Loft in an old architectural studio
Floor No.(with elevator)
|Address||Valliciergo, 28005 Madrid, Spain|
|Response time||A few hours|
The building is nestled in the heart of the small but tranquil vistillas park separating it from the bustle of Madrid's premier tourist destinations without losing prime position. In under five minutes walk, lie the towering the Almudena Cathedral, Royal Palace and the Opera whilst behind the flat is the bustling La Latina and to the east is the Plaza Mayor (a 10 minute walk). The atmosphere is very relaxed and friendly and you can equally revel in the historic monuments and architectural uniqueness of the old town as the excellent restaurants and bars for which the neighbourhood is famous. It is only a 20 minute walk across the historic centre to Madrid's 'Golden Art Triangle' of the Prado, Thyssen Bornemisza and the Reina Sofia museums. Also important to mention the close by area of the "Madrid Río", the revitalized area of the Manzanares river, just 100 meters going south, with bike and running paths, an urban beach, parks and water areas...
The flat comprises of 3 double bedrooms. The huge master bedroom is ensuite and also boasts a walk in wardrobe whilst the two smaller bedrooms both benefit from giant windows acting as the exterior walls affording brilliant views out to the Almudena. The lower bedroom entire window retracts practically transforming it into 'a terrace'. Both immediately overlook the Block's quiet garden which during the day fills the flat with natural light and by night ensures the peace and quiet of the flat. These two rooms share a further bathroom and shower on the lower floor.
The communal area serves to link the three bedrooms with its wide open space. The one space encompasses the mezzanine, stairs, living area, dining area and fully equipped kitchen giving the flat a great feeling of spaciousness - which it ought with ceilings at nearly 5 meters high! The flat is fully furnished and the communal area contains a large dining table, two sofas, coffee table and a kitchen island. The ingenious design of the furniture allows the architectural studio to reform with minor adjustments but the sofas and coffee table remain in the downstairs level whilst the property is occupied residentially.
The majority of the flat has wooden floors equipped with underfloor heating for the winter whilst the large french windows of the bedrooms allow a cool and fresh garden breeze to enter the flat keeping it at an ambient and comfortable temperature year round.
Also noteworthy are the high thermal and acoustic insulation from the exterior trim, and warm and modern lighting.
The furniture consists of interesting examples of industrial design and pieces designed by the architect himself. It has remained a simplicity and respect for the environment and the history of the building by the materials used: wood and iron.
It is important to mention that the house is dominated by common areas. The smaller bedrooms are just that, small (but perfectly formed!) and as such they're not the most private in the world, all separated by large glasses-windows but equipped with blinds although it does afford an intimacy within the flat. Similarly, exterior huge-windows, blinds provided, but do not provide complete darkness when it is day light outside.
As host, I'll be happy to share the tips that 30 years of life in Madrid have given me and try to help you in all that I am able to. I am very fortunate to have lived in the United States, Italy and Norway, always encountering very friendly and generous people. As such I hope to be the same with the people I meet, in my own sense of gratitude.
House rules-Take care of the home.
-Ask me anything if you have any question.
|Weekly rate for up to 6 guests||$ 1188 US|
|Monthly rate for up to 6 guests||$ 4271 US|
|Price for > 6 guests||$ 28 US per guest/night extra|
|Maximum nights||1 year|
|Check-in after||3 PM|
|Check-in before||On arrangement|
|Check-out before||11 AM|
Reviews of this property
We liked the apartment very much and spent wonderful days in Madrid. The Loft looked exactely like on the pictures and everything (like towels, hair-dryer etc.) was there as promised. The host was available for information at any time and very nice. I would defintely recomment this apartment.
Our host was flexible and easy to contact. Everything went fine and the apartment was in a good condition.
This is the right spot to be if you want a relatively quiet area and still close to
Latina, one of the cosiest parts of Madrid.
The appartment is spacy and has all the comfort you need. We were in Madrid during a heat wave (40") and then an airco would be a nice adjustment. But with the available fans, and by keeping the windows shut, we managed to keep the temperature acceptable. Gabriel and Blanca, our hosts were very helpfull and responded quickly to our questions.
We surely will come back here!
This is a well furnitured and modern appartment. Very well located.
Gabriel speaks english and is very helpfull.
We would absolultely recommend this place.
Perfect communication and an incredible location! I hope to come back again to your lovely city and your warm guest-friendship.
Thank you, Gabriel for hosting us!
We had a very good time in Madrid and we love that loft near by the center of the old town.
It is a great place to be and to enjoy the sight-seeing.
We hope to come back one day!
We had a wonderful time in Madrid. Gabriel's flat is amazing ! He has been very easy to communicate with. Everything went right !
Gabriels apartment is a nice clean and full-equiped place. Comminication with him before the arrival was really good and easy. I highly recomend this place to enjoy Madrid
We spent a great time in this apartment eight
The host was always responsive when our questions for our stay
The apartment is conveniently located near the center but in a quiet neighborhood!
I recommend this apartment
Nous avons passe un super séjour a huit dans cet appartement
L'hôte a toujours été réactif lors de nos questions pour notre séjour
L'appartement est idéalement situé près du centre mais dans un quartier calme!
Je recommande cet appartement
From 23 t / m December 27 with 5 people stayed here. The apartment is fantastic. It is well maintained and equipped. Gabriel, the host is easily accessible for all kinds of information regarding the apartment or the city. The location in the old town is perfect. For us it was very much within walking distance and otherwise take much for a taxi. Both the apartment and Madrid are definitely a must.
Van 23 t/m 27 december met 5 personen hier verbleven. Het appartement is fantastisch. Het is prima onderhouden en van alle gemakken voorzien. Gabriel, de gastheer is prima bereikbaar voor allerlei informatie inzake het appartement of de stad. Ook de ligging in het oude centrum is perfect. Voor ons was heel veel op loopafstand en anders neem je voor weinig een taxi. Zowel het appartement als Madrid zijn absoluut een aanrader.
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