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My pleasure is to help people to discover the best side of this city e to make their stay an unforgettable experience.
Me and my friends would be glad to welcome and help you during your stay in Barcelona.
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We enjoyed staying at Central Born, which is managed by Paola and owned by Laura and Daniele. Paola was very helpful, and quick to respond to questions in the time leading up to our visit, and sent us a comprehensive list of sites, restaurants, and museums in the area, as well as an interactive map – by far the most we’ve ever gotten from any host!
Laura and Daniele met us at the metro, which is a 5-minute walk from the apartment, and Daniele carried our 2 heavy bags up to the 4th-floor flat. The neighborhood was fun, full of interesting and diverse restaurants, cafes, shops, and museums, and perhaps a bit more international than some other neighborhoods; there were quite a few Japanese restaurants, and a Pakistani market just up the block. It’s an old area, with narrow, winding streets, and stone buildings, a little gritty, but in a good way. Although it’s bustling at night, the apartment was pretty quiet. We felt safe to walk around late at night.
The apartment itself was clean, comfortable and nicely appointed; we loved the unique tile floor, and that we could do some laundry! In general, the apartment was perfectly represented, the hosts were a pleasure to deal with, and we definitely recommend staying here.
Our journey at Barcelona was very pleasant and this was largely due to the warn welcome of Paola. Besides a documents with some tips and guidelines for our trip she gave us a very helpful presentation of the most interesting places and areas to visit in the city.
The appartment, quite typical of the gothic district, is furnished with taste, very quiet and very well located.
The children and us will keep great memories of this week-end :)
Very spacious apartment in a great location. Don't be put off by it being in a busy area, the apartment itself is very quiet. Paola couldn't have been more helpful both during the booking and while we were there.
Perfect! Paolo was very helpful in the lead up to our holiday. We were fully aware of how to easily reach the apartment from the airport and where the meeting point was to pick up the keys! We met Laura who introduced us to the apartment and was a great host. The apartment is gorgeous and so well stocked! Even to the fine details like having a bottle and some beers in the fridge! A really great host who we knew would be on hand should we need anything during out stay! The location of the apartment is great just a minutes walk from Jaume 1 metro station and this links you up well with the city although many sites can also be reached easily by foot! There are a lot of narrow steps to get up to the apartment.. 91 to be precise ;) But provided you're aware of that its not a problem at all. If anything it helps you work off a bit of the tapas and cava of which you'll be consuming plenty!
It was a great place. Nice appartement next to the center. Very modern an nice looking.Paola was a very good host. Tank you!!! We'll come back!
Everything was great! Great apartment, wonderful and welcoming Paola. She always helped us, answered our questions, looking for information.On this holiday we were the best memories !!!it was our first experience of a holiday through airbnb and we are pleased!Once again I want to say a big thank you for your hospitality, help and care. We are very lucky that we met Paola!!! if we again someday will visit Barcelona, we will turn to you- Paola!
Very tastefully designed apartment with great atmosphere, very clean and tidy. Directly beside the park of the "Arc De Triomf" behind the very charming "El Borne" with its countless cafes, restuarants and trendy boutiques - without so much tourists.
Paola has organised the reservation procedures quickly and gave helpful tips about Barcelona. Elsa, the owner of the accommodation, was very helpful in all extra whishes. The only drawback: The narrow staircase is difficult for a stroller.
Summa Summarum: Highly recommended!
While I have not met Paola personally, she has been a great host - quick to communicate, helpful, and with awesome recommendations. In my 4-year AirBnB experience, her city recos were the best. Daniele who greeted us took our suitcases upstairs and was quick to respond when I asked about the heating as that week Barcelona was rainy and cold, and the apartment got cold.
The apartment itself is true to the photos, spacious, and light, but beware of the fact that it's on the 4th floor, which seems to be much higher than that. I didn't mind the exercise, but it can be a little tricky after a few drinks ;-) Top marks goes to the bedroom view on the sun, so our solar eclipse viewing was very comfortable on March 20. Excellent neighborhood, and minimal noise. Would stay there again!
Thanks so much for the detail...Laura and Daniele really have appreciated it :)
We had a lovely stay at Paola's apartment. The location, in the heart of the El Born district, is excellent - surrounded by charming small streets filled with boutiques and tapas bars, and just a stroll away from the Santa Catarina market, the El Born Cultural Centre, and the Picasso Museum. Paola could not meet us herself, but arranged for a friend to meet us at Jaume metro just a short walk from the apartment. There are a lot of stairs up to the apartment, and they're very narrow, so don't come here with large luggage. But the payoff is the lovely view of the street from the top floor, with its two front balcony windows. The apartment itself is just as in the photos - light, airy, spacious, comfortable, extremely clean. We did find it a little bit chilly; it's probably perfect in summer, but in March the weather wasn't yet warm and the flat was quite cool (bring slippers/flip-flops for the tiled floors!) We ate out most of the time so didn't really cook in the apartment, but it was well equipped and we did often have lunch here with delicious jamón and queso that we bought at the market. Overall, we really enjoyed staying here, and would stay here again.
Een prachtige locatie in hartje Barcelona. Gastvrouw Paola was hartelijk en bescheiden. De communicatie verliep heel helder, we kregen uitgebreide informatie vooraf en in het appartement was alles zoals verwacht en beschreven. Het dubbele bed was prima; slapen op de sofa (uitklapbank) iets minder comfortabel. In de keuken was alles wat we nodig hadden tot onze beschikking, en van het feit dat toilet en badkamer gedeeld worden met de gastvrouw merkten we vrijwel niets. Een zeer speciale plek waar we graag nog eens terugkomen! Veel dank Paola!
Paola è un'ospite cordiale, gentile, e ben educata. E' una viaggiatrice esperta e utilizza con molta frequenza l'ospitalità Airbnb. Per tutti questi motivi è un piacere averla come ospite.
Una chica muy amable, gracias por venir!
Paola was a great guest to have! She was an extraordinary guest, she took really great care of my apartment, left the apartament really clean and inmaculate, all in order. Paola is more than welcome back to my apartment whenever she wants and I would highly recommend her as a guest to other owner at Airbnb.
Paola estuvo solo 1 dia en casa, es muy dinámica e independiente.
Tranquila y ordenada, dejo la habitación impecable.
la coordinación fue clara desde el principio, sin ningún problema llego a sola a casa y estuvimos comunicadas todo el tiempo, aunque sin Internet por su viaje, logramos comunicarnos por telefono.
very friendly,clean, orderly, respectful
Paola y sus amigos han sido muy buenos inquilinos, son majisimos, los recomiendo ha todo el mundo. Hemos tenido muy buena comunicación y han dejado el apartamento en perfectas condiciones ;)
First time I met Paola was when I was hosted by her in Barcelona, we have some mutual friends but it was like to know her more ! She 'was helpful, and made me feel as if i was in my house; always available to me that I was new in town. She's 'very friendly and flexible. A lover of beauty and art, and it is reflected in everything she does. And if you ask her some advice, she gives you good advice on how to live the city to 360 degrees. She's a very kindly person!
Fantastica, che dire di più fjantastica
Paola and I are cousins, so many many times I went to Barcelona to spend a few days together. Paola has the ability to make you feel at home everywhere in the World, she has a special sensitivity to understand what kind of person you are and then how to put at your ease. She travelled a lot in her life, but in Barcelona she has found what she was looking for. And you can feel it, as soon as you set foot on her World, through her care and tasteful furnishings and the fresh&clean smell that always reminds me of summers spent together when we were kids.
Even I'm her brother I'll speak here as a guest and as a family member at the same time.
Paola is a passionate and always smiling girl, a genuine art lover, in every shape art can be expressed. A perfect mix of diligence, helpfulness, creative propulsion and a bit of... craziness! At least as much as it takes to make me says that my sister is born to be social.
This attitude towards life and world has always pushed her to look for great places to live in. Now she's living in a very beautiful flat, where last time I went to Barcelona she welcomed me as a perfect host.
The flat is in a very characteristic position, in a narrow, old and very quiet street, famous in Barcelona for its old art galleries, bookshops, chocolate shops and cafeterias. But few steps away from the flat the street dives into the very pulsing and beating heart of Barcelona, between Ramblas and Jaume I.
I think Paola is the ideal host, if you're looking for a quiet place to stay and a person who can stimulate your fantasy to live the city at its best at the same time.