Gothic Charm by the Music Palace

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Carrer de la Mare de Déu del Pilar, Barcelona, Catalonia 08003, Spain

Hidden paradise in between the beautiful Catalan Music Palace and the Market Santa Caterina within an easy walk to all the great tourist attractions and transport. You are in the heart of the Gothic area (Born/Sant Pere).

The Space

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You are privately renting an entire apartment in the heart of the Barcelona Barri Gothic (Old Town). Secure ground floor space so no carrying your suitcase up thin winding stairwells...

A renovated loft space on the ground floor with its own Roman arch. There are 3 beds and 1 bathroom (and a separate 2nd toilet) so more than comfortable for 4 with room for 6 if needed. Exposed brick walls with modern kitchen and bath facilities.

The kitchen is equipped with: microwave, kettle, coffee machine, some pots and cooking equipment, hot plate and of course plates, cups, cutlery etc. We also include coffee, tea and basic cooking supplies...

We provide all clean sheets, towels, hand soap and toilet paper. There is Wi- Fi, a plasma screen TV with channels (mostly Spanish TV though).

As you can see from the floor plan there is one double room, a second room that can be curtained off for privacy with a second double bed and then the lounge has a big sofa bed that ones up to a comfortable flat bed.

Interaction with Guests

ARRIVAL: I'm happy for you to check in early or check out late if there are not other guests before or afterwards, otherwise check in is after 16:00 and check out before 11:00 to allow plenty of time for the flat to be professionally cleaned. You can always store your bags at my office where you will also pick up the keys: The GoCar office is less than 100m from the apartment.
GoCar Tours Barcelona, Carrer Freixures 23 bis. In front of the Santa Caterina Market - Open from (phone number hidden) every day and from (phone number hidden) from April - October.

The Neighborhood

Walk 5 mins to Picasso Museum, Plaza Catalyuna and Ramblas.
The Market is next door as are many shops, restaurants and bars.

Getting around

Metro: 2 minutes walk between either:
Jaume I (L4 - yellow) or Urquinona (L1 - Red)
Taxi: About €15 from Sants Station or €25 from the airport.
Aerobus: €5 then 8 minute walk from Plaça Catalunya

Other Things to Note

You'll have the place entirely to yourself so make yourself at home!
I hope you will enjoy the apartment and treat my home like your home.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 6
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1.5
Beds: 3
Extra people: $55 / night after 2 guests
Weekly Price: $1066 /week
Security Deposit: $355
Cleaning Fee: $70
Check In: 4:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

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  • Damien is a great host :)

    March 2014
  • Three nights in Damien's apartment were fantastic. Location is really central and within walking distance to many areas of interest. Apartment was clean and well stocked.
    Damien is a really sound host. He spent time with us when we arrived, answering our questions and advising us on alternatives to the more mainstream attractions. We only met briefly but he has an infectious smile and good sense of fun! He was a pleasure to deal with and we would have no hesitation in recommending this place or him. All round, a most agreeable experience!

    March 2014
  • Karolina and Damien are the nicest folks in Spain! And, trust me, Spain has some really nice people. The pictures really do justice to the place. You get what you see - very clean and super close to the Music Palace, Picasso museum, among other attractions. There are a number of cafes and restaurants close by and the place is very safe.

    Karolina went out of her way to make our stay very pleasant (even bringing us toilet paper when we ran out of it!). We were welcomed with fresh towels, cava, Nespresso pods, and a very clean apartment. She also was super responsive and did not mind the barrage of questions we had for her.

    This place is on the ground floor and opens to a street which can get very loud at night if you have to sleep in the living room which I had to because we were three of us. That was my only concern but nothing that good ear plugs can't fix.

    Thank you again, Karolina and Damien! You guys were an absolute delight.

    January 2014
  • Can't say enough about our stay at Gothic Charm. The location is absolutely the best. You can walk to almost every site. The local market a perfect place to shop. The apartment was as pictured. We were 2 people travelling together. The second bed wasn't made up when we arrived but within half an hour someone was in to make it, provide towels etc. Also brought extra nespresso pucks. We will come back!

    November 2013
  • We had a lovely time staying at Damien's apartment in Barcelona! The check-in and check-out process was very simple and the communication was great. Damien had arranged for Karolina to meet us and give us the keys and a tour of the apartment. The location made it very easy for us to get everywhere that we wanted, all within walking distance. Damien was also kind enough to leave a bottle of Cava for us, and Nespresso coffee. The apartment is large and has more than enough space for two people. The internet was very slow which made it challenging for us to book tickets for sights online because the pages wouldn't load. However, overall a great time in Barcelona!

    October 2013
    Response from Damien:

    Happy to hear that you had great time in Barcelona:) I sent a technician to have a look at the Internet connection, now it works well...Too bad you did not mention this during your stay, maybe we could have made your stay even better;)

  • Thanks for for a great stay in Barcelona. Damien was a excellent host. Location was excellent with most highlights within walking distance or extra transport options close. Felt very safe. Market and La Rambla's close. Coffee & washing machines well used!

    October 2013
  • The photos of this unit are true to form. The location was fabulous and the hosts were responsive and incredibly helpful. The bedroom is tucked in the back of the unit -- so we did not have a problem with street noise at all (which was lovely for R&R.) We would love to visit this unit again - Damien and his team made us feel right at home.

    October 2013
  • Damien & Karolina were a pleasure to deal with --they were extremely helpful when I first arrived in Barcelona (even though I wasn't staying with them until the later end of my trip!) Important to note- we thought this apartment has 2 full bathrooms, it is just a separate room for toilet and shower. Only 1 bedroom has full privacy and you need the key to lock the door from both inside and out -- could be difficult if all guests are not coming and going at the same time. Thank you for a great experience in Barcelona!!!

    September 2013
  • Great location, within walking distance to a lot of the Barcelona sights. Food shops really close by, like next door! Place is a good size with everything you need, including a beloved Nespresso machine. With the old city literally outside your front door it was a great first time in Barcelona.

    September 2013
    Response from Damien:

    Thanks Bruce for choosing my place as your spot in Barcelona. I am so happy to hear you liked your stay:)
    P.S. A day without a good start with an excellent cup of coffee is a sad day, I know sth about it, that is why the machine is there;)

  • The location was exactly as described! Dina was a great host and very helpful any time we needed something- location is perfect and close walking distance to everything that is needed! Highly suggest staying there...

    September 2013
    Response from Damien:

    Dear Jock,
    thanks for being such a great guest and good company! It's a pity we couldnt spend more time together... Hope you come back and message me so we can catch up :-) Enjoy you trip!

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Having traveled and lived all over the world I appreciate the simple pleasures and the benefits of staying in a home rather than a hotel. I started off with sharing my spare rooms through Airbnb and now with the help of my little team we have a dozen private luxury apartments, however we strive to maintain the family feel and love to share the best of Barcelona with you. My assistant Karolina, the cleaning team and I are here to help. Feel free to grab a drink from the fridge and I encourage you to buy some amazing ingredients at the market and utilize the kitchen.
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