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Presbyopia surgeryin Barcelona
arroncooke2 posted:

I went to Barcelona 4 months ago for a presbyopia surgery which turned to be successful for me. The surgeon who was in charge of the operation was very professional and attentive to me. At the beginning, I was a bit afraid of this operation because as it was related to the eye, I knew it could be delicate. But after the doctors explained to me step by step how the surgery was going to be and how safe it is, I felt relieved! I stayed in a cosy apartment in Barcelona near the famous Sagrada Familia which is absolutely delightful. I rent this short-term apartment through a local agency who guided me very well through the whole process. The accommodation was clean and particularly bright, and not so expensive for the location. I am pleased to say that my experience in Barcelona was outstanding. I went there with a few doubts concerning my surgery, but in the end it all went perfect.
stewartbette responded:
I'm glad everything went well for you. I've heard from some friends that there are a lot of really good doctors in Barcelona. It's nice to hear you found a reliable real estate agency. In my case, me and my wife went on a trip to Barcelona last year but had a terrible experience with one of them. We were first told that we would not pay agency fees, but then we ended up paying much more than expected. I found this agency through Google by typing "rent apartment in Barcelona " or "presbyopia surgery " and was in the first page of it so I thought it would be offering a professional service... It's a shame that some of these companies do a lot of Search Engine Optimization simply to get more clients and money while there are other ones that are serious and work very hard but are still quite unknown. My best friend was lucky enough to find one like that and he was able to rent an amazing apartment near the beach for a really interesting price. [br>
So speaking from personal experience, I would recommend everyone to take their time and don't simply book the apartment on the first site they find. Compare, search for reviews, call the different agencies and ask them all the questions you want and make sure you get ALL the answers. This way, you'll fully enjoy your trip to Barcelona and don't get bad surprises. Hope this helps!

kristina_jenkins replied to stewartbette's response:
It is nice to read about other people's experiences with Barcelona. I had a similar case like you one year ago. I am curious to which doctor you went for your presbyopia surgery in Barcelona , because I also went to Barcelona with my little daughter when she needed eye surgery to. It went perfectly fine, and I was really happy that we choose Barcelona to get the surgery done. Of course our daughter was scared to get operated, but the surgeon was really good and the nurses were good at calming my little girl.
[br>Regarding the accommodation, we rented a very nice apartment in which we could stay with our family. It was located near La Rambla, so we were in the centre of the city. In the beginning we did not know where to look for accommodation , since we were so busy arranging everything for the presbyopia surgery. Luckily we found an amazing real estate agency and they helped us in any possible way. They explained us everything about the city and they found this great apartment for us. Our visit was not for positive purposes, but in the end when we look back, it had a positive spin.
arroncooke2 responded:
I agree with the above comment and can also tell from personal experience that renting an apartment in Barcelona is not the easiest thing to do. Some agencies aren't honest with their clients, promising tons of things and claiming the apartments are the best in the market but when you get there you see it's very different from what they told you in the beginning and from what you see in their website. Bargains are there but most of them are to be found on well established real estate agencies with years of experience and good reputation.

An_257203 replied to arroncooke2's response:
My husband decided to undergo Presbyopia surgery last year. We thought we might as well go abroad so he could relax properly and we had heard good things from friends about the doctors and the service they provide in Barcelona. The operation was a success and it was a lot better being able to enjoy a small holiday rather than going straight back to reality as the experience in itself was quite stressful for us.
In terms of searching for an apartment to rent in Barcelona, we also encountered many problems. On booking we found that many companies were not honest and tend to leave out important details such as cleaning the flat yourself, hidden charges, and returning deposits which they wouldn't have told us unless we enquired; all these things caused us added hassle which made us spend a lot of time researching where to find accommodation and the best companies to rent apartments in Barcelona. To our delight, we found a few agencies that were reliable and well-priced. From our personal experience, they seem to offer the whole package and best of all are happy to reply to any questions, which for me are the best types of real estate agencies, that are not afraid to sugar coat that you will have to pay for these things, as we had to budget these things in at the end of the day. Hope this helps with your search!

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