Celia the host is one best host we have encountered. She is very accommodating and helpful. The internet was down, but she made sure that it was fixed in 24 hours. The apartment is centrally located in Eixample and is minutes walk to most spots. Wonderful restaurants in the area.
The location is quite central with walking distance to metro stations, supermarket, restaurants and Rambla Catalunya. Also easy access to other key attractions like Sagrada Familia, Montjuic, Barceloneta beach via metro. Esther was very helpful and gave us a good orientation and useful tips for planning our itinerary. Apartment was spacious and suffice for our group of 6 adults and 3 young kids. The only thing is that only the master bedroom and living room are air-conditioned, hence, we have to leave all the room doors open to allow the cool air to circulate, which is not so convenient and may not be cool enough on really hot day. Overall, we enjoyed our stay and trip.
I was responsible for booking an apartment in a city I had never visited that would suit a party of seven women but remain within a certain budget. I researched for a very long time but finally chose Cozy Rambla due to the positive reviews, especially of the hosts. From the minute I booked I was very happy with the service I received from Esther. The whole trip went very smoothly including the transfers booked through Esther and the welcome upon arrival, we did not see Esther again as we did not have any problems but I feel confident she would have turned up as soon as we contacted her should there have been any issues.
We all commented on how clean the apartment was and the beds were incredibly comfortable albeit a bit squeaky! As a party of seven women there is never going to be enough bathrooms or wardrobe space but we did feel a bit more could be done in the twin rooms such as the addition of a mirror or hanging pole in the absence of a wardrobe with hanging space, maybe even a small bedside table? This would not be an issue at all if the apartment was let to a couple of families as small children do not care for such things! It is these little issues that prevent it being 5* and, apart from the addition of another bathroom, they can be easily addressed which would then make it perfect!
The only other little thing we could add to improve the interior was maybe a larger kettle, the one provided only has the capacity for 3 or 4 mugfuls of water.
The lift is a godsend, we did venture up and down the stairs once but decided to let the lift do all the hard work after that!
Once we got our bearings we discovered that the apartment was perfectly located due to it being an easy walk to all the 'action' but far enough away to be peaceful. Luckily for us two very good restaurants had recently opened less than a block away, Buenos Aires with a good varied menu and brilliant service and Acces, a more refined menu but decently priced and again superb service.
I plan to visit Barcelona sometime in the future and when I do I will look to book a property owned by the same hosts and if with a similar size party I would return to Cozy Rambla.
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