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I am British although born in Spain and lived here all my life so it will be a pleasure to help you out with your Spanish or anything else I can assist you with to make your stay more enjoyable.
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Philip was not there but his friend Marianne. Everything was very uncomplicated. We enjoyed to stay there for 3 nights.
Although this Airbnb listing is posted by Philip, you may actually be staying with his friend, Marianne. This was communicated to me and my wife before we booked, so there weren't any surprises.
Marianne is a private events coordinator, with a lot of knowledge about things to do in Barcelona. She was very open and willing to suggest places to visit, even booking us a table at an awesome restaurant on our last night in the city. You'll doubtless get along with her just fine -- she's a very easy-going hostess.
The apartment is located well enough in the city. We were able to walk most places (La Rambla and La Sagrada Familia were walkable, at least), with an entrance to the metro system only a few blocks away. If you prefer taxis, the street is frequented by them, so that shouldn't be a problem, either. There's also a La Caixa office across the street, in case you want to purchase/pick up tickets to venues in the city. That came in handy when we went to La Sagrada Familia.
I do need to note, however, that the apartment can get loud. There was some kind of event going on next door (obviously not Philip's/Marianne's fault) that seemed as though it was happening in our room. There is also a lightwell next to the room which echoes sound very easily. It may be a good idea to bring ear plugs if you're a light sleeper.
Philip wasn't there while I was, but a friend of his was and she was a very good host. Relaxed and polite. The apartment is on the top floor, which helps keep the noise levels down and the veranda is nice to sit on.
Very enjoyable stay - thanks!
The reservation was canceled 2 days before arrival. This is an automated posting.
I had great time there, and friendly host ! I had a lot of fun !
Thank fot a great hospitality
Philip was a perfect host, the appartment was great and as described. A very quiet room (given that Spain usually is a not so quiet country). Would always come back and highly recommend it.