Wonderful apartment right by the beach!
2 single beds, 1 double bed
- washing machine
- DVD player
- bed linen & towels
- iron & ironing board
- vitroceramic cooker
- coffee maker
- ADSL Wireless (Complimentary)
- TDT television
Right by the beach and Villa Olimpica, a modern and striking area of Barcelona, within easy access to Old Town Barcelona
This two bedroom apartment is extremely convenient as the visitor is close to the beach (3 min walk)and yet within reasonable walking distance (20 mins) the Old Town Barcelona El Borne, Gothic Quarters and the famous Las Ramblas.
The Area surrounding the Apartment:
During the games of '92, the Villa Olimpica 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 towers at 142 meters high, the Arts Hotel in the Villa Olímpica 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!!.
A great feature of the area is being able to reach the beach in about 2 mins from the front door of the building....
The village also has a beautiful promenade which is full of sculptures and really nice for leisurely strolls at any time of the day but 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!!
Close by this lovely 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, supermarket and pretty much anything you may need.
This lovely two bedroomed apartment a Barcelona is bright and cheery with lots of natural light and lovely wooden floors throughout, 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 detail of this apartment is great; the combination of exposed brick wall and the lovely curved ceilings and wooden beams give great warmth and character to this fantastic apartment...
The attention to detail in the remodelling work of this apartment is truly amazing... the finishes and quality of the materials used is top notch and this can be clearly seen as soon as you walk into the aparmtent...
The main bedroom has a comfortable double bed and has an en-suite bathroom for the use of the guests; it also has wardrobe space for the guests belongings... the second bedroom comes with two single beds and although the second bathroom is independant to the bedroom is is very close by... both bedrooms have plenty of natural light as they have long french style windows and as can be found throughout the apartment lovely, warm wooden floors..... the look has been kept simple but elegant...
Both bathrooms are sleek, modern and fresh in look and come with fresh towels ready for use upon arrival.. the two bathrooms come with showers, WC, bidet, etc....
The kitchen of this apartment is open style and runs into the dining/living area... here the guests will find a brand new, modern, fully equipped kitchen. Should they choose to prepare a meal they can sit and enjoy at the dining table and chairs... the living area of the apartment has lots of natural light, there are three sets of windows and the guest will be able to sit back and relax after a day at the beach or walking around the area or visiting the many tourist attractions...
Whether you are here to shop, visit or explore in Barcelona, staying at the Waters II apartment will be an integral part of your visit to the city of Barcelona and such a treat!!.
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 15h, Checkout before 11h
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.