Overall we enjoyed our 4-night stay at this property located just off Rambla del Raval. The apartment is very spacious, there's an elevator to help w/ bags & AC in most areas. Also, Wifi worked well. We would stay here again!
Pros: The property was very well upgraded & well lit. Location was good, less than a mile walk to "Las Ramblas". It's a nice stroll though as you pass many shops & restaurants along the way. There are a few grocery stores nearby that open until late. It was definitely very comfortable & spacious for our group of 5! We enjoyed the kitchen amenities as well as the washing machine. Also, the owner (Katya) is nice & fairly easy to communicate with (answers emails within 24-48 hours).
Cons: The manager (Zine) who checked us in & out was one of the rudest, most unfriendly people we encountered in a while. In the interest of full disclosure I will begin by saying our flight was delayed coming in due to bad weather & we arrived past our planned check-in time. However, I was in communication w/ Zine updating him on our status as this circumstance was beyond our control. Still, when you are dealing with customers you should expect this and try to put your best face forward to make them feel comfortable/welcomed. I apologized repeatedly for the delay, even though it really wasn't our fault, but still he made us feel bad saying he was in a rush because he had to wake up early for work the next day. He was short with us, borderline rude the entire time and to top it off he had an offensive body odor. When he arrived for check-out same thing -attitude & odor! He didn't say good morning, his only comment to us was: "Are you ready to leave?" or something along those lines.
Also, there is no AC is the 2nd bedroom, only a little fan but it was still hot, so you may want to ask for a bigger fan when you stay here.
Another minor thing to note, the apartment seemed like it hadn't been cleaned prior to our stay. The floor was dirty/dusty in the bedroom, living area & master bathroom tiles - something the cleaning fee should've covered.
This might be something the owner is not aware of, so confirm w/ her before you arrive.
Overall the cons should not deter you from staying at this property just be aware beforehand what to expect. We would probably stay here again if we travel to Barce, but I would definitely ask Katya if she could send a different person to handle the check-in & check-out.