The charming and spacious apartment was conveniently situated at a prime location near shopping, many restaurants, and areas of interest (Royal Palace, Plaza Mayor, etc.). Elisa was a gracious and helpful hostess who first asked us what our interests and plans were and then provided suggestions and recommendations based on our responses. We enjoyed our stay in Madrid.
This apartment's greatest feature is its location: right off the Gran Via where you can find all kinds of restaurants (have paella at La Barraca nearby, delicious!), shopping (El Corte Ingles is not far, there's also a Primark, Adidas, and plenty other stores), metro station, etc. A few minutes walk from Puerta del Sol, Plaza España, and other tourist attractions. The place itself is a spacious, old apartment, with great big doors, high ceilings, balconies, and a comfortable bedroom plus a sofa bed.
The host is super nice and sweet; she'll gladly give you directions, recommend places to visit and advice you against tourist traps. When we were leaving the taxi drivers in Madrid went on strike and she was so kind in helping us figure out how to get to the airport! She also allowed us to leave our luggage with her when we checked out, which was very convenient and allowed us to enjoy our last hours in Madrid. Gracias Elisa!
The main room of the apartment is large and has enough room for the sofa bed to remain open for the stay. This is what we ended up doing, using the apartment only for sleep, as the rest of the apartment is not really equipped for much else. The location is good, with the main sites of interest an easy walk away, but still the most uncomfortable accommodation we had in Spain.
We found the apartment had a very spacious living room with ample room to leave the fold out bed open and still use a table & chairs and sit on another couch.
The separate bedroom was also spacious with plenty of wardrobe space. The bathroom was as expected - very small. The property was very clean.
The location was very quiet at night and there were plenty of places to eat nearby. We were very close to Gran Via and the main shopping area. In all, a great place to stay.
Hi, My daughter and I visited Madrid for a short break. We stayed in this apartment for 3 nights. We found it perfect. Great location. it i s ideal for sight seeing and shops. Close to good restaurants. Elisa is so helpful she provided street maps told us what bus to get and even booked our taxi for our return trip to airport. C & O.