**ONE NIGHT BOOKINGS ONLY UPON DEMAND OR FOR THE SAME DAY- DO NOT USE THE INSTANT BOOKING IF NOT FOR THE SAME DAY**
We are renting this newly refurbished (Feb 2013), sunny, with lots of charm and super central apartment in a quiet semi pedestrian street of the magic and charming neighbourhood of Cortes. This is the perfect place if you are looking for a silent and cozy apartment to feel like home, walking distance to all the sights in Madrid: the museums, entertainment and parks... The Prado museum is just 3 minutes walk from the apartment.
THE APARTMENT - AMENITIES
The apartment is located in the third floor of a walk up building (so NO elevator, like most buildings in central Madrid, but we are always willing to help you carrying your luggage upstairs). The apartment and all the furniture and amenities are brand new and despite of it being in a vibrant neighbourhood, the street where it is located is very quiet and semi pedestrian (only residents and taxies are allowed, so there is no car’s noise) and very silent, so perfect for your night sleep after a whole day visiting Madrid.
* 1 Bedroom with a double bed (king size), a TV, a closet and a desk in case you need to work, check emails or continue planning your trip.
* 1 Sofa bed in the living room that can be turned into a super comfy double bed for 2 additional people.
* Kitchen fully equipped with anything you need to cook and eat, including the stove, microwave with grill, refrigerator, washing machine, kettle and toaster. There is no drier but there is a clothes horse that you can use..
* A living room with dining table for 4, sofa, radio and a 39 inches TV.
* A bathroom with shower.
* Wi-Fi is also available during your stay, how not ;)
*Baby cot available under request, 10€/stay
* MOVIES: Besides the regular TV channels and radio, you can watch a selection of MOVIES directly on the TV system
Of couse, fresh linen is provided, as well as iron, hairdryer, etc. If you think there is something missing, we'll be happy to have your feedback in order to continue improving the apartment.
Cortes is also known as el "Barrio de las Letras," literary Madrid. This is where Spain's most celebrated Golden Age authors - Miguel de Cervantes, Lope de Vega, Calderón de la Barca, Tirso de Molina - lived during the 17th century. Without hesitation we can say that this is the best and nicest neighbourhood in central Madrid. You’ll immediately note how elegant the neighbourhood is from an architectural standpoint. The streets radiating off its core, Plaza de Santa Ana, are packed with tapas bars and bars to hang out.
Every first Saturday of the month the Frog’s market takes place in the streets of Cortes. Retailers of the area (including designers, vintage clothes, furniture and more) participate in this monthly market.
The location of the apartment is perfect to visit Madrid without even having to use our good public transport network. Actually, within 15 minutes walking you can reach the main museums in town (Prado, Reina Sofia and Thyssen Bornemisza), the Retiro Park, Gran Via and its neoclassic architecture, the Rastro and La Latina, etc. But in any case, the nearest metro stop (Antón Martín) is just 3 minutes away. Here you can catch Line 1, that will take you to Atocha Renfe (your arrival point if you get to town by train or with the shuttle train/bus from the airport).
For sure, you won't have problems to move around from here.
We try to be as flexible as possible with your check in so as to allow you to get into the apartment as soon as you get downtown. Let us know your schedules and we'll work it out! However, if you arrive from 10pm to 12pm there is a LATE CHECK IN FEE of 15 euro payable upon arrival. From 12pm to 1.30am, the LATE CHECK IN FEE is 25 euro.
You can check availability 100% accurately by clicking on the calendar link above.
BOOKINGS FOR JUST ONE NIGHT ARE UPON DEMAND ONLY SO PLEASE DON'T BOOK IMMEDIATELY BUT CONTACT US FIRST.
Bookings are only accepted through the Airbnb website; feel free to contact us with any questions. You'll get the exact address, directions to get to the apartment and tips for Madrid once you've made your reservation!!
••Check-out, unless otherwise agreed with us, must be done by 11am. You can leave the keys of the apartment by the table in the dining room and close the door behind you.
•We kindly ask you to wash the dishes that you’ve used and to leave the apartment reasonably clean and tidy.
•Please, don’t leave garbage on the house. You can deposit your garbage on the garbage bin located on the basement of the building (at nights you’ll find it outside the building, besides the front door), during the day time you should deposit it in the garbage room (in the basement of the building). The key to the garbage room is included in the key holder and marked in green (the locker is a bit hard).
•If something is broken during your stay, don’t wait for us to discover it once you’re gone. Please, tell us, we understand accidents may happen.
•There are old people, babies and working people living in the building, so please be considerate. Parties are not allowed, as well as any loud noise after 11pm or at any time in the common areas of the building (the stairs).
•Smoking is not allowed. However, if you wish to smoke you can do it in the balcony, making sure that the windows are closed so that no smoke gets in the room.
•Only the people who made the reservation can sleep in the apartment.
The appartment was amazing, exactly as pictured and had absolutely everything we could have needed. Vanessa met us there as promised and everything was clean and welcoming. She gave us some great advise and had maps and guides at our disposal for our stay. The location was effortlessly convenient to everything, we walked everywhere we went, it was our first time in Madrid so we definitely relied on our map! Honestly it was absolutely perfect and we left happy and satisfied and can't wait to come back!! Thank you very much!!
What a great experience. My wife and I came here to start our honeymoon, and it was a perfect start. The apartment is centrally located, 15 minutes away from the museums, 15 minutes away from the main plaza. There are restaurants close by within minutes, there are bars within crawling distance. Let's just say that you cannot go hungry in this town.
Our host was gracious, and accommodating. she even helped us with our bags up three flights of stairs. If we ever come back to Madrid, we are definitely staying here if it is available.
With regards to the apartment, it is modern, clean, and absolutely delightful. You will find all the amenities you need, but who am I kidding, you will be out exploring all day anyways. Take advantage of the train station close by, we were able to go to Toledo on a half-day trip, and it was super convenient for us to board our train to go to Barcelona.
Nous avons été très chaleureusement accueillis par Ana qui nous a donné toutes les indications nécessaires pour notre séjour (plan restos...) L'appartement est tel que sur les photos, très bien équipé.
Avons apprécié d'y trouver savon, shampoing et des denrées de premières nécessité à notre arrivée le dimanche (café, thé, biscottes, sel, huile vinaigre...) L'immeuble est très calme et propre et surtout très bien situé pour les visites des musée ou les excursions au départ de la gare d'Atocha. Nous le recommandons sans hésiter !
Lovely apartment in a very central location. Ana couldn't have been more welcoming and friendly. Would very highly recommend.
Ana welcomed us very nicely, despite last minute changes of schedule. She has been also very helpfull especially with the taxi (she booked for us a taxi with a baby chair). The bedroom is big enough for a couple and the baby cot.
The flat is as described, confortable, clean and very well situated. We have been able to visit a lot of things around.
We spend a great time during this week-end.
I met Oscar when I arrived at their place. He's very nice that he helped my parents with their luggages. He explained every piece of information for us which is very useful (The instruction is also very detailed). The flat is cozy and warm, suitable for four people! It's not a big flat but you could find everything you want in the flat! The location is very good which is close to several museums and also other attractions.
We had a wonderful time in Madrid and a great stay at the apartment. Ana met us for a quick check-in, and gave us some suggestions for dinner and sightseeing. The apartment is very comfortable, clean, and on a quiet street close to many of Madrid's attractions and great restaurants. We walked everywhere during the entire stay which was great and convenient. We definitely recommend staying here, and we hope to again the next time we visit Madrid!
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We welcome you to Spain and we wish you a good stay in Madrid!
Oscar works as a photographer and Vanessa studies drama and theatre production and management. However, until some years ago Oscar was an engineer and Vanessa was a M&A lawyer. And then one day we decided to turn our lifes up side down and follow our real passions.
We are best friends and on May 2012 we decided to move forward and enroll in a small business together. Vanessa had been hosting with Airbnb for 2 years by then (renting the spare room at her place in Madrid/Milan and her apartment in Barcelona) and her experience (upgraded to Superhost in early 2011) was so positive that we decided we could also help other owners that don't live in town or don't have the time to rent their properties to travelers as you. And this is what we are doing now together.
More about us, we love to travel: in 2012 Vanessa traveled to Greece with her backpack and Oscar spent a few months working in France. Last summer Oscar repeated the French experience while Vanessa explored Malaysia during a month and a half.
We are also keen in meeting new people and learning new things from them, but more importantly, we want you to feel at home at any of our apartments and that you feel that there's someone in town who cares for you:-)
We enjoy little life pleasures like riding our bicycles or growing our small organic vegetables gardens (each of us has one). We like eco-friendly environments since we care a lot about our planet.
We will help you to find you like home in this beautiful city and we look forward to having the opportunity to meet you soon!!
Vanessa & Oscar