Apartment located in quiet but central area, well communicated and close to the Sagrada Familia, the Agbar Tower and the sea
- english, french, spanish
100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if canceled at least 7 days before arrival date.
A nice slice of Barcelona life
Teresa and her husband are a lovely French couple who obviously love the area and their welcome packet includes their recommendations for local restaurants and instructions for catching buses to the most popular destinations. A large map of the city is posted on the wall with directions. They allowed us to drop our luggage off early to avoid the heat and since the flat was not rented out the next day, we were able to stay longer than the listed check out time.
As an American traveling in July, the apartment is SMALL and very warm. Granted, all of Europe was experiencing a heat wave. The bedrooms would have been much more comfortable with ceiling fans. There was very little room between the bed and the wall. Even though it was small, it was modern and ingenious with the use of space. The elevator is small. It was tight for a small stroller and 2 adults. We ran the fan in the hallway to mitigate evening street noise.
Teresa was so considerate. She allowed us use of her beach mats, toys, and umbrella for the beach, which saved us about 30,00 E. We beat the heat by using the 1 floor fan included, showering in cold water when ever we returned home, changing outfits and washing our clothes every evening. The large folding rack and clothes pins in the closet ensured that our clothes were dry by morning. The laundry detergent and dish soap was there for us to use, as was coffee and toilet paper- which we replenished before leaving. There are two Euro to US chargers in the silverware drawer, which kept us charged up. Most importantly, it was very clean and the internet worked great.
Young child considerations:
My daughter is an adventurous 2.5 years old. The only ventilation comes from air blowing in from the balcony. This air moves through the flat and out of the internal windows in each room to a central, vertical, shaft/courtyard. So they way to the patio was always accessible and the windows were always open. There were no bars over the windows in the bedrooms and I had to stay vigilant so she didn't climb up the ladder from the bunk bed or from the double bed and out the window. The bars on the balcony are wide enough that she can't fit through and any cross pieces were at her head height, so she couldn't climb. Still, I was careful. There are no plastic dishware, cups or little cutlery and that's fine, just bring your own. The sand toys are also great for digging at the playground, there are a few nice small ones nearby but inside the city blocks.
Remodeled, clean and bright, well located. Bedrooms and bathroom very small, but family room roomy.
Just two notes: no dryer available onsite and noise due to construction in the building.
Host Teresa was very helpful in orienting us to the city upon arrival.
Great location and good accomodation
The property was as described and perfect for our family. Kids enjoyed on bunk beds.
Apartment is easily accessable from metro, bus and tram station. Host teresa was very helpful and she ensured that we have comfortable stay. Apartment was clean and well kept. The rooms are a bit smaller but perfect to get good sleep.
Overall the property was very nice. Located in a nice quiet area close to many of the tourist attractions and the beach. I would really rate the apartment 4.5 due to the lack of air conditioning . If I could rate Teresa a lone she would definitely get a 10. She was very understanding when my flight was delayed and I arrived very late at night. She also took the time to explain how to use the appliances in the apartment and also how to use the metro. Would definitely recommend to others.
Neat and clean with a great location
My daughter and I had a great stay, the apartment was very clean and well equipped. Our host was very nice and helpful. The neighborhood was lovely and close to two metro lines. We had a great time in Barcelona!
A great Barcelona vacation
My three young adult children and I thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this convenient, well-equipped apartment home. Two Metro stops were just a few blocks away, the apartment was exactly as described, and Teresa provided us with plenty of practical information to orient us to the neighborhood, the apartment, and the city.
When the shower room door was suddenly inoperable, she responded to my email request for help within an hour and all was well.
My children may rate the stay at 4.5 stars because of the lack of internet availability-- there's no wifi in the apartment-- but we found reliable free wifi to be spotty all over the city. Still, we were able to handle the most important emails and load the ever-helpful Google Maps when needed.
Barcelona is an extremely walkable city with a good Metro system. The beaches, Sagrada Familia, the Hospital Sant Pau, Montjuic, Park Guell, countless good tapas bars and restaurants, just wandering the streets in search of another good heladeria-- Teresa's apartment allowed us to enjoy it all.
I would definitely recommend her place to anyone looking for an alternative to a pricey hotel or a dorm-like hostel.
If you arrive by plane or train, take the Metro to MONUMENTAL stop. The appartment is close.
(Text automatically translated) In the apartment you will find information on good directions, events, maps. We will also send the information you want.