And here we are with a new flat, our third one and the second one in the lively neighbourhood of Lavapiés. The apartment is newly refurbished (May 2013), modern, charming, well equipped and super central apartment in a semi pedestrian street of the lively, interracial and multicultural neighbourhood of Lavapiés, where Vanessa has been living for almost 2 years now and where you can find Spanish elderly people that has been living here since they were born, people in their late twenties to late thirties attracted by the bohemian and arty air of this neighbourhood and immigrants from Asia, Africa and, to a minor extent, Latin American. This is the perfect place if you are looking for a place right in the centre, walking distance to all the sights in Madrid and were you can feel like home when coming back every night, since the apartment is warm and cozy. The museums, entertainment and parks... everything is so closeby that you will rarely be using the public transportation in Madrid.
THE APARTMENT - AMENITIES
The apartment is located in the first floor of a walk up building (so no elevator, like most buildings in central Madrid, but it's just one flight of stairs and we are always willing to help you carrying your luggage upstairs). The apartment and all the furniture and amenities are brand new.
* 1 Bedroom with a double bed (king size), small balcony and a closet.
* 1 Sofa bed in the living room that can be turned into a super comfy double bed for 2 additional people.
* Kitchen fully equipped with anything you need to cook and eat, including the stove, microwave with grill, refrigerator, washing machine, kettle and toaster. There is no drier but there is a clothes horse that you can use.
* A living room with dining table for 4, sofa, radio and (only from the beginning of July) TV.
* A bathroom with a big shower, incredibly nice and comfortable.
* Wi-Fi is also available during your stay, how not ;)
* And we can happily announce that we got the aircon installed:)
Of couse, fresh linen is provided, as well as iron, hairdryer, etc. If you think there is something missing, we'll be happy to have your feedback in order to continue improving the apartment.
This is one of the oldest neighbourhoods in town, dated back more than 500 years old. Literally, Lavapiés means "wash feet" and it seems to refer to the ritual washing of one's feet before entering the temple, possibly in the fountain of Plaza Lavapiés, which no longer exists. Actually, Lavapiés was the Jewish quarter of the city until the expulsion of the Jews from Spain in 1492, and the current church of San Lorenzo was built on the former site of the synagogue. It is a vibrant and lively neighbourhood, with lots of bars and restaurants around, where you can find anything from tapas bar to the tons of Indian restaurants down calle Lavapiés and calle Ave María. Lavapiés is the multicultural neighbourhood of Madrid and a true mixture of cultures. In Lavapiés you'll find foreigners but also young arty people and old people that was born in the neighbourhood and is still there.
In Lavapiés you can find anything you need for your stay. A big supermarket just a couple of meters away from the apartment, the metro just accross the square, a municipal market also very close and all kinds of Spanish, Asian and African restaurants. Bars with terraces to chill out and some music bars if you want to hear some live music. Not to mention the Rastro. It's a great place to be! And since we know it so well and deeply, we'll make sure you make the most of your stay here.
The location of the apartment is perfect to visit Madrid without even having to use our good public transport network. Actually, within 15 minutes walking you can reach the main museums in town (Prado, Reina Sofia and Thyssen Bornemisza), the Retiro Park, Gran Via and its neoclassic architecture, the Rastro and La Latina, etc. But in any case, the nearest metro stop (Lavapiés) is within 1 minute walking from home.
For sure, you won't have problems to move around from here.
We try to be as flexible as possible with your check in so as to allow you to get into the apartment as soon as you get downtown. Let us know your schedules and we'll work it out! However, if you arrive from 10pm to 12pm there is a LATE CHECK IN FEE of 15 euro payable upon arrival. From 12pm to 1.30am, the LATE CHECK IN FEE is 25 euro.
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Bookings are only accepted through the Airbnb website; feel free to contact us with any questions. You'll get the exact address, directions to get to the apartment and tips for Madrid once you've made your reservation!!
impecable mais personellement une peu impersonel, comme un hotel sans charme, trop vide, et pas si grand que sur les photos ! on appel loft un petit appartement dont on casse le mur entre les deux pieces... les gérants on été sympas corrects et joignables, impecable, comme de vrais professionels.
Wonderful flat. Very clean in a really convenient location. Right next to the metro and near restaurants and huge grocery store. I was able to walk to all the sites of Madrid. Oscar and Vanessa were really helpful with check in/out times and extremely easy to communicate with. As someone else commented, it's a very lively neighborhood at night with many people hanging about. As a female traveling alone, I got heckled a little bit which always make me feel uncomfortable (especially at night and when I don't know the language!), but I never felt unsafe as there were many people out. Would definitely recommend.
Oscar & Vanessa's place is awesome. Ideal size for a couple, nice furniture and lovely use of space. I'd recommend it for sure to anyone visiting Madrid. You can walk to Museums, Sol, Gran Vía, etc.
Amazing experience, lovely flat, very clean and had everything we needed! Had a wonderful time in madrid and loved coming back to this cozy flat each night. Felt like home.
A super apartment - exactly as described in the listing! It's really conveniently located, and well equipped. The loft-style decor is very characterful and makes for a memorable stay.
One thing I would mention is that the street outside is quite "real" at night - with a fair number of people lingering on the pavements (!) but I *certainly* never felt unsafe and the flat itself is very secure if you care about that kind of thing. Just worth mentioning!
Check-in and check-out were a breeze. Thanks guys!
Nous avons passé un très bon moment à Madrid.
L'appartement était idéalement situé et très agréable.
Vanessa et Oscar ont été d'une aide très précieuse pour nous faire passer un bon moment en Espagne.
Merci et à la prochaine
La casa es muy mona y está muy cerca del metro y del museo Reina Sofía. Todo estaba muy cuidado.
This flat is very nice and cozy. It is perfect for 3 people. It is about a 30 second walk to the Lavapies metro stop. It is also a 30 second walk to the grocery store. The flat comes with laundry and the shower is very nice. Everything is modern and kept up very well. Oscar, Vanessa, and Ana are very helpful and easy to work with. They are great!
Oscar and Vanessa are awesome! They made our stay in Madrid easy, stress free and comfortable. Their flat was beautiful as described, great location, clean and tidy and and convenient. Have no concerns at all choosing any apt./flat that Oscar and Vanessa manage. You will not be disappointed. Thank you you two for everything. Will stay in touch for our next visit to Madrid. Salud!
Great apartment and great location. Thanks to the recommendations of Oscar, Vanessa and Ana, we spent a good time in Lavapies neighborhood. This apartment is really cosy.
So we recommend them for your stay in Madrid.