Posted 06-Mar-2012 on Hotels
This is an apartment, not an hotel so any kind of amenities are not to be expected. Lets start with the Pros.
Location, great location in the heart of Barcelona although it comes with its issues.
Room for many, we were 4 to 6 on any given night and had room to spare with 2 full baths and a half bath.
Historic building from 1856, has its charm
Very thick walls, extremely thin windows. You might as well have the windows open because it doesn't matter. You will hear every shop that opens or closes, all the people in the street.
Very sketchy entrance and building Patio. Most of the building consists of rentals or hostals, it shouldn't take that much for all the owners to get together and fix it up, also paint the front door full of graffitis.
Bathroom maintenance, they need to get deeper into the cleaning and could use some general re caulking.
After booking through hotels.com you must do another registration and pay a deposit. All great there, only problem is that I asked if I could pay with a credit card when I arrived and was answered yes a couple times, but guess what. When I get there they only take cash. So I am there on a sunday, no banks open, trying to use multiple cards at a ATM machine to pay the rest of the stay, and its not the safest neighborhood. I don't mind paying in cash, but they could have just said so so that I would have exchanged at the airport or at my bank.
Comment from Hotel Management
17-May-2014 by Management Avinyo Mansion, Hotel Management
Thank you for your kind comment.
We're sorry about the issue with cash and credit cards.
We were only renting the apartment at the time of your stay, but another company did the check-in, and there sometimes was lack of communication... we're sorry about that.
Please accept our apologies.