We used this apartment to base our stay in Barcelona. It was an excellent decision, right in front of a bus stop, close to 3 metro stops, the Sagrada Familia within 15 minutes walking distance and with local stores nearby it was perfect for a family holiday.
We were greeted by Martin who was very good at telling us about the area and recommending where to visit. The neighbourhood was very local and away from the tourist area so quiet at night, even though the apartment is on a busy street, the double windows made it quiet at night.
The only comment is the beds. The bed in the 2nd bedroom is really hard and my children found it hard to sleep on - maybe a suggestion to buy a bed-topper to make it a little softer. And also because there was little communication between Martin and the other agents, we had someone knock on the door telling us that we had overstayed even though we had paid Martin the extra night.
Overall we had a lovely stay at Joana Green.
We stayed 4 nights in Barcelona. Apartment is clean, modern & nice beds. Location is just 10mins slow walk to Sagrada Familia. However, early check-in before 1pm (even its 30mins earlier) requires additional EUR20 with the reason of additional cleaning help needed and late check-out after 11am (we had to extend as our flight was 5pm), it's an additional EUR30 although the apartment doesn't have any booking. Communication is rather hard with owner as everything is managed through the housetaker which also manage a few others property. Only 2 toilet rolls were provided for 3 of us for 5 days 4 nights!
Met at apartment by rep as agreed and shown around the apartment. Location was great - 2 minutes from Sagrada Familae and with supermarkets and café all nearby. The apartment had good facilities including dishwasher and smart TV. During one day of the stay, the water to the whole building was cut-off by the council for repairs - the owners refunded a portion of the price for this - which was great.
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This apartment really served us well for our one week stay in Barcelona. It's within about 3 blocks to Sagrada Familia, and is between two metro stops. We frequently used taxis and never had a problem catching one in front of the apartment. It never took long to access other parts of the city by whatever means of travel we used. Plenty of bakeries, stores and restaurants nearby. I would take a morning walk in the direction of Sagrada Familia to pick up fresh croissants, and it was always a thrill to see the church in the morning light.
The owners were very easy to work with. No problems getting the rental set up on line, and we were met at the apartment for check in as promised (although because we arrived two hours early due to an early morning flight arrival, checking in at 11 am instead of 1 pm, we were charged an extra 20 euros). The apartment came with all the essential kitchen items, including a kettle for heating water for tea or instant coffee. Although we ended up not doing any cooking, skillets, pots and pans are there, as are plates, glasses and utensils. You do need to bring your own bath soap and shampoo, although the nearby stores have these and other personal items if you don't want to haul them yourself.
I highly recommend this apartment as your base for a stay in Barcelona.
Lovely 2 BR apt located in a nice neighborhood, just 2 blocks from Gaudi's Sagrada Familia basilica, the Metro, tourist hop on hop off bus stops and surrounded by loads of small and medium cafes, bakeries, grocery stores and a variety of shops. The streets are not crowded with tourists except immediately around the basilica. There are city bus stops right in front also.
The apartment is light, recently decorated with modern furniture, cooktop, oven, microwave, large fridge/freezer, air conditioning, wifi, tv, dishes, cooking utensils. Two twins in one BR and 2 larger beds in master. Modern bath, double sinks, excellent shower.
Really quiet and building has a locked lobby with doorman at times. We have really enjoyed the ease of getting around, coming and going as we please, and comfortable beds after lots of walking.
Would have liked some instructions on use of washer/dryer, microwave, tv and a channel guide as they are very different from US appliances. Was able to find manuals online for some! Big help. Fortunately we were so busy really didn't miss the TV much.
If you want to start and finish every day of your stay walking past Sagrada Família, stop searching. Joana Green is literally just a few steps away from Gaudi's masterpiece, where you'll also find a metro station serving Lines 2 and 5, which will take you downtown. There are also plenty of supermarkets nearby with one just around the corner.
The apartment itself is very spacious and very well-equipped. Perfect for two couples or a family of four or if you make use of the sofabed even more. Everything is as on the pictures.
Our host, David made us feel very welcome and explained everything in detail.
Can't say anything bad about this place. We hope to be back soon!
We had very good time during our stay in Barcelona in December 2015. The position of the flat helped us to use the Metro, as well as to visit the well known points of the city. The organization of the flat was perfect for the 4 of us. We didn’t use so often the kitchen equipment, but were there when we used them and they worked perfect. Was clean and quiet enough, comparing the position on the street Valencia 494.