Hostal L' Antic Espai
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Parents loved the place!
I booked 3 nights accommodation for my parents at this hostal, at a cost of 140 euros per night approx for one of the kind of superior rooms, I think it was room 2 accordgin to their website. They loved it! Sergio & Abel greeted them with some welcome drinks and made them feel very welcome. The room within the renovated apartment was very grand according to my Mother, with chandeliers and lovely reproduction furniture. They said the location was excellent, quite a busy road though not at all noisy just off Plaza Catalunya, 2 streets away from Las Ramblas. Sergio was very obliging and made them breakfast and provided beers, soft drinks and snacks whenever they wanted. The only thing was that they had to hand their key in to them when they going out, one night they were going to a concert outside of Barcelona so felt a bit awkward when saying they weren't sure when they'd be back and making Sergio & Abel be home before they got back! Being in their late forties / early fifties, the latest they were home was 2am so it wasn't by any means late by Spanish terms but they said they felt bad. Sergio & Abel didn't seem to mind though! The hosts were great, they got a full tour of all the rooms and were asked for feedback on their website etc. My Mum said what wasn't clear is that most rooms have a double beds and a single bed making it more than adequate for 3 adults. The bathroom was on the small side though that's the only thing. They had a ball anyway having drinks and tapas on the terrace, all very reasonably priced. They also recommended som enice tapas bars close by for my parents. They are now planning their next trip back in summer staying there again! A must see and a great location!
Oasis in Barcelona
What a gem, had a great stay here with lovely hosts. Were greeted by a warm reception and arrival drinks on the terrace. The rooms are beautifully renovated, and detailing of some of the tiling and plaster work is fantastic. Would definitely recommend.
A wonderful stay with warm hosts
We had a great 3-night stay in early November at L'Antic Espai! Sergio and Abel were both very friendly and kind. When we arrived, we were offered a welcome drink after a long day's travel. They were also able to recommend some nice restaurants in the city.
The hotel and rooms are charmingly decorated with antique furniture, fresh flowers, art, and a tremendous attention to detail. It is clear a lot of thought and heart went into the design. We had a double room with access to the terrace, which was great for relaxing in the afternoon or having breakfast in the morning. A nice amenity is the computer with free internet access in the parlor.
The location is on a quiet street only a couple of blocks from Las Ramblas. Overall a wonderful stay, we hope to be back soon!
Great Hostal, Great Location
Booked directly with the hotel through their website. Stayed for 3 nights and loved the place. Very nicely decorated and even got a tour of the place. Service is great as they helped us find things to do around the city. Location is perfect, very near the metro, but walking distance to just about everything. Abel and Sergio were fantastic. If you stay here, ask them about the Flamenco dancing (which they recommended to us) on Mt. Jew. It was expensive, but very nice location and show. If you go, definitely get the Sangria. The best we had in our 10 day trip to Spain. This hostal is a MUST SEE.
This hotel is on a busy street (which makes it easy to find your way back if you get lost). They did a great job of keeping out most of the noise. We stayed in 102 (see website).
Just got back from a 4 night stay at this charming 'Hostal' and know I'll definately be going back as soon as I can! Have a look at their website to get an idea of what it's like, unlike some hotel websites what you see really is what you get, but better!! Sergio & Abel made us feel very welcome & most mornings we had breakfast on the balcony which was lovely. It's in a great location and really easy to get to the main tourist spots. I can't wait to go back & would recomend this place to anyone. It's easy to see the hard work that Abel & Sergio have put in to get the place how they want it and I wish them the very best of luck and hope they get the success they deserve.
New and very nicely decorated
We recently stayed at this hostal for 3 nights. The washroom was very clean. There is not much room to put your toiletries. The rooms are decorated beautifully. There are lots of personal touches and detail to the rooms like fresh flowers. We felt like we were sleeping in one of the palaces that we visited. This hostal did not feel like a 2 star, don't know how they got rated so low, I would definitely rate it a 4 star. From the outside it looks gloomy and doesn't look like a traditional hostal. You have to ring the door bell to gain access to the 2nd story hostal. It made this place feel safe. The staff is very friendly. We checked out at 7:30 am but the regurlar staff was not around and we had a little hiccup in checking out (our room was changed to a bigger room with a shared terrace) because the check in/ check out is not computerized and we did not get an itemized bill. One of the owner was woken up and called in to sort things out. Luckily he lives next door.
Definitely worth staying
Those review were so helpful that enabed us to make our decision and I couldn't agree with them more.....L'Antic Espai was really great.
We went 5-days there, very convenient, only 2-3 mins walk to city centre. This hostal (which is more than just hostal) was like living in someone's house with a very nice elegant touch, with nice antiques furniture to every details, plus a touch of modern facilities (in-room DVD, brand new TVs, bathrooms). They have bathrobes and toilettries which I wasn't expecting.
The housekeeper Maria (i think that was her name) is very neat, better than some 5-star hotels I stayed at before, as she helps you fold your nightgown and put it nicely on the bed, rather than leaving it unfolded like others.
I am very happy with my choice.
Also, worth checking out is this cooking class (--)cookandtaste.net (5-8 mins walk from the hotel)
Un sitio realmente especial
Estuve el fin de semana pasado con mi novia y una amiga en L'Antic Espai y la experiencia de estar en este hostal fue lo mejor de nuestra estancia en Barcelona. La primera impresión es increíble una vez que subes la escalera del edificio hasta la primera planta. Es un piso antiguo restaurado, todo decorado con antigüedades incluso las habitaciones y los cuartos de baño, cuidando hasta el mínimo detalle. La restauración está muy bien hecha con suelos antiguos originales y respetando el carácter del edificio.
Además los dueños del hostal, Abel y Sergio, te hacen sentir como en casa. Te invitan a una bebida de bienvenida e incluso te sirven un desayuno magnífico en la terraza en una vajilla de porcelana preciosa. El domingo estuvimos horas desayunando. Abel nos explicó cómo habían hecho la restauración y nos enseñó las fotos de cómo estaba la casa antes de la reforma, no lo podíamos creer. Se puede sentir fácilmente el amor y el cuidado con el que han creado y llevan adelante este hostal y a ellos les gusta que la gente lo aprecie.
L'Antic Espai es mucho más que un hostal, es un sitio realmente especial.
My friend and I recently returned from our wonderful trip to Barcelona. We were bumped from our original hotel and were skeptical at first, but were pleasantly surprised when we arrived at Hostal L'Antic. Not only is the place gorgeous, it is clean, and in a wonderful location. The atmosphere is similar to a Bed & Breakfast. Abel and Sergio were gracious hosts with plenty of suggestion as to where to eat and drink. It felt like a home away from home. We were disappointed our hotel only placed us there 2 nights. When I go back to Barcelona this is where I am staying. Although it may be a few more Euro the ambience, service, free Internet, and charm is worth it. There's nothing like a warm smile and a free glass of wine to help ease the craziness of traveling. I highly recommend Hostal L'Antic!
What a place!!!
We stayed here because our other hostel (hostel goya) booke dit for us because our room was not going to be ready, so we only stayed here for one night but the place is great!!
VERY clean, they give you a drink when you arrive and then show you to your room...then your blown away!!! The room is finished in very old furniture the ceilings are made with corwn moldings with gold leaflets and such. the room we stayed in even had a balcony which we loved!!. 2 thumbs up for this place.
The 2 guys that run the place were great (sorry don't remember the names)
They are a bit pricey...something like 120 euro a night or around that but worth ever penny if that is the price range your looking at.
I would stay here again, in a heartbeat
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