What We Love
- Free snacks (a small spread of cereals, pastries, yogurt and orange juice) are available all day in the lobby
- There’s a daily room cleaning service
- Each apartment comes with its own balcony
- WiFi is free
- Apartments are child-friendly; the Family Suites sleep up to five
What To Know
- A city tax of approximately $1 per person, per night, will be collected by the property at checkout
- If you’re after a luxe hotel experience, this isn’t for you
- Kitchens come with a fridge, freezer, oven, microwave, washing machine, iron and ironing board
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
From the living room–style reception area (outfitted with armchairs and a fireplace) to the 11 spacious suites, equipped with kitchens and dining tables, Splendom Suites provides a cozy home away from home in Barcelona’s Eixample district. The one- or two-bedroom apartments are each tricked out with an open-plan living/dining room (plus a double sofabed) and a well-equipped modern kitchen. The decor errs on the minimalist side: think Philippe Starck furniture, mirrored tables and neutral tones, and petite tiled bathrooms that offer power showers and Molton Brown toiletries. All come with a balcony or a terra-cotta-tile terrace for soaking up the Mediterranean rays.
In the Area
Take a five-minute walk to Calle Mallorca for the Mercat del Ninot, a brilliant food market frequented by locals and the perfect place to stock up your kitchen. Appetite sated? Then check out Barcelona’s architecture. A trip to the city isn’t complete without seeing Antonio Gaudí’s most audacious building, the Sagrada Familia Basilica. You can see some of his other works, La Pedrera and Casa Batlló on the Passieg de Gràcia. Antiques lovers should head to Muebles Ram, a treasure trove of retro furniture, mirrors and trinkets. It’s also right next door to the city’s biggest flea market, Els Encants.
How to Get There
Apartment is in a central location and within walking distance to many great tapas restaurants. However, reception is only opened until 7 pm and you would have to pay 50 euro to check in after 7 pm. Our first night we thought our heater was not working since we adjust in our room & the heater didn’t come on. It was after 7 pm so we couldn’t do anything until 11 am the next morning. Turned out there is a central remote control and we have to control the heat from that central remote control.
Apartment was not well stocked- there are enough towels for 2-3 days but if you stay longer they don’t offer towel changes. There were no paper towels in the kitchen and bathroom was provided with only 2 rolls of toilet paper. We didn’t have time to ask them if toilet paper could be replenished since opening hours 11-7 we were not in apt. The major inconvenience was the room only has washer and no dryer. We asked if the machine was a combo washer/dryer but was informed it only washes no dry. The website states they have a dryer so it was a major disappointment. We had to hang dry our clothes in the apartment.
If the apt had washer & dryer and well stocked with toilet paper & paper towels I would have rated a 5.
We were very happy with the location. The beds were okay but the sofa bed was one we had to report to the management. We mistakenly brought our extra key to Seville but we already mailed it back and they acknowledged it, we are still waiting for the reversal of the 100 Euro charge.
Our apartment with Uma suites/Smart Flats was very good-great location and well appointed, though the oven didn’t work. The reason for the low rating is that we were offered a discount due to the oven not working plus appalling service on the day we left when we were trying to check out -we went to the location we were told to check out at but it was closed and none of the phone numbers we were given were answered which meant that we were sent from pillar to post trying to check out. In addition, we had booked a taxi to the airport but there was no communication as to when or whether this would arrive. We spoke to Uma who said that we would be refunded part of our rental fee due to the malfunctioning oven and the poor service on check out. This dispute is ongoing (hence the late review) and we are at a stand-off now, with Uma refunding a certain amount and then, without our permission, taking back part of the refund. The apartment was great, as I said, so it’s a great shame that Uma/Smart are such an unbelievably unprofessional and disorganised outfit.
20 min walk from Las Ramblas with Cafes & Restaurants all around it. Easy and quick check in with receptionist being polite and warm. Service levels at reception and in room wee very good. As i was travelling on business Internet was important and it was very good. Good work spaces also within the Apartment. The apartment was clean, tidy and modern. It had Cafes and restaurants all around it on every corner and their were ATM nearby also. Taxis on the street outside within seconds and easily flagged down. Took an easy 20 min walk to Las Ramblas on the Monday evening and it was extremely enjoyable. Ended up at Brosque Palermo restaurant on opposite corner of apartment both nights for dinner which was so handy with good food and good people.
Will be back and no hesitation recommending this Apartment to others.
Lovely Suites, warm welcome at midnight by Husain, who had to fix the airconditioning would be great if there was regulated air-conditioning for the front & back rooms, 2 bathrooms would have been great too.
The rest of staff, Xavier and the girls were also really friendly and accommodating, our washing machine was also out of Order and the staff very kindly took our clothes and washed & dried them on the rooftop
The daily cleaning & turn down service was a lovely touch to coming home to fresh bed and towels (Fabric softener on towels would be great)
The staff were also helpful with sight tours walking distance to lovely local bars and restaurants, there was a public holiday and the staff suggested Maremagnum, which was a lovely shopping centre and outside market around the waterfront strip
Highly recomend these Suites purely for the friendly and accommodating Staff