Fantastic central designer apartment
2 double beds
- washing machine
- bed linen & towels
- iron & ironing board
- dryer machine
- hob cooker (electric)
- satellite TV
- queen size bed 160 x 200
- coffee maker
- ADSL Wireless (Complimentary)
Located just off Paseo de Colon and Via Layetana, this two bedroom apartment will be your focal point from which you can map out where and what you want to see in Barcelona.
The high standard and quality of the apartment combined with its proximity to Port Vell, Santa María del Mar, and las Ramblas makes it a fantastic choice for your visit to Barcelona.
The area surrounding the apartment:
This 90m2 flat with 16m2 terrace is embedded in catalogued historical buildings in Ciutat Vella, right where the street of Hostal del Sol meets the Roman wall. The building features a Dragon relieve on its façade and its origins date back to 1736. Through a stone archway you enter a lovely staircase patio. Located a few meters from the remarkable Edificio de Correos; adjacent to El Borne, Port Vell, and Las Ramblas, this charming and convenient area provides easy walking access within 5-10 minutes to a major set of landmarks, restaurants, galleries, museums, etc.
Espacio Habitat is an environment more than a flat in an exquisitly renovated apartment with a beautiful stone façade exposing the different stages and interventions of the building throughout the years. With original exposed vaults and wood structure, timber ceilings, and brick walls in the foyer and bathrooms. The interior, designed by SOFAR architects, embraces the old and the new, balancing works of rehabilitation and restoration on original doors, windows, iron fences and floors with all the requirements for a contemporary living environment including double glazing, wireless internet connection. Special emphasis was given by the firm to the care of detailing and the selection of the adequate STARK designed furniture in bathrooms, SMEG kitchen and AGABECOV lighting. This loft like space is full of character and tailored for short term visitors.
This wonderfully decorated flat has an extraordinary wood floor terrace equipped with an outside designed shower for those hot summer days, table, chairs; bouganvillias and palms create a cosy atmosphere. Inside there are 2 double bedrooms, one is open plan separated from the living room by a heavy theatrical curtain. This bedroom is along the stone façade with a lovely balcony to the street Hostal del Sol looking over the Roman Tower and features the wooden ceiling mentioned before. The second bedroom with direct access to the terrace through an iron frame door also contains a double bed and is kept separate and private from the living area by sliding glass doors and a curtain.
Both full bathrooms are beautifully designed around a former well. The main bathroom, beside the stone façade, is privileged with a bathtub that enjoys a charming window that allows natural light in. Both bathrooms comprise Phillipe Starck´s designed sinks, toilets and showers.
A special blueprint in ESPACIO HABITAT is the wooden floor strip that extends from the terrace outside to the inside bathrooms making a continuum space through the apartment and bridging the front and rear façades.
The living and dining areas occupy a large space defined by the exposed structure reinforcement that supports the original wood beams and volts. Here you find a nice dining table and chairs for 6 guests. At the living area you find the big original wood centre door-table and low puffs around which the guest can sit and enjoy some relaxation time with TV-music system. One step below and separated from living area by a shared wall the guest is welcomed into the foyer. This space was rehabilitated into a multifunctional space where you can be isolated to read, work or relax. It´s brick walls, floor, and timber ceiling make it authentic and charming. It can be isolated from the rest of the apartment by wood-glass doors and connects the flat with the staircase access and interior patio.
The kitchen in Espacio Habitat is top end, high quality. Specially designed by the architects to fit in the space, it serves the terrace and dinning table to enjoy a pleasant dinner inside or outside at will. Tastefully done in stainless steel with a sleek and modern look. It comes equipped with SMEG fridge, dish washer, gas stove, oven, sink and microwave oven together with all the necessary cooking devices to take advantage of the excellent supply of local and international groceries, sea food, spices and winery that our guest can find in the near markets of La Boqueria and Sta Catarina. Mod cons include toaster, juicer, kettle, pots and pans, etc. Please see below for a more detailed description of the apartment features.
Espacio Habitat comes with AC/heat for the summer/winter months and ensures the guest is totally comfortable no matter what time of the year they choose to visit Barcelona.
Beyond, it is good choice for business purposes as the foyer works as a small home office.
Whether on business or pleasure, ESPACIO HABITAT in Hostal del Sol is surely a great choice for your visit to Barcelona, you will not be disappointed.
washing-dryer machine, iron, ironing board. King size beds, cotton bed linen ,air-conditioning heating, wireless internet ADSL, imagenio TV, telephone
Included: Basic home cooking products & spices, personal products.
When checking in: Bottle of Cava, fruits, fresh flowers and local newspaper.
PLEASE NOTE: THE APARTMENT DOES NOT ADAPT TO CHILDREN UNDER 12 YEARS OLD AND THEREFORE THEY ARE NOT PERMITED.
Conditions of stay
€300 (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
Included in all prices
- Not allowed: Parties, Pets, Smoking
- Optional Extras: Baby cot/crib on request
The Barrio Gotico or Gothic Quarter is the heart of old town Barcelona and one of the best preserved medieval quarters in Europe, with various Roman remains to be found. The area itself is a body of pedestrian, interconnecting, narrow cobble stoned streets where you can wander around aimlessly for hours, taking in all the wonderful bars and cafes, restaurants and shops… as well as Barcelona’s very famous “La Catedral” (gothic cathedral) which is magnificent and a must see for all visitors. There is another very distinguished - but less visited Gothic church in this area also, the Santa Maria del Pi. The quiet and attractive Plaça del Pi in front of the church is filled with bars and restaurants with outside seating where a cup of coffee goes down well while watching the quirky street performers which congregate to entertain the visitors most days.
The Municipal government (Ajuntament) and Catalan regional government (Generalitat) are in this area standing opposite each other. Within walking distance from the Gothic Quarter are the famous Las Ramblas, the Liceu opera house, Barcelona City Hall in Placa Jaume, as well as the remains of the old Roman Walls coupled with many more treats from Barcelona's ancient and medieval past.
Plaça Reial is a well known spot, popular for it’s bars and restaurants and visitors can enjoy outdoor meals in one of the many eateries to be found, (beware of pickpockets!!)… Here we find the only work a young Gaudí designed for the city council, the Tres Gràcies fountain in the centre and lamp-posts around the plaza…
Although the Gotico is not as incredibly “cool” as the Born or as bohemian as the Raval, it is nonetheless an essential port of call.