BRUC BALCON, L'EIXAMPLE, SPAIN - BARCELONA
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The Bruc Balcon apartment is a bright, beautiful apartment, well placed in one of the most interesting parts of the desirable Eixample district, with its early nineteenth century architecture and a wide range of shops, restaurants and cafes.
Tall glass doors to the apartment’s two balconies bring a lot of natural light into the apartment’s attractive living area. In this airy room you will find two large couches, one a sofa bed. This room includes a dining area that seats six. There are two bedrooms, both with double beds and separate access to a shared interior-facing terrace with two small sets of tables and chairs. The master bedroom, with a slightly larger double bed at 160cm, has an en suite bathroom with a bathtub. The other bathroom, located off the hall, has a shower stall. The American-style kitchen, separated from the main living area, has all of the modern amenities including an oven, 4-burner stovetop, dishwasher, microwave, toaster, fridge, kettle and plenty of counterspace.
The apartment is located a very short walk from two metro stops, putting all of Barcelona within easy reach. A five-minute stroll will take you to the upscale Passeig de Gràcia, considered to be the most expensive street in Barcelona and even Spain.
WiFi speed as of 4/30/21 54 Mbps Down/54 Mbps Up
Occupancy: This property sleeps 1-4 people. | Disclaimer | Print Page
SLEEPING2 double bedrooms: one 160cm bed and one 150cm bed
BATHROOMS2 bathrooms: one en suite to the master bedroom (tub with shower attachment), and one off the hallway with a shower stall
KITCHENFully equipped kitchen
LAUNDRYLaundry room with washer, dryer and washing stone
LEVEL2nd floor with elevator
ACCESSIBILITY2nd floor with elevator
TRANSPORTATIONTwo metro stops, Girona and Tetuan, are within 400 meters
MINUSEStall step into the shower
PLUSESWi-Fi, TV (basic Spanish network), DVD player, very spacious living area, AC (only in the bedrooms, not living area)
SPECIAL FEATURES2 balconies off of the common area, 1 interior terrace with access from both bedrooms, AC (only in both bedrooms, not living area)
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What's included with the Spain - Barcelona Untour?
- One or two weeks in a personally selected apartment in the heart of Barcelona.
- Suggestions for booking your international flight from the U.S. to Barcelona, or we can purchase tickets on your behalf. (Click for more information on Untours' air policies.)
- Transfer assistance by car service from the airport to your new Untours home and back at the end of your stay.
- 2-week Untour: Three 10-trip metro passes and an Articket Museum Pass (good for admission to 6 major city museums).
1-week Untour: Two 10-trip metro passes and an Articket Museum Pass.
- An orientation session given by our superb local staff to start your trip off on the right foot.
- Local information and our Untouring Barcelona guidebook, researched and written by Untours staff, full of insider tips, restaurant recommendations, and sightseeing information.
- A local cultural event, like a guided tour of the Santa Caterina food market followed by a tapas lunch.
- A stash of groceries upon your arrival, so you don’t need to shop right away.
- Pre-trip planning advice from our staff, available by phone or email right up until you leave.
- Ongoing support with our local representative. Help available when you need it.
Landlord or Host for Bruc Balcon, L'Eixample, Spain - Barcelona
All of our Barcelona Untour apartments are managed by professional property management firms. Although there’s no on-site landlord, you can contact a member of their staff by phone should questions or problems arise. And your Untours host is just a phone call away.
L'Eixample, Spain - Barcelona, Home of Bruc Balcon
Known as Barcelona's "new town," the Eixample (literally "expansion" in Catalan) neighborhood was built in the late 19th Century after the demolition of Barcelona's old city walls. The area, famous for its wide boulevards and egalitarian design, was borne of the idealism of Catalan engineer Ildefons Cerdà, who imagined a city where green space, mobility and natural lighting combated the ills of congestion and led to a more democratic city environment.
Today, L'Eixample remains an important example of urban planning, but has attracted tourists because of the many modernist buildings which grace its streets. Home to the Quadrat d'Or (Golden Triangle), La Pedrera, the Manzana de la Discordia and Sagrada Familia among many other famous modernist buildings, the neighborhood's main boulevard, the Passeig de Gràcia, is also the top shopping destination in the city. Unlike the old city below it, L'Eixample is surprisingly free of tourists and makes an ideal home base for Untourists who can explore El Barri Gotic, El Raval, La Ribeira and the bohemian Gracia by foot from their neighborhood. L'Eixample also has excellent cafes and restaurants lining its streets.
Customer comments about Bruc Balcon, L'Eixample, Spain - Barcelona
Bruc Balcon was very well situated. The neighborhood had many amenities--restaurants, bakeries, markets, pharmacies, metro stations, banks, etc. The apartment itself, while modern, had many old fashioned touches in the shutters, terrace, balconies, and high ceilings. There was some water damage under a window, but it was generally clean and comfortable. In the front of the apartment the street noise was typical of city living, but the bedrooms in the rear were quiet. The foyer had an unusual odor that turned out to be the cleaning solution used on the marble floors.(HARMAN, 9/19)
I would have rated the trip 5 stars, except I lost my wallet to a pickp[ocket, which of course was not the fault of Untours
Bruc Balcon (G. RICKEY, 5/19)
Ratings for Bruc Balcon, L'Eixample, Spain - Barcelona
|CREATURE COMFORT FEATURE||POSSIBLE POINTS|
|Modern Kitchen (oven, microwave, dishwasher, stovetop, modern ambience)||6||6|
|Television (none, TV w/o cable, TV w/cable)||2||1|
|Attractiveness (décor, charm, windowboxes, antiques)||8||7|
|Bathroom (attractive, functional)||3||3|
|Furniture Comfort (comfortable chairs, etc.)||8||8|
|Outdoor amenties: Patio, Balcony, Swimming pool||1||1|
|Laundry facilities: (yes, limited, no)||1||1|
|Sleeping facilities comfort||8||8|
|LIVING LIKE A LOCAL FEATURE||POSSIBLE|
|Apartment Host Experience (positive experience)||4||3|
|Charm, Flavor, Sense of Place: the apartment and immediate surroundings||10||8|
|Charm, Flavor, Sense of Place: the neighborhood (if it is in a city or larger town) or the village (if it is in a country/rural Untour)||10||9|
|Distance to Transportation/Major Roads||10||9|
|Shopping (access to everyday supplies)||6||6|
|Well-Situated To See The Region or City||10||9|
An Explanation of the Ratings:
These ratings come from a combination of customer reviews and the reports of Untours staff who have seen the apartments and/or followed reports from customers over the years.
These ratings give a sense of how most people feel, but your tastes and requirements may vary. If you have any questions about this apartment, please call us at 1-888-868-6871. You can talk to someone who has seen the accommodation.