About This Listing
Luxury Loft in the heart of Arturo Soria (a 2 minute walk from the Plaza Arturo Soria Mall). The loft is inside a small building on the 2nd floor with only one neighbor in the entire building and a large, private parking area. The loft is modern and spacious, measuring 70m2 in the interior with an additional 12m2 terrace with retractable awning. The loft comes fully equipped with home automation technology to control lights and sound. The layout contains a fully equipped kitchen, bathroom with hydromassage shower and tub, large terrace with misting system as well as a full home theatre system consisting of professional projector (with laptop attachments and DVD player) and surroundsound, Dolby prologic system. Get a great night sleep in the bedroom complete with Tempur mattress and pillows. Relax in the living room with designer furniture and ambient lighting while playing your favorite music on the house´s sound and stereo system.
The loft is located in a middle-upper, upper socioeconomic neighborhood with many corporation headquarters and embassies. In a two minute walk, you have the Plaza Arturo Soria Mall with shopping, restaurants and authentic, gourmet markets. Aside from the Plaza, there are other options for tapas, drinks, dining and bakeries within a 5-10 minute walk. For practical needs, there is a fruteria, Dia and 2 Carrefour markets within 5 minutes walking, as well as a multitienda. Near the metro, you can find a post office, internet cafes, tool store, more shopping and more restaurant options including a sushi restaurant, Chinese and VIPS.
Arturo Soria is near to Castellana, the main artery of the capital and a 5 minute, direct bus to Avenida de America, picking up directly in front of the loft. The metro, brown line 4, is a 7-9 minute walk and can bring you to Sol, downtown central Madrid, in less than 25 minutes.
We recommend the spot to couples and business stays. the place is ideal for romantic getaways, having almost no neighbours, the soundproof walls and the lighting design of the house along with the flawless sound system will create the perfect atmosphere for your Madrid holidays.
It is also perfect for Business people that need to relax after a meeting, the loft is located within minutes of public transportation and close to all the business spots of the capital.
Prohibido fumar dentro de la casa (solo en la terraza), no esta permitido el uso del estudio de produccion musical, no mascotas o animales, limpiar la casa antes del checkout o se cobrara un cargo extra en función de limpieza.
Guest are not allow to smoke inside the house (only in the terrace), bring pets in the house or use the music production equipment. The house must be cleaned before checkout time or a cleaning charge will be added.
THE BAD: The host didn't receive us (we only have met him virtually.) The guy who did receive us wasn't at all helpful. He didn't know anything about the house, how to get hot water/heating working, where should we store our belongings, how to wash, and was in a hurry to leave.
There was a hot water/heating malfunction and we had to stay at a hotel.
We found dirty sheets and the Tempur mattress requires an adaptation period. Also, the house has strange household items that require explanation to use (and we didn't get.)
The host refuses to refund part of the money even in the presence of obvious problems like a heating malfunction. He believes that his only obligation is to fix the problem as soon as possible.
There are only dishes/cups for two (or we didn't find the rest.) Balcony has view to nearby buildings and gardens (which is OK) and some garbage that's on the back of the building due to a vacant office on the first floor (not so.)
All in all, it's not really a "luxury loft", in our opinion. It has some good furniture and some lousy furniture, some good amenities and some not so good ones, the building looks old. It doesn't make you feel pampered as something luxurious should.
THE GOOD: The host always answered within a day or earlier. He got the heating problem fixed in a reasonable amount of time. Communication was always fluid and polite, even when we agreed to disagree.
The balcony is nice. Well distributed space. It is a well lit place.
Totally true about the reception, my bad, I was in a business trip. About the mattress, it doesn´t need any "adaptation period" it´s just a mattress that shapes itself with the heat, it´s actually the best mattress money can buy on the market, you"re casting pearls before swine.
The house doesn´t have strange households it´s a domotic house that is technologically adapt to be controlled easily. Maybe its not a house for old people though, if they are not used to technology.
About the heater, it got broken for pumping pressure deliberately, which should have not been done, but again I was outside of Spain and couldn´t avoid this. The result, a 500€ bill from the plumber and 385€ reimbursment to the guest, so a total of 835€ fee. Luckily it got repaired very fast.
Not going to continue with the rest since is more subjective, but you just have to see the rest of the reviews to get an idea from the house.
Apartamento muy agradable, en un lugar privilegiado, bien comunicado. Diáfano, espacioso y con una terraza estupenda para disfrutarla los días de buen tiempo. Alex es encantador, pendiente siempre y muy accesible en caso de necesitar su ayuda. Muy recomendable
El piso esta excelente, limpio, bien ubicado cerca de un centro comercial, tiene muchas líneas de transporte a poco metros. Es un piso que tiene plantas, las cuales le dan una atmósfera muy fresca, además la terraza esta excelente, puedes disfrutar la tarde tranquilamente tomando una caña, mientras una brisa de agua te refresca el ambiente. Recomiendo al 100% hospedarse en el piso de Alex. Por lo que respecta al anfitrión, Alex es muy amable, siempre esta al pendiente de tus necesidades, en una palabra es un AMIGO. Gracias Alex.
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About the Host, Alex
Think of me as an easy going person, who enjoy travelling and meeting people from all over the world, got a passion for music and design and enjoy the little things in life.