/ Apartment hire Barcelona/costa brava
So we're looking for an apartment, ideally reasonably inexpensive but comfortable, with public transport to the city centre easily accessible, but not in a grim suburb...
Also, may like to split the trip with a few days in Barcelona and a few near a beach, but not in a mega resort, somewhere a bit lower key would be nice
I've googled it, but the range is a bit overwhelming and I don't know the city well enough to know where the places to look for/avoid are, so any advice or suggestions would be gratefully received....
someone out there must know something about this... even just a good website to look at...
L'escala is worth a few days for the beach option, been a while since i went, but remember it being pretty low key with mostly Spanish tourists, good fish restaurants and a fine beach.
ive read (rough guide) that the area around las ramblas can be a bit threatening after dark, a fair assessment, or have things improved recently?
Apartments Marfina at Casteldefells. Just south of the airport, right on the beach, shortish train ride to the city.
I can't recommend an apartment because we stayed inland but we had a good evening out after dark with our 6 year old in the area beside the Jaume I metro and it didn't feel threatening, quite the opposite. I think it might be the Gothic quarter but don't quote me!
There's also a nice park round there and it's close to the beach (granted it's not the best beach in the world but there you go).
> Apartments Marfina at Casteldefells. Just south of the airport, right on the beach, shortish train ride to the city.
Don't get your hopes up about that beach either though, when we were there it smelled quite badly...
> Don't get your hopes up about that beach either though, when we were there it smelled quite badly...
Really, we were there in mid-September, it was busy but no smelly. Superb beaches really:
> Really, we were there in mid-September, it was busy but no smelly. Superb beaches really:
We were there mid October, it was pretty empty and there was a distinct smell!
It had been raining pretty heavily through, maybe the drainage/sewage can't cope with the volume...
thanks for comments so far, will check out those links over weekend...
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