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A terrace in the heart of Barcelona

People2
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Space 592 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 4 nights

Overview

About the property

A one room apartment with a terrace over the roofs of Barcelona

One bedroom with a double bed, one bathroom with shower, one livingroom with sofas and flat screen tv, an open kitchen with a high table and stools, and one small office with a desk. Free wireless internet is available in the whole apartment.

The terrace all the necessary outdoor furniture to enjoy meals, coffee or a glas of wine al fresco. Perfectly connected: airport shuttle stops 400 m from apartment (a 20 minute ride from and to airport; stop: Urgell); 15 minute walk to Plaza Catalunya, barrio gótico or Ramblas; 400 m to tube station Urgell and all bus stations (two stops away from Plaza Catalunya).

Registration Number : HUTB-005661-39

Owner
Ana Hernanz
Member since: 2013
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
4 May, 2018

About Ana Hernanz

I was born in Ibiza and went to Barcelona to study translation and interpreting. I immediately fell in love with the city: its architecture, the beach, the whole myriad of cafes and nice little squares at barrio gótico... and Gaudi all over the place. Although I now work and live most of the time in Berlin, I still feel Barcelona as my home. My apartment there and its terrace are one of my favorite spots on earth.

Ana Hernanz purchased this apartment in 2005

Why Ana Hernanz chose L'Esquerra de l'Eixample

The apartment is perfectly located to explore the city from there and still not feel overwhelmed by its quick pace and noisy streets when you are at home. It is an attic, located on the sixth floor in a quiet street, so you can quietly have breakfast or dinner on the terrace. At night, you look directly on the beautiful Tibidabo church, all lit up. During the day, you are just eight blocks away from Paseo de Gracia or Rambla Catalunya (Barcelona's high streets and Gaudi's most famous buildings) and it takes only 15 minutes to walk to the Ramblas. By tube it is two stops: just 5 minutes.

The apartment is full of light and sun. I enjoy every single day I spend there.

What makes this apartment unique

I like having a cup of tea or a glas of wine lying on the sofa on the terrace, looking at the seagulls fly by, watching the roofs and the changing sunlight as the day comes to an end. I the morning you can watch the sunrise from bed. The terrace is my absolutely favorite spot in the apartment and the reason why I bought it, together with its central location.

Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in L'Esquerra de l'Eixample in Eixample

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 6
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Self-catering
Floor Area:
  • 592 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 16:00 / Check-out: 11:00
  • Max. occupancy: 2
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • beach ...
  • city centre ...
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Lift
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Towels Provided
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
Dining:
  • Dining Area
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - Toilet , Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 2
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 Double Bed
Entertainment:
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
Attractions:
  • marina
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • antique hunting
  • photography
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling

Reviews

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(24 traveller reviews)

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A terrace in the heart of Barcelona
average rating of 4.75 based on 24 reviews
5

Great Place

  • 5 of 5

Ana was very helpfull and he friend Lee was there for us if we needed anything . The Apartemnt is very nice and nice patio. Would book again if we go back to Barcelona

  • Review Submitted: 22-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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Nice stay in a local neighborhood

  • 4 of 5

We very much enjoyed our stay in Anna's beautiful apartment. We loved the outdoor sitting area and especially loved that her place was outside of all the touristy areas, but a very short subway ride to be right in the middle of it all. The subway was about a 5 minute walk from the apartment. There was a supermarket within a 2 minute walk which had everything you could need. There are countless restaurants, bars, coffee shops in every direction from the apartment. We took the aerobus to and from the airport, which drops off/picks up 5 minutes from apartment. It was very convenient and inexpensive. I would highly recommend the apartment for a couple who want to enjoy the city but not necessarily be in the heart of the tourist area.

  • Review Submitted: 06-May-2018
  • Date of Stay: April 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Nice apartment, responsive owner

  • 5 of 5

Very easy to work with. Comfortable apartment. Great bed, and reasonably quiet. Very good value!

  • Review Submitted: 01-Mar-2018
  • Date of Stay: February 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Fabulous

  • 5 of 5

Very organized arrival and departure.

We loved it!

  • Review Submitted: 22-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: January 2018
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
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4

Conveniently placed and well eqipped

  • 4 of 5

This apartment was well positioned about 20 minutes walk from las Rambles and just a short stroll to the metro and bus services. Comfortable inside and well equipped, the only down side was Barcelona's cool weather stopped us from using the balcony.

  • Review Submitted: 02-Jan-2018
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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4

Quaint with all the necessities

  • 4 of 5

We were met at the property by Lee. He was very nice and he showed us around the apartment. It is decorated nicely, however, if you are a prude or have children that you don't want to see nude art (paintings, not pictures), this is not the place for you...I loved the art, it was very tasteful. The kitchen has most of what you will need, except there was only one butter knife. It was great to have a Nespresso type coffee maker. The stove worked well...we did not use the oven. The refrigerator was decent size for a short stay. The apartment is equipped with a clothes washer, but does not have a dryer. You can hang your clothing to dry from a small line out the window, but in winter it is best to walk a block away to the laundromat to dry your clothes. The hot water works well, and the heater works (it is piped heat, not central air), but every time we would set it to 21 Celsius before bed, it would reset to 17.5 by morning (not sure if it is on a timer to reset somehow). The bed was one of the more comfortable futon type beds we used of the 3 VRBO rentals we visited on our trip, however, it is still a futon or half mattress (maybe 6 inches thick) not a full 12 - 16 inch mattress so don't expect too much. The only negative things that I can say about the apartment are that the shower does not drain well, so you can't have the water on full or it will flow onto the bathroom floor, the deck does not get much sun in winter, so we never even used it, and the location is not very close to many of the attractions and sights of Barcelona, so you will probably want to take the bus or metro. The subway / metro station is a 3 block walk, so if you take the metro from the airport, be prepared to drag all of your luggage for a 7 minute walk and up 1 flight of stairs to the elevator (I suggest taking a taxi for 17 Euro if you have a lot of luggage). The apartment was reasonably priced and if you don't mind a short walk to the subway or bus stop, you will enjoy staying here.

  • Review Submitted: 12-Dec-2017
  • Date of Stay: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Location

Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Barcelona
Nearest Ferry
4 Kilometres
Barcelona Harbour
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Sants Estació
Nearest Beach
5 Kilometres
Barceloneta
Car: not necessary

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Prices & Availability

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Additional pricing information

Cleaning Fee £43.82

The weekly rate includes the cleaning fee.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund for cancellations more than 7 days before check-in date.
  • 100% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.
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