessary facts mixed together with personal experiences, tips and tricks.
So let me take you to my BCN…. and beyond!
Nos vemos muy pronto!