I have lived in Barcelona for 8 years now and I know the city inside out.
Come and visit and I will show you around.
very good appartement in a cosy and safe neighborhood. Nice restaurants and bars around, the place is great in the middle to visit Barcelona. Ilonki is very kind, it was a pleasure!
what a beautiful, bright, sunny, gorgeous apartment. superbly located with a ridiculous amount of great shopping, eating and drinking spots in very close vicinity. would highly recommend to anyone.
Ilona's apartment was great, centrally located, bright and spacious. It was a great home base for all there is to do and see in Barcelona. She was a responsive and lovely host. Thank you!
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The apartment is very comfortable and bright. Ilona was very friendly and helpful, the communication was great. The location is good as well. There is a Café, Restaurant, Sushi restaurant and a pharmacy and a small store around the house. You can reach the metro station "arc de triomf" in one minute walking.
We would recommend this apartment to everyone.
This was my first visit to Barcelona, and may i say i fell in love with the city. As soon as i arrived in i made my straight to the accommodation where i was greeted IIonki. I am so happy to have met IIonki because i hadn't done much research on the city. Apart from a friends recommendation on what part of the city to stay in (El born!!) IIonki sat me done and asked me what my interests were and what i wanted to do. Getting this advice was key to me having such a great experience in the this amazing city, what to do n specific nights and where to find the best food etc. We stayed off the tourist beaten track and actually lived loke locals which is key for any city i believe.
I will be sure to go back to Barcelona alot more in the future as i still have so much more to do and see but i can say for sure i know where i will be trying to stay and that is the "Sunny attic" great location great landlord and easy access to everywhere.
I would recommend this accommodation to anyone.
Beautiful place, great location. Very accommodating host! I would definitely recommend it!
We really enjoyed our stay in Barcelona. Illonki's apartment was clean and perfectly located in a quiet part of El Born. Illonki mets us when we arrived and was able to provide us with some advice on things to do and see in Barcelona. She was also flexible on check out time which means we didn't have to rush to leave the apartment as we had a late ferry out of Barcelona. I would recommend Illonki's apartment for anyone looking for a hassle free stay in Barcelona
We arrived early on a Sunday morning to begin our European holiday and
Barcelona was the first stop. Illona greeted us at the beautiful loft and
gave us amazing recommendations, directions and insider's tips for our
stay. The loft was beautiful, airy, sunny, spacious and clean and even had
a few treats for us in the refrigerator! There were four of us (all
friends) and we had more than enough room for us and our stuff. The loft is
located in a great neighborhood, it's easy to walk to restaurants, the
metro stop, the Arc, local bakeries and bodegas, and the regional train
station. I'm already counting down the days till I return to Barcelona and
can hopefully stay at Illona's place again! Highly recommend!
i had a great time in Ilonki's flat
it's nice and very well situated in a moving district
Such nice ladies!! Great conversation, active and wonderful cooks :)
Ilona is a really nice and easy-going person. She will never have any problem like a guest or a host. She is clean and respectful to other people.
Ilona and her sister were my nice guests. They were friendly, easy going, and it was fun to hang out with them. The room and house were left without any problem when they checked out. They communicates well, very easy to deal with, and it was a pleasure to have an opportunity to host them. I would highly recommend Ilona to any future hosts. Welcome back anytime!
Ilona is great, I have stayed at her flat in Barcelona and she has managed to make me have one of the best times of my life, she knows the city, the best places to have good tapas, best bars and even beaches around Barcleona and Catalunya. I really recommend to stay with Ilona and have a blast in this gorgeous city.
The flat is great, very well located at the heart of the city, you do not even need a metrocard to move around, everything is walking distance. It is very comfortable and has AC for the very hot Spanish summer. And the two bathrooms come in handy in the morning and lets you have privacy.
It is really a good deal: great city, great flat, great friend...
Cheers all !
Ilona was one of the very first people I met when I moved to Barcelona five years ago and she has been one of my closest friends since then. She is perhaps the perfect Barcelona ambassador; not only does she know the best places to eat, drink, dance, shop, and sightsee -- and she has excellent taste in all of the above -- she embodies all that is wonderful about Barcelona's vibrant ex-pat community. She has made Barcelona her home and makes the city a more interesting place for sure! Her apartment is beautifully decorated, centrally located and in an excellent area of the modernist L'eixample. A wonderful host and a wonderful place to stay!
Ilona is an ex-colleague of mine who was kind enough to let me stay with her for the past 6 weeks at her lovely flat in the center of Barcelona.
She is an amazing hostess who really put herself out there to make me feel at home; we didn't know each other very well before but living with her has really been a great experience, she was very helpful in arranging my coming, making sure that the flat was clean, organized and ready to live in and throughout my stay she was respectful of my space - of course we did have our occasional (more frequent) glasses of wine and chit-chat :-)
Overall my stay was really fantastic, I was used to living in the old town and had not yet experienced living up towards the center. I have to say it makes a HUGE difference, the zone of the flat is literally in the center of everything (next to Place Catalunya, by the central station Passeig de Gracia, walking distance to the beautiful Gaudi buildings, shopping streets, restaurants, cafes etc. etc.) this area is great as the streets are much broader, it's actually a lot safer on the street to walk at night!
Ilona's flat is huge, clean, bright and just really comfortable to live in. You have the comfort of relaxing on the coach or the privacy to be in your room. I had the en-suite room with the bathroom so when I needed my privacy I had it. There are 2 balconies where sunlight pours in pretty much all day.
Thank you so much Ilona, I would definitely stay with you anytime!
Ilona is one of the warmest, kindest people I know. Her positive energy lights up every room and she'll definitely always make you smile. She's creative, open-minded and (perhaps partly due to her Polish background) she's also super organised.
Having been in Barcelona for 6 years she really knows her way around and will help you find the best restaurants, galleries, vintage markets or anything else that tickles your fancy.
Her beautiful apartment is right in the heart of Barcelona so you can reach almost everywhere by foot. You'll be literally 5 minutes from the Gotico, 5 minutes from Born and 5 minutes form Passeig de Gracia!
If I didn't live in Barcelona already, I'd book my holiday at Ilona's right away :)
Ilona is a great host! I have stayed with her on several ocassions and she is very friendly and helpful. She is a very good friend and we have known each other for many years, we meet through a friend in common.Her place is very well situated as you have everything walking distance and the area is very exclusive!!
I highly recommend her to all airbnb members!! You will be very happy you booked her apartment!!