Hello my name is Manel and I love travel and I love as well city trips.
The apartment was very well equipped, plenty of guides and hints for the discovery of the city. We have not seen Manel but everything was arranged for us. The location close to the museum Picasso on these cute place, really ideal close to the Barceloneta. We had a very nice time there.
My friend Anne and I had a wonderful time in Barcelona, made all the more incredible by our accommodations. Manel welcomed us to his apartment, which was clean and cozy. He has a huge stack of tourist maps and information, which we made us of daily. It was a delightful experience. the only possible drawback are the number of stairs (no elevator), and the sound of revelers late into the night that echoes off the walls of the 14th century basilica next door. we were not bothered by things, but others who might be should take note. overall, I would not hesitate to recommend our host and his lovely apartment.
The apartment was wonderful and we enjoyed ourselves immensely. It's located in the Born area with a view of Passage del Born. The neighborhood is vibrant with lots of shops and restaurants. Thanks also to Manel who was very accessible, considerate and helpful.
We loved staying at Manel's apartment. The location is perfect as a base for sightseeing, eating out and crowd watching. The remembrance square immediately outside of the apartment gives it a greater feeling of space. The apartment had everything we needed for our 5-days stay, even beach towels. The coffee machine with selection of coffees is a very nice touch. In relation to food, we loved the numerous tapas bars and enjoyed the informality of eating fresh salads and baguetts at Sandwich and Friends. We tried a number of Manel's recommendations and were very pleased. He was a great host who made sure we were happy and comfortable during our stay (he even helped carry out luggage up the narrow and uneven stairs which gives the building lots of character!).
I had a great stay in Manel's apartment. The location was unbeatable! The street noise didn't bother me as I enjoyed being on Barcelona time and when you closed the shutters, the hustle and bustle was closed off too. The stairs proved tricky with a 20kg suitcase but a backpack would be fine. The apartment had everything I needed and Manel ensured there were some basic supplies available. Thanks Manel for the great communication, directions and hosting my stay in Barcelona!
We absolutely loved staying in Manel’s completely charming Barcelona apartment for our honeymoon week. It was amazing to overlook the cathedral, and to be so near zillions of fantastic restaurants, stores, the subway and a beautiful park.
Manel was the perfect host, greeting us at the door when we arrived, and providing lots of printed information about Barcelona. The apartment was beautiful and clean. Manel checked in by email a day after we arrived to be sure everything was fine, and also sent an email on our last day to let us know it was an important Barcelona holiday. We could not have imagined a better place to stay or a more perfect host. Thank you so much, Manel!!!!!
My husband and I spent three nights at Manel's place, and we really enjoyed it. The location is GREAT-close to the beach, el barri gotic, etc., but also a little removed from the masses of tourists in BCN in august. The apartment has a lot of character, with the windows opening to the square and a church window. Also, Manel was terrific--we did not actually meet him, but he organized for us to pick up the key from the shopowner below, was always responsive to our emails and questions, left us with a lot of recommendations of where to go, and his apartment was full of maps and books about BCN that came in very handy.
The things to be aware of, as others have noted - this is an old building, so the staircase is steep, and hot water is scarce. Also, because the apartment is on a square, it is noisy, even with the windows closed. We did not have the best night's sleep or showers, but we had a great time and are glad that we stayed here.
We really enjoyed staying at Manel's apartment in Barcelona! The apartment is in a great location next to tons of restaurants and bars. Manel was very helpful with suggestions on where to go and how to get around the city. He provided guidebooks for us to use during out stay. He is an incredibly thoughtful host! Thank you for helping make our stay in Barcelona so memorable!
We have nothing but great things to say about Manel and his amazing apartment. Months before our departure we received multiple emails with wonderful advice on everything from local restaurants to unique sightseeing options. We took him up on many of his suggestions and couldn’t be happier that we did. The apartment is quite spacious and had everything that you could want/need for your stay. The balconies were amazing and we found that if you closed them at night and turned on the fan that you could sleep very soundly. As people said before the only downside is the very steep climb up to the apartment. However if this is not an issue for you I would highly recommend this apartment, we would love to return someday!
My husband and I stayed 12 nights at Manel`s flat, and if I could give our stay a 10+ star rating, I would! Absolutely everything about our stay was far beyond any expectations. Manel is a wonderful and welcoming host, and his adorable flat is just the same!
The location is the best in the city. You feel a part of everything even when just sitting in the living room, and can hear the sounds of people and music coming from the squares. Tons of tapas bars and boutiques sit right at your doorstep - we stayed for almost 2 weeks and barely scratched the surface!
We have stayed at many vacation rentals, and I`m not sure anything will top our stay at Manel`s. If only we could live there forever!
Very good guest! Nice and friendly.We'd like to host him again!
Manel is the ideal guest!.. He's low-key and discrete, but at the same time very social and gives a good, friendly vibe...We enjoyed having his company here at dinner... Now, all of us at the house can call him our friend... a presto!
Manel was a man with full of positive energy, polite and with a good sense of humour. He`s welcome back when ever he wants to come back to Oslo.
Manel is the ideal guest!.. He's low-key and discrete, but at the same time very social and gives a good, friendly vibe...We enjoyed having his company here at dinner... Already, after one day here, he was one of the house. Now, all of us at the house can call him our friend, and soon, we hope to visit his apartment in Barcelona (http://www.airbnb.com/rooms/11206?price=126).. A presto, Manel
I highly recommend Manel's apt for a stay in Barcelona. The location
of the place in the heart of El Born is truly unbeatable. Manel was also
extremely responsive, friendly and quickly replied to all the questions I
had. Amazing place and great host.
We stayed at Manels apartment for 5 nights. It was perfect. The location was ideal. We were able to walk to all the main atractions. The place was very comfortable and Manel was a perfect host. I highly recommend.