Barcelona is a city with a wide range of hotels, but the costs and the possibility of staying through other options have opened new horizons like renting an apartment, which is not only more profitable, but also more enjoyable.But what should I take into account before renting a good apartment in Barcelona?
It is not difficult to find holidays apartments in the center of Barcelona, and this will provide us many things. Barcelona is a widely monumental city, but also widely dispersed … So the location meanseverything when we don’t have much time.
A good location in the Gothic Quarter or in neighborhoods half way between monumental areas such as Eixample, allow us to reduce walking for half an hour from one point to another in the city, and we know that time is priceless.
Renting an apartment cannot be translated to rent a space where we just sleep. You can enjoy an apartment with all the amenities that a hotel can offer and with those that a house can add up: large bed, seating areas, bathrooms, kitchen, terrace…
An apartment should remmindus the kind of life that any citizen would live in that city, (remember that Barcelona is the city of design) and therefore should be more like a home than a pension.
#3 Cleaning and other services
Cleanliness is the first requirementin establishments of this type. When we rent an apartment, it should look flawless and freshly cleaned. We are hereto spend a holiday, and we don’t wish to waste our timecleaning nor living in unhygienic conditions.
Moreover, it should not consist of just a handover but the host will make our stay a pleasure: from having a reception service and WI-FI service to the possibility of having breakfast are excellent factors in the election of the apartment.
#4 An extra touch
When we decide to look for a hotel … what is the main element of decision apart from the price? That plus, this charming corner, those views from a tenth floor are factors that add extra points when we makeour choice…why not have the same standards when deciding which apartment to rent?
An apartment in the center is fine but what if we add a large terrace where you can make a tasty barbecue in the afternoon when the heat is not bearable? (and it will happen if we travel to Barcelona in the middle of the summer). What if that terrace has a beautiful sight of theSagradaFamilia? In the little details is where the perfection resides.
#5 And of course… the price
As a famous slogan states: quality does not have to be expensive. A good apartment in Barcelona with five-star amenities may not costmore than a five star hotel. Much better if we have offers and discounts that lower a little the final bill.
In short, renting an apartment shouldn’t differentiate of looking for a hotel: the offer is wide and our level of demand should also be high.