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Art Nouveau Barcelona Apartment, on Valencia St.

Sleeps4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights

Overview

About the property

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Description of the apartment -

· Beautiful and bright 2 bedroom apartment on the top (6th) floor of an 100-year-old modernist building, renovated outside and inside. The apartment still has the original ceilings with artistic moldings, mosaic floors (a different design in every room), and original woodwork on the doors and windows. There is an elevator, air conditioning, central heating, and a full kitchen with granite countertop, pots & pans, dishes, etc. One full bathroom with shower, toilet, sink. The living room has a dining table and chairs, a sofa bed with an additional 175cm pull-out bed, a 21-inch TV, DVDs, etc. The apartment fits up to 6 although an occupancy of 4 would be the ideal for the size.

The building's roof terrace is just upstairs from the apartment, 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 small family company. Lauren is from Dallas, TX and Fernando is from Barcelona, Spain. We currently run 16 holiday apartments in Barcelona, 6 in Istanbul, Turkey, and 2 furnished homes in Dallas. We apply our same high standards in every country.

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More Details

Owner
Lauren and Fernando Negre
Member since: 2003
Speaks: english, spanish, russian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
July 19, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

The accommodations and location are perfect. Every detail taken care of left us that much more time to spend with family and enjoy the wonderful sights of Barcelona. Thank you for your great kindness and generosity

Susannah, Gary, Joshua and Noah

Tampa, Florida
Dec 2009
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Amenities

Eixample Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 4:00 PM / Check-out: 11:30 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Computer Available ...
  • Elevator
  • Garage ...
  • Linens Provided
  • Mobile Phone ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Double Beds (1) 140x200cm, Twin or Single Beds (2) 90x200cm, Baby Cribs (1) on request, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2)
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library
Outside:
  • Deck / Patio ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • sailing
  • swimming
Notes:
central heating, toaster, tea kettle, coffeemaker, iron, ironing board, hair-dryer, double-glazed windows

Reviews

Excellent! 4.3/5 -
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Art Nouveau Barcelona Apartment, on Valencia St.
average rating of 4.2608695 based on 37 reviews
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Misleading photos of a very basic and unclean apartment

  • 2 of 5

Stayed at this property for 7 nights in June with my husband and best friend, booked it based on the photos advertised and the reviews. We paid same as we would in a 4 star hotel and didn't get any of the benefits we were hoping for . The apartment is very dirty and not maintained , towels are stained rags and the kitchen amenities are old and dirty as well ,so you can't really use them , other than the washer dryer machine . The washroom is a joke and yes I know this is Europe and rooms are smaller , I was born and lived in Europe for 24 years and still travel every year but this has to be the worst washroom ever. The toilet is leaking non stop ,we asked for it to be fixed, and we were told this is normal for Spanish toilets ?! It is not as this is not my first time in Spain. The property comes with free internet, that would be great if it actually worked , and it didn't so we had to rely on the internet from the the creperie place down stairs . It also stated one time maintenance and cleaning during our stay , that didn't happen as well. You can't enjoy the rooftop terrace as it is scorching hot, and no shade anywhere, also no-one is maintaining it as well. The only positive thing is the location of the property, very close to the main attractions in Barcelona some are walking distance ,some are short cab ride. We loved Barcelona and we'll be back again but not at this property. I would understand the experience if it was cheap to stay there so the expectations are low , but like I said we paid same ,if not more than a hotel ,and didn't get to enjoy. Suggestion to the management or the owner, this place can be What you advertise it to be, if you only maintain it and clean it properly. Dust everywhere filthy walls and floors makes for an uncomfortable stay in your place .

  • Submitted: Jun 21, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The location is great and we loved the roof terrace! The apartment is ok

  • 3 of 5

Ok apartment but needs some care and renovation. Very small bathroom. The kitchen needs better, more equipment

  • Submitted: May 24, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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Great location, AC worked great. Internet not as well. Safe didn't work for us.

  • 3 of 5

Older building - apartment could be a bit cleaner.

  • Submitted: May 18, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
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A Good Stay

  • 4 of 5

A charming apartment very close to the Metro system and within walking distance of the Sagrada Familia. The place was clean and met all our needs - very comfortable. It was also close to some good restaurants and cafes. Unfortunately, it was quite noisy at night - traffic, people at nearby cafes, rooftop noise. But overall, I would recommend it.

  • Submitted: Apr 24, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
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Great stay & lovely apartment

  • 5 of 5

Really enjoyed our time here. The apartment is perfect for a city stay: in the heart of it all and close to many of the most popular attractions. Beds are comfy and the roof terrace is lovely. Prompt communications from lovely hosts too. Totally recommended for an authentic stay in Barcelona.

  • Submitted: Dec 5, 2016
  • Stayed: Nov 2016
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A nice place to stay

  • 4 of 5

The furnishings are simple but quite adequate. Although on the fourth floor, there is some traffic noise. The lighting isn't sufficient for reading at night. But overall, I would recommend it. Convenient to La Sagrada Familia and to the metro system.

  • Submitted: Nov 3, 2016
  • Stayed: Oct 2016
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Map

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

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Rates & Availability

Eixample Apartment Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
High Season
May 1 2017 - Aug 31 2017
3 night minimum stay
$135
$825
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
$112
$690
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add $12 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $55

Please note during our highest rental seasons (June 1- August 1), we charge a minimum rate of 3 people per night.

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.
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