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Oct 14 2014

Top 5 reviews in Semptember

 

We are more than happy about 84,2 % of satisfied clients in September! And are working hard to get closer to 100 % soon!

Habitat Apartments is pleased to share with you the 5 best reviews we received last month from our clients in Barcelona apartments.

 

 

ADN Ground Apartment Barcelona

ADN ground Apartment Barcelona
"ADN Ground is an amazing, modern apartment very close to Plaza Espana ( metro, shops, market, supermarket) with everything we needed during our stay. We really enjoyed our stay there! Everything was perfect and we will come back soon! :)" Katarina

General Quality ——->10.0
Habitat Service ——->10.0
Cleaning ——->10.0
State of repair ——->10.0
Location ——->10.0
Value for money ——->10.0

Rambla Deluxe A Apartmetn Barcelona   

Rambla deluxe A apartment in Barcelona
"We stayed in the apartment during the last week in August and found it very clean and comfortable. It is ideally situated in the heart of Barcelona so we were able to walk everywhere. We had an excellent stay."
Delia Kay

General Quality ——->10.0
Habitat Service ——->10.0
Cleaning ——->10.0
State of repair ——->10.0
Location ——->10.0
Value for money ——->10.0

 

Plaza Real 11 Apartment in Barcelona

Plaza Real 11 Apartment in Barcelona
"We loved the apartment. Great location. A couple of upgrade suggestions: Add small night stands on the sides of the bed; better lighting over the dining table; add a shelf in the bathroom for placing our necessities; need a soap tray in the shower. If we return to Barcelona, we would definitely stay at Plaza Real 11 again." —  Rodger B.

General Quality ——->10.0
Habitat Service ——->10.0
Cleaning ——->10.0
State of repair ——->10.0
Location ——->10.0
Value for money ——->10.0

Boulevard 1 Apartment in Barcelona

Boulevard 1 Apartment in Barcelona
"Excellent location, on the smaller side but is good for 2-3 people, the photos on the website give you a very accurate view, please add another hook or two for towels near the shower. I will probably book this apartment again. / Habitat comments: Thank you for your suggestion, we will keep it in mind. Sinn

General Quality ——->10.0
Habitat Service ——->10.0
Cleaning ——->10.0
State of repair ——->10.0
Location ——->10.0
Value for money ——->10.0

 

   Barcelona Plaza Suites Apartment in Barcelona
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"What a fantastic apartment!. Lovely apartment, new and well furnished, perfect location! The best place to start discovering the city. the best location in Barcelona for proximity to places of interest. Would gladly stay here again! Loved our stay in Barcelona thanks to the Habitat team."  Rene L.

General Quality ——->10.0
Habitat Service ——->10.0
Cleaning ——->10.0
State of repair ——->10.0
Location ——->10.0
Value for money ——->10.0

For more reviews about our apartments please visit Habitat Apartment in Barcelona. And now BE THE NEXT TO STAY AND REVIEW!

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Sep 16 2014

Golden October in Barcelona – a month full of sport and musical highlights

It's getting cooler and the Summer is drawing to an end. Fall is already knocking on our door. But don't be sad! Regarding to all the events on the agenda, it will be a Golden October. We are presenting you a mix of sportive and musical events which are coming to Barcelona in October.

pharrell williamsFirst of all, there will be some spectacular musical highlights. Pharrell Williams as well as Kylie Minogue are coming to Barcelona. The Pharrell Williams’ concert is on 1st October at Palau Sant Jordi arena on Montjuic hill. There are still tickets from 55 Euro up. Kylie Minogue is coming to Barcelona on 14th October also at Palau Sant Jordi arena on Montjuic hill. There are also still tickets from 35 to 60 Euro. So do not hesitate, go and get you a ticket!

kylie minogue in barcelonaThere is also the 46th International Jazz Music Festival in Barcelona, holding from 10th October to the 30th of November. You are a fan of Jazz music? Have a look at the programme of the 46th International Jazz Music Festival.

You are intersted in sport events? The Golden October in Barcelona would also perfectly fit to you. We collected the three most important events for you.

1.  Garmin Barcelona Triathlon 2014: The BCN Triathlon is the biggest in Spain. Last year around 6000 triathletes were competing in the three different categories: Supersprint, Sprint, and Olympic. This year it takes place on Sunday 5th October, from 8:00.

2. 53rd Barcelona International BoatShow: It will bring together the widest offer and the latest nautical and leisure products.There will be the largest display of yachts, oats and accessories for sailing, fishing, surfing and scuba diving. The show takes place in the five halls in the Gran Via Exhibition Centre and the On-water Show will be in Port Vell (15th to 19th October).

3. The Futbol Champions League is going on: FC Barcelona vs. Ajax Amsterdam (21st October 2014, 20:45).
You shouldn't miss that at all. If you are not able to get a ticket anymore, it is also a great experience to watch the match in a local bar.

Did we get your attention? Go for it and book your journey with Habitat Apartments!
If you are looking for a place to stay, we recommend you the Paseo de Gracia A apartment with an amazing terrace overlooking the Casa Batlló.

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© Pharrell Williams image: Dora Hon (flickr)

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Aug 26 2014

La Mercè Festival in Barcelona 2014

Barcelona´s most important festival is coming!
 

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The most important festival of Barcelona, “Festes de la Mercè”, will be held from 19th to 24th of September. This year, Stockholm, Sweden, will be the guest city. The Festival is going to transform the city into an unique stage, overflowing with fantasy. Stockholms´s  city programme will provide an exceptional show in which the city presents its own street arts, circus, dance, and music.

Furthermore, the county town will be full of celebrations combining Catalan traditions with dances, music, street art, fireworks and sporting events. The most important performances this year might be again "The Mercè Ride" with participants from all over Catalonia, castellers (or human towers), the Sardana (typical Catalan dance), the correfoc (groups of people from the community dressed as demons running through the streets with firecrackers and fireworks in hand), and the parade of the Giants.

"Festes de la Mercé" is a great opportunity to get to know the Catalan culture. If you're in town do not hesitate to be part of the 500 activities that the city has prepared for all the audience. If not, this is the best time to start planning your trip and be part of this great event!

la merce festival 2014 poster

For more information please visit the official site: Festas de la Mercè 2014

Don't miss this video from last La Mercè Festival 2013 edition!

La Mercè 2013 from Barcelona Cultura on Vimeo.

Credits Pics: Fireworks

If you are planning on traveling to Barcelona in September, enjoy the comfort of our luxurious Habitat Apartments Barcelona Plaza Suites

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Mar 13 2014

Barcelona: Europe’s first “Capital of Innovation”

What a nice honor! Barcelona was recently voted the European Capital of Innovation, an award given for the very first time. During the 2014 Innovation Convention organized by the European Commission and held in Brussel, Barcelona was chosen over five other contestants such as Grenoble and Paris (France), Malaga (Spain), Groningen (the Netherlands), Espoo (Finland). Distinguishing the city’s great progress in many different urban ways this award is endowed with a trophy money of 500.000€ which is meant to be used to expand Barcelona's innovative developments and was already presented to the mayor of Barcelona, Xavier Trias.

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The winning project Barcelona handed in was launched under the name “Barcelona com a ciutat de les persones” which means “Barcelona as city of people” and highlights the use of new technologies to bring the city closer to citizens. To sum it up, this project was all about how peoples’ needs can be filtered out much better via advanced information and communication techniques. Pointing out Barcelona’s dominate role in this regard, the city was honoured for its leading position in uniting government bodies and citizens in order to enhance economic growth and additionally raise people’s welfare. "Barcelona is a deserving winner of the first iCapital award, for its dedication to using new technology for the benefit of its inhabitants", Máire Geoghegan-Quinn, European Commissioner for Research, justified the Catalan Capital's great succes.

Based on its main goals “Open Government”, “Smart Citizens” and advanced mobility Barcelona plans on creating a transparent, modern-technology-equipped and –friendly Spanish metropolis. Among these innovations Barcelona has also promoted sustainable growth using intelligent lightning or ecological vehicles. The award “Capital of Innovation” was started to be part of the European commission’s superior strategy to become an “Innovative Union” by the time of 2020.

If you might be planning on visiting the newly crowned "iCapital", take a look at our great apartments in Barcelona and book with Habitat Apartments.

 

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Feb 19 2014

March in Barcelona

You are travelling to Barcelona in March but you don’t know what to do there? Whether there are events or concerts you should visit? We reveal some insider tips to you of what to do in Barcelona this March.  

Barcelona Sitges Rally 2014 – Vintage Car Rally: On the Second of March, the 56th Vintage Car Rally will be taking place. The real name of this rally is “El Rallye Internacional de Coches de Época Barcelona-Sitges 2014”. This event will start at Plaza Sant Jaume in Barcelona and end at Port d’Aiguadolç in Sidges, which is about 45 kilometers away. Only cars, which have been manufactured before 1928, are taking part in the rally and race together until Sidges – the oldest car taking part is from 1905, which means it is 109 years old. To make the rally even more special, the drivers and their companions dress up in period costumes to make it seem as if it was back in the 20th century.  

rally sitges

The Rally attracts a lot of tourists – especially when it’s sunny – and thus is a lovely event you should visit. Find more information here.

FC Barcelona vs. Manchester City: On the 12th of March, an important football match is being held in Camp Nou in Barcelona: FC Barcelona is playing Manchester City. If you are a football fan, you should definitely visit this match. Camp Nou is the largest stadium in Europe, seating almost 100,000 people. The atmosphere is unique as all the Barça fans are coming to support their club. Tickets can be bought here.

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Marathon Catalunya: As every year, the Marathon Catalunya will be hold in Barcelona. This year, it is taking place on Sunday, the 16th of March, starting at 8:30am. More than 17,000 runners are being expected to participate. The race is very flat, not passing many hills, which makes it easy to reach a good time. The marathon goes throughout the city, passing wonderful sights like the Camp Nou stadium, the La Pedrera and La Sagrada Familia, sights built by Antoni Gaudí. The entrance fee depends on the number of participants, it can be between 61,50 and 84 Euros. The race starts at the Magic Fountain at the Montjuïc hill where it also ends.

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If you are interested in running a marathon, this is the perfect event for you. You’re not only running, but also seeing a lot of Barcelona, the capital city of Catalonia. Find more information on marathonrunnersdiary.com

Beyoncé: This month, a very special event will be taking place in Barcelona – Beyoncé will give a concert at Palau Sant Jordi. Beyoncé Knowles became famous in 1997 as the lead singer of Destiny’s Child.  In 2003, she started her career as solo artist with her debut album Dangerously in Love. Today, she is one of the most famous singers in the world.

beyonce

Find more information and tickets here.

For the case you are still looking for a great place to stay during your trip to Barcelona, we would like to offer you some very nice apartments which you can find on our website.

We wish you a pleasant stay in Barcelona; we hope you liked are insider tips :)

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