Apartment Olavide

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Calle de Palafox, Madrid, Madrid 28010, Spain

The Space

This one bedroom apartment with capacity up to 3 people is located in Palafox Street, next to one of the most charming squares in Madrid, la Plaza de Olavide, where enjoying pleasant summer nights tasting a beer in one of its terraces.
Chamberi district keeps its traditional little shops and markets, with its streets full of taverns, traditional restaurants and avant-garde cuisine. Its situation, in the north-centre of the city, makes Chamberi a very accessible area, as it is just minutes away from Malasaña and Fuencarral street, also Alonso Martinez area, etc.
Since 2008 the cultural offer of the area raised up with the new theatres known as Teatros Del Canal, placed in Cea Bermudez street, with 3 buildings: a theatre, an auditorium and a rehearsal rooms and studios area.
Furthermore, the Canal de Isabel II Exhibition Room in Santa Engracia Street is worth visiting: It has dedicated more than 2 decades almost exclusively to photography exhibitions.

The apartment is 25m2, equipped with kitchen, living room, bathroom and a 1'20 meters bed. It is quite silent, as it faces the interior so it keeps the guests away from the hustle.

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 3
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 1
Extra people: $21 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $513 /week
Monthly Price: $2394 /month
Security Deposit: $285
Cleaning Fee: $43
Check In: 3:00 PM
Check Out: 11:00 AM
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Cancellation: Strict

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  • The apartment was great. Perfect location within easy reach of two metro lines that got us every place we wanted to go. One unsettling thing though marred the experience a bit. Pablo's picture accompanies his listing on AirBandB but that is somewhat misleading because Pablo's rental business owns this apartment. We did not meet Pablo. He told me up front that he would charge me an extra 30 Euros because we arrived from Paris after 5p.m. and "someone" would have to leave her family's new year's eve preparations to meet us. He sent a very nice woman to meet us, an employee, but I have the feeling that the 30 Euros went to Pablo's business and not to the woman who left her family. Pablo's employee presented us with a rental contract, in Spanish, to sign. I flatly refused. The contract was full of 30 Euro penalties should this or that condition not be met during our stay. If Pablo wants to collect the odd thirty pieces of silver for this and that he should mention these things explicitly in his house rules in his AirBandB ad and not attempt to extort a signature on a Spanish language rental contract, presented on arrival, to English speaking renters. This all seems to me to violate the spirit of the whole AirBandB experience.

    January 2014
    Pablo
    Response from Pablo:

    Hola Gery, siento mucho tu descontento con pagar 30 euros para tu entrada el día 31 de diciembre después de las 18 horas. Me gustaría que miraras el anuncio y vieras que en las normas de la casa lo indica y le ASEGURO que Irene, la persona que le ha dado la bienvenida es la que ha cobrado los 30 euros.
    Respecto al contrato, todos nuestros huéspedes firman un contrato a la entrada del apartamento. Suele haber vecinos que no quieren que entren extraños en su finca y podrían impedirle el paso al apartamento, por eso es necesario para su seguridad poseer un contrato en español y no en inglés, (ya que estamos en España) en el que indica que está alojado en el apartamento.
    Siento mucho su descontento por este tema, pero espero que por lo menos haya podido disfrutar de sus vacaciones en Madrid.

    January 2014
  • Pablo was FANTASTIC. After a stressful week of packing and moving, we traveled for 20 hours only to have a wallet stolen as we transferred trains. (Word to the wise: if you're on an escalator and it stops suddenly, YOU'VE BEEN ROBBED. Especially if the people behind you don't keep walking up the steps...) Pablo and his girlfriend (wife? didn't catch the relationship) found us an internet cafe with a phone, helped us make some calls, and then waited outside to make sure everything turned out okay. They even covered the cost of the phone calls, since we didn't have any cash on us. They really went above and beyond and were super-responsive whenever we contacted them.

    The apartment is cute and clean and well-supplied with cooking utensils, towels, etc; the only thing I didn't like about it was that it gets no direct sunlight, being an inside apartment, and it's really easy to sleep until 4pm every day. (Just ask my husband.) There's also a little dog in the building with a distinctive parrot-like squawk, but you only hear it once in the morning and once at night as it goes up and down the stairs. The neighborhood is pretty awesome; it seems like mostly young families and there's a big plaza just feet away from the front door with trees and playgrounds and lots of outdoor restaurants. There's also a movie theater only a block away, and a decent bookstore. We loved staying here.

    May 2012
  • I lived a beautiful experience! the Host was very kind and explained us everything about the city and the apartment very well. the apartment was in the centre of madrid in a beautiful street, it was comfortable and cleaned, and fully equiped! I hope to come back! cheers

    January 2012
  • Pablo was a very hospitable and honest man. The apartment is everything he said it would be - no surprises for the occupants. It's location was about 5-10 mins walk from various train station lines which was very very handy, and there was a plaza with a water fountain just 1 min away. The plaza had a lovely sitting area with restaurants and shops surrounding it making it easy to enjoy the spanish eating / drinking culture, and fill our cupboards right at our door-step. It was summer when we stayed, so the in-house mobile fan we had was necessary. I would recommend this apartment for a single / couple. I also bought a mobile USB internet dongle to keep us connected ;)

    July 2011
  • We stayed at Pablo's place whilst looking for more permanent accommodation. This cosy apartment was located in a very nice neighbourhood, next to a nice park with tapas bars as well as good restaurants on the main roads nearby. The apartment was very clean and overall experience was great. Thanks Pablo

    November 2013
  • Pablo had a great little apartment, in a really cool area frequented by locals rather than tourists. The apt. is literally around the corner from Plaza de Olavide, which is full of wonderful little cafes and terraces, as well as playgrounds for children. Also many nice shops, restaurants, and bars nearby. Reasonable walking distance to city center and museums, but also well-connected by metro and bus. Apartment was clean and met our expectations and needs. Pablo was also very accommodating re our arrival and departure. I would easily stay in this apartment again.

    November 2013
  • El apartamento está bien equipado pero no tiene encanto ninguno.
    Es verdad que la zona es genial pero es un primero interior con un patio muy pequeño. Tendrás que salir a la calle para ver qué día hace.

    November 2013
  • We had an amzing experience in Madrid during the end of the year! the appartment was in a great location jut 3 minutes walk from the metro station and 20 minutes walk from the Grand Via. It was clean and cozy; and Pablo was flexible and comprehensive.
    Great place to stay for a couple to visit Madrid. Also donùt miss the Burger House , a little restaurant nearby - amazinf food and friendly people.

    January 2013
  • El piso en que estuve me ha salvado de estar en un hotel, nestos primeros días de vivir en Madrid. Esta muy bien equipado y ubicado, y Pablo además fue muy gentil en su acogida inicial.

    July 2012
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Hola mi nombre es Pablo y os saludo desde Madrid. Por motivos laborales durante años en mis viajes al extranjero tuve que alojarme en habitaciones de hoteles, a pesar que algunas de las ciudades que visite eran encantadoras, al llegar a mi habitación me embargaba el mismo sentimiento, regresar a mi casa. Fue al regresar de mi último viaje, cuando me plantee dedicarme a crear espacios cómodos y acogedores, para aquellos viajeros que al visitar Madrid se encuentren "casi" como en su casa.
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