We hadn't originally elected to stay at Sant Jaume Apartments but at the last minute Apartments in Barcelona company contacted us to see if we minded moving. Carrer Jaume (Jaume St) was more centrally located than our first choice so we didn't mind at all, and the accommodation is new and tastefully decorated.
The street noise was a real factor though (we were on first floor) and we had to drown out the sound of party people at all hours, building/construction/rubbish collection and traffic using iPods and television.
The bathroom here was huge, built with lots of natural stone characteristic of much of the city's architecture, and the kitchen was well equipped with all the facilities we would expect from a self contained apartment.
From this location we were able to walk to La Ramblas, the Barcelonetta Waterfront, and lots of incredible art museums and galleries, including Dali and Picasso. Excellent restaurants and bars just steps away. The tiny laneways all around this location are amazing - you can explore for a long time and never see it all! Things open and close up at all hours.
The only thing to bear in mind is when trying to find the apartments, you need to enter from a small alley off Jaume St, there is no door on this street. The metro is station is only about 15 metres away so if you come by train, don't run past it and miss it (as we did)!
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