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This place was in a great location, and Mariano was a good host. His initial email was very helpful, and he was willing to meet us early to check in. We had a great experience staying here.
Mariano è stato un perfetto padrone di casa. L'appartamento è situato in una zona tranquilla (cosa importante se viaggi con bambini) ed ad un passo dalla Rambla e dal quartiere gotico. L'appartamento è piccolo ma perfetto per una vacanza e Mariano ci ha dato validi consigli ed è sempre stato disponibile per ogni nostro chiarimento.
Mariano was the perfect host. His apartment was exactly as listed (nicer, actually!), he provided maps and great suggestions for bars and restaurants in the neighbourhood, and was just overall a very cool guy. If you want an awesome Barcelona experience, stay with Mariano.
Mariano es muy buen chico!,
la casa esta ubicada en un barrio super agradable, uno de los mejores de toda Barcelona, la casa esta perfecta para tres personas, siamo stati benissimo Mariano, torneró presto a trovarti!, grazie per la tua disponibilitá, il balconcino era perfetto e i letti comodissimi!
lo consiglio a todos!
Appartamento carino, pulito e con tutto il necessario per un piacevole soggiorno, ottimo posto, vicino a un supermercato e a due minuti a piedi dal Palazzo della Musica Catala, facilmente raggiungibile anche la stazione metro. Mariano ci ha accolto con gentilezza ed è sempre disponibile in caso di bisogno.
Consigliamo l'appartamento a chiunque sia in cerca del posto adatto per un piacevole vacanza in questa splendida città!
Le quartier dans lequel se trouve l'appartement est très bien, vivant mais calme, facile d'accès et très bien situé. Nous avons passé un très bon séjour à Barcelone, Merci à Mariano pour son accueil et sa disponibilité !
Un seul bémol : le confort de couchage est assez limité, lit grinçant, couettes insuffisantes et canapé très fatigué...
A very nice place to stay in a relaxed and charming neighborhood, within walking distance of virtually anything you might need – old town, market hall, shops, Las Ramblas, the harbor and of course various metro lines. 10 minute walk from Placa Catalunya, final stop of the airport shuttle bus. A supermarket is practically next door.
A bed and a sofabed (in the hall/kitchen/sitting room) will accommodate 2+2 people, but you should be aware of the fact that there's only a curtain between both rooms, and you'd have to walk through the "bedroom" in order to get to the bathroom or terrace. Perfect for a couple though. The spacious terrace itself faces the backyard but manages to catch some warming sun anyway. Basic cooking equipment is available as well.
Only little drawbacks: the freezer smelt fishy, there was no plug for the kitchen sink (which made washing the dishes a bit of a pain), and the basin in the bathroom is very small.
But still, we found it was really good value for money, a basic, but comfortable place with a cool outside area – we'd like to thank Mariano for his nice apartment!
Everything was in order and you could tell that the owners/ people who run this flat care. Mariano the host was very friendly and helpful. There were nice touches like fresh fruit on the table and the basics such as salt, sugar, olive oil, coffee etc - in the kitchen.
Personally, we wouldn't stay here again, though, as it wasn't quite to our standard - the pillows have had a lot of use and were thin and clumpy and smelled of old smoke, the bed very squeaky etc. Were we a decade or two younger (we are 40), however, we would have been thrilled with it.
Mariano was a legend, the apartment was a cute cozy little place with a beautiful outside courtyard, lovely to sit out side and eat dinner and Spanish wine. Would highly recommend it to anyone wanting a rad stay in Barcelona...
Mariano was a great host - easy to communicate with and flexible on check-in/out time. He has a nice flat, which is perfectly located and with everything you need. We had a great stay.