Perfect location just five minutes from the Prado and the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum. Small but well appointed kitchen and bathroom. Sitting room is light and spacious and there's a lovely terrace off the bedroom which also has plenty of room.
Rosario's lovely apartment just across the boulevard from the Prado in Madrid was perfect when we stayed for 4 nights in early June 2018. The terraces were great for enjoying the breeze at the end of the day. We didn't end up using the pool but it was a great option. The kitchen was small but well equipped and having the eager was so useful. The shower head in the tub is a bit low but otherwise fine. Rosario was very responsive and helpful. We would definitely recommend it.
We had a wonderful nine day stay in Rosario’s beautiful apartment. It is a small place but perfect for a single person or a couple. It’s clean, very bright and nicely furnished. There is a good-sized bedroom and living/dining room, small kitchen and nice bathroom. Lots of closet space and very nice towels and bed linens. The outstanding feature is that it is an “atico” or penthouse apartment and has two terraces. One is just big enough a couple of chairs and a small table for drinks. The other is large enough to have a dinner table, chairs and a place for others to sit and lounge. Quite magnificent! Being on the 7th floor it’s good that the building has three quite efficient small elevators. Never any waiting.
The apartment is in a fantastic location – you are literally across the street from the Prado (so getting there early in the morning is not a hardship) as well as down the street (5 minutes) from the Thyssen and a short walk from the Reina Sofia. If you’ve gone to Madrid for the art, you are in the perfect place. Another advantage is that the Paseo del Prado is a long and tree-lined street so you get to take nice walks in the shade (plus you’re not far at all from the city’s large park, the Retiro which is just on the other side of the Prado). And if that wasn’t good enough the apartment is a 15 to 20 minute walk from everything we ever wanted to see. To the west, up the hill, are lots of small streets, restaurants and bars – and a very nice totally non-touristy market (Mercado de Antón Martín).
The apartment doesn’t get any noise from the immediate neighbors, but during our stay there were a couple of nights when the soccer fans were celebrating in the Paseo and the park, which was very loud even though the windows were otherwise quite soundproof. One bit of caution – there is scaffolding on the building (and it’s been there for a while apparently). There was not work being done when we were there and the scaffolding does not reach the 7th floor, but I would make sure that it’s not suddenly become noisy.
Finally – Rosario herself is a lovely and attentive host. She’s very quick to respond to any request and does so with heart-warming charm. I think you can tell that we liked our choice for a place to stay in Madrid.
We wanted a good sized apartment with a balcony convenient to the Prado.
This was perfect for that with two patios, one the size of a large room. Perfect for relaxing after sightseeing. Cafes, bars, restaurants and supermarket very close.
Interesting artwork and books in the well furnished flat made it feel like home.
We would stay here again when in Madrid.
First, the positive aspects: Superb location, reliable wifi, lots of interior light, and fine outdoor options on the two terrace areas (if the weather cooperates). However, in our experience these factors were ultimately eroded by a persistent litany of negatives that chipped away at our enjoyment. The beginning was not auspicious. Owner was out of town and her assistant didn't arrive at the appointed time. We waited outside for one hour. No big deal as it was a sunny day. However, once we were able to enter we received only a rapid-fire verbal introduction to the apartment and the neighborhood. There was no welcome manual or even any written documents to rely on (instructions for use of kitchen appliances, television channels, what to do with garbage, neighborhood recommendations, etc.). More disturbingly, the building is under renovation and the whole structure is shrouded in scaffolding and green mesh. Things were quiet on our arrival day (Sunday), but the next morning construction noise began quite early and came both from inside (the neighboring apartments?) and outside the flat (from workers on the scaffolding just outside the windows). The intermittent noise persisted for the rest of our five day stay. We should have been warned about this. Inside the apartment there were also a few anomalies. Even persons of average height must exercise caution getting into bed as the white ceiling slopes down abruptly right at the head of the bed. We bumped our heads more than once. In the bathroom there is only one (cleverly disguised) electrical outlet, but the only appliance provided, a hair dryer, has pins too thick to fit into the socket holes (I took an amusing photo of this). The refrigerator is erratic, as we found out the morning after our arrival when all the food we had purchased the day before was frozen solid. Bottom line: When construction is finished (and the scary building elevators tuned up), and the quirks mentioned above addressed, this could be a fine pied-a-terre in Madrid, but at present, it's not ready for prime time.
This is a good choice for independent travellers, who want to be close enough to the main locations, but still have the luxury of outside space.
The owner was great in the lead up to us arriving, arranging for us to be met at the entrance to the apartment by a really helpful lady (Teresa).
The apartment is big enough for 2 people and well equipped, full kitchen, comfortable lounge, good quality bed and good A/C. First impressions are that the outside of the apartment block and public areas are very dated, but that doesn't impact the apartment itself once you`re inside. The large terrace is super, not overlooked, with a good view. If you walk out of the apartment block and turn right, then right again, there are a number of good friendly bars and cafes. We went to several of these and found that all of them do very good value drinks, tapas & raciones. There is also a small convenience store here, open until midnight, where you can get snacks & drinks for the apartment. You can walk to plaza mayor in around 10 minutes and the royal palace in around 20 minutes. We tended to avoid the tourist heavy places to eat & drink and had nothing but positive experiences (see my other posts). If you like the luxury of ready-made breakfast and turn down service, this obviously isn`t for you, but if you want space 7 privacy, it`s a great choice.