Bright in the heart of the Villa Olímpica
1 double bed, 1 double sofa bed
- bed linen & towels
- iron & ironing board
- washing machine
- DVD player
- dryer machine
- hob cooker (electric)
- ADSL Cable (Complimentary)
- swimming pool
In the heart of the Villa Olímpica, a modern and striking area of Barcelona, by the beach and within easy access to Old Town Barcelona
This one bedroom apartment in the heart of the Villa Olimpica is extremely convenient as the visitor is close to the Nova Icaria beach (300 meters) and yet within walking distance to the Old Town of Barcelona, the Gothic Quarter, El Borne and the famous La Rambla.
The area surrounding the apartment:
During the games of 1992, the Villa Olímpica had to accommodate thousands of athletes and spectators. Architects from all over the world were called in and designed modern and stylish buildings. Some of the main features are the 142 meters high towers and the Arts Hotel in the Villa Olímpica which is surrounded by a steel frame, so it seems like it is in scaffolding. Another feature of this great area is the golden sculpture ‘Pez y Esfera’, designed by Frank Gehry, representing a headless fish, quite a sight!
The village also has a beautiful promenade which is full of sculptures, nice for leisurely strolls at any time of the day but even more so in the evening. This is a very lively neighborhood with lots of trendy restaurants and bars and the atmosphere is alive and palpable!
At a 100 meters' walk from the Gauguin II apartment you will find the Villa's shopping centre, which houses the 15 screen Icaria cinema (all movies are shown in original version) as well as many restuarants, shops, supermarkets and pretty much anything you may need.
This lovely one bedroom apartment is bright and cheery with lots of natural light and lovely wooden floors, making it very relaxing and a great place to choose for your visit to Barcelona. The look and feel of this apartment is modern, simple and elegant, with splashes of colour here and there, giving the apartment a nice feeling of warmth. The bedroom has a double bed and closet space with an ensuite bathroom. The living room is completely equipped with TV, DVD and stereo; here you will also find the stylish leather sofa, which converts into a sofabed for two, as well as the dining table with seating for four. The bathroom has a bath/shower unit and also comes with fresh towels ready for your use upon arrival. The kitchen is brand new, with all the modern conveniences to ensure your holiday is a hassle free one, with all the basics such as pots, pans, plates, cutlery together with juicer, toaster, microwave and dishwasher. The terrace to this apartment is long and narrow and runs along the length of the apartment where the guest can sit and enjoy some of the finer culinary treats Spain has to offer such as "fuet" and "vino tinto" after a busy day at the beach or from sightseeing!
Should your visit to Barcelona be for business as well as leisure this apartment has a telephone and Internet connection.
The Gauguin II is part of a complex with an outdoor pool for use in the hot weather season, so guests will also be able to enjoy many a relaxing hour lounging by the pool should you want a change from the nearby beach. The air conditioning in the apartment will ensure that any time the hot summer days get too much you can relax in a cool, fresh atmosphere.
All linens and towels are provided as well as an iron and ironing board.
Whether you are in Barcelona to work, shop, visit or explore, staying at this apartment will be the perfect base for your visit!
Conditions of stay
€200 (to be refunded upon departure and return of the apartment in good condition)
Refundable deposit for Monthly booking
€1,500 (to be refunded upon departure and return of the apartment in good condition)
Check-in / Checkout
Checkin after 12h, Checkout before 12h
Included in all prices
- Not allowed: Fétes, Animaux
A couple of years prior to the 1992 Olympic Games this area underwent a major “makeover”; it was transformed from an industrial wasteland into a great neighbourhood which simply did not exist before the collaboration of it’s four main architects, Martorell, Bohigas, Mackay and Puigdomènech. The area was originally transformed to house the thousands of athletes that were to perform in the 92 Olympics, and later were sold off as residential units and so one of Barcelona’s newest neighbourhoods was created… the result was a spacious and comfortable neighbourhood…
Points of reference for the area are the two towers that can be clearly seen from afar; both towers are the same in height, 153.5 m and the tallest in Spain. One is the very famous Hotel Arts which is surrounded by scaffolding and was designed by Bruce Gram and Frank Gehry and the other tower is the Mapfre tower, which consists mainly of office space….
Another important landmark of this area is the Peix sculpture by Frank Gehry, creator of the famous Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao and Hotel Arts… this headless, golden fish is quite a sight, like it or hate, it is quite impressive and located on the promenade. The promenade is an ideal spot for a leisurely stroll, great for biking, skating and boarding especially during summer months..….
The beaches, although man-made are great and can be pretty packed during the hot summer months; these beaches have what are called beach-bars or “chiringuitos” which play cool music and serve tasty snacks and create a very pleasant atmosphere…..
Most social activity takes place in the Port Olympic seafront, with its docked boats, restaurants, nightclubs and pubs which make for a very lively and energetic atmosphere especially at night time..
The promenade stretches along towards the area known as Diagonal Mar and running parallel to this is the residential units build in early 90’s and their gardens or communal areas, both sides are linked by bridges, allowing the visitor to reach the beaches by foot and avoiding the heavy traffic…
This new residential area by the sea, with its man made beaches, promenade, restaurants and night life is one of the most frequented areas in Barcelona.