Families especially love this quiet and charming neighborhood of l'Eixample near Sagrada Familia, Passeig de Gracia and Arc de Triomf. Two elevators up to our 4th floor aerie will give your knees a break after a day of exploring downtown. Time to relax! We are proud to have an official tourist license for our flat.
We welcome families and groups of people over the age of 30.
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Apartment Sicilia is bright and modern. It has four bedrooms and a dining room that seats 6 people. The fully-stocked, Euro-style kitchen is well equipped with a large oven and microwave; a full-sized refrigerator; a toaster, kettle and blender; a dishwasher and washing machine.
In the living room, a large sofa looks southwest out through floor-to-ceiling windows to a balcony with a breakfast nook on which to enjoy your café. The apartment comes with a large television, DVD player and a spacious area to relax with a glass of Cava. The dinner table seats six people. An air conditioner cools the common areas in summer. In cooler weather, radiators keep the flat toasty (fireplace is not functional). We also offer free WiFi to plan your next day of fun or chat with friends.
Two of the bedrooms have double beds, the third bedroom has two single beds and the forth has one single bed. We use the same linens and towels as 5-star hotels, and they are at your disposal. There are two full bathrooms in the apartment. The master ensuite features a combined bathtub and shower, a large mirror, plenty of space for toiletries and a hair dryer. The second bathroom has a shower, a large mirrored cabinet and a hair dryer.
Two elevators up to this fourth floor aerie gives your knees a welcome respite after a long day of exploring Barcelona.
The whole apartment is yours. In the kitchen, we stock the important basics such as coffee, tea, sugar, salt, olive oil, vinegar, etc. Maps of Barcelona and information about day tours are also provided. In the bathrooms you will find shampoo, shower gel, and liquid hand soap. We have thought about all the details.
We are not in Barcelona, so we trust our friends from Ruby Slippers to help you. They can assist in planning your visit and will gladly recommend restaurants and markets nearby. Our representatives from Ruby Slippers speak Spanish and Catalan, English, French and Dutch.
Check in time is at 3pm or later. If you arrive between 9 and 11pm there will be a late check-in fee of 25€. After 11pm there will be a late check in fee of 40€
Also there is a local tourist tax that is required by law to be collected on arrival - 2.25€ per adult per night for the first 7 nights. You can pay by card or in cash.
The front door is self-locking. Please do not forget your keys in the apartment. The checkout time is anytime before 11am unless you have pre-arranged a different time. Whenever we can (ie not leaving at 6am) we will come and see you off, and ensure that all aspects of your stay met our high standards.
We trust that our guests will take good care of our home. However, we do have some house rules:
1. Please don't smoke in the apartment.
2.Please do not leave the heating or the air conditioning on when you are out. Best to turn it off when you are going out for the day!
3. We have good relationships with our neighbours and would like to keep it that way, so please keep noise to a minimum, especially after 10pm.
4. We do not accept pets.
5. The linen and towels you may find in the wardrobe are for the next guests. Please avoid using them if at all possible.
We are Jeff and Diana from Toronto, Canada. Back in 2011, we travelled to Barcelona in celebration of a big birthday. Our accommodation then was a vacation rental property very close to Sagrada Familia, just outside of the Eixample neighborhood of this apartment. As you’d expect for a region that enjoys almost 300 days of sun annually, the weather was gorgeous for exploring around Barcelona. Jeff was exhilerated by his many grinds up the 400 vertical meters to the lookout at Tibidabo on his road bike, while Diana loved the many galleries and shops. In addition, both of us were very taken by the Catalan culture, the Spanish cuisine and the lively musica. It was then, as we were leaving, that we decided to devise a way to come back and live in Barcelona. Four years later, we bought our fifth floor flat at 212 Sicilia. We aren’t retired from our jobs quite yet, and still have some parenting to do with our two children. But until then, we invite you to come for a stay, and keep the place warm for our eventual return. We are new to property hosting, and we would really appreciate any positive reviews and constructive suggestions from you to make our home even better for the next guest. In the meantime, enjoy your vacation, eh!