I am an economist working in Barcelona.
Great location... Great views.... Very comfortable apartment!
Amjad was a great host, communicative, waited for us even though our flight was delayed 90 minutes, and kind enough to leave a huge stash of bottled water and milk in the fridge.
The apartment had some pros and cons. Pros: location! Steps to El Born, public transport, parks, but on a quieter street. Price! Very fair. Comfort! We slept one in the bed and one on the couch and were comfy both places. The terrace was huge and sunny. WiFi was available and fast.
Cons: interior noise. We were awoken around 7.30 - 8.00 by yelling kids in the apartments around us. It was really easy to hear people coming and going on the same floor. We stayed during the week, so maybe the kids sleep later on the weekend. And the apartment was very basically appointed. The electric kettle didn't work, the shower temp wasn't consistent, the shower drain was slow, and the place was kind of grimy. Clean sheets and swept floors, but grime on kitchen cabinet pulls, soap scum in shower, that sort of thing.
All-in-all, a great value for the price -- especially if you bring some earplugs.
We had a great holiday in Barcelona. The flat actually looks better than in the pictures and we just loved the massive terrace. Amjad was a very good and reliable host.
This is a wonderful part of Barcelona in which to lodge, and an excellent apartment in which to do so. The terrace is the piece de resistance, but the entire flat is comfortable, especially for 1 or 2 people, and has all the necessary amenities. Amjad was a patient (we inadvertently arrived more than an hour late!) and gracious host. We couldn't have asked for a better overall experience.
Goede ligging: 15 minuten lopen van het strand en 10 minuten van de Ramblas. Bakker en supermarkt om de hoek.
Vanaf vliegveld Barcelona (BCN) uitstekend bereikbaar: Aerobus (retour is goedkoper) naar place de Catalunya en daarna met metrolijn L1 naar Arc de Triomf (uitgang Arc de Triomf), vervolgens enkele minuten lopen naar Carrer Roger del Flor nr. 9, links aanbellen: Attico 4, in de hal linker lift nemen, knop indrukken: Attico 4 (op de achtste verdieping).
Mooi dakterras; jammer dat het gelegen is op het noorden (na de middag geen zon). Fijn dat er een lift aanwezig is (appartement ligt op de achtste verdieping).
Keuken was vuil, maar er is ruimvoldoende apparatuur aanwezig. Tijdens het douchen regelmatig koud water. Zitruimte op het toilet is veel te krap.
Goede matrassen en veel linnengoed aanwezig.
Marian, oktober 2013
The best thing of this apartment is definitely its location, which is close to several must-see attractions of Barcelona but not in a crowdy/loudy (website hidden) was easy to get there and Amjad was waiting for us.The apartment is in a good condition and the outside part is really good.One con is that the shower was not working properly and I did not get it working properly before leaving.
The flat looks exactly like in the pictures. Amazing view from the atico - terrace. Located very practically - 5min by walk to metro L1 Arc de Triomf, Bus Stops and Tram also in walking distance. Walk to the beach a little further, than mentioned (around 15-20 min).
The kitchen equipment is very basical - but if you don´t want to celebrate and prepare the perfect dinner, than no problem at all.
I would definetely come back there again!
The apartment is in a wonderful location, and the balcony was an amazing way to experience the proximity to everything (including the park). The apartment was right by the park and zoo, arc de triompf and just about everything else you may want to visit (we actually did not use public transport the entire trip!). The beach was a little further than listed (20 min walk).
The hosts were great, left us plenty of water for the stay and were flexible in check out time.
The bathroom is designed for one person and may be tight with a second person. There was also a limited amount of utensils if you happen to eat in.
I stayed just a few nights in this perfectly located appartment and host was really helpful. I do really recommend this place
Great tiny, quiet apartment. In a great location. The terrace was great. It's almost the size of the whole apartment. He was kind to have water, tea, and beer to drink and met me late at night to hand over the keys (late flight arrival). There is also a washing machine. The apartment was smaller in person then I imagined. The bathroom was also small and the shower was fiddly. But other then the fiddly shower I was happy with the choice.