This apartment met all our needs - close to Placa Catalunya, 2 blocks to Las Ramblas, the Gothic district. The apartment was located on a side street, that while it contained plenty of shops, cafes, was much less noisy than we'd been concerned with before we arrived. We were well isolated from any noise in the bedroom. Ludo had the apartment nicely furnished with all the necessary creature comforts. Small markets were within the block, and a supermarket was 4 blocks away that met all of our needs. Was the perfect place to base our vacation; the metro was within a block and a half and so much was also within a comfortable 15-20 minute walk.
Ludo made the rental experience easy, and was available via telephone for any questions we had. We took him up on his offer of a taxi - delivered us right to the door, where we were met with keys, introductory overview and a bottle of champagne. We'd heartily recommend this apartment.