Apartment, 2 Bedrooms, 1 Bath, (Sleeps 4)
Lauren and Fernando Negre
- English, Spanish, Russian
We kindly remind you that parties of any kind are not allowed in the apartment. STRICTLY FORBIDDEN. Please note it is very important to be very respectful towards the neighbors, to keep the noise down during the day and not make noise at all from 10PM to 8AM. Please don't forget to bring comfortable shoes with you, since you could be doing a lot of walking in Barcelona, also something to help you keep your money safe from pickpockets, and house shoes as well, as the floors in most of our apartments are over 100-year old mosaics that are not appropriate for being walked on barefoot.
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Wonderful apartment in ideal location
It was clean and the beds were so comfortable! And the service was great. We had a little mix up with the door code and they responded within minutes! Would highly recommend this apartment.
Barcelona Diamond in the Rough
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.
Quite a few small issues that made our stay less than satisfying. Broken shower head ; noisy toilet.
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.
Location was fantastic
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.
Misleading photos of a very basic and unclean apartment
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 .
The location is great and we loved the roof terrace! The apartment is ok
Ok apartment but needs some care and renovation. Very small bathroom. The kitchen needs better, more equipment