A perfect retreat in the Heart of Madrid
What a gem! We were thrilled with this cozy, charming, spotlessly clean studio! And the bed was so comfortable that we looked to see what kind of mattress it was so that we could buy one when we got home!
The neighborhood of Salamanca is on the north side of Retiro Park, and this apartment is just a block from the park. This is said to be the very nicest neighborhood in Madrid, and we certainly could see why! A wonderful coffee shop called the Cafe Arte is just steps from the buildling. Many other cafes and shops are equally close. The Prado and the Thysen- Bornemisza Museums are literally just a stroll through the park away. We felt safe walking here at all hours of the day and night. The Retiro Metro stop is practically at the doorstep, and cabs are abundant here. But you will not need a cab or a metro to reach Calles Serano and Goya (shopping), museums and the park- you are already there!
Mercedes is the owner of this little studio and she is a magnificent hostess. She has provided everything you need - cooking utensils, dishes, coffee pot, tea pot, towels. The room has floor to ceiling windows that face the interior court yard, meaning the room is very quiet- no street noise at all. The temperature of the room was easy to regulate and very comfortable. The bathroom even had a heated towel rack- what a special touch! We loved it! (another thing we want to get now that we are home!).
The studio is accessed from an interior foyer, meaning that it is very secure. The main hall door is locked, as is the door to the studio itself- two layers of security. We never worried a moment whether we or our things were safe in- it was wonderful to feel so secure and confident.
If you want an apartment with a separate living room, this studio may not be for you, since it is just one room plus the bathroom, but it does have a table and television. We found this to be perfect, because in Madrid, people's living rooms are the cafes, the streets and the parks. We felt as though we were fully part of the Madrid experience. Our little apartment was a perfect, restful retreat, giving us a million dollar location at a very reasonable price. I cannot recommend this place more enthusiastically- it is simply wonderful.
Owner's Response: Hello Rhonda,
Thanks, thanks, so much for your kind words.
Your review is the best that I have received so far, I am very grateful for your quotes, I don't have words to say how I appreciate it.
I hope you and your husband had a good trip to return your place.
I'm looking forward to seeing you soon and your grand-daugther, although I hope to see her here in the Retiro Park, she is so gorgeus girl.
It was superb knowing you.
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