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“Excellent for a weekend getaway”
Review of Lugaris Beach

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Lugaris Beach
Ranked #14 of 736 Specialty Lodging in Barcelona
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 21, 2013

Lugaris was perfect for a two-night weekend away, but any longer and we'd start missing towel-changing and room-cleaning service. However, this we knew and that's why there were no disappointments with our stay.
Most things have been mentioned in previous reviews. Here're a couple that mattered to us.
On the plus side:
Location is great - only 5-7 minute walk from Poblenou metro station (yellow line 4), which is 5 or 6 stops away from Jaume I, the Old Town. As we only had hand luggage we decided not to take taxi from the airport. We bought T10 travel cards (a carnet of 10 tickets, which can be used on the airport train as well!), got on the train, 25 minutes later we are in Passeig de Gracia, there we changed over to metro and 30 minutes later we are in the apartment. Taxi from the Old Town at night is about 10 euros.
The flat is in a brand new apartment building, just opposite the beach. I think half of the building is still vacant and for rent/sale. There's a big-ish grocery shop on the way to apartment, so we stocked up on wine and basic breakfast suppllies.
The flat is tiny, probably more fair to class it as a decent size hotel suite rather than flat. But for 2 ppl it's perfect. All new and clean - plates/glasses, dishwasher, nice big fridge - just what we'd expected.
What we didn't like:
They advertise free wi-fi. There's wi-fi in theory, but the signal is so weak and only available in one corner of the flat that it's not fair to even say they have wi-fi. Annoyed me more that it didn't work than if it wasn't available at all.
Minor thing: the shower is good, but the bathtub (where shower is) is tiny and there's no rubber mat to put in it. It gets very slippery and it won't be long before someone slips in the shower, bangs one's head and sues Lugaris for it. Quite rightly too! I mentioned it when we were checking out and hopefully they'll sort it out.
Only 2 bath towels. Quite well-used/cheap ones. For two nights' stay it was enough, but any longer and I'd feel we need more/better/cleaner towels.
Other than that - everything was fine, so even these two niggles won't put us off chosing Lugaris for short trips to Barcelona. Still give it five stars!

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 17, 2013

If you like a city but want to see its real inhabitants and its real way of life, you need to be here. Lugaris Sea is in Poble Nou, a former fishing village, now incorporated in Barcelona. You are 3 minutes from the Bogatell beach and 10 minutes (shortest walk) or 15/20 minutes (walk over The Rambla del Poble Nou) from the metrostation Poble Nou. We also walked from Lugaris to the city centre (1,5 hour walk next to the beach). The appartment is very new and very clean and had everything you need: fridge, deep-freeze, Nespresso, microwave, oven, dishwasher, etc and if you can't stop yourself: a washmachine, an iron and ironing-board.

If you love a big, noisy hotel in the middle of 100.000 tourists, go somewhere else.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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Thank stevandan
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Reviewed March 28, 2013 via mobile

Lugaris Sea was the perfect place to stay only a ten min bus ride into the main city center. It was so nice to be on the water away from all of the loud busy city life but have the option to move about with ease. The hotel was extremely accommodating and I can't say enough about how much I enjoyed this place. I look forward to staying with Lugaris in the future. Bravo!

  • Stayed: February 2013
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Thank GK0721
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Reviewed March 25, 2013

Me and my familly stayed here fo 5 days on March2013.
Modern, clean apartments in a quiet place.
Near the beach and 10 minutes from the Metro station.
The apartment had all the machines needed, including a coffe Nespresso machine that was highly used.
In a few words, it was home away from home, i would go here again.

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled with family
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Thank RFBM
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Reviewed March 19, 2013

This is a great option for a few-days-stay - you get a very spacious and very comfortable apartment with magnifique view on the sea (not all, but it's worth paying a little bit more to get one). Very well equipped kitchen, design, space, even swimming pool with view on the sea- altogether really perfect!
The location isn't really central it takes like 20 minutes (by metro, the stop is 10 minutes walk) and you have to be careful in this district but this is standard in Barcelona.
Overall very good place to stay in Barcelona!

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed March 15, 2013

Stayed with a friend at this apparatment and we absolutely loved it! Very chic, spacious and homely. Great facilities and staff were very helpful and welcoming! Great value for money, very secure, superb location, easy to get to city centre and the local area was charming with plenty of places to eat and supermarkets for the essentials, its also less touristy so has a real Barcelonian feel! Would highly recommend!

  • Stayed: January 2013
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Thank Monni09
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Reviewed February 15, 2013

My friend and I are very happy with the stay: the room is spacious, spotless clean, modernly decorated, having full kitchen and even 2 bathrooms. Location is good, 20 min by bus or 8 min by metro to the centre, and 2 min walk to the sea.

We stayed in winter and paid 188 EUR in advance for 4 nights, less than 50 per night, unbelievable!

There are some restrictions like check-in after 8pm has extra charge, and 200 EUR deposit charge. Maybe it’s not as convenient as a hotel, but it’s professionally run and you’ll get all these details notified by email again few days before check-in.

Overall, I’m very pleased and will return in the next time visit.

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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3  Thank douza
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Additional Information about Lugaris Beach

Address: Passeig Calvell 45, 08005 Barcelona, Spain
Location: Spain > Catalonia > Province of Barcelona > Barcelona > Poblenou
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
Ranked #14 of 736 Specialty Lodging in Barcelona
Price Range: $79 - $417 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4.5 star — Lugaris Beach 4.5*
Number of rooms: 13
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We can't replace your home, but we can offer you a space where you feel at home. Lugaris is not just an apartment rental. It is a new concept of accommodation that goes beyond space and time so you can freely enjoy the experience of living in one of the world's most exclusive cities, regardless of the length of your stay. ... more   less 
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Lugaris Beach Barcelona, Catalonia

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