The location of this apartment cannot be beat! It is in a safe area with shops, cafes, restaurants, banks and markets all within walking distance. The terrace was nice to watch the streetscape below and hear the sounds of the city. We took the subway twice. Once to go the the Futbol Stadium and once to the Prado museum....we walked back from each anyway.
The bedrooms are off of small interior courtyards so they are nice and quiet. Smoking is allowed, but we could not detect any odor inside. Smoking is very prevalent, however, in Madrid.
The historic nature of the apartment is charming. The towels and linens could be a little plusher, but served their purpose.