Walking distance to Passeo de Gracia, Ramblas, Boqueria Market...
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About Karen Olsen
Hi there! I'm Karen and I'm in love with Barcelona. I have worked in the accommodation sector in Barcelona for 5 years, I love my work! I live here and deal directly with the owners, so I'm pleased to help visitors to find the best apartment offers in this wonderful city! Also I love to travel and I love to rent apartments and feel like home around the world! I understand your needs! I love to live in the best city in the world!!! Welcome to the Mediterranean heart! Karen Olsen.
Karen Olsen purchased this Apartment in 2012
Why Karen Olsen chose Eixample
The best is the location: in the heart of Barcelona and at a walking distance from wonderful Passeig de Gracia, Ramblas and Plaza Catalunya. The building comes with with lift and intercom.
What makes this Apartment unique
Gorgeous apartments in the best city of the world! Barcelona is urban, Mediterranean, trendy... Enjoy this fabulous city from its heart!
Check-in: 3:00 PM
Check-out: 11:00 AM
Max guests:14 (sleeps up to 14 adults)
Canceled bookings will not receive a refund
Beyond hot! Difficult to get quick assistance
Was excited to check in and stay at these apartments. We were a large group traveling as a family and wanted to stay in the same building. We booked 3 of the apartments and all started off well but quickly turned. The first night, 2 of the apartments would not cool at all! The description says the apartments are air conditioned but only the living room has a unit and the bedrooms/bathroom did not. The largest apartment did have another unit in the master. Although I understand there was a heat wave in Barcelona the 2 apartments were unbearable to sleep in. Our group ended up staying in one apartment in the living room all together. Far from a luxurious trip. When my parents reached out to tell them about air conditioner not cooling they instructed them to turn off the breaker and turn it back on? I reached out to my booking contact on Home Away and she gave me a number to call. I did try texting and emailing the number and email that the Barcelona Stay Group provided initially with no success. My husband was finally able to get a hold of someone the next day and at that point we had already decided the place was not as promised and to not waste our time dealing with issues that were not our doing. We checked out and relocated to a hotel nearby. After, I reached out to Barcelona Stay group and they were no help at all. They offered me a 10% discount to return which doesn't work because I will not be traveling overseas anytime soon and certainly doesn't make it right after the trouble that we went through. I offered to pay for 2 out of the 5 nights and to call it even and they refused. I reached out to HomeAway and their customer service is non existent. They told me to deal with the property directly and that we should have contacted them within 12 hours of the issue. I did contact my booking contact and asked her what the next steps were and she never replied! If you go during cooler months, this may be the place for you otherwise save yourself the headache and sweating and stay somewhere else. Mostly I was disappointed at the lack of customer service provided by both. I'm sure they will respond to this with their excuses or what I did or didn't do to justify their lack of action but renter beware.
Ideal location, lots of space - would highly recommend
We had a wonderful week! The flats are as described and so easy to to commute around Barcelona by walking or transit. The property is very clean and well maintained. Quiet from the hustle and bustle. We felt safe. We would absolutely return and recommend this property. Thank you Karen!!!
The apartment's location in the city center is phenomenal! All of the major landmarks and monuments are easy to reach by foot or public transport. The apartments are big enough for 10 people. Comfortable beds, the terrace is bonus!
Would highly recommend this to all!
Karen was a great help for a big group of 10 of us. Everything we needed was in the apartments. The place was spacious, had all the amenities we needed and was superbly located. The terraces were great for relaxing, Enough space for everyone to stay comfortably just near Passeig de Gracia and minutes from Placa de Catalunya - would highly recommend this to all!
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Very nice, spacious apartments in a prime central location in Barcelona. Good condition and all as shown in pictures. Great common areas, comfortable and stylish.
2 metro stops from Barceloneta Beach (L4, the yellow one, from Urquinaona).
10 minutes by public transportation to Marbella, Icaria and Bogatell beaches
25 minutes by train to Sitges and Costa Daurada Beaches.
1 hour by bus or train to Costa Brava beaches.
20 minutes from el Prat Airport by taxi
1 hours by bus from Girona Airport
10 minutes by public transportation from Sants Train Station
10 minutes by taxi from Cruises Barcelona Terminal.
16 minutes walking from Renfe Passeig de Gracia station.
5 minutes walking to las Ramblas and Boqueria Market.
5 minutes walking to the narrow streets of the Gothic quarter and its sunny squares
5 minutes walking (or less) to Passeig de Gracia
15 minutes by public transportation to la Barceloneta Beach
By the corner of Plaza Urquinaona, a location second to none at the edge of the Gothic Area, and the more residential and grandiose Eixample area, allowing you to discover and explore the best of each of these neighborhoods and a mere 3-4 minute walk from the Plaça Catalunya, the most central point where you can get from the airport by public transport whether the train or the airbus.
Being only 3 streets to Passeig de Gràcia where you can discover and visit some of the most important Gaudi Masterpieces such as La Pedrera and Casa Batllo and 5 minutes walking to Las Ramblas and famous Boqueria Market and no more than 15 minutes to Barceloneta Beach.
Mass transportation options abound, there is a subway stop 2 minutes away, Urquinaona, L4, that takes you straight to Barceloneta Beach (only two stops away), and to the Council square, Plaça Sant Jaume and Barcelona´s History museum, and also L1 in Catalunya square where you can also have the Train and Ferrocarrils de la Generalitat (FGC) if you want to visit Sitges, Cadaques, etc, but the best is that most of the main attractions and and leisure places are close to the apartment, just walking around without need of car or public transport.