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Cristina Ruiz

Member since: 2013
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Speaks english, french, german, spanish, italian

Roof terrace duplex in historic centre by Puerta del Sol

35 Reviews
Sleeps6
Bedrooms 2
Bathrooms2
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this Sol holiday condo

Two Apartments in excellent central location close to Puerta del Sol

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.

More Details
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • Singles
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Cristina Ruiz (Owner)
Member since: 2013
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Speaks english, french, german, spanish, italian

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 Madrid City

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.

Reviews

4.8
based on 35 traveller reviews

Roof terrace duplex in historic centre by Puerta del Sol
average rating of 4.8 based on 36 reviews
5

Great location, excellent accommodations, friendly and helpful owner!!

  • 5 of 5

We stayed in apartment with our daughter and her husband. There was plenty of room and the rooftop terrace was a great place to sit in the evenings. Very convenient location.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 18, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Oct 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you all of you. I had a nice experience with you and your family. I am happy you have enjoyed the roof terrace and also, it was not at the best because the fall!
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Corvallis, Oregon, USA
5

Wonderful apartment in center of Madrid

  • 5 of 5

We really were happy with our stay in Cristina's apartment. The location couldn't be better. Close to everything but quiet. One block to the metro, and close to many good restaurants and shopping. It is furnished simply, but with everything you need. Top quality appliances and comfortable living and sleepy spaces. Even though it was too cold in November to sit up on the roof, I still went up there to enjoy the views. Cristina was also very kind, helping us find a garage to park our car while in Madrid. I hope I can stay here again if I come to Madrid.

  • Review Submitted: Nov 15, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Nov 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: The best satisfaction for every effort I make for my guests, is that they enjoy their stay. It is not easy for a short time to take advantage of the location of the apartment, its central services and the best of Madrid life. So I am very happy with travelers like you: easy going people. Thank you very much for your visit.
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San Diego, California
5

best location for touring Madrid

  • 5 of 5

great location and a sweet rooftop terrace to enjoy your morning coffee or an evening cocktail. this is a fine place for 2 couples to share. one bedroom has double bed and the other has 2 twin beds with ensuite. very close to the Metro (under renovation while we were there). we enjoyed walking and most places were close enough to walk. Cristina is a very nice host!

  • Review Submitted: Sep 26, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Sep 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. Indeed the apartment is the best one for the plan you explain: two couples who want to explore Madrid from inside. The Metro line 1 was on renovation during your stay, but only it is one of the three from Sol station and there are also the two train lines. Sol stations is over connected!
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5

Amazing location and flat!

  • 5 of 5

Our family of four loved staying here. The rooftop deck, lovely interior, and location right in the middle of it all made our stay in Madrid very enjoyable. You are literally 20 min or less walking from just about anywhere in the old part of the city. We were amazed on our first day to find ourselves in front of the Prado after only a 15 minute walk! Also, Christine and her husband were there to greet us and show us everything about the apartment and give us some insight into Madrid proper. We would stay here again in a heartbeat!

  • Review Submitted: Aug 25, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Aug 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

Central Madrid apartment

  • 5 of 5

We had a wonderful stay! This apartment is centrally located to everything! That was huge help for us. The owners were very helpful and made us feel very welcome in their home. They explained everything and gave great suggestions for the area. The home is very well appointed with all you need for a very relaxing stay. The outdoor terrace was a huge bonus for enjoying a glass of wine in the evening. The owner was prompt to return the security deposit as well. We were very pleased with the property!

  • Review Submitted: Jul 17, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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5

PERFERCT LOCATION AND VERY CLEAN A SUPER NICE APPARTMENT

  • 5 of 5

We was 4 guys living in the appartment i june for 4 nights, you cant find a better appartment to live in in Madrid, its was the best of the best, when we come back to Madrid we only wanna stay at Christinas Appartment, and the service was excellent. Only minor thing is the internet is not so good in the appartment, but you a not there for the internet you are in madrid for the tappas and things to see, and of course the spectaculare roof terrace.

This is the appartment to stay in when you vissit Madrid, we looking forward to stay with Christina again, Thanks alot for the great hospitality at the great Service and tips about Taps and bars in madrid from Carlos.

Have a nice summer se you guys again:-)

  • Review Submitted: Jun 16, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your nice review, specially for emphasizing on the service. The place is good but we like the most to have a personal intercourse with our guests as you have written. Only please, be more easy to reach by messages because is very important to rule any place, to know the entries & exits of our guests. As for the internet it is a triplex in an old building and the signal from the terrace is so far. On the main level, on the contrary internet is so good.
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Map

Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Madrid-Barajas airport
Nearest Ferry
330 Kilometres
Valencia-Alicante
Nearest Golf
1.5 Kilometres
Puerta de Hierro y Vallehermoso
Nearest Train
200 Metres
Atocha station and local trains from SOL
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.

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Rates & Availability

Rental Rates for this holiday condo in Sol, Spain

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Navidad 2016
20 Dec 2016 - 8 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
A$269
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add A$34 per night, per additional guest
 
Easter 2017
3 Apr 2017 - 17 Apr 2017
5 night minimum stay
A$262
A$1,672
 
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
A$246
From
A$266
Fri,Sat
A$1,409
 
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$31 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Suministros euros/día A$21
Refundable Damage Deposit A$411
Limpieza final A$71
Gestión on line A$31

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 7 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 14 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday condo rental in Sol, Spain

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Housekeeping:
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 100 m²
Location Type:
  • City Centre
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Elevator ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Garbage Disposal
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven ...
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 8 people
Bathrooms:
  • 2 Bathrooms
  • - toilet , shower enclosure
    - toilet , bath with 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.
Bedrooms:
  • 2 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6
  • Double bedroom - 1 large double bed , 2 single bed , 1 cot , Double bedroom with private bathroomm
    - 1 large double bed , Bed of 150 cm
  • Main bedroom under the
Entertainment:
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Tennis
  • 1 bicycles
Suitability:
  • long term rentals available
  • Singles
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • autumn foliage
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • cycling
  • golf
  • swimming
  • tennis