One bedroom Apartment:
Apartment with Balcony:
Special Offer in Monthly Rentals:
Located in the heart of Madrid:
I absolutely loved staying here. The apartment is in a fabulous location, moments from Gran Via and the metro, on the edge of the funky gay/arts district of Chueca. There are numerous groovy cafes and cocktail bars on the street, leading up to a beautiful tree lined plaza where you can dine and drink and people watch. There is also a friendly, well stocked supermarket there. The other end of the street leading to Gran Via is a working area for an array of transsexual prostiutes, so if you are offended by that sort of thing, then it’s possibly not for you. I think it adds to the overall character of the area and they cause no trouble, so live and let live, I say. The apartment is well appointed and tastefully decorated, with beautiful high ceilings and 2 lovely juliet balconies, on which I spent time reading, eating and people watching. The kitchen and washing machine came in very handy. I was doing a full time dance course for a month and so needed to wash my clothes regularly and didn’t want to waste my time hanging out in a laundromat. The bathroom is surprisingly roomy and the hot water generous with good pressure. There is no ventillation fan, however.
The loft bedroom had a really comfortable bed, but it was too hot and stuffy up there, so I slept in the loungeroom on the sofa bed. The air conditioning simply didn’t circulate through to the loft, so it wasn’t comfortable, but I’m sure in the cooler months it would be fine, probably very cosy. The ceiling is also really low, so if you are tall, this could be a bit of a challenge. One thing that was a bit of a problem was the noise coming from the street. There is a bar literally across the road that got pretty rowdy on Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights. I solved this problem by closing the inner shutters on the balcony next to the sofa bed and using the air conditioning, which created enough white noise to drown out any street noise. If you don’t like sleeping with air conditioning and prefer to have the French doors open, then you will probably find it difficult.
Although the apartment will accommodate 4 people, I think it is best suited to singles, couples or a couple with a small child. I think the partment is a bit too small to accommodate 4 adults for any length of time, but for short stays, it could be fine.
Overall, I had a wonderful time staying there and I would definitely stay there again. Begona, the lady who met me on the first day was also friendly, charming and helpful. You can’t go wrong!
Maja Divjak, Australia