The room is a 10 minute walk from reception, and they do not help with carrying bags to your room, so you are on your own. The elevator opens directly into your bedroom, and on one occasion the cleaning staff came up from the elevator to find us half naked taking a nap in the middle of the day between seeing the sites (very uncomfortable). The hotel confirmation included buffet breakfast. There is no buffet breakfast, and we actually had to fight with them in order to get a voucher for a croissant and coffee from a café down the street. The confirmation listed free wireless internet. There was no internet working the entire time we were there. We complained on 3 different occasions about it and it was never fixed during our stay. We ended up spending 25 dollars to use our own internet access via our phones because this amenity was not available. There was also no phone in the rooms, so we spent another 25 bucks just making calls locally on our personal cell phones because there was no phone available there, any the staff was unwilling to make calls for us. Staff was slow, and did not take care of our issues or concerns.
Lisa from California
These five classic studios for one or two people are in a beautiful apartment building located in the best part of the Gothic …More
The experience was good. We got there before check in time, they let us leave our bags at the apartment any ways. It is great value for the money when traveling with more then just 2 people. Locations was great, right next to a metro stop and a short walk from the bus station.
We appreciated the fact that this apartment was located close to the port as we were able to walk to the cruise ship facilities. Additionally it was centrally located within walking distance to fascinating sights such as La Rombla and Segrata Familia. There is so much to see and do in this city! Barcelona has become our favorite city to visit in Europe and this apartment was a perfect place to stay.
"Nice appartment in a good location to explore BCN"
Reception staff could not be more helpful and all had excellent English skills.
Apartment was big enough for the two of us and well stocked with all the essentials, including a complementary bottle of water which was well received after the heat of travel. The bathroom was small but usable.
Location was great, 5 mins from a metro station and even less from a mainline train station.
Close by are many restaurants, shops and a mini market for the essentials. Also close by is the recently opnened Mercat del Born culture centre with interesting displays of the history of the area, focusing on the 1774 battle for Barcelona.
Mark from England
Boasting a convenient location in the centre of one of the most beautiful cities in the world, Inside-Bcn Vidreria …More
The apartment was right behind El Borne museum. Convenient to the Jaime subway station, the Gothic quarter and lots of great tapas bars. The staff was so helpful, providing ideas for sightseeing and dining out. I would definitely stay again.
This apartment is actually one room with the bathroom cordoned off with frosted glass screens and a bedroom in the back. The photos are pretty much exactly what our room looked like.
The kitchen is very well equipped with pretty much everything you might need for cooking (there's a two ring hob and microwave, no real oven but the microwave is pretty big) and the bathroom is bigger than I've seen in many hotels. Plus I couldn't fault it for cleanliness. The bedroom area is small and it can be tricky to get in and out of bed, but the beds are comfortable, and the sofa bed is easy to pull out too.
Some people have suggested the alley outside looks a bit sketchy, but the whole area looks like that and actually isn't at all - there's lots of graffiti but it's a pretty relaxed place that comes to life at night, so it's fine to walk around after dark. You're also perfectly placed to get around Barcelona, close to lots of places to eat and also to public transport links.
One thing that annoyed me is Expedia said nothing would be paid up front and they only needed my card information as a security check. Not true as a third of the overall bill was then taken as a deposit! Make sure you have funds available to cover this before you book.
Michelle from England
The Picasso complex offers modern and exclusive apartments in the historic center of Barcelona , in El Born quarter, close …More
The Apartement was very nice. It was in 2 Minute walking distance of the famous cathedral St Maria del Mar in the center of the medieval old town. There are a lot of Tappas- and Winebars, Restaurants and Boutiques.
The personal (office in the same house) was very helpful and always very friendly.
flo from Basel, Switzerland
Inside-Bcn Esparteria Apartments is a building of self-catering apartments in the historic centre of Barcelona . Its …More
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