"Excellent Experience, Great apartment and Location"

I was apprehensive about selecting an apartment sight unseen where I was going to live for the month of June 2010. I was extremely happy with the apartment and the location in Madrid. Close to wonderful bars, restaurants, and some of the most interesting shopping in Madrid, the apartment was great. A plus for Madrid in the summner, the apartment has great airconditioning!

The only downside is that it is on the third floor - so when you first arrive with luggage it can be a haul. However, it is very nice being above the street noises and you have a decent view up with good light. The apartment was clean, well equipped, close to grocery stores, walking distance to La Gran Via and all tourist sites, but not in a tourist riddent area. The Malasaña neighborhood, where the apt. is located, is the equivalent of the east village in NYC - a bit bohemian, non-touristy, creative, and where many Spanish young people go out on the weekends. So, be prepared for lots of nightlife on your street.

I would have stayed longer in the apartment if I could. Also, the landlady was freindly and very hands off - while in the apartment I really felt like I was living there.

By Margaret from Plainsboro, NJ on 6/7/2010 for a stay in 5/1/2010