"Good location and value but looking tired."

We stayed 5 days in this apartment in September 2010. Located just off C de Fuencarral on the boundary of the Malasana and Chueca districts, it is an easy walk down C de Fuencarral to Gran Via and Sol. The apartment is on the 3rd floor of a large apartment block. A Dia Supermarket is located on the ground floor on one side of the building and a bank with cash machine is on the corner. Across the road in what used to be public gardens is now a fresh food market selling everything a traveller would want.

This apartment is starting to look tired. The bathroom has been renovated, but the rest needs a coat of fresh paint. The Ikea furniture is chipped and worn. Small things such as a toaster that jams and burns toast, a wall clock not working, a broken plastic chair, no wine glasses (in Spain?), an electric lemon squeezer that doesn’t, kitchen extractor fan disconnected and an air conditioner badly in need of a clean, spoil what is otherwise a pleasant place to stay.
It could be very hot in summer as the air conditioner struggles to cool the apartment even in late September and the windows need to be kept shut to keep out the street noise.

The washing machine works ok, but slowly, and the internet connection is good. You will need to look for the ssid and wep code on the bottom of the modem to log into the wireless network.

To sum up, good location and value, but let down by poor maintenance.

By Travelscan from Australia on 9/24/2010 for a stay in 9/1/2010