We highly recommend this fabulous apartment! My husband and I were travelling by AVE from Valencia to Madrid for a few days specifically to visit the Joaquín Sorolla museum. Pablo, the owner was quick to respond to my email and provided us with great directions on getting from Atocha train station to the apartment. From the moment Pablo met us and showed us into his apartment we knew we were going to love our stay in Madrid. We arrived to a warm welcome, Pablo gave us a tour of the apartment and showed us how everything works. We really appreciated the generous 'Welcome Pack' of coffee, herbal teas, fruit, bread, milk, yoghurt, even eggs!
The building and entrance are very clean, there is an elevator if required, the apartment is on the first floor. It was impeccably clean, spacious, charming and stylish, tastefully decorated with interesting art objects; we loved the lamps! There is plenty of storage space for clothes and luggage, really comfortable bed, the shower has great water pressure and plenty of toiletries, there is a washing machine with washing supplies. I just loved the clothes line - I felt like a true madrileña hanging out our washing!
The kitchen is well equipped and generously stocked with spices, oil, vinegar. There are a couple of supermarkets 5-10 minute walk away, and a delicious patisserie Mama Framboise.
Wi-fi connection was fast, fantastic music collection, DVDs, and books to relax with after a long day's sightseeing. We felt like we lived there, it was all so comfortable we didn't want to leave.
Madrid is a wonderful city, with so much to see and do. Pablo's apartment is well located in a quiet and upmarket residential street, and there are plenty of restaurants, bars and cafes in the surrounding streets. There are easy connections via metro, the Colón and Alfonso Martinez stops are just 5-10 minutes away, but you can walk to all places of interest.
Pablo is a gracious, kind and charming host with an extensive knowledge of Madrid and its distinct areas. He provided us with detailed maps and gave us great recommendations for restaurants and cafes. At the end of our stay he organised our taxi to the airport.
Thank you Pablo for the apartment and for making it a wonderful stay. We loved it! We highly recommend this apartment to anybody planning a visit to Madrid.