36yo, Russian / Dutch, living in Madrid. Working as business developer for Renewable Energies sector. Love travelling.
Very good stay in Barcelona:
everything is like the pictures .. the apartment is calm, clear and sunny, well equipped kitchen, the beds are comfortable.
In the neighborhood, a fruit seller, a supermarket,and the flat is to public transportation : very convenient for everyday life : we will return!
This apartment was perfectly suited for our family with three young kids. It was spacious and comfortable, with two bedrooms, a dining room to sit and eat proper meals, and a nice balcony for evening drinks overlooking the city. The Gracia district was perfect for walking around to various restaurants, shops and the odd parks, and the daily walk down to Segrada Familia was less than 10 min. From there, access to the bus/metro was equally convenient.
We would highly recommend this apartment.
We had a marvellous time in Barcelona. Lena was nice and a good host. The flat is exactly as advertised and we wouldn't hesitate to return.
Lena sent us a lot of information about Barcelona (where to eat, where to go, how to reach the apartment,...) The apartment was very nice and close to the metrostation (10 minutes) and bus (3 minutes). We had everything we need. The tapas on the balcony tasted great ! Nice view (Sagrada Familia and the sea) !
Once we come back to Barcelona, we rent the apartment again.
My wife and I and our two young boys just spent 10 nights of our Spanish holiday in Lena's Barcelona apartment.
We were very happy with it and It suited our needs perfectly. The apartment was very spacious, bigger than we had expected. From the balcony, you could see the spires of the Sagrada Familia over the rooftops.
Lena has some great guidebooks in the house, which were very interesting and useful. She also helpfully gave us suggestions on local restaurants. We went out with some friends to one of them and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and the food, so thank you for that, Lena!
The apartment was within a short walk of the Sagrada Familia, as well as a quick and easy ride to the Rambla area on the metro.
The neighborhood is very nice and safe, and also within walking distance of Gaudi's Park Guell, which we also visited during our stay.
It was also thankfully quiet at night, since it is away from the noiser areas of the city, so we were able to sleep easily. This was an important consideration for us, as the areas right around la Rambla can be noisy late into the night.
Lena has everything in the apartment that you need for a comfortable stay, and even some things you would not expect, such as a beach umbrella, which we made use of on a day trip to Sitges beach.
This apartment is a real gem in Barcelona, a great value for the money, and I'd highly recommend it for a family such as ours.
Thanks again Lena!
We've stayed at a lot of airbnb places, and this apartment was, by far, one of the best. Extremely clean with an incredible number of amenities. The location was ideal, and the view of the top of La Sagrada Familia was really nice. We will definitely come back again!
Nice large apartment near Sagrada Familia. Neighborhood is quite and safe. Balcony is a nice bonus. A few issues; lighting in kitchen was flickering, refrigerator was not cold, including the freezer (even at the highest setting), bathroom shower glass door was leaky, so there was a little water on the floor after a shower.
Lena was not around on the day of arrival so we had to make arrangements to pick up the key from a friend (rather than the key coming to us), that was probably an additional 10 euros on the taxi to make that detour. Her friend was not at the meeting point, so we had to wait a bit for her. Luckily the taxi was very patient, friendly and helpful. Lena was helpful with suggestions but the key pick up and the refrigerator was a bit troublesome.
We had a great time in Barcelona. Lena was very kind and helpful from the time we contacted her to reserve her apartment to the time we were at her place and contacted her for some minor issues. The apartment is indeed spacious, quiet and very conveniently located, close to the Sagrada Familia and Vila de Gracia neighborhood. There is also a convenient underground parking across the street with a weekly rate. The view over the whole city is beautiful! There are plenty of small shops and restaurants in walking distance outside of the major tourist paths. I strongly recommend this place to anyone looking for a true Catalan blend-in experience.
Lena was wonderful and the apartment is spectacular. Absolutely worth it. I stayed here a week with my family. It was spacious, clean, and quiet with a great view of the city. The metro stations are about 4 blocks away, but easy walking, and the proximity to La Sagrada Familia was great.
Lena was an excellent host. She gave us all the information to get from the airport to the apartment as well as restaurant and taxi recommendations.
I can't say enough about this place and this neighborhood. We loved our stay at Lena's place. The house was big enough for a family. We had enough room to lounge around and really feel at home. The place was tidy and comfortable with plenty of air circulation without needing the air conditioner that was available. The location was perfect with two metro stops close by and walking distance to sagrada familia. The neighborhood was quiet and safe and with the provided maps and tourist brochures we felt comfortable going anywhere in Barcelona and retreating to the house to freshen up and go out again. Thanks!!
Nice family , frendly with one adorable daugther.I highly recomend them as a guests!
Lena and her family were the ideal guests, easy to communicate with and leaving the accomodation clean and tidy. Thank you for looking after the house!
as always we had a great and affordable stay in barcelona! thanks and big hugs to lena
We stayed in Lena 's apartment in Barcelona during 2 weeks while we were setlling in. The flat is just perfect and provide all conveniences. We felt at home while looking for a home. Location was just perfect with all shops around. Also Lena was great and made sure everything was smooth!
I know Lena for a very long time and she is one of the most friendly, reliable and smart people I've ever met. I stayed at her place in Barcelona and had the best time of my life!
If you decide to stay at her place I can guarantee you will have a very pleasant and consistent experience.