Booked to stay over two nights.arrived on the 27th November 2012 and got there at 7.25pm knowing there was an extra charge if arriving after 8pm.
It was raining cats and dogs but still took three telephone calls to get a person to let us in the apartment 20 minutes later.
Felt hustled as I booked using my credit card and was told I had to pay in full €160 on top of the €34 deposit on my card.
Frog marched to the cash machine to take out the money in the rain.
The apartment looks exactly like the pictures. Small but cute.
It was so cold I had to get the blanket off the bed then due to no heating had to go to bed straight after eating out.
Windows are single glazed which is a joke as it doesn't block out any noise from the street below.
Despite wearing wax earplugs I was kept up all night.
Shouting from the street then what I. Can only describe as a street cleaner for an hour then at five am the bin men before the shouting at six.
Closed the bedroom door to separate the rooms and it would not open fully as it slides back into the wall but got stuck. On ringing the reception they simply said its fine and they would fix it after we left.
Got no sleep what so ever so after walking around all day decided to leave and book into a hotel.
On checking out I was was asked why to inform them it was too cold and noisy.
They simply said oh ok just leave they key. No mention of any form of a refund so it ended up costing €190 for one night. That's without the extra €50 for the hotel.
Please bare in mind there is the €50 mandatory cleaning fee on top of prices and only book if you can sleep in a cardboard box in a busy street.( that's how it felt.)
I can't warn people enough and I am also worried they will take the deposit charge of €150 off my credit card even though I left it in exactly the way it was on arrival.
Do not trust them and I recommend a hotel since its only really a large room which is divided into four spaces oh and did I mention only single glazing that offers no noise insulation what so ever.
It does look cute as in the photos but walk up a tiny stair case three floors then take strong sleeping pills and wear earplugs oh and finally if you go in winter take thermal underwear to wear in the apartment.
- Also Known As:
- La Casa De L'Argent Barcelona, Catalonia