Philona Rooms was launched in 2011 when we started to host guests in our own home through Airbnb. We soon discovered that guests were looking for something more than a hotel or serviced apartment during their visit. They wanted something more personal and homely.
We offer our guest a home away from home for tourists and business travellers.
We, along with our friend and colleague Noa meet and greet, spend time with our guests when they first arrive to go through a map and let them know where they are located within Barcelona city. We also send them information and go through with them recommended places to visit and good restaurants to eat and nice bars for a drink.
Of course we all know that there are a huge number of serviced apartments in this city, but what we offer is a warm welcome and treat all of our guests as friends. We reassure them too that we are just a phone call/ text or email away in case they need our help for whatever reason during their stay.
So, about us...
We moved over from Ireland to Barcelona in February 2011, and we love living here. Phil had an opportunity to relocate with the company he was working for at the time and with the economic down turn effecting us all we decided that this is a wonderful opportunity for us as a family and to give it a go…. and we have never looked back!
After thousands of guests and proven success with not only hosting in our home but entire apartments we are now listed as Super Hosts with Airbnb. This means that we are proven to be great hosts and our apartments are top quality. We have excellent reviews from guests and Airbnb recognize that we will go above the call of duty for our guests. We are confident we have the know-how and experience to deal with any situation.
We now have apartments in key locations in Barcelona and all are a huge success and we look forward to growing welcoming all our new guests and giving them a home away form home.
Phil and Fiona