Sol-Plaza Mayor, Madrid, Centrico!

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Calle de Esparteros, Madrid, Madrid 28012, Spain

The Space

Charming Attic next to Plaza Mayor - Puerta de l Sol neighbourhood.
Airy, full of natural light and Quietness. Surrounded by the roofs of the historic quarters of the Austrias. Designed Loft Attic with three private sleeping areas, 1.5 bathrooms, with bath tub and shower, Big comfortable and practical kitchen.

You are in THE HEART. Walking distance to the main touristic attractions: Plaza Mayor, Puerta del Sol, San Miguel Market, Palacio Real, Teatro Real, The Museums;Prado, Thiessen, Caixa forum, and Reina Sofia museums !!! Walk to all the historical points of interest, you won't need the metro, but you have the station a block away, just in case!!!
Located In the The Plaza Mayor neigbourhood, between Plaza de Santana, and the Rastro flee market, you could also walk towards El Paseo del Prado to end up at the Retiro Park.

Make yourself at home !!!! Take care of it as your own home ;-)
Available on a monthly basis, or long term too!
And in exchange for another property anywhere in the world!

Room type: Entire home/apt
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 4
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 1.5
Beds: 3
Minimum Stay: 14 nights
Weekly Price: $798 /week
Monthly Price: $2679 /month
Security Deposit: $268
Check In: 1:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Strict

Overall Guest Satisfaction

Check In
  • The flat was without heating and internet was not working throughout October. The host was not willing to fix either. Exactly 1 towel was provided upon arrival even though the flat can sleep 6-7 ppl and I was expecting guests. Not all 3 beds had linen. The host’s response was that I should get my own.

    Bibi came to check on things 5-6 times, on 1 occasion despite me asking her explicitly not to disturb me, she let herself in the flat while I was having a bath, with the excuse that she has to check the gas reading which I had already emailed to her. It is illegal in Spain for owners to access the property without their tenants’ consent.

    Be aware that a cleaning fee is payable on arrival, even though I found the flat so dusty that I hired a professional cleaning service to have the place thoroughly cleaned.

    Also, the roof terrace advertised on the pictures, is not meant to be used. It is accessible through a ladder leading out of a skylight window which has broken hinges and doesn’t lock properly or stay open. Getting out on the roof means you can get injured by the window suddenly coming down on you as you are climbing out. I had a lucky escape with a few bruises but it is a health and safety risk. Again, the host’s response was that it is too expensive to fix it and I shouldn’t use the terrace.

    Finally, the flat comes without dishwasher, the bed in the master bedroom is screeching and the shower head in the bathroom does not fit in the shower arm.

    I have been using AirBnb for years for both short and long term rentals and this is the only bad experience I have had. I have stayed at other AirBnb flats and in hotels on previous trips to Madrid. At this price you can get better maintained accommodation all over Madrid.

    As this flat comes with 3 beds and a fold-out couch, it is only suitable for a group of 6-7 friends staying for a few days who are looking for an alternative to booking a hostel.

    Stayed in Sep-Oct 2013.

    October 2013
    Response from Bibi:

    We treated Vassy with care and respect. On arrival as usual we checked that everything was working fine explain about the apartment and answer all her questions. We provided her with all complimentary, items i.e both a hand and body towel plus the shower rug, and all linen for the main bed and a second bed too, the doonas, soap, toilet paper, dishwashing liquid, etc. Even though during stays exceeding a month we do not provide some of this ítems. Everything was in perfect order.
    Still she wanted a different internet provider, we agreed to change it, we gave her a 24 hour notice to take the new router to install it, but she didnot answer the door knowing we had an apointment…This was her tipical behaviour.
    After Vassy left, the next guest that moved in, assured us that everything was working fine including the heating and internet as it was too with the previous guest.
    Vassy did not comply with any of the house rules neither forbade the cleaner from entering the premises and doing her weekly routine. Reason why, we did not see the damages until it was too late. She damaged the ceiling window while going in out on to the roof every day. She scratched the wooden floors on the main bedroom, using the bedroom to dry and iron her clothes, she left the keys on the key hole inside, so that we were unable to enter once she left and had to call a locksmith. During her stay, I had to contact Airbnb, to remind her about the house rules and to give her an ultimatum to change her behavior or leave. After the neighbours brought to my atentión her reckless unconsiderate behaviour towards the community.
    She dirtied clothes from neighbours throwing ashes and dirt onto the clean hanging wet clothes at the patio, left 5 pairs of shoes and dirty socks, continuously next to the common staircase, we received several calls from neighbours about her. She used the roof area as if belong to her and not part of common property, with the added problem that she was putting herself at risk of falling onto the ground level from a fifth floor….
    Unpredictable, totally careless and rude guest.
    Not a guest to recomend. Vassy is a perfect example of how bitterness can taint the way you look at life. How can her point of view be so far away from reality?

  • The host was friendly and helpful and the apartment was great! Besides having a great location it was extremely comfy, and I look forward to staying on Bibi's apartment again on my next trip to Madrid.

    June 2013
  • Delightful apartment in the centre of Madrid. Very quiet despite its position, charming, bright, simple. I stayed for 10 weeks and will contact Bibi the next time I go to Madrid to stay here again.

    March 2013
  • Bibi's apartment is really amazing. great location, very very close to Sol and Plaza Mayor, walking distance to Retiro park and all of the art galleries. the apartment itself is a really really charming loft/attic. It comes well equipped with aircon washing machine internet etc and even has roof access (through a skylight on a ladder) which is a stand out feature of this apartment. the views are stunning, especially of the sunset. We 4 20ish year olds found it ideal. The apartment does have 2 loft bedrooms that are up stairs, so probably not ideal for small children. Overall, the apartment and Bibi and her daughter Alana were great!

    August 2012
  • I got sick on arrival to Madrid, and ended up spending WAY more time in the apartment than planned, so I can say it's nice, clean, and comfortable (and fortunately the a/c works quite well because it was 100ºF outside). It's an old place, but well maintained. The hostesses were concerned about my well-being and helpful. I was a bit wary because it was my first airbnb experience, but it worked out quite well. You can rent this place without worries!

    June 2012
  • Bibi's house is delightful, located in the heart of Madrid, and very well decorated. It's even better than what you see in the pictures!! It was wonderful to wake up in the morning, have breakfast and then go out and stroll about ... we could easily reach the main museums, the Royal Palace, and other nice neighborhoods in Madrid. We definitely loved it! We had a problem at the beginning with hot water (i.e., no working at all). Bibi did her best to have it fixed, but it was impossible because a replacement was needed and it couldn't be shipped over the week end. In any event, thanks to a switch to the general heater, we were able to take showers and enjoy our stay tremendously after the first day. Nonetheless, Bibi offered a one-day refunder or an additional day of stay at the original cost, and we chose the stay. She also took the initiative to reserve a shared taxi for the airport (very cheap!) for us. Overall, a delightful house, an extremely careful and kind host, and a wonderful experience. Strongly recommended!

    May 2012
  • The location of the apartment is perfect. Just in the heart of the city. Everything is very close. You have 24 hours shop on the street. We have been given a lot of info where to go. Bibi is really nice. We were 4 and there were room for more :). It is comfortable. I definitely recommend the place.

    May 2012
  • My mum and I did a road trip through south of Spain. It was our first experience with airbnb. We finished our trip in Madrid, in Bibi's appartment. It was the best way to finish our wonderful trip. The appartement is absolutely amazing. Right in the center of Madrid (Puerta de Sol), yet is it very quiet. The appartment is just fabulous, has a lot of charm and has a lot of space. It was very clean (has some ants though). Bibi was always quick in responding to our questions. She left some maps of the city for us, gave us some tips of places to go (breakfast at Los Pinchitos right in front of the appartment, as she told us, are really good). I would strongly recommend Bibi's appartment to anyone visiting Madrid. Thanks again Bibi.

    May 2012
  • The Bibi's apartment is just incredible. His placement is ideal in only 1 minute on foot of the Puerta Del Sol and the Plaza Mayor. The originality of this Spanish apartment make all its charm, it is spacious, very pleasant and very bright. There is no noise, either of the street, or the neighbors. It is probably one of my knocks of heart and during my next stay I come to Madrid, I shall not miss to contact Bibi to re-rent this apartment.

    May 2012
  • The location is great, rooms are clean and convenient.

    May 2012
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