About This Listing
**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.
This was our first experience in an Airbnb apartment. We usually stay in 4- or 5-star hotels, so we came in with high expectations. This also was our first time in Madrid so we really didn't know what to expect. Well, staying here was definitely the right decision! First, Vanessa was great at answering all of our questions, she is responsive and friendly. We arrived earlier than expected and they were very flexible about letting us in before the official check in time. The location is fantastic. It's and easy walk to nearly all of the major Madrid sites including the Prado, Reina Sofia, the Palacio Real, Retiro Park, Plaza Mayor and more. The apartment had everything we wanted: it was modern, spacious, clean and very quiet. Even the AC worked great! We were SO HAPPY with our stay...thanks Vanessa and Elena!
Great little apartment exactly as described. We enjoyed the convenient location, close to most points of interest. Vanessa helped us to find appropriate walking tours.
Nous avons été très gentiment accueillis par Oscar et Elena. Appartement impeccable à notre arrivée, moderne, fonctionnel et très bien situé (A deux pas des trois musées principaux et tout près de la gare ce qui nous a permis de nous rendre directement à l'appartement à pied). Nous avons vraiment apprécié d'y trouver des denrées de premières nécessité à notre arrivée (café, sel, sucre, huile vinaigre...). Petit supermarché à proximité très pratique. Oscar, Elena et Vanessa sont vraiment disponibles et prêts à aider en cas de besoin: Nous avons vraiment apprécié!
Great apartment, wonderful location and excellent hosts. We had a great experience and would definitely stay here again and/or recommend the apartment for anyone visiting Madrid.
This was our first time using Airbnb, and we couldn't of asked for a better first experience. Our host Vanessa was there waiting for us and not only did she show us everything about the apartment, she was also like a personal concierge ready with maps and many recommendations of what to do and where to go. Vanessa also said that we could contact her at any point during our stay if we needed anything, but we didn't as all we needed was already applied.
The apartment itself was furnished to a high modern standard and immaculately clean. It is also in an amazing location within walking distance of almost anything in Madrid that is worth visiting, and there are many bars, cafes and restaurants close by.
I would highly recommend this apartment to anyone that wants to visit Madrid!
El departamento es como aparece en las fotos , muy lindo y cómodo .
El barrio es muy bueno , muy bien ubicado!
Me gusto que siendo un lugar confortable , uno no siente que esta usando la casa de otra persona, está preparado para los huéspedes .
Volvería a ir !!
Siempre que vaya a Madrid y tenga que escoger algún alojamiento voy a hacerlo en los apartamentos que gestionan Óscar, Vanesa y Elena. Esta ha sido mi segunda experiencia y de nuevo ha sido fabulosa. El apartamento está en pleno centro, tiene todo lo que yo necesito cuando viajo, todo tipo de comodidades, cocina, conexión WiFi... Hasta un pequeño portátil que nos ayudó cuando al nuestro se le acabó la batería. Está limpio y preciosamente decorado. Es funcional pero a la vez acogedor y agradable. Muy recomendable
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About the Host, Oscar&Vanessa&Elena
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
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