Stayed at Apt # 102 from May 30 to June 2. We arrived much earlier than the check-in time but we were accommodated by Andre and then by Victor who met us at the apartment at 10 am. They both spoke English very well. We were allowed to leave our bags and walk around the area while we waited for the apartment to get cleaned up. We got apartment 102 which had a queen bed and a queen sized sofa bed. It had a good sized fridge, stove and oven, microwave and dishwasher. This allowed us to prepare a good breakfast before heading out for the tours in the morning as well as have late dinner on the day we had a late tour. The free wifi was a plus as it allowed the 4 of us to use our laptops at the same time. It had a flat-screen TV and we learned on the last day that it was connected to cable too so we could get English News networks. Previously it was set to Antenna and although there were a lot of channels, none had English programs.
The location of this place has its plus and minuses. On the plus side it was just off Passeig de Gracia and therefore close to the Metro (Subway) and close to some of the must-see sights (Casa Mila and Casa Battlo). On the negative side, it is located right beside a bar where it really gets noisy at night up to the wee hours of the morning. Just make sure you bring some ear plugs so you can get a continuous sleep.
Another thing I wanted to mention is that the Stove/Oven and dishwasher are European. Though I was able to figure how to operate them, it would be nice to have an instruction manual. Same with the washer, it was difficult to figure out the settings.
Since this is an apartment and not a hotel, you don't have daily cleaning and they don't provide you with bath soap, shampoo and conditioner. Either bring these or buy them in the nearby grocery ( Consum along Carrer Gran de Gracia ). Btw, make sure you buy extra toilet papers too as extra ones are not provided. What is provided is, dishwashing soap, dishwasher soap, and laundry soap.
Overall, the great price, amenities, location outweigh all the negatives and We give this 5 stars!!
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