Guest Book Reviews
This are some of our guest comments to date.
Apartment 1b - May 2008 to date
USA "From the moment we entered the apartment we knew we had found a wonderful home away from home ... In our travels we have rented many apartments and this one is the "best" - beautiful tile floors, lovely windows, well appointed. Flowers and breakfast the best is that you have thought of everything. Thank you for a lovely stay in Barcelona!" - Donna & Steven from Jacksonville, Florida USA - 04 to 08 of May 2013 USA "Sweet Home Barcelona that kind of says it all really. So nice to arrive to fresh flowers, food and drinks to get us started, fresh coffee to begin each day's adventures in the city. And to even cook meals was fun here - great kitchen. Happy St Jordy's Dia!" - Greg, Cindy, Mary from Cleveland USA - 20 to 24 of May 2013 USA "Thank you so much for making our first trip to Barcelona so enjoyable. The apartment was perfect for us and we walked to all of our wonderful destinations. The food in the area was wonderful. We highly recommend La Flauta & PerBacco long lines at La flauta but worth the wait. Make a reservation at PerBacco. We saw all the mayor sites of Barcelona & loved every one of them. We look forward to a return trip!" Marcia, Ron & Charlie Snyder from Boca Raton, Fl USA - 12 to 17 of April 2013 UK "Thank you so much for welcoming us to your fantastic appartment & to Barcelona! We have had a wonderful time, done loads of things and eaten at many of your recommended restaurants. The weather has been amazing and it has all meant we have had a brilliant holiday made even better by the comfortable and well-appointed "home". Muchas Gracias!" Val, Nick and Eleanor Comley, Ludlow, England - 05 to 12 of April 2013 USA "Thank you so much for the wonderful apartment, this is a great neighbourhood and we really enjoyed Barcelona. The restaurants you suggested in the apartment bible were superb as well. We would defnitely recommend SHB to all our friends! Adios! Kara, Kelly, Maya and Hugh" from Rochester, NY, USA - 15 to 20 of March 2013 FINLAND "Football, shopping, walking around, good food, Barcelona was as enjoyable as ever. Isabel and Mike, Thank you for a great apartment and your hospitality! Hope to see you soon!" Ulla, Arch, Satu and Hanna-Mari from Findland - 21 to 27 of February 2013 USA "Thank you so much for your kindness and hospitality. SHB is a perfect place to call home in Barcelona. All of us look forward to another visit soon." Steve, Nicole and Sharon 26 to 31 of December 2012. UK "That last comment says it all for us too. The apartment is in a brilliant location, and all the personal touches really helped to make our stay memorable. There were lots of highlights but the "Barca" footfall game really lived up to expectations, and we had a lovely meal at the Casa Alfonso just round the corner. And the BonPreu supermarket even closer, was great for "snacky lunches" - bread, cheese, ham etc. We'd happily recommend the apartment to anyone. And will !!. Muchas Gracias" Martin, Liz, Tom & Laura 16 to 19 of November 2012. CANADA "Thank you for your hospitality. The cava, chocolates, flowers were a very nice touch! The apartment was beautiful and perfect in every way! So much nicer than a hotel - gave us a chance to feel like we lived in the city! We had a great time exploring Barcelona & hope to come back one day. Thanks so much for accommodating our late check-out. Gracias!!" Jenn & Mike 08 to 12 of October. USA "Thank you for your hospitality!!! The flat is beautiful. The flowers, cava and other items in the fridge were such a treat and very thoughtful of you to provide :-)- I had a fantastic time in Barcelona I did go to the Patagonia and Casa Calvet - excellent restaurants I will recommend the flat to all my friends. I look forward to my next visit to Barcelona and confirm I will definitely stay here again. Muchas Gracias !!" Joan - 26 to 01 of October 2012. IRELAND " The dining recommendations in the apartment bible were great. We have really enjoyed staying here and would love to come again" Thank you Cathy and Joe 04 to 08 of September 2012. CANADA "Thank you for your hospitality and the wonderful apartment. The location is great and Barcelona is a beautiful city. Be sure that we will recommend the apartment to our friends and family. We leave with greats memories and hope to get a chance to come back eventually." Gracias Sabrina, Jesse, Marie-France and Paul 31 to 03 of September 2012. CANADA "This was the perfect ending to our vacation in Catalonia. Your apartment was a jewel with a modern but tasteful arrangement, a central location and an ideal base to discover Barcelona. We particularly appreciated your suggestions for going out to eat and visit. For the first time, we never cooked at home when we had the opportunity. We are sorry to leave but we promise to be back. Thank you for your warm welcome and for your generosity to accommodate our last minute cancellation in 2011. Sincerely Edward, Cristina and Alex - 20 to 25 of August 2012. P.S. I want to mention that during my stay in Barcelona I got to fulfil my dream by watching an "el clasico" at the Camp Nou, and Barca won !!! (3-2) thank you for this opportunity, Alexander." USA "We had a wonderful time in Barcelona! What a great city!! The apartment was very comfortable and perfectly located for all of our excursions. We would love to come back to BCN, and if we do, you will be the first people we call!" Jim, Laura and Jamie - 13 to 18 of August 2012. AUSTRALIA "Thank you for your wonderful hospitality. The apartment was great, better than we could have expected. This was a tranquil refuge for a family with young children especially after several weeks of hotels. We have thoroughly enjoyed our first Barcelona experience. Thanks for the goodies, the local information and restaurant recommendations. We would have no hesitation in recommending your apartment to other visitors to Barcelona." Stephen, Rosanne, Aiden & Lauren - 18 to 23 of July 2012. UK "We cannot fault this wonderful apartment & what a fantastic central location. Warm and very welcoming we have had such a great time in an exceptional city. Thank you so much for the goodies too - perfect!" Love Lynda and Peter - 07 to 14 of July 2012. USA "Well, what can we say on our last day of our stay here in Barcelona - I just don't want to leave!! from the moment we arrived; and meeting Isabel; to the fresh flowers, champagne, and special treats for us. We will never forget our trip here, and hope to return one day again." With love, Albert, Allison, Shalia & Aiden - 04 to 07 of July 2012. UK "A huge thank you for your wonderful hospitality and beautiful apartment, the extra touches were greatly appreciated. Barcelona is an amazing city, we have walked miles exploring it and visiting the sites - we know a lot more about Gaudi than we did a week ago!. On your recommendation we visited Girona, a true gem and certainly worth the trip. We have enjoyed tapas at El Xampanyet, Txirimiri, Casa Alfonso and Tapas 24 - all wonderful. Also enjoyed pizzas at the Tagliatella - crusts nice and thin. We are leaving having had a truly wonderful time but knowing there is so much more to explore! We look forward to returning in the near future. Thanks again for everything. with love Judith and Pete from Sandbach, Cheshire UK - 2 to 9 of June 2012. AUSTRALIA "After 2 weeks of travelling and staying in hotel rooms it was great to be able to stretch out and relax in your wonderful apartment, we have had a great time here, thanks for the goodies in the fridge. We will remember our visit to Barcelona fondly. Thanks to Ronna & Michael for recommending SHB and we will definitely suggest to any other visitors to Barcelona they also stay here. P.S. Found a quaint bar "en aparté" 10 min walk C/ Lluis el Piados 2". Dennis and Jill from Sydney Australia - 16 to 20 of May 2012 AUSTRALIA "Thank you very much for your help and hospitality. Our stay has been troubleless. The location to everything we needed was ideal. Barcelona is a beautiful city". Steve and Sue, Ron and Gail from New South Wales Australia - 16 to 20 of April 2012. GERMANY "When choosing a vacation apartment, I like to know that the owners are attentive to detail and friendly to deal with. This is what made us choose Sweet Home Barcelona -- along with the fabulous location -- and we were not disappointed. From the champagne awaiting us in our refrigerator to a quick resolution of a WiFi problem, Isabel and Mike were perfect hosts. Ready with information, but letting us have privacy to enjoy our vacation. We would highly recommend this immaculate, modern apartment to all. Barcelona is an amazing city, and our stay at SHB made it even better!". The Greenbergs from USA/Germany - 06 to 13 of April 2012 USA "Thank you so much for your hospitality! We had a great time in our first trip to Barcelona thanks to you!. The apartment was great, perfect location, perfect for us. We have many happy memories of Barcelona- GRACIAS!!". Paul, Julie, Claire and Madeleine from Cleveland, Ohio USA - 20 to 27 of March 2012. UK "Love the apartment, love the location, we love Barcelona! Many thanks for making us feel so welcome. We have walked and walked around your beautiful city and basked in wonderful sunshine, good enough to spend a few hours on the beach at Barceloneta. Highly recommended café Alfonso lovely food + great service - good value, at least to us Londoners! will definitely return to this apartment when we return. Very best wishes" Keith and Fiona from London, England - 15 to 20 of March 2012. USA "Sweet home Barcelona is what it was. The apartment was perfect as was the location, the city, the weather. Thanks for your warm welcome and hospitality. The bottle of champagne was perfect for world weary travelers. Thanks a lot" Tracey, Jim, Marianne and John from USA - 23 to 29 of February 2012. BELGIUM "We wanted to thank you both for making our visit to Barcelona so special. The apartment was beautiful and the stocked refrigerator and the pastries were a wonderful welcome! most importantly, I can't thank you enough for all you help with Katrin during her illness; It took a lot of the stress off us being in a strange country where we don't know the language. We hope to make it back to your beautiful city and we would love to stay in your apartment again. Thank you so much for your kindness". Laurie Stephen, Kaia and Katrine from USA/Scotland/Belgium - 17 to 23 February 2012 AUSTRALIA "We came to Barcelona to see Gaudi and how lucky were we to have a little bit of him in the apartment!. This was a wonderful base for exploring. We could walk everywhere and trains where not far when we needed them. The festival of the three Kings was a highlight as was our night at the Font Montjuic. The Mango outlet and the sales were the attraction for our 26 year old daughter. We leave with stuffed suitcases!. This apartment had everything we needed to make this a truly memorable holiday. We leave with very happy memories, due in no small part to the wonderful hospitality of Isabel and Mike. Thanks for everything" Ian, Carolyn and Caili from Melbourne, Australia - 02 to 09 of January 2012. USA "We sure had a great Catalan Christmas in your lovely place. Thank you for your warm welcome, supplies and directions to the market to prepare before closing for the holidays - we love your city and we will return. Happy new year !" Marta and Rick from Phoenix, AZ, USA - 24 to 02 of January 2012. USA "Hi, Isabel. I just want to thank you for your wonderful hospitality during our stay last week in your apartment. It was a wonderful experience for the entire family, and we sincerely appreciated your attention to every little detail and willingness to help us navigate the city. I hope we will be able to visit again.Happy holidays to you and your family." The Bradys from USA - 21 to 27 of November. UK "Had a fab weekend in Barcelona despite the weather! Apartment was a real home from home & ideally situated. Thanks for your hospitality and hope to be back in the future. Thank you" Paul, Jan James and Matthew from UK - 03 to 06 of November FINLAND "We had a great holiday here in Barcelona, and the apartment was very nice too: great location etc. During our stay we have been walking around the beautiful city, seen the sights, done some serious shopping and enjoyed ourselves in every way. We hope to return one day!" Arti, Ulla, Satu and Hanne_Mari from Finland - 24 to 31 of October POLAND "Whenever we went on holiday, we always stayed in hotels. But when we were planning our stay in Barcelona, we decided to take the risk and organise an apartment for ourselves and we are so glad we took that risk!. Your flat is beautiful, comfortable and brilliantly positioned. And you have been so helpful and nice! All in all our holiday in Barcelona was wonderful, surely we will come back and you know where we will be staying next time ;-)! Thank you so much again" Agnieska, Simon, Julia :-) and Alexandra :-) from Poland / UK - 14 to 21 of October 2012. CANADA "What a great location. Easy to walk where ever we wanted. The apartment was very nice and all we wanted. Thank you so much" Paul and Eva from Nova Scotia CANADA - 07 to 11 of October 2012. USA "We have so enjoyed our stay here! The apartment is beautiful and so comfortable - just the relaxing spot after a day of sightseeing. Thank you so much for all the amenities. The location is awesome! we felt we were right in the middle of this lovely city, yet the feel of a friendly neighbourhood. We have enjoyed several of the local cafes and restaurants and have been welcomed at all. Hope to return in the future! Thank you again." The Sullivan family from Alamo CA USA - 04 to 07 of October 2012. UK & HOLLAND "The apartment that my friend and I stayed in couldn't have been more perfect - centrally located, stylish and well equipped. We really felt like it was home away from home. I absolutely fell in love with the city and am grateful to Isabel (the 'host') for her warm welcome and for helping us get started on our Barcelona adventure. She provided useful information and tips and even lent us an umbrella! I have no doubt that I will return to Barcelona in the next few months (one weekend wasn't enough) and I will definitely stay in the same apartment. Thank you Home Sweet Home for a fantastic trip!" Mieka and Wendy from South Africa and Australia - 23 to 25 of September 2011 AUSTRALIA "Thank you so much for providing such a fabulous base from which to explore Barcelona. It's the best city apartment we've ever stayed in. Loved the deco, cleanliness, ambience, provisions and location. Will thoroughly recommend it to others. Much appreciated the late check in caused by our flight cancellation. Many many thanks" Helen and Graydon from Sydney Australia - 19 to 23 of September 2011 CANADA "Thank you so much for helping make our stay in Barcelona perfect! We have fallen in love with your city! We can't wait to come back!. Muchas gracias for your warmth and hospitality!." Steph and Greg, Heather and Lloyd from Ontario Canada - 08 to 13 of September 2011. WALES "We had a great 6 days in Barcelona, we thought the apartment would be nice from the description on the internet and we were not disappointed at all. It was lovely to be in such a nice area and we hadn't realised how easy it would be to get to all the great sites of the city from this wonderful location. We liked your helpful recommendations and saw some things we may not have seen otherwise. We could still have had longer though - as there is so much more to see - maybe a good reason to comeback someday. You were really welcoming and having a few things in the kitchen when we arrived were a real bonus. We even enjoyed having a trip to the Nespresso shop to refill supplies. We'll certainly recommend the apartment to anyone we know coming to BCN. Sue, Ken, Tom and Genevieve from Wales, Great Britain - 27 of August to 2nd of September 2011" P.S. Besides all the buildings and art, we really enjoyed a trip to 'L'aquarium' which was amazing and a very good day out. P.P.S. My daughter is very fond of your interior design skills, especially the hanging cellophane lights in the main bedroom. NETHERLANDS "We loved staying in your wonderfull apartment and enjoyed this lovely city. Thank you for the hospitality." Math, Petra, Lotte, Noortje from the Netherlands - 14 to 22 of August 2011 CANADA "Thank you for your kind hospitality and help during our stay in your beautiful apartment. We had a wonderful time here (only wishing it were longer) and in Barcelona and would definitely like to return again one day! All the special touches were very appreciated! It was nice and clean and we felt very welcomed! It was a pleasure to meet you. You were very accommodating to our needs. We fell in love with your city!" George, Lou, Jordin and Kylie from British Colombia, Canada – 9 to 13 of August 2011 SWITZERLAND "Our second long-term stay at SHB and we enjoyed it just as much, if not more, than the first time. So many restaurants, so little time! We are rolling out of BCN itching to come back as soon as possible to continue exploring this marvellous city. Comerc24 is a must – a culinary experience that rates in our top 3 of all time. (Warning – muy caro!!) Casa Calvet – just as great as a year ago. Thank you Isabel and Mike for a lovely apartment and advice regarding a hairdresser and beauty treatments. Knowing you are just across the lobby from us makes our stay in BCN just that little extra special. We hope to be back again next year. Muchas gracias." Marié, Anton, Yana from Switzerland – 7 to 28 of July 2011 SCOTLAND "We all had a wonderful stay, the apartment has been great as we did a lot of walking around this great city so to come back to this beautiful apartment was the icing on the cake!! We have been to Barcelona a few times but the location here was perfect and ideal as it was walking distance to the centre but far enough away to feel you were mingling with the locals. When the kids went to bed, Simon and I enjoyed the al fresco dining on the balcony. Will definitely be back and will highly recommend it to friends and family. Thank you Isabel and Mike for sharing this fabulous apartment." Leigh, Simon, Olivia and Jonny from Edinburgh, Scotland - 1 to 6 of July 2011 AUSTRALIA "Thank you for providing such a lovely sanctuary in which we based ourselves while we explored this fabulous city. We were very comfortable here and the flat is perfectly situated for accessing all the major sites. Thank you also for the goodies upon arrival - such a generous gesture." Jenni and John from Sydney, Australia - 21 to 27 of June 2011 USA "Thank you very much for all your hospitality and wonderful stay in your beautiful apartment. This quiet neighborhood was a perfect place to stay! In the three days we spent in Barcelona we experienced amazing art, culture and food and will always remember this marvelous city." Tom, Susan, Katherine and Jordan from Washington State, USA - 17 to 20 of June 2011 CANADA "We had the best family vacation in Barcelona ! The apartment was beautifully furnished and we loved the character and location of it. We couldn't have dreamed of a better place to stay during our week in Barcelona. The personal welcome and thoughtfulness to think of our needs, especially travelling with 2 children was touching. This was really our home away from home! Many Thanks" Theo, Michelle, Ava and Sofia Sales from Vancouver, Canada - 07 to 14 of June 2011 SWITZERLAND "We loved Barcelona ... with a one and a half and three year old in town !! This would not have been the case had it not been for your hospitality, generosity and kidness. We cant thank you enough for giving us a true home-away-from-home - it felt like family was across the hall ! We'll look back on our stay with only warm, happy thoughts! Gracias !!" The Prylows Swiss Americans from Switzerland - 31 of May to 05 of June 2011 UK "We have really enjoyed our stay in the apartment. The apartment was very clean upon arrival and really beautifully furnished. The location is great as we have not needed to hire a car. Isabel and Mike were very helpful and it was very handy knowing they were nearby in case of anything. Many Thanks" The Reagan family from UK - 27 to 31 of May 2011. NETHERLANDS "Hello, We had a wonderful time in Barcelona! The apartment was great! It is so great to be so close to the centre of the city! We had a great weekend! Thank you!" Greetings fam. Moll from the Netherlands - 19 to 22 of May 2011 USA "My son had spent a semester here and he was so grateful that you were able to have him arrive before us!. Your flat was perfect - The location allowed us to visit everything and it was charming. We will tell all of our friends of your gorgeous apartment in Barcelona. The kitchen was wonderful. The large doors so romantic. The bathroom modern and so perfect. We loved every minute of our visit. If you are ever in the States you must look us up." Mela, Jay, Sam, Max from USA - 19 to 25 of April 2011 UK "We have had the most fantastic six days in Barcelona. Everything about our stay was wonderful and it was made all the better by staying in your beautiful apartment. It is so beautiful and comfortable, and its location simply couldn't be better. We are very sad to be leaving, but hope to be able to come back one day very soon. Thank you for all your help, advice and hospitality." Best wishes Stuart, Debbie, George and Joseph from Woking UK - 11 to 16 of April 2011 USA "PERFECT! That is Sandy's simple summation of a week here in Barcelona. Thank you for your hospitality. The apartment was wonderful, the location ideal. We felt like we lived in the city & the neighbourhood. A great time and the right way to get relief from a winter climate, even with a little rain! " Regards Sandy & Michael from Buffalo NY - 13th to 19th of March 2011. USA "Thank you for the use of your apartment. It is so comfortable here and it was great to have such a cosy home base to come back to at the end of the day. Hope to see you again !" Carol, Glen and Elyssa from Needham USA - 21st to 26th of February 2011. HONG KONG "Thank you for a wonderful stay in your gorgeous apartment. We are grateful yo you for your hospitality & kindness. The apartment is very comfortable & well appointed as well as centrally located. We have had a wonderful holiday, and we attribute much of that to your apartment. Thanks to Alex for sharing his train set with Kane. Kane was thrilled to relax and play "choo- choo" while mom + dad enjoyed the gastronomy of BCN :-) We look forward to seeing you again" Mary, David, Susan and Kane from Hong Kong - 28 of January to the 6th of February 2011. NEW ZEALAND "Had a great 9 days in your lovely apartment. The location was excellent for exploring the city & surrounds. We spent many memorable days taking in all of the sights most within easy walking distance of the apartment. Plus, with train stations close by we were able to explore the coast - both north and south of the city. Thanks for you hospitality" Angela and Bill from New Zealand - 02 to 11 of January 2011. FINLAND "Thank you for the lovely Christmas week, we had a great time in your beautiful apartment! We hope to return here some day. Best wishes". Tiina, Roberta, Carolina & Joonas from Finland - 20 to 27 of December 2010. UK "Had a lovely weekend in Barcelona. Apartment was first class in every way (even had our local news!). We're looking forward to coming to this great city again, and hope to stay with you again. Thank you so much" Lois, Duncan, Dave & Linda from Newcastle England - 17 to 20 of December 2010. USA "Thank you for hosting our family this week in your beautiful home. Your attention to detail every step of this trip (from booking to arriving to all those little questions during our stay) has really made all the difference for us. We will always remember our time in Barcelona and in your wonderful flat. Thank you for everything." Jen, Chris, Scarlett & Charles from Boston, MASS, USA - 16 to 22 of November 2010. USA "We are so happy to have found your wonderful apartment. It is all that anyone could ask for - well designed, spacious, beautifully decorated and great location, not to mention beautiful, helpful and generous hosts. Thank you so much for your advice & time (especially dealing with our flight to Venice). We especially loved being (an almost) regular at Demasié cafe, Paul the baker and the Concepción market. We enjoyed your recommendations, dining @ comerc 24 (perhaps our best meal ever) Arenal and 7 Portes. And what a treat it has been to meet Alex - what a gorgeous baby boy!. We've already been recommending SHB to friends planning a visist to this gorgeous city. We wouldn't have wanted to stay anywhere else. Muchas gracias! " JoAnn & Joe from Boston USA - 06 to 17 of October 2010. USA "Leaping Lizards! We had a great time in Barcelona. The apartment was well located to see the sights and a relaxing refuge. The kind hospitality of our hosts made for a great vacation." Jeanne & Bob from San Francisco USA - 29 to 06 October 2010. USA "We expected much from your well-presented website and got even more. The apartment is beautifully appointed, very comfortable and perfectly situated. No doubt the next time our paths head this way, your piso will be first upon our list as a stopping point. Thank you for the hospitality and kind preparations. We both enjoyed Barcelona very much." Phillip from London and Nancy from Philadelphia and Santa Barbara, California - 25 September to 28 September 2010. AUSTRALIA "I had to twist some arms to get us to Barcelona - Prague + Budapest were the others' first picks - but from the time we walked through the door of this apartment there has been not a moment's regret. For a city of such scale and depth Barcelona is immensely liveable and "Sweet Home Barcelona" with the visual pleasure of the tiles and the unexpected satisfactions of the library ranging from buying property in Spain to Vicki Christina Barcelona encapsulates what's good in the city." Michael, Ronna & Tully from Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - 19 September to 25 September 2010. USA "We most certainly enjoyed our visit to Barcelona. The city met all of our expectations. Wonderful architecture, design, warm friendly people and exquisite food. The best part of our day wast knowing that we had a beautiful home away from home to come back to at the end of the day. When we return to Barcelona, we will know that we have a wonderful place to stay. The location could not have been better! Thank you warm wishes & best regards." Allan and Linda from New York City, USA - 03 September to 13 September 2010 AUSTRALIA "What a beautiful city!! We had a great 5 days discovering Barcelona, with the added bonus of coming back to our "home away from home". The apartment was perfect, always welcoming and so close to everything. All the little touches in the apartment made it that much nicer. Thank you for your hospitality." Barbara, Sergio, Kathy and Peter from Sydned, Australia - 16 August to 21 August 2010 SWITZERLAND "Thank you for a most marvellous stay. Your apartment is perfectly loacted close to great restaurants, bus routes and within the living museum of modernism. Our month here flew by! We particularly enjoyed: ARTicket - which allows entry to 7 museums for 22 Euro; MNAC is superb! Kaiten sushi - a conveyor belt of Japanese-style food; it's really good value especially during the week. Yelmo cinemas - movie house showing movies in their original lnaguage. Take bus 41 which drops you off in front of the mall in which the cinema can be found. There's a good coffee place and Japanese restaurant next door. Olympic Port beaches - Take bus 41 to reach this beach (walk through the El Centre de la Villa mall, cross over the road and veer left at the beach front). We preferred this beach to the others as there weren't any pebbles/rocks in the shallows. L'altra Llossa - our favourite local fare restaurant. We appreciated the great books, DVDs and guides in the apartment and made good use of them. Thanks also for the warm welcome. We will have very fond memories of our stay here." Marié, Anton and Yana from Switzerland - 19 July to 16 August 2010 IRELAND "We had a fantastic week in Barcelona and have loved your apartment so much. It is just fantastic, so well equipped and comfortable and a perfect location for exploring Barcelona. We are so glad we found this apartment on the internet and thank you for the lovely and professional way you dealt with everything right from our very first query to organising our return journey to the airport. We appreciate it very much. Your information provided is excellent. We hope to return here some day and in the mean time we will recommend to our family and friends. Thank you so much!! " Colm, Mary, Michael, Emily & James Dore from Ireland - 11th to 18th of July 2010 CANADA "We had a great time in Barcelona and it's in part, because of you. You help us each time we needed and we had appreciated. Any time you'll come to Quebec, you will be welcome at a place like this. Thank you very much for the beautiful and comfortable apartment." Christiane, Roberto et Audrey-Kim from Canada - 4th to 10th of July USA "We had such a wonderful time visiting Barcelona and staying at this wonderful apartment. Thank you for all the recommendations for places to eat and see. The location was perfect, as it was quite easy to visit many of the beautiful attractions Barcelona has to offer. We hope to visit again, possibly with our daughters and would love to stay here again. Thanks for everything! " Chris and Tony from USA - 30th of June to 03th of July 2010. USA "Thank you for your generous hospitality for the week. We really enjoyed ourselves and the apt. was well built and very comfortable. The location is excellent, so we were able to visit many places in the city without the need for car rental/public transportation. Thanks for your guidance and direction as we found the Boqueria market and purchased fresh seafood twice! excellent tuna and prawns. We hiked to park Güell and back, went to Ciudadela park for pictures & picnic, midweek went to Barceloneta for lunch and nice stroll along the bay front. Purchased our paella pan from Ingles as a souvenir to take home - had some great tapas and wonderful Spanish wines! We had a fun week - it went by too quickly. It was so very nice to meet your family! Barcelona is a wonderful city. Thanks again." Karen & Dennis from Denver CO.USA from 15 to 22 of May 2010. SWITZERLAND "Thanks for the fantastic hospitality and the brilliant flat. Our only regret is that we have been to Barcelona so many times before but only discovered your place this year! Volveremos seguramente en el año que viene! Best wishes to all of you." Spencer, Seema & Safia from Switzerland 02 to 09 of May 2010. USA "My family thoroughly enjoyed our stay in apt. 1-b, Quadrat d' Or. The apartment was well equipped, very clean, and by far the best location to stay in Barcelona. We walked almost everywhere and took the metro when needed which was right down the street. What I can say most about our stay was what incredibly hospitable and kind people that we rented from! They were extremely helpful in many ways from finding restaurants, renting a car for the day, places to visit, etc.You cant go wrong renting this apartment with such good folks as these. Our future visits to Barcelona will always include a stay at the Quadrat d'Or apartments ." Wayne and Linda R. from Austin, Texas 24 to 01 May 2010. USA/UK "Our family stayed in the apartment in April 2010. The apartment is beautiful, everything is so tastefully updated. We were thrilled with all of the lovely touches in the apartment. And the location is wonderful, close to everything you need and want to see. We were unable to fly home due to the ash cloud, and Isabel and Mike were so wonderful and accomodating, we were very lucky that we were so well taken care of when so many others were not so lucky. We loved our unexpectedly extended stay in Barcelona, and give the highest recommendation to this apartment, as well as Isabel and Mike. Thank you so much for a wonderful stay in Barcelona!!" Lora, Dan, Jared & Rachel from USA/UK 14 to 18/24 of April 2010. UK "We had a lovely few days in a great apartment - Thank you! Gracias. Me encantan the apartment porque es bonita. Fantastic time, Barcelona is a lovely city. Thanks for all your help and providing a perfect home for us." Karen, David, Bethan & Charlotte from UK 09 to 14 of April 2010. FINLAND "Your apartment was everything and much more that we wished for. We were here for two weeks and enjoined every moment. With three little girls all seven and under we have found lots to do in Barcelona. We have been in Zoo, park Guell, casa Mila, Picasso museum, Caixa Forum, Montjuic, on the beach and in many restaurants and cafes. This was unforgettable to all of us and we will come back !" Love, Sari, Sami, Roosa, Venla, Lilli from FINLAND 13 to 27th of February 2010. UK "Great food, great wine and beer, great accommodation, great weather, great sightseeing, great people, great time. Thank you." Alan, Jayne, Gina and Paul from UK 05 to 08 of December 2009. UK "Had an excellent weekend, weather lovely, apartment outstanding. Thankyou so much for your help and advice. Will definitely recommend. Ideal location." Susan, Steve, Paul and Nadene from UK 23 to 26 October 2009. UK "We really enjoyed staying in this lovely apartment which exceeded our hopes and expectations. The only disappointment was the truly awful weather - my second time in Barcelona and still, no sun!! Thanks for making us so welcome and for all the very useful info in the "red book". We'll be happy to recommend your apartment to friends when they visit." Connie, Mike & Rosie from UK 19 to 23 October 2009. DENMARK "Thanks a lot for staying in your apartment. We've been here for 9 days! Thanks for a warm welcome and the very informative guide book, which we've used a lot specially the local shops you recommended. We went to the restaurant Casa Alfonso twice. The food is excellent and the place has lots of charm and originality. Your apartment is well equipped with all we needed included towels, sheets etc. The location is perfect. We've been all over Barcelona in the beginning by foot. The last days taking the metro and buses, which made the transportation very easy. It could had been fun to borrow your bikes and rent some for our kids. We´ll try that next time. Barcelona is a beautiful city. We´ll love to come back. The weather have been splendid and we've enjoyed to go to the beaches almost every day. Thank you again for your hospitality and we'll absolutely recommend your apartment to our friends and family back in Denmark. Best Regards. The Kids Jens & Katrine: Is has been very nice to be heer. Thanks for this. It have be fun every day. We have see so many things. Camp Nou, Montjuic, Sagrada Familia and much more." Peter, Jens (11), Katrine(5) & Dorthe from Denmark 05 to 14 October 2009 UK "Thank you for providing such a fabulous apartment for our long weekend break to Barcelona. We loved all the little extra touches you so well put together. My parents are considering a trip to Barcelona and I will certainly recommend to them that they stay here, once again it was a wonderful stay and trip." Tracey, Jason, Jayne & Glenn from UK 24 to 27 September 2009 UK "This apartment really has the wow factor! We have had a wonderful break, thanks to you both. We have explored this lovely city & found all the thoughtful information provided by yourselves so very useful. You have both been so helpful and we really appreciate all the little touches. We will certainly recommend you and we look forward to coming again in the spring." Kate, Graham, Jared & Shaun from UK 20 to 24 September 2009. UK "We have had a wonderful time here, pity the storms arrived the same time as us, but that can't be helped & its now glorious sunshine for our last day. The apartment is beautiful so much better than staying in a hotel. It was ideally located and in a lovely area of the city. Thank for being so helpful. We will definitely recommend your apartment to friends, family & collegues at work. Don't go to "The Rita Lounge" (by the market de la Boqueria) for fish. The restaurant is lovely but one fish was awful & cold, when sent back all they did was re-heat it and wouldn't take the cost off the bill!. The market however is brilliant - So much food, so much colour - Brill!! - Thanks again" Katy(& bump), Darren, Gemma & Simon from UK 13 to 16 September 2009. CANADA "Your apartment is much better than the Hilton! Definitely a home away from home. All your help and special touches made this a wonderful holiday for us. The apartment is beautiful and very comfortable and close to everything. We walked for hours every day, most often choosing to walk through the interesting streets of the city to our destination rather than taking the metro. When we did take the metro we were surprised by how many metro stops were in close walking distance of your apartment. Your red "guide book" made everything easy from getting groceries to choosing restaurants. Thank you for making our first trip to Barcelona truly amazing! kind regards" Dana, Ian, Samuel & Robert from Canada 01 To 08 August 2009. DENMARK "We've had a great week here in Barcelona, it´s a wonderful city, which we'll definitely visit again. The apartment is perfect as it is and it's situated lovely too. We've been eating at some of the local restaurants, as you suggested, and it was all very good indeed. We've really enjoyed it and will definitely recommend the flat to friends and family" Rasmús, Mads, Michael & Tina from Denmark 17 To 24 July 2009. SCOTLAND "Thank you for making us feel so welcome. The flat was lovely and we really love Barcelona. We will definitely coming back. We will all both remember this holiday for the rest of our lives and love that you come to say congratulations on our special day once again, thank you so much." George, Fiona, Paul & Heather from Glasgow 09 to 16 July 2009. IRELAND "Amazing city, amazing apartment, had a fabulous time. Big welcome to baby Alex, sad farewell to Michael Jackson. Thanks for everything". Niall, Barbara, Adam, Laura from Dublin 26 to 29 June 2009. UK "We have had a great time in Barcelona, loved the apartment and will definitely come back. Many thanks for the "welcome provisions" you left in the fridge, it is much appreciated. Will recommend to friends. Best wishes." Susan, Mike & Natalie from UK 28 May to 01 June 2009. USA "We had a wonderful time in your city, three days is not enough. Both Barcelona and your apartment were amazing! Can't wait to come back again & try the rest of your suggestions" Dustin, Luis & Thuy from USA, Atlanta 04 to 07 April 2009. UK "We have had a fantastic long weekend in Barcelona. The apartment was perfect for us and ideally situated for all the main sights. We ate one night at "Tapa Madre" nearby which was very good. We also tried a restaurant called Can Ramonet in Barceloneta - more expensive but excellent. Many thanks to Mike and Isabel for their welcome and their very helpful information folder. We will recommend you to friends! Best wishes" Simon, Alison, Margot and Caroline from UK 1 to 4 May 2009. USA "Our stay in Barcelona was made very comfortable staying at this cozy flat. Located in a central, yet quiet residential area, made exploring a beautiful city easy. The owners were very helpful and pleasant, making our visit extra special. The apartment has all modern conveniences. It was clean and well maintained and to our delight, stocked with some complimentary morning essentials. There are wonderful local resturants, and sightseeing, all located within walking distance from the apartment. We would definately consider staying here again. Thanks for the memories." K & D from El Dorado Hills, California 19 to 22 April 2009. THAILAND "We would like to "second" everything below. In addition, we very much appreciated the care and attention provided. Perhaps the "most appreciated" elements were our "easy-going and helpful hosts". A very enjoyable and relaxing stay. All the best" Kathleen & Montree from Thailand 10 to 16 April 2009. UK "We knew that your apartment was conveniently located - but we were surprised by how attractive and well appointed it was (even after seeing it on the web!). It provided us with a superb base from which to enjoy the always wonderful city of Barcelona, and we may very well be back in the not too distant future. All the best" Daniel, Emma, Gaynor & Roger from UK 02 to 07 April of 2009. SCOTLAND - Aberdeenshire "We've had a really enjoyable and relaxing holiday again. Your apartment is superb and so comfortable and we appreciated all the help you both gave us. It is also very convenient to lots of the places we like to visit. We particularly enjoyed the Picasso museum this time as we had not been there before. A major bonus was seeing little Alex for the first time !!!. We'll certainly be back" David & Barbara from Aberdeenshire - Scotland 24 to 31 of March 2009. AUSTRALIA "We were attracted by your website description and photographs of this lovely apartment much earlier this year. We then asked some questions by email and your response was swift and informative and we were hooked. When we arrived a week ago we were delighted that our expectations were not only met but exceeded. The apartment is lovely, convenient and very comfortable. Your city is welcoming, interesting and charming. We have thoroughly enjoyed walking eating and drinking our way around it. Your restaurant recommendations were spot on. We thank you for your part in making this a memorable holiday for us. Will be back - Hasta luego." Lee & Jo from Australia 27th Oct - 04th of November 2008. ISRAEL "Isabel and Mike thank you very much for wonderful stay in your apartment in Barcelona. It was so suitable and comfortable for us and our sons. The apartment location is great and we will hope to visit you again. Best wishes" Arik, Ela, Nitzan and Ron Steinberg from Israel 16th - 21th October 2008. UK "This lovely apartment is the perfect base for exploring this wonderful city. Many thanks to Isabel & Mike for all their help and advice and the special touches that made our 25th anniversary a very remarkable occasion. Try Isabel's suggestion of the thai rest. Superb Meal! Love & Best wishes" Yvonne & Pete from Manchester - UK 14th - 19th September 2008. CANADA "Thank you for making our stay perfect with your hospitality and helpfulness. Your apartment is gorgeous and we're very glad we got a chance to stay here. The location is magnificent !!! Like 2 blocks from the Mango Outlet (haha). Hopefully we can return sometime soon. Thank you again. P.S. We really appreciated the food you left for us in the fridge!. It really made us feel at home :-) " Karen, Hugo, Adam & Clifford from Canada 24th - 29th August 2008. USA "Thank you so much, Isabel & Mike. We very much enjoyed our few days exploring Barcelona, and the apartment was just perfect for us it has been extremely comfortable and convenient and we are sorry to be leaving for the next leg of our journey. The apartment had everything we needed and more and we loved the balcony. Hope to see you again" James, Stephanie & Georgina from Washington DC - USA 12th - 16th August 2008. UK "Staying in such a beautiful apartment really helped to make our holiday extra special and Isabel and Mike made sure we had everything we needed. We'll certainly be recommending the apartment to our friends and family in England" Heather, Neil, Oscar & Iris from Formby - UK 12th - 19th July 2008. AUSTRALIA "We had a wonderful time. Barcelona is a lovely city & your hospitability & magnificent apartment were very much appreciated, great location too. See you next time." Ted, Deb & Amelia from Wollongong - Australia 29th - 4th July 2008. UK "Thank you so much for a wonderful stay in your gorgeous apartment. You made us feel very much at home and took all care to ensure we had everything we needed. We will definitely be returning ourselves and recommending you to friends. Thanks again." Richard, Jenifer, Archie & Dougie from Teddington - UK 20th-27th June 2008. UK "Thank you for a wonderful stay in Barcelona. The apartment is top class and you have both been so very helpful. We look forward to returning one day!." Joanne, Adam, Kelly & Jeff from Essex - UK 13th-16th June 2008. UK "Thank you for such a brilliant stay in Barcelona. The apartment is great - comfortable, well equipped and beautifully decorated. We all had a great stay and hope to return sometime soon." Edwina and Andy, from Alicante - Spain 04/05/2008.
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NETHERLANDS "We had a wonderful stay at your beautiful apartment! Barcelona is a wonderful city we shopped (the girls) and saw FC Barcelona (the boys)! Of course, we also visited the highlights of the city like Sagrada Familia, Park Guell etc, etc, etc Too many to mention! Thanks you for your hospitality" - "PERFECT! Fenne SUPER!!! Jurre" - Patrick, Esther, Fenne and Jurre from The Netherlands 04th to 9th of May 2013 USA "We had a wonderful stay at this beautiful apartment and enjoyed our first trip to Barcelona. Everything was wonderful and the apartment is fantastic. The location was perfect and we loved coming home to this great flat. Thank you for your hospitality. The Kanter - Goodell family 20 to 25 of November 2012. P.s. The flat is so cool!! I wish I could live here all year round!! 1A Rocks!!! K.Gs. AUSTRIA "We loved Barcelona from our first stay years ago and decided now to stay here in this great flat - this was absolutely the right decision. We enjoyed our stay in this relaxing and beautiful, private environment. The hospitality and support from the owner were great - we can only recommend Sweet Home Barcelona to our friends & family. All the best & regards" Alexander, Iris & Lorena - 29 October to 02 of November 2012 NETHERLANDS "We enjoyed our stay in both the apartment and in Barcelona very much. The apartment is fully equipped! We'll recommend the apartment to our family and friends in case they like to travel to Barcelona. Also visiting a match of F.C. Barcelona was great. Barcelona is a marvellous city, we met no problems at all, it is a great pleasure to have been here for a week. Thanks for your hospitality and maybe we'll meet again" Cooseje, Marie, Hilda and Gerrit - 19 to 25 of September 2012 UK "We have enjoyed our stay in Barcelona and done so much in 5 days! The apartment is just wonderful - you have thought of everything (and I want to take the bathroom home with me!!) Thank you for the warm welcome and I really hope we can come back again before too long. Best wishes" Reg, Jo, Grace and Rory - 28 July to 02 of August 2012. SWITZERLAND "It has been a marvellous three weeks in BCN; of course having SHB as our base makes all the deference. Our third stay here, the first in 1A and aren't we just too delighted to be the first guests! All going well we will be back again next year - we do really regard your gorgeous apartments as our second home. We never seem to tire of BCN - every time we revisit old haunts and discover new ones. The city is magic with a wide array of delights. Thank you for your kindness and helpfulness it goes a long way to making us feel super welcome. Till next time, best wishes & big hugs" Anton, Marie & Jana - 01 to 21 August 2012.
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