Thankfully I discovered just before heading to Barcelona that we would be sharing the apartment with other people. This was certainly not clear on the website when I first booked the apartment, however, considering the price we were paying I was wondering what the catch was.
Having said that it was a lovely apartment. We had the smaller bed room, bed was ok but not great. The benefit was that we had an en suite whereas people in the bigger and nicer bedroom had to use the regular bathroom.
Our reception was great. The cleaner waited for us outside and showed us in. She was lovely although she only spoke Spanish. I also had a phonecall from Fabio, welcoming us to Barcelona, which was nice.
I enjoyed the area we stayed in. It was far less busy and touristy than the old town and areas closer to the beach. We were 400m from Sagrada Familia and the metro which serviced 2 lines, so everything was within very easy reach.
I would highly recommend the apartment if you are traveling with another couple, or your teenage kids. I would stay there again only if I could rent the whole apartment as I'm generally not keen on sharing at this point in my life but it was very good value.
My partner and I stayed here for 9 days in August this year and the apartment was wonderful!
Everything we could possibly need was there, and the location was ideal for beach goers and travellers alike as it was very close to metro stations and the airport transfers.
We met Fabio on our final evening and he was a wonderful host, the rooms were spacious and we had our own bathroom. The bed was very comfortable and the area very quiet, close to bars and restaurants and the amazing sagrada familia. We would highly recommend this apartment whether you are staying for a short or long visit, if we return we certainly hope it will still be available!
My husband and I rented this appartment for a 9 day stay in barcelona and everything about it was perfect, we would highly recommend it, and Fabio, to anyone looking for a perfect place to stay in a quieter part of town! Really close to the sagrada familia and the metro, excellent bars and restaurants nearby, we couldn't have wanted anything more!
I have to say that Fabio is a very kind person but he offers an apartment in the description, and it is actually a ROOM because he lives inside the apartment. Also, the description specifically says that it has air conditioning and it does not. My trip was to celebrate my 6th annyversary with my boyfriend, so it was very uncomfortable to discover that we would sleep with someone we did not know. The apartment has no air conditioning, although it was supposed to have, the room is so small. The room cannot be locked so we were very nevous about leaving our money and passports in a place where we did not know the people that get in.
I would only recommend it if you are looking fo renting a room, but keep in mind that you cannot lock it.
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