The apartment was beautifully decorated, large and bright, with all windows opening toward one of the most important squares in old Madrid, Plaza Mayor. It is a very busy historical plaza, always filled with people in movement or sitting at restaurants and bars. One can see the continuous activity of the plaza from the apartment balconies. For us who live in a residential Los Angeles area, and we seldom see people :-)) this was wonderful. Especially since once you close the double windows the noise disappears completely. The apartment was extremely clean, and had a beautiful kitchen where the hosts left coffee (for an expresso machine), croissants, oil, vinegar, salt, pepper. You had everything you need in case you planned to cook at home. But there are many restaurants around, at a very short walking distance (those in the plaza are at 1-2 minute walking, but more expensive). The hosts have a book in the apartment where you can look at their selected list of restaurants, some with terraces with beautiful views, and markets (there are several very close by). Then there is (at 5 min walk) the famous San Miguel Market, where one can buy vegetables, fruit, meat, fish, but also have a good coffee or various types of tapas or pinchos... delicious and of all kinds: with mozzarela, with fish, with Spanish Serrano ham, etc. As I adore sea food I bought (twice) a plate with scallops which the seller prepares in the microwave (and puts all kinds of condiments... they are delicious). You can eat while drinking a non-alchoolic drink or a glass of wine (prices are not cheap but the athmosphere is pleasant, there are tourists and locals, and the food is good!). The location is beautiful. You can take the touristic bus from only 5 min walk from the apartment. You can have a hot chocolate with churros (delicious) at also 5 min from the apartment, at Gines Coffee shop (appearing in the selective list of your host). The hosts (Mario and Noelia) are perfect: they communicate with ease in English, and very promptly, they get out of their way to give you thorough instructions before you get to their place, as well as during your stay. If you want to stay in the middle of beautiful old town Madrid, in a luxurious place, I highly recommend this apartment. Oh, I forgot, it also has air conditioning which for summer is vital. It is very silent and efficient. Certainly if we will ever go back to Madrid, that is where we will say. We already sent pictures with the apartment and the view from it to all our friends...
This beautiful apartment on Plaza Mayor in Madrid. The location is fantastic and the apartment top class. The owners Mario and Noelia are well organised and super helpful. We have a great long weekend there with our two kids (18 and 20 years).
The location was very centralized with every historic monument , restaurants and night life. The facilities was amazing ,comfortable and complied bewitch expectation.
This apartment is perfect. Clean, so comfortable, spacious with every item you could possibly want to stay in a self catered apartment. The living space is beautifully decorated and as soon as you enter the apartment it feels like a real treat to be there. Mario met us on arrival and explained the apartment amenities and offered any help we may need to understand the area around the apartment. The location is perfect and central to explore this great city. Public transport is easy and affordable,restaurants, market and sporting facilities are easily reached. Noelia kindly met us on our departure. This is a super apartment in a beautiful location of Madrid.
This was a great stay at a great apartment which has all the amentities needed and a nice view over Plaza Mayor.
Great location for a tourist.
Wow - an absolutely beautiful apartment. Perfect location with an incredible view of Plaza Mayor. A more than comfortable - luxury two bedroom, impressive bathroom, and a quiet night's sleep. Hair dryer, wash machine, and small but complete kitchen. Dining area with view of the Plaza as well of the living area. Would recommend everything about this apartment.