We really enjoyed our stay at Alessandro’s apartment. ‘Sandro was on time to meet us for check in and was very friendly with good English. He provided us with a booklet which included a map and recommendations for eating out as well as two city maps and two sets of keys for the apartment. The apartment itself was very clean and although small, was well suited for us four adults. One thing to mention is that one of the single rooms is off the double room so one has to walk through the double to get to their bedroom. This wasn’t a massive issue to us but may be for some people. We found the beds to be very comfortable. The apartment was well equiped for self-catering but the local area had so many eateries that we never really cooked. Gracia is a wonderful neighbourhood which felt very safe, even at night. There were so many quirky shops, bakeries and fresh fruit stalls that we were spoiled for choice when shopping. There are also two metro stop within 5 minutes walking distance which is handy. I would recommend that if you are a light sleeper you bring some ear plugs, as with being in an apartment block you can sometimes hear the neighbours coming and going, and there is a restaurant downstairs who’s music you can hear late at night. All in all we had a great time. This was my first experience booking through ZENBCN and I have been very impressed with the service provided by our host. Thank you Alessandro!
Victoria(domingo, 18. febrero 2018 11:10)
A fantastic spot and a lovely flat. Perfect for 2 adults and 2 kids. We loved the area, lively and inviting rather than loud or intimidating.
Liu(martes, 17. octubre 2017 12:04)
Laurie(martes, 03. octubre 2017 10:00)
Sandro was a perfect host, greeting us and showing us around the apartment, centrally located on a charming, small quiet street when we arrived in Barcelona. My family and I enjoyed our time there and would return again. The apartment was beautifully decorated with modern touches and nice art, comfortable beds and linens. A perfect location from which to explore Barcelona, with lots of restaurants and cafes nearby for meals at any hour.
Valentin(viernes, 15. septiembre 2017 10:56)
A bright pleasant space in a cute, lively street in Gracia that felt somewhat less tourist-saturated than a lot of other spots around Barcelona. The apartment is roomy and well-kept. As a host, Sandro was friendly, responsive, and helpful - we checked in way early and he let us keep our luggage in his office a few blocks from the apartment. Recommend.
Monique(jueves, 07. septiembre 2017 15:08)
The location was great and the apartment was clean and very comfortable. This apartment is in the center of the Gracia and an easy walk to many locations, which I think is a better way to see the city. In the apartment there was a wonderful little desk nook which made me want to write a novel. The kitchen and living room were really comfortable and Sandro left coffee, sugar, etc which was helpful. Our family of 4 couldn't have been happier. The photos are true to the location.
Jan(martes, 27. junio 2017 09:36)
This place is very comfortably furnished and has a very well equipped kitchen. Quality bedding and comfortable beds. Just to note one of the bedrooms is an annex off the master bedroom which didn't totally suit as we were travelling with our daughter and her partner. Great if you have young children. Apart from that it was a very nice apartment in a great location and I would recommend. Alessandro is very easy to deal with
Kira(lunes, 26. junio 2017 10:35)
We stayed in this ZEN place 3 days. Everything about the apartment is great- it is super clean and very well maintained. bedsheets and towels are of good quality, beds are comfortable, kitchen is very well equipped - it has absolutely EVERYTHING. The location is perfect- it's quiet but quite central - 20 min walking distance from La Sagrada Familia and Passeig we Gracia. The neighbourhood is very pleasant.. Sandro is a great host and communication with him was very easy. Definitely will stay there again and will recommend to my friends.
Fernon(sábado, 24. junio 2017 12:33)
Sandro was an amazing host and the location exceeded our expectations. Sandro also coordinated airport pickup and drop off plus luggage storage for us. It was a breeze and we also quickly learned how to get around the city using the metro and purchasing a T10 ticket for our family of 4. After visiting all the sights in the city we were always thankful to come back to the flat and enjoyed many of the local markets, pastrie shops and restaurants. Our favorites were the neighborhood market for jamon, cheese, fruit, olives, and anchovies, Le Rabipelè and El Glop for dinner, Mamas Cafe a few doors down for a burger and Pastisseria Principe for their rosewater pastry. Don't forget to grab a bottle of local cava to enjoy in the flat as well. The washer and clothesline were appreciated and used frequently. We felt safe in the neighborhood and most of the local vendors or restaurants had someone that spoke some English which made it easier to communicate with our broken Spanish. We would not hesitate to stay here next time if we are lucky enough to visit Barcelona again in the future. Merci Sandro!
Peggy(viernes, 05. mayo 2017 18:53)
Sandro was the perfect host, prompt communications, he answered all our questions. When we arrived at the apartment, I was a bit apprehensive because the front of the building is quite old, and the entrance and stairs were narrow. But, the apartment was exactly as pictured, spacious (very comfortable for two people), and very quiet at night. Sandro's recommendations for local restaurants were spot-on. We went to all but one, and had great meals at each one. The fresh foods market down the street is fabulous, and if not for the great restaurants in the neighborhood, I was tempted to buy some of the wonderful veggies and seafood to cook at home. BTW, Mama's Cafe next door is a great little find for morning coffee, pastries, mini sandwich, or egg dishes. On our next trip to Barcelona, we will definitely stay at this apartment again.
Tammy(lunes, 24. abril 2017 09:41)
The place is well- decorated and comfortable. The neighborhood is charming--close to a market, plazas, and several small shops and restaurants. It is walking distance to two metro stations that are in the same line as those of tourist spots. Sandro was very accommodating and he responded quickly to our inquiries
Sandi(martes, 28. marzo 2017 14:47)
Gracia is definitely one of the best areas to stay when in Barcelona and this Zen place should be on the top of the list. Comfortable, clean and everything you need in a newly renovated apartment in the heart of beautiful Gracia. There is a wonderful markets nearby, restaurants, shops and many open air plaça's to dine on wine and tapas. After big days of sightseeing in Barcelona (on foot or via the 2 convenient metro stations) it is so nice to come back to unwind in the relaxing atmosphere that Gracia and Alessandro's accomodation offers. Alessandro is a great host and provided any and all information that we needed before and during the holiday. The shuttle service option was very convenient getting to and from the airport. Highly recommended!
Sang(miércoles, 25. enero 2017 16:54)
사진하고 똑같이 깨끗하고 편하고 좋아요. 주인인 산드로도 정말 친절해요. 사그라다 파밀리아 성당이 걸어서 갈거리에 있을정도로 교통적으로도 좋은위치에 있구요. 추천합니다.
Frederic(lunes, 09. enero 2017 09:39)
Very nice apartment in a quiet street in a pleasant neighborood. Very convenient for a family of 4, well situated and with everything you can ask for.
Alessandro was very helpful and reactive. He left us a list of nice restaurants, and his recommendations were very good. We were very pleased with the apartment.
Julia(martes, 15. noviembre 2016 11:10)
We really loved our stay at ZENBCN. Everything was in great condition, and the neighborhood (Gracia) was fantastic
David(miércoles, 26. octubre 2016 11:54)
Alessandro went above and beyond to accommodate our stay. Was incredibly organized and generously offered his thoughts on local establishments we would not have otherwise known. Apartment was great and centrally located on a quiet block. We could access food, shopping and nightlife easily before retreating to a comfortable night's sleep.
Cherry(jueves, 29. septiembre 2016 09:17)
Alessandro greeted us personally and took us to the flat. He had printed off several sheets with helpful telephone numbers, suggestions for cafes/restaurants, maps etc. Any worries about our basic
Spanish were alleviated by his friendly, relaxed manner and competent communication in English. The apartment was stylish and comfortable and had everything we needed. Particularly pleased to find
the hairdryer! And very useful to have a washing machine. We loved the area - Gracia - and would recommend it to anyone - quiet, yet full of good cafes and eateries and small, interesting shops. We
would certainly book with Alessandro again and would love to come back to this area. Wonderful week
Alexandra(martes, 20. septiembre 2016 18:23)
Great location. Sandro was very helpful. Used the private transfers he organised with no problems! Would stay there again
Esra(domingo, 11. septiembre 2016 10:45)
Everything was perfect. Alessandro was very kind and helpful owner. He gave us warmed welcome. Flat's neighbourhood is very charming and secure. There are a lot of shops and cafes. And house was so
clean and comfortable. The only thing about flat shower place was a little bit clostrophobic. But that was not so important. We enjoyed our stay too much. Thanks to Allessandro for everything
Jacob(domingo, 04. septiembre 2016 11:51)
Absolutely amazing stay at this apartment. Alessandro was very helpful and even waited an extra hour and a half for us to get there while our plane was delayed. Place was extremely clean and in a
good location with restaurants and shops right around the corner. Highly suggest this apartment and I will come back when visiting Barcelona again.
Deanna(viernes, 02. septiembre 2016 18:44)
Our family of three stayed here for six nights. Perfect set up. We were met right on time and given an orientation of the apartment and tips on the surrounding area. Kitchen has everything you need.
Comfortable beds and other furnishings. The neighborhood was great! We could send our 16 year-old out alone to get a gelato. There are two metro stations nearby and we walked to three different
lovely (recommended by Alessandro) restaurants during our stay. There are many others in the area. The apartment has a very nice quiet neighborhood feel but you can still get to any tourist
destination in 10-20 minutes. I would stay in this area and in this apartment again with pleasure! Also - my son and husband took the electric bike tour recommended by Alessandro and had a blast! Do
this your first day! Alessandro also lined up a driver to the airport. She was on time and lovely to talk to on our way. Thanks so much for making our stay so comfortable.
Pepe(lunes, 15. agosto 2016 17:18)
El apartamento reúne condiciones magnificas para, como ha sido nuestro caso una semana. Cocina abierta al salón muy cómoda y perfectamente funcional, bien equipada, buenos electrodomésticos. Sofá muy
cómodo, camas muy cómodas ( las habitaciones individuales son algo pequeñas, no supone ningún problema, pero una de ellas no tiene ninguna ventilación exterior). Armarios más que suficientes para
tres personas, baño muy correcto. Barrio bien comunicado, con mucha vida ( pero silencioso y tranquilo por las noches), terrazas, comercios, supermercados.....nos ha encantado. Muy recomendable!! En
Agosto, en BCN hace calor y la climatización del apartamento con splits es un acierto.
Amelie(miércoles, 03. agosto 2016 20:09)
Bonjour, L'appartement est parfait et le quartier le meilleur de Barcelonne à notre avis. Il y a plusieurs excellent restaurants, épicerie, un marché juste à côté,boulangerie,etc.... Il est plaisant
de revenir dans ce quartier plus tranquille à la fin de la journée. Alessandro et Sabine sont super et sont très disponible pour nous aider. Nous étions une famille de 4 et n'hésitez surtout pas
Hannah(sábado, 30. julio 2016 12:26)
This apartment is absolutely stunning and very well decorated. It is very clean, contemporary, cosy and everything provided. The kitchen is gorgeous and has some amazing equipment. Sandro is a very
attentive host and was kind enough to let us keep our luggage in his office until we could check in.
Francesca(sábado, 02. julio 2016 13:33)
Il nostro soggiorno a casa di Alessandro è stato davvero piacevole! Alessandro è una persona estremamente disponibile, sempre pronto a dare suggerimenti, sempre reperibile e veloce nelle risposte. Ho
particolarmente apprezzato il fatto che la casa fornisse zucchero, olio, aceto, sale, caffé, tè, sapone per i piatti, buste per l'immondizia, detersivi per il bucato, tutte quelle cose di cui è
seccante dover comprare una confezione se si sta solo pochi giorni. La casa è bellissima, come si vede nelle foto, la cucina ha tutti gli accessori, i letti sono comodi; la casa si trova in una via
tranquilla, vicina alla metropolitana (fermata Joanic), con tanti negozi a due passi, dalla macelleria con ottima carne al negozio di verdure bio. C'è anche un negozio di specialità italiane nella
via dell'ufficio di Alessandro, a due passi dalla casa. Siamo stati benissimo (vorrei precisare che siamo una famiglia con due bambini di 11 e 9 anni) e consiglieremmo questa casa a chiunque. Se
andate a Barcellona in auto, il parking Joanic (nella piazza dove ferma la metro) fa tariffe favorevoli per lunga sosta (60€ per 5 notti). Gracias Alessandro!
Emma(martes, 17. mayo 2016 12:02)
Absolutely amazing! This apartment is super clean, well set up and in a fabulous location! Sandro provided us with airport car service which was an amazing addition to the stay. Thanks Sandro for
such a warm welcome!!
Yashiry(viernes, 29. abril 2016 17:47)
Sandro was very professional and was always available through email for any questions. The apartment was clean and had the necessary amenities to feel comfortable. Everything was perfect and we will
definitely go back to Barcelona and seek Sandro for future accommodations
Kelly(lunes, 25. abril 2016 10:40)
Great experience! Sandro was so helpful. The apartment was beautiful and spacious. The neighborhood was in a great location too. We were able to walk to various shops and restaurants. Thoroughly
enjoyed our time spent in Barcelona. We would highly recommend working with Sandro and staying at this apartment!
Janni(lunes, 18. abril 2016 16:30)
Right from the beginning service has been in top. We knew we would land very late but that was no problem. Also they helped us getting transportation smoothly into the city from the airport. The
apartment is located in a nice and quiet neighborhood, close to metro station. The internet is reliable and fast, and we got a lot of tips about where to go eat. Great kitchen and bathroom, and a
good night sleep where acquired in the beds. I can highly recommend this room if you wanna go to Barcelona
Patrick(sábado, 02. abril 2016 18:47)
Ordered airport pick up and they were there waiting for us - easy. The neighborhood is great - plenty of places to eat, drink and buy food/supplies within a minute or two of the place. The apartment
is clean and good sized. We had one slight problem and alerted Alessandro and he immediately took care of the issue. We were two adults and a 9 year old child and we would highly recommend this place
to anyone. Gracia is a great area to stay in
José Luis(jueves, 03. marzo 2016 09:38)
El lugar nos pareció muy bueno. Con una esmerada sencillez en su decoración que destacaba la calidez y el buen gusto del apartamento. Gracia nos brindó su especial "microclima" para disfrutar a pleno
Barcelona junto a nuestros dos hijos menores. Gracias Sandro hasta la vista!
Daniel(miércoles, 30. diciembre 2015 15:34)
Our stay in Barcelona was terrific and much of it thanks to Sandro and the apartment. Location is terrific. Can't ask for better with a market place two corners away, plenty of affordable
restaurants, nice shops (great if you like organics) and even a cinema down the street. Facilities provided the opportunity to cook our own meals from fresh produce bought at the market. Walking down
Passeig Gracia to Rambla is easy and delightful. Sandro offers pick-up and delivery to the airport at competitive rates - much appreciated. Will certainly repeat our stay with Zen apartments.
Pia(martes, 24. noviembre 2015 16:12)
I stayed at the apartment together with my family and we really enjoyed it :-) The flat is nice and cozy. You will find everything you need there. Additionally, the bedrooms are quiet so you can
enjoy a restful sleep. Lastly, the Gracia area is amazing and definitely preferable over Eixample ;-P Sandro welcomed us warmly and was helpful at all times. I recommend this place to everyone coming
Golda(lunes, 05. octubre 2015 18:25)
Wir sind als Familie nach Barcelona gereist (Kinder 11+12Jahre). Die Wohnung war perfekt für unsere Bedürfnisse und genau so, wie beschrieben. Es ist eine Altbauwohnung, die mit viel ästhetischem
Gespühr renoviert wurde. Die Wohnung wird ausschliesslich als Ferienwohnung vermietet und ist entsprechend eingerichtet. Nach vorne, im Wohnzimmer, ist es Abends laut, denn es ist ein sehr lebendiges
Quartier. Wir haben das aber sehr geschätzt. Im Quartier Gracia haben wir uns schnell zu Hause gefühlt. Die Menschen sind sehr freundlich. Die Metrostation ist nah und so alles ohne Probleme
erreichbar.Die Schlafzimmer gegen den Hinterhof sind erstaunlich ruhig. Wir haben wunderbar geschlafen. Die Übergabe hat bestens geklappt. Wir würden ohne zu zögern das Angebot von Sandro
Naomi(lunes, 21. septiembre 2015 11:42)
Apartment is exactly as the pictures. Alessandro is a great host and very accommodating. He kindly let us keep our bags at his office before and after check in time. Couldn't recommend this apartment
enough. Gracia is a great area with amazing restaurants!
Patricia(miércoles, 19. agosto 2015 17:52)
Centric with charm is a perfect description. The apartment was lovely and very clean. We loved the street and local area for its charm, easy to get around and much to see and do. We were there
durning the festival which added additional element of activity and sights to see Sandro was a wonderful host. He was there to meet us at the airport, provided local commentary on the drive to the
apartment and gave us great suggestions for getting around, places to go, local eateries. He also offered to drive us to the location to pick up our car the day we left. That was much appreciated. I
would highly recommend Sandro as well as his properties. We would absolutely stay here again when we come to Barcelona. Sandro, thank you for making our trip so enjoyable. You were a great host.
Jean Marc(martes, 18. agosto 2015 11:40)
Nous avons passé un excellent séjour chez Alessandro. L'appartement est très propre et très bien équipé , climatisé, la décoration très soignée. Il est situé dans un quartier particulièrement
agréable, très animé ( bars, restaurants, commerces...) et proche du métro. Alessandro est très accueillant, disponible et nous a donné de bonnes adresses dans le quartier. Nous reviendrons sans
Maie(viernes, 26. junio 2015 16:13)
Very experienced and lovely host, he made us feel very welcome - was available for any questions we had, gave us lots of suggestions, and the place was very clean and comfortable. Very happy with our
Celine(miércoles, 03. junio 2015 12:09)
Alessandro 's apartment is as described on the website ! It is just GORGEOUS and very comfortable and cozy. It is located in a lively and friendly neighborhood where there are many small resturants
and bars. Thanks to the location of this apartment, we discovered the real Barcelona and enjoy the quiet pretty streets. Allessandro and Alex are two very welcoming people and gave us great advice. I
highly recommend this apartment and would not hesitate to rebook it on my next trip to Barcelona !!!
Lisa(martes, 19. mayo 2015 20:02)
Everything went without a hitch!! Sandro had made arrangements for us to be picked up at the airport, which was perfect!! The apartment was exactly as his ad and pictures indicate! We loved the
neighborhood we were in, and were literally able to walk everywhere!! ....great way to see the city and get a feel for the different parts of town. We (my son, daughter and myself) usually started
the day by going downstairs to Mama's Cafe for coffee and delicious breakfast (my favorite was the sautéed spinach,gruyere cheese sandwich!!) my kids loved the omelettes with classic spanish tomato
bread!! and the pancakes were a big hit as well!! There is also a wonderful food market at the end of street (about 200ft) that will meet all your needs (fresh eggs, produce,fish,meats,cheese....)
lots of great restaurants and cafe's all around neighborhood. At the end of the day, there was nothing better than coming back to Gracia and relaxing at one of the outdoor cafe's with a good book,
people watching and enjoying a Tinto de Verano (local summer drink!! highly recommend it!!) Thank you Sandro for being a wonderful Host!! We hope to be back!! Lisa
Sandra(martes, 19. mayo 2015 12:46)
Alessandro was a great host, very attentive. The apt is great, less than 10 min walk to metro, the neighborhood has plenty of places to eat and enjoy. Had all the ammenities needed.
Erik(viernes, 08. mayo 2015 17:36)
Schitterend gelegen in de leukste wijk van Barcelona. Metro dichtbij (2 verschillende lijnen). Mooie, moderne keuken waarin niets ontbreekt. Zeer vriendelijke en behulpzame gastheer. Hou er rekening
mee dat één eenpersoons slaapkamer slechts te bereiken is via de tweepersoons slaapkamer. Voor ons geen probleem maar wellicht ongewenst voor een anders samengesteld gezelschap
Meghan(jueves, 16. abril 2015 11:50)
The apartment was very clean and well equipped. The area and street are fabulous and there are great cafes and restaurants near by.
The apartment itself is laid out well for families with small children as one bedroom is accessed from the main double bedroom and the other single bedroom is internal within the flat but does have
windows into the other rooms which keeps it light.
Alessandro was fantastic with helping us with transport to and from the airport, even when our flight was delayed late at night by several hours.
Marc(sábado, 04. abril 2015 13:12)
Die Wohnung liegt im Stadtviertel Gracia , die Wohnung bietet alles was man brauch , von der Waschmaschine, der Klimaanlage bis zur Küche. Wir waren zu dritt mit Kleinkind dort ( Reisebett wurde zur
Verfügung gestellt von Sandro) wir haben uns sehr Wohlgefühlt , alles war ordentlich und sauber . Wir können die Wohnung guten Gewissens weiterempfehlen. Zur Innenstadt mit der Metro L4 sind es 3
Stationen, zum Strand sind es 7 Stationen ( Barceloneta ) ansonsten sind der in der Nähe viele kleine Läden zum Essen oder zum einkaufen. Ein Auto ist nicht zu empfehlen , alles sehr eng und viele
Einbahnstraßen , nur wer sich wirklich dort auskennt hat ne Chance mit dem Auto ;-) ...... Vielen Dank gilt Sandro der alles super gemaneget hat. Wir kommen definitiv wieder.
Armin(sábado, 07. marzo 2015 11:02)
Great Place to Stay and Nice neighbourhood. Alessandro is a nice Guy. Next year again
ChongHan(sábado, 28. febrero 2015 13:06)
We had a wonderful stay in Alessandro's apartment. He was on time to meet us at the apartment when we arrive. The apartment was well-kept, clean and comfortable for 3 of us. My family loved the
location and we got to experience local Catalan environment. In the mornings, going to Mercat de l’Abaceria Market (less than 100m) was fantastic. There are lots of shops in Gracia and restaurants
nearby in Carrer de Verdi. As the apartment is away from the main streets, traffic noise is not an issue. Other noises are bearable. Upon checkout, Alessandro was punctual meeting us. He has been a
good host providing us assistance and information when needed. We would like to stay in this place again when we come to Barcelona next time.
Horst(viernes, 26. diciembre 2014 12:20)
Pperfekte Unterkunft.Super gelegen. Ruhig und im besten Stadtteil. Geschmackvoll und zweckmäßig eingerichtet. Betreung ausgezeichnet.
Ken(jueves, 04. diciembre 2014 10:18)
Great location and Alessandro was the perfect host. No problem recommending this apartment.
Rikke(miércoles, 05. noviembre 2014 16:45)
We, 2 adults and 2 children, had a fantastic week in Alessandro\'s apartment - right in the heart of Gracia, a perfect location. Alessandro is a great host and we look forward to coming back. Lasse
Ian(martes, 23. septiembre 2014 12:11)
Great flat in lively area that gave a tranquil haven for the period of our stay
Alexander(domingo, 21. septiembre 2014 18:19)
Алессандро был весьма гостеприимен! Он организовал для нас трансфер на автомобиле подходящего размера. В аппартаментах есть все для комфортного пребывания.
Andrea(viernes, 05. septiembre 2014 22:23)
Excelente ubicación y lugar. Recomendado 100%. Perfecto para familias, parejas y grupos de amigos. Excelente cuidad!!!”
Andrew(lunes, 25. agosto 2014 23:02)
Simply awesome, highly recommended! Apartment is absolutely great, superb location, within 20-30 minutes walk from pretty much everything. Interior is modern, very well equipped and nicely designed.
Alessandro is extremely helpful and hospitable, gave us lots of good advices on where to go for a good dinner. If you see it's free, book immediately!
Marie-Laure(jueves, 14. agosto 2014 23:32)
Superbe appartement tout neuf, dans un quartier avec beaucoup de charme. Alessandro est adorable, très serviable, c'est un hôte agréable. Possibilité d'avoir une voiture qui vient vous chercher
directement à l'aéroport pour un petit supplément, très pratique :)
Emily(sábado, 09. agosto 2014 20:58)
Fantastic apartment - really clean and smart with a great shower and a well equipped kitchen. Alessandro was incredibly helpful and even organised for me to be collected from the airport and printed
out my tickets for the tour of FC Barcelona. A great experience, I'd definitely stay in the apartment again.