I cannot say enough for this host. Sergio greeted us warmly from the moment we got there and provided resources and recommendations, perfect for our stay. The apartment is spotless and filled with amenities. I am super picky about beds and showers and kitchens, and all three were up to my strict standards. We were missing some wine glasses and asked if there might be any extra pillows, he ran them over immediately. We stayed for three weeks and so trust me when I tell you we know that Poblenou is the best place to stay. Even though it is out of the city center, it is a 10 minute, one-line metro ride to everything you need. It is a ten-minute walk to a fantastic beach, and there are tons of delicious restaurants. We dined as much in Poblenou as we did all the hot spots downtown. Importantly Poblenou, I felt, was MUCH safer at night than any of the other neighborhoods you have to pick from. I really could go on and on, but the thing I don't want to leave out is that Sergio goes so far above expectations you will want for nothing. We ran into a small problem while there, and Sergio rode in on his white horse and saved the day. I am so grateful and would stay there in a second, Highly recommend!
This is a simple, clean and quiet flat...one block from the train and about 3 blocks to closest beach (plus a number of others easily accessible). All the people involved with reservation, check in/check out...lovely. I was alone on this trip, but it seems perfect for two as well. El Masnou is a quiet community but there are places to get good food and a glass of vino close by. I took train in to Barcelona very easily when I realized I needed something from a department store. Highly recommend! I also ran on the boardwalk a couple of times and it was beautiful.
Thank you Sara and Sonia.