My wife, Sister and her Husband were looking for a place to stay before we set sail on our Bucket List Cruise of the beautiful Mediterranean. The Cruise started in the beautiful city of Barcelona and of course we wanted to see some of the city before setting sail. We found this place on Trip Advisor and contacted Enric about staying in his apartment. This was the perfect place to set out on our adventures in Barcelona. The place was modern and beautiful. The fridge was well stocked with wine, beer, soft drinks and fresh fruit that came with the cost of the rental, along with a pantry full of cakes and snacks. We were blown away with the provisions that Enric had provided. We were across the street from a Taxi Stand and the Metro, both of which we used extensively for the two days we were there. The apartment was right across from the beautiful Sagrada Familia. We had no trouble communicating with our host, Enric, who was more that helpful with advice about how to get around. He even made lunch reservations at Bilboa, a restaurant where local Barcelona residence eat. Lunch was fabulous. I think, during Football season (soccer to Americans), If FC Barcelona, one of the great teams in world football, is in town and playing, 4 tickets to the game are included in the price. We loved staying there and might come back to take Enric up on the offer of the Football tickets.
Where do I start? Enric is an excellent host with a beautifully designed apartment overlooking the Sagrada Familia. He stocked the refrigerator and cabinets with more than enough fresh fruits for our family of 5 to halfway finish. We also didn’t have to worry about juice, coffee, sodas, sparkling and still water, wine, beer or cava, eggs, cakes, and more.
The towels and bedding are top notch. And, there is a maid who comes in for two hours a day to clean and do your laundry.
Enric also is generous in giving suggestions of what to visit and where to dine.
Truly an exceptional home away from home. You will not be disappointed. My family wants to return!
Adjacent to the Sagrada Familia. The apartment was modern and well maintained. Even though we were delayed Enric A waited late for us and ensured we were comfortably situated. He had stocked the pantry and refrigerator with wonderful drinks and snacks. Enric A gave us great advice on how to tour Barcelona in the time we had. I would definitely recommend!
I was hesitant to book an apartment online in a foreign country with no back-up plan for so many reasons but this experience changed all that for me.
I had everything going against me - I use a wheelchair full-time, we were unsure of our exact travel dates, and I was trying to finagle my 3 grown children’s schedules to make this all happen. As it turns out - I had absolutely nothing to worry about and Enric made this a completely painless vacation.
As I said, this is less like staying in an apartment and more like staying in a fancy vacation club condo. Except you have housekeeping every day (thank you, Mercedes) and an on-call concierge (Enric) to help you plan your days. Like all the reviewers before me, this was an amazing Barcelona experience. Being so close to the Basilica was incredible- we were even able to attend Christmas Eve mass in the Crypt Chapel. While the neighborhood is touristy, being in a crowded area has its perks — it’s also full of bakeries, gelaterias, and small stores. With the grocery stock that Enric did prior to our arrival we were just able to make small purchases for breakfast and lunch he even refilled our coffee pods... (we ate out every night though). Our visit happened to fall on Christmas and he even gave us two lovely bottles of local wine, a bottle of Champagne and local candy as a gift. I just can’t say enough good things about this apartment and this experience!
Thank you, Enric! We will definitely be back.
There are three reasons why you need not look any further for an apartment in Barcelona:
1. The location
Right opposite the sagrada familia and with metro, bus and taxi stops outside, plus shops and restaurants on the doorstep. Very easy to connect to the rest of Barcelona from here
2. The apartment
A fabulously spacious, well appointed, well equipped, modern apartment with balcony on the second floor, which is kept spotlessly clean by a daily maid service (thank you Mercedes). Very comfortable beds, a fridge full of supplies on arrival and even beach towels are provided for use during your stay
3. The host
Enric goes the extra mile to ensure his guests have the best possible experience of Barcelona. He was very generous with his time, and with his knowledge of the city, providing helpful recommendations for restaurants, visitor attractions and transport plans. We have stayed in other city apartments and had nothing like this level of service. Enric's help definitely meant that we got much more from our stay than the "average" tourist coming to Barcelona
Overall, i can't recommend this place highly enough. I wouldn't hesitate to book here again
Thank you Enric (and Paola andMercedes)