Not a Luxury Apt, only Average w/no AC, small 3rd BR, very busy street in AM. Add Construction on close-in Rear and Adjoining Buildings, plus several flights of steps with no Elevator Key - thus Poor Rating. Would be Average w/o Const.
Positives are very close Metro station, nearby Supermkts, Restaurants, & Bistros.
Apartment was Clean, Beds comfortable although 3rd BR very small, no outside window,& poor ventilation. Back deck dusty, no privacy a/c construction, limited view. Had "rack" dryers on deck (no automatic dryer, but washer worked well.)
These comments based on more than 20 visits to Europe, mostly staying in small(less than 50 rooms) local in-town hotels, plus a few apartments. 5 night stay
We are a family of 4 with two children 6 and 13, were looking for a quiet relaxed place to stay for a week in Barcelona.
This apartment fit the bill quite well.
The location is great in that it's close to all main attractions in Barcelona - we never needed to spend more than 9-10 euros to get where we needed to go in the city.
Both the apartment Owner and the Manager were *very* responsive to all questions we had. When we needed help with a package urgently delivered - the Manager offered to deliver it to his house with a doorman and then brought it to us same afternoon.
The 3 bedrooms were enough to accommodate a family of four-five people. The bedrooms are small (by American standards), but that is to be expected in European apartment of this price range. It is a family-friendly apartment with fully-equipped kitchen, where we had nice breakfast every morning. There are two little grocery stores less then 300 feet from the apartment with good selection of food, wine, and hygiene items.
There were *minor* items that could be considered for improvement for the next booking:
1) The cleaning service needs to actually clean the apartment before checking in new guests. This was discussed with the apartment Manager, and he confirmed the lack of cleaning was unacceptable. Also burnt light-bulbs need to be replaced, it's just basic courtesy.
2) The major construction/renovation of the next-door building needed to be disclosed, just to avoid unpleasant surprises when we arrived and found the balcony was unusable because of the construction dust and noise from 8am to 6pm literally 2 feet from the balcony rails. The balcony was practically needed to dry the washed clothes, because there is no "dryer" - only a washing machine. We had to place the clothes drying rack in the living room.
3) The washing machine ripped three of our clothes items, even though we cautiously used the lowest RPM (rotation speed) setting. Not a big loss, but that is more clothing damage than we had in 12 years of using our own washing machine in the US.
Overall - very good vacation apartment and good people to deal with. We would book it again in a heartbeat.
The apartment is in a perfect location- short walking distance to Las Ramblas and very close to the Metro. There are great bars and restaurants near by. The apartment itself had a modern feel and was perfect for our party of 4. I would definitely stay here again.
We had a wonderful stay the end of October. Apartment is spacious and well kept. It has a back balcony that is great for sitting and a front terrace that is great for people watching on the street. Very convenient to all sites, great restaurants, and the metro station is across the street. The market is only 1.5 blocks away for all your needs. We highly recommend it and will stay there again next trip!
Brilliant, bright, spacious and well located apartment in Dreta de l'Eixample. Perfect location to explore Barcelona on foot, the Sagrada Familia is 15min walk away and so is Plaça de Catalunya in the other direction. The Metro is close by so the whole city is accessible.
Helen was always on hand to deal with any queries and the ease of collecting keys and checking out was seamless. The apartment was excellent; well furnished, clean and had everything we needed for a city break.
Everything was as described and as shown in the listing - we were't disappointed. :D
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