Great relaxing views from the roof top. Room was spacious enough for all and good cooking facilities. Easy to walk to restaurants.More
Great relaxing views from the roof top. Room was spacious enough for all and good cooking facilities. Easy to walk to restaurants.MoreShow less
Thank you for your review. We are happy you liked the apartment and the roof terrace.
This had all the potential to be an enjoyable stay - the apartment itself is clean and modern, full of new appliances and conveniences, a nice rooftop terrace, and it is well located to explore the city. However, a number of serious problems prevented us from from enjoying our stay here.
* The air conditioning in our apartment (5B) was faulty and made sleeping very difficult. No matter the temperature setting (anywhere from 18 to 23 degrees) the small bedrooms would be chillingly cold while the master bedroom would be like a furnace by morning. A/C has never been such a problem for me on holiday and it actually prevents us from sleeping. There needs to be a second thermostat for the master bedroom as it gets tons of intense heat from the morning sun.
* Sleeping was made doubly difficult by the schoolyard directly in front of the building adjecent to the master bedroom. At 8am each morning, around 100 loud schoolchildren congregate there and make sleep difficult, especially if you have to have open windows due to the A/C issue described above.
* During our stay, maintenance people continually entered our apartment early hours without our permission. We don't know what their business was or why they felt it was OK to walk in on our personal space repeatedly. If maintenance needs to tend to an urgent matter in the apartment then they need to arrange a date and time with us for them to enter.
* Several other smaller issues also contributed to the apartment disappointing us, including the pool being much smaller than it appears and being closed for maintenance during parts of our stay; the smaller bedrooms and beds being child sized and not really suitable for adults; waiting for the apartment staff to arrive and them not having a record of us already having paid; the elevator was broken for 2 days of our stay; sliding doors in the apartment making the bedrooms feel less private; etc.
If management were able to fix the issues described above, there is no reason why these apartments wouldn't be a great place to stay in Barcelona.
Nice, clean, modern apartment with great lay-out. Located in a quite neighborhood (only noise came from a school's playground next door) and well situated for getting to all Barcelona sights easily. Comfortable beds and a lots of storage for your clothes and stuff (even a safe available). The WIFI worked perfectly all through our stay which was a big plus. Beautiful roof terrace which we really enjoyed. Well equipped kitchen. Only downside was that some basic essentials like salt, pepper and oil for cooking were not provided and that there were insufficient supplies of toilet paper, product for dishwasher and garbage bags. Overall, I would still recommend this apartment since we had a great stay there!
Thank you very much for your comments Charlotte.
We are happy you liked the apartment and enjoyed your stay.
We will check to provide enough supplies in the future.
We had the big apartment on the fifth floor for 9 nights. The apartment is renovated and well equipped with everything you need. The beds are comfortable and there is enough space for hanging around with four people. The commune terrace is very nice for having an aperitif before dinner or just read a book sitting on the sun.
Thank you for your comments Giuseppe. We are very happy you enjoyed your stay. We hope to host you again in the future! Best regards, Luis
I booked apartment through TripAdvisor direct for me, my 2 daughters and granddaughter, and service from Luis and others at Aparteasy was great, emails responded to quickly; they arranged transport to and from the airport and that worked very well. Luis greeted us at the apartments, good English so nothing lost in translation! As we were a last minute booking we swapped apartments after the first night - (this had been agreed beforehand) both those we stayed in were equally comfortable, excellent beds (mattress quality always a worry but these were v.comfortable and looked new) and all facilities as promised - including effective air con and a lift. Apartments at the back of the building very quiet; we were at the front for 3 nights and although on busy street, road noise kept to a minimum by double glazing. Overall the apartments were exactly as described and ideal for families or groups. The roof terrace pool was really only a plunge pool but perfect for cooling down and for kids, as was not too deep. Location was great - only a block from the metro which quickly took us to the beach (1change and 3 stops) or the sights (Catalonya Square and Las Rambles 2 stops). We purchased a 3 day pass for the underground, about £20 each but well worth it as only way to travel other than on foot. I did a bit of research about the cost of apartments and I think these were good value considering the location and the standard of the facilities. Thanks Luis and team! (Only one small thing; when we go again I would have the confidence to pick up taxi at the airport myself; some other tourists we spoke to had done this and only paid half of what we had paid with our pre-arranged taxi).