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2 Bedrooms, 2 Bathrooms, Sleeps 5
Barcelona, Catalonia

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Dee_and_C...
Westlake Village, California
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“This location makes up for many short comings”
Reviewed September 27, 2016 for a stay in September 2016

As four older travelers, it would be difficult to imagine a better location to stay in Barcelona than Passeig de gracia 3. As a tour guide told us, this street is Barcelona's 5th Avenue and Champs-Elysées together. You are a few steps away from the metro, buses, and taxis at Placa de Catalunya, the main plaza in the city. Across the street is a huge department store and amazing supermarket. Besides housing a large tourist information office, most tours originate from this plaza.

As a tourist we were able to walk to almost everything we wanted to see and do, with no shortage of convenient restaurants.

The street noise was a bit loud at times. One morning we thought we were going to witness a major political or sports rally with the chants and yelling coming from a large crowd congregating under our bay window. In fact, the crowd was waiting for the Apple Store next door to open for the release of the new iPhone 7!!

Like the previous reviewer, we agree that despite the obvious charm of the place, the condition of apartment is old and worn. The front windows do not close completely. An area of wood floor tiles have lifted from water damage. The sofa was extremely lumpy. The beds were super firm and a little uncomfortable. The draperies in the loft are falling apart and offer very spotty privacy. The kitchen was adequate supplied, but during our 6 night stay we had to go to a store to replenish toilet paper and paper towels. The two bathrooms are not very modern or comfortable. But they would function better with a place to hang wet towels.

We were traveling with small suitcases and were dependent on having a washer and dryer in the apartment. We were concerned when we learned that a "dryer" in Spain equals a rack and clothes pins, but we were happy to find our clothes dried overnight.

Be warned that whomever stays in the upstairs loft, that the beautiful brick ceiling is extremely low. We are 5'7" and had no problem, but anyone over 6ft might have a issue.

Let me tell you about the air conditioning units. There is one in the downstairs bedroom (with the full size bed) and it takes care of that room perfectly. But the only other A/C unit is in the living room across from the sofa and it cools anyone sitting on the sofa, but it does zero cooling of the upstairs loft. The two of us in the king size bed upstairs had trouble sleeping partly due to the firmness of the mattress, but mostly because of the heat.

But as I said earlier, the location of the apartment did help to make up for the short comings inside.

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Liked best: The location
Liked least: The lack of A/C in the loft
Traveling group: Extended Family
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Jason K
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“Best Location Possible”
Reviewed April 4, 2016 for a stay in March 2016
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To start with the apartment is exactly as seen in pictures. Really nice elegant place, probably a little worn in places but adds character. Why it hasn't been reviewed yet is beyond me as I was not going to book it as a result of lack of reviews. I am glad to report back that it is a lovely apartment in very good condition and most importantly a brilliant location.

The apartment itself is in a clean and tidy, probably could do with a deep clean but very comfortable and well maintained. Throws on the couches to hide a bit of wear and tear but thats allowed. Slight smell out of the downstairs toilet but that is the drains in the area and not due to the apartment. Its managable if you run the water to clear the lines.

Bed is very comfortable but lacked pillows my only real problem. I'm 6ft 3 and bed was a little small but thats just me being petty.

Location....... and waht a location. Right in the heart of Barcelona and on the Metro line. Everything only 10mins away either direction. Absolute fantastic for sightseeing. The view from the window up and down the road is amazing. Windows are probably with the building since the beginning so you do hear a little noise but the Catalan wine helps that.

There is a 24hour shop 5minutes away and loads of really nice places to eat around the corner with nice bars to choose from.

The owners are a pleasure to deal with and getting the key was no problem at all. We loved it here and although their is a bit of refurb needed to tidy up apartment it is clean and has amble character. I would definitely recommend it and would personally use this apartment again.

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Liked best: Location and interior of apartment
Liked least: Pillows
Traveling group: Spouse/Partner
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
Apr 7, 2016
Thank you very much for your feedback. I am glad that you had such a great time in the apartment and in Barcelona. I'd like to thank you for putting stress on the optimal location of the apartment and for highlighting the convenience to reach everything you need to sightseeing.
Besides, we really appreciated your constructive feedback that will allow us to keep improving in our service. I would like to let you know that we have taken measures for every detail that was not perfect for you. Changed pillows, analyzed the most worn places and refurbishing them, dealing with the downstairs toilet, etc.
The reason of not having reviews is because it was the first booking coming from this website (we had the apartment advertised in other booking providers where we have many positive feedback). Finally, if you decide to come back, we will be extremely glad to host you and will put our best to make of that experience the best one. I hope you had an amazing journey for that especial occasion for you! Greetings to you and your wife!
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