Converted theatre in historic centr

Apartment - Private room · Calle de Luis Vélez de Guevara, Madrid, Madrid 28012, Spain

The Space

Exceptional suite of rooms available in my flat. Delicious breakfast (fresh pastries from local bakery brought in) included and varied day by day according to your preferences.
The flat is very large: 300 m2 (3300 sq.ft.), and right in the heart of old Madrid, on a quiet side street just up from Puerta del Sol and Plaza Mayor. Nearest metro: Tirso de Molina and Sol. The building is a mansion (small palace) from 1840 which was a theatre for a time and was completely restored to the mid 19th century style two years ago. You would share the kitchen with us, and have full access to WiFi. Otherwise, the set of rooms is complete, although not separate from the rest of the flat. The bedroom, while not large, has everything you need: it's quiet, has a European-size double bed, window onto to light-filled outside stairwell, 3-door wardrobe and kettle & tea. The bathroom in the photo, with freestanding bath with feet and shower is for your sole use (there are two other bathrooms), as is your 22 m2 (237 sq.ft.) drawing room (we have our own, which you're very welcome to visit!). There is central heating throughout, with magnificent cast-iron radiators and an adjustable thermostat in your drawing room. Thanks to the flat's size you would be pleasantly independent, although feel free to ask me for information about shops, what to see, etc in the area, which I know very well. We have 2 beautiful and extremely sociable marmalade cats (who succeeded in "curing" a lodger catphobe!) Non-smoker preferred, at least in bedroom. Parking on the whole has to be paid for (we're not in the historic quarter for nothing!): 24 hours in next street up, calle Relatores, in a privately managed garage is €27.10; if that's full, you have the big car park under Plaza Jacinto Benavente which is the same distance from our flat and costs €28.90 for 24 hours.
Unfortunately, neither access to the building nor the flat's design are suited to visitors with physical disabilities.

Room type: Private room
Bed type: Real Bed
Accommodates: 2
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 3
Beds: 1
Minimum Stay: 2 nights
Weekly Price: $570 /week
Monthly Price: $1710 /month
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Cancellation: Moderate
Pet Owner: Cat(s)

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  • It was a really nice and comfortable staying in Henrietta's flat. The flat was very big and decorated very fancy! There was the living room and bathroom which only for me, and It was so nice.

    Henrietta is very nice person! She gave me many useful information about madrid, restaurants, bars etc. I really recommend staying Henrietta's flat!

    February 2014
  • Our staying in Madrid (5 days) was really amazing! Henrietta is very open, very kind person, wonderful host and very interesting women. We spend a lot of time during breakfast talking about different things. Her home is perfectly placed in the very heart of Madrit. During our stay we used metro only to go from / to airport. Everywhere you can go on foot. It is hard to believe but one of the main street in Madrid is 100 metres from her house - while your place is calm and quiet. The nearest area is really very fabulous - lots of nice restaurants and tapas bar (recommended by Henrietta - go and try Lateral - only tapas, but deliciously prepared and wonderfully served!), shops, open markets. You can reach Sol and Plaza Mayor in 10-15 minutes of walk. For those who want to shop this is a perfect place, a lot of Corte Ingles (huge department store) and small boutiques.
    When we came, Henrietta explained everything to us, how to use keys, entrances, where to go, what to see.
    You have, for your own use big, comfortable bathroom (although it is a little ambarassing to use a bath but only for a first time), bedroom (small but there is everithing you need, even, for your comfort, electric blanket!) and elegant living room. You can use kitchen and dining room.
    Breakfast served (on a fancy porcelain) by Henrietta was always very tasty and fresh, good quality juices, freshly made muesli and so on.
    Not to forget about cats. Both are very friendly and very well-behaved (contraty to my cats). I really loved to stroke them. But don't be afraid, if you are not an animal lover, they don't impose themselves at all. The flat is exeptionaly huge so anybody can be alone if only wants.
    The building itself is worth one sentence at least. It a rebuilt theatre and you can see the remainings of its splendor on every step.
    VERY HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
    Henrietta, thanks a lot!

    December 2013
  • Era nuestra primera experiencia con Airbnb y desde luego vamos a repetir. Henrietta ha sido una anfitriona excepcional y la casa ha superado nuestras expectativas. Al llegar nos enseñó la casa, nos dió un juego de llaves para movernos con libertad y en la habitación nos esperaba un benjamín de cava con dos copas. Fue un muy buen comienzo. Los desayunos con sus espléndidos croissants, que puede seguir publicitando como los mejores de Madrid, han sido una maravilla, sobre todo por las animadas conversaciones de temas variados. Nos ha hecho sentir como en casa, con cacao en el desayuno incluido. La casa cumple todo lo publicitado en la web, la habitación es cómoda (aunque un poco pequeña y ya se ve en la foto de la web) y teníamos un baño grande para nosotros solos, además de una sala de estar y una entrada trasera para poder entrar y salir de noche sin molestar a la anfitriona. La ubicación es perfecta para ir caminando a todas partes y disfrutar del centro de Madrid sin preocuparse de horarios de transporte. Además Henrietta ofrece información muy útil sobre donde ir y que lugares visitar. Ha sido un fin de semana perfecto.

    December 2013
  • We enjoyed very much to stay by Henrietta, who is a great and nicel hostess. We had many good chats with Henrietta over the breakfast, Henrietta has a wide knowledge about Spain, which we benefitted from.
    Lars og Heddi .

    October 2013
  • Henrietta is a phantastic host and the flat is just amazing. The sleeping room rather small but well equipped and perfectly quiet. The location is ideal. Tall people may find the bed a bit too short. With the sitting room you will have enough space for sure and the cats are nice. If you like good coffee and pastry, you will definitively enjoy the breakfast. We received very helpful arrival (email hidden)anks, Henrietta!

    October 2013
  • Henrietta was a great host! Very friendly, excellent communication, giving precious advice about Madrid and always here to help! She was making sure we were ok which is very appreciated.

    The appartment and the building exceptional, they are worth a visit alone. As advertised we had a cosy room, a bathroom and a living room to ourself and were able to use the kitchen when needed.
    The breakfast was very good.

    The location is perfect, in a quiet & safe street, and you can do everything by walk - should you need to take the metro it's very close too.

    I recommend Henrietta's place without any hesitation!

    October 2013
  • Oh my! What a wonderful entree to Madrid, both in terms of our host Henrietta and her fabulous apartment. The apartment is really well located, great food all around, party time on the streets but calm in the apartment. Lovely bathroom, sitting room and a warm welcome in the kitchen for morning tea, many thanks. We left our toothbrushes so now will have to come back!

    October 2013
  • Very nice place and splendid host!
    A pedido de Henrietta, escrevo em português. Agradecemos a estadia em um imóvel muito bonito e bem localizado. A anfitriã nos recebeu muito bem, sua casa é muito organizada e limpa e os gatos são carinhosos e fáceis de lidar. Graças a eles, Salimar está seriamente pensando em criarmos um!
    O café-da-manhã era delicioso e acompanhado de animadas conversas sobre atualidades e até usinas hidrelétricas!
    Ficamos muito à vontade e a localização é sensacional, a 200m de uma estação de metrô (Tirso de Molina) e a 500m da Porta do Sol.
    Henrietta, muito agradável e uma entusiasta das línguas, fez questão de aprender algumas palavras em Português e falava um espanhol muito claro. Excelente para viajantes de diversas nacionalidades. Seu filho, Sebastian, foi muito educado.

    Dear Henrietta, thank you again for our time in Madrid!
    Obrigado!

    August 2013
  • Henrietta's apartment was in a great location in Madrid, walking distance to all Madrid attractions. Henrietta was very helpful and friendly. The apartment was very clean with a very spacious sitting room to relax in after a hard day's walking around Madrid streets.

    June 2013
  • Henrietta was very helpful about places to go and things to do in Madrid. Her apartment is beautiful, loved the entrance and stairway! It is also very centrally located and convenient, within walking distance of the major museums. She has a lovely sitting room and beautiful, private guest bathroom where you can shower or soak in the huge, deep tub!

    June 2013
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Although I'm English, I've been living in Spain (Barcelona and Madrid) for half my life, so that must make me "bicultural"! I discovered airbnb in August of last year, as a traveller in the US, and love the opportunity it gives, as a host, to meet the widest range of people, with all sorts of interests and profiles. Madrid is a great place for a holiday - it can be as relaxed (all-day tapas, siestas) or as lively (bars & clubs everywhere, except for my street fortunately) and as cultural (I'm really close to the 4 major galleries) as you like. And for football aficionados, well, it's obvious! I would be delighted to give as much or as little guidance as you want to have. Come & stay!
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