Hola, me llamo Mario. Soy de Barcelona, donde tengo unos apartamentos en alquilar, en las mejores zonas para visitar y vivir la ciudad.
Espero que les gusten!
Thans Mario for our very Nice stay! Greta location, very Nice reception and house great! Hope to be back soon, Peter
The apartment is true to the pictures. A perfect space in Barcelona for 4-5 people. The location is great, taxi's come right out front if you need them. Easy walk to Barcelonetta and La Ramblas. Fun getting lost in the Gothic and Born right behind the apartment, full of history, restaurants & shopping. Barcelona is our favorite city, and this was our favorite place to stay. The restaurant below is one of the better ones on de Colon, if you need something close, but most of them are very touristy and pricey for what you get.
The noise could be a problem for some as there are always people out and about in the area, especially on weekends. the lower bedroom is more noisy then the upper. Earplugs worked fine for me. One of the shutters is missing so that makes the light a bit of a problem while sleeping in the loft. We were fine with both, but those fixes would make the place superb!
Checkin was a little difficult because the payphones outside didn't work and we didn't have a set meeting time with Mario. If you need more than one set of keys, it would be helpful to request in advance. Also plan on purchasing your own toilet paper and paper towels. There was one roll when we arrived. We had seen that with some other AirBnB places as well so we were used to it. Not a deal breaker for us, there is a Mercado just downstairs.
We really enjoyed our stay and will stay here again next time in Barcelona!
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Wonderful penthouse very clean! Good location and the metro station is very close! The neighborhood is dynamic.
And Mario was perfect with us! He is very nice and takes care of her guests.
Thank you Mario! and see you soon!
BEAUTIFUL apartment in an awesome location with high-end shopping and restaurants.
Everything was super clean and the amenities were very nice and new! Definitely would recommend.
The only random thing was that we were only provided one roll of toilet paper for 2 bathrooms so we had to buy our own toilet paper but that wasn't a big deal.
We had a lovely couple of days staying in Mario's apartment. Gracia is such a beautiful area and we loved being close to so many things. We unfortunately had to leave early for an unexpected trip back to Australia but we hope to return again.
The apartment is immaculately clean and in an unbeatable location on Rambla de Catalunya, very near to the Passeig de Gracia metro stop. It's among a hot shopping district and only a block or two from Gaudí's La Pedrera and the even-closer Diagonal metro stop. It's also a couple of blocks from a large supermarket, if you plan to use the apartment's kitchen.
Mario was very kind and tolerant of our arriving an hour late to check-in. He also gave good recommendations for what was around and where to go. The cleaning people who came when I was checking out were also SO nice.
A few things I wish I knew about the apartment ahead of time:
1. As far as living needs go, the apartment comes with towels, linens, plates, pots, utensils, laundry detergent, and hair dryer ONLY. There were absolutely no toiletries, toilet paper, or any cooking supplies provided — not so much as salt, oil, or tea. (We did buy some and leave them, so perhaps this has changed!) If you can, bring your own or buy at the nearby corner stores or supermarket.
2. The hot water seemed to be on a timer (maybe only 10 min?), as the shower would suddenly turn cold without warning. Two of us were left with conditioner in our hair or soap on our face. The water is icy after. For three ladies trying to share one bathroom, it was a challenge. Best to use the water only to wet and rinse.
3. The apartment can comfortably sleep 4 if you can share double beds.
I recommend this apartment — is a deal, given the location and building, and during peak season. Thanks, Mario!
This apartment is a gem. It is located close to some of the top restaurants in Barcelona, Con Gracia, Pepitas, and a number of great places to have a G&T. Some fantastic organic markets as well. It is within walking distance to Sagrada and shopping. The apartment is new, clean, and comfortable. Mario was extremely helpful and easy to communicate with. Gracia is a fantastic place to stay, it is local, authentic, and away from the tourist crowds!! If you are a walker you can still get to the beach on foot. Although we did rent bicycles next to the restaurant GUT and they were fab to get around on! (give that restaurant a miss though!) Cheers!
I stayed at Harbour Duplex Ramblas in May of 2013 and had a great time! This apartment is located right in city center and is the perfect location for your stay in Barcelona.The pictures are very accurate of the space. The street outside is busy and noisy but once you close the windows you cant really here anything, especially when you sleep in the bedroom in the loft. Mario was a great host and very kind. He went out of his way to help us as it was our first trip to Barcelona. The kitchen was great and well equipped, we cooked fresh seafood from La Boqueria. My only complaints would be that one of the large exterior window shutter/door was missing and it would let in noise and light and some of the kitchen chairs were not completely attached. Other then that this apartment was pretty rad. I plan on staying here again. The location is great. Steer clear of the restaurant right below the apartment. The food is sub par and overpriced. Wonder into the Gothic Quarter and you will find plenty or great places to eat.
The flat has an excellent location.
It s a very clean and pleasant place.
Great guest, excellent communication. Our contract was perfectly respected. I highly recommand Mario who's very pleasant and very reliable. I'll be happy to have him as a guest again and I also want to thank him for taking care of my cat Misty.
Mario es una persona que hace tiempo trabaja en sus apartamentos de alquiler, es educado y servicial, atiende muy bien a sus huéspedes. Lo podrás comprobar alojándote en alguno de sus apartamentos, para disfrutar de la ciudad de Barcelona .Todos tienen muy buena situación!!
Mario es un excelente profesional que presta atención a todos los pequeños detalles. Sus apartamentos están situados en zonas privilegiadas y tienen un muy alto nivel de limpieza y comodidad.
Mario is an excellent professional who pays attention to all details. His apartments are placed in the best areas of the city. Very high cleaning standards and comfort.