|Minimum Stay||3 nights|
The very well-lit 120 m2 roof deck apartment offers space for up to 6 people. Here we are dealing with an apartment with attractive paintings and a modern, but cozy atmosphere. The apartment was completely luxuriously renovated in 2004. There is an elevator. From two secluded roof decks with southern fora, you can enjoy a stunning view above the roofs of Barcelona and the newest architectural attraction, the Torre Agbar, and the Mediterranean Sea. 3 bedrooms: the 3 rooms have day light and are located on the upper level.
We want to thank Mr.Herbach for the wunderfull time we had at his apartment. The place was recomadated by some german friends we have who stayed there last year in December. We read the reviews and were actually a bit worried, as some are not so postive. Arriving though, we were welcomed by a very friendly person who explained us everything we needed for our stay. The area is also great, near the sagrada familia. The most stunning part we thought are the 2 terraces, yes the upper one only can be acsesed through a small window, but that we know is tipical in spain, also the lower ceiling, as this is an attic apartment. We now understand some of the reviews, cause maybe in some countries this concept is not very common, but we travel a lot, especially through spain, and are used to this tipical things, which makes everything for us more authentic,.To our releif everything was as our friends told us and as expected, maybe the sofa bed can be a bit uncomfortable as this is situated in a connecting room, but then again this is clearly explained on the website, so no hidden surprises. We really felt one af the locals and surelly will be back next year. Thanks Mr. Herbach.
This 'Penthouse Apartment' is far from luxurious, I would rate it 2.5 stars. Our first impression was ok, it is in a reasonable location close to the metro and only 3 stops to the centre of Barcelona, there is a good supermarket across the road. When we entered the main foyer area there was a stale smell, not very pleasant at all, the apartment it's self is rather worn and grubby (not like the photos) and the sofa and cushions need a good clean to remove the stains. There are really only 2 bedrooms, one large room has been divided to make two so you have to walk through one to enter the other. There is a sun deck accessible from this bedroom through a small door but it is only approx. 1 metre high!!! So crawl through. The other divided bedroom has a sloping ceiling making it impossible to stand straight at one end if you are over 1.4 metres tall, but there was an air conditioner. Our friends stayed in these bedrooms and we had the other one, this room had two single beds pushed together and a large mirrored wardrobe, the room was very hot (no aircond here) the bed linen was cheap and worn, additional bedding was available but the pillows and sheets I wouldn't give to a charity, they should be thrown out. The bathroom upstairs was ok with a good shower, downstairs the shower was so small you had to leave the doors open to use it, the WC was in the corner ,the lid hit the wall so it would not stay upright and rested against your back. How they could ask us to pay a guarantee for this place is beyond us. There are better places in Barcelona, give this one a miss.
I rented Sigi's flat for the month of September and have only good things to say. For the first 2 weeks my family visited and for the last 2 weeks I spent many wonderful hours on the balcony doing watercolor painting. The location of the flat is in a nice, safe, residential district, but close to all of the wonderful sights to see in Barcelona. The LaSagrada Familia was a fantastic church that was an easy walk from the flat and one could never visit it enough to absorb its beauty. Barcelona is a beautiful destination and I would recommend staying in the flat to anyone. You will have all the amenities of home and gracious Danielle to help with any questions or concerns while you are there. Enjoy!
On line photo's do not do the place justice, obviously taken with a wide angled lens by a professional photographer wearing rose tinted spectacles to enhance the lack of space.
When finding the Appartment...we had no idea it was within a mini shopping centre and the smell leading from the entrance door into the lift and up to the Appartment door was awful.
Living area small but adequate, bedrooms as advertised are totally inadequate, the two smaller ones have a very low and sloping ceiling, this requires any normal sized adult to crouch when inside either room. Each of these bedrooms has one small floor level window, (approximately 1 metre by 0.6 metre) that leads out to the upper patio area, as these windows are the only means of access to the patio it requires any normal sized person to crawl on hands and knees to access the patio. Both bedrooms are also joined together requiring access through the first to reach the second, meaning a complete lack of privacy.
All bedrooms come with some bedding, usually single quilt covers and one bottom sheet, very minimal.
The stairs are very narrow with a part handrail at the bottom and top, but nothing in between when turning the tight corner. In our case we had to empty suitcases prior to ascending stairs due to this corner. Top handrail is fixed to the floor and wall but is very shaky. Of the two light fittings that light the stairway, one does not work and the other is switched on within the upper bathroom, which means negotiating the stairs in the dark first to switch this light on, or leaving the light on most of the time.
Entrance hall light did not work either, both lights reported on first day, no one turned up to fix them during the whole week.
When using the TV we could not access any channels on the cable network, leaving the normal free to air channels for viewing but infrequently channel not available is displayed on these.
Automatic shutter door from living room to patio does not work, this means light and noise enter if someone is sleeping on the camp bed here.
Neither shower doors, in the upper and lower bathrooms, close correctly.
Cleaning implements are inadequate, one mop, one dustpan, no broom however.
No kitchen sink plug
Would not recommend this apartment for anyone over forty years of age or 160mm in height, and obviously we would not be using this apartment again.
Very disappointed with this Appartment.
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Everything is as listed in the description, but be aware the attic room ceiling is very low. The 2 smaller attic bedrooms are connected, so also be aware there is not really any privacy as you have to walk through bedroom #3 from bedroom #2 to get out to the hallway. There is a single rollaway bed downstairs. The master bedroom was a reasonable size, just off the hallway from the bath.
One full bath is upstairs with all the bedrooms and the other is downstairs off the reception.
You are on the top floor of the building and the view is very nice.
The lobby of the building that you have to walk through to the elevator smells like dog pee and we had to hold our noses each time.
The lady who manages the apartment was out of town and had a friend meet us and give the keys.
We had no complaints about the apartment other than it was very hot and we were instructed not to use the main a/c unit. The previous renters had reported it leaking water, so we were asked not to use it so as not to cause damage to the apartment. Since it was the weekend, they were unable to get the unit repaired during our stay.
There is a small a/c unit upstairs, but it struggled to cool the one small bedroom, and did nothing for the other bedrooms or the downstairs area. Since it was so hot, leaving the windows open was no help.
We asked about compensation, but were told by the friend that we'd have to get in touch with the manager by email and ask her.
Later, after we returned home, the manager wrote and told us there was confusion, that we were not told we could not use the a/c. That it still worked, just leaked water. This is not the case. We were asked not to use it because of the leaking water and the fact that it could damage the apartment. We were trying to be good tenants and not cause any damage to the owner's property.
The shower stall in the downstairs bathroom leaked water all over the floor, so we all used the upstairs bath for showering. We notified the manager of this issue as well.
Mr. Herbach has offered us a free weekend in his apartment to makeup for the inconvenience. I doubt if we'll be traveling back to Barcelona from the US just to use a free weekend. We expected a refund of a portion of the rent as we had rented an air conditioned apartment.
We understand that it could not have been repaired, but feel we should have been compensated.
The description of the apartment in the main is a true reflection of what you will find but the sleeping accommodation should be explained better, especially when 3 couples as we were stay there.
Bedroom 1 is fine although does get very hot due to no A/C, bedroom 2 & 3 are basically adjoining rooms, so one has to be accessed via the other which can give a lack of privacy and the only way to access the upper terrace is via a window which when you are over 1.85m tall makes it quite difficult and the sofa bed has to be moved/folded away to make it possible.
Also the down stairs shower room/WC is very small and for adults is a tight squeeze at best.
Although the comments above are negative we did have a good time at the apartment, as the location for travel, restaurants and bars is excellent and being able to walk to the Sagrada Famila was a big bonus
Direct in the center of Barcelona, very centrally located and still with the metro right in front of your house, only 800 m to the beach, next to the famous church Sagrada Familia, shopping facilities, restaurants, shopping in front of the door. This district forms the geographic center of the city. Here you will find the quadratic structure of houses in blocks, each 100 meters long - typical for Barcelona. There is an unending selection of shops, markets, restaurants, cafes, etc. Furthermore, most galleries and buildings are from the 18th century. Here you can can feel comfortable with your family and from here you can discover the attractions of the city together.
Die hier angegebenen Preise sind reine Grundpreise. Der Preis berechnet sich nach der Personenzahl: Grundpreis zuzüglich 40,00€ pro Personin der Woche,beziehungsweise 10,00€ pro Tag. Die Endreinigung kostet 80,00 €. Eine Schadenskaution € 300,00 als eine Garantie auf die Wohnung, welche bei Ankunft beglichen werden muß und bei Abreise ohne jegliche Schäden zurückerstatten.