This apartment is in a convenient location with a lovely view from the balconies. I stayed there with 2 friends and found the apartment to be quite spacious, particularly the bathroom. It is located on a busy street, but we found it to be quiet enough for sleeping when we shut the windows and window coverings securely, although lighter sleepers may want to bring earplugs.
As mentioned by a previous reviewer, there are a few things in the apartment that are in need of repair. However, it's clear that these damages are the result of rowdy guests rather than negligent owners. As well, the damages are almost all cosmetic and did not impact the overall quality of our stay (ex: broken tile in kitchen, somewhat damaged lampshade on corner lamp in bedroom). That said, the showerhead definitely needs to be repaired. The showerhead itself works fine, but you can no longer attach it to the wall properly (the bracket piece is broken). The water pressure is quite strong and we had a good amount of hot water each day, but we found it difficult to get a decent shower with the showerhead in its current state. We managed to rig the showerhead up using hair elastics, which allowed us to shower well enough (but was certainly not ideal).
Although some guests may prefer additional amenities (ex: hairdryer), Melissa does live in the building and responded promptly to any requests that we had while staying there. All in all a great apartment and location for the price!
THis apartment met our needs. The location in Eixemple was good, close to the Metro and 1/2 hour walk to Las Ramblas. Melissa was great on communication and met us to show the around the place. And when we discovered that it wasn't equipped with basics like enough toilet paper and cloths to dry dishes, we contacted Melissa and she brought them over promptly. The building had a lift which was great and the apartment is a good size with good kitchen facilities. But after 6 weeks of renting apartments through trip advisor and air bnb this was the first without a hair dryer and an iron. And the apartment is not in good repair. The bathroom had a piece missing from the floor, and the shower head was not attached to the wall any more and an unpleasant smell. The lamp in the living room was ripped and the furniture was old ,chipped and needed repair.
So all told an average place.
The apartment was exactly as described. The location was great, especially being so close to the metro station. Salvador was very helpful and responded immediately to any questions that I had. The apartment is well maintained and very comfortable. I would definitely stay there again.
We spent 5 nights in this apartment the first week of January and couldn't wish for any better as it was perfect for our visit. There were four of us, parents and two teenager lads, and we loved how spacious the place was. The bedroom has got two single beds, bedside table and a wardrobe ( the only one in the apartment so we shared with kids), there's a sofa bed in the living room, rocking chair, small table and TV - all basic necessities! The sofa-bed is OK to share for two 'medium size' adults but might be tight for a plus size couple.
The kitchen is modern and well equipped but we hardly used it as there are plenty of delightful cafes, restaurants and eateries right at the doorstep. Why cook?!
What we loved about the place is that it is in the heart of Barcelona with Sangra Familia literally 5 min away and the Metro station round the corner. Small supermarket is next door to the building entrance as well. You can leisurely walk to La Pedrera and La Rambla. The area is the quintessence of Art Nouveau architecture and the apartment features reflect it.
The apartment is very secure and there's a lift in the building, no need to climb the stairs. Being on a busy road, it can be, though, a bit noisy at times.
The owner, Salvador is very friendly and helpful - responded immediately to our emails and gave a few useful tips regarding metro tickets.
All in all, if you come to explore and enjoy Barcelona, this apartment is great place to stay. Highly recommended!