I had a great stay at Ana and David's apartment in Barcelona. It ended up being a last minute decision to cancel my hotel and stay in the apartment instead - I am glad that I did.
Ana and David were very gracious and helpful in helping me reserve and get into the apartment with no virtually notice. David re-arranged his Friday night schedule in order to take the train into the city and meet me at the apartment to let me in. I don't think that I thanked him enough for doing this.
They also let me store my bags in the apartment on my checkout day since I had a very late flight that day! This was great in that I could have the day in Barcelona without having to drag my bag around with me - thank you!
Everything was as described. The apartment was very clean and well maintained. I was there by myself so the two bedrooms were more than enough. I did not use the pull-out sofa but it was a nice option.The kitchen was well stocked with dishes, a large refrigerator, microwave and stove. The bathroom was on the smaller side but plenty big for me. The wi-fi worked great and was very much appreciated.
The location was great and convenient with a metro stop right across the street as well as another one nearby. Placa Catalunya (and La Rambla) was a short 15-20 minute walk in one direction and Placa d'Espanya was a little longer walk in the other direction. Either could be accessed by the metro but I prefer to walk. La Sagrada Familia was also a short metro ride - about 15-20 minutes (including waiting time) I think.
There are plenty of shops, grocery stores, restaurants, etc. near the apartment as well.
Overall it was a very quiet, convenient location for seeing the city or for just relaxing after a long day of sight-seeing and walking around.
I would definitely recommend this apartment to solo travelers up to a small family for anyone who wants a convenient but quiet location from which to experience Barcelona.
I can't say enough good things about the customer service that I received from Ana and David and will definitely keep them in mind if i return back to Barcelona.
Thank you for a great vacation!