Comfortable, elegant, welcoming..
This B&B is just the best. The host, Ferran, and his lovely team made us feel very welcome and at home. Our room (we stayed in Nonell Master Suite) was extremely comfortable, and we also appreciated the spacious bathroom and powerful shower – a rarity these days!
Each morning a very satisfying continental breakfast was prepared and waiting for us in the kitchen, which made for a great start to the day.
The decor and furnishings are just beautiful, and reflect Ferran’s appreciation and love of art and fine things…
The location of the B&B is perfect, within easy walking distance of the Old City and many of the ‘must see’ attractions of Barcelona. You really couldn’t ask for a better place to stay when visiting this beautiful city. Thank you Ferran, Quynh and all the staff for making our first trip to Barcelona such a memorable one.
Our apartment was amazing. We had a kitchen, washer and dryer and not one, but two terraces. It was clean, huge, quiet and centrally located. I would definitely stay here again. Our hosts were friendly and helpful.
Large Elegant Rooms, Centrally Located
Barcino is a converted apartment on the fourth floor of a classic Barcelona apartment building. The rooms have all been beautifully decorated, and the central kitchen is nicely stocked.
Be sure to note whether you want a private bath or not because only a couple rooms have them; the common bathroom did get a little jammed at rush hour, with people waiting in the hall.
Perfect location on the periphery of several different zones, making it a great place to sample most of what Barcelona has to offer, all within a 20 minute walk.
Highly recommended. We’d definitely stay here again.
Perfect solution in a great location
We have been offered the room in the owner’s apartment which is a perfect accommodation for a family and private bathroom. The building contest is incredible as brings you back to early 19th century. The location is downtown and well connected to all places around the center. Kitchen in sharing with other guests in another double room didn’t create any problem. If I may suggest for the breakfast, which is however complete of everything, I would say to the owner to offer some typical local cakes/pastries. The owner is a gentleman and offer you any suggestions for visiting Barcelona. As tennis addicted he was so kind to introduce us to a tennis club close to the beach.
Clean and relaxing place in central BCN
We stayed there for 3 nights with 2 friends, and we actually loved the place. Room in a well transformed apartments, clean and cosy furniture, and great staff all along our stay. Always helpul and smiling ! Air conditioned room, clean shared bathroom. Basic breakfast but OK, Only thing that could be helpful: have more than 1 key/room 🙂
Definitely a good address to stay close to all Barcelona nice places.
Terrific B and B!
This B and B worked out perfectly for us! It was easy to get to from public transportation (bus or metro) and a very relaxing place. It’s on a VERY busy main street in the city, but you would never know from the quietness of the rooms. We had a suite with a private bathroom but the ones without looked just as nice. Booking the room was very easy, I had originally booked it on a travel sight, but cancelled and rebooked with the b and b directly to get a better room. The manager was very accommodating with this, rolling over my cancellation fee. The two girls who were on site in the morning and evening (Quinn and Mariana) were extremely helpful and so pleasant to talk to. I would highly recommend this business for those wanting to be central to most sightseeing.
Excellent area of town, convenient to shops, La Rambla street and other tourist attractions.
The neighborhood was nice, apt clean and tidy and very convenient to downtown activities/shops and restaurants. Taxi stations close by making it easy to travel to tours/sights.
Великолепные апартаменты с мансардами!!!
25.12.2017 г. – 05.01.2018 г. Мы с моей семьёй провели отпуск в Барселоне, в апартаментах сеньора Феррана. Эти апартаменты находиться в самом центре города, что очень удобно. Так же хочу сказать о самом размещении, очень удобная мансарда, красивые комнаты, удобные кровати, технологичная кухня. Мы остались очень довольны нашим путешествием!!!
Great location, clean room.
Nice, clean accommodation. Shared bathroom, which wasn’t a problem. You had to take the elevator up and down to get to/from the street. Nice people there. Air conditioning was fabulous. It was hot and steamy when we were there, and our room was ice cold. Room was relatively quiet, but nice views. Walking distance to almost everything.
Tolle Zimmer Ausstattung perfekte Umgebung!!! Wir wurden sehr nett empfangen. Sehr freundlich und zuvorkommend. Werde definitiv wieder kommen!
We hadden een super kamer.in een mooie omgeving.het personeel was heel behulpzaam en als we iets vroegen was het niet teveel..vlak in het centrum.een aanrader.
Everything about the staff and accommodation was superb. We stayed in the two bedroom apartment with roof terraces. It was hot – so the air conditioning was essential and up to keeping the property cool. Beds were super comfortable, showers were powerful and warm. Kitchen was well equipped – even with a water cooler. The apartment was beautifully decorated and furnished and the huge TV and fast WiFi kept the children happy. The location was also perfect with most places within walking distance. There is nothing to fault about Barcino 147.
Great B&B in a great location
My wife and I stayed at Barcino 147 for 3 nights last week on our stop in Barcelona. We first booked a standard room with a private bathroom, but upon arrival Ferran, the owner of Barcino offered us to stay in a suite in his private apartment at no additional cost. The apartment was huge and beautifully decorated. It had a separate kitchen where a wonderful Spanish breakfast was served daily. Ferran made certain that we had our full privacy and flexibility, while being very personable and hospitable. He gave us great tips about transportation, restaurants, and sightseeing. The apartment is located in the heart of Barcelona, steps from a subway station, double-decker tour bus stop, and multiple restaurants and shops. We highly recommend this B&B and hope to stay there again in the near future.
Once again an outstanding visit
This is the second time we have stayed at Barcino 147. This experience was again 5*. Our flight from London was an hour late and still there was Antonio waiting for us with a big smile. We got to the B&B about 10:00 PM and there was Quinn,the hostess, waiting for us and helped us with all our luggage. We stayed in the Montserrat room which was spotlessly clean and spacious and quite. We slept 13 hours and there was then a tap on the door at 11:00 AM telling us that they were holding breakfast for us. Breakfast was great. We took two tours of the area with Ferran the owner. Both tours were very well done – he knows Barcelona and Catalonia. If he suggests a restaurant you should go there. All in all an excellent B&B. We will stay here again when in Barcelona and recommend it to our friends.
Great central location
We picked this based on other reviews and weren’t disapointed.
All the staff were very professional and friendly, rooms were well decorated and gave the feel of barcelona. Thanks to Quiyen and Marianne for taking care of us.
We were able to walk just about everywhere from this central location and when needed could jump on the nearby metro.
B&B has a central kitchen that allows you to bring food back if you need to.
One watchout the bathroom is shared and there are no en suites. Not a problem whilst we were there.
The ULTIMATE B&B Experience!
My wife and I spent 5 nights at Barcino 147 as a result of rave reviews in Trip Advisor. We cannot say enough nice things about the Innkeeper, Ferran, his staff person Maryann, the magnificent 5 Star suite we had, the fabulous decor (my wife is an interior designer), the large breakfast each morning, excellent location (yet just far enough away from Las Ramblas, to avoid the tourist crowd).
The best kept secret, however, is the magnificent private tour that Ferran conducts in his Mercedes!
He took us places that no tour bus could go and, as a native Catalonian, told us stories and the history about the area that we never would have heard otherwise. (Best of all, it was a very reasonable rate!)
His restaurant recommendations were spot-on, as well.
We love Barcelona, and can think of no other place (at any price/location) we’d rather stay!
Gary & Arlene Krings
Excellent BnB with Awesome staff
Awesome staff; friendly, always helpful, and knowledgeable of the area. Thank you very much to Quiyen (sp?), Marianne, and Margie whom made our stay so enjoyable.The rooms were always clean. Does any hotel or BnB still iron the sheets?! They do here! The continental breakfast every morning was very delicious and beautifully prepared.
My wife and I stayed in the Montserrat with the en suite. The room was large with a tall ceiling and a very comfortable queen bed. The room was beautifully decorated with nice furniture and art work.
The location of the BnB is just about perfect as a home base to do your exploring, shopping, and eating. All kinds of great restaurants, coffee houses, department stores, neighborhoods, and public transportation within a short walk.
The area always felt safe, even late in the evening as we strolled through the neighborhood after dinner.
The kitchen was spacious enough for about seven people to have breakfast. There is a microwave here instead of in the rooms. It’s a great gathering place to talk to your fellow travelers and staff to discuss what was planned for the day and to reflect on what was experienced in this wonderful city.
We definitely will be staying here again when we visit this wonderful city.
We missed meeting Ferran because he was out of town when we visited. It would have been great to meet him because his staff was so wonderful. Hopefully next time.
Great choice for a place to stay in Barcelona
We want to share our experience with everyone who are looking to stay in Barcelona. Ferran, the host of Barcino 147, was very friendly and nice, his english is great and he offered us lots of tips where to go to eat tapas, shop, and stroll. He was very considerate and his advise was very usfull. We stayed in the Dali room, with beautiful furniture and flat screen TV. The room was bigger than the one we had in B&B in London, and there was lot’s of storage. We felt safe to leave all of our things there. The bathroom was across the hall, it was not a problem , and we didn’t find it uncomfortable. In the kitchen there were a selection of different kinds of bread, jems, teas,coffe, cookies, yogurt, water, milk, and juice. we could eat there at any time of the day. There was a supermarket across the street where we bought cheese ,coldcuts, and tomatoes and made sandwiches for lunch. On Sunday, many restaurants are closed in Barcelona, so one night we cooked diner in the kitchen.
We were able to use internet and write email at no extra charge.
When we left Barcelona and came home to the States, we found out that we forgot several packages behind with things that we bought in Barcelona. We called Ferran, and he was helpful again. He mailed it to us and we got it in four days. We definately recomend to stay at this b&b, and hope that you will be very comfortable there, as we were.
I have stayed at Barcino 147 a couple of times. I love the experience of bed and breakfasts in that you meet people from all over the world. Yeah, you have to share the bathrooms, and kitchen but it’s worth it in my mind. I like this B & B in paticular because the host grew up in Barcelona and is more than eager to give you ideas of where to go [ he’s also funny ]. The first time I went I was a bit dissapointed in the breakfast, but this last time there was a lot more variety and and great coffee. There was a group of us staying there that really hit it off and so we all pitched in and made a big dinner of Paella. I have had great memories of staying here, and you better believe I’m going back….I tell all my friends in Seattle to go there.
Ferran The Fantastic
Ferran’s new property (not the one on Barcino 147 website) is right on the Gran Via opposite The Palace Hotel in the heart of town. Central for everything (Las Ramblas; Passeig de Gracia; Barri Gotic) all easily walkable. A really lovely apartment with good sized rooms.
Being a B&B not all rooms have own bathroom, but with so few rooms/guests it is never a problem. Really good quality bed (always a personal concern!!)
And Ferran is just so helpful with advice on where to eat etc. He truly knows his city.
Although not a cheap place to stay, it is great value for money considering the location and style of the apartment. Money well spent.
I shall be staying with Ferran again when I next visit Barcelona.
I cannot recommend this place too highly.
A perfect stay
Just stayed 5 nights in BarcinoB&B and had a wonderful stay with my partner.
Well, arriving at the Barcino Bed and Breakfast is like arriving in the heart of the city. There are hundreds of goodrestaurants and elegant stores.
Our room was wonderful and had everything we need, as an architect I enjoyed the view to the near buildings from my window. Ferran the owner was amazingly friendly and helpful. He is always trying to make your stay better and better. BarcinoB&B is so nearby to everything: Ramblas, Gothic Area and a lot more of interesting places. Never had problems finding my way around. I can assure to every one who is thinking about booking this BB that you would feel being in the home of your best friend…. Thank you to Ferran for showing us the wine country and the beautiful village of Sitges located one hour by car outside Barcelona..
Great weather!! Great trip!!
Will recommend you to all friends from London going to Barcelona and I certainly will stay in BarcinoB&B again. Would even give you more star-rating Congratulations again!
Excellent B&B -like 5 stars hotel
We spent a night in the lovely B&B Barcino 147.
The room was amazing, a real 5 stars hotel room (Montserrat room). We had a great stay and enjoyed it a lot. We also loved the restaurant that the owner recommended,in the marina, just in front of the water.
Thanks a lot for making our visit in Barcelona perfect.
Far beyond an B&B~ you will love this, and the owner
Great location, very good decoration. It’s the best choice we can find in Barcelona, so cozy and friendly, and smelling the culture of barcelona.
Ferran, the owner, is a very friendly guy, speaking English very well. He added a lot of value to our trip… direct us to have a lot of fun, best restaurants in town, and even to the small towns around Barcelona…. Wonderful!
Ferran is the best!
My boyfriend and I just got back from a trip to Barcelona and San Sebastian. We stayed in one of the apartments in the same building as Barcino 147. Ferran could not have been more helpful and friendly. The 2 bedroom, 1 bath apartment was clean, roomy, and fitted with all the modern comforts – a/c, fridge, microwave, washer/dryer, flat screen tv, etc. We were allowed to go down for breakfast and to use the computer in the kitchen for the B & B even though we were technically not guests there. Ferran made restaurant recommendations, including a restaurant in Sitges which we tried when we left Barcelona. It was great! If I have the good fortune to go back to Barcelona, I will definitely try to stay at Barcino 147 again.
Reviewed 21 May 2009
Comfortable B&B, very helpful host
Host Ferran Font is very helpful, just as everyone says. Excellent restaurant and sight-seeing suggestions. Beyond such routine, Ferran’s reading suggestions for books available in his library, as well as wide-ranging discussions with my wife, provided us an invaluable introduction to Catalonian culture. The web site barcino147.com gives one a reasonably accurate picture but, if anything, understates the comfortable character of the 6th floor apartment. We stayed in the small rear-facing Miro Room — much to our liking, no traffic noise even with window open, ensuite. Coffee and breakfast items excellent.
Lovely, stylish and great location
Barcino147 is a lovely cool place and loads better than staying in a boring same-old chain hotel.
The place is beautiful and just in the perfect spot, not far from Sagrada Familia and Barri Gotic. There are plenty of bars and restaurants within a few minutes.
I was a single traveller and actually stayed at the owner Ferran’s apartment; the room there is massive and the decor and style are brilliant. Ferran and I discussed a bit of the history of Catalonia, the politics etc., but I stress he did not push this on me, I initiated discussions. On the day I was checking out I asked to leave my suitcase in the apartment. Ferran said this would be fine, but could he have the key to give to the new guests?
He trusted me so much he gave me his personal key as he was going to be in all day, which also had his car key on it. He runs the place in this same personal, open and trusting way.
We all have been at B&Bs and hotels where the staff was friendly and accommodating. But having someone like Ferran in your corner is horse of a different color. First, Ferran definitely goes out of his way to make sure your stay in Barcelona is an excellent one. Second he is quite knowledgeable. For example, in my case, he jumped on his motorcycle and lead the way to the car rental place, so that I was sure not to get lost. He also was precisely on target in recommending several excellent restaurants for dinners that were not only good but well priced. We also found the location to be relatively easy to find, and a convenient location to the things we did in Barcelona.
Its true that the rooms at Barcino 147 don’t have views to speak of, one shares a bathroom with other guests, and the lobby is surely not impressive, but those items are reflected in the price charged so they didn’t affect my rating. When I think back about Barcino 147, I remember my Barcelona Buddy, and not the size of my room, which btw was the most inexpensive one available I am confident I made an excellent choice by staying with Ferran.