Big Duplex Penthouse in Barcelona (Gracia)
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Children allowed - Kinderspielecke mit Spielzeug, Tisch und StühlenKinderspielecke mit Spielzeug, Tisch und Stühlen
Max guests: 7
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
Basically a 1/2 Bathroom
We booked this apartment as there were three of us and we each wanted access to our own bathroom. Upon arrival, we were informed that the shower in one bedroom did not function. I then discovered that the shower head in the master bath constantly fell out of the holder. When my colleague arrived for the third bedroom, he informed me that the door to the shower did not function correctly and, essentially, flooded the bathroom. Thus, we shared a single bathroom.
The location close to Gracia is nice and the owner was highly responsive to outreach. However, the price was exceptionally high for a very modest apartment and we did not receive what was advertised as a three bathroom apartment.
I would not recommend.
Thanks a lot for your helpfull feedback. I am very sorry to hear about these problems which I would have solved in one moment if you would have contacted me.I always recommend our guests to not wait but to get directly in contact with me if they find any problem in the flat. But lets go step by step. The appartment has two full equiped bathrooms and one toilet (WC).In the WC there is as you said a shower plate but it can't be used (never). I will see how I can make this clearer in the description. Another bathroom is in the suit. This bathroom is fully equiped. Just before your arrival the shower head was change, but unfortunately the new one was not well installed and therefore fell out of the holer. This was fixed in 5 minutes. The other full equiped bathroom upstairs we found the protection to the shower completly open. This is not a door and should not be opened, if open obviously you flood the bathroom. You enter the shower/bathtube just from the side and you do not open the protection which is installed in a way to not permit the flooding of water. I will explain this also to my next guests to avoid confusion.
Regarding the price I need to add that your booking was during the World Mobile Congress were it is extremly difficult to find any appartment and where we have may be the highest ocupation rate during the whole year in Barcelona. This explains the higher price during these specific dates.Other dates the price is much lower.But I completly understand that you felt not happy with the problems you faced and unfortunately you did not contact me to help you out. Thanks again for your feedback and for staying with us!!
We have just returned from stay here.
First of all, all my dealings with Christoph were first class from date of booking to our date of arrival. He was there when we arrived to show us round the apt, and made himself available throughout our stay although we had no need to contact him.
The apartment is spotless, and comfortable. 3 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms all finished to a high standard. The kitchen was very well stocked with crockery, glasses, etc. All amenities you could possibly ask for.
The flat is 5 minutes walk from Jaonic tube station from where its approx. 15 minutes to beach. It is also very close to the blue route of the bus turistico, which is a must for your first visit to Barcelona. The blue route covers Park Guell, Nou Camp and Sagrada Familia. At night we used taxis into the centre - taxi stance just outside apt block. Cost c 8 - 10 euro each way.
There are lots of nice bars to eat / drink locally. Prices locally are far cheaper than in Barca centre. Our first afternoon we sat at one and were 25, yes 25 Euro, for beers water and coffees for 6 of us!! And that was not just one drink each!!! Sàm Miguel €1.50.....what more can you ask for. :-)
I would highly recommend this apartment. Area felt totally safe and secure. And owners a pleasure to deal with.
Thank you Christoph and Anna.
very nice flat, very well furnished, ideally placed in Barcelona, quiet and comfortable. Clean, kitchen very well equiped, many bathrooms. Very close to the subway.
Our interactions with Christoph and his wife, Aina, were timely, pleasant and courteous. We found ourselves in a bind as our previously secured property fell through right before our trip, and the substitution was not adequate to meet our needs. Our hosts worked with us through the process and made the process less stressful than it could have been. In addition, we arrived late in Barcelona, after 10:00 p.m., but Christoph was there at the apartment to greet us, show us around, answer questions and take us on a quick tour of the area to make it easier for us to access the Metro, market and restaurants. In addition, the apartment was stocked with items to help us get started the next morning. We also had a gift of a bottle of champagne which we unfortunately did not get to open, but we were touched by the thoughtfulness of the gesture. The home was more than adequate for our needs. We had seven adults in our party, and the beds and bath facilities met our needs comfortably. The kitchen was well stocked with everything we needed as we cooked in a few nights. Access to the subway was easy. The area felt secure. There was an small elevator available to reach the apartment after a long day walking which was nice in lieu of the six flights of stairs. Christoph checked on us during our stay and made himself available to us if we needed anything. The only note I would add for American travelers is the clothes dryer is a clothes line which is typical of the area. Our family would wholeheartedly recommend this apartment for your stay in Barcelona.
Perfetto per un soggiorno a Barcellona
Ho soggiornato in questo appartamento dal 21 al 27 luglio insieme ad altri 6 amici per il viaggio di maturità. L'appartamento è molto bello e dispone di tutti i comfort (Wi-Fi, aria condizionata, lavatrice, lavastoviglie, forno, ecc). Si trova in un quartiere tranquillo un po' fuori dal centro di Barcellona che però è raggiungibile facilmente in metro (la stazione della metro più vicina è a 200m da casa) o in taxi (spendendo dai 6 agli 8 euro circa in totale). Quindi nonostante la zona non centralissima, i trasporti permettono di raggiungere i luoghi di interesse più gettonati senza alcun problema. Il proprietario si è dimostrato disponibile e ha cercato di venirci incontro per rendere la nostra vacanza confortevole.
Lo consiglio sia ai giovani sia alle famiglie che vogliono godersi una vacanza tranquilla.
Gracie mille y hasta pronto!!
Christoph y Aina
Ho scelto questo appartamento come soggiorno per il viaggio di maturità. Eravamo in 7 ragazzi e Fin da subito Cristoph si è dimostrato disponibile, venendoci incontro per rendere la nostra vacanza perfetta. L'appartamento si trova nel quartiere Gracia, un ambiente tranquillo con diverse ristoranti e bar dove passare le serate. La fermata della metro più vicina (Joanic) si trova a 200m a piedi ed è ideale per raggiungere la Rambla o la spiaggia (il tragitto per raggiungere questi luoghi dura 10 minuti circa). Nel raggio di 2km si può visitare la Sagrada Familia (raggiungibile in 15 minuti a piedi), Casa Batló, Casa Milá, e il Parc Guell. Come trasporti consiglio la metro oppure il taxi (soprattutto se dovete tornare dopo mezzanotte quando la metro è chiusa). Il costo del taxi è di circa 8/10 € se effettuate il tragitto spiaggia-casa. L'appartamento è molto accogliente, Cristoph ci ha accOlto il primo giorno, mostrandoci l'appartamento e consegnandoci le chiavi. Si è dimostrato disponibile per eventuali problemi anche se non ce n'è stato bisogno. L'appartamento dispone di tutti i comfort (Wi-Fi, lavastoviglie, lavatrice, forno, microonde, TV, ecc...). Lo consiglio vivamente sia alle famiglie dato che il quartiere è tranquillo e ideale per una vacanza in famiglia, ma anche ai giovani che desiderano festeggiare l'estate: la spiaggia o il centro dove c'è la cosiddetta "movida" sono facilmente raggiungibili.
The apartment is located in one of the most popular districts of Barcelona: bars, restaurants, theater, cinema, music clubs, belbte terraces - to achieve anything in five minutes by foot. Sagrada Familia or the Parque Guell are away on foot about 15 minutes. Joanic Metro Station brings in two stops from Passeig de Gracia, in three stations to Plaza Cataluña and five stations arceloneta where you can find the port and the beach.