This was a beautiful apartment in an unbeatable location! The photos are accurate. My family of 5 found the apartment to be bright, spacious, and comfortable. The air conditioning (which was in all of the rooms) was wonderful. We didn't use the kitchen equipment, so I cannot speak to that. We did take advantage of the transfer service from the airport to the apartment. We are so glad we did. It was very easy. We were also delighted that we could have an early check-in (for a fee).
A couple of things to note - first, the wifi doesn't work in the rear bedroom, so be careful - you'll get switched to your data plan. Second, the front bedroom is exposed to noise generated in Puerta del Sol (even with the windows closed). My son had a hard time sleeping due to late-night (1-3am) partying in the square. Don't know if we just happened to be here during particularly festive summer evenings, or if the noise is standard. Also, we were taken aback by the amount of people coming and going from (and loitering outside) the building. The front door of the building was routinely propped open (we think by a couple of guys who hung out in the doorway). (We would be sure to push the front door closed/remove whatever was being used to keep it open.) We didn't love the hostel being located on the two floors below the apartment.
With all of that said, we had a great visit. We felt safe on the 5th floor. The location was a perfect launching point for us to see the city. The metro was literally a few steps from the front door, the Hop On Hop Off bus stop was just around the corner, you are in easy walking distance to many of the major sites, and there are more restaurants and shops than you could ever visit. Daniel, the apartment manager who greeted us, was friendly and very helpful.
A beautiful apartment in a great location on the Puerta del Sol. We were able to walk to everything that we wanted to see and enjoyed the vibrancy of the square on our doorstep. The apartment is spacious, nicely furnished and very comfortable. Cristina was very helpful and obliging. Highly recommended.
This apartment was our favorite apartment on our two week trip. This spacious top floor apartment was comfortable and roomy for our adult family of 6. The lift / elevator was reliable for our senior member. All of the appliances worked well and the check-in process was stress-free. The built-in seat in the one shower was especially helpful for our elderly mother.
The location is busy, but centrally located for all tourists sights. I highly recommend this apartment.
You won’t find a better location in Madrid. Every morning when we left this apartment for a day of sightseeing we were reminded how right we were to select this unit. Many places claim to be centrally located. This one delivered. Located on the Puerta del Sol, when we walked out the front door, we were steps from the Metro and other transportation options, near shops, great bars and restaurants as well as significant sights, markets and interesting streets. Late at night from the apartment’s balconies, we watched the revelers in the Puerta del Sol and scanned the rooftops of the city. (The balconies were also great perches from which to photograph a full moon, a lovely clock and the iconic Tio Pepe sign.) Once the balcony doors were closed, the apartment was very quiet. But a great location is no good if the apartment itself isn’t up to par. This one exceeded expectations. The apartment was ideal for our group of 5. My wife and I were joined by our sons and daughter-in-law for a week and this was a great setup. Two clean, modern bathrooms. Three bedrooms with plenty of storage. A spacious, well-equipped kitchen. Even though we arrived at midnight, we were greeted promptly at the apartment and shown into a delightful space that was clean, cool and well-appointed - a perfect retreat at the end of busy - and hot - July days touring Madrid. When you’re renting an apartment sight unseen, you’re always concerned that the photos in the listing might not be accurate. The photos of this apartment were precisely what you’ll find - and you’ll be pleased.