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Feel the Local Atmosphere at the Very Centre

Sleeps2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 322 sq. ft.
Property type studio
Minimum Stay 3 - 4 nights

Overview

About the property

Studio, 1 Bedroom, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 2)

License HUTB-009936

Cute and fully refurbished studio at only 10 minutes walking to Plaza Cataluña or to the Ramblas, with great views of Sant Antoni market in the Eixample quarter . The studio is situated on the first floor (principal) of a building without elevator. Since the apartment faces the XIX century market the open views let the sun get through the balcony window in the morning and a pleasant light during the day.

The apartment has recently been refurbished, with high quality and modern but warm materials like microconcret and wooden floors. Fully equipped: full kitchen, dining area for two or four, washing machine, dryer, and a modern and comfortable bath-room. All details have been carefully chosen.

Sant Antoni neighborhood is a typical area where you can experience the real Barcelona life with a lot of places to eat “tapas” (especially at the new Ferran Adrià’s bar, only four blocks away), to have a good dinner or to drink a wonderful Spanish wine. This is not a tourist area (yet) prices are not crazy, the bakeries offer real bread and the hidden tapas bar are not fashioned or tricky. They have been here always. It's one of our local treasures.

We encourage guests to experience Ferran Adrià food performances. Try to make your own tapas in the small but well equipped kitchen. There is a temporary market just one block away, while St. Antoni market is being refurbished. There you can get all kind of fresh food or delicatessen items in the shops around the apartment. You'll get an extensive list of amazing places near it.

Furthermore, the location allows you to walk almost everywhere. Reach easily the city center from Plaça Catalunya and visit all the Gaudi's musts. Walk through the Raval and get to the Ramblas and Boqueria market. Walk through the theater district, Paral·lel, to the harbour and the marina promenade. Or walk up Montjuïc in a whole day of awesome museums and gardens.

Keywords: Studio, one room, one modern bathroom, close to the city center, safe neighborhood.

More Details

Owner
Mar Mellado
Member since: 2011
Speaks: english, french, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a day
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
October 15, 2017

About Mar Mellado

I'm from Barcelona and I love this city. I have always lived here.

One of my favorite hobbies is photography. I have a group of friends with the same interest and we usually go with our cameras to take pictures of our city; we discover every time new places unseen or despite we repeat places or neighborhoods we always find a new look of them.

Mar Mellado purchased this studio in 2010

Why Mar Mellado chose Eixample

I am a Barcelonian, I like this city very much and this part of the Eixample, the Sant Antoni neighborhood, is special because is a very local place just at 10 minutes walking from the center. The best tapas bar's are located in it, some of them at 2 or 4 blocks from the apartment. It's a very alive neighborhood with good restaurants, special and nice bars and wine shops where you'll enjoy as if you were a true Barcelonian. The ancient market, fromt the XIX Century is a nice architectonical piece just at a glance.

What makes this studio unique

Is a new and comfortable place, carefully refurbished. It is quiet, nice and has all the amenities you could need.

The neighborhood is full of interesting places to visit like the sunday old books market, restaurants, typical bars, tapas bars, theaters... The old city is only at 10 minuts by foot where there are the most interesting monuments and museums.

You can be a 'barcelonian' for some days spending time at the studio. It is located in a not 'turisty' place but at only few minutes walking for everything you can see in this city. I love the place and I'm sure our guests will enjoy it!

Amenities

Sant Antoni Studio Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • studio
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 322 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: Flexible / Check-out: Flexible
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Monument View
Theme:
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Telephone ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Nicely decorated, generous size
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Queen size Beds (1) Viscoelastic high quality mattress
Entertainment:
  • Books ...
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo ...
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
Suitability:
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • live theater
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • ruins
  • winery tours
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antiquing
  • boating
  • horseback riding
  • outlet shopping
  • photography
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • golf
  • mountain biking
  • racquetball
  • sailing
  • snowboarding
  • surfing
  • swimming
  • tennis
  • water skiing
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
Hair dryer, heater in the bathroom, iron, fan.

Reviews

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average rating of 4.869565 based on 92 reviews
Brantford, Ontario
5

Wonderful and Comfortable stay in Barcelona

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed a lovely stay at this apartment and would highly recommend it to travellers to Barcelona. The owner was very organized and prepared us very well to feel comfortable and informed about how to use all of the amenities in the apartment and about the local area. We found the apartment to be a lovely oasis to return to at the end of a busy day of sightseeing. The apartment was nicely situated for those who wish to walk or take the Metro to explore the city. The bed is comfortable, the availability of closets helped us get settled and the space was ideal for us as a couple. We really appreciated the convenience of having access to a washer and dryer in the apartment, which both worked very well. The apartment was clean and secure. Again, we would definitely recommend this apartment to other travellers coming to visit Barcelona and will stay again on our next trip.

Our sincere thanks to our great host.

  • Submitted: Jul 12, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

The absolutely best apartment location for a visit to Barcelona

  • 5 of 5

This is a very well-designed studio apartment with lots of thoughtful amenities to make it comfortable. We loved staying here and will definitely return the next time we're in Barcelona. There are plenty of restaurants within two blocks of the place, and you are in a quiet upper middle class neighborhood, an easy walk to many of the points of interest. There are crowds of visitors exploring Barcelona's Gothic Quarter, for example, so it's great to walk down, see the sights, and return to some tranquility, a meal and a bottle of wine. There are wine shops in the area, and a green grocer on virtually every other corner. And blessedly, there's a washer & dryer in the apartment. For a couple spending a week, this was just ideal.

  • Submitted: May 23, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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4

We were in the apartment one week and enjoyed it very much.

  • 4 of 5

We enjoyed the week in Barcelona and found our hosts most helpful with transportation advise and suggestions. You do have to be careful with the elevated bed.

  • Submitted: Apr 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Apr 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Recent traveler

  • 5 of 5

We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at this apartment.

It is situated in a quiet neighborhood with every amenity close at hand. The apartment is very secure, outfitted with everything a visitor needs, and the owner is very organized regarding recommendations for nearby restaurants, must see sights, etc.

Would recommend unequivocally.

One caveat: the very comfortable double bed is situated on a platform 10" or so above the rest of the apartment floor. Unless you take careful note of this, a nighttime trip to the bathroom can turn into an unexpected adventure into space walking.

  • Submitted: Sep 21, 2016
  • Stayed: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Pleasant Stay

  • 5 of 5

We stayed three nights in the apartment and couldn't have asked for a much better experience. The apartment was clean and had all of the amenities we could have wanted and made us feel safe and at home. Mar was very accommodating when we arrived late due to some airport troubles and even kept checking up on us to see if the airline had found our lost luggage. She also provided us with plenty of local tips for sight-seeing and eating which was much appreciated. The neighbourhood was also clean and the location was great, just a few minutes' walk to a handful of markets, plenty of good restaurants and a metro station. Would gladly stay again!

  • Submitted: Sep 8, 2016
  • Stayed: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Edmonton , Alberta, Canada
5

Comfortable stay

  • 5 of 5

My husband and I stayed for four nights in Mar's studio apartment. Communication with Mar was great, she was prompt and very helpful. She also provided a very detailed outline of things to do , where to eat in Barcelona which was appreciated. The pictures of the apartment are accurate. We somehow got lost and turned the wrong way coming in from the airport bus, but found our way ok. The airport bus is extremely conveniently located. Mar's brother met us at the apartment and was friendly and very helpful not only about Barcelona, but also about our trip afterwards up the Costa Brava. The apartment is very well situated to walk almost everywhere and the metro also is close. The apartment was extremely comfortable, clean ,and quiet and we felt very safe there. The bed was very comfortable. There was a big grocery store close by and several smaller corner stores and lots of places to eat out if you wanted. Our only sadness was that the market still is under construction. We certainly would recommend the apartment.

  • Submitted: Jul 6, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
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Map

Mercat de Sant Antoni
"Fresh food market, soon totally refurbished, it will be wonderful to visit"
Font Magica de Montjuïc
"Water, light and music, a nice experience"
La Boqueria
Quimet & Quimet
Palau Nacional
"One of the best Museum is in this Palace, the MNAC, one of the best romanesque art collectio..."
Museu Nacional d'Art de Catalunya (MNAC)
Tickets
Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art
"Beautiful building in an interesting area. Really near the apartment. The temporary exhibiti..."
Federal Cafe
Bar Calders
Fábrica Moritz - Centro Gastronómico
Las Ramblas
"Very touristy but interesting. Normally crowdy"
Plaça Catalunya
"The very center of the city at only 12 minutes walking!"
Barri Gòtic
"Get lost in the Gothic neighborhood. You'll love it!"
Plaça Reial
"Just from the Ramblas get one of the most beautiful squares in Barcelona. Amazing, beautiful..."
Montjuïc Castle
"Very near the apartment, Montjuïc hill is a nice place to walk. Plenty of parks, the MNAC mu..."
Palau de la Musica Catalana
"If you can listen to a concert in this Art Nouveau building you won't be able to forget the ..."
Passeig del Born
"El Born neighborhood (20 minutes walking from the apartment) is beside the Gothic. Walk it, ..."
Joan Miró Foundation
"Joan Miro's museum. Beautiful, the collection and the building, It is also in Montjüic hill...."
Basílica de Santa María del Mar
"You can walk from the apartment to this beautiful cathedral. The most beautiful in the city!!"
Nearest Point of Interest
Apartment
Nearest Point of Interest
Sant Antoni Market
Nearest Point of Interest
The Ramblas
Nearest Point of Interest
Catalunya Square
Nearest Point of Interest
Aerobus Stop
Nearest Point of Interest
Tickets tapas bar
Nearest Point of Interest
Fonts de Montjuic
Car: not necessary

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Rates & Availability

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Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $176.53
Final cleaning fee $70.61

Late check in fee after 9:00 pm - € 25

Payment is cash upon arrival

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.