Great location100% of recent guests gave this home’s location a 5-star rating.
Hot tubThis is one of few homes in this area that has this feature.
Our suite is made up of 2 bedrooms and 2 baths.The apt is a duplex and affords total privacy given the apt is separated into 2 different floors with the suite occupiying the totality of the upstairs floor. 1 of the 2 bathrooms is in the foyer area.
1 double bed, 2 single beds
Not suitable for pets
Not safe or suitable for children (0-12 years)
Check-in time is flexible
Check out by 12PM (noon)
Read the entire description if you want to have a good stay. Otherwise, I enjoyed my stay.
Response from Enrique:
DEAR NIGEL: I THIMK THAT BEFOTRE YOU CAME I TOLD YOU TO READ THE WHOLE DESCRIPTION AND IT SEEMS YOU THOUGHT THATWEWERE GOING TO FEED YOU THREE MEALS A DAY AND THAT ALL WAS INCLUDED. I HAD THE BIG IMPRESSION THAT YOU HAD NOT READ THE DESCRIPTIONAS YOU GAVE ME A VERBAL LIST OF WHAT YOU LIKED TO EAT AND YOU ASKED FOR MEAT, ETC. I WAS SURE YOU HAD NOT READ THE DESCRIPTION. AS YOU DO NOT SEEM TO TRAVEL MUCH BEFORE YOU DID NOT KNOW THAT BNB MEANS BED AND BREAKFAST. I AM WILLING TO COOK LUNCH AND DINNER BUT THE COST OF THAT IS VERY HIGH AS IT IS DONE A LA CARTE AND IT TAKES TIME AND MONEY FOR GROCERIES, ETC. I WAS SURE THAT YOU HAD NOT READ THE DESCRIPTION. THIS IS NOT MY FAULT AND IF I GET TO TALK WITH THE GUEST BEFORE THEY COME I CERTAINLY REMIND THEM ABOUT THE NEED TO READ THE DESCRIPTION. YOU MUST REMEMBER THAT I GAVE YOU SAUSEGES AND OTHER MEATS IN ADDITION TO THE GOURMET OMELETTES THAT I COOKED FOR YOU. THE PROBLEM WAS ALSO TO KNOW WHEN WERE THE HOURS TO HAVE BREAKFAST. I ALWAYS PLY MYSELF TO AGREEING TO THE TIME THE GUESTS WANT BREAKFAST BUT AFTER 11 O CLOCK A.M. I CLOSE THE KITCHEN . YET YOU MUST HAVE CONTINUED TO NOT READ THE DESCRIPTION. HOWEVER, I CONTINUED TO GIVE YOU TIME TO COMMUNICATE WITH ME AND WE WERE HAPPY TO HAVE YOU HERE AND I EVEN GOT YOU A FAMILY TO INTERVIEW AND I EVEN TRIED ANOTHER BUT THEY LIVED TOO FAR AWAY. OK, I AM GLAD THAT ONCE YOU READTHE DESCRIPTION YOU UNDERSTOOD THAT I WAS GIVING YOU AS A LONG TERM GUEST A 30 % DISCOUNT AND THAT MEANT I COULD NOT RENT TO ANYPONE WHILE YOU WERE HERE. I TRIED TO MAKE YOU COMFORTABLE. ALSO YOU WANTED TO USE OUR WASHING MACHINE AND THE DESCRIPTION SAYS THAT YOU CAN NOT USE THE KITCHEN OR THE WASHING MACHINE. BUT WE TOOK YOU TO A PLACE WHERE YOU COULD DO YOUR LAUNDRY BUT STILL YOU THOUGHT YOU HAD ACCESS TO THE WASHING MACHINE. IN ORDER TO HELP YOU WE TOOK YOUR LAUNDRY TO THE SELF LAUNDRY AND DID YOUR WASH WHEN WE WENT TO DRY OUR CLOTHES TO THAT SAME PLACE. YOU FAIL TO MENTION THE EFFORTS DONE BY ME TO AMELIORATE YOUR NOT HAVING READ THE DESCRIPTION. WE AREVTHE MOST EXPENSIVE BNB IN THE REGION AND THERE IS CAUSE FOR THAT. I AM ENGAGED IN THIS JOB TO MEET PEOPLE WHO ARE INTERESTING AND WITH WHOM I CAN SHARETHEIR EXPERIENCES AND SHARE MY EXPERIENCES AS WELL. I AM TOLD BY THE AGENCY THAT IT IS YOUR RESPONSEBILITY TO READ THE WHOLE DESCRIPTION AND I MADE IT LONG ENOUGH SO THAT THE GUESTS COULD SEE IT WAS IMPORTANT. WELL, THE CONVERSATION WAS FINE AND WE WERE TO FEEL THAT IF YOU COULD HAVE AFFORDED THE TOURS YOU WOULD HAVE ENJOYED YOURSELF MORE. HERE TOO I TOOK YOU FOR FREE TO SEETHE MAJOR ATTRACTIONS THAT YOU COULD FIND THESE ATTRACTIONS. IT TOOK OVER TWO HTRS AND I TRIED TO GIVE YOU SOME IDEA OF WHAT YOU WERE SEEING. I AM TRULY SORRY THAT YOU DID NOT READ THE DESCRIPTION . ALL MY REGARDS TO YOU AND I AM AT LEAST HAPPY YOU ENJOYED THE STAY WITH US . I TOLD YOU THAT WE ARE THE MOST EXPENSIVE OF ALL THE BNB IN THE AREA. WE ARE INDEED TRYING TO SUPPLY A SERVICE THAT IS DEDICATED TO THOSE THAT MISS THE SERVICE GIVENDURING THE EARLY 20TH CENTURY IN WHICH THE GUEST HAD THEIR OWN PRIVATE TOUR GUIDE PLANNED FOR THEM AND EVEN INDICATE THE EATING PLACES DURING THEIR TOURS. WE PROVIDE A CAR FOR THOSE THAT DO NOT HAVE ONE AND WE ARE AT THE DISPOSAL OF THE GUEST BUT THAT IS EXPENSIVE. ALK I COULD DO WAS TO PROVIDE YOU WITH THE KLARGEST BREAKFAST WE HAVE EVER SERVED ANYONE. I HOPE YOU WILL TAKE HEED AND READ YOUR DESCRIPTIONS IN YOUR TRIP. I HOPE YOU DO NOT ENCOUNTER ANY PROBLEMS IN YOUR TRIP. I HOPE YOU ARE WELL AND THAT YOUR FAMILY IS ALSO WELL. KIND REGARDS, ENRIQUE
I had a great time staying at Enrique's place in La Granja. He offered pickup and dropoff at the train station and transportation to nearby attractions for a reasonable cost in addition to the booking cost. The breakfast was very generous and it was great to talk with Enrique a…
Response from Enrique:
DEAR ERIC: YES, YOU ARE RIGHT ABOUT THE ACCESS TO THE SECOND ROOM UPSTAIRS. AS YOU ALREADY KNOW I TOLD YOU THAT JUAN WOULD NOT BE USING THE BATHROOM UPSTAIRS AS I SAY IN THE LISTING THAT I WOULD NEVER EVER RENT THAT ROOM TO ANYONE IF THE ORIENTAL ROOM WAS RENTED . I MUST SAY THAT YOU ARE CORRECT IN WHAT YOU SAY BUT IN MY DEFENSE WHICH IS NOT REALLY SO, THIS WAS THE FIRST TIME THAT I RENTED BOTH LISTINGS AT THE SAME TIME TO AVOID THAT PROBLEM.. BUT I THOUGHT JUAN HAD TOLD YOU ABOUT THE REFRIGERATOR WHICH IS IN THAT ROOM AND I DO REMEMBER WHEN I BOUGHT YOU EXTRA BOTTLES OF MINERAL WATER THAT YOU COULD OF COURSE KEEP THEM COOL IN THE REFRIGERATOR. THE ONLY THING THAT THE SECOND BEDROOM HAS IS THE HOME MADE DESK WITH THE TWO STOOLS AND THE REFRIGERATOR. MY ENTIRE PURPOSE IN GIVING THAT SPACE IN CASE IT WAS NOT RENTED BY THE FRIENDS OR FAMILY OF THE OCCUPANT (S) OF THE ORIENTAL ROOM IS TO KEEP THE BATHROOM TOTALLY FREE OF STRANGERS FOR THE RENTER(s) OF THE ORIENTAL ROOM. SO YES, I SHOULD HAVE ASKED PERMISSION FROM YOU TO HAVE JUAN SLEEP IN THE EMPTY SECOND BEDROOM. I TOTALLY AGREE. WITH YOU. PLEASE UNDERSTAND THAT IN MORE THAN FIVE YRS THAT I HAVE BEEN AN AIRBNB HOST I HAVE RENTED THE ROOM DOWNSTAIRS TWICE AND IT HAS BEEN EASY TO KEEP JUAN SLEEPING IN THAT EMPTY ROOM AS THE ORIENTAL ROOM WAS NOT RENTED AT THE SAME TIME. IT WAS INDEED AN OVERSIGHT NOT TO HAVE ASKED PERMISSION. JUAN DID NOT BRING ANY CLOTHES OR ANY PERSONAL OBJECTS INTO THE ROOM AS I UNDERSTOOD THAT YOU MIGHT WANT TO USE THE ROOM DURING THE DAY. I STRESSED THAT JUAN WOULD NOT BE USING THE BATHROOM UPSTAIRS AND IT WAS AT THAT TIME I SHOULD HAVE ASKED YOUR OK FOR THE USE OF THE BED BY HIM. I SHOULD HAVE BROUGHT IT UP DURING OUR CONVERSATIONS.. THERE IS NO EXCUSE FOR THIS OVERSIGHT SPECIALLY AS I PUT SO MUCH INTEREST TO HAVE THE LISTING FIT THE REALITY. SORRY. KIND REGARDS, ENRIQUE
When our family travels, we always seek out bed and breakfasts for the personal service and attention that we receive, and we especially desired this for our first trip to Spain. Our experience at Enrique and Juan's home was a great example of what we love about bed and breakfast…
Response from Enrique:
Bedky dear: UPON READING YOUR LOVELY REVIEW I WAS SORRY I DID NOT EXPLAIN THE ISSUE WITH THE BREAKFAST PLACE TO EAT. THIS IS DUE TO OUR DECISION NOT TO SPOIL THE FURNITUREAND THAT IS EXPLAINED IN THE DESCRIPTION AND WHY THERE ARE NO PHOTOS OF THE LIVING & DINING ROOM IN THE LISTING. BUT I WILL TRY TO REEDUY THOSE ISSUES . MAYBE I CAN REMOVE THE EXPENSIVE RUGS AND PUT OTHER LESS EXPENSIVE ONES. YOU FORGOT TO MENTION THAT HIGH TEA WAS HELD AT THE SPACE YOU LIKED SO MUCH AND IT SEEMS THAT YOU DID NOT LOOK AT ALL THE PHOTOS IN THE LISTING . THERE ARE ALMOST 40 OPHOTOS BOTH OF THE APT. INTERIOR AND THE LOCAL SPOTS AND ATTRACTIONS IN SEGOVIA AND LA GRANJA ALSO A LES EXPENSIVE WAY WOULD BE TO BUY A BIGGER TABLE AND PUT IT IN THE FOYER. BUT THE PRESENT TABLE IS A KNOLL TABLE BOUGHT MANY YRS AGO WITH MARBLE TOPAND A BIGGER ONE WOULD BE IMPOSSIBLE TO BUY. IT WAS BOUGHT AT A SALE AT KNOLLS HERE ANS I COULD NOT AFFORD ITTODAY. WE HAVE HAD IT FOR OVER 30 YRS AND WELL I GUESS IF I MAKE OUR PRICES A BIT HIGHER..... JUST JOKING.
I just want to say that We had such a great time at Enrique's place. Enrique made sure we enjoyed our stay, specially in the morning with a delicious breakfast. We also wanted to be pick up after arrival due to our short time in Madrid didn't feel like renting a car and having de…
Response from Enrique:
QUERIDA ELIZABETH AND WONDERFUL COMPANY, OUR COMPUTER IS STILL NOT FIXED AND I MUST TAKE IT BACK TO BE REPAIRED. HOWEVER, I MUST SEND THIS BEFORE YOU LEAVE MADSRID. JUAN TELLS ME YOU ARE ALL GOING TO A LOT OF PLACES I MISSED THAT PART IN OUR CONVERSATIONS. THESE WERE INTERESTING S[ECIALLY IN THE LIBRARY AND YOU OPENED UP WITH THE THOUGHT THAT YOU HAD DECIDED TO KEEP THE PEOPLE YOU LOVE AND WHO GIVE YOU HAPPINESS ,CLOSE TO YOU AND THAT WAS SO REVEALING AND WE READ POETRY TOGETHER AND IT WAS SUCH A BEAUTIFUL MOMENT AS WELL AS THE OTHER FUNNY MOMENTS WHICH THOUGH SUPERFICI\AL BECAUSE OF THHE THEME WHICH MADE US LAUGH LIKE THE IDEA THAT YOU WERE LOOKING LIKE THE STEPSISTERS OF CINDERELLA OR THE CRUTICIZING OF THE GUESTS AT THE WEEDING. YOU WERE TRULY ENJOYING YOURSELFS WITH A JOIE DE VIVRE THAT WE ALL SHARED. YOU WERE SO GENEROUS TO SAY YOU WOULD SEND ME SOME IN THE PHOTOS AS IT WAS CHARACTERISTIC OF THE GOOD TIMES BTHAT CAN BE HAD IN LA GRANJA. I LOOK FORWARD TO USING THE PHOTO OF THE COLEGIATA CHURCH WITH YOUR PERMISSION AND THE PHOTOS YOU BOTH TOOK IN THE LIVING ROOM WHICH I FOUND TO BE VERY NICE AS IT SHOWED MY MOST PRECIOUS POSSESION, THE PAINTING OVER THE CHIMNEY. THE THING IS I HAVE NEVER PUT ANY PHOTOS OF THE LIVING\DINING ROOM THAT ACCOMPANY THE DESCRIPTION OF THE PROPERTY. YOUR HUSBAND HELPED JUAN TO MOVE A DESK TOP AND BOTH OF US FELT GREATLY INDEBTED TO HIM . THIS SHOULD GIVE EVERYONE THE IDEA OF THE NICESNESS OF OUR GUESTS. THEY ARE WONDERTFUL PEOPLE AND MAY GOD BLESS THEM ALWAYS. THEY HAVE OUR THANKS FOR CHOOSING US AS THEIR HOSTS. THEY WERE APPRECIATIVE TO NO END OF THE SMALL THINGS WE DID FOR THEM. THEY DID NOT MENTION THE GIFT THEY BOUGHT US AND WHICH NOW GRACES OUR ENTRY HALL TABLE A KNOLL AFFAIR OF GREAT VALUE FOR THOSE IN THE KNOW. THEY CERTAINLY APPRECIATED THE FRCOR AND EXPRESSED IT TO US BUT CERTSAINLY THE MOST TOUCHING THING WAS THEIR APPRECIATION OF JUAN WHO IS VERY SHY BUT WITH THEM HE SEEMED TO HAVE OPENED UP WITH THEM. THIS HAPPENS RARELY AS HE TRIES TO HIDE DURING OUR HIGH TEA TIME BY SERVING OR DOING THE DIHES BUT IT SEEMS THST THEIR7 TRIP TO AND FROM MADRID HELPED NUT I AN SURE IT WAS THEIR OPENNESS AND SENSE OF HUMOR WHICH JUAN APPRECIATES, WE CAN SAY TOHAT THIS WAS A VERY WONDERFUL EXPERIENCE ABD IF THEY SEND ME THE PHOTOTS I WILL SHARE THEM FOR A 5WHILE AND I WILL ALSO SHARE WITH YOU ALL YJE NEW5 DECOR OF TH6E ELE6GANT ROOM WITOH THE JACUZZI. MY OTHER PROPERTY.
Our hosts warmly welcomed us into their elegantly decorated home. Our rooms were so comfortable & quiet. The location was tops: two cafés on the street & a short walk to many restaurants & shops in La Granja. But the best was that the lovely grounds of the palace were so clos…
Response from Enrique:
Dears Sue and Eleanor: Thanks so much for your nice review. I always feel so good about being in this business when i read the guest´s reviews. It is more than just feeling appreciated but a sense of pride in a job done well. I truly ENJOYED YOUR STAY AND THE CONVERSATIONS WHICH YOU INITIATED AND YOUR SENSE OF PLEASURE IN YOUR DISCOVERIES OF THE REGION. I APPRECIATED YOUR KNOWLEDGE AND YOUR STYLE AS WELL AS YOUR WILLINGNESS TO SHARE PAST AND PRESENT EXPERIENCES. THESE MAKE THE WORK OF HOSTING A PLEASURE.
Two retired gentlemen that speak English, Spanish and French. Enrique (left) and Juan (right) with our two adorable dogs - Turandot and Radames. Originally from Spain and Puerto Rico, we've lived and studied in Washington DC, Madrid, Paris, New York City Salamanca, Bologna Sev…
Languages: English, Español, Français, Italiano
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