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Description from owner

Description from owner

Bedroom 1 / Bathroom 1 / Sleeps 2 / Apartment
Bedroom: 1  Bathroom: 1  Sleeps: 2  Type: Apartment
Apartment with terrace in Old Town, city center Ba
TripAdvisor property ID 4309890

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Book this 1 bedroom apartment in Barcelona today! A total of 2 people can sleep here comfortably.

Guests can enjoy a air conditioning, internet access, and DVD among other amenities offered by this rental.

Travelers are sharing their opinions on this property. It has an overall rating of 4.5/5 thanks to an average of 137 reviews.

The owner responds to 100% of inquiries and last updated the property’s calendar Aug 22, 2017.

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About the owner

About the owner

Monica R.

Tourist License: Not subjet to public

Response rate:
100%
Calendar last updated:
22 Aug 2017
Overall rating:

Languages spoken: English

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Proximity to TripAdvisor's Top Barcelona Attractions

Amenities

Amenities

General


  • Air conditioning
  • Hair dryer
  • Iron
  • Linen provided
  • Towels provided

Phone / Internet


  • Internet access
  • Wireless Internet

Property Features


  • Waterfront

Kitchen


  • Freezer
  • Fridge
  • Kettle
  • Microwave
  • Stove
  • Toaster

Entertainment


  • CD player
  • DVD player
  • Satellite TV

Outdoor


  • Balcony or terrace

Suitability


  • Children
  • Pets
  • Smoking allowed

Reviews

Reviews (137)

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“Fantastic city and the apartment is in a fantastic location!”

Reviewed 11 May 2014

We have just returned from a week in Barcelona, a really great destination and we stayed in Monica Ramos' apartment. From the start, Monica was very attentive and all the arrangements for the rental went very well. She arranged for pick up at the airport and met us just outside the apartment. She reviewed everything with us and gave us some great recommendations for restaurants. The apartment is tiny, but for our travels it was perfect. Barcelona is so fantastic, that we hardly spent any time in the apartment. The location was super great. When we were really tired, we sat on the terrace and enjoyed a glass of wine, looking out over the roof tops. The only thing that could be a drawback are the narrow stairs that you need to climb to get there. Of course, it is good to get some exercise after eating all the delicious tapas!

Response from the owner Hola, thanks for your comment. I am glad to hear that you had an excellent experience in Barcelona and you appreciated my service,my tips, my apartment and the terace. I hope to see you again. Love Monica

“Cosy city-studio with a lovely terrasse.”

Reviewed 3 May 2014

The apartment is fully functional and well equipped. Monica, the owner is very helpful and caring. It is small though, (good for 1-2 persons) but we do not mind, being only the two of us, we spend most time in the city walking or at the private terrace. This is a perfect apartment for 1-2 persons who want to live in the middle of the city and walk everywhere. And you're be sure about a welcoming, good hand with Monica, caring for you to get the most out of Barcelona. Thankyou Monica for this time.

Response from the owner Thanks a lot to take your time and write the review. It was a pleasure to be your host for your first time in Barcelona. I hope that the second time you come back to my city, you will stay also in my apartment! Muchas gracias, Monica

“Good location, good price, good stay!”

Reviewed 18 Apr 2014

The level of service was really good, the lady was waiting for us at the bus stop on place de Catalunya and walked with us to the apartment. The place it self looked really romantic and cosy. The location couldn't have been better it's so close to the city center and all the tourist attractions. The only thing that was annoying was the stairs... all the steps are out of order.. But we got used to this!

Response from the owner Thank you very much for your review! I am glad to hear you enjoyed your stay and got used to the daily gym :-) Love, Monica

“Our favourite home from home”

Reviewed 11 Apr 2014

We visit this apartment at least twice a year and we cannot fault it .we have stayed at various times of the year and have always been comfortable.Monica always goes the exta mile to be the perfect hostess.new to the apartment this visit was a new boiler.i have to say we never had a problem with the old one but the new one is hassle free and situated outside of the apartment so super safe.see you in June Monica

Response from the owner Thank you very much for your review and see you soon! Love from a very warm Barcelona! Monica

“Lovely March visit to Barcelona at apartment in Old Town”

Reviewed 18 Mar 2014

My daughter, 18-years-old, and I (50-something)spent a lovely week at Monica's apartment. The apartment is very compact--perfect for two people. The bed is very comfortable, the water heater and apartment heat were very easy to manage and the kitchen was very efficient. Pretty much everything we needed was available (hair dryer, kitchen utensils, towels, stovetop, microwave, TV). The wireless availability was great--very strong signal and reliable, and worked in the apartment as well as the rooftop garden. The rooftop was such a bonus! It was sunny and warm during the day and our last evening we listened to music playing in Pla de la Seu, not too far away. Can't say enough about the location, across from Mercado Santa Caterina, close to the yellow subway line and a short walk to Las Ramblas, the waterfront and Palau Musica. So convenient! About the stairs, yes there are 72 (pretty steep and narrow) steps up to the apartment, but there are lots of stairs we climbed throughout Barcelona, so it kind of blended in and got less difficult by the end of the five days. As a hostess, Monica was charming and helpful--recommending a fun and affordable Flamenco show, also a good restaurant (we ate there twice!). She was always available by cell, social media and email, and responded when we had any questions. It was nice to have a local contact to help plan our days. Location is tops, comfortable and efficient. What a charming place to stay. I would recommend it to anyone visiting Barcelona who wants to stay near the center of everything.

Response from the owner Dear Margaret, I think that by mistake you did two times the same review! Thanks again for taking the time and write this review! I hope to see you and your daughter again! Love, Monica

“Ideal location with everything you need”

Reviewed 27 Feb 2014

Monica's studio apartment was great for our 8-day stay. She was very accommodating with our delayed arrival, and meeting up with the taxi driver, Jorge, was easy. (He was a great source of information, by the way!) The apartment's location was ideal: right across the street from Santa Caterina Market, near the cathedral and a short walk to so many restaurants, shops, etc. The kitchen was stocked with dishes, utensils, etc. The wi-fi worked well, and the television and channel choices were nice when relaxing. The building was quiet and we rarely heard any noise from anyone in the building. The noise of the city was surprisingly removed from the apartment as well. Monica offered to come by a little over halfway through our stay and replace our towels and sheets if we wanted. There were plenty of blankets, pillows, sheets, and towels. No face cloths (washcloths) though. The few drawbacks: The stairs. Don't underestimate them! There are 72 of them, they are narrow, and they are not all the same height. Monica's boyfriend carried one of our suitcases up when we checked in, and his help was very much appreciated! The shower curtain smelled quite musty, but when we mentioned it to Monica at checkout she said it would definitely be changed for the next guests, and she wished we had mentioned it during our stay. The studio had a bit of an odor: Monica said that previous guests had cooked fish, and though she and the cleaning lady had done their best, a slight odor still lingered. It wasn't noticeable if we had the heat on or the windows open, but when we first returned to the apartment at the end of the day, we could smell it. Not unbearable, by any stretch. Finally, my husband thought the bed wasn't the most comfortable, but I thought it was perfectly fine. Monica is very eager for her guests to enjoy themselves and she's easy to contact while in the city. I'd definitely stay here again, but I'd work out for a month or two on a Stairmaster first!

Response from the owner Dear A, I am glad you enjoyed staying at the apartment and had a pleasant and quiet time. I am very sorry about the light smell that was still present on your first day and I really wish you had told me about the shower curtain as I really enjoy offering a spotless apartment to my guests. Finally, I deeply regret that your husband couldn't find a bed that fitted him perfectly even in my apratment after the bad experiences you told me he had in other places related to his size. Most importantly, I am happy to hear that you might come back another time :-) You are very welcome. Kind regards, Monica

“Great location, clean, cosy, friendly - but you need to be in go”

Reviewed 25 Feb 2014

My husband and I spent 6 nights at Monica's apartment in late February and we enjoyed it very much! Monica is very friendly and helpful. We also used the cab driver's Jorge's services, and that was excellent too to get to and from the airport. We definitely recommend this apartment for people who, like us, like to be in the city centre, are independent in their travels, and are not looking for luxury but rather authentic city experiences (with their downsides too - e.g. old buildings in Barcelona are cold and a bit damp in winter and need a bit of time to warm up when you switch the heating on, hot water doesn't come from the faucet unless you switch the gas heating on etc.). If you're that type, you'll love the apartment. And, as mentioned in the descriptions, there is not lift, so you have to climb the floors up to the apartment (yes they are narrow, high, and there are a lot of them). For us, it was good daily exercise, but if you are not in shape, do not consider this apartment. As we knew about this, we had packed two small suitcases rather than one big one, and it was easy to take them up and down. The apartment is located just near the excellent Mercat de Santa Caterina, from where you can buy excellent fresh produce as well as useful things like cooked chickpeas, pulses, and spinach, which you can easily use in your own cooking in the apartment :) We walked a lot in Barcelona and it is very easy to have the apartment as a base and go from there in every direction. We also took one day trip to Sitges (lovely in winter) and did a walk in the Collserola woods (from Baixador de Vallvidrera to Tibidabo). What else?? The apartment is very quiet and the bed is excellent. Also Monica has a useful folder with lots of info and restaurant recommendations. Thanks!

Response from the owner Hola! Thanks a lot for your review. I am glad you found my apartment convenient for your holiday in Barcelona and you loved and enjoyed your stay. Love, Monica

“A beautiful location, a wonderful apartment.”

Reviewed 15 Jul 2013

This was a lovely apartment in a ideal location. Monica met us on arrival and gave us a very warm welcome, she provided us with all the relevant information we needed and gave us hints and tips about the city. She was extremely helpful and very friendly. I had organised via Monica for a taxi to pick us up from the airport and to take us back to the airport at the end of our holiday, Jorge was waiting for us as soon as we stepped off the plane so we got to the apartment within 20 minutes which was brilliant and he was very helpful with our luggage also. The apartment itself is small but perfectly formed, the kitchen has all the utensils you could possibly need so you could take full advantage of the Santa Caterina market with its lovely fresh fish, meats and vegetables, this is literally just across the road. The bathroom also has everything you need along with a wonderful power shower which proved to be godsend as the weather was so hot and humid when we stayed, also after climbing all the steps to the apartment jumping under the cool shower was bliss! The large bed was so comfortable and after all the walking we did it was perfect after a long day to ease our aching limbs. The terrace is a sun trap so if you love the sunshine this is the apartment for you! All in all we will definitely stay at Monica's apartment if we visit Barcelona again, I am hoping this will be sooner rather than later as I miss this vibrant city so much already! Thank you again Monica. x

Response from the owner Muchas gracias J !! Thank you very much for this review. I really enjoy to meet my guests and gave them my best! I am very happy you felt good with me and staying in my apartment in our beautiful Barcelona! Will be very nice to meet you again! You and J. are very welcome LoveXX Monica

“A great holiday!”

Reviewed 4 Jul 2013

Monica was lovely and very helpful, even helping to book a restaurant for us. The flat is up some steep stairs but it is more than worth it for the roof terrace. The location is very central and is opposite St Catherine market which is a great place to look around and buy the freshest of ingrediants

Response from the owner Hola! Thanks a lot for your review. I forgot to ask you about that restaurant! Should I try it? :-) As usual, I am going to have a look for this restaurant on tripadvisor and read the reviews about it! Love Monica

“Our home from home in Barcelona”

Reviewed 4 Jul 2013

We have just got back from another lovely stay in Monica"s apartment.Everything was perfect .although not without a hitch ! We locked ourselves out on the second day ! , Monica came to the rescue and was very sweet about it .I cannot rate this apartment highly enough, Breakfast and late evening on the roof terrace are the best !

Response from the owner Hola!! It was a pleasure to meet you again and I really hope this was not the last time you and your husband stay in my apartment. Have a nice summer! Love, Monica

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