53 square meters, two levels apartment, located in a public plaza with gardens, with straight access from the street. Cold in the hot summer, warm in the cold winter.
Upstairs: a double bed bedroom with a built in closet, plus the toilet, with a shower.
Downstairs: living room, kitchen and bedroom. One couch, plus six stackable stools and two tables.
Any local good can be enjoyed at home, using a very complete array of kitchen tools and appliances. Or if you don´t feel like working, nearby there are two plazas with bars and terraces with splendid and affordable tapas, to eat out. We also will provide with our best tips to enjoy the hot spots in Madrid.
HOME EQUIPED with:
* CD/ player and CD collection
* PS2 With games to play and movies to watch in English.
* Hair dryer
* Cooking and cleaning appliances.
and best kept treasure... a huge books and comic collection for the booklovers.
The area Puente de Vallecas is a classic working class neighbourhood, full with convenience stores and local shops with good and affordable groceries like oranges and tomatoes, cold cuts like Jamón Ibérico, and fresh baked goods like Spanish Churros.
* UNDERGROUND: Close to metro Puente de Vallecas. 7 stops to city centre, Sol Station.
* BUS: Several lines stops. 15 minutes by bus to the Museums promenade.
* TRAIN: 3 Metro stops to Atocha TRAIN station.
* TAXIS to center cost around 8-10 euro.
* CYCLING: you can cycle to the modern Madrid RIO from the house, in 15/20 minutes.
* WALKING: to Retiro Park is 40 minutes for slow walkers, 30 if you are fit.
Alejandro was a great host, came under the rain to pick us up at the subway station and explained everything we needed to know about the apartment and about the neighborhood. The apartment is not in downtown Madrid, but it's not far.
Alejandro fue un gran anfitrión, vino a recogernos a la estación del metro bajo la lluvia y nos explicó todo lo que necesitábamos saber sobre el apartamento y el vecindario. El apartamento no está en el centro de Madrid, pero está relativamente cerca.
The place is nice and has all the coveniences needed . It is not too far from the center of Madrid and there are many supermarkets , pharmacies and restaurants nearby. There is also an actual market not too far. The metro is also not too far away on a very convenient line.
Alejandro is a very good host. He was very patient with us as a our flight actual arrived a day and a half late. He even came by one evening and showed us around the neighborhood and had a few beers with us!!!
Excellent host, nice cozy artsy place, and easily accessible location! There's everything you need in the house. The speedy WiFi was a big plus! The shower is awkward, but it gets the job done. :) We had no problem getting around Madrid from Puente Vallecas. There are shops and grocery stores within walking distance. The neighborhood seems safe, we had no problem getting home late. Alejandro was very easy-going and responded to emails quickly. Overall, great stay.
Alejandro, muchisimas gracias por todo, volvimos con gusto ya que la primera vez disfrutamos mucho de Madrid y el retorno fue aun mejor. Un gran abrazo y hasta pronto.
Alejandro, thank you very much for everything, gladly returned the first time since enjoyed Madrid and the return was even better. A big hug and see you soon.
Alejandro es un genio, no solo nos atendió de forma estupenda sino que nos dejo el departamento en total confianza, con comida, fruta, leche para mi hija... realmente muy considerado.
El departamento en si es muy bueno, súper cómodo y confortable, con todo lo necesario para disfrutarlo inmediatamente y a unos pocos del centro de Madrid en una zona realmente tranquila y agradable.
Alejandro is a genius, not only served us so great, also we found the apartment in total confidence with food, fruits, milk for my daughter... really very thoughtful.
The apartment itself is very good, very cozy and comfortable, with everything you need to enjoy immediately and a few in the center of Madrid in a really nice and quiet.
Alejandro is really nice host. We were late for 2 hours and he was waiting us and met at the metro station. The flat is really nice, there A LOT OF books and if you want you can play video games. Internet connection is well. We checked out in the evening and there was not any problems. Thanks.
Alejandro was a fantastic host! He was always available to answer questions about the house, or Madrid in general. He was easy to get a hold of and was there within the day if there was any problem with the house. I would highly recommend him as a host.
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Alejandro was friendly and helpful as we settled into the apartment. And while its not in the center of Madrid, its very near a convenient subway line and is a great deal when you consider other options.
I absolutely loved my stay at Alejandro's apartment!
This is a cozy, charming, and wonderfully unique home. It has everything a traveler could need, plus an amazing collection of books and other media to enjoy.
You can truly feel at home here, and the location is very safe and right near a metro stop.
As for Alejandro: in my opinion, he is one of airbnb's star hosts. He is incredibly helpful and welcoming, and does everything possible to make his guest's stay comfortable and delightful.
All in all: two thumbs up!
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