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20th (top) Floor of the Hotel Meliá (5*)

PENTHOUSE-STUDIO (28 m2), fully and tastefully furnished in leisurely, Asiatic style with unquestionably the most stunning panorama in all of Madrid! The large windows give you the feeling of being on a lofty terrace overlooking the entire city. We strive to make your sojourn in Madrid an unforgettable experience!

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Review: "Stunning Panorama and Connection to Madrid"

This is a total view experience, probably one of the very best in Madrid. We sat at the wide open window - 20 floors up (dizzying) - several evenings with a bottle of fine Spanish wine and watched the night unfold over Madrid. (Jon & Oxana)

Sleeping accommodation: 1 queen-size bed, 1 canapé, 1 Japanese futon-bed Kitchen: complete, modern, induction vitro-ceramic stove, microwave oven, refrigerator...

Bathroom: shower, tempered-glass screens, natural stone tiling throughout Multimedia: TV: Cable, Satellite, Wifi

Other: central heating, air-conditioning, washing machine, vacuum cleaner Outstanding features:

– central location: 3 min. to Plaza de España, Gran Via, Metro directly at your door (Ventura Rodriguez).

– porters 24 hrs. a day (absolute security)

Optional services, if you desire:

- PARKING (public) directly on our property

– PERSONAL CHAUFFER for excursions to El Escorial, Aranjuez, Toledo, Segovia & other sites of cultural interest in the surrounding regions (up to 4 people in the car)

Ask me about my SEASIDE APARTMENT (COSTA DEL SOL, MEDITERRANEAN) in TORREMOLINOS, directly on the beach!, playa!, which can be combined with my Madrid apartment. A very special treat!Information and reservation:, tel. +34-600-607515

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Jose Vazquez
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 23, 2017

About Jose Vazquez

Owner and director of the Orpheon Foundation. Professor at Music University of Vienna (Austria) & Conservatory Winterthur (Switzerland), perform on the viola da gamba and Baroque violin & teach all over the world. My collection of historical musical instruments, the Orpheon Foundation (see Facebook page), tours worldwide.

Jose Vazquez purchased this apartment in 1982

Why Jose Vazquez chose Moncloa-Aravaca

Central location, the most magnificent view ever of the historical center of Madrid, all conveniences.

What makes this apartment unique

Complete privacy, security (porters 24 hrs a day), public parking on the property,

central location: everything reachable on foot.

Guestbook comments from the owner

Commentary they wrote on the airbnb page:

How can I describe this place.. Hmm.. If you are thinking about renting this place, I promise you from the bottom of my heart, that you will enjoy every second that you spend here in Madrid! The view from the apartment is, by itself, worth every cent of the price. You can see literally EVERYTHING, and you feel like you're on top of world, just watching this beatutiful city go to sleep (in fact it never really sleeps) :)... Then there is the spa! You can use it as much as you want and you feel like a king when you walk trough the entrence of the hotel - at our stay we started every day with an hour in the spa and I for sure can recommend that! :) The portiers are as good as men can be, they will help you with absolutely everything - even though they don't really speak English you'll manage to connect with them in seconds! At last we have the host! Jose Vazquez is a true legend in our eyes :).. Leading up to our holidays he contacted us several times, asking us if we needed any information, and he was really excited about having us! Jose did a wonderfull job making us feel at home! He had filled up the refrigerator with beers, wine, eggs, juice and a lot of other things so that we had something to drink and eat when we arrived - that's what makes a legend in my book! :).. All in all: - The view!!! It CAN'T be described - you can sit and watch for several hours in a row.. - The SPA! You will feel like a king and there is almost never any visitors.. Normal entrence fee: 17 euro.. But when you stay in Jose's apartment you can use it as much as you want... FOR FREE - that says it all!! - Jose is, by far, the best host you will ever have - that I can guarantee.. We WILL be back - and no one of us will ever stay at any other place than apartment 16 D, on 20th floor with Jose Vazquez as our host! This is the way to see Madrid!!
Apr 2011
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Argüelles Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment (detached)
  • floor 20
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 28 m²
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Elevator
  • Garage ...
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , jetted tub
  • Fully-equipped bathroom with stone tiles throughout and a high-quality German (Grohe) shower, Japanese cabinet with stone surface, waterfall faucet
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double , 2 sleep sofa /futon
  • 1 queen-size  bed, 1 canapé, 1 Japanese futon-bed. Mattresses very high quality.
  • Books ...
  • Television ...
  • Bicycles ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • pets considered
  • wheelchair accessible
Onsite Services:
  • Chauffeur
  • Concierge
  • Private Chef
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • synagogues
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
Porters 24h/day; chamber maid upon request.


Excellent! 4.3/5 -
(9 traveler reviews)

average rating of 4.3333335 based on 10 reviews

Wohnung mit herrlicher Aussicht und Spa-Nutzung

  • 5 of 5

Wir haben uns eine Woche lang sehr wohl gefühlt in dieser netten, sehr gut ausgestatteten Wohnung mit herrlichem Blick über Madrid. Perfekt war, dass wir nach anstrengenden Stadtbesichtigungen die Möglichkeit hatten, den Spa-Bereich im angrenzenden Hotel zu nutzen. Vielen Dank auch an José, unseren Gastgeber, für die wertvollen Tipps und den netten Kontakt!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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Madrid as a place is lovely, however the apartment/room was definitely not for 4 adults, not enough towels or clean linen, cockroaches, no air con that worked properly the hotel next door may have been 5 star but it does not mean the apartment is!!! the spa and pool is free but you have to wear a swimming cap ???

so not happy

  • Submitted: May 22, 2015
  • Stayed: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: If one reads the reviews above (5 stars) and below (5 stars), one wonders, if this person even stayed in the same apartment! Linen and sheets are plentiful: one needs only to open the canapé or the cupboard on the bed to find them (this is stated in my guest information pages). There are two air-conditioning units, the central one, from the building, and a second one, which I bought expressly to be independent of the central unit, and a guest can plug in to use, if he so desires. Both function admirably, if one plugs them in. Yes, there was an invasion of African cockroaches throughout the building (including the 5* hotel) which has been dealt with. Sorry for the temporary inconvenience, which was beyond all of our control, but which has been eliminated. Obviously the client was accustomed to lavish 5 star hotels and not to a vacation apartment, operating on a totally different basis. What she was expecting would have been available in the hotel - daily room service, for instance -, at exactly 3 times the price, but without use of the spa. The client informed me that it was the first time she ever booked a private apartment; she always stays in 5-star hotels with corresponding service. To each his own.
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Beautiful property

  • 5 of 5

The apartment is all that is advertised - modern and beautiful appliances throughout, very clean. Jose is a wonderful host, leaving coffee, wine, and even a bottle of vodka in the refrigerator as well as numerous guidebooks in the apartment.

For a single couple or a couple with one child, this apartment would be perfect. With a fourth, which necessitated pulling out the futon, the floor space gets very limited. Although since Madrid is *truly* the "city that never sleeps", we didn't spend much time in the apartment so it wasn't a huge problem.

The views were tremendous, as advertised. Be aware, however, that big window opens fully and there is no screen or other safety devise. It was a bit dizzying as another reviewer said and your child will need to be old enough to be responsible. Keeping the window closed made the apartment a bit stuffy.

Access to the pool, hot tubs, steam room, and sauna were lovely. We had an issue booking massages at the hotel, but that had nothing to do with Jose.

If my husband and I were to return to Madrid, we would stay here again in a heartbeat.

  • Submitted: Apr 13, 2014
  • Stayed: Apr 2014
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for such a wonderful review! Sad that I was with fever in bed for two days while you were here, because I would have loved to have shown you some of *my Madrid*. Nevertheless, great to hear that you had a fine time in town! Looking forward to seeing you again! José
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Stunning Panorama and Connection to Madrid

  • 5 of 5

This is a total view experience, probably one of the very best in Madrid. We sat at the wide open window - 20 floors up (dizzying) - several evenings with a bottle of fine Spanish wine and watched the night unfold over Madrid. Great views of the National Palace, all the way across the city to Prado and Park Retiro...and totally beyond these city center landmarks and far into the outer metro regions and within sight of approaching international flights.

The apartment itself is very modern, but compact. There is a washer/dryer, tiny kitchen with quality cooking items and flat screen (we didn't watch TV). WiFi worked at times if you sat by the open window. The WiFi was from the adjoining hotel.

The property also has access to the adjoining hotel's spa (swimming pool, jacuzzi/sport's machines)...we only went there once since we seemed to get back to the hotel on Spanish hours (1AM+) and the pool closes at 9PM.

Connections into the city are exceptionally easy. There is a metro station 50 meters from the door, taxis are always nearby and walking is the best as it's only 10 minutes to the National Palace, and all the streets that lead from that venue.

There are also several food shops within 2 blocks, with a nice grocery store and bakery to facilitate cooking a few meals at the place. The staff at the apartment desk was very helpful as were the people in the adjoining hotel. Overall, this was a great place to spend a week in Madrid. And Jose - the owner - was very communicative and trusting in helping set up our reservation.

We had a fabulous time in Madrid...what a great city!

Jon & Oxana

  • Submitted: Oct 22, 2013
  • Stayed: Sep 2013
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Séjour inoubliable

  • 5 of 5

Je suis resté une semaine et j'ai passé de très bon moments.

L'appartement est fonctionnel, bien agencé et offre l'un des plus belles vues sur tout le centre historique de Madrid avec le palais royal au premier plan.

Quel plaisir de se réveiller avec Madrid à ses pieds!

Il est également bien situé, dans une rue commerçante en bordure du centre historique et avec une bouche de métro au pied de l'immeuble.

Les portiers sont très sympas et le propriétaire est facilement joignable et toujours de bons conseils.

J'y retournerai avec plaisir et je le recommande sans hésitation.

L'unique soucis est que l'on devient vite accroc à la vue.

  • Submitted: Jun 13, 2013
  • Stayed: Dec 2012
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: For me it's very rewarding, indeed, to see that my guests are enjoying my apartment to the full, as much as I do. Here the translation: I stayed a week and I had a very good time. The apartment is functional, well designed and offers one of the most beautiful views of the historical center of Madrid with Royal Palace in the foreground. What a pleasure to wake up with Madrid at one's feet! It is also conveniently located in a shopping street on the edge of the historic center and a metro station at the front door of the building. The doormen are very friendly and the owner is easily accessible and has always good advice. I would gladly go back and I recommend it without hesitation. The only worry is that one quickly becomes addicted to the view. Romain Sas-Mayaux (France)
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Lejos el mejor piso de la ciudad!

  • 5 of 5

Desde el momento en que llegamos al apartamento comenzaron los mejores días de nuestra estadía en la ciudad, la cercanía a los lugares históricos y a pasos del metro hacen del piso uno de los mejores lugares para estar en Madrid. Del Spa no me cabe duda que es uno de los grandes puntos del lugar que te deja completamente renovado y con energías para seguir recorriendo la ciudad.

Recomiendo a cualquier persona, ya sea por viajes de negocios o vacaciones, ya que el apartamento esta completamente equipado y decorado con los mejores materiales, además la vista es insuperable!!

  • Submitted: Jun 1, 2013
  • Stayed: May 2013
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: I'm so glad that my guests are having fun, enjoying both my apartment, on which I lavished a lot of energies and love, and the marvelous city of Madrid. Just for the information of others, here the English version: "From the moment we arrived to the apartment began the best days of our stay in the city, the proximity to ancient sites and only steps away from the subway make it one of the best places to be in Madrid. The Spa: I have no doubt it is one of the major points of the place, that leaves you fully refreshed and with energy to last you through the trekking around the city. I recommend to anyone, whether for business or leisure travel, as the apartment is fully equipped and decorated with the finest materials, and the view is unsurpassable!" Andreas M (Chile)
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Barajas Madrid
Car: not necessary

20th (top) Floor of the HOTEL MELIÁ (five-star) Building

STUDIO-APARTMENT (28 m2), fully and tastefully equipped with unquestionably the most stunning panorama in all of Madrid!

Sleeping accommodation: 1 queen-size bed, 1canapé, 1 Japanese futon, 1 extra futon.

Kitchen: complete, modern, induction vitro-ceramic stove, microwave oven, refrigerator...

Bathroom: shower, tempered-glass screens, natural stone tiling throughout

Multimedia: TV: Cable, Satellite, Wifi

Other: central heating and air-conditioning, washing machine, vacuum cleaner

Outstanding features:

– central location: 3 min. to Plaza de España, Gran Vía. Metro directly at your door (Ventura Rodriguez).

– truly stunning view over Madrid: absolutely breathtaking!

porters 24 hrs. a day (absolute security)

refined decor in Japanese-asiatic style with comfort in mind

Optional services, if you desire:

- PARKING directly on our property

– personal guide, well informed, to the most salient monuments of the capital

– personal guide for excursions to El Escorial, Aranjuez, Toledo, Segovia & other sites of cultural interest in the surrounding regions.

– image consultant and personal shopper, to accompany you to the pertinent exclusive establishments in the city.


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