Visited El Escorial for the climbing, and got a lot more than I was expecting.
We stayed in November and it was still incredibly warm, shorts, T's, and Flip Flops were appropriate attire! Escorial is stunning the Monastery with it's gardens are well worth a visit, the town has great restaurants, and bars.
The Apartment was more than we could have asked for, all the mod cons needed for a home from home trip abroad. The place was clean and tidy, fully equipment kitchen, which only inspired my friend/chef to do his thing.
Spacious living room, with sofas that are a little to comfortable for what was meant to be an active holiday. Beds where comfortable and warm, with blackout shutters for the full blackout experience.
If you are driving: the one way streets can be a little interesting to navigate. Figuring out which way the one way system goes and trying not to stall at the junctions on the step roads proved a failure on a couple of occasions. That is the only criticism I can find for the place, and really that just my bad driving. so 5 Stars.More