The SpaceOur apartment is a very sunny attic with a quite big terrace overlooking southern Barcelona till the sea. Guest AccessThe apartment includes:
- one double room with private bathroom inside
- the living room with access to
- the terrace,
- the kitchen and
- the laundry area (a small terrace with the wash machine and all the cleaning stuff).
The rest of the apartment, including a second bedroom, a second bathroom, one storage and one studio will always be closed and separated from the rest of the rented apartment by a locked glass door. I keep this part of the apartment for me, when I am in Barcelona.
The apartment available is therefore about 45 square metres plus terraces.
We have heating for the colder season but we do not have air conditioned for the summer. Anyway, the apartment is fresh and in your rooms you will find fans.
We offer WIFI Internet connection, TV and radio, wash machine (no dryer), iron board and iron.
The sunny bedrooms has a window that overlooks the terrace.
Your bedroom with private bathroom inside is furnished with a double bed (140cmx200cm) with 4 drawers underneath where you can store your stuff. You can hang your clothes as well, as the room has a hanger too, or use the sofa.
The private bathroom en-suite has a shower (70cmx100cm), a WC, a hand basin, a bathroom cabinet with mirror and bin. We provide toilet paper, shower gel, shampoo, hand soap for the beginning of your stay. In the bathroom you will find the hair-dryer as well, so you do not need to bring your own : )
You will be able to relax and sleep well, as our secondary street, Carrer de la Font del Coll, is particularly quiet during the night.
The price includes fresh and clean towels and bed linen for every week of your stay. Please note that we offer a deep cleaning of the apartment before and after your stay, but not during it. SO, you will need to help yourself with the washing up and the cleaning of the flat. At the apartment you will find all the stuff necessary for this.
The price DOES NOT INCLUDE BREAKFAST but you will find tea, coffee, together with salt, pepper, oil and vinegar.
Guests have full USE OF THE KITCHEN which has fridge, oven, cooker, microwave, cooking utensils, toaster. If you cook at home, you can enjoy your meals in the living room area (with a dining table & 4 chairs and a sofa) or in the terrace (with a big table and 4 chairs, ONLY UNTIL 10 pm).
You will be provided with a map of BCN and tips about the city or one day trips, if you need them.
IMPORTANT: The flat is a 4th floor and we have NO elevator.
If you are interested to stay at our place, we kindly request to fulfil your profile and add a photo: we really appreciate it. Interaction with Guests THE HOSTS
This apartment, situated in a penthouse with a big terrace overlooking South part of Barcelona till the sea, has been completely renovated and we would be very happy to have you stay at our place! The NeighborhoodTHE AREA
We live in "EL COLL" a quiet, green and local area of Barcelona, which is the upper and hilly part of the BIG district of Gracia.
The neighborhood is residential and has some shops (Valcarca Supermarket, Boldu bakery, grocery, butcher, pharmacy, bank) and some restaurants. Near home and a couple of groceries sores that are open until late (22pm). Our apartment is a good home base from which to explore the famous Gaudi's Park Güell: we are only a 10 minutes walk from this magic park (you can see its trees form our terrace!).
Getting AroundCONNECTIONS (METRO AND BUSES)
The underground station (Line 5, station El Coll - La Teixonera) is on our street, just half a minute walk from our front door.
The metro will take you to the city centre (Catalunya Square- Las Ramblas) in 20/30 minutes with one change from our line, L5 (blue line) to the L3 (green line).
If you are interested in visiting Gaudi's Tempe, the Sagrada Familia, our line (L5) will leave you just by the temple in about 20 minutes.
There are buses going directly to city centre too: V17 to Port Vell in the city centre (near the Aquarium of Barcelona and the Maremagnum Shopping Centre) and nº92 to Barceloneta (the most famous city beach).
HOW TO REACH THE APARTMENT
As soon as you book with us, we will email you all the detailed directions to reach us - using the public transportation - from:
- Barcelona El Prat Airport
- Girona airport
- Barcelona Cruise Port
You will also have the directions you need if you come by car.
ACCESS FROM BARCELONA EL PRAT AIRPORT
Just to let you know and have an idea, if you land in Barcelona El Prat airport, the cheapest and easiest way to reach us TRAIN AND METRO.
The train direction Barcelona is just inside terminal 2. Just take this train and get off at 'Barna Sants Estació' (20 minute ride) and, there, take the underground L5 direction 'Vall d'Hebron' and get off at 'El Coll - La Teixonera' station (40 minute trip). There we are and just with a single Zone 1 ticket :-)
TICKETS FOR PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
The entire Barcelona metropolitan area is located in Zone 1, including the airport area.
So, the best and cheapest way to move in Barcelona (and to come from the airport to our apartment as well) is definitely the public transportation system. Train, metro and buses, are all part of the same, efficient and cheap, transportation system.
We suggest you buy a T10 ticket that covers all the Zone 1 (metropolitan area of Barcelona).
The T10 ticket is a carnet of 10 trips, each one of the duration of one hour and 15 minutes from validation. It can be shared by different persons (it is not personal) and can be used on train, metro and bus. T10 can be bought at the entrance station of the metro from automatic dispenser. Other Things to NoteABOUT CHECK IN AND CHECK OUT
As I am not living in Barcelona any longer, but still keep this apartment, I won't be able to welcome you in person at your arrival. Anyway, I have a Company in charge for your check in (and also for the cleaning ). I will inform you about the person you need to contact for your check in as soon as your booking is completed.
Also, you will be asked to have a contact number where we can reach you in case of delay or if something unexpected happens.
Our check ins are flexible but we kindly appreciate if you specify your arrival time at the moment of your booking, or as soon as you know it. This is very important for us in order to organize the day and to guarantee a proper check in.
PLEASE NOTE THAT IF YOU ARE LATER THAN SCHEDULED AND YOU DO NOT INFORM US ON TIME, AT YOUR ARRIVAL AT HOME, YOU WILL BE CHARGED 15 EUROS PER WAITING HOUR. This is done in order to avoid having a person waiting for a check in 3 or 4 hours without having any news.
Normally, if we have previous guests checking out the day of your arrival, the apartment won't be ready before 17:00 pm. If we have no guests leaving the day you check in, you are welcomed to come to the apartment any time in the morning.
As for the check out, the day of your departure, we kindly ask to leave the apartment within 11 a.m. so that it can be cleaned up for the next reservation. If there is no new reservation, you are very welcomed to take it easy : )
GENERAL TIP ABOUT SAFETY
**** PLEASE, IN BARCELONA (ESPECIALLY IN CROWDED PLACES AND METRO) ALWAYS MIND YOUR PERSONAL BELONGINGS! ****
For any other info, you are very welcomed to contact us!
We look forward to hosting you in Barcelona.