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Eric Vokel Boutique Apartments - BCN Suites
Ranked #20 of 736 Specialty Lodging in Barcelona
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Reviewed September 29, 2012

We stayed on the first floor in a two bedroom apartment facing the street. From the pictures on the website we were expecting a small balcony, but this apartment did not have one. Also one of the bedrooms was very small. This was a little disappointing. They should really point these things out in the description on the website.

Apart from that the apartment was very nice. Everything is quite new and it has almost everything you will need. I will mention a few things though: There wasn't enough toiletpaper, shampoo, dishwashing tablets and the like. I wish they would provide more so you didn't have to get these things yourself.
Note that the free Wi-Fi is very unstable, so don't expect it to be of much use.

Location is close to two metrostations so it is quite easy to get around town.
A lot of small restaurant and bars in the neighborhood. The Sagrada Familia is only a 5-10 minutes walk. However that is the only attraction close by. You will need to go by metro or bus for most other things in the city.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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ericvokelbcn, Director de Recepción at Eric Vokel Boutique Apartments - BCN Suites, responded to this reviewResponded November 13, 2012

Dear OsoThank you very much for your comment.

Thank appreciate the tranquility of this building, located in a pedestrian street almost.

We are terribly sorry that you missed a balcony, feel free to discuss it at your next visit, we will do our best to meet it.

We also feel that the room seems small, the apartment has 70metros square, with two bedrooms, two bathrooms, a dining room and a fully equipped kitchenette.

The cleaning kit is welcome, as the gel. We leave it as a courtesy for the first days. since the concept of Eric Vokel is to be your home, but always leave something for the first day does not have to go in a hurry to buy. But if we had said we would have been encontados of propocionarle, more soap, paper, soap for the dishwasher or washing machine, or anything else you might need and we could provide.

Sorry you had problems with the wifi, at the entrance of the building have a free computer for guests. Similarly if we said we reset the wifi and a give you cable to connect to your computer as the land line never fails.

Hope to see you soon both Barcelona and Madrid.

Best Regards,

Raquel Pérez.

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Reviewed September 11, 2012

Whenever possible we rent apartments when we travel. More often than not we rent from owners as opposed to staying in apartment hotels. We stayed here for 4 nights and I would describe the apartment (2 bed, 2 bath) as efficient. Our unit showed signs of age. The main bedroom was roomy enough with some shelving and with a safe. The ensuite bath was smallish, the shelf in the shower to hold shampoo/soap was almost falling off the wall, good water pressure & lots of hot water. Towels were fewer than I expected (not even a hand towel in the second bathroom). The front desk staff were helpful helping me figure out the coffee maker (I bought the wrong size pods) and with booking a cab to the airport. Kitchen / bath starting kit was good. It only took us 5 minutes to walk to Sagrada Familia, 30 minutes to walk to Picasso Museum. I would deem the size OK for 2 adults/2 kids. We were surprised by the street noise so ear plugs required. We had lunch at the restaurant on the same street (El Portico) it was reallly good food & good price!

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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ericvokelbcn, Director de Recepción at Eric Vokel Boutique Apartments - BCN Suites, responded to this reviewResponded November 13, 2012

Dear Valmika. Thank you very much for your comment.

We love having satisfied customers like you and share this experience on TripAdvisor.

We hope to see you soon by Eric Vökel Madrid or Barcelona.

Best Regards,

Raquel Pérez.

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Reviewed September 5, 2012

we stayed in Eric Vokel Boutique Apartments - BCN Suites for 2 days.we had no problem to use the automatic check-in,in fact it was very easy.we found the apartment clean and spacious,very comfortable for 4 persons,as there were 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms.overall a nice apartment.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with friends
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ericvokelbcn, Gerente at Eric Vokel Boutique Apartments - BCN Suites, responded to this reviewResponded November 21, 2012

Dear guest,

Thank you for your review, we loved hear that you had a great stay with us.

Thank you also for mentioned the easy and fast use of our automatic check-in machine.

Hope to see you back again!

Kindest Regards from Barcelona,

Alexandre Petignot

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Reviewed September 3, 2012

9 of us stayed in 2 apartments in early August 2012 for 2 nights pre-cruise and 1 night post cruise a few weeks later. We stayed at the BCN Suites and stayed 3rd floor and and 1st floor. The apartments were very clean; reception staff was fantastic as we had alot of questions and requests and they helped with all; lockers were very helpful as we arrived very early and prior to check in. The only few things (really not complaints) to note was there was if you are very tall (6'4") you won't really fit in the room that has the single beds and will need to sleep in larger room and the 1st floor we had for one night didn't have a balcony like the 3rd floor apartments. If you like a balcony then you should ask ahead of time.
We arranged transportation from airport to Eric Vokel with the hotel and the same on the return and it was really convenient specially since we were so many. They made all the arrangements for us.

This location was about a 10 minute walk to metro station for L4 (yellow/orange). The metro station is Verdaguer and very easy to get around. It is a 10 minute walk to Sagrada Familia.

The area in the hotel is in is good and a bit quieter than a busy tourist location. There is a grocery store very near the hotel to get any thing you need.

Breakfast coupons were provided to us to go around the corner to a restaurant (can't remember the name) but the staff was great there and included was: toast/coffee/croissant. It was perfect to start the morning and could sit outside.

We would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with friends
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ericvokelbcn, Director de Recepción at Eric Vokel Boutique Apartments - BCN Suites, responded to this reviewResponded November 13, 2012

Dear Karen . Thank you very much for your comment.

We love having satisfied customers like you and share this experience on TripAdvisor.

We regret that the second time I had no balcony and will miss him.

Appreciate your positive feedback to all the reception team, it is a pleasure for us to help our customers.

We like to know who has been so pleased with the shuttle we have organized for you.

We hope to see you soon by Eric Vökel Madrid or Barcelona.

Best Regards,

Raquel Pérez.

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Reviewed August 24, 2012

I stayed with Eric Vokel for 2 months and was very happy with my choice....clean on arrival, well decorated, feels very new, well located. The best part is their staff - they have great people working their reception. So friendly, helpful and if there ever is a problem they fix it straight away with a smile. There automatic check in machine for people that arrive past 6pm is really straight forward and easy to use and if it happens to not work (as it did in my case) then there's a phone right next to it to dial someone for help. Highly recommend.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with friends
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ericvokelbcn, Gerente at Eric Vokel Boutique Apartments - BCN Suites, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2012

Dear guest,

Thank you so much for a such review, we are glad to hear that you loved your long stay in our apartments.

We are happy you mentioned you stayed with us for a long time, it could be very helpful for future guest knowing that the apartments are a good option for short trips as for long stays.

Thank you also for mentioned the good job of our staff.

We hope to welcoming you back in the future.

Kindest Regards from Barcelona,

Alexandre Petignot

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Reviewed August 21, 2012

We have just got back from a four night stay at the BCN suites and had a fab time! We had originally booked for the Industria suites but a couple of days before our trip we had an email saying that they were going to have to change our accommodation as there was a problem with the air conditioning at the Industria suites so we ended up at the BCN suites but it was a great location for us and our two children - about two minutes walk to supermarkets and little shops and around 3-4 minutes walk to the Sagrada Familia where there are loads of restaurants and shops etc. close to the Verdaguer metro too ( about 5 mins walk) The automatic check in process was fine and the receptionists always friendly and helpful. The apartment was great - we stayed in a two bedroom two bathroom one - the decor was lovely and we loved the quirky wall ! The air condioning was great and the washing machine was v useful. We would definitely stay again - ideal for kids if you are thinking of staying here. The only drawback was noise from other apartments - whoever was above us was very noisy walking and running around but it wasn't a problem as you have to put up with that when staying in apartments but it didn't spoil anything and as I said we would definitely return.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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ericvokelbcn, Gerente at Eric Vokel Boutique Apartments - BCN Suites, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2012

Dear guest,

First of all we want to apologize the fact that we had to change you to another address due to problems with the air conditioning. This summer we had high temperatures and the air conditionings were working hard which caused some problems that we couldn't fix in one or two days.

By the way we are glad that you loved the other address (same area, same services, same design). Thank you for the perfect description of the area you did (shops, restaurants, Sagrada Familia, metro, ...).

We hope to welcoming you back in the future and do not hesitate to discover our new apartments in Madrid.

Kindest Regards,

Alexandre Petignot

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Reviewed August 16, 2012

We got upgraded (without asking) to their premier suite which constituted of a well sized living / dining, kitchenette, bed, bath and large outdoor balcony. The room was spotless with all the mod-cons (including washer / dryer). The room was tastefully decorated with rugs and a very comfy sofa. The view was of the building next door, but the balcony still got a lot of sun. After a long drive and a hectic holiday around Spain, this was the perfect place to unwind and relax.

The location was good - there were some nice cafe's nearby and the Sagrada Familia was within walking distance. The breakfast was actually at a nearby cafe rather than in hotel and it was decent without being amazing.

The staff were very helpful throughout. They helped with maps and suggesting tourist routes and booking restaurants.

Overall we were very happy with our stay at BCN.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled with family
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ericvokelbcn, Gerente at Eric Vokel Boutique Apartments - BCN Suites, responded to this reviewResponded August 28, 2012

Dear guest,

Thank you so much for your review, we are proud to hear that you loved the upgrade to our best apartment (Premium penthouse) which has a big terrace to enjoy Barcelona during the summer.

We are so happy to see that you really enjoyed your stay with us and you mentioned the good job of our staff helping you with tourist matters.

Hope you will come back again.

Kindest Regards from Barcelona,

Alexandre Petignot

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Address: Grassot 4, 08025 Barcelona, Spain
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Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona
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Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
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Ranked #20 of 736 Specialty Lodging in Barcelona
Price Range: $75 - $277 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Eric Vokel Boutique Apartments - BCN Suites 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Eric Vokel was born in Copenhagen. Architecture and design are his life. He regularly works with major Nordic design studios and during one of his trips stopped off in Barcelona: he was captivated by its architecture, culture and Mediterranean colour. Such was the impact the city had on him that he decided to stay and carry out his latest project: Eric Vokel Boutique Apartments. Each of the apartments has been personally designed and decorated by Eric in a style that is a unique mix of functionality and the beauty of Nordic design with all the creativity and spontaneity of Mediterranean design. ... more   less 
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