2 Bedrooms Apartment for Four Near Passeig De Gracia and Sagrada Familia
Lauren and Fernando Negre
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About Lauren and Fernando Negre
We are a small family company. Lauren is from Dallas, TX and Fernando is from Barcelona, Spain. We currently run 21 holiday apartments in Barcelona, 2 furnished homes in Dallas, 7 apartments in Istanbul, Turkey, and 2 apartments in Kiev, Ukraine. Becca and Olga are also family and help with the e-correspondence.
Lauren and Fernando Negre purchased this Apartment in 1895
Why Lauren and Fernando Negre chose Eixample
This apartment is located in our family building, built by my grandparents in 1895. They and my grand-uncle lived on the main floor until 2003.
What makes this Apartment unique
We have renovated this building maintaining all of the original character. It is located in a beautiful and upscale neighborhood centrally located in Barcelona.
Minimum age of primary renter:30
100% refund for cancellations more than 30 days before check-in date. 50% refund for cancellations more than 14 days before check-in date.
Location was great!
The apartment is in a beautiful Modernist building in L’ Eixample, walking distance to Sagrada Familia, Passeig de Gracia and many other attractions. There are restaurants, tapas bars, bakeries, supermarkets and other types of stores in the vicinity. The fresh market of Concepció was a few blocks away. The metro and bus stops are steps away. Taxis abound at all hours.
The apartment is bright and sunny with a beautiful view of the gothic church of Saint Francis de Sales. It was clean when we got there. It could be noisy because the building is on the corner of two busy thoroughfares but we loved watching and hearing the hustle and bustle of city life.
The apartment itself is charming with a terrace, ornate ceilings and mosaic tiles which badly needs restoring. The two bedrooms and the bathroom are smaller than what are shown in the photos, but good enough for two people. The kitchen is quite spacious with all the needed appliances. The apartment has all the basic necessities. If the fraying furniture and lumpy beds were replaced or refurbished, this apartment would rate 5 stars.
Last but not least, Management is friendly, courteous and very responsive to our needs. Whatever issues came out, like with the heating and WiFi, they were quickly taken cared of. We thank the Negres and their staff, esp. Eduardo, for making our 3-month stay easy and comfortable.
We stayed for two weeks, and had an absolutely wonderful time in Barcelona. The apartment is comfortable and well equipped, and ideal for our preferred travelling routine of breakfast and dinner at "home", and lunch out. We found it a convenient location for walking all over the city, and we loved the rooftop terrace - for 2 Canadians starved for spring weather, it was heavenly to have afternoon cocktails on the roof in the sunshine. The Negres were very responsive to our requests for assistance, and we would have no hesitation in recommending this as a home away from home.
Nice Apartment at a Very Good Location
Our family of 4 stayed at this apartment for 5 nights and were satisfied. The photos accurately reflect the rental's appearance and amenities.
The location is very convenient for site visit in Barcelona. 5 minute walk to the metro Line 4 that can take you directly to the beach, and many attractions. There are convenient markets and restaurants nearby. La Sagrada Familia is only about 10 minute walk, and La Rambla is about 20 minute walk. Taking taxi is also convenient, usually costing us about 6-8 euros as the apartment is not too far from the attractions or restaurants. It is recommended to take a taxi to Parc Guell (10 Euros from the apartment) if you don't want to walk uphill for 15 minutes from the nearest metro stop.
The apartment is spacious for 4 people, very clean and well maintained. The kitchen is modern and well equipped for making breakfast every morning before we head out. The bathroom is quite small though but adequate. The air conditioner worked very well and cooled down the apartment quickly, no complaints. The landlord is very detailed and provided everything that we needed. Towels were adequate.
Overall I would recommend the apartment for the location and the space for families that need 2 brm and a kitchen.