Hola!, me llamo Emi y mando un saludo para todos los usuarios y usuarias de airbnb.com
Emi's apartment was just as described. Perfect location for exploring Barcelona. The apartment is spacious, clean with a cozy touch.Being on the top floor was a good additional exercise, but during our stay an elevator was installed, so future visitors will not be bothered to climb 5 floors on the stairs. One of the bedrooms can be a bit noisy, if the neighbors across the street have a party, but otherwise we slept perfectly well. You can have a very nice breakfast just around the corner at the plaza in front of the Santa Maria del Mar church and start your day from there. In summary, I can fully recommend this place and hope to have the chance in the future again!
Pros: Great location. Kitchen was good.
Cons: Bed was not comfortable, no hairdryer. One bathroom is not enough for 6 people. No garbage can in room. No dressing mirror. The House is on the top floor, elevator was not working.
Overall: not too bad to stay but not too much comfortable. Emi was superfast, arranged everything in minutes. Thanks.
Nice location close to Picasso Museum & Gothic quarter. Room was clean & we were invited to consume food in the kitchen & fridge. However we didn't get to meet Emi & we missed having someone to give us tips on sightseeing/restaurant recommendation. The only shortcoming of our stay is the long 5 storey of staircase. It was terrible for us arriving with 2 heavy suitcase & extremely challenging for our feet after 3.5 long day of walking around Barcelona.
My friend and I were very pleased with our stay - it is good value for money (and affordable!), in a great location but yet quiet... nothing disturbed our sleep. Even though there was a couple staying in the other room, we hardly heard them. We really enjoyed having a dining table and a sofa to relax on for breakfast and at night. Highly recommended.
Everything was perfect! Great location, very clean and spacious! Nothing to complain about!
This location provided a more "local" experience instead of a "touristy" experience. The nearby shops and restaurants seemed designed to serve the local population, so we felt like we were living in Barcelona instead of merely visiting the city.
We enjoyed hearing the clock tower bells from the nearby St. Maria of the Sea church (La Iglesia de Santa Maria del Mar), and we loved the walk up to Placa de l'Angel where we had our favorite coffee shop.
We enjoyed the La Origens restaurant a few blocks to the east of Emi's place. It was the only restaurant we visited twice in our short stay, but we wanted the chance to try more of the delicious food on their menu.
It was closed on Sunday when we wanted to use it, but there is a laundromat less than 1/2 block from Emi's place. They had self service and a laundry service available. It would have cost over twelve dollars to do one load ourselves, so it is cheaper to pack some laundry detergent and hand wash a few items. Still, it would have been nice to use the laundry for jeans, etc.
Americans need to know that Europeans count floors differently. For instance, Emi's place is located five and 1/2 flights of stairs above street level. This means that you really should remember to bring your map with you when you leave the apartment because it's a good climb to retrieve it!
Emi was out of town when we visited, so we were not able to meet her, but her friend Zoe promptly let us into the apartment and got us settled. Just remember that when phoning in Barcelona, skip the 00s and the 34 on the phone number. We had to ask a cabbie which numbers of the phone number were the local numbers that would work in a Barcelona phone booth.
It would be possible to reach Emi's place via the Aerobus, then the subway, and then walking, but it was MUCH easier to take the cab from the Placa de Catalunya Aerobus stop.
We embarked on a cruise ship at the end of our stay at Emi's, and it was very easy to get to the port from her location. It was also easy to take a walk on the beach since her place is relatively close.
You do need to keep the windows open, even in early October when we were there, to get a cooling breeze, so ear plugs make it quieter to sleep at night
Be careful in the shower to prevent water from escaping onto the floor. The shower head can be hand held to direct the water against the walls and not the shower curtain, and that worked out well.
We had a great time at Emis place. Everything worked out perfect. We arrived quite late but still Emis friend was waiting for us to give us the keys.
The apartment is very close to everything you want to see and do. It was clean and nicely furnished. I can recommend it:) Thank you Emi
So nice,cozy and clean !!!!!Great location. I recomend!
The appartment is very well located and really pleasant to live.
We've had a great time in Barcelona, and we definitely recommend Emi's place.
Hasta luego !
Stayed there for a conference I was attending, the flat is very well located to get to the beach, the gothic district and barcelonetta and a short walk to a metro that gets you to Sagrada Familia.
In addition, the communal space had a nice large table that was perfect for working on and the internet connection she had there was very fast - this made her space perfect for seeing the city and getting work done.
Emi herself is a dutiful, affable and charming host. She made us feel at home and offered excellent suggestions for where to eat. I would not hesitate to stay at this flat or any flat maintained by Emi again.
Emi es una estupenda huesped, muy respetuosa.
Emi e Nick sono ospiti splendidi, perfettamnete in sintonia con lo spirito airbnb (o almeno con quello che io sento dovrebbe essere...). peccato non ci sia stato tempo per conoscerci meglio.
Emi & her boyfriend were a very friendly & easy going couple. It was nice having them in the house although they were hardly there ;)
i got to meet Emi during my work as a photographer, i was assigned to take Airbnb's verified pictures of the couple of rooms that she offers at her lovely apartment and i must say that it was really nice dealing with her. She's very kind and friendly and i am sure that those qualities definitely apply to her as a host too. The rooms are clean, well kept and the apartment is bright, charming and full of little details. Absolutely recommended!! : D
Trop bien ce séjour ! L'accueil est top et l'appart super propre et très bien situé dans Barcelone. On a passé un très bon week-end :)))
Merci encore Emi.