We loved our apartment, but found some of the furnishings a little
'cold', impersonal (the leather couch in the living room was
chic, but uncomfortably low to the floor; the dining room table was
elegant in smoked glass, but there were no placemats provided to protect
the table surface, so we were reluctant to use it; etc.). The master
bathroom had no towel bars or even hooks for towels or clothing - very
frustrating. The kitchen had no wine glasses; no mixing or serving
bowls; no toaster or kettle (though the hotel was able to find a small
kettle for us on request); etc. Oh, and there was no desk at which to
set up our laptop, so the dining table always looked messy with
'stuff'. These were small things - but they would have made our
stay even more enjoyable!
We loved the location of Apartment Val, just around the corner from
several of Gaudi's most famous works, and less than half a block
from either buses or the metro. The apartment, itself, was well-
designed, modern and chic, while yet highlighting the delightful
historical details (like intricate floors, soaring ceilings with
medallions and cornices, a Juliette balcony with original French doors).
The bathrooms were new and elegant, featuring marble floors, walls, and
countertops, and excellent showers/ hot water. Oh, and the beds were
heavenly! And the staff were excellent!