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Madrid City Center Plaza Mayor. Bright and quiet.

Bedrooms 1
Space 592 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 nights


About the property

Elevator, independent bedroom and 2 complete baths.


Secretos is a cozy and bright apartment recently remodeled. It offers a large en-suite bedroom, a living-room with a double sofa-bed and a second complete bathroom. The apartment counts with all kind of amenities: elevator, air conditioning by pipes hot/cold, washing machine and dishwasher, microwave, TV and Wi-Fi. Small appliances such as iron, drier, coffee machine, kettle, etc.

We have finely selected the decoration, combined with exposed open ceilings that will let you appreciate the timber beams, creating a cozy and functional ambiance. A perfect apartment to enjoy the charm of one of the most centrically placed and authentic neighborhoods of the capital.


We will receive you personally, to welcome you and provide you with all information you need about both the apartment and the neighborhood. We will be available for and answer any queries you may have.

Weekly house cleaning and towels&bed sheets change.


Secretos is located in Cava Alta Street, a historical street located in the heart of La Latina, one of the most authentic neighborhoods of the capital. Its particular charm makes it one of the main destinations for both tourists and madrileños. The ancient streets are full of restaurants, where you can enjoy both the most traditional Spanish cuisine as week as the new cuisine. This area is one of the favorite places to eat some "tapas" after having visited El Rastro, the best well-known and biggest flea market of the capital.

You will find all kinds of entertainment, as Madrid provides a huge cultural offer including several types of museums/theaters to enjoy during the day/afternoon. During the night, the pubs provide an animated nightlife, well known by the madrileños.

Moreover, you just need to walk a few minutes to get to the main touristic points of the city such as Palacio Real, Plaza Mayor, Puerta del Sol, Gran Via, Mercado de la Cebada, Mercado de San Miguel, the Prado Museum, the Reina Sofia Museum and the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum all in a radio of less than tem minutes walk. You also find the commercial area of Preciados if you plan to go shopping.


You can get to all touristic places of the city centre on foot. Nevertheless, you can walk to the metro station La Latina (4 min, line 5), metro station Tirso de Molina (6 min, line 1) and Sol station (metro lines 1, 2, 3 and regional trains). You can also easily rent a bike in front if the La Latina metro station.


Check in: 2pm.

Check out: up to noon.

Flexibility with this timing depending on the availability of the apartment. Check in between 10 pm and mid-night have an extra charge of 30€ to be paid in cash at your arrival.

Please do not smoke inside the apartment. If so, do it in the windows.

Please let the apartment clean and in a tidy state.

Pets are not allowed.

Please do not organize parties inside the apartment. It is very important for us to keep a good relationship with the rest of neighbors.

More Details

Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, french, german, spanish, portuguese, italian
Response time:
Within 12 hours
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
August 22, 2017

About Alvaro

Alvaro and Angela: passionate for learning new countries and cultures. Having traveled inside and outside Europe every time we have had the chance, we find ourselves open mind and communicative. We welcome you with enthusiasm to our city!

Alvaro purchased this apartment in 2015

Why Alvaro chose Madrid Center

Being Madrid my home city, I always wanted to have an apartment to return to. I have been living abroad for the past 7 years, and I bought this apartment in the most charming and authentic area of the city. This apartment will make you feel at home.

What makes this apartment unique

All travelers are amazed about how well catered the apartment is with every single detail, and guests marvel to find in a place where so much information is provided about the neighborhood (restaurants, bars, touristic places, basic amenities, etc).


Palacio Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Included
Floor Area:
  • 592 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 2:00 PM / Check-out: 12:00 PM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • children welcome
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Elevator ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • - toilet , shower
    - toilet , shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • - 1 queen
  • Main bedroom with private bathroom. Open ceilings.
  • Books ...
  • Television
  • wheelchair inaccessible
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theater
  • museums
  • playground
  • restaurants
  • ruins
Leisure Activities:
  • disco club
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
  • whale watching
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness center
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • swimming
  • tennis
Weekly house cleaning and change of bed clothes and towels included. Parking not included. Public parking Plaza Mayor and La Cebada close to the apartment.


Wonderful! 4.9/5 -
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Madrid City Center Plaza Mayor. Bright and quiet.
average rating of 4.869565 based on 23 reviews

IDEAL property for a visit to Madrid

  • 5 of 5

My husband, 17 y/o son and I LOVED this apartment. It really is perfect. Great location, wonderfully comfortable, well appointed -- and the owner (and his mother) couldn't be any more helpful and accommodating. Tons of information about local sites; maps; guidebooks, etc.

I slept right through the night, (which NEVER happens the first night after a transatlantic flight). The apartment is sooo quiet (as is the air conditioning which kept the flat perfectly cooled (to American standards) in late July). No street noise or loud neighbors. AND I was able to make a delicious cup of coffee each morning -- just had to add milk (which can be purchased in the little organic fruit/veg/wine/juice market right next door). (The flat is also a five minute walk from the San Miguel Market. No need to eat out at restaurants, we sat at the counter and ate some of our favorite meals right in the market).

This is a real gem of a "HomeAway" from home. What more could one wish for???

A few extra days!!!!

We definitely HIGHLY recommend this property and will definitely hope to stay here next time our travels bring us back to Madrid.

Susan V

Doylestown, PA, USA

  • Submitted: Aug 8, 2017
  • Stayed: Jul 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
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Truly "Home away from home."

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I stayed for a month in "Secretos." We used the apartment as our home base and traveled to numerous cities throughout Spain, returning to this little apartment between trips. We always felt relieved to get "Home" each time we returned for some rest and to catch our breath before beginning our next adventure.

Upon arrival, we were in contact with one of the owners, Angela. She was unable to meet us at the property, but left the keys for us at the market next to the apartment. Once we were able to figure out how the keys worked to enter the building and apartment, we were extremely pleased with the propoerty. The apartment was very clean, comfortable and well equipped. The attention to detail and decor was incredible. We cannot say enough about how happy we were staying here. The location was close to food, markets, entertainment, cafes, shopping and transportation.

Since this was our first trip to Madrid, we were not sure if we had picked a safe neighborhood to stay when we were booking the property. Within a day or so of familiarizing ourselves with the neighborhood, we were very comfortable and felt secure. The neighborhood was safe and at no time did we ever feel as though our safety was in jeopardy.

Angela was in contact with us and verified each week what day she was planning on coming inside to clean and change sheets. She was very helpful with information about the property, city and getting around.

There was really nothing that we could think of that could be considered negative about staying here or about the apartment itself. If we had to come up with anything negative, all we could think of was the lack of lighting just outside the first door to the apartment on the fourth floor. We held the elevator door open for 10 or 20 seconds at night just to shed some light on the keyhole to the door before we entered. But this was not a big problem. In fact, it was probably just a burned out light bulb that needed changing.

To sum it up, we loved staying here. We loved Madrid and all of Spain. We would definitely stay at this property again and highly recommend it to anyone thinking about renting the property. We miss it already and we've only been back home for a couple of days.

Chris & Justine

  • Submitted: Jul 22, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Montreal, Canada

Great location, quiet apartment.

  • 5 of 5

We had a great vacation in Madrid. This apartment was perfect for us. No view from the windows, but Madrid is not a place where you spend all your time indoors in any case! The high ceilings make the place feel more spacious than the small square footage would suggest. The neighborhood is very welcoming and relaxed. Lots of restaurants and cervecerias nearby. The whole apartment was very well organized, clean and comfortable. Communications with the owner was easy and clear. We really appreciated the list of recommended restaurants we received from Alvaro. They were all fantastic! We love the way of life in Madrid and particularly in this neighborhood. We felt safe at all times. It's hard to find better value for the price.

  • Submitted: Jun 20, 2017
  • Stayed: Jun 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Excellent location

  • 5 of 5

Located close to Metro and within walking distance of many tourist sites. Street is quiet but there is lots of energy nearby. Apartment is clean, attractively decorated, has quality linens, great appliances (washing machine a real plus) and all the kitchen utensils one could need. Elevator also a plus. We were very happy for two weeks in this apartment. Owners supply plenty of information regarding grocery stores, restaurants, and sightseeing.

  • Submitted: Jun 7, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Beautiful Flat, Great Location

  • 5 of 5

The flat was amazing. It's beautiful and my husband (who doesn't normally notice these things) was so impressed with the decorating. The bed was very comfortable and it was great having a washing machine. The location was ideal as well. 5-20 minute walk to most sights and one street away from the best restaurants. If you have time, go to the Wild Marlin. The bartender is amazing and the Mojito's are the best!!

  • Submitted: May 19, 2017
  • Stayed: May 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location!

  • 4 of 5

The property was in the best location in the Latin Barrio of Madrid. There were many of the must-see sights within walking distance and many local restaurants with local food. The only drawback was the four flights of stairs to get to the property! This is being rectified by the elevator being installed in the next few weeks.

  • Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Stayed: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hello Nicky! The elevator is now fully working. We are glad you really enjoyed your stay. All the best. Angela.
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Car: not necessary


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $35.43
Additional Guest Fee $11.81 per person per night

Weekly house cleaning and change of bed clothes included.
Limpieza de la casa y cambio de toallas y sábanas una vez por semana incluido.

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.

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