Charming Loft in Historical Center

Apartment - Entire home/apt · Calle del Ave María, Madrid, Madrid 28012, Spain
Angel L.

Con vistas sobre los tejados del barrio de Lavapies, uno de los más carismáticos del centro de Madrid, es una buhardilla amplia y cómoda con mucho encanto.

Your host, Angel L.
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Con vistas sobre los tejados del barrio de Lavapies, uno de los más carismáticos del centro de Madrid, es una buhardilla amplia y cómoda con mucho encanto.

The Space

With views over the rooftops of the neighborhood of Lavapies, one of the most charismatic of central Madrid, this is a spacious charming and comfortable loft. Great lighting, open spaces, windows in every room, high ceilings and exposed wood. Large living room, double bedroom and large bathroom with ventilation, open and fully equipped kitchen. It has elevator, heating, air conditioning and everything you need to enjoy an unforgettable stay in Madrid and unwind in style.

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The Neighborhood

Well connected to three Subways (Metro) nearby, Lavapies is a safe, multicultural and different district. The house is located in one of the most charismatic areas of central Madrid. There are many small stores and food markets nearby. In the house you will find a full kitchen and amenities for cooking and relaxing. There are also many restaurants, bars and terraces around, to enjoy all day long. We are very close to the center: Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor, Retiro Park and Atocha Station... Also within walking distance are Chueca, Huertas, La Latina, the Prado, Thyssen and Reina Sofia museums, Rastro flee market ...

Room type: Entire home/apt
Accommodates: 5
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Beds: 3
Extra people: $14 / night after 2 guests
Minimum Stay: 3 nights
Weekly Price: $491 /week
Monthly Price: $1683 /month
Cleaning Fee: $14
Check In: 2:00 PM
Check Out: 12:00 PM (noon)
Cancellation: Moderate
Overall Guest Satisfaction
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  • The apartment was fantastic! Perfectly clean and neat and spacious. Plenty of (very) hot water available, and the AC (one unit in bedroom and one unit in living room) was very cold (hit the on/off button on remote TWICE to fully turn off the units when you go out for the day). The neighborhood has lots of Indian restaurants and appears to be filled totally with locals without any tourists in sight, and yet the apartment is only a 15 min walk or so from Puerta del Sol and most other major sites. Easy access to the metro and about a 15 min walk from Atocha train station (easy and cheap to catch Aeropuerto Expres bus from Atocha to airport...we left apartment 3 hours before our return flight to US from Madrid, walked to station, took Expres bus, and had plenty of time to check in and catch our flight). The loft is on Ave Maria which goes uphill so if you end up using metro, I would depart from Lavapies (downhill walk from loft to metro) and return in evening to Anton Martin (downhill walk from metro back home to the loft) if you are feeling exhausted from walking all day. The only minor issue we had was that Angel's friend showed up over an hour late to let us in to the apartment on our arrival day. But both she and Angel were very apologetic about the miscommunication and delay, and it in no way diminished the enjoyment of our stay. I would be happy to stay at this loft again if I return to Madrid in the future. Muchas gracias, Angel!

    June 2014
  • We did not meet Angel, but the apartment was bright, airy, clean and well-equipped. In the building were really friendly neighbors and the neighborhood itself was fun and lively and incredibly well situated to see the sights. We loved our stay.

    June 2014
  • Lovely loft with elevator in the heart of Madrid! 4 directions of air in the apartment! Has everything you need! Would recommend to anyone!

    May 2014
  • Un piso muy bonito, luminoso y bien ubicado en el bohemio barrio de Lavapies. Lo volvería a alquilar y lo recomiendo!.

    May 2014
  • We have stayed one week in this flat with our little boy and have been entirely happy. The flat has a "character" and really is a charming place. Angel was also very helpful and provided baby crib and high chair free of charge which we very much appreciated. Thanks to its position on 6th floor, the flat and particularly the bedroom is very quite. The street has lots of Indian restaurants and take aways and it is few minutes walk to a pretty Santa Anna square where a glass of whine or jar of beer taste just great while the sun goes down...We have found only one little downsize and this is window from bedroom leads to a tiny courtyard and when the downstairs restaurants are open, the smell from the kitchen goes to the room. However, the easy fix is to close the window and start the air con which is available. We didn't want to use it as the weather outside and temperature was just fine.
    I would highly recommend this place for those who want some homely feel and are not interested in hotel rooms without any character...

    May 2014
  • Hi Angel

    We enjoyed your place in central Madrid. Also it was clean and although tidy and uncluttered, everything we needed was there even un umbrella and the great AD magazines to read. The heating seemed a bit lazy, so at night it was a bit fresh.
    Maybe an idea is a little booklet with supermarket listings and good affordable restaurants in the neighbourhood, so the quests know to skip Bombay Palace.
    Thanks again . Marion

    April 2014
  • Thank you Angel for everything. Great apartment, very clean and very good location. You can join any major attraction by foot. We enjoyed our stay in Madrid and would warmly recommand this apartment.

    April 2014
  • El piso es precioso y tiene todo lo necesario para disfrutar de la estancia. Muy limpio y práctico. Si volviera a Madrid no dudaría en repetir de piso.

    April 2014
  • Nice attic apartment in a safe working neighborhood. Convenient walking access to the Madrid's major tourist sites. Speedy internet (use all upper case letters in the very long password), and a responsive host. We stayed early April when weather was mild. Inquire about cooling for Summer stays when Madrid gets hot. I had to keep some windows closed either due to street noise or uncommon cooking aromas from inside the building.
    Best Americano coffee I had in a long time, was just a short walk on Atocha street at Granier bakery! Overall, it was a pleasant stay.

    April 2014
  • My friends and I had a great time in Madrid! The appartment was very well located with lots of restaurants, sweet places around and the subway was closed. Everything is a disposal on appartment: towels, sheets, furniture to cook if needed, etc. I strongly recommand this appartment which was also very clean. Before we arrived, Angel indicated us useful information about Madrid and was very reactive by answering us. Thanks Angel for everything! Take care

    April 2014
    Angel L.
    Response from Angel L.:

    Thanks, Ornella. Hope to see you soon back in Madrid!

    April 2014
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