Appartement Eixample Esquerre Passeig de Gràcia Valencia ★★★★
Spanje, Barcelona, Barcelona
Montserrat was most accomodating in both welcoming us and checking us out of the apartment at a time to suit our flights which made a big difference to us and for which we are very grateful.
The apartment is very spacious, well equiped and clean. My wife and I stayed with our three children (22,20 and 18yrs) and we all found it ideal. The neighbourhood is interesting and safe with a small supermarket, bakery and greengrocers right opposite our block and which met nearly our needs throughout the stay.
The nearest tube is a 10minute walk and it's a 20minute walk to Place Catalunya. We recommend everyone should buy a T10 tube ticket that costs c.10 Euros and allows you 10 trips of up to 75minutes each on the tube network and on some trains and maybe (?) buses as well. We didn't use the tube often but it's good to use at the end of a long day especially if you end up at the beach or in a restaurant by the sea and have armfulls of shopping.
The furniture, beds (all with medium to firm mattresses), kitchen and bathrooms are of above average standard and the lift and entrance hall are well looked after.
The loggia is a small enclosed balcony that looks out onto the backs of the houses opposite - it's an attractive view but it's not possible to sit and have a drink looking at the world go by. At the front the sitting room windows open out on to the main street but again there's no outside space and this is the one drawback of the place.
There is air-conditioning in the sitting room and the master bedroom suite and there's a safe which is easy to use. There is satellite TV but we found very few English speaking channels. On the wall are framed maps of the city and the tube network. There are electically operated shutters on the bedroom windows which shut out all the early morning sun shine and made it so easy to have a great long nights sleep. The master bedroom suite has an ensuite, the loggia, a dressing room and a sitting room all directly attached and which can be shut off from the rest of the apartment.
The third bedroom is very small, c. 2.5m x 1.75m but our 20yr old tall son slept on the single bed ok and there's bags of room elsewhere in the apartment for storing things.
The lift is small - takes 4 people and no luggage or combinations up to that capacity.
Enough said - it's a really good spacious and well fitted out apartment.
Absolut perfekt ausgestattet, sehr geschmackvoll und zentral. Großzügige Zimmer. Tolles Preis-Leistungs-Verhältnis. Gute Infrastruktur in der Umgebung.