We loved the location with such great access to walking, bus, or the Metro. The apartment is so clean and modern. It is isolated from the street noise so it is mostly quiet. We loved having a way to wash clothes and a clothes drying rack. It was a great place to unwind from the hustle and bustle of Barcelona. The neighborhood has coffee shops, small grocery stores, banks, restaurants and anything you need. MOST IMPORTANTLY, Jose was such a wonderful owner with plenty of e-mail contact before our stay, meeting us at 10:30 on a Sunday night to open the apartment, show us the amenities, and give us tips on sightseeing and getting around Barcelona. We came to Spain with an outdated cell phone and yet, Jose found very creative ways to stay in touch with us and be willing to assist us in any possible way. We can't wait to return to his place and would totally recommend it to friends and family. We really liked being so close to the Arch of Triumph because it was an easy way to orientate ourselves to the city and our immediate surroundings.