Apartment, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2-4)
Hello, I am Derek, a freelance European Tour Director and a Londoner.
Owner purchased this Apartment in 1998
Why Owner chose Eixample
This is an easy question! I chose to live on Passeig de Gracia as it is 'THE' address in Barcelona. Passeig de Gracia is the most elegant and most central avenue of the city. Having lived for two years on Passeig de Gracia, loving every minute of the sheer ease of living within walking distance of everything and being in the heart of such a wonderful city, I decided to buy another apartment, this lovely studio loft in 1998. My original home on Passeig de Gracia is listing 11323 which is also on VRBO. This studio had everything I wanted: The right location, a beautiful period building, unusual ceiling features and a magnificent view of the city.
What makes this Apartment unique
I often stay at this flat when in Barcelona. This is in the middle of everything - a perfect location. Diagonally opposite is Barcelona's main department store with an extremely well stocked supermarket with wet fish counter, butcher , greengrocer and fruiterer - all the best products opposite my studio loft. Arrival and departure is also fantastically easy, I feel spoilt! The Airbus to the airport departs and arrives just outside El Corte Ingles, the above mentioned department store - in other words, opposite the flat. The new Apple store is just next door. When staying here, I very rarely use transport of any kind as I can walk everywhere. In the summer months, the beach is just a 10 minute(if that) metro ride away.
100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
In the Heart of Barcelona
Great location so easy to navigate Barcelona this area. A very comfortable place for two.
Thank you so much Janet. I am pleased you enjoyed your stay and found it so convenient.
Perfect apartment in Barcelona
We went Dereks apartment and we had a great time there. The place is simply perfect. Right next to Plaza Cataluya, nearby La Rambla, Batlló House, La Pedrera House, nice restaurants, shops etc.
The apartment is very cozy, with a great view to Agbar Tower. It has everything you need.
Derek is a great host, he responds to your messages very quickly.
I would defetnely go back there if I travel to Barcelona again.
Heart of Passeig De Gracia
We loved staying at Derek's apartment. It is centrally located and walking distance to sites and the metro. The building from the outside is on a busy street but once you get insides, it's incredibly quiet. The bed and the blankets are incredibly cozy, and the exposed beams are lovely. We were very comfortable and happy! We would most definitely recommend staying here!
Thank you so much for your kind words Sheila. I am so pleased you enjoyed your stay.
Location was everything. This was the perfect spot in Barcelona. It also was the perfect size for the two of us. The property provided us with a place to sleep, to put up out feet, to do laundry, to store food and drinks, to access WiFi, and to have invigorating showers. It was also very secure. Highly recommend this location rental.
Thank you so much for your kind words. I am pleased you both enjoyed your stay in Barcelona.
We rented this place knowing Plaça Catalunya is the transportation center for Barcelona. What we couldn’t get to on foot, was a short Metro or bus distance away. The flat was perfect for our needs . The kitchen is not really designed for cooking, so if you have plans of buying local ingredients and cooking meals it might not work for you. If you are mostly eating breakfast and heating up food it is more than adequate. The bed was comfortable, and although there was a little street noise, it was muted and never a bother. The shower was in a tub, so someone with mobility problems might have difficulty getting in and out. The water pressure was good. There was both a toilet and bidet, which I always appreciate.
We had a little problem with the AC, which turned out to be our problem. Hercles came in short order to help us out. The building is locked with a door man, so we always felt secure.
The flat perfectly met our needs
Thank you. I am pleased you enjoyed your stay in the flat in Barcelona.
Best location in Barcelona
The studio apartment is perfect for a couple. It had everything we needed. The best part was the location, on Plaza de Catalunya. The Aerobus dropped is off a minute away. Grocery store across the road. Walking distance to many of the areas we wanted to see. Easy access to metro and city buses. Derek was very helpful when at one point we thought we might need a doctor. He also recommended a guide for us, who was very knowlegeable and very nice. We had a perfect week.
Thank you so much for your kind words and I am pleased you enjoyed your stay. Please come back one day.
The Very Heart of The City. Walking distance to most sights. Passeig de Gracia - Barcelona's most elegant Avenue, Barrio Gotico and Las Ramblas.
This is the very Heart of the City. Best Location.