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Art Nouveau Barcelona Apartment, on Valencia St.

People4
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights
Popular Features
  • Wireless Internet
  • Washing Machine
  • Air Conditioning

Overview

About the property

Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)

Description of the apartment -

· Beautiful and bright 2 bedroom apartment on the top (6th) floor of an 100-year-old modernist building, renovated outside and inside. The apartment still has the original ceilings with artistic moldings, mosaic floors (a different design in every room), and original woodwork on the doors and windows. There is an elevator, air conditioning (one air conditioning machine in each bedroom and one in the living room, total 3 machines), central heating, and a full kitchen with granite countertop, pots & pans, dishes, etc. One full bathroom with shower, toilet, sink. The living room has a dining table and chairs, a sofa.

The building's roof terrace is just upstairs from the apartment, with tables and chairs, plenty of sunshine, and views to Sagrada Familia. Please note it is a shared terrace.

Description of location -

· The apartment is located in the beautiful Eixample, halfway between Gaudi's La Pedrera (also known as Casa Milà) on the Passeig de Gracia, and Gaudi's La Sagrada Familia, just a ten-minute walk from either one. Casa Amatller and Casa Batlló are at the same short distance as well. The Eixample district has the most beautiful Art Nouveau architecture in the city dating from the last half of the XIX century.

There are many cafes, restaurants, tapas bars, and shops in the neighborhood also. Almost all buildings in the area are at least 100 years old. The 115-year-old Market of La Concepció, where you can do your grocery shopping in a traditional setting, is just 200 meters from the apartment. This market has fresh meat, produce, and cheeses, similar to the more famous Boqueria market, but less crowded and does not have some of the more exotic things.

The Eixample is recommended as a convenient location to see the different sight around the city, but not as crowded as the Old City. You can get a taste of real local life.

Transportation -

· There is a bus stop (for 8 different bus lines) on the corner right by the apartment that will take you to almost all the places of interest in the city, if you don't feel like walking. The city buses are nice and modern, and run often. The apartment is also less than 5 minutes walking from the metro station of Verdaguer, on both the yellow and blue lines. One stop away is the upscale shopping street, Passeig de Gracia, though you can easily walk there from the apartment. Three stops away is Plaza Catalunya (the very center of the city and also walkable) and the start of Las Ramblas, and the beaches are just five stops away. Four stops away you have the Old Cathedral and the Picasso Museum. There is also a parking garage close to the apartment, although renting a car in Barcelona is not recommended.

About the management -

· We are a small family company. Lauren is from Dallas, TX and Fernando is from Barcelona, Spain. We currently run 25 holiday apartments in Barcelona, 2 in Istanbul, Turkey, and 6 apartments in Krakow, Poland. We apply our same high standards in every country.

Keywords: Apartment

More Details
Registration Number : HUTB-001305

Owner
Lauren and Fernando Negre
Member since: 2003
Speaks English, Spanish, Russian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
27 November, 2017

Guestbook comments from the owner

The accommodations and location are perfect. Every detail taken care of left us that much more time to spend with family and enjoy the wonderful sights of Barcelona. Thank you for your great kindness and generosity

Susannah, Gary, Joshua and Noah

Tampa, Florida
Dec 2009
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Location

Nearest Airport
20 Miles
El Prat, (BCN)
Nearest Train
0.5 Miles
Pg de Gràcia-Aragó
Nearest Beach
2 Miles
Barceloneta Beach
Car: not necessary

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in L'Antiga Esquerra de l'Eixample in Eixample

Property Type:
  • apartment
Meals:
  • Self-catering
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:30
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • city centre
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Lift
  • Garage ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
Dining:
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
  • Double Beds (1) 140x200cm, Twin or Single Beds (2) 90x200cm, Baby Cribs (1) on request, Sleep Sofa or Futons (2)
Entertainment:
  • Television
Outside:
  • Terrace ...
Attractions:
  • cinemas
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • theme parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • Shopping
  • sight seeing
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • sailing
  • swimming
Notes:
central heating, toaster, tea kettle, coffeemaker, iron, ironing board, hair-dryer, double-glazed windows

Reviews

Very Good! 4.1/5 -
(26 traveller reviews)

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Art Nouveau Barcelona Apartment, on Valencia St.
average rating of 4.076923 based on 40 reviews
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Barcelona Diamond in the Rough

  • 2 of 5

This apartment could be a perfect place, location wise, for visitors to Barcelona, but falls way off the mark. The owners do not live in Spain and

supposedly have a man named Eduardo as part of the management. Although we were to meet Eduardo on our arrival, the "phantom" Eduardo was never seen. We were left to try to figure out which apartment we had paid for and to figure out how to enter the apartment. We are seasoned travelers and have never experienced something like this before. We were able to figure this out and and after many calls and texts to the number given us, Eduardo texted us to apologize after more than an hour. No one was going to help us with learning about the apartment until we insisted. A cleaning lady named Olga, finally came

and we pointed out the many problems we noticed right away. The toilet ran nonstop, the washing machine was not working properly, many lightbulbs were out and there were no manuals on how to use the tv, etc.

In the shower, the holder for the handheld shower was broken, which made showering similar to using a garden hose. Olga said she would pass these concerns on to Eduardo. The next day, Krystle appeared and the same problems were shown to her. The shower was fixed and one lightbulb was replaced during our stay. After contacting the owners, Lauren and Fernando, we were given a refund of $85 which seemed inadequate for all the inconveniences. Nothing else was ever fixed and the tv remained unusable. The internet works sporadically, so working from the apartment, might be difficult. After reading other reviews, we found the issue with the toilet had been going on for 5 months.

The pictures of the apartment are very misleading and not what you will encounter if you rent this apartment. The towels should be thrown away and for 3 people, only three towels were given to us for our entire week's stay. The apartment needs a thorough cleaning and all rooms need to be painted.

We did like the vintage aspects of the apartment (original floors, beamed ceiling) and the location was great to visit many of the sites one would want to see in Barcelona.

We truly hope the owners will upgrade the apartment to its potential so that future renters will not be as disappointed and let down as we were.

  • Review Submitted: 20-Oct-2017
  • Date of Stay: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Quite a few small issues that made our stay less than satisfying. Broken shower head ; noisy toilet.

  • 2 of 5

If the location had not been so close to the sites I wanted to visit, I would have been even unhappier. No one greeted us the next day as promised even though we were told someone would so we could not figure out how to use the washer, etc. The shower head was broken so showering was akin to using a hose. The toilet was very noisy and kept me awake even with the door closed. The bathroom was very tiny with extremely worn and stained towels. The beds were ok but the twin beds only had a duvet which served as the only sheet and did not cover the body entirely.. Cleanliness was an issue. Not horrible, but definitely not acceptable to me. The location was fantastic and I loved the neighborhood. This would be an excellent rental with some minor improvements.

  • Review Submitted: 27-Sep-2017
  • Date of Stay: September 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location was fantastic

  • 4 of 5

The apartment was in a great location. We loved the roof top patio and beautiful tile floors. The bathroom was very small and the shower was difficult to use because the hand held shower head was not mounted on the wall. Due to arriving around 2100 we did not get a orientation to the apartment and had difficulty with the door. Someone did come in a timely manner the next day after we contacted them. We would stay there again.

  • Review Submitted: 10-Aug-2017
  • Date of Stay: July 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Misleading photos of a very basic and unclean apartment

  • 2 of 5

Stayed at this property for 7 nights in June with my husband and best friend, booked it based on the photos advertised and the reviews. We paid same as we would in a 4 star hotel and didn't get any of the benefits we were hoping for . The apartment is very dirty and not maintained , towels are stained rags and the kitchen amenities are old and dirty as well ,so you can't really use them , other than the washer dryer machine . The washroom is a joke and yes I know this is Europe and rooms are smaller , I was born and lived in Europe for 24 years and still travel every year but this has to be the worst washroom ever. The toilet is leaking non stop ,we asked for it to be fixed, and we were told this is normal for Spanish toilets ?! It is not as this is not my first time in Spain. The property comes with free internet, that would be great if it actually worked , and it didn't so we had to rely on the internet from the the creperie place down stairs . It also stated one time maintenance and cleaning during our stay , that didn't happen as well. You can't enjoy the rooftop terrace as it is scorching hot, and no shade anywhere, also no-one is maintaining it as well. The only positive thing is the location of the property, very close to the main attractions in Barcelona some are walking distance ,some are short cab ride. We loved Barcelona and we'll be back again but not at this property. I would understand the experience if it was cheap to stay there so the expectations are low , but like I said we paid same ,if not more than a hotel ,and didn't get to enjoy. Suggestion to the management or the owner, this place can be What you advertise it to be, if you only maintain it and clean it properly. Dust everywhere filthy walls and floors makes for an uncomfortable stay in your place .

  • Review Submitted: 21-Jun-2017
  • Date of Stay: June 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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The location is great and we loved the roof terrace! The apartment is ok

  • 3 of 5

Ok apartment but needs some care and renovation. Very small bathroom. The kitchen needs better, more equipment

  • Review Submitted: 24-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: Owners Direct, from HomeAway
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Great location, AC worked great. Internet not as well. Safe didn't work for us.

  • 3 of 5

Older building - apartment could be a bit cleaner.

  • Review Submitted: 18-May-2017
  • Date of Stay: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in L'Antiga Esquerra de l'Eixample, Barcelona

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
USD
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event Price
 
Mid-season 2017
5 Nov 2017 - 14 Dec 2017
3 night minimum stay
£187
for 3 nights
From
£49
£340
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £5 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas/New Year
22 Dec 2017 - 1 Jan 2018
3 night minimum stay
£377
for 3 nights
From
£112
£714
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £11 per night, per additional guest
 
Mid-season 2018
3 Jan 2018 - 22 Feb 2018
3 night minimum stay
£254
for 3 nights
From
£71
£478
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £7 per night, per additional guest
 
Mobile World Congress
26 Feb 2018 - 1 Mar 2018
3 night minimum stay
£714
for 3 nights
From
£224
£1,386
 
Notes: Rates are based on 3 guests; add £37 per night, per additional guest
 
High Season
1 May 2018 - 1 Sep 2018
3 night minimum stay
£344
for 3 nights
From
£101
£658
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £11 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£292
for 3 nights
From
£84
£557
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £41.1

Please note during our highest rental seasons (June 1- August 1), we charge a minimum rate of 3 people per night.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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