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A terrace in the heart of Barcelona

L'Esquerra de l'Eixample, Barcelona, Spain
  • Apartment592 sq. ft.
  • Bedrooms1
  • Sleeps2
  • Bathrooms1
  • Half Baths0
  • Minimum Stay4 nights

A one room apartment with a terrace over the roofs of Barcelona

One bedroom with a double bed, one bathroom with shower, one livingroom with sofas and flat screen tv, an open kitchen with a high table and stools, and one small office with a desk. Free wireless internet is available in the whole apartment.

The terrace all the necessary outdoor furniture to enjoy meals, coffee or a glas of wine al fresco. Perfectly connected: airport shuttle stops 400 m from apartment (a 20 minute ride from and to airport; stop: Urgell); 15 minute walk to Plaza Catalunya, barrio gótico or Ramblas; 400 m to tube station Urgell and all bus stations (two stops away from Plaza Catalunya).


Ana Hernanz

Member Since 2013
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english, french, german, spanish, italian
Calendar last updated:
Apr 22, 2018
About Ana Hernanz

I was born in Ibiza and went to Barcelona to study translation and interpreting. I immediately fell in love with the city: its architecture, the beach, the whole myriad of cafes and nice little squares at barrio gótico... and Gaudi all over the place. Although I now work and live most of the time in Berlin, I still feel Barcelona as my home. My apartment there and its terrace are one of my favorite spots on earth.

Ana Hernanz purchased this Apartment in 2005

Why Ana Hernanz chose La Nova Esquerra de l'Eixample

The apartment is perfectly located to explore the city from there and still not feel overwhelmed by its quick pace and noisy streets when you are at home. It is an attic, located on the sixth floor in a quiet street, so you can quietly have breakfast or dinner on the terrace. At night, you look directly on the beautiful Tibidabo church, all lit up. During the day, you are just eight blocks away from Paseo de Gracia or Rambla Catalunya (Barcelona's high streets and Gaudi's most famous buildings) and it takes only 15 minutes to walk to the Ramblas. By tube it is two stops: just 5 minutes. The apartment is full of light and sun. I enjoy every single day I spend there.

What makes this Apartment unique

I like having a cup of tea or a glas of wine lying on the sofa on the terrace, looking at the seagulls fly by, watching the roofs and the changing sunlight as the day comes to an end. I the morning you can watch the sunrise from bed. The terrace is my absolutely favorite spot in the apartment and the reason why I bought it, together with its central location.


    • Internet
    • Air Conditioning
    • Heater
    • Satellite or Cable
    • TV
    • No Smoking


      • 1 Bedrooms, Sleeps 2
      • Bedroom 1
        1 double


        • 1 Bathroom
        • Bathroom 1
          toilet, shower

          Location Type

            • Beach
              The Barceloneta beach with its great ambiance is only 5 km away.
            • Downtown
              Great view from the terrace over the roofs of Barcelona and Tibidabo. Quiet street. Still, you are in the heart of the city, only a few streets away from shops, restaurants and sightseeing places.


                • Guests provide their own meals


                    • Air Conditioning
                    • Elevator
                    • Heating
                    • Internet
                    • Linens Provided
                    • Living Room
                    • Towels Provided


                        • Coffee Maker
                        • Dishes & Utensils
                        • Dishwasher
                        • Kitchen
                        • Microwave
                        • Oven
                        • Refrigerator
                        • Stove


                            • Dining Area


                                • DVD Player
                                • Satellite / Cable
                                • Television


                                    • Balcony


                                        • marina
                                        • museums
                                        • restaurants
                                        • zoo

                                          Leisure Activities

                                            • antiquing
                                            • photography
                                            • sight seeing
                                            • walking

                                              Local Services & Businesses

                                                • ATM/bank
                                                • fitness center
                                                • groceries
                                                • hospital
                                                • laundromat
                                                • massage therapist
                                                • medical services

                                                  Sports & Adventure Activities

                                                    • cycling

                                                      House Rules

                                                      Check-in: 4:00 PM

                                                      Check-out: 11:00 AM

                                                      Cancellation Policy

                                                      100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date. You must contact the owner directly to request cancellation.

                                                      22 Reviews


                                                      Latest reviews

                                                      Nice apartment, responsive owner

                                                      todd m.

                                                      Very easy to work with. Comfortable apartment. Great bed, and reasonably quiet. Very good value!


                                                      Marilyn F.

                                                      Very organized arrival and departure.

                                                      We loved it!

                                                      Conveniently placed and well eqipped

                                                      David and Fiona H.Launceston, Tasmania

                                                      This apartment was well positioned about 20 minutes walk from las Rambles and just a short stroll to the metro and bus services. Comfortable inside and well equipped, the only down side was Barcelona's cool weather stopped us from using the balcony.

                                                      Quaint with all the necessities

                                                      Clint W.

                                                      We were met at the property by Lee. He was very nice and he showed us around the apartment. It is decorated nicely, however, if you are a prude or have children that you don't want to see nude art (paintings, not pictures), this is not the place for you...I loved the art, it was very tasteful. The kitchen has most of what you will need, except there was only one butter knife. It was great to have a Nespresso type coffee maker. The stove worked well...we did not use the oven. The refrigerator was decent size for a short stay. The apartment is equipped with a clothes washer, but does not have a dryer. You can hang your clothing to dry from a small line out the window, but in winter it is best to walk a block away to the laundromat to dry your clothes. The hot water works well, and the heater works (it is piped heat, not central air), but every time we would set it to 21 Celsius before bed, it would reset to 17.5 by morning (not sure if it is on a timer to reset somehow). The bed was one of the more comfortable futon type beds we used of the 3 VRBO rentals we visited on our trip, however, it is still a futon or half mattress (maybe 6 inches thick) not a full 12 - 16 inch mattress so don't expect too much. The only negative things that I can say about the apartment are that the shower does not drain well, so you can't have the water on full or it will flow onto the bathroom floor, the deck does not get much sun in winter, so we never even used it, and the location is not very close to many of the attractions and sights of Barcelona, so you will probably want to take the bus or metro. The subway / metro station is a 3 block walk, so if you take the metro from the airport, be prepared to drag all of your luggage for a 7 minute walk and up 1 flight of stairs to the elevator (I suggest taking a taxi for 17 Euro if you have a lot of luggage). The apartment was reasonably priced and if you don't mind a short walk to the subway or bus stop, you will enjoy staying here.


                                                      Helen M.

                                                      Apartment lovely, very clean and well equipped. In a nice area with easy transport links. However we walked a lot! Rooftop terrace fab!!

                                                      Lovely in BCN

                                                      Sonoko F.

                                                      We stayed in Ana's lovely flat for a week at the end of May and loved it. Sparkling clean, super comfy bed, terrace is just the right size for two with a sun umbrella & good seating. Airport bus is about 2 blocks away, very convenient. Residential area with several bars & restaurants literally on/around the corner, grocery across the street. WiFi is blazing fast, plenty of hot water in the chic bathroom from the rainshower fixture, lots of windows for cool breezes and air conditioning too. It's on the top floor and yes there is a lift! Maybe about 10 steps to get up to the lift. Very nice to have a washing machine in the flat.

                                                      Ana is very professional, quick to communicate, answered all our questions. Truly a home away from home - highly recommended for single or couple. Thank you Ana!


                                                      L'Esquerra de l'Eixample, Barcelona, Spain

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                                                      22 Reviews
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