La zona de estar: el amplio sofá en L orientado hacia la ventana y una mesa con dos confortables sillas para comer o trabajar.
The apartment is on the 5th floor (the last) of the building at No. 4 Abades street. Placed within the historical center of Madrid, this building dates from 1849 and is the highest around, so you have fantastic views of the south of Madrid. Due to be protected, the property has no lift.
The apartment was renovated less than a month by a experienced decorator with many design details. Is noteworthy in particular the kitchen, with a countertop of solid pine wood and a pile of marble and the bathroom with a shower of 1.70 m slate, rain-like difussor and a floor of restored ancient tile.
The apartment is an attic with exposed beams and is fully equipped with air conditioning, full kitchen (hob, extractor, cupboards, sink and drainer), washing machine, a double bed futon sofa and a large L-oriented main window that can also be converted into a comfortable double bed.
Internet access by wifi/ethernet is available with 10Mb bandwidth DSL connection.
It has 35m2 , distributed in a large room where a bed, kitchenette and living area and, on ther other hand, a wide bathroom. It has plenty of light as it is on the top floor of the tallest building around and have 4 natural light spots, among which is remarcable a large window with those fantastic views mentioned (see pictures to understand better =)
About the situation, it is placed next to Plaza Tirso de Molina, 10 minutes walk from the Huertas street with all its bars and 12 min of Sol square, 20 minutes walk to Chueca and near the neighborhood of Lavapies, a cosmopolitan and vibrant is in full revival of culture and leisure. You will find several metro stations with different metro lines very close (Lavapiés, Embajadores, Tirso de Molina, Sol, etc.) and not far from the train station of Atocha.
We live near the home, so we know the area pretty well. We always try to leave in the house the most updated touristic information as well as our own guide of "Fundamentals" you will love as an experienced traveler. However, let us know your interests and we can tell you all the recommendations in the area.
Hope to see you soon!
- Please be careful with the windows, specially if it is a rainy day as the floor is wooden made and can easily be damaged
- Pets are not welcome on the house
- And finally, most of the times no necessary to tell, but please be respectful with the neighboors as we had received some complaints from previous visitors
Our host Hector was incredibly sweet. Although he did not speak english, he was thorough in communicating what was needed.
Jaime tiene un estudio precioso. Muy bien ubicado, cerca de Sol y que permite descansar muy bien por las noches debido a que la zona no es bulliciosa. Muy limpio y luminoso. Bonitas vistas del Madrid antiguo.
Jaime fue muy amable con nosotras y, por supuesto, lo recomiendo.
I've stayed in this lovely studio for four weeks and it was great.
The facilities are sufficient, the bed is comfortable, and the shower was just perfect. And the location was just fabulous.
Jaime was a good host and did his best to respond to any discomfort (if any) as fast and well as possible.
I was very aware that apartment was on the fifth floor, and you have to climb 100+ stairs. But if you are not up for it, this apartment is not for you :-).
The only minor point is that apartment wasn't clean when I arrived. If you look through other reviews, you can see that this is a one time thing.
Jaime offered an extra cleaning, but it wasn't necessary as I had cleaned it myself.
But again this seems to be exception.
We stayed in Jaimes appartement for 10 days during christmas and new year. It's a (very) small but beautiful appartement. Located just inbetween La Latina and Lavapies, it's surprisingly quiet and the view over the roof tops are better than most of the roof top terraces we visited during our stay in the city.
We had some problem with the heater (AC), which was unfortunate, but Jaime rushed to find a solution for us. He was also eager to help us out with other issues concerning our stay in the appartement.
The kitchen is small but functional (the fridge could have been bigger). The bathroom met all our needs (washing machine available), and on sunny days we had breakfast in the window, where the sun shined through.
La estancia ha estado muy bien. El piso es muy luminoso, y Jaime y Héctor resolvieron los problemas que tuvimos lo antes que pudieron: lavadora estropeada, percha caída... Estuvimos un mes y el apartamento está bien, aunque es un poco incómodo para estadías largas (falta de espacio para la ropa). Madrid se aloje aquí. Lo mejor, el sofá, la luminosidad del apartamento y el cuarto de baño. Lo peor (solucionable): el friogorífico mini, la ventana que no cierra bien y las incómodas almohadas.
Everything (Communication, apartment) was easy and fine. Apartment in a nice living area, very calm, bright and pretty. I would definitely stay here angain. Thank you Jamie!
Me hospedé un mes en el apartamento de Jaime y la verdad es que me sentí como en casa. Los metros cuadrados de este apartamento están muy bien aprovechados. El baño está genial y el agua caliente nunca me faltó. Jaime estuvo atento en todo momento a cualquier necesidad que tuve.
Aunque no hay ascensor y son cinco pisos, yo volvería a quedarme en este apartamento sin duda. Este cerca de todo, tres líneas de metro distintas en 5 minutos y aunque tienes muchos bares alrededor es un piso muy tranquilo por las noches.
I spent one month in this apartment and I enjoyed a lot. I really recommend it. Jaime, the host, was very nice and he was always available. You will feel like home. There is no elevator and the apartment is in the fifth floor. However, after drink and eat a lot of tapas it is good to do a little bit of exercise. The apartment is very well connected with the metro.