Modern, elegant, affordable and in a perfect location. Located in the neighborhood of Embajadores, in the historic center of Madrid, the apartment is only a few blocks from transportation, local restaurants and bars, and all the tourist attractions. Within 500m you find Buen Retiro Park, El Prado Museum, Queen Sofia Museum and Almudena Cathedral. Right outside the apartment are many of the best open-terrace cafes, tapas bars, and nightlife for locals and tourists alike. Within 5 minutes you reach Atocha Station (to reach any part of Madrid or Spain through any means of transportation) and Lavapies Metro.
The recently-renovated and decorated apartment provides a fully-equipped kitchen (oven, microwave, fridge, freezer) and bathroom (bath, washing machine), spacious dining room with table, and large living room with internet-wifi, TV and stereo system, a couch and a sofa-bed, and a bedroom with a queen-sized bed. Beautiful sunlight pours through the rustic castizo-style open balconies, overlooking the bustling open air terraces on the street below. Double-paned windows and air conditioning and heating, provide peace and solace and a means to retreat to the contemporary and cool design within the apartment.
There are not many rules to follow except those made by common sense. But we will provide written house instructions there, like how to use the washing machine and the air conditioning.
One quite important thing is to avoid to make too much noise after midnight, to avoid to disturb the sleep of the neightbors.
Walls are very thin and my neighbors are either workers or old people quite sensitive to noise. Please, be respectful with the community and don't make too much noise of play music after 12am.
Sometimes we have to be strict with the check in and check out times (check in between 4pm and 11pm and check out time is before 12pm), in case other guests are coming the day you leave or leaving the day you enter. So if you need more flexibility, let us know to arrange it properly.
Looking forward to seeing you here!
We had a really good time visiting Madrid and you apartment was located in an ideal position to get around central Madrid.
We very much felt at home in your apartment and your dad made us feel welcome and was pleased to hear that we were not going to use your oven!! (Wife on strike in the cooking department).
Your apartment was very well equipped and spacious with plenty wardrobe space (which you don't always get in hotels).
Thanks for the use of your home and we would certainly recommend it to our friends.
Tricia and Bob Paterson
Nous n'avons qu'un seul commentaire à faire : tout était parfait. Excellente localisation (à distance de marche de tout/musées, parcs, épiceries...).
L'accueil du père de Yacob fut des plus sympathiques tout en étant précis dans ses commentaires ou réponses à nos questions.
L'équipement de l'appartement est complet même pour ceux qui aiment cuisiner.
La rue est animée mais le double vitrage est parfaitement efficace.
Le lit vaste et confortable. Le Wifi sans faille et la télé à écran plat facile à opérer.
Nous avons utiliser le métro à quelques reprises (la station Lavapies est à quelques minutes).
Nous recommandons sans réserve cet appartement pour un couple.
My wife and I were met by the host's father who, despite the language difficulties, successfully explained what and how everything functioned in the apartment. Location, appointments in the apartment (everything we needed was findable), space available were excellent for our needs whilst in Madrid and would recommend this apartment for any couple wishing to stay in Madrid. Any more than two might find it a bit cramped.
Thanks for your nice review Paul!
About the size of the apartment, I think we all have different perceptions depending on where we are coming from, a big or a small city or even the countryside.
To be clear the only true thing is the data: the apartment has on the plane 51 usable square meters (~550 sq-ft), with a living-dining room of 28 m2 (300 ft2) and a bathroom 6.5 m2 size (70 ft2).
I don't know in other locations, but for the standard size of an apartment in the historic center of Madrid, that is quite big :)
We had a good time in Madrid. The apartment is very central (5-10min walk from the airport express bus station at Atocha), in a wonderful street full of bars and cafés/restaurants - 5 min walk from Lavapiés metro station. Apartment was clean and just as described. It is great for a couple (big double bed) or for a couple plus one (big couch bed is in the living room), but for three single people we found it a bit small.
Thank you for your welcome!! The flat was very nice to be with a baby ! It was so clean And with many equipment .The area is great with a lot of bar and this is near of the center of Madrid.
There just was no sun :( !
I would recomment Yacob's apartment to anyone who wants to come to Madrid. The location could not be any better. It is a 5-minute walk to some of the most important museums in the city, as well as a 5-minute walk to the major train station. This was perfect because we took the Aeropuerto Express bus from the Barajas airport and it dropped us off a very short distance from the apartment. Everything was clean and comfortable and the building was very quiet. Thanks Yacob!
I think the most important thing I could say about me here (beyond other 1000 fascinating abilities that I possess ;)) is that I am a trustworthy person. I take my hosting in airbnb as something serious, and I only feel really happy when my guest has a good experience.