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KITCHEN
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2 Bedrooms, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 6
Barcelona, Catalonia

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Susan M
Parker, Colorado
Level 5 Contributor
58 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“What an awesome place to stay”
Reviewed 23 May 2013 for a stay in May 2013

We are staying in this apartment this week and it is awesome!! I booked online a few months ago based on other reviews on trip advisor and I am not disappointed. The views of La Sagrada Familia are fantastic and the surrounding neighborhood is very friendly and safe. The apartment is exactly as shown in the pictures and we do have a lift to the 5th floor if steps are a problem. We arranged to be picked up at the airport, which was very smooth and Francesc was an awesome driver through downtown Barcelona and pointed out places of interest. We were met at reception by Judit who has been very informative and accommodating and Artur who left a bottle of wonderful cava in the apartment for us to enjoy. Outside is a park where we are able to watch the neighbors play cards and bocce ball in the evenings. Around the corner is a fresh market which has wonderful fruit, vegetables, meats, fish, breads, and other prepared foods. We have found it very easy to converse with Spanish or Catalan speaking merchants in this area and really like immersing ourselves in the culture. They also have the service of taking your party on day trips out of the area or having a chef come to you and prepare a gourmet dinner. Awesome experience staying here at Gaudi's Nest!!!!!

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Liked best: Location and amenities
Liked least: Nothing
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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lizzigi
Glasgow, United Kingdom
1 review
“amazing views, great roof garden, excellent place to stay”
Reviewed 5 February 2013 for a stay in January 2013

We rented the apartment on the top floor and the one below it. The appartments have amazing views and are really light with plenty of space. The reception is very friendly and helpful - and the cava on arrival was lovely. There are a lot of stairs to climb so not so good if you have to carry small children or have any mobility issues - but was fine for us !! We travelled with an 8 year old and he loved the apartments and the roof garden. The rest of barcelona is really easily acessible on the metro and the local area is a really nice place to come back to at the end of the day - great local tapas. There is a neighbour who says ssshhh whenever you close the loud front door but somehow this added to the charm !! I would highly recommend these appartments.

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Liked best: the views
Liked least: lack of cooking pans
Travelling group: Friends
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ChrisTim0...
Widnes, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
126 reviews
43 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
“Room with an amazing view”
Reviewed 20 September 2012 for a stay in September 2012

We stayed at this lovely apartment for 4 nights 8 - 12 September. Apart from the breathtaking view (see photo) it is very handy for getting round. The metro and bus stop are nearby. The open air tourist bus is across the way and also it is near enough, if you like walking, to walk to a lot of places. We arrived by train and took a taxi as we had large suitcases. That took 20 minutes and we left by air and that took us 30 minutes in a taxi. If you go on the tour bus make sure you get a full days use from it as you can get on and off and use the ticket all that day. Judit was very helpful with information and booked our taxi. There is so much to see and do we will just have to go back. Only note for people who struggle with stairs: there is no lift.

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Liked best: The location
Liked least: Air con did not really flow into the bedroom
Travelling group: Spouse/Partner
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RicV
Salem, Oregon
Level 5 Contributor
60 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
“Awesome apartment with an awesome view!”
Reviewed 2 April 2012 for a stay in March 2012
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The previous reviews of this apartment are dead on. The apartment is in absolutely beautiful condition. It is in an older building, but the inside had been completely remodeled. We were on the fourth floor, which is technically the fifth floor because they call the real second floor "Principal." One thing I should mention though is that there is no elevator/lift so if you are not very fit or really old you may want to ask for a much lower floor or stay someplace else. I workout every day and even I was puffing a bit by the time I got up all those stairs. But the view from up there is worth the climb. It is literally right across the street from Sangrada Famlia. The neighborhood is awesome as well. Lots of little shops and restaurants, but be aware most of them don't open until evening when the locals go out. There are also about three grocery markets really close by if you want to make your own meals in the apartment's kitchen. The kitchen is well appointed if you wish to do that. The metro and bus stops are right by the church within a block away. Also the hop-on-hop-off bus stops there as well and you can buy tickets for that in the park. We used the tour bus the first day to get our bearings, and then bought all day passes and used the city buses. Bear in mind that unlike some other European cities, the sights in Barcelona are kind of spread out. You can walk, but you're going to need to use public transport to see everything especially if you are there a short time like we were. What we liked is that the neighborhood is far enough away from the tourist area (Center/La Rambla) and it isn't crowded at all. When Sagrada Familia closes at 6pm it's dead quiet other than locals out shopping. Restaurants in the area are very reasonable and good. The weather is awesome in the spring. It was around 70 - 75 when we were here in March, but summer I'm betting could be uncomfortable if you aren't used to a hot climate. The apartment has A/C though so you'll be okay. If you are looking for hotel/motel services (housecleaning, fresh towels daily, concierge, etc.) then this probably isn't the place for you. If you want a nice, comfortable, kicked-back base for exploring with the most awesome view in BC, then this IS your place. Also, you can arrange with Artur and Joana to be picked up at the airport. We did that and it worked out extremely well for us. I'm always a bit leary about being overcharged by cabs in big cities anyway so this was a nice alternative. I'd definately recommend this for families, but if you have especially noisy kids you may want to pass. This is an apartment and there are regular residents who live here. The very first day we were there our neighbor complained to Joana that we slammed the door. She confessed it was actually her because we had just arrived, but we were extra careful to be quiet after that just to keep the peace. Luckily we're both fluent in Spanish so we knew we were being blamed, and it was nice that Joana covered for us. Joana and Artur were both really nice and helpful.

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Liked best: The view.
Liked least: The stairs.
Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
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JMFinPhil...
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“The very best place to stay to experience Barcelona for the first time!”
Reviewed 6 February 2012 for a stay in January 2012
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My mother and I visited Barcelona for the first time at the end of January and absolutely fell in love with the city. Artur’s and Joana’s vacation rental (and their hospitality and responsiveness) had a lot to do with it. The place was lovely . . . the promised view of La Sagrada Familia from the apartment’s picture window was breath-taking. The design of the apartment was excellent and the furnishings tasteful . . . and spotlessly clean! Poor Artur had to put up with us a lot, however. We had rented a laptop with internet service during our six day visit, and there were technical difficulties beyond his control in the beginning. Eventually, it was all fixed.
The neighborhood is very quiet, with several nice restaurants and a grocery store just a block away. The apartment is near the metro stop for two lines, which made getting around the city a breeze. Taxis were easy to get, as well. Every evening, after a day of taking in the wonderful sights, and before going out to dinner, my mother and I would buy cheese and crackers and a bottle of wine from the local store and settle in to watch men play “bocce” ball and the dogs play in the park below us.
We rented this apartment a few doors down from their home base because it has an elevator. After a day on her feet sightseeing, my mother, who has replacement hips and knees, would not have been able to handle walking up four flights of stairs. To be honest, I still have my original parts and I don’t think I could have handled it! Despite being very conscientious about closing the doors and the cage on the old elevator after using it, oftentimes it would not close all the way. We had someone ringing the apartment’s buzzer two evenings in a row, yelling at us in Catalan. The second night, the same man ended up banging on our door. This terrified us. We thought it was a bill collector in a case of mistaken identity! Artur responded immediately and we discovered that it was a gentleman in the apartment building who was upset that we were not closing the elevator doors “properly.” Even after knowing that we had to be extremely diligent about closing the doors tightly, the morning we left, my mother went down first to take their taxi service to the airport (great service, by the way) and I found that I could not summon the elevator to fetch me. This elevator is quite sensitive, so if you choose this fabulous apartment, be sure to have Artur show you how to use it and practice closing the doors. I know that sounds silly, but it will save everyone a lot of trouble.
Along with the beautiful, comfortable apartment, Artur and Joana included a number of discounts and recommendations to nearby restaurants and sightseeing destinations. Artur was unfailingly polite, patient and helpful, despite all of the trouble we inadvertently caused. I would highly recommend this vacation rental! It was a truly wonderful experience.

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Liked best: The spectactular view!
Liked least: Nothing really! The apartment was missing a wine bottle opener, but Artur fixed that immediately!
Travelling group: Other
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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