Whereto Stay in Barcelona: Sata Apartments

Sata apartments are holiday rental apartments situated in the Sagrada Familia area in Barcelona. The apartments are located just 5 minutes walk from Joanic metro station and 15 minutes from Sagrada Familia. If you’re looking for affordable accommodation for your next family vacation to Barcelona, consider Sata Apartments.

Traveling as a family can be quite expensive especially staying in hotels, this is why I recommend rental properties. In February we stayed in Casale Amati a family owned holiday rental in the Tuscany region of Italy. It was during our Tuscany Adventures that I was definitely convinced that holiday rentals are better than hotels. Don’t get me wrong, we loved staying in Hotel Albert 1er in Toulouse, but for a family apartments are affordable. Whenever I travel with my parents, it means two hotel rooms which can be quite pricey.


Whereto Stay in Barcelona: Sata Apartments

Our visit to the incredible city of Barcelona was a 48-hour affair, we found ourselves limited on time. But looking at how we spent our time, you wouldn’t have thought it at all, we took our sweet time. One thing I have come to love about traveling with parents is exploring at a leisurely pace. Often when I travel alone, I have a busier than usual schedule and opt to only chill at night. But with my parents, I have to be mindful and take everything at their pace.

Our planning to visit the historical city of Barcelona started weeks prior when I found an incredible deal. If you haven’t seen it already, check out the four travel apps I used to find incredible deals. Our flights to Costa Brava and return were £15.98pp via Ryanair though first seen on Skyscanner. I would encourage anyone who wants to travel more to read my previous post for tips.

How-to get to Sata Apartments 

Since we landed in Girona, we took a bus to the main bus station in Barcelona, then a taxis. The apartment is not too far from the station but since I was traveling with my parents, taxis was best. You can also take the metro, hop off at main station the take another to get off at Joanic. As mentioned the metro is 5 minutes walk to the apartment.


Good to-know information.

Sata apartments are two bed apartments, a living room and a functional kitchen. The owner provide the minimum essentials in terms of foods for a small fee. We booked the apartment because it would then buy our own food and cook our meals.

There is one bathroom to share which is adequately sized with a shower cubicle but no tub. When I travel I prefer shower cubicles to tubs except for luxury accommodation. Towels are provided for four persons, two per room which is quite handy.

Other essentials provided in the rooms include iron and ironing board and extra blankets/pillows. Each room has a radiator for when it becomes a bit colder but the beddings and warm enough. The storage in each room is sufficient, what stood out for us was the decor of the apartment.

If you don’t fancy cooking whilst staying in the holiday rental, there are plenty of restaurants around. We loved the local shops were we picked up some fresh fruits and essentials.


What we loved about Sata Apartments

When I was booking the apartment on *Booking.com, one thing that struck me was the decor. The apartment was is very spacious for Barcelona, the location is perfect. Our aim was to visit the Sagrada Familia and Park Güell and this apartment was perfectly located.

To enter the apartment building you are provided with a code and there is a lift available. If you’re checking in outside the working hours, there is self check in service available. Instructions are provided in the confirmation email with the code to enter the building and open the locker.

Terms and conditions are provided in a form of a one page contract and should be abided to. There is a 10-pm no noise rule which is great as some places can be quite noisy. One thing we loved was the seating area was quite relaxed, we felt like we were home away from home.

I would definitely recommend the apartments to anyone looking for affordable and comfortable accommodation. Check out their website and book your own stay on your next visit to Barcelona.

What do you prefer hotel or holiday rentals?

*Asterisked link is referral link and gives you 10% off your booking with Booking.com This post is not sponsored we just loved our experience and wanted to share, all opinions shared are our own.

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  1. May 29, 2018 / 6:36 pm

    Looks a very comfortable place for a family to stay. I love the idea of staying in apartments rather than hotels because you have so much more freedom.

  2. Hannah
    May 29, 2018 / 6:16 am

    They look like a very good place to stay at when in Barcelona

  3. May 28, 2018 / 9:26 am

    A weekend isn’t enough to explore Barcelona is it, but Looks like you enjoyed a lovely stay

  4. May 22, 2018 / 9:40 pm

    We opt for apartments as well 🙂 these look like a fan place to stay I love a recommendation over searching myself

  5. May 22, 2018 / 4:26 pm

    I love Barcelona so much! We stayed in airbnbs and really loved it! Spain is so beautiful!

  6. May 21, 2018 / 5:10 pm

    The photos of Sata Apartment look really good especially since it looks so clean and comfy and you can cook there too. Such a great place to stay during short breaks.

  7. May 21, 2018 / 8:18 am

    I love Barcelona and need to look into staying in apartments rather than hotels as we often struggle to find rooms big enough for us

  8. May 20, 2018 / 8:21 pm

    This looks lovely. Usually I do hotels, because I hate cleaning haha!

  9. May 20, 2018 / 8:08 pm

    What a lovely place to stay. We’d love to visit Barcelona when the children are older.

  10. May 20, 2018 / 7:54 pm

    this looks like a lovely spot. It totally depends on where I’m going as to what we like to stay in. For city breaks, something like this, or where you have a spot to cook for yourself, like an Airbnb, are always a choice of mine

  11. May 20, 2018 / 5:41 pm

    I love staying in an apartment, there isn’t the stress of finding the perfect place to have each meal and cooking just one meal a day at the apartment is so much more budget friendly. You often get so much more space and privacy too which is key when you are travelling as a group.

  12. May 20, 2018 / 5:14 pm

    I am due a holiday and soon! Thank you for sharing such a detailed review!

  13. May 20, 2018 / 12:30 pm

    Looks like a fab place to stay. I like the idea of staying in an apartment rather than a hotel. It’s also great that you aren’t needing to travel to get there either which is always handy.

  14. May 20, 2018 / 11:51 am

    I’m a big fan of staying at apartments rather than hotels too. We use Airbnb no matter where we travel in the world and always are happy with what we get. Having a small child it means we can have our own bedrooms and tuck her into her own little bed at her usual bedtime, then enjoy the rest of the apartment to ourselves in the evening. We can also cook for ourselves too, having access to our own kitchen and that makes life a lot easier and cheaper too. And of course it means if we are visiting somewhere that isn’t really vegan-friendly, its not an issue. You can always buy rice, beans and vegetables and make something delicious at the apartment.

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