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This unique property offered for long term rentals and home exchanges is located in the old city of Barcelona, at 50 meters from the Palau de la Música Catalana, 200 meters from Plaça de Catalunya and 300 meters from the cathedral. It is accessed by walking to the main attractions . The area is well connected and has all amenities .
This spectacular property has 160 square meters and 3.5 meters high . It consists of a large completely open main space of 85 square meters , a large hall , two double bedrooms, two bathrooms and a study room .
Please note that the main floor is located in an old building which is equivalent to a second floor and no lift
The kitchen consists of a large work island that occupies the central space. The furniture , located in the side wall integrates the fridge and the freezer . It has an industrial hood. In the rear of the kitchen there is a washing machine and a pantry. Equipped also with all kinds of small appliances.
All exterior woodwork is triple glass thermo acoustics.
The master bedroom has a double bed and the second bedroom has twin beds that can be adapted as appropriate. There are two slate bathrooms , one with bath and one with shower.
The furniture that integrates housing is from recognized design firms .
This property has been published in various specialized media of architecture and design. The pavement is made by hydraulic floor (mosaic ) except for the bathrooms which are of slate, wooden ceiling and beams except for the master bedroom which is covered and painted with original drawings .
All of this has been maintained as it was originally and rehabilitated what was damaged. The furniture of kitchen, bathrooms, living , dining and bedrooms is very contemporary . The result is a large space where the ancient and the modern coexist in harmony factually .
The house is painted with ecological paint , has high speed internet access , air conditioning and gas heating with two independent circuits and two thermostats , one for the main open-plan and one for the rooms.
Water circuit equipped with particulate and anti-calc filters.
The apartment is well appointed with kitchen pot/pans, coffee maker, blender, etc. It also has a washer and dryer which work perfectly. Arrangements with Judit were easy; and when we checked into the apartment David was very helpful about the apartment and where everything was and how the air conditioning worked. He also had a wealth of information for us - where the closeset grocery store was, what sights not to miss, etc. (Judit was out of town).
The apartment itself is in a great location. We walked to everything. We loved being in the El Borne neighborhood, very close to many great restaurants, the Rambla and the Barri Gothic area. The beds are comfortable (we didn't use the 2nd bedroom) and having 2 bathrooms saved us time getting ready (the wall between the two bathrooms does not extend all the way up to the ceiling, but it wasn't an issue for us). This is a great apartment with plenty of room. I would recommend to stay here.
We enjoyed our stay in Barcelona at this apartment.
Judit did a great intro to us at the apartment. She also helped us arrange an early morning taxi.
It is well equipped, yet we never really used the kitchen.
We enjoyed the quick access to the metro and walking distance to other areas.
The washing machine worked well. We enjoyed the couch and chairs as well as the large tables to plan our days.
Per some of the other comments, there are oddities. Partial walls between bathrooms, no A/C in the 2nd bedroom, and small beds in the 2nd room.
All-in-all a great experience.
This is a stylish, well equipped apartment located within easy walking distance to most major sights and shopping. All arrangements through Judit were friendly and professional including help locating police after my wallet was pick-pocketed!
We had a couple of issues with the apartment which might be useful for others to know. As others have mentioned it is on a busy road so leaving windows open at night is not an option & the second bedroom has no aircon so got quite hot. The master bedroom has no door and is open to the entry way which means you can hear people coming and going at different times or using the kitchen. The second bedroom has 2 single beds which are probably 'normal' size but were too small for our young adult sons (both around 6'3 so clearly not an issue for everyone) so one slept on the couch which was very comfortable. And finally the layout of the bathrooms doesn't allow for very much privacy. The wall separating the 2 rooms is only a 3/4 wall so while you can't see what's happening in the other bathroom you can certainly hear everything that's going on! Depending on who you're traveling with this may or may not be an issue for you.
I don't want to sound negative about the apartment as we really enjoyed our stay in a great space in a wonderful location.
After a brief 2014 long weekend stay, I brought my family back for a 5 night visit in June 2015. Judit was an incredible host...very helpful again. It is hard to overstate the convenience of the location and the proximity to a key crossing point on the metro line. The kids had a wonderful time enjoying the neighborhood and using this great property to explore a fabulous city. And this time we actually made use of the well-kitted kitchen to enjoy a quieter Saturday night meal at home and breakfasts in the comfort of the apartment. We are already looking forward to our return!
Four of us stayed here for a week in May. It was very easy communicating with Judith; she was very responsive. She arranged for cabs to pick us up and drop us off at the apartment. She also had many restaurant recommendations. The apartment is on a very busy street but, with the air conditioning on, noise was not an issue. While the lighting in the living room was dim, we did not find it to be so terrible -- and we are used to very bright lights. There are several flights of stairs to climb to the apartment and there is no elevator so this is not suitable for those unable to walk up. Since the shower in the master bathroom did not have a glass partition or curtain, lots of water ended up on the floor; we decided to shower in the second bathroom to prevent this. Also, we ran out to buy shampoo and soap for the bathrooms. However, these negatives did not detract from our overwhelmingly positive experience in the apartment. It is in a terrific location for sightseeing, walking, the Gothic Quarter, Barceloneta, etc. We would definitely stay here again.
We stayed for three days and was amazing. We enjoyed a lot the walks in the Gothic area, bars and restaurants but we also cooked and spent time in a very nice apt with european style.
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31 night minimum stay
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