Hola , estáis todos bienvenidos a pasar unas buenas vacaciones en la ciudad de Barcelona !!!
Excellent Location and very clean, quiet aparment. It is fully equipped with everything to make your visit to Barcelona a pleasure. Welcome was very warm and helpful. Thanks for a great stay!
Alex's flat was a great base for our stay in Barcelona. It was clean and located close enough for us to walk everywhere during our 3 night stay. Only small negative would be the very thin walls - can be noisy at night. This didn't bother us much, but could be an issue for some.
We enjoyed our long weekend at Alex and Irena's flat who were very good and prompt with communication. It was well equipped, good wifi, and heating. We were forewarned about the shower so that wasn't an issue. The location was good, not in a very touristy area but close to the metro and some good local restaurants. The only downside is that the flat is on a busy main road, so if you're a light sleeper take good earplugs (actually earplugs anyway cos my husband was woken by it and he can sleep through anything).
Perfect location!Perfect host!Perfect trip!Thank you Alex and Irina! We will see you again!!!
L appartement était comme décrit il est refait à neuf et impeccable au niveau de la propreté il est très bien situé pour les visites
The place was great! There were 3 separate rooms with a lot of space and a larger toilet. Alex and his wife were friendly and Alex gave a lift to and from the airport which made things very convenient for our group!
Response from Alex:
Thank you very much for trusting us
Questa è stata la nostra prima esperienza con Airbnb e sicuramente ne faremo altre....l'appartamento è in una buona posizione (pochi passi metro URGELL) è dotato di tutti il necessario e soprattutto molto pulito.....
lo consigliamo sicuramente per un bel soggiorno a Barcellona...
Response from Alex:
Thank you very much for trusting us )))
El piso de Alex esta muy bien ubicadando, caminando se puede llegar a la Plaza Espana y a la Plaza Catalunia, hay muchos comercios, bares, supermercados y restaurantes cerca. El Piso es tal cual se muestra en las fotos.
Alex y su esposa nos recibieron de manera muy amable y dejaron todo listo para nosotros.
Response from Alex:
Muchas Gracias a vosotros , por elegir nuestro apartamento )))
We stayed for 4 nights. The apartment is exactly as described. We found it to be very clean, comfortable, well equipped and in a good location. The weather was cold and the heating in the apartment was excellent. The only negative was that the shower would often suddenly run from hot to cold for several minutes. I wonder if perhaps the boiler needs a new part? We have a similar type of boiler at home and every year one part or another needs to be replaced! That is how they make them these days!
This was our first visit to Barcelona. Alex's apartment is 3 blocks off the Gran Via, almost equidistant between Plaza D'Espana and Plaza de Catalunya, each about a 20-25 minute walk. The Urgell Metro station is located where the street joins the Gran Via, so if you don't want to walk everywhere then the 10 trip Metro pass, which can be bought from the machines in the Metro stations, is a good deal. It is a multi-user pass, good on the buses as well as on the Metro. For instance, the two of us took the Metro from Urgell to Plaza Catalunya, where we caught the 24 bus to Park Guell. Total, including return, equalled 4 trips. You can transfer between modes without incurring an extra trip.
On arrival, we took advantage of Alex's offer of transfer between the airport and the apartment. He met us at the exit from the baggage pick-up. At 40 euros this represented a premium of about 10 euros over the advertised taxi rate, but after 18 hours travelling it was worth it.
ThIs well-equipped, clean apartment is in an older building and located one floor up from the street. There is no elevator but this was not a problem for us. As noted in one or two other reviews of this apartment, the hot water supply is barely adequate. The area around the apartment appears and feels safe. Urgell is a busy street.
Except for our arrival, we did not see Alex or Irena during our stay. Irena provided some basic information about the area, including restaurants and supermarkets, and about the apartment itself. They are a friendly couple and although their English is somewhat limited it is immeasurably better than our Castillian or Catalan. In the end, we had no difficulty communicating. While in Barcelona we used email for any questions that we had. Alex always responded promptly. Overall, we found this apartment, our fourth AirBnB experience, satisfactory and we can recommend it to others.
Everything went very well. There have been no problems. I really liked the Alex. Left the apartment clean. Want more guests like it. Recommend to all!!
My family had a great time there. Thanks Alex!
Yo y mi familia hemos pasado una estancia maravillosa en verano 2011 en Barcelona en el apartamento de Alex , espero volver a este en este piso tan bien ubicado y bonito.
We knew 10 years.Oleg intelegentny,decent man.