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Art Nouveau 2 Bedroom in the Historic Eixample

Sleeps5
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Space 645 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Sunny-Elevator-Centric-Near Shopping, Transport-Beautiful Neighborhood

Description of the apartment -

· This quiet and comfortable 2 bedroom apartment is on the 6th floor of an 100-year-old modernist building. The floors are still the original colorful mosaic (a different design in every room), and the ceilings are 9 feet high. There is an elevator, air conditioning, central heating, and a full kitchen with granite countertops, dishwasher, pots & pans, dishes, etc. The living area has a dining table and chairs, a leather sofa bed, a 21-inch TV, DVDs and stereo. There is 1 full bathroom with toilet, sink, and half-bathtub with shower.

The building has a roof terrace, with tables and chairs, plenty of sunshine, and views to Sagrada Familia. Please note it is a shared terrace.

Description of location -

· The apartment is located in the beautiful Eixample, halfway between Gaudi's La Pedrera (also known as Casa Milà) on the Passeig de Gracia, and Gaudi's La Sagrada Familia, just a ten-minute walk from either one. Casa Amatller and Casa Batlló are at the same short distance as well. The Eixample district has the most beautiful Art Nouveau architecture in the city dating from the last half of the XIX century.

There are many cafes, restaurants, tapas bars, and shops in the neighborhood also. Almost all buildings in the area are at least 100 years old. The 115-year-old Market of La Concepció, where you can do your grocery shopping in a traditional setting, is just 200 meters from the apartment. This market has fresh meat, produce, and cheeses, similar to the more famous Boqueria market, but less crowded and does not have some of the more exotic things.

The Eixample is recommended as a convenient location to see the different sight around the city, but not as crowded as the Old City. You can get a taste of real local life.

Transportation -

· There is a bus stop (for 8 different bus lines) on the corner right by the apartment that will take you to almost all the places of interest in the city, if you don't feel like walking. The city buses are nice and modern, and run often. The apartment is also less than 5 minutes walking from the metro station of Verdaguer, on both the yellow and blue lines. One stop away is the upscale shopping street, Passeig de Gracia, though you can easily walk there from the apartment. Three stops away is Plaza Catalunya (the very center of the city and also walkable) and the start of Las Ramblas, and the beaches are just five stops away. Four stops away you have the Old Cathedral and the Picasso Museum. There is also a parking garage close to the apartment, although renting a car in Barcelona is not recommended.

About the management -

· We are a family company and we manage our own holiday apartments or furnished homes in three cities: 20 in Barcelona (Spain), 7 in Istanbul (Turkey) and 2 in Dallas (Texas, US)

More Details
Registration Number : HUTB-001303

Owner
Lauren and Fernando Negre
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english, spanish, russian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 3, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

Dear Marcela, Lauren and Fernando



Just to say many thanks for a very pleasant stay in your apartment.



We were very comfortable and felt very at home. We have stayed in several holiday apartments and this was the best equipped we have stayed in.



You were very accommodating about letting us arrive in the morning and leave in the evening and this made things very much easier for us.



If we come back to Barcelona I am sure that we will arrange our accommodation through yourselves.



With very best wishes
Nov 2008
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Amenities

Dreta de l'Eixample Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 5
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 645 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 5
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Elevator
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom - toilet , combination tub/shower , Tub is a mini-tub, size of a shower, ok for bathing children
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 5
  • Double Beds (1), Twin or Single Beds (2), Baby Cribs (1) on request, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) new leather double sofa-bed
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • Babysitter
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • sailing
  • swimming
Notes:
safe box

Reviews

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Art Nouveau 2 Bedroom in the Historic Eixample
average rating of 3.8 based on 29 reviews
5

Very nice

  • 5 of 5

Great location, no hassles, and nice apartment for three people.

  • Submitted: Mar 18, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Dear Alan, thank you for your kind words. We are very glad that your stay was enjoyable, and that we were able to accommodate your needs. You were great guests - clean and polite, and left the apartment in a great condition. Welcome any time! Thank you.
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Great Location

  • 4 of 5

Apartment was spacious and had all the amenities. Great location close to metro and walking distance to Sagrada Familia. We recommend it and would stay there again.

  • Submitted: Sep 7, 2017
  • Stayed: Aug 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Some charm and dirt

  • 3 of 5

It was okay. We had just arrived from Madrid where our apartment was spotless and the beds were relatively new. It took sometime to adjust to a dirty sponge, dirty floors and uncomfortable beds.

This was a good location in Barcelona (away from Las Ramblas) and only a 10 - 15 minute walk to Sagrada Familia. As far as I could tell this was run by a management company who had several apartments in the building. We did have someone to contact if there was a problem and he responded by text quickly. However, no one actually came to repair the problem. He did give us access to another room to store our luggage the last day because our train was leaving two hours after check out and that was extremely helpful.

The interior stairs of the building had dog poop on them for several days. The apartment itself had uncomfortable beds, a toilet in a room that could not fit anything besides the toilet (you must be slender to utilize the toilet and close the door), and dirty floors. We were given one roll of toilet paper for 4 people for 5 nights and an old dirty sponge.

If you don't want to spend too much money and you'd like to stay in a place that has character (the floor tiles are cool) and you don't mind it being a bit dirty - this is a good option.

  • Submitted: Aug 1, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Not happy

  • 1 of 5

I booked this place for 5 nights - I stayed one night and moved to a hotel. While the location was fine, the place was so noisy that I thought people were entering the place in the middle of the night. I awoke at 6am to screaming children as well. In addition, the appliances in the kitchen ( stove, microwave ) did not work. The toilet area was so small, that only a small child could use it and I am not an overweight person. Shower area was fine. As I was on vacation and would rely on the internet to research places to visit, buy tickets etc, all 4 of the networks available were so slow or dropped your connection - BEYOND FRUSTRATING IN TODAY'S WORLD - USELESS. Beds were hard and linens were obviously old. All this in one evening made for the obvious need to change to a hotel and save my vacation. Barcelona was awesome this place wasn't. So glad I decided to move on.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Badly managed. No wifi.

  • 1 of 5

The mysterious Eduardo didn't ever appear despite the fact I requested a light bulb in the second bedroom. The wifi only worked in the hallway by the front door because the modem is outside the apartment. The beds weren't great and the toilet smelled of urine. Definitely looked better in the photos.

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

great location. comfortable. air conditioning and rooftop terrace.

  • 4 of 5

It was too hot to enjoy the rooftop deck very often but we went up there a few times for sangria and tapas. The beds were comfy but the second bedroom is tiny. Perhaps more suitable for children. The door to the toilet room wouldn't stay shut so you need to hold it! We loved the old historical building and cool tile floor. But of course the excellent location is the most important thing in Barcelona!! Neighborhood is quiet allowing sleep. Watch your bags like a hawk. We had one stolen at the train station and a cell phone snatched at an outdoor cafe.

  • Submitted: Jul 5, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
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Map

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
El Prat, (BCN)
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Pg de Gràcia-Aragó
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Barceloneta Beach
Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $50

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.