Perfect for us
My wife, myself and our toddler got the opportunity to stay in this apartment for the months of October and November of 2011 and it was absolutely perfect for us. I can't imagine a better apartment for an extended stay in BCN than this one. It would have been easy to have stayed another year there happily.
There is so much to say, but I'll stick to the main points. First, this location is just perfect if you want to live like a local. And while not located directly in a touristy area, it is not a long walk to Passeig de Gracia. Besides, it is about 3 blocks from the Fontana metro stop which has always been one of our favorites. From there you can also wander around Gracia which is one of our favorite parts of the city, young and hip, but unpretentious. Anyway, the short of it is that it is easy to get around the city with this as a base. My wife commuted to the Barri Gotic daily and it was no problem.
Second, this apartment is so bright and airy for a Barcelona apartment. Since it is newer construction, the apartment is oriented such that every room except the bathrooms has a window. This is so much better than those shotgun apartments that are so common in the Eixample and the older city. This apartment has been renovated by an architect and opened up even more. Every thing is quality and well done, both in layout and furnishings. Any locals that we had over for dinner, would be very surprised how nice it was. This really is luxury living for Barcelona.
Third, the owner is a very helpful person who was always good to his word. All transactions were as described and the apartment was exactly as represented.
So in short, would we rent this apartment again when we return to Barcelona. Yes, without even considering alternatives.
Families with Young Children
Helpful votes: 6/6
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