Want to visit?

18 May
copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Up 3 flights of stairs

In case you are thinking of a getaway sometime soon (maybe for the Summer holidays, or later in the year, or just a weekend) but haven’t quite chosen your destination, you might like to consider coming to stay at the Cute Suite. Would you like that? Want to visit? You can, you know! Here’s how…

Up 3 flights of stairs, in a beautiful building that is located on a quiet pedestrian street, just a couple of blocks away from La Rambla, you’ll find the Cute Suite, a secure home away from home.

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A secure home away from home

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Mosaic floors

With lovely original mosaic floors which I dug up from underneath some nasty linoleum last year, and several period features from the time the building was constructed (1910) or last renovated (in the 1950′s) it has a lot of charm.

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The door to the Cute Suite

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Your keys

The apartment is in the process of being spruced up, and still needs a lot of work, but the Cute Suite already underwent this process and is clean and comfortable. You’ll be given a set of keys with a bright pink tassel so you can come and go at leisure, and inside the desk (which I cleaned up and recycled) you’ll find guide books, style books, flyers and business cards to guide you towards things to see and do around Barcelona.

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To see and do

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Art on the wall

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A lamp that tinkles softly

Around the apartment you’ll see items that I rescued from the streets – such as this lovely lamp – or inherited, such as the painting in the lounge…

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Art in the lounge

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For candle-lit evenings

… but also the period features which I so love about my home and which I try to highlight and restore to their former glory to the best of my abilities.

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Period features

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Antique phones

An antique phone (bought by my father in Trinidad back in the late 60′s) and a vintage one that still works, as well as an antique mirror, which I both found in the apartment when I moved in, grace one of the corridors, but will eventually (once I have finished doing up the apartment) find other spots to ‘live’, no doubt.

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Mirror mirror…

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Privacy guaranteed

As a host I am very respectful of your privacy, but available for questions or recommendations when you want them, and as I am out and about taking photographs for the blog a lot, you’ll get the feeling that you kind of have the Cute Suite to yourself. How does that sound? Nice, right?

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Art in the loo

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Scented messages

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Time for a shower?

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Soft light

Clean bedding and towels are provided, and the apartment is cleaned before the arrival of all guests, so although my home is an old one that needs a healthy dose of TLC to be restored to the glory it deserves, it is clean and in good working order.

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Your towels

So what do you think? Want to visit? Spend some time exploring the streets of Barcelona, finding the things I have posted about? Want to meet the person behind this blog? You can!

The Cute Suite is available year round and gets quite busy in the tourist season, but August, and the period between November – January are quieter, yet these are still great times to visit Barcelona. For more photos and details, or to book, go the website here, and to keep up to date of interesting tidbits from Barcelona, check its Facebook page here.

Want to visit some time? I hope you will! For now, have a great weekend!

copyright: Lisette van de Graaf

Souvenirs from far flung places

4 Responses to “Want to visit?”

  1. Marion May 19, 2012 at 10:23 am #

    Even art on the loo! The phones are my favourites. looks great Lisette. You’ve done a lot of work to make it your home nd your cute suite.

  2. cococita July 15, 2012 at 7:20 pm #

    Wow, I love this place, as I really like the neighbourhood in which it’s located. I just found your blog thanks to the Facebook page of Care By Me and it’s such a happy found! If I’d come to Barcelona in the future, I hope I can rent your apartment. Congratulations on the interior design and decoration, as it looks really inviting!

    • Lisette July 15, 2012 at 8:27 pm #

      Wow, thanks very much for your kind comments! I hope you will be able to visit some time!

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