The location of the apartment is good. The neighborhood is very lively, and has lots of dining and clubbing options. The apartment has a great view onto Pl. Universitat, and gets plenty of natural light. Air conditioning in the apartment is great.
We rented the apartment for 16 days, and the floors were not cleaned even once. We also actually had to call and ask them to collect the dirty towels on the day when the "fast cleaning" was scheduled. The sheets were never changed, and we had to get them washed and change them ourselves.
The bedrooms are tiny. Do not expect to be able to store your luggage AND have room to move.
Although the view was great, the noise at night was too much as the apartment has no sound insulation and is directly overlooking a main street.
The shower in one the bathrooms kept overflowing, despite having called the office to have maintenance sent over to check it out. They did, but the problem never went away.
Processing the advance payment was a hassle and, unlike what was stated on booking.com, we were asked to complete the payment of the balance amount in the week prior to arrival "because the amount is too high to charge directly to my credit card" and "for security reasons."
I also asked them to arrange a parking spot for me. The parking location was not easy to find, and the parking spots were tiny - maneuvering the car to park felt like surgery!
All in all, it is definitely not worth the money we paid. We could have stayed at any of the hotels around it, for cheaper, and better quality (larger rooms, daily service) - this is not my first time in Barcelona, and I have previously stayed at a few mid- to high-range hotels nearby for cheaper than this, during the same time of the year.
Lovely penthouse apartment. Nicely furnished. Great views.
Had some teething issues but were resolved quickly.
Pool is very small but a welcome relief in the heat.
Would suggest that a simple welcome pack to include tea/coffee, water or something would be great. No salt or oil etc. Would add a nice touch.
We had a wonderful stay in this clean three bedroom apartment. It was an easy walk to many sites and the subway was right outside building. Having a washer and dryer on the first floor was very convenient since we were traveling with 3 kids. The rooftop pool was small but nice to take a dip in on a hot day and the rooftop had great views of the city.
Fantastic location with great views, very clean and modern, lovely roof terrace. Pool is unheated so summer use only really. Some bedrooms were rather small and there is some traffic noise but neither things would stop us staying here again if coming back to Barcelona.