The Calle Balmes Residence

eixample, barcelona
3 bedroom - 2 bath
(2 reviews)
Travel dates:
€240 - €269 per night (EUR)
excludes K&C fee and cleaning charges
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Property perks

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    A concierge service is available for this property
  • Baby rental
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Perks for the Parents

This modern vintage-styled apartment is near the buzzing cafés and boutiques of the stylish Eixample neighborhood and sleeps up to 5 + 2. The apartment is set up for family living with open plan spaces and a large dining area. Many of the key attractions of Barcelona are within walking distance. The Sagrada Família is 20 minutes away by public transit and the city's main shopping street is a 6-minute walk away.

Why Kids Love it

The home of 2 fun boys and their freelance photographer parents, this apartment is perfect for a family stay and is well equipped with toys, books and games. There are 2 high chairs plus 2 cribs available on request. The hosts have a small motorbike and scooter to borrow for exploring the city. Plaza Letamendi park is a 5-minute walk away and Barcelona Aquarium is 30 minutes by public transit. Nova Icaria Beach is 40 minutes away by public transit or 20 minutes by taxi.

Things to Know

Minimum stay: 3 nights. The apartment is on the third floor with an elevator. Children should be supervised on the balcony. Car rental is not essential with many attractions are accessible either by foot or subway. There is air conditioning and heating throughout. Included in the stay is high speed WiFi, Nespresso coffee machine, sheets and towels, a crib, high chair, bed rails, a changing table, baby bath and children’s dinnerware. The apartment is 20 minutes by taxi or 50 minutes by public transit from Barcelona’s El Prat Airport and 15 minutes by bus from Sants train station.

About the Location

The residence is in a turn-of-the-century apartment block in L'Antiga Esquerra de l'Eixample (“old left side of Eixample”) of Barcelona, now better known as Gaixample. The neighborhood is low-key with wide, tree-lined avenues and grand architecture but has some of the city’s best cafés, galleries and restaurants perfect for lunching, brunching and fashion-watching. A subway station is 2 blocks away and the best way to get around is to walk. the property is 6 minutes by foot to Paseo de Gracia, Barcelona’s main shopping street. Barcelona El Prat airport is 20-30 minutes away by car.

Accommodation Details

The 100-sqm apartment has 3 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms on 1 floor. There is a kitchen and a spacious living/dining area that has 2 French doors opening out to a balcony and a dining table seating 6. Two of the bedrooms – the master with a queensize bed and the other with a single that can be converted into a double – face an interior, quiet courtyard. The master bedroom has a ensuite bathroom and access to a courtyard balcony. The remaining bedroom has a single bed and a desk. In addition, there is a family bathroom with a shower and bath tub.

Style Notes

City chic. The apartment is modern, comfortable, spacious and sunny. The mainly neutral interior design is enlivened with contemporary art and vintage furniture, while the high ceilings and large windows provide elegance and light. The floors are all done in beautiful herringbone parquet. We love the quirky wooden, waved ceiling in the living room, the 1960s vintage sideboard and the modern art that adorns the walls of this welcoming apartment.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Monitor
  • Babysitter / Nanny
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bed Rails
  • Bicycles
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Table
  • Chef / Catering
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Corner Guards
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Game Console
  • High Chair
  • Housekeeper
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool Gate
  • Stair Gates
  • Television
  • Toys / Children's Books
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Window Guards
1 queen
1 full / double
1 twin / single
sleeps 2
1 baby crib
1 travel crib
Armando O.
Member since April 24, 2018
We are a couple of freelance photographers and have two fun boys.

2 reviews

Lauren G.
Visited in July 2018
Our stay at Calle Balmes was wonderful. The apartment was very well located and the accommodations were lovely. We traveled with our 5 year old and 4 month old and the house was very well equipped for both children. There were ample toys/books to play with and there was a high chair and crib that were perfect for our little one. Armando and Marina also went out of their way to send helpful recommendations for grocery shopping, restaurants, and family friend activities. Also, anytime we had a question, they were easy to reach and replied promptly. We would definitely recommend this apartment for other families traveling to the Barcelona area and would love to stay there again ourselves!
Katie S.
Visited in July 2018
Armando is an excellent host- answered several questions promptly and was very flexible with our arrival time. We absolutely loved he apartment- it looks as good as the photos, has many toys for kids, and is well stocked with cleaning supplies and kitchen supplies. Location is great if you are interested in seeing Gaudí buildings and being a little away from the craziness of Las Ramblas. We were with a 1 and 3 year old and fit into space nicely.

Eixample, Barcelona

Modernist buildings and beautiful boutiques

The narrow medieval streets of the old city become refreshed and modern at Eixample. Expect to see undulating buildings, architectural masterpieces and plenty of examples of Gaudi’s work in the area, including the Sagrada Familia. It’s a very central area with beautiful clothes shops, hip bars and the best of the city’s nightlife.