When my friend, Michelle wanted to go with me to Spain (Barcelona & Madrid), I knew I wanted to stay in Barcelona in style with AirBnB.
After doing a little search on AirBnB’s website, I found this beautiful apartment to stay at. It’s a spacious & modern two-bedroom/1 bathroom right in the middle of Sagrada Familia.
Prior to arriving in Barcelona, we had clear instructions on how to get there from their information page. The host’s friend, Frederick met and greeted us promptly to give us the keys.
The apartment building or flat is very secure with an old-fashioned (creepy and but cool!) tiny elevator which went up all five stories in one fell swoop. If you don’t want to take the elevator, you can get a workout on your thighs with the stairs.
Frederick showed us how to lock and unlock the doors. He also gave us a quick tour of the apartment including how to use the cable tv and where the fresh towels and portable heaters were. The entire apartment has been renovated and redone in a modern & minimalist style with shades of white, silver, and turquoise! Both bedrooms had comfy queen-sized beds with clean sheets and pillows. There was also ample space in the white and modern closet/wardrobe and dresser drawers.
The apartment has only air-conditioning (AC/Air Con) for summers. We went in December and there were two heaters – one for each bedroom. If you plan to hang in the dining room, kitchen, or living room, I suggest rolling out both heaters to use since the living areas are bigger.
The bathroom is stocked with generic toiletries and the shower runs hot, which is so refreshing after a full day of traveling. We had no issues with the plumbing which can sometimes happen with older buildings. There’s no washer/dryer in the unit but that’s to be expected in the apartments of Europe. We stayed a week and made sure we didn’t have to do laundry during our stay.
Note: I caught a horrible stomach bug during my last few days in Barcelona and it was nice to be able to crawl back into a comfortable bed to rest the rest of the time.
Overall, a fabulous & stylish stay. I’d love to stay there again.
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