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- 14 Jan 2019
Why IGNACIO TORRENS chose Dreta de l'Eixample
Simply the most popular and selective district of the city, where many citizens want to live for have the best shopping and landmarks of Barcelona and packed with high class people of Barcelona. The Silver House is three block from Paseo de Gracia and Rambla Catalunya, the most beautiful streets of the city and of the most sought after in the world. the most important and touristic avenue of the city: here is the Casa Batlló and La Pedrera Gaudí artist. You will find the best restaurants, fashion shops , museums, emblematic buildings, cultural tours, cinemas, theaters ... And to the subway from the airport drops you off at the station next to The Silver House in 20 minutes.
What makes this Apartment unique
At The Silver House is a way to enjoy a stay in a house on the roof of a typical Barcelona's Eixample Modernist building. For being a fantastic penthouse with 2 nice terraces of 30 m2 and 20 m2. It has all the charm of a house Eixample but with the opportunity to enjoy its 2 magnificent terraces watching the Barcelona sky and bright sun where you can relax ... sharing with your family or friends a meal ,dinner , gathering, sunbathing and even a nap ! All rooms are exterior with large windows , including 2 bathrooms and kitchen have natural light each have a skylight , make that the entire house is very bright and pleasant. For your exquisite decoration, comfort, situation and terraces, was called The Silver House.
100% refund for cancellations more than 60 days before check-in date.
A 2 Bedroom with a Another bedroom/closet
The 3rd bedroom is 7 x 8, It’s obvious it was a converted closet with no windows. The apartment is well decorated but lacks a/c in the bedrooms and that makes for not so pleasant sleeping. The front room has A/C but struggles to keep it cool. There was only 1 roll of toilet paper, one roll of paper towel, no soap so the first stop was to the store to pick up essentials. I found the owner unprofessional. I was traveling and opened my email and had 5 emails from him asking what time I arrived at airport. I told him that One of the other couples was arriving before me but he ignored that and only wanted to know what time my flight came in. I told him several times I was arriving late in evening and as soon as I received an email from my friend I’d let him know. He was just kind of rude and told my “ I was wasting his time”. My wife and I had a VRBO home until last year and would never think to speak to someone like that. Given we operated a VRBO I would want to give owner a great review but given the lack of proper cooling, lack of basic supplies no wine glasses in wine country no food storage bowls and lack of anything but a but a half filled bottle of olive oil and salt and the way he treated me results in this HONEST review. The balcony’s were cool and had in elevator ( it was broken the first day) that’s a bunch if stairs to climb.
We loved our stay in Barcelona! Our party consisted of two couples that have rented many places through HomeAway (but our first in Europe). The Silver House location is perfect. Many restaurants, bakeries and coffee shops. Close to metro and grocery store. The pictures of the apartment were a true representation which was a relief as you never know what you will find! Ksenia and Ignacio were both very responsive to any questions once we arrived. And WiFi worked great!!! All in all a great trip. We are giving a 5 star rating with a note on a few items.....
1). Towels - are not good and tend to leave a “fluff” on your wet body, yuck.
2). It’s hot in July and the air conditioner only works for the main room and kitchen. The bedrooms do not cool down. We found four fans in the apartment, only two worked and not great. By the end of our stay only one worked..... this place needs at least four fans. We had told Ignacio that two of the four were not working immediately upon checking in. So a sweaty mess would describe our sleep. Additionally it would be nice to have pillow covers besides the pillow case as those pillows have seen some drool.
3). A few items that could have been included were: more than one roll of paper towels, more than one kitchen towel. The coffee maker is a Nescafé that requires a certain type of pod so however many adults checking , I would suggest a few pods for your first morning? And it leaks really bad so the need for more than one towel is a necessity! There was no aluminum foil/plastic wrap or Tupperware containers for food storage. All that the “fully stocked kitchen/pantry items” means is salt and pepper. Just FYI.
We felt this place was safe.....and loved the front balcony with the outdoor shower to hose us off after a long sweaty day.
This is a great apartment and our “suggestions” are only what we found was missing for our trip and how we live.
charming ,well located apartment in Barcelona
We are a family of 5 [ couple in our 50s and 3 boys age range 18-26] . We stayed at Ignacio's place from May 2-8. From the start when we booked the place, Ignacio was always responsive and positive. He arranged for us to meet his aide, Xenia,and she was on time and helpful. The apartment is very well located. Eixample is simply lovely. The buildings are beautiful, the streets are clean, locals abound versus a very touristy feel. There are bakeries, convenience stores and a wet market nearby. The Metro is one block away [ although we liked walking around more]. Taxis were easy to get from Calle Arago which is just at the corner. The outlet stores are just about 2 blocks away. Boqueria is an easy 20 minutes walk or about 5 minutes by cab. There is a really good bakery nearby called Eric and Benjamin which has the best pastries we've ever had. The whole area gives off a laid back residential feel which we liked very much. The apartment is on the top floor [4th] and has a roof deck and balcony from both sides. That gave plenty of light and airiness to the living /dining room on one side and the 2 bedrooms on the other. The decor is homey and charming. The master bedroom was comfortable and had enough outlets on each side of the bed plus other areas to accommodate our various gadgets. The sheets were crisp [ plus points!]. Some small touches that would improve the unit would be more absorbent towels that don't shed as much, maybe add an extra roll of toilet paper per bathroom and a starter toiletry kit [shampoo or soap sachet]. The second bedroom could also benefit from a slightly better mattress. The kitchen was completely equipped. The dishwasher had some problem [ wasn't cleaning properly] which may be the reason why some of the dishes were not as clean when we arrived. We also had a power outage on our first night which was resolved by shutting down a part of the power supply in the breaker. We reported this to Xenia and by the next morning, Ignacio had checked it out. The neighbor had some drilling works going on that extended past 6pm and upon reporting to Xenia, it stopped. Overall, our experience was very positive. I would have given higher marks if not for these small touches. Ignacio and Xenia were very responsive and that deserves credit. Thank you for a wonderful stay in our new favorite city!
Best two bedroom ever, but it's advertised as a three bedroom.
This place was fantastic. Extremely well appointed, great location, decks, rooms, all elegant. Except the third bedroom which had no windows, no ventilation, and was right next to the building elevator shaft. If this isn't a problem for you, then you've got a very nice place, but for us, I couldn't give it 5 stars as compared to a true three bedroom unit. Also be aware of the very restrictive no cancellation policy.
Thank you for your comment of your stay at The Silver House of Barcelona. We are happy that you have really enjoyed your stay at our property. The 3 bedroom has a Skylight to ventilate the bedroom (you had the remote control to open the Skylight window.) As for the noise of the elevator is difficult because you can only access that floor (attic) the guests of our house, because It has no neighbor, and the truth is that no guest has told us what you say.
We stayed that you would return to our house!
Best regards from nice Barcelona
THE SILVER HOUSE
We really enjoyed our stay at Silver House. We were able to have wine on the patios. ( had to buy 3 wine glasses - who doesn't have wine glasses in a vacation rental?) The bakery and supermarket so convenient. Barcelona isa great place to visit.
Great apartment with great location
We stayed here in early April 2018 and had a wonderful week. We are a family of 4 with 2 boys 17 and 21. The unit is in great shape and is very convenient being only about 100 yards from the Girona Metro station. Taxis were also always available. The neighborhood has everything you need from shopping, supermarkets, great restaurants, etc. It is not as busy as some of the areas closer to Las Ramblas or the Gothic Quarter, which is nice because you are in that all the time while walking around. The outdoor patios are awesome, especially the front one. A morning coffee out there was a daily event. The apartment was well appointed and everything was in great working condition. The master shower was a little small but the bathrooms overall were nice. Bedding could have been a bit more comfortable but I think that is what is typical in apartments in the city. Overall, the unit was roomy and well laid out. I highly recommend it!
Thank you for your comment of your stay at The Silver House of Barcelona and the quiet and central neighborhood as you say. We are very happy that you enjoyed your stay at our property, with your lunches on the terrace ... We hope to see you again!
THE SILVER HOUSE
Additional pricing information
To check the availability of The Silver House, please contact the owner, thank you! Children under 4 years have a special price. Para consultar disponibilidad de The Blue House, por favor contacte con el propietario, gracias. Los niños menores de 4 años tienen un precio especial.