Excellent Location, Not suitable for 'relaxing'
The location of this property is great for anyone that wants to be able to walk the central areas of the city. Only a 20-25 minute walk to the water front, 10 minute walk to Casa Batllo and Casa Mila (2 of Gaudi's masterpieces), minutes to amazing food and shopping on Passeig de Gracia.
When you arrive at the building (which is situated between a Taco Bell and McDonalds making it very easy to remember) which is steps off of Plaza Catalunya, you enter what I would describe as a mausoleum like lobby which features a chandelier completely covered in what appears to be muslin cloth with years of dust.
While the property photos are for the most part accurate, the balcony is tiny and faces the back of other buildings where there is massive construction happening that will most likely be going on through most of 2020 if not longer. The construction starts very early in the morning as well (sometimes before 7am).
The bathroom has mold growing on the ceiling and all over the shower. Parts of the ceiling are 'coming up' and look moldy. Most of the walls in the apartment are covered in marks, scars, food stains (I assume), and even handprints. (I took several pictures) Even the ceiling in the kitchen area has red blotches.
The 'king bed' is nothing more than 2 awful, thin, uncomfortable, twin mattresses on what I would call Cot Frames pushed together. If you drift to the center, they will slide apart. Lighting in the ceiling in the bedroom would go off and on at will. Other than that, there was a very flimsy floor lamp in there that was not a lot of help.
Overall, it did what we needed it to do, which was to provide a roof over our heads for the hours that we needed it to as well as a place to sit that wasn't a bed or desk chair. If you are looking for comfort and a place to relax, look elsewhere as the place is not well kept and/or well cleaned leaving it difficult (if not impossible) to relax.
Apartment was perfect!!!! Everything we needed. Comfortable. Minor issue with construction noice but we were our and about during the day, so for us not a problem. But the location was the best!!! Close to everything. You can walk tops many places. Loved every minute of our trip!
This was a great little apartment with all of the amenities. A great location near Plaza Catalunya. We enjoyed the small balcony and spaciousness of the apartment. Within walking distance of restaurants, galleries and shopping. Highly recommend.
The employees at Friendly Rental were extremely helpful.
Enjoy! Mary Ann and Bill