This apt is right in the middle of high end retail and close to a lot of attractions. Loved the place I would simply note that the beds are not the best. Otherwise, it is great.
Great location - poor service and disappointing apartment
The location could not be more central - very safe entry to apartment and simply cross the street to get to the bus to/from the airport. Great to be able to store luggage at Friendly Rentals office until check in time. But... there was not a 2nd set of keys in the apartment as indicated, and multiple phone calls and waiting around needed to resolve. There were not enough sheets for all beds, and no extras delivered while they were promised. The ceiling and shower head are so low in the upstairs bathroom that anybody approaching 6' would be miserable. The single bed mattress in downstairs bedroom felt like cardboard, and the downstairs shower is tiny, tiny - your elbow hits the faucet continually turning it off or cold. The drain was blocked, and this problem was resolved very quickly (thank you!). The area that supposedly housed a second single bed was a loft with a steep ladder had only two large cushions - unsuitable for comfortable sleeping. We were told the apartment could sleep 6 - and it would have been a stretch. These apartments come with a small bag with single serving sized olive oli, vinegar, dish soap. a laundry pod, a dishwasher pod, a dish rag --- don't expect anything else to stock a kitchen, etc. It was clean and bright.
Great location; some things to consider
You can't beat the location of this apartment in Barcelona - half a block away from the main square and the top of the Ramblas; walking distance to Barre Gotic and Eixample sites and experiences. The pictures accurately show the property, which is on a very busy street, but the apartment is on the back side of the building, so it is quiet. The view from the floor-to-ceiling window is just the back side of office buildings, but the place gets plenty of light and is very pleasant.
The management company was very responsive to our one concern - the wifi did not work when we first arrived. That was taken care of, although the wifi speed was always quite slow and coverage was inconsistent in the apartment.
There are a couple of things to be aware of in renting this apartment. The loft area upstairs is set off just by curtains, and so any noise from downstairs can be problematic. The upstairs ceiling is quite low: at 6'2" (~1.9 m) I could stand in the upstairs bedroom, but with very little clearance. The main bathroom floor is raised, and the shower is higher still - Anyone over about 5'10" (~1.8 m) will not be able to stand upright in the shower.
The bed in the master bedroom has a futon mattress that is very hard and uncomfortable (and I prefer a firm mattress). The 2nd bedroom mattresses are also very hard.
Overall, the location and ambience of this apartment make it attractive. Adding good mattresses would be a simple fix that would greatly improve the experience of staying here.
The apartment was in an excellent location with easy access to the metro and the bus for the airport. We felt secure in the building and we were grateful for the elevator/lift. The apartment itself was a good amount of space. My aunt and I appreciated having our own bedrooms and bathrooms. On the downside, the internet only worked about half the time and there were minor maintenance issues like a burnt out bulb in the bathroom and a clogged drain in the tub. Also, having to go to a separate location to sign the contract and pick up keys was not convenient. A few adjustments would make this apartment not just a good place to stay but an excellent place to stay in Barcelona.
cheery and amazing location
This apartment suited two couple very well. It is a very central place in Barcelona. Bright , well equipped and comfortable.Best is they have a lift so you don't have to carry heavy luggage up stairs.
We love Barcelona❣️
Location is a 10. Perfect size for our family of four. WiFi good. Lots of hot water.