"Great Location+Great apartment"

We stayed at Olivar apartment for 4 nights and we are very pleased with our stay. We heard mixed reviews on the neighborhood but we actually loved the Lavapies neighborhood! Lavapies is a cultural melting-pot which we are used to living in San Francisco. Yes, there are many immigrants and people from different cultures in this area, but they were clearly hard working families and people, not criminals! It was also nice to have food options besides tapas-we had some affordable and delicious Indian food! We felt safe at all times and appreciated feeling like we were a part of a “real” Madrid community. Walking distance to all the sights, grocery stores/markets, and very close to metro stops.
The apartment itself was very nice-small but perfectly suited for two or three people. We had some issues with the hot water/heater our first day but that was most likely user error since the rest of our stay it was piping hot and reliable. Kitchen is well equipped and we appreciated having the option to eat meals at home and save money.
We would certainly stay again and recommend to friends and family!

By Californians from San Francisco, California USA on 12/16/2010 for a stay in 11/1/2010