It's the ideal accomodation for your holiday in Barcelona: it is on a quiet street, but really close to restaurants, bars and nightlife.
We have spent 5 nights in this flat, and really enjoyed our stay. Great location! It allowed us to experiencee Barcelona in a best way – on foot of course :) - just wandering around the old city, or watching the animals in the Zoo, playing with our son in Ciutadella park or drinking morning coffee on Barcelonetta beach.
Apartment itself was a perfect size for our small family. Quite cosy and has everything needed – even little speakers to attach your smartphone and listen to your own music :) It was a bit chilly when we stayed there (february), but there is a heater and a fan to help for any occasion. The floor is tiled – very good for hot summer, but bring warm socks if you travel in colder months.
The flat is on the second floor (third if you count ground one) but has a tiny lift. Metro is just couple of minutes away, quite a few restaurants/pizza places/bars, and fantastic bakery nearby. Grocery shop is just around the corner.
Massi could not meet us in person, and we were greeted by his friend Luis, who helped us to settle.
I would highly recommend this place if you are looking for the apartment to stay for some time in lovely Barcelona.
Me and my mother spent wonderful time at Massimiliano's apartment. The flat is very clean, cosy and equipped with everything necessary. The location is also great: 10 minutes to the beautiful park, 2-3 minutes to the metro station, 10-15 minutes to Plaça de Catalunya. We loved this apartment and felt ourselves like at home :) Thank you very much, Massimiliano!
Stayed for 3 months on the loft. Just perfect from the first to the last day. All the necessary is present in this flat. Not very far from Ciutadella Park and the metro is at 100m (L3-Arc de Triomf). Perfect for one person or a couple. Really quiet during night, and not far from the nightlife anyway.
Massi is very firendly and making everything to make you feel at home. I recommend this flat and host at 200%! I'll come (website hidden) : J'ai vécu trois mois dans ce loft, et l'expérience était parfaite du premier au dernier jour. TOUT le nécessaire est présent dans le loft et fonctionnel (électro, TV, machine à laver, radiateur/ventilateur, couverts, draps de lit et couettes, connexion internet très fiable et rapide), et même des épices/huile d'olive. Le loft est parfaitement situé...Proche de l'Arc de Triomphe et du Parc de la Citadelle. La ligne de métro se trouve à 100m (Ligne 3 - "Arc de Tromf"). Endroit parfait pour une personne ou un (website hidden)ès calme la nuit! Et malgré tout très proche de la vie nocturne du Born.
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Clear and straightforward communication. The place has everything you need (e.g. Iron, speakers, hairdryer, towels, hot water etc..). The only think missing is a/c, which meant the place can get quite hot at times. Overall I would certainly recommend.
Massimiliano apartment was very nice and clean. It is centrally located in El Born. Massimiliano was very helpful and friendly. I would definitely recommend his apartment to everybody that is planning a trip to Barcelona.
El piso en general estaba muy bien , muy limpio y con las necesidades basicas para habitar de inmediato .
El barrio es un lugar tradicional de barcelona y muy lindo , aunque hay que tener un poco de cuidado porque hay robos a turistas en la zona .
El dueño massimiliano muy atento y cumplio con todo lo acordado incluso una reparacion que hubo que hacer en la habitacion fue de respuesta y solucion muy rapida.Lo unico a comentar negativo es que en pleno verano (Agosto ) hace mucho calor en Barcelona y estos edificios no tienen aire acondicionado asi que el calor se sentía bastante.
My friend and I had a great stay in Massi's apartment. Prior to the visit he answered all our questions and when we arrived in Rome he was on hand to direct us to the apartment when we got a little lost! Massi's father met us, showed us around and gave us loads of helpful tips about travelling in the city; labelling maps with bus routes etc. and letting us know about the street fountains of drinking water - we didn't buy bottled water all week thanks to this tip! He also suggested where to eat locally (everywhere we tried was fantastic and so cheap compared to the more 'tourist' areas in the centre) and he said we could call on him any time if we needed to. The apartment itself is exactly as described, really spacious and on a quiet side street. If you stay in the area definitely pay a visit to Volpetti on Via Marmorata. The whole shop is incredible but you must try the fried ricotta/mozzarella bites! We did most of our travelling on foot as it's an easy walk down to the Colosseum/Forum. The area around the apartment is quiet but we asked in a local bar and were told it's a safe neighbourhood. We'd definitely stay here again. Thanks Massi!
The flat was not for me, it was my parents who stayed there. They really really enjoyed staying here. The flat is perfect, fully equipped and comfortable. The barrio is wonderful, There are so many things close to this flat, they didn't have to worry about metro or buses. Thank you, say my parents. The really loved it.
Hello everyone, I booked this small but charming studio apartment for my parents of sixty years. I also live in Barcelona, and I can confirm that this neighborhood located in the old town is my favorite, in fact, is where I live too!
The street in particular, is quiet and not too touristy, just a few steps from the Arc de triunf and everything you need to visit for sure in Barcelona.
The apartment seems recently renovated as well as the building and has everything you need for both a short and a long stay. Full kitchen, washing machine and cooking utensils. I highly recommend it. For my next visitors, I definitely will rebook this apartment!
El piso es pequeñito pero bastante nuevo y bien equipado. La cocina está en perfectas condiciones, aunque algunos suministros básicos se hubieran agradecido (aceite de oliva, vinagre...). Como muestran las fotos, en la habitación no hay sofá, sólo una mesa con cuatro sillas y la cama. Por lo demás, está bien situado (se puede ir andando al centro con comodidad) y en un barrio curioso, poco turístico y con mucha vida. Recomendable.
Pleasant guests, easy communication, fast booking. Thanks !
Massi and Francesca were delightful guests - easy-going and open and friendly, as well as being responsible about using the space. And in addition, they rescued me with their expertise when my laptop froze the night before I was due to go and make a presentation to a European Union working party!
Massi y su amigo son muy simpáticos. Siempre son bienvenidos en mi casa en ibiza :)
Massimiliano and his wife were great guest to host very friendly. They kept the apartment clean and were very quiet when in the house. I enjoyed hosting there stay in NYC and would welcome them back anytime.
Massimiliano was awesome! He had such beautiful weather here in NY (unusual for this time of year). We kept in touch while he was here and didn't have a problem when I had to pop in to pick up some resumes that I had accidentally left at home. We will keep in touch as I would love to visit Barcelona again soon and I'd love if he wanted to stay again.
Massimiliano is a person everybody always get along very well with. Sense of humour, class, culture, and so Italian. He got them all. Including a wonderful place in Barcelona.
Massi is friend of mine, who I unluckily do not see often but is always fun to be around. He invites people over for dinners, DJs parties and is fun. He is also very responsible so I think you will be in good hands should you choose him as a host.