Some appliances did not work (eg microwave/grill and dryer). Ended up blowing a fuse when trying to use the toaster despite using the manual provided.
Not all sockets worked
Staff didn’t mention “Eric’s Corner” where there are free amenities for residents – we spent a while trying to get some basics for tea/coffee near reception but the receptionist at the time failed to mention this at all.
One room had mattresses on the floor without a bed frame – mattresses can move around if tossing and turning! Also this room lacked AC!
Generally a lack of storage space
WiFi was adequate
The lift was quite small-barely enough room for four adults and our luggage
Only first 5 floors have balconies (can't specify when booking online!)
Only one full size mirror which was on the inside of the cupboard door.
We were able to store our luggage in the lockers (uses 1€) which fitted 4 hand luggage sized bags (probably 5 max!)
Good location – nearby shops (bakeries, Barclays bank) and metro and trains
Spacious although smaller than anticipated in comparison to other local apartments I have stayed in.
Helpful staff – helped out when appliances were not working
Provided a useful user manual for all appliances (although the instructions for the washing machine/ dryer and grill were different models!) and information about the local area.
Very clean and fresh design
Spare pillows and a chair
Large safe (good for Macbook air)
Computer available 24hours with internet - very useful
Overall, I would recommend the apartment as some of the cons were room specific. But from my experience I would give it 3.5 stars
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Eric Vökel Gran Via Suites has been personally and decorated by Eric in a style that is a unique mix of functionality and the beauty of Nordic design with all creativity and spontaneity of Mediterranean design.Light and confort create the spaces in the apartments and have the highest level of ecological efficiency and confort, providing every convenience to make the stay as pleasant as posible. This building is located very close to the city center, Plaza Catalunya and Ramblas is the Eixample neighborhood. Furthermore, it is very easily communicated by public transportation from the airport. ... more less
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