Hi! We are Joan and Marta we like to meet new people. Since we are local, we are deal with our guests directly – from key exchanges, to cleaning, to repairs, and anything in between.
Joan & Marta's apartment is very good for a short stay in Barcelona. The place is modern and very well equipped with everything required for your stay. They even stock a minibar/toiletries if you would like purchase. The location itself is conveniently located within walking distance to station and La Rambla strip. Unfortunately I myself had a pickpocket theft on the street near the apartment, so was very cautious from then on walking the surrounding streets.
Spent 3 nights in Marta's Apartment in February and loved it. It has everything you need for a perfect stay in Barcelona. It is in an ideal location to visit the main attractions in Barcelona and it gives you a real idea of what it would be like to live in the city amongst the locals.
Marta was very helpful throughout our stay and we would definitely stay again when we next visit Barcelona.
This is our third stay with Marta, this time for our honeymoon. The appartment is even great in the winter. It's in a great part of town, close enough to the tourist areas that you can go sightseeing, but far enough off the main areas that it's nice and quiet.
And if you don't go to Marta's restaurant you are missing out.
Emplacement parfait aux Ramblas del Raval, proche du métro Liceu.
Petit appartement très pratique, tout équipé, propre, avec une terrasse charmante.
Accueil adorable par Marta, aux petits soins, et organisation toujours facile (récupération des clefs même tard, idem au retour).
Le restaurant de Marta, Obsession del Raval, est tout simplement délicieux, joli, avec un très bon rapport qualité prix (tapas de qualité et bouteille vin pour moins de 20€ / par pers).
My partner and I spent 5 days at Joan and Marta's apartment in the Raval district. The apartment was perfect for our needs for the 5 days and we loved the private sunny balcony where we had our breakfast each morning. The location was great as only a short walk to Las Ramblas, La Boqueria markets and Placa Catalunya as well as a metro stop only a few minutes away to connect to the rest of Barcelona. We also enjoyed a lovely dinner one evening at 'Obsessions' the restaurant Joan and Marta own and run. The food was amazing and Marta is always on hand to help with any questions you may have about the area and what to do. I would love to stay here again! Thank you.
The apartment was wonderful. Marta was wonderful. Barcelona was wonderful!
We stayed at Marta's apartment for 9 nights and just loved our experience. We had everything we needed to prepare some meals at the apartment and loved enjoying them on the private terrace! Great location in what we found to be a more authentic district of Barcelona. Her restaurant (Obsessions) is located just around the corner from the apartment is a MUST. Some of the best Tapas we enjoyed in Barcelona!
Amazing flat and terrace: super clean, organized as an hotel plus a familiar atmosphere and friendly host
I really hope to came back and spent new days in the flat.
Authentic and multicultural district El Raval. Natural and not touristic. Simple and clean flat where you have everything at the last floor with a private roof terrace. In a walk distance (10-15 mins) - sea side, Placa Catalunya. Perfectly located. The owners: Marta - is involved from the minute one and till you leave - very kind and nice person. Thank you Marta for everything! Joan is the chef in their owned cosy restaurant nearby (3 minutes to go) with creative and worth to explore tapaserie. Check!
We loved staying at Joan and Marta's! After a week of traveling all over Spain, we were excited to settle down in Barcelona for our last week of the trip and explore the city. This was the perfect place -- walking distance to tons of sites and restaurants and very close to the train, which was helpful for a couple day trips we took to Figueres and Montserrat. The apartment is also very comfortable with a nice kitchen, so we were able to enjoy some downtime and eat in. Marta left a list of preferred grocery stores and the kitchen was stocked for breakfast when we arrived.
Fabulous experience overall. Marta ( I didn't meet Joan) was the perfect host. Communications were always prompt. The apartment itself was as the pictures show- clean and well located to transport and the sights of Barça. Marta even provided some breakfast provisions as part of the welcome-- nice surprise.
the terrace is great-- more so in nice weather... I saw the rains in Barça for a couple of days.
El Raval is maze-like. You can see the medieval origins in the neighbourhood. It was fun wandering the narrow streets getting a little lost and then finding home again.
I'd happily return to Barça and stay here.
I also tried Joan and Marta's tapas restaurant Obsessions de Raval. Delicious tapas, great wines and service.
Thanks for your hospitality, Marta!
Disponibile, socievole e simpatica, questa la prima impressione su Marta.
La sua casa ci era stata consigliata da cari amici e non a torto. Siamo entrambi host su Airbnb. L'appartamento è vicino al centro e ai luoghi di interesse della città.Comoda e dotata di ogni comfort è l'ideale anche per chi viaggia con una bimba di 2 anni come noi.
Assolutamente da visitare il locale di Marta, ovviamente per assaggiare le prelibatezze proposte.
Ti aspetto in Sicilia!
We have been a neighbour of Marta's for ten years now. She is fun and bubbly, and always full of smiles. Her apartment is very cool, and Joan, her partners tapas bar is a post-industrial hidden treat around the corner.
We are also Airbnb hosts, and have apartments next to Marta's, so it is quite normal for us to have larger groups or families who rent all our apartments at the same time - having together time on the terraces and touristing - and then privacy by having a separate apartment for personal space!
Marta and Joan are a relaxed and chilled couple - very nice people!
Marta is a great host and her place is just perfect: new, superclean, cosy, with a sweet terrace on the top of the roof. I highly recommend this place to spend some days in the city. Barcelona is just amazing and the flat makes it feel like home! Thank you, Marta, we won't forget it!
Great apartment and great location! Would definately recommend Marta and her place. Nice and open space with airconditioning. Would definately stay there again. Thanks Marta!