Madrid during the UEFA Finals
Submitted: May 29, 2010
Stayed: May 2010
This was my first experience in Madrid and with renting a private apartment and have to say that it will not be the last. Thanks to Sol and all of her assistance upon our arrival. She was a gracious host and contacted us periodically with information on our stay. Whether describing the pros and cons of taking the Metro (which was only a 45 minute easy ride from the airport) to spending a good hour with us upon our arrival highlighting key sightseeing points, she did a wonderful job of welcoming us to Madrid.
The apartment itself was immaculate and comfortable for three men. It can easily accommodate 5, but is probably most comfortable for four with one person sleeping in the living room. This is where I spent my time in the room as I enjoyed sleeping with a cool breeze entering from the balcony doors. Whether listening to the hustle and bustle of the city, or enjoying the coolness of the evening air it was a comfortable stay.
Finally, I have to highlight the location. The apartment was centrally located in a historic area of the city which was in walking distance of the Plaza del Sol, El Parque del Retiro, El Museo del Prado and a number of other locations we could not see in our short stay. In addition, there were plenty of great restaurants in the neighborhood and I highly recommend a visit to Casa Patas for some awesome flamenco. The location of the room on the fifth floor only helped to facilitate an exploration of the sights because it was not easy going up and down the stairs (although by the end of the trip we were racing each other up the five flights).
I highly recommend this site for your stay and look forward to returning one day with my wife and children!
Tourists without a Car,
Families with Teenagers,
Helpful votes: 10/10
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