Ratings based on 13 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.1 Room cleanliness
3.7 Service & staff
3.6 Room comfort
3.7 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Wales
Location, city vibes.Posted Aug 10, 2014
We found the apartment just as described and exactly as the photos depicted. Yes, the stairs are steep and narrow, but this is an old building, so what would you expect? Yes it is fairly open plan, but then in an apartment this size you would expect this. And yes, if you leave the windows open there is the inevitable street sound, but if you are a family with teenagers, like us, or a close knit group of friends, and you want to be close to all the sights, to bars and restaurants, and are after the city vibe, then this is the right place for you. We enjoyed the feel of the place and our only criticism would be that the air con dripped, but as we were out most of the time it didn't really concern us. Overall, we would recommend this apartment and would usually choose something similar on city breaks.
Recommendedby A verified traveler
Posted May 7, 2014 on Hotels.com
for Business Travelersby Foz from UK
Great location - upsidePosted Mar 3, 2014 on Hotels.com
very close to Cathedral but noisy as a result. Very hard to find too! Cathedral at your back - head for a tiny lane on your left!! Internet not working but functional. 2 people only or 4 if you are really good friends!!
by Alex from Toronto
Don't stay herePosted Nov 4, 2013
Location: In the Gothic area right by Barcelona Cathedral.
When we reached the door leading up to the apartment, my child started to cry. It was covered with graffiti and stickers. The apartment itsefl was on the 5th floor - no elevator. You can only speak with the staff by telephone and they are unhelpful and rude.
Recommendedby Jeff from Nashville, Tn USA
PERFECT FOR "NON-TOURIST" FEELPosted Aug 5, 2013 on Hotels.com
First let me begin by saying that this is NOT a full-service hotel. It is an apartment in a local neighborhood (the best one we thought). Check-in was cumbersome and since we didn't have phone service we had to go TO the check-in area personally. Had we have had the phone, it would have been very simple. That said, the space was great . It was essentially a 1 bedroom loft in a building that is hundreds of years old. It's a very "mod" space with a great modern bath and kitchen, comfortable bed and couch. The balcony was great and looked out over the activity on the street below. The apartment is located near the LaRambla and so food, coffee, snacks, pharmacy, shopping - it's all there. There's been some mention of noise. We pushed open the doors and found the outside "hum" of Barcelona to be great - like white noise. I loved it. Close the door, very few sounds. Be prepared to drag your luggage up 3 flights of stairs but if you are reasonably capable, no big deal. Once you are up - it's AWESOME. It takes a certain type to enjoy this. If you enjoy commercial hotels with the amenities like a concierge, in-house restaurant, in-room movies - go elsewhere. If you want the "feel" of Barcelona, this is it. We will come back. The staff there seemed eager to hellp as well. We had a "brownout" in the area at check-in. They were very attentive and apologetic (although it was not their fault). Great price in a great area and a great space.
NoisyPosted Jun 11, 2013 on Hotels.com
This is a great place to stay for people who want to party, very central, nice decor. However, if you are a family, do NOT stay here. It is extremely noisy - all night long. We stayed a Wednesday through Saturday in May and every night was equally bad.
for Couplesby Darin from West Yorkshire, UK
"As advertised", but wouldn't re-use due to accessPosted May 31, 2013
Apartment was clean and was 'as adcertised'. It was in a great location very close to Las Rablas. The negatives, which I must admit I was aware of before going, were that the apartment was on the 2nd floor with a very narrow staircase up to it. This made it very difficult to carry luggage to and from the street. It was also difficult to get dropped off close to it. The apartment was clean enough with all of the amenities uncluding a bed room with shower and wc. The sink in the bedroom had no plug (minor point). The main room had a table and kitchen area with a sofa bed and ad the benefit of free wifi. All in all I probably wouldn't re-use purely because of the stairs/access, but others may have no issues with that.
Recommendedby A verified traveler
Posted Oct 22, 2012 on Hotels.com
for Familiesby Susan
Great location but has a few issuesPosted Aug 30, 2012 on Hotels.com
The location was great - right in the Gothic neighborhood so could walk everywhere. The staff was very friendly in the office and responded to our requests quickly. The real issue was there is construction being done (unavoidable in a big city like Barcelona) but every morning between 7-9am concrete blocks getting dumped into a big dumpster - pretty impossible to sleep through. Also, there were some young kids renting during our stay who were drunk in the stairwells 3 of the 4 nights we were there and making tons of noise at 3 in the morning - so if you don't need a lot of sleep, then this is a good place for you to stay. The kitchen was great - and the a/c worked awesome. Location somewhat compensated for everything else. Could have used fresh towels after three days.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Scotland
Super Cool and Great LocationPosted Jun 29, 2012
Cons: Entrance looked a bit rough but was
Location: Couldn't have been better.
Location was amazing, tucked away in a nice side street we had La Rambla 5 minutes walk to our right and Barcelona Cathedral 2 minutes to the left. First impression was a bit worrying as the entrance door was covered in graffiti and stickers, a lot of entrances were like this though. As soon as we were inside the actual apartment our initial disappointment vanished. Very clean and stylish with lovely shutters opening up on to tiny balcony to look out on the street. Didn't come into contact with any staff since its an apartment. Would have linked to get towels changed however. If you need a hairdryer take one with you because one isn't provided although it does say this in the descriptions. These really didn't have any impact on our stay. It was great price for a fantastic stay!