Barcelona is my base......world is my client.....priorat is my wine ;-)
Two roads diverged in a wood, and I—
I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference.
We've just returned from eight fantastic days in Barcelona and I really loved Tanya's place, it was perfect for me and my two big teenagers. The location is perfect, you are in the heart of the artisan shoe and clothes makers, hundreds of boutiques, several museums are a couple of minutes walk and the beach is 10 minutes. I walked from Casa Fuster in Eixample back one day - I really recommend this walk, took about an hour and the sights were so good I didn't notice the time. Tanya herself was a lovely host, we rented the entire apartment and as this is her home, she is either traveling or staying with a friend during that time. I felt like I was staying at a friends house, the apartment is full of things from her travels in India and she supplied a well stocked kitchen that if I'd bothered cooking would have been great! The restaurant directly below the apartment was great (Taller de Tapas), and there are a couple of others in the square opposite that provide atmospheric noise, but close the windows and it's not too loud. We were out most days, on the one occasion I stayed in I did notice noise coming from the apartment above us, but this was a family with young children and they never disturbed my sleep. Tanya's bed was very comfortable and the room was air conditioned. The second bedroom was perfect for my daughter as it had blackout blinds and she can't sleep with any light (not a crack, it's a real pain), she also said her bed was perfect. My son (186cm/6'2") slept comfortably on the sofa in the living room and had the air conditioning going - perfect for him, he slept soundly as well. This gave us three separate areas and we were never on top of each other. We are already trying to plan a return trip and I would definitely stay here again.
Very pleasant apartment in a great location, easy walking to lots of interest in Barcelona plus great tapas bars. Enjoyed being part of street life with balcony doors open but once closed found it to be very quiet.
Tanya was welcoming and accommodating and very quick to respond to emails. We thought our stay would have been improved by a few written guidelines on how to use things in apartment eg washing machine and when we suggested this Tanya readily said she'd take this on and so this will make the stay a little easier for future guests., enjoy!
We (1 girl and 2 boys) stayed at Tanya's apartment from 16th to 19th of August 2012 and it was a short but wonderful time in Barcelona. Tanya gave us a very warm welcome (incl. a cold welcome drink ;-) when we arrived at the apartment. After a short introduction in the air condition (there a 2 ac-systems in the apartment) Tanya had many tips where to eat, where to go shopping and much more.
The apartment is located in "Barcenterlona" or what I would call the centre of Barcelona's centre. It's so great to open the balkony door and to feel the spirit of this city the whole day and night. When you go downstairs you have several restaurants (Tapas and much more), small supermarkets and everything you need. Also the Church of Santa Maria del Mar (that I knew from Röyksopp's great video "49 Percent" that was shoot at some of Barcelona's most beautiful places) is only a 1 minute away.
If you want to enjoy a day at the beach this apartment is also a very good choice. Port Vell and the beach of Barceloneta are only a 10-15 minute walk away. We also arrived Las Ramblas in 15-20 minutes although I wouldn't recommend to stay here very long because it is expensive and Barcelona has so many more exciting places.
Dear Tanya, as you know this was my first booking via AirBNB and I want to thank you for making this first AirBNB trip such a great experience.
We rented Tanya's apartment off her for a week and WHAT a week it was! We got engaged on the first day there and the holiday was perfect bliss for the rest of the week! The apartment could not be in a better location - it's near lots of amazing restaurants and bars and you can walk to so many of Barcelona's hotspots, restaurants and shops, the beach is a mere ten minutes away! Have breakfast in Milk, drink AMAZING cocktails at Bar Collage and eat exceptional food at Montiel restaurant. The apartment is spacious, relaxing, modern and with a perfect little balcony that looks out on the streets of Barrio Gotico!! Tanya is accommodating, warm and gave us some fantastic recommendations!
Staying in this spacious, clean, best located and very tastfull decorated appartment for our first time in Barcelona was a treat we will never forget.
Tanya thank you for your warm welcome and great tips on where to eat and drink.
***** HIGHLY RECOMMENDED *****
Tanya could not be friendlier or more welcoming and the apartment is incredible. Very comfortable for our small family and located in a wonderful neighborhood. Thank you for making our vacation so enjoyable.
We has a wonderful stay with Tanya. She took the time to tell us sbout her favourite places to eat and give us tips along the way. Everything was clean and the apartment was comfy. The apartment was modern but traditional at the same time. The best part was the location in El Born. We spent hours wandering through the charming laneways, teeming with restaurants,cafes and chic stiores. We'd highly recommend pastries and coffee for breakfast from Bubo (opposite Santa Maria del Mar). They were so delicious we went there every day! Also recommend Cal Pep for dinner - a bit pricey but fabulous food (order clams with ham, calamari and whitebait). There was a line of hungry people every night so get there before they open to beat the rush!
Quick review. Tanya was very friendly, helpful, and welcoming, and the apartment was clean and spacious. No problems at all. The location was perfect for us, and turned out to be very close to the bars and restaurants we liked the most. Highly recommended.
Tanya's place is great. The location is incredible right in the Born area with restaurants, shops, bars but still quiet at night. The flat is nicely decorated with all the necessary amenities. We enjoyed very much our stay. Thank you Tanya.
Tanya's apartment is absolutely beautiful and extremely centrally located. The street her apartment overlooks is bustling and lively but you would never know it when you are trying to sleep...the windows block the noise and it is really peaceful!
Buena gente, viajera, cercana, simpática... UN LUJAZO DE HUESPED.!!!!
Tanya y sus amigas han sido unas excelentes huespedes, educadas y muy cuidadosas con el apartamento Tanya es además anfitriona en su país y ha sido un placer intercambiar impresiones con ella. Espero que hayan podido disfrutar de la buena comida y el buen tiempo como me dijeron!
Tanya y Nieves, más que simpáticas y encantadoras, pasaron un frío fin de semana en Madrid. Han sido unas huéspedes perfectas, dejando el apartamento, si cabe, mejor de lo que estaba. Cuidaros mucho y sin duda, esperamos que pronto nos volváis a visitar.
Tanya es una perfecta huésped, muy puntual, y respetuosa con la casa y sus normas, la comunicación con ella fue perfecta, es el huésped que a todos nos gusta recibir.
Por supuesto yo estaría encantada de volverla a recibir si vuelve a Madrid.
Que alegría conocer a Tanya!!
Es una persona encantadora, agradable y hemos mantenido una bonita charla durante el check in. Todo fue muy fácil con ella: ponernos de acuerdo durante la reserva, la puntualidad en el check in..y luego el cuidado que le ha dado a la casa. Toda mi recomendación para ella.
Hasta la próxima, Tanya!
Tanya and her partner Pedro have been excellent guests:Being travel experts, they were very well organized, comunication functioned very well also before they arrived and continued during their stay at Spello. They stayed over in our apartment for a week, using it as a base from where then go and see other umbrian towns or for (very) sportive activity. They were both very gentle, sunny and interesting people who ran the apartment like their own (for example, also using the washing maschine which is in common worked out without any problem).
All the house rules have been obeyed without any possible complaining from our side and when leaving, they left the house in a perfect order,
We would always recommend the two of them as guests and would be glad to welcome them any time again!
Tanya has been a great guest and communication has been excellent throughout the whole process.
Tanya is a very friendly, respectful, nice person, who likes to laugh. We would definitely recommend hosting her.
Tanya, welcome any time again !!!! See you....soon !
Lovely guest, easy to host, pleasure to chat with!
Tanya is a world traveler and delightful person. We met in India 4years ago and have been great friends ever since. You are lucky if you get to spend time with this amazing person!!