|Minimum Stay||3 - 4 nights|
All the apartments in this catalogued historic building have been individually designed and many retain their Gothic period features. This unique apartment with one-of-a-kind Cathedral views was just renovated in Nov. 2012. Situated on the second floor of a true Gothic building (sorry no Lift/Elevator), which dates back to the XII-XIII century, the renovation has been carefully done, respecting the original architecture, to expose the handmade wood beams and the stone walls. The apartment contains both vintage and loft-style-chic furniture. There are all the conveniences you would expect, including free wi-fi and a spacious walk-in shower plus one you might not - enjoying the views of the cathedral right from the living room . The large dining, living and kitchen spaces make this luxurious apartment perfect for individuals who need more space, families or groups of colleagues. PLEASE NOTE: the mezzanine level has a lower ceiling, some people might not be able to stand up in the mezzanine area.
YOUR APARTMENT AT A GLANCE
·high quality 100% cotton bed linens & towels
·Fully controllable Air Conditioning and Heating
·Kitchen with dishwasher, microwave/steamer, coffee maker, electric kettle, refrigerator, glass-ceramic cooktop/hob and stone-top work surface.
·Flatscreen TV with USB & HDMI input
·Washer & dryer
I believe that pictures speak better than words, so please take a look at our photographs. For more detailed information please don´t hesitate to ask.
OTHER IMPORTANT FACTS
· 1000 sq. feet in prime location of the Gothic Distric
· Sleeps up to 8 people
· 1 Double Bedroom , 1 open mezzanine & 1 complete bathroom
· 2 queen size beds, 1 queen size sofa, 1 full bed and a 1 twin size bed
· Balcony with views of the cathedral
· Pedestrian access only - limited entrace to taxis
· No Lift/Elevator - we will help you with all your baggage!
· Not allowed: Parties or Pets
· Optional Free Extras: Baby cot/crib & highchair on request
· Optional Extras (for a fee - please consult) - daily maid service, babysitting, daily trips, bicycles/scooter, event tickets....you ask for it and we will try to find it!
RULES: No parties, no loud noises or music, no smoking, we ask that you respect your neighbors and take care of our place.
Sorry, but due to problems in the past we DONT RENT OUT to guests younger than 25 years old.
This whole adventure started a few years back out of pure necessity. Kelly, being a Spanish-born, Korean-American but rooted in Barcelona for the past 17 years wasn´t able to find a decent long-term accommodation for all her visiting family and friends. Thus, Sal & Kelly, owners, decided to remodel one of their apartments in the gothic quarters. It started with one and continued with the rest of the building, a unique 12th century antique convent.
KELLY purchased this apartment in 1974
THE NEIGHBORHOOD & SURROUNDINGS
Situated in the heart of the vibrant Gothic District, right behind Barcelona´s Cathedral, the location of this apartment is ideal. You are a stone´s throw away from all the main attractions such as Plaza Sant Jaume ( the council square), Las Ramblas, Port Vell, Born District and Plaza Catalunya. A 2 minute walk will place you right in the L4 metro line which easily connects you to all the other main features of Barcelona such as La Sagrada Familia, Paseo de Gracia with all of Gaudi´s Buildings and high-end shops. This apartment is located in a street with only pedestrian access, making it a quiet and peaceful place but still right in the middle of all the main attractions. There is no location like it anywhere else in Barcelona.
Our cancelation policy is strict regarding the prepayment, once prepayment has been made:
For a 50% refund, cancelation must be made 30 full days prior to listing's local check in time (or 3:00 PM ) on the day of check in.
Although there isn´t an elevator/lift in the building we will be happy to have someone help you out with your luggage at no extra cost. We will be happy to arrange day trips or even a guide for the day at a reasonable price. Plus, we will be more than happy to provide you with all of our knowledge about the city - shops, restaurants, etc... we will try to make your stay as comfortable as possible and give you great tips so you are able to enjoy the city as a local
I stayed here with my husband, 2 boys (6 and 9 years old) and my mom. We all fit in the apartment perfectly. We actually had one more bed that could have been used since my boys shared a bed. Our view was amazing! We opened the window the minute we got inside for the day just so we can sit there and look at the beautiful cathedral. We were just a couple of blocks from Las Ramblas and just down a little side street from the Metro stop. There are so many places to eat and shop within the little area around the cathedral, so we never had to walk far. We also went to a market a couple of blocks away to get some groceries to have in the apartment. The added bonus of Wifi and a washer and dryer makes this place the best choice, far better than any hotel!
I loved this apartment, exceeded all of our expectations.
Superb location in the gothic district, close to everything.
Very clean, secure, well looked after and cozy with beautiful views of the cathedral. I would stay no other pace if I return to Barcelona.
I did not gets a chance to meet Kelly as she was not in Barcelona during our visit.
Her employee(Baadai)..hopefully spelling correct…was a gem. He was very helpful and a pleasure to meet. He showed us how to find everything in apartment. Kelly was also highly reliable and available via email if I had any questions for her directly. Class A act making for a truly enjoyable stay. You have it all in this apartment….great apartment, great view, great location and great host. You can not go wrong with Kelly's apartments. Loved it!
My wife and I have been to Barcelona before and have stayed at other airbnb places until we found Kelly's lofts. This is our second time renting from Kelly. Her apartments are clean (which is a must for us), well decorated and the location for this loft could not get any better. Situated at El Gotico neighborhood, the beautiful Catedral is at arm's length. The church bells do go off but we were out and about most of the days so we were not bothered by it. There are shops, restaurants and the subway station is 5 minutes away by foot. The only thing I could see being an issue for some people would be the walk up to the apt. For us, we saw it as great exercise :)
Kelly was very responsive to all of our emails and requests. Baadei, her assistant, was very kind and was there to help us. We can't wait to come back and stay here again.
They are trying to get us to change our review ...we were terrorized people strangers trying to get into our loft all night... My family was terrorized manager Agrred but owner will not refund. Had to book last. Invite room no where near where we wanted so so scared
Be sure to plan plenty of time sitting inside this rental, staring out the huge window and watching the world go by. Best words I can use to describe is "fully immersed" in the sights, sounds and smells of Barcelona. Located above a cafe, you feel like you live in this great city, not a tourist.
Right next to the Cathedral, you do see many tourists, but you enjoy smiling knowing that their sterile hotel room probably doesn't have a 12' long dining table to talk to family over a big meal you just bought at the nearby fantastic market. Their room doesn't let is huge amounts of air through huge doors at night while you sleep.
A veteran of dozens of rentals, I can say with confidence this is one of my favorite rentals ever. Something about looking out of those windows, hearing the singers at night, feeling the energy. If we go back to Barcelona, we will stay here again.
The owner was very accommodating, even walked us to taxi stand and said goodbye on person. Owner tried hard to make the WIFI stronger in all rooms but only strong in 2 of 4 rooms. Wasn't a big deal. We went and ate tapas instead.
If you want "library like quiet" then this rental isn't for you. We loved the gentle racket late into the night. Made us want to go join the party.
We stayed in Kelly's unit for one week and found it to be a perfect home base for enjoying and exploring historic Barcelona. The unit was impeccably clean, well organized and tastefully furnished—just as depicted in the photos. Kelly was the most hands-on, available and engaged host we've encountered in our travels.
The building is part of the very fabric of the historic Gothic Quarter. If you enjoy imbibing the urban energy, the hustle-and-bustle, the must of the ancient alleys, then this is your home. You'll hear street performers, keep time with the cathedral bells and savor the wafting odors of the cafes. Highly recommended.
Treat yourself to spacious, quiet, luxurious accommodations in a splendid 12th century convent in the heart of Barcelona. We invite you to stay in our one of a kind apartments and make yourself at home in this historic Barcelona residence. Sunny, with great vistas of the Cathedral and the Lieutenant’s Palace. This apartment offers its guests an unforgettable experience of luxurious accommodation and personal care in the heart of Barcelona at reasonable cost.
|Rental Period||Minimum Price||Additional Nights||Weekend Night||Weekly||Monthly||Event Price|
21 Jun 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
4 night minimum stay
for 4 nights
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £49 per night, per additional guest|
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
for 3 nights
|Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add £41 per night, per additional guest|
|cleaning fee - 4 guests||£75|
NO SMOKING ALLOWED IN ANY IF OUR LOFTS/ we don´t rent out to guests 25 younger
PRICES ARE FOR 4 guest/NIGHT! IF MORE THAN 4 GUESTS PLEASE ASK!
Increase on standard prices for special events
Christmas Hol. : + 25% - min. 5 nights
Mobile WC : + 40% - min. 5 nights
Easter : + 20% - min. 4 nights
Formula 1 : + 10% - min. 3 nights
Primavera Sound, Sonar or other festivals +20% increase min. 5 nights
Late checkin fee after 9 pm 30 euros after midnight 50 euros
Lost key - 50 euros
Late checkout if available - please ask for fees
We ask for :
25% deposit in Paypal or bank transfer
75% payable upon arrival in cash or with MC/VISA
cancelation policy regarding the prepayment: No refunds on prepayment.
300 euro cash refundable security deposit
Cleaning fee of 90 euro 4 guests, each additional guest +10 euros more.