Apartment in Barcelona, Spain - Close To Montjuic, Plaza España With Easy Access To La Rambla And Barcelona Port Area
Comfortable and stylish two bedroom property with all mod cons including fully equipped kitchen, air con, central heating. Flat screen TV, DVD player with selection of films to suit all tastes. Internet connection.
Walking distance to La Rambla and the centre of the city
Top Traveller Review
excellent apartment, close to Metro
i would most certainly book David's apartment again
About the Owner
I am a teacher and my wife Maria is a journalist. We have two children aged 9 and 7. We like traveling, sport and meeting friends.
Guestbook comments from the owner
My wife and I stayed at this lovely apartment for four nights. The location is great and the apartment has everything you need for a nice stay. The owner was also very helpful and friendly. We hope to go back again sometime.
Mike Phillips (Wales) Sept 2012
It gave us a chance to experience what its really like to live in Barcelona.
Very comfortable apartment with everything you need. Plenty of DVDS, toys, books and UK TV to keep the kids occupied while getting ready for days out or for unwinding in the evening. The owners were very friendly and helpful.
Overall, a great few days, great value for money and will definitely be back again soon.
Shaun & Claire Hartnell (UK) April 2013
4.5 based on 11 holidaymaker reviews
excellent apartment, close to Metro
excellent apartment, close to Metro - the apartment comes complete with everything as described in the advert - and the location is close to lots of nightlife
i would most certainly book David's apartment again
Good value, fantastic location
We stayed here for 4 nights with our 2 teenage daughters. The apartment was simply furnished and very clean with comfortable, spacious accommodation for the 4 of us. The kitchen enabled us to self-cater - there is a great greengrocers and a supermarket just 3 minutes away on the main street. We didn't eat in a lot though as just 1 minute away there is a pedestrianized street full of inexpensive bars and restaurants (Blai). There are several bars that serve 'pinchos' - small snacks on slices of French bread, incredible value at 1euro each. The bars operate on a self-service system and tot up the number of snacks you have eaten. Great value for a snack or a light meal.
The apartment is in a fantastic location, not at all touristy, but within 15 minutes walk of La Rambla. Most of the major tourist sites are in walking distance and for those that are further afield, like Parc Guell and the Sagrada Familia, the metro station is just 5 minutes away.
I would highly recommend this apartment for it's value, local situation and position for sight-seeing.
Large Apartment Great location
The owner, David was prompt to meet us and showed us the apartment and how everything worked(wifi,kitchen...). As English is his first language communication was perfect and he was available on his cell phone should we have needed anything. The apartment was clean and well equipped for cooking. We were a family of 4 and it was perfect but as it is relatively large it could easily accommodate a larger family. The best part of the apartment was the location: close to everything but far enough from the crowds. The apartment is in Proble Sec just west of El Raval. It is on a quiet street. The area has lots of little markets and stores close by and has all the texture, sounds, and smells, that Barcelona can offer. One block from the apartment there is a pedestrian street with several tapas bars and restaurants so you do not have to venture far to experience Barcelona's night life. The restaurants and Tapas bars were great and inexpensive. It is close to two metro stops, but as it is so centrally located we preferred the 15 -20 minute walk to the Ramblas. One night for a change we walked up into Parc de Montjuic which is just to the west. When we come back to Barcelona we will definitely stay here again. I highly recommend this apartment for an more authentic Barcelona experience. It was great and gave us the sense of living, all be it for a short time, in Barcelona.
Ideal for family stay in Barcelona
The apartment was just as described. Plenty of space for 2 adults and 2 teenagers. Short walk to metro station but also plenty of choice of restaurants and bars on a pedestrianised street just 2 mins walk away. We walked from apartment to Las Ramblas and to the marina. The owner, David was away but kept in touch by email and his friend who let us in was very helpful as were the neighbours that we met. Air con in living room was great to cool the apartment down. Teenagers appreciated the WiFi. This was the best value apartment for the days we wanted, it had all we needed and meant we could spend more on all the great places to eat out nearby. We would stay there again.
Great location, but not as nice as the photos.
The apartment is brilliantly located in the wonderful Poble Sec area of Barcelona, an up and coming area that is full of wonderful bars and restaurants and is within walking distance of the Paralel and Poble Sec Metro stops. From these stops you can get to anywhere in the city and beyond. From the apartment you can also easily walk up the hill to the Montjuic Gardens, Castel and Miro Museum ad even grab a cable car down to the harbour.
We were very pleased that the cleaner waiting for us to hand over the keys (The Paralel platform was closed for repairs and it took us ages to get to the apartment) and the apartment was clean and basic and not at all as swish as it looked in the photographs. The main gripe for us was that the description said that it had air-conditioning and it did, but only in the lounge, there was no air con in the bedrooms which is exactly where us pasty northern Europeans need it. The description also said that it had satellite TV, which it did, but there was nothing in English, thankfully the wi-fi worked perfectly. The kitchen was basic and suitable for cooking simple meals, but there was a distinct shortage of glasses (only one wine glass?) It looked to us that the whole place could do with some TLC, I'm guessing that the photos were taken when the apartment was first put on the market as it now looks rather shabby and unloved and wasn't really somewhere you'd want to spend a lot of time.
Perfect for a winter walking/sightseeing
We had a great 3 weeks in David and Maria's apartment in Barcelona. Our hosts were always helpful such as when I needed to rearrange our check-in because the train was delayed by flooding. We found the apartment was perfectly located for all the transport connections needed to go on the hill walks which were the main object of our holiday. If hill-walking is for you then Barcelona has a series of national parks within easy reach by public transport. The excellent wifi Internet connection in the apartment was indispensable for getting timetables and detailed online mapping. Spring and winter are probably the best time to walk the hills in Catalunya - summer is too hot. We had temperatures of around 15C in December with sunshine (sometimes hazy) on almost every day. On the days we didn't walk we explored the cities attractions - museums, Gaudi, markets etc - too numerous to list. As others have mentioned the apartment is simply furnished but has everything required for a relaxed holiday. Neighbours were friendly and the apartment block was quiet. The area is lively with plenty of eateries of varying sorts. It is generally friendly and safe but like all tourist hubs you need to remain aware of the possibilty of low-level street crime such as pickpockets. Common-sense precautions should avoid problems. We would have no hesitation returning to Barcelona and staying in David and Maria's excellent apartment, nor of recommending it to our friends. Thank you for enabling an excellent holiday.
From the Owner
“It is very central and within easy access of public transport and all other amenities. You are in the city center but you are away from the crowds. The property is located next to Montjuic with all its beautiful parks and gardens.”
Activity and Interests
Special interest holidays:
Arrangements can be made for local cookery courses, walking tours, salsa classes or tickets for football matches with prior notice.
Please contact the owner for more details.
There are regular bus services nearby which will take you to the beach in 10 minutes.
The main Barcelona airport is about 15 kms from the city center. A taxi from the airport to the apartment costs around 25 Euro. Alternatively, you can catch the airbus shuttle which runs every 10 mins and which will drop you at Plaza España. From there you can walk (10/15 minutes or hop on the underground which at Plaza España and go two stops to parallel which is our nearest station.
Please contact the owner if you require any further information.
Car hire is not essential.
Enjoy a day trip to the beautiful coastal town of Sitges. There are regular trains from Sants station to Sitges and it takes about 30 minutes.
Casteldefels is another great beach for a day trip. Take the train from Sants station to Casteldefels which takes 20-30 minutes.
There are plenty of supermarkets and local shops and bakeries in the neighborhood along with tapas bars and wide selection of restaurants to choose from. Montjuic with its stunning parks and gardens is within a five minute walk from the apartment. Plaza España offers the visitor an amazing light show at weekends as well as the new Arenas shopping center with a wide array of shops, boutiques and restaurants.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
1 Aug 2017 - 31 Aug 2017
7 night minimum stay
for 7 nights
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
Additional pricing information
Please contact the owner for more information.
Please contact the owner.
Notes on prices:
Prices per apartment per night based on 2 persons, each extra guest 10 Euro per night per person. 35 Euro final cleaning fee not included in the rental fee. 25% booking fee payable in advance with balance due must be paid in cash on arrival.
If for any reason you need to cancel your reservation I will be happy to rebook you at a later date.
Late/early check ins/outs between 22:00 & 08:00 subject to an additional 30 Euro.
Owner's Cancellation Policy
- 50% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date.
- 100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
- Available arrival
From the Owner
“With over fifty satelite channels to choose from including Sky news, travel, music and cartoon channels it is ideal for all the family to relax after a hard days sightseeing. In our Kids Corner we have a selection of children's toys including puzzles, books and other games as well as kids DVDs to keep the young ones entertained.”
- Tourist Attractions
- Air Conditioning
- Ceiling Fans
- Hair Dryer
- Iron & Board
- Linens Provided
- Living Room ...
- Towels Provided
- Washing Machine
- Coffee Maker
- Kitchen ...
- Pantry Items ...
- Dining ...
- Dining Room
- Books ...
- DVD Player
- Satellite / Cable ...
- Toys ...
- Video Library ...
- children welcome
- non smoking only
- pets not allowed
- wheelchair inaccessible
- city centre
- botanical garden
- live theatre
- 25 m²
- Toilet 1 - Toilet
- Shower room 1 - Shower Enclosure
- Bathroom with walk in shower, Separate wc
- 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 4
- Bedroom 1
- Bedroom 2
- Description of sleeping capacity: Sleeps 4 (2 Bedrooms) Notes on bedrooms: Bedroom 1 with comfortable double bed, Bedroom 2 with bunk beds, Living room with double sofabed.
- Balcony ...
- Notes on accommodation: Very central location without the noise of La Rambla. Walking distance to centre. Internet access. Air-conditioning and central heating. Outside: There is a small balcony overlooking the street. Utility Room: Storage area for suitcases, ironing board etc Cleaning / Towels / Linen / Maid service: All towels and linen included. The property. is cleaned before every changeover with fresh towels and linen provided for incoming guests. Cleaning service can be arranged for longer stays by arrangement Other: Dining area with extended table and chairs. Library area contains a wide selection of books along with maps and other useful tourist brochures.