The apartments belonging to “DestinationBCN” are not only beautiful, but also comfortable, practical and perfectly furnished. And that’s exactly the reason, why we are recommending them here!
As so often happens with creative concepts, there is a brain behind all this: Anne Nijstad from The Netherlands loves to reinvent rooms in such a way, that people feel at home within a very short space of time. So, she did a deal with a house owner in Barcelona’s inner city and transformed a few floors of the historical town house into rentable apartments. The end result was 14 really beautiful, practical and cosy living spaces, which can be highly recommended. The advantage of this apartment building is: from the get go you are living like one of the locals, going shopping, brewing your own coffee and have much more room than in a hotel room (which are normally not the best in Barcelona, because just like London, New York and Paris tourists are not very spoilt, but they visit these cities anyway). But have a look at some examples:
1. The “Ghost” Apartment
2. The “Paso Doble”
3. The “Cadaques”
Families with kids, who have difficulties with the timing of meals in Spain (dinner around 9 p.m.) and who rather cook at home (and save a lot of money in the process).
All the apartments have a very well set up kitchen, washing machine and dryer, etc. You can find all details on their website.
The apartment building is in the center of Barcelona, just three minutes walk from Placa Catalunya. The street is also one of the main ones in Barcelona with quite a bit of traffic. Those who prefer it quieter, should book an apartment at the rear of the building.
The lift is an original design from 1900. You feel its history through every shake, rattle and roll. So it’s not really for people who tend to rush through life.
The small apartments can be had from 180 euros, the bigger ones go for 250 – 300.
DestinationBCN Apartment Suites
Ronda Universidad 11
Barcelona / Spain