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Modern penthouse with terrace in Madrid historical center

Bedrooms 2
Space 1,076 sq. ft.
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

Modern penthouse with terrace in Madrid historical center

The ideal location for some days stay in the centre of Madrid for enjoying its beautiful historical centre, monuments and museums and its and active day & night life. Its extremely well connected for public transport. Sol station with its three Metro lines and local trains is to 100 meters.

The apartment is located in an historical building with its original facade and balconies but also all the comforts of a modern interior design: lift, individual central heating, air conditioning and WIFI.

The building is a quiet one in spite of its central location as also is the street behind it.

The Duplex pent-house flat is distributed over two floors of 50 square meters each and a roof terrace with garden of 30 square meters. The entrance is on the first floor and opens onto a double-height living room with a fireplace, a fully fitted kitchen and one bathroom. The kitchen is equipped with a cooker, an oven, a fridge/freezer, a dishwasher, a washing machine and a microwave. It has a window opening onto an internal patio where a clothes line is located. On the second floor there is one double bedroom with it’s own bathroom and another double bedroom with a dressing area, washbasin and cloakroom. The flat is fitted with wardrobes and shelves that are made to measure.

The open roof terrace and garden is absolutely private. It is accessed by a staircase from the 2nd floor and has spectacular views over the historical skyline of Madrid: Puerta del Sol clock, Gran Vïa, etc.

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Sol Condo Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 1076 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM
  • /
  • Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • Min. age of primary renter: 18
  • Children welcome ...
  • Parties/events not allowed
  • Pets not allowed ...
  • Non smoking only ...
  • 1. No early check-in or late ckeck-out unless you have the approbation of the owner. The time for check-in is after 14.00 & for check-out before 11.
  • 2. If you need to leave the apartment before or later check in please ask for it on booking or during check-in. There will be an extra charge for it.
  • 3. Our staff could need to enter the apartment for maintenance.The hostess will inform you but the presence of the travelers is not required.
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • - toilet , shower
    - toilet , combination tub/shower , bidet
  • The first bathroom is private of one the bedrooms. The second bedroom has a basin and mirror. The bathroom is in the first floor.
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Double bedroom - 1 queen , 2 twin/ single , 1 baby crib , Double bedroom with private bathroomm
    - 1 queen , Bed of 150 cm
  • Main bedroom under the
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Porch / Veranda
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Tennis
  • 1 bicycles
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • Singles
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis


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Modern penthouse with terrace in Madrid historical center
average rating of 4.836364 based on 56 reviews

Great location

  • 4 of 5

Excellent location, near city center and metro station. Owner very helpful, assisted with airport transfers and local travel.

  • Submitted: Jul 1, 2017
  • Stayed: June 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much for your review. I am happy you were comfortable despite of your former accident which meant some difficulties to use the three-storey apartment. Specially the terrace, on the third level with its nice and wonderful views. Be back again anytime!
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Perfect location for both Madrid sights and tours to other parts of Spain.

  • 5 of 5

The owner was very attentive and responsive even cheerfully calling a locksmith on a Sunday night due to our breaking a key off in the lock!

The apartment was lovely with many framed pictures, artsy lighting, and a perky red table and chairs. Outside the doors were coffee shops, 24 hr small grocery, retail outlets and restaurants. This environment caused us to fall in love with Spain.

  • Submitted: Jan 27, 2018
  • Stayed: December 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your stay. I like the most travelers who are truly interested to know the country and take their time to travel around. Also because their reviews are more accurate and interesting. I am happy to add you were a nice and polite people who everybody likes to have as guests. As for the lock, it was an accident that would have happened to anybody! See you back anytime. Warm regards!
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Great, Unique property!

  • 5 of 5

Amazing location, great food, stellar decor, would definitely stay there again!!!

  • Submitted: Dec 10, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks a lot for your nice review. I am happy you were comfortable and enjoyed your stay. Also you will be welcome anytime!
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All around amazing!

  • 5 of 5

Great space, wonderful location and super hospitality. It was the perfect unit for myself, my husband and our two teenage kids. Cristina couldn't have been nicer or more accommodating. Would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Nov 20, 2017
  • Stayed: November 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you family for your nice review. I liked you so much because you were wonderful and nice travelers. Be back anytime, I will wait for you!
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Charming, tons of character, great location

  • 5 of 5

Cristina's apartment is lovely, quaint and a little quirky! The location is amazing - so close to Peurta del Sol, great shopping nearby. The apartment is as described, and the terrace is spectacular! We spent every sunset there and it was gorgeous, with great views! The apartment is very functional, well equipped and very clean. The only drawback was the stairs. We were two couples sharing, so it meant that one couple had to go up and down the stairs to access the bathroom, and that was a lot of up and down - and a similar story for the roof terrace. The steps were very steep to get to the roof. I think that the apartment is ideal for a family sharing where both groups could share the upstairs bathroom, but as two couples we managed fine anyway!

  • Submitted: Oct 15, 2017
  • Stayed: October 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: How nice you are! I am very grateful for your review and also I want to say you were wonderful and polite travelers who always will be welcome.
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Perfect location...close to all the main attractions

  • 5 of 5

Spent 8 days in Madrid in a perfect central location, within walking distance of all main attractions and sights. Cristina was very responsive to our questions, met us on arrival and took time to explain everything about the apartment. The roof-top terrace was great for a cold drink after a day of sightseeing......if you can handle the stairs!!!. All kitchenware and equipment was in good working condition.

  • Submitted: Sep 30, 2017
  • Stayed: September 2017
  • Source: Vacation Rentals, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice review. The terrace has perhaps many stairs...but in fact, they are necessary to have a nice view!! I am happy you felt comfortable with the amenities and services provided. See you back anytime!
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Cristina Ruiz
Member since: 2013
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, italian
Response time:
Within a few hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
February 17, 2018

About Cristina Ruiz

Architect and teacher. The apartment was the former home of the hostess and his partner, who renovated the whole building in 2000. The instalations and services are new: elevator, air conditioned, internet but the old character of the building was preserved: facade, wood structure, main staircase and balconies.

The best of all is its wonderful location in the heart of Madrid, that allows to enjoy its lovely days and nights in the most beatiful environment: monuments, convents and historic buildings conform the traditional streets around. The best place not to miss anything Madrid can offer.

And finally its nice roof terrace with a superb view of the old Madrid district.

Cristina Ruiz purchased this condo in 2000

Why Cristina Ruiz chose Sol

The building was an old silversmith's workshop that was renovated to housing apartments in 2000.

What makes this condo unique

The apartment has two advantages. The first one is its wonderful location, less than five minutes walk from Puerta del Sol, but in an old and quiet street, with the taste of traditional architecture of Madrid as balconies and wood windows.

The second advantage is the full renovation of the building. It has all the modern comodities but also its old taste: lift, air conditioned, internet, etc.

Also if something happens in Madrid, it happens here: the cultural and social life, the night life, the events and so on.


Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Madrid-Barajas airport
Nearest Barpub
Bar & restaurant area
Nearest Ferry
330 Kilometres
Nearest Golf
1.5 Kilometres
Puerta de Hierro y Vallehermoso
Nearest Train
200 Metres
Atocha station and local trains from SOL
Nearest Motorway
Nearest Restaurant
Full area of bars, tapas-bar & restaurants
Nearest Ski
60 Kilometres
Navacerrada, Valdesquí y Cotos
Nearest Beach
330 Kilometres
Alicante beach
Car: not necessary

The apartment has three wonderful advantages: 1. its location less than two minutes walk from the Puerta del Sol (Madrid central point); and 2. its modern and comfortable services, because the building was recently renovated. 3. the wonderful roof terrace with a nice view over old Madrid.

The central location -but without the fuss of Puerta del Sol- makes all services to be nearby: the public transport is excellent with three underground lines and Sol railway station (conected with main Atocha and Chamartín stations) ; the airport is less than 40 minutes by train or metro, and Atocha railway station lies less than 10 minutes from Sol underground or railway station.

The shopping area is all around: big malls, shops and small markets.

The Paseo del Arte crosses Esparteros street, so the apartment is quite near the Prado, Reina Sofia and Thyssen Museums and other historical places as Plaza Mayor, Puerta del Sol, Palacio de Oriente, Descalzas Reales, etc. These are just a short walk by foot (also by bicycle, because the pedestrian areas include bike lanes).

The cultural life is also around: the Teatro Real (opera & concert hall), the Teatro Español (classic Spanish theater) and many others as Teatro de la Zarzuela, Teatro Apolo and the music-hall in Gran Via. Also the tablaos (flamenco-taverns) as Casa Patas or Cafe de Chinitas or jazz live concerts in the Cafe Central are 10 minutes away walk.

The bars, restaurants and tapas areas are really close: the Santa Ana plaza, Cava Baja, Mercado de San Miguel and the night life with many bar de copas (drink or cocktail bars) & discos (Joy Eslava; etc).

It's highly recommended to use the public transport: besides the tube and trains, there are many bus lines and taxis. If you like cycling, nowadays there are many pedestrian streets and bike-lanes: Mayor and Alcala streets have one. By bicycle you can arrive soon to the big parks: Madrid-Rio, Casa de Campo and the beautiful historic Retiro Park and also gardens as Plaza de Oriente with its Royal Palace. The Paseo del Arte (Art promenade) path can be reached easily. In the nearby there are some shops that rent cycles, and organize bicicle tours for tourist

The guests are welcomed by the hostess the first day, who explains the services and the apartment accomodations. Information and advises can be explained in English, French, German or Italian.

The apartment is located in a old building with only four apartments: one for each level. So it is a quiet one. Neighbours are people whith a familiar life. So loud music and noises are forbidden from 24.00 pm until 8.00 am. Also parties.

It's not allowed to smoke inside the building (apartment or common areas). Only on the exterior balconies or on the terrace.

The guest are welcomed anytime between 9.00 am and 23.00 pm. If arrival will be in another time please ask the hostess in advance.


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $359.8
Limpieza final $74.44

For longer stays or special dates (Christmas/ Eastern, etc) ask the owner.
Check in after 14.00 pm & check out before 11.00 am. Before or after this time, ask the owner for extending the stay. Before 9.00 am or after 18.00 pm the stay will be charged totally. Check in after 23.00 has an extra charge of 50 euros.

Para otras estancias consultar al propietario o periodos que incluyan fechas especiales.
El check-in es posterior a las 14.00 pm. El check-out antes de las 11.00 am. Siempre que sea posible se permitirá el checkout después de las 11.00 am con un coste del 50% de la renta diaria hasta las 18.00 pm. Después de las 18.00 pm el coste será del 100% de la renta.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.

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