When we arrived in Barcelona, late and a little lost we were happy to find that the main office of Old Town Apartments was a short 5 to 10 minute taxi ride away from the central bus station. Though it was late the staff receiving us was welcoming and very helpful; we received good tips on where to go, how to get there and what to do. The map we were equipped with to get to our apartment was probably more accurate than the free one we got from the tourist center! (Note: it's worth spending a little dosh on a good map or printing out from google maps beforehand; do NOT rely on the free map from the tourist center).
We stayed at the "Rambla Catalunya". The apartment was exactly as described. Pictures found on the Old Town Apartments website were up-to-date and did not give a false sense of size as we found other websites sometimes do; so what you see is exactly what you get.
All the rooms were large, clean and tastefully appointed. Worth a special mention is the large balcony dining area, light and airy, with a nice enough view; a great place to hang out if you have time.
We had central heating that worked well enough; water supply was strong and well heated; the kitchen was well equipped with a large fridge (not that you really needed big one), the kettle didn't fail us and neither did the washing machine and dryer. Free instant coffee and tea provided too. We were also happy to find instruction manuals to the washing machine and dryer (they actually had instruction manuals to all appliances - quite thoughtful of management). Bathrooms were all clean, well lit and ventilated, and all the essentials were there (i.e. towels, toilet-paper, liquid soap). The beds used were comfortable. All in all, we were well taken care of.
The apartment was centrally located within 5 minutes walk from Placa de Catalunya, the main square in Barcelona, and about 10 to 15 minutes walk to the Ramblas. You'll find a manual provided by management which gives you directions from the apartment to restaurants, where to get groceries if you want, shopping and sites; some helpful general tips there too. Again very thoughtful of management. There are a number of quaint boutique shops, restaurants and bakeries surrounding the apartment.
Would stay at this particular apartment again in a flash, and based on this stay, would not hesitate to book through Old Town Apartments for future trips.
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