We were a group of friends touring Europe and decided to book villas or houses along the way so that we can spend time together while travelling. We booked the Paseo de Gracia Zen house thinking we would be comfortable and spend time in that beautiful zen garden courtyard.....well....none if that happened!
I informed the owner that we would be arriving in the middle of the night due to our flight. We were met at the house by the caretaker....who promptly asked us to pay for the full rental up front on the spot even though I had already sent my deposit....I figured ok...if that's how they do it there....so we paid....and she left. So here we are. 4 am....the house was muggy and humid...the windows were never opened to air it out before our arrival....so we opened the AC only to be received with an awful putrid smell... No bottled water, very little toilet paper, no soap for the showers.....argh! So we set out at 4 am to find a grocery store that was opened! We had also... Plus