I used to stay short periods at the Gran Melia Fenix hotel as well as the Hotel Orfila, both a stone-throw from the apartment, so I know the surroundings well. It was like home coming to me. Even the gym is walking distance (Reebok Sports Club), so is the Corte Ingles department store. For me this makes this apartment ideal. Beyond that it is tastefully decorated, offers two bed-rooms and two baths and a very well equiped kitchen. Pablo is a perfect host and very accessible for anything a visitor may need. I highly recommend the place.
Best neighborhood in Madrid. The gay pride parade was going on so we had a chance to visit other neighborhoods because of the congestion and honestly this apartment is in an ideal location, very safe for the entire family. We were a group of 7 and everyone slept comfortably in this beautiful apartment. Pablo is awesome, he had bread, sodas, beer and a couple of other things in the fridge to get things started at the kitchen. Bathrooms even had shampoo and conditioner (not travel size ones). He even helped us arrange our taxi's back to the airport and made great recommendations for outings and places to eat. Pablo was truly a great host!
I stayed here with a couple of friends during a few days stay in Madrid. The apartment is on a quiet street, minutes from a metro stop and a few food places. It's within 15 minutes walk of Puerta del Sol and just about every museum and historical site one would want to see in Madrid. It's adjacent to a yoga studio, and Pablo lives nearby. It's his apartment, and he has done a great job decorating it and making it feel like home. We had every comfort we needed, and the fridge had some juices, eggs, milk for coffee, butter, yogurt; plenty to get us started in the morning. There was coffee and tea, too. The apartment was clean and quiet and really, it did feel like home. The loft bed I slept in was firm and comfortable, if not a little tricky to get into. It needs a nimble person who can climb a steep set of stairs and who isn't afraid of heights. I did just fine with it but feel this needs to be pointed out. There is another ground level queen sized bed in another room. There are two separate bathrooms as well.
We arrived via the fast train from Barcelona arriving at the Atocha station. This apartment is 3 blocks from the Recoletos stop which is one stop past Atocha station on the Renfe commuter train. The fare on the commuter train was included in our fast train ticket, you just need to go to the ticket counter and show your Madrid ticket.
Pablo was excellent in communicating prior to our arrival giving great directions. His apartment is 2 blocks from Colon metro station and 3-4 blocks from Alonso Martinez station so very easy to get around the city. The fridge was stocked with water, pop, beer, juice, milk, eggs, yogurt and rusks.
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Great Space! Very good location....easy access to metro, train and bus. Pablo was very accomodating.. Gracias!