MARIA ANGELES DOBLAS MENENDEZ
- english, spanish
Check-in: 2:00 pm
Check-out: 11:00 am
100% refund if cancelled at least 14 days before arrival date. 50% refund if cancelled at least 7 days before arrival date.
Great location. Upper loft not for anyone who can’t navigate steep stairs.
Everything we needed in a HomeAway.
Fantastic in every way!
From every aspect this apartment was great. Location is unbeatable as is only half a block from the Sol Metro station which includes 3 lines that are strategic if you want to really explore Madrid and beyond.
We walked everywhere to El Retiro, Palacio Real, Mercado San Miguel, Gran Via, El Prado and Plaza Mayor among other sites.
My wife and I took the bedroom and my 13 year old son took the loft and he loved it. We even had my niece and nephew who live outside Madrid spend a night and slept on the couches/day beds in the living room and both said that they slept great!
The neighborhood is packed with restaurants and shops and is busy all th time but the owners have sound proof windows and you can not hear any outside noise. Water pressure, AC (a must during Madrid hot summers), appliances and furniture are perfect and very comfortable.
Both Maria Angeles and her daughter Lara were great hosts were always a phone call away if we needed anything.
We definitely recommend this apartment for anyone looking to be centrally located and in a very comfortable setting.
Gracias Maria Angeles y Lara!
Beautiful apartment in the heart of Madrid!
Impressive spacious flat with extra large windows over looking the streets below. We spent two nights and wished we booked more.
Lovely Madrid Apartment in the Middle of Everything
We loved our apartment! So centrally located! We were able to walk everywhere: El Prado and Reina Sofia museums, Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor, Atocha station, Teatro de Zarzuela, and other places as well! The apartment was so nice! It is on the first floor (above ground level) with huge windows overlooking the street. My husband and I slept in the loft. You have to watch your head, but it was so much fun. My sister had her own room and we had 2 bathrooms! That was nice! We had everything we needed, though we didn't do any cooking. A good, sharper knife would have been great. The owner, Maria, was wonderful and responded immediately to every message. Unfortunately, we didn't get to meet her as she was out of town when we arrived, but her son Miguel took wonderful care of us. The building is very secure, with a friendly concierge downstairs. I definitely recommend this property to anyone visiting Madrid. Warning: People are out and about until all hours and it can be pretty noisy. We didn't care--it's part of the charm of the city and the stone buildings. But if you need quiet at night, you may want ear plugs. Music is nice too.
DO NOT STAY! INTRUDER ENTERED WITH KEYS
(This is taken from my official complaint filed with HomeAway). UNSAFE RENTAL SITUATION: Apartment in Madrid was not as described because of several problems, outlined below. More importantly, THE APARTMENT WAS ENTERED BY AN INTRUDER USING KEYS.
We arrived on May 3 at about 8 PM and were met by the owner's son Miguel, who gave us the keys, showed us the apartment and took the final payment. After one night in the apartment it was apparent because of multiple problems that the apartment was not a tenable rental.
Initial problems included:
1. Water from the upstairs apartment empties through a gerry- rigged drain which runs through the ceiling and wall of the loft sleeping area, and is very loud. This happens whenever the water is used upstairs, which produces a rushing or pouring sound, followed by prolonged dribbling, occurring repeatedly throughout the night as well as the day. It prevented us from sleeping, and was our initial major complaint to the owner (after the first night). The sound is rather disgusting as well as loud.
2. The upstairs sleeping loft has a VERY low entry (well under 5 feet) because of a metal beam, on which we bumped our heads.
3. Many surfaces and items were not clean, including: walls, shower fixtures, couches, vanity in bath, cutting board, comforters. (I have submitted pix of all these with my complaint to HA.)
4. Bathroom has no towel racks, and only 3 bath towels were provided for 4 guests.
5. Furnishings are flimsy and broken (hanging artwork fell apart where a repair had previously been made and blue tables had broken wheels/legs).
After the first night we made arrangements with the owner to leave after 4 days. However, on May 5, when one member of our party was home, the door bell rang, and a few minutes later a man entered the apartment using keys which my friend saw in his hand, but ran out when he saw my friend. We notified the owner, who had the locks changed and said she would file a police report. She contends that the intruder could have picked the lock (although keys to 3 doors are needed to get into the apartment) and also stated that previous recent tenants had not returned a set of keys, so maybe it was them! (And she didn't change the lock then??). Much more likely, she or her son has given keys to someone else who uses the apartment and didn't realize that tenants were there, or who watched 3 of us leave, thought no one was there and was entering to steal valuables.
I loved the location of the apartment. Easy few minute walk to everything around the middle of Madrid. Great communication with the owner. Only issue for some people would be the noise at night, but if you are out until midnight or so like we were there was no issue. Highly recommend.