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Perfect location in the delightful area of Gracia. At least 4 small supermarkets less than a hundred metres away. So many wonderful squares and hundreds of cafes. Easy walking distance from 2 Metro stations. Excellent English language bookshop no more than a stroll away. The apartment was very clean and comfortable. We chose two bedrooms. Very well-equipped kitchen. Top class air conditioning (Daikin), and double glazing. We're flying all the way back from Australia to stay there again next year. This year we stayed 4 weeks, so it was a good test. Our apartment wasn't at all noisy. We had a garden view, which was really a view of the small gardens of local residents. Perhaps the street view would be noisy. We chose to hardly travel more than walking distance to eat or explore. Absolutely recommended.
I'm sorry to be giving an average review, as I can see plenty of others have had very good experiences here. Pros: Good location. Well equipped apartment. Roof terrace. WiFi Cons: On a busy & noisy street. Beds not very comfortable Excellent communication from booking through to arrival, with Kim being very welcoming as he showed us around the apartment. Included is a small box of cleaning products (dishwasher and washing machine tablets as well as cloths, sponge & washing liquid) and a small condiments and tea/coffee sachets bag, which was especially useful seeing as we arrived just as the small supermarket opposite had closed at 11pm. There is WiFi which was perfectly adequate for general usage. The apartment decor is modern and it is well equipped with large fridge and freezer dishwasher, washing machine, dryer, hob, oven & microwave though if like us you eat out, then a lot of this is irrelevant anyway and also head up to see the roof terrace if you want to sit in the sun. The bathroom is good size with a powerful shower and there's also air-conditioning/heating which you can adjust as needed. The apartment has a twin bedroom with a double sofa bed and was ok for us as a couple and a 13 yr old. The location is away from the tourist crowds with plenty of small shops, bars, cafe's and restaurants which are full of locals in the evenings where you can get a good meal at a very reasonable price. Just a few doors up the street is a fantastic coffee and doughnut shop (Lukumas). It is also very near a couple of attractions, i.e. Parc Guell & Casa Vicens Gaudí. We walked up to Parc Guell but in hindsight either use a taxi or find the escalators to make it easier because it is very steep uphill walk. Access to other parts of Barcelona are very easy with the Metro a few minutes walk away or by taxi which are very cheap in comparison to the UK. There were a couple of negatives, the beds in the bedroom were very firm with the sofa bed not particularly comfortable either. However the main issue was noise from outside, because even with the double glazed windows, shutters and blinds closed and also being on the 4th floor you could easily hear people talking, cars, scooters and lorries driving past on the busy one way road, well past midnight and until about 2am on Friday and Saturday, with the bin lorry making a racket every night around midnight, the road noise starting again by 7am. It was also possible to hear noise of washing machines and chairs being slid on the floor from other apartments. Finally a word of warning, we found that having the aircon running (even on the lowest fan setting) created a cold draught over the sofa bed which meant that it had be switched off overnight. So for these reasons during our week's stay, I can only give a 3 star rating, as an obviously recently refurbished building inside and out, it should not suffer from noise inside like this.
Loved just about everything witht this place. Awesome location. Great neighborhood with lots of little boutiques, restaurants, coffee places, people walking around, walking distance to the metro and bus stop and all there is to see in the Gracia neighborhood and beyond. Apartment was very comfortable, very quiet, had an awesome shower and a washer dryer. The only thing I would recommend the agency to do would be for apartments to be better appointed. ... such as salt and pepper, oil, vinegar, maybe an expresso or coffee machine with some coffee? but mostly give your clients more toilet paper and soap for washing machine. We had to buy our own. Otherwise, great stay! Loved Barcelona and the Gracia neighborhood.
We enjoyed a lovely stay in Barcelona in these apartments. The area of Gracia is absolutely beautiful and relatively unaffected by mass tourism. Clean, well kept, modern and practical apartment. We were provided with a welcome pack with small amounts of dishwasher tablets, washing tablets, dishwashing liquid, cloths, salt, pepper etc which was very helpful. So useful to have the huge fridge for drinks as we went in the heat of August! Extremely clean bathroom and kitchen, massive shower. Great local businesses offering lots of choice for food. Condos convenience store directly opposite. 5 minutes walk up a lovely street to the metro. Would definitely stay again. Kim was very welcoming and helpful even though our flight was delayed by 6 hours! Great service!
We stayed in the one bedroom apartment which also has a sofa bed as there was 4 of us on the trip. We found the apartment very clean and modern as well as being spacious enough for the group of us. The apartment is located close to a metro station - Fontana (5 min walk) and within walking distance of some of the other sites. The taxi driver that Bonavista recommend was very reliable and turned up on time for both our pick up and drop off - Thank you Carlos!! All in all we had a great weekend and wouldn’t hesitate to recommend Bonavista Apartments to family & friends looking at going to Barcelona! Thanks again!!
We visited Barcelona as two families staying in 2 apartments and this was a fab place to stay. The apartments were in a good location, a few minutes walk from Fontana metro and there were lots of places to eat close by. The apartments were well equipped and clean. We would look to stay here again when visiting this lovely city.
We found the one bed apartment to be very conveniently situated and in a good, popular neighbourhood. Just a few streets away you can find shops and restaurants - which would meet all needs. A little supermarket is just across the road. The apartment is fully equipped and spotlessly clean. Communication prior to our visit was very good. We enjoyed our stay here and would definitely return.
We loved everything about this one bedroom apartment. We stayed five nights in September 2017. It is fully equipped and would meet the needs of 2 people well. The service provided while in the city and the pre-stay communication was excellent, making the entire trip easy and a pleasure. There is so much to do within the area of the apartment (2 to 5 min walks) that you may be temped to not explore the other districts of this famous city. When you do wish to venture onward the Fontana Metro station is just a few short blocks away. This made exploring the beach, La Ramblas and all points of the city a breeze. If you stay make sure you stop one block away (on the way to the Metro) and have a wonderful pizza square with Alex at "Rapid Pizza" - Tell him Kennon & Noreen say hello. **ONLY negative experience was some spotty internet within our apartment. I mentioned it after the stay and the management said they were surprised , normally not an issue for guest. They would have gotten a 5 star if that had not been an issue for our stay.
My second time staying at the Virreina apt. Much prefer over a hotel room, especially when staying here over a week on business. Nice to have a clean modern kitchen, fully equipped, & separate bedroom. Very clean as well. Great neighborhood of Gracia right out the front door, with plenty of restaurant choices that are not too touristy. Victor, who checked me in, was extremely helpful and kind.
This 2 bedroom apartment is secure, clean and modern. The rooftop area is a great place for an afternoon beer. The general area feels safe and has plenty of great restaurants and plazas nearby. Plus it's only a 20min public transport ride to the beach. Recommend for small families.
Located in Gracia within a short walk of Passeig de Gracia, Bonavista Apartments - Virreina is within a mile (2 km) of other popular sights such as Park Guell. This 16-room, 4-star apartment building has in-room conveniences like kitchens, sofa beds, and living rooms.
Each apartment is individually decorated and features a kitchen and space to spread out with a living room. 32-inch an LED TV are available for entertainment, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Beds sport down comforters and the bathroom offers a hair dryer and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include a washer/dryer, a sofa bed, and a coffee maker. Limited housekeeping is available.
At Bonavista Apartments - Virreina, guests have access to a rooftop terrace, free WiFi in public areas, and express check-in. If you drive, self parking is EUR 20.00 per night, or you can take advantage of the airport shuttle (available 24 hours) for EUR 50.00 per vehicle one way. A multilingual staff is on hand to assist with dry cleaning/laundry and luggage storage. Other amenities at this family-friendly apartment building include express check-out and laundry facilities.