About this listing
Apartment fully equipped with everything you need to be comfortable.
The best neighborhood in Madrid: safe, full of life and shops.
Ten minutes (four stops) from the tourist center
Sustainable apartament: use energy 100% renewable.
This is a design apartment recently reformed. It's like a charming hotel suite. It is on the second floor of a “corrala” patio, which is the typical construction of old Madrid, where there is still life in the neighborhood.
The windows with different orientation provides lots of natural light. To have the ideal temperature, there is a air-conditioner unit with heat pump heat in the linving room, and radiators in the room and bathroom.
The living room has been left with the brick wall and original wood columns in sight. While resting, from the bed you can see a photomural that affords a spectacular view from the terrace of the "Círculo de Bellas Artes", Calle Alcalá, Cibeles Square, Retiro park, ... thanks to the generosity of a friend who makes amazing photos.
You can have lunch or diner comfortably in the apartment. It has all the necessary utensils (dishes, glasses, cups ,...) and an equipped kitchen (refrigerator, microwave, induction hob, Nespresso coffee machine, blender, ... and if any item is missing, we can provide it.
The bed is 1.50 x 1.90 meters with a good mattress. Duvet and pillows.
The bathroom has a shower, towel radiator.
The apartment has an excellent location in Madrid. Chamberí is a safe and elegant neighborhood . The stately buildings, offices, shops and hotels, coexist with older and typical houses. Everything has combined a set comfortable and very livable, probably why the square meter is the most expensive in Madrid.
It is an area with a great atmosphere. In any season, anytime there are people on the street. A stroll through Santa Engracia street is delicious, has a high concentration of tapas bars and restaurants.Terraces from the spring till the fall and the constant bustle are signs of vitality. With a variety of styles allows for an interesting route to sample from the more typical to the most sophisticated.
Shopping: El Corte Inglés Castellana is 10-15 minute walk to the north and is a paradise for fans of fashion brands. If you are looking for something more obscure and special fuencarral street and market is the place trendsetters according to experts and is at the same distance in the opposite direction.
Culture has a special place in Madrid and from here is also very accessible. The Prado and Reina Sofia are 20 minutes by public transport. But there are small and delicious museums like Sorolla. You won´t need transportation to enjoy theaters or cinemas.
For buying food, medicines, etc., Chamberí Market, also a supermarket, within 100 or 150 meters.
Alonso Cano, 1 minute.
Iglesia, 5 minutes.
Airport: 50 minutes underground.
By taxi 25 minutes.
Atocha Station: 20 minutes.
In any case, if you want more details about everything: movies, theaters, museums, etc. ... check out the blog (website hidden).
Check in: Normally from 15:00. If it is weekend or if nobody is in the apartment the day before we could meet before this time.
Check out: Flexible. If somebody has reserve the same day, at 12:00.
You may not use the air conditioning between 12 midnight and 9 am, and also while your are outside the apartment.
Linens and towels are included. We will thank that, when you leave the apartment, you put toghether to make cleaning easier.
I thoroughly enjoyed staying here. The neighborhood was quiet and safe. Amenities were just as described. The price was very fair. The only things worth noting are the aircon rules and the shower size. You cannot run the aircon between midnight and 6am. This is why it was so quiet at night. Everyone respected this rule. Not a problem realIy as there are a few fans provided. Secondly, I am 6'2" 190lbs. and felt a tad cramped in the shower. Totally acceptable based on the price and wonderful area but it may be an issue for others.
José was very responsive to my messages and always felt within reach. I had no issues but if I did I felt confident that he would have been there to help. I will definitely keep him in mind for future visits.
Our stay at Jose's place was great. It is small but very comfortable and modern. Jose has equipped the place with everything you need and a few luxuries like espresso machine, juicer, dvd, cable, and yoga mat. The location is away from the Centro hustle and bustle but still a quick cab ride away, and very close to subways and buses. The area has its fair share of eateries, bars, and shops. We would absolutely stay at Jose's again.
Very nice apartment, great location, perfect host.
No doubt, we will come back and also recommend this to friends
The apartment is clean, comfortable and located to fantastic eateries in the area. We really enjoyed where the apartment is situated in Madrid. Please note the apartment can get quite hot in summer overnight due to the air conditioning rules and can be quite uncomfortable. Other than that the apartment is a good place to stay in Madrid
Het appartement was precies zoals beschreven. Het ligt slechts enkele metrostops van alle highlights. Toch is het 's nachts rustig in het appartement, en we hebben dan ook prima geslapen.
Jose heeft snel gereageerd op onze reservering en meteen enkele tips gegeven.
Jose welcomed us at the door to his charming apartment. He gave us helpful shopping and restaurant tips and wifi instructions. New elevator being installed. Steps a little steep with luggage. Apt quiet but close to main street where we caught taxis. We especially liked walking the parks, Mercado de San Miguel near Plaza Mayor for tapas/people watching, Thyssen Museum's impressionists and roasted pig dinner at Botin Restaurant, reputed to be oldest restaurant in the world. Feel The City free monument 2 hr walking tour is excellent. If you are over 65, always ask for Pensionista discount at museums, trains etc. Shopping at El Cortes Ingles dept store? Get 10 percent discount at their tourist office. Need wifi - pronounced wiffy - usually in museums, train stations, McDonalds, Starbucks but not always strong signal. Try your Spanish. People are kind and welcoming.
We did enjoy our stay in José's apartment very much and felt comfortable. It was extraordinarily calm at nights, neither cars nor neighbours to be heard. The Metro ALFONSO CANO nearby, the different Panaderias for the breakfast in the neighborhood plus the clean and lovely apartment made our stay a wonderful one.