Villa Olimpica, near beach!!
2 double beds, 1 double sofa bed
- washing machine
- bed linen & towels
- iron & ironing board
- DVD player
- satellite TV
- vitroceramic cooker
- coffee maker
- ADSL Wireless (Complimentary)
Right by the beach and Villa Olimpica, a modern and striking area of Barcelona, by the beach and within easy access to Old Town Barcelona
This two bedroom apartment is extremely convenient as the visitor is close to the beach and yet within reasonable walking distance to the Old Town Barcelona, Gothic Quarters, El Borne and the famous Las Ramblas.
This lovely and spacious two bedroom apartment, recently modernised has a warm and modern feel. The large floor to ceiling windows ensure that the mediterranean sunlight floods the apartment and the wooden floors throughout give the apartment a comfortable feel.
The living-dining area is open plan, running into the fully equipped and modern kitchen. Everything that you would need for a hassle free stay is included and the open plan style ensures that the cook is not separated from the rest of the group.
The comfortable sofa is the perfect place to chill out after a long day sightseeing and this converts into a sofa bed for the 5th guest.
Both bedrooms have double beds and ample wardrobe space for all of your belongings.
The bathroom comes complete with bath/shower and fresh linens and towels are provided for use on arrival.
The perfect choice for combining a beach and city break.
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.