Cozy private double room (17m2) in Argüelles district (Central Madrid).
GET THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS (shopping and charming) besides the Parque del Oeste, the biggest green space in Madrid´s city center. It´s close to main city attractions: just 5 minutes walking to Debod´s Egyptian Temple (Plaza de España) and 10 to Royal Palace and Opera.
DEBOD'S EGYPTIAN TEMPLE IS JUST 4 BLOCKS AWAY (Where you can enjoy the best and superbs sunsets of Madrid).
In addition, it´s around 10 minutes to Gran Via (main commercial area) and 20 minutes walking to Puerta del Sol (the genuine city's heart). Also, you can reach easily three main museums (Prado, Reina Sofía and Thyssen) in 6 metro stations or 30 min. walking.
FASHION SHOPPING AREA IS JUST 5 BLOCKS AWAY (Princesa Street, with main stores as El Corte Inglés, Zara or Mango).
On sundays, there´s a lovely walk from the flat to EL RASTRO (Madrid's Flea Market) that pass through the most beautiful monuments and sights of Madrid (Debod´s Temple, Opera, Royal Palace, Cathedral, Viaducto, La Latina).
80 OF 100 BEST RESTAURANTS IN MADRID ARE LESS THAN 15 MIN. WALKING ACCORDING TO TRIPADVISOR. AND BEST TAPAS ROUTE IS PROVIDED.
The flat is located in a charming and lush district, full of terraces, sidewalk and outdoor cafés, restaurants, running/walking paths and Cable Railway to visit Madrid's Theme Park and Madrid's Zoo within Casa de Campo, biggest green area and lung of the city. Besides, you can enjoy beautiful views to Madrid's mountains, and easy transportation to reach them.
There´s a bohemian atmosphere because of many of cinema people live and carry out their works in the district scene.
IT´S THE NEIGHBOURHOOD CHOSEN TO LIVE BY FILM DIRECTOR PEDRO ALMODÓVAR.
Relax and cosmopolitan atmosphere in the area and in the flat. The apartment is placed in a stately building with 2 elevators. We´ve got all facilities, like washing machine, dryer, heating and, of course, wireless connection to Internet.
WI-FI IS AVAILABLE DURING ALL YOUR STAY. CLEAN TOWELS, SHEETS, SHAMPOO, BATH GEL... ARE ALL INCLUDED!
And I love speaking English. Hope to see you soon.
The location of Carlos' apartment is absolutely fantastic, right near a park with breath taking views of Madrid as well as the Teleferico (cable car) station; and my favorite the Temple of Debod. There is a beautiful vintage elevator to take you to the spacious, bright and modern 7th floor apartment. The apartment is walking distance to city center with major historic sights of Madrid, and was particularly easy to navigate.
Carlos answered my questions if I had any, but mostly left me to do my own thing. He had a lovely New Years Eve dinner and invited me to join his friends--such a delightful treat. A very pleasant man who has experience with various cultures and places. I truly enjoyed my time in Madrid, grateful for this wonderful opportunity.
I stayed with Carlos for 4 months and there isn't a bad thing I can say. He was always a fantastic host; accommodating, helpful, a great cook and interesting conversation. The apartment is very nice with modern appliances in the kitchen and bathroom and is situated well in Madrid. There is plenty within walking distance and a Metro station close by. I absolutely recommend staying with Carlos.
Carlos is a nice and relaxed but reliable guy who takes care of his guests. Everything went well. I had a good weak.
For me, the location of the flat was ideal. It's close to a nice park, and the palace is in about 15 min. walking distance. The flat is nicely quiet to the back of the building, but very bright (7th floor).
Carlos is a great host. The apartment is as advertised, spacious and well located.
I stayed with Carlos for one month. He is a very positive and active person. He was prepared to tell me about the city, helped me when I had questions, and even brought me to some invite-only events in Madrid. I enjoyed my time at his place. It's very clean, friendly and just as described. All good! :)
Carlos es una gran persona, inteligente, buen conversador, generoso y un excelente anfitrión. Desde el primer momento me hizo sentir como en mi propia casa.
Su piso tiene una ubicación maravillosa, pues a pesar de quedar a poca distancia de todos los principales puntos del centro de madrid, el estar junto al Parque del Oeste le da un ambiente tranquilo y relajado. Las habitaciones son muy modernas y cómodas.
Ademas de preparar unos Gin Tonics buenísimos, Carlos también es un cocinero increíble, y su Pulpo a la Gallega es inigualable. Ademas es muy conocido en el mercado local, por lo que consigue los mejores ingredientes para sus deliciosos platos. Durante mi estadía en Madrid, aprendí muchísimo sobre la cultura y vida Española, la pase muy bien, e hice un gran amigo. Gracias Carlos por todo! Siempre serás bienvenido en Miami o en cualquier lugar en el que yo este.
This apartment is located in an excellent area (Arguelles), across the street from a beautiful park and within an easy walk of the center of Madrid. It is a safe neighborhood.The building itself is very nice, and being on the 7th floor, the apartment is quite quiet. The room I occupied was not fancy, but it was very comfortable. There is good storage for your clothes. The bathroom is nice. Internet service was very reliable and convenient. I loved all the shops/bars/etc within a two block radius of the flat. I very much enjoyed my stay there. It was the perfect location for me. Due to the fact that I was in Madrid to visit a relative, I didn't get to know Carlos as well as many of the others who stayed previously did - but to the extent we interacted, he was very pleasant.
Carlos is a really great man and welcoming host. He is intelligent and witty, and a great conversationalist. Although he is a busy man, he went out of his way to make me feel 'at home' at his place and in Madrid. We went out to a few of his favorite places around town and had a really great time. His place is comfortable and clean, and is very well located near great shopping areas, parks and popular nightspots.
Although he is involved in technology, he could easily find a career as a chef. I am a big foodie, and Carlos's cooking is one of the best I have ever tasted. His Pulpo a la Gallega is simply out of this world. And coupled with his great Gintonics, made my Madrid stay even more amazing. I highly recommend him to anyone who wants to enjoy a great stay in Madrid.