Stayed here for 4 nights. The location is perfect for exploring Barcelona. Situated in the cool area of El Born, 10 mins walk from the beach, gothic and Les Ramblas area, it is central to it all.
We were greeted by Christina at the taxi rank and she walked us to the apartments. She was friendly, informative and very helpful. They saved us time searching the narrow streets of El Born looking for the place. She gave us a useful welcome pack that marked some suggested restaurants, supermarkets and bars etc in the area. Inside-Barcelona had arranged a bottle of cava and strawberries at my request as it was my girlfriends birthday. I was expecting to be ripped off for this request when being added to my bill and I was far from right. It was cheap as chips and I was delighted. Christina also wished my girlfriend a happy birthday which I thought was a nice touch.
The apartment was no 31 on the 5th floor and was amazing. Bright, airy, spacious with a modern finish. It over looked the quiet narrow street below and was far better than any hotel because when you go to Barca you won't have time to use hotel facilities as you'll be too busy exploring. The kitchen had everything you wanted if you wanted to cook a meal. We only had breakfast there as there are too many excellent restaurants to try. ( my tip is El Fonda http://www.tripadvisor.ie/Restaurant_Review-g187497-d717275-Reviews-La_Fonda-Barcelona_Catalonia.html but prepare to queue or Little Italy around the corner from the apartment if you're into good food and live soft jazz). There is a cd player in the apt which was great to be able to listen to while getting ready to go out or while having a few drinks. There is plenty of storage space for clothes and the shower was nice and powerful. Great for a wake up call to get you ready for another day of excitement
The only faults with the apartment was that it was to single beds on wheels and they didn't stick together. They moved all over the place. We only had two towels for 4 days. A change of towels after two days would have been nice but I'm sure if I asked I would have got. There are no English channels on the tv but we it's not like we were staying in to watch it.
All in all, great service, super location, fantastic apartment. Couldn't ask for more. Will definitely be back. Thanks Inside-Barcelona!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Inside Barcelona is the best alternative accommodation option in Barcelona. Charming apartaments may be rented by days or weeks. Located in a quiet street in the Born and in Sants. All our apartments are equipped with elevator, air conditioning /heating, TV satellite, Dvd, CD, stereo system, and connection Internet-ADSL 24 hours including in the price. Also it is included in the price, obvious, the water provisions and electricity as well as a weekly cleaning of the apartment, with change of sheets and towels. ... more less
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