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Modern penthouse with terrace in Madrid historical center

Bedrooms 2
Space 104 m²
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.

More Details

Cristina Ruiz
Member since: 2013
Speaks english, french, german, spanish, italian
Response time
Within 12 hours
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
16 July, 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.


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

Property Type:
  • condo
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 104 m²
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:
  • City Centre
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning ...
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • 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 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.
  • 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
  • Books
  • DVD Player
  • Satellite / Cable
  • Stereo
  • Television ...
  • Toys
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • Deck Furniture
  • Golf
  • Outdoor Furniture
  • Veranda / Loggia
  • Ski & Snowboard
  • Tennis
  • 1 bicycles
  • long term rentals available
  • Singles
  • wheelchair inaccessible ...
Onsite Services:
  • Staff
  • 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


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Modern penthouse with terrace in Madrid historical center
average rating of 4.819672 based on 62 reviews
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Perfect location

  • 5 of 5

Excellent communication, the hot water wasn’t working properly and the owner/property manager had it fixed within a couple of hours. The apartment is very clean and a great set up for our family of four. We enjoyed the patio view one night as well. Close to everything but quiet street. As previous renters mentioned, the stairs would not be good for very young children or those that struggle with stairs. Apartment has a lot of charm, highly recommend.

  • Review Submitted: 11/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks family. It was a pleasure to host you. Stairs to terrace are perhaps a bit step....but you know, the apartment is a 19th century building and that is its charm. You will be welcome anytime!
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Perfect Location

  • 5 of 5

All of the reviews are correct. This the perfect location in Madrid, walking distance to everything. We are a family of 5x (2x adults with 1x 17 year old and 2x 14 year old) the apartment was the perfect size. A highlight is the roof top patio, it is a great place for relaxing after sight seeing. We definitely recommend this apartment, great place in Madrid.

  • Review Submitted: 26/06/2018
  • Date of Stay: June 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your nice review. I am very happy your family and you have enjoyed your holidays and found the apartment perfect for your needs. Its location and size is ideal for a family that look for a sight of Madrid. I hope you come back any time for another stay!
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Great location right in the tourism heart of old Madrid.

  • 4 of 5

Charming two floor apartment on the 4rth floor of a small renovated building, plus a rooftop terrace. Excellent location, you can walk to all of the historical sites ad well as the museums on Paseo del Prado. They have a big library with books and guides on Spain. Small but fully equiped kitchen, with a washing machine, minor electrical and plumbing issues being dealt with.

  • Review Submitted: 27/05/2018
  • Date of Stay: May 2018
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your compliments. And for your collaboration about the small works we had to do. It will be a pleasure to host your wife and you anytime. I hope you come back with your daughters to welcome all of you again.
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Great location and apartment!

  • 5 of 5

We spent 6 nights there over the kids Spring Break and had a great time. The apartment is very spacious and everything was in working order.

Great location within walking distance to all of the popular sites and plenty of dining options within a couple block radius. Churros and Chocolate across the street was a favorite breakfast spot for the kids.

Would not hesitate to stay there again on my next trip to Madrid.

  • Review Submitted: 16/04/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you very much for your compliments. It was also a pleasure to host you...nice, responsible and polite people. Your family and you will be always welcome!
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Great location

  • 4 of 5

Christina's home is very clean and nice. The towels are "exfoliating" because they are air dried. Christina doesn't have any amenities such as soap, shampoo, etc... We never met her, she had a friend let us in. The apartment looks a lot bigger in the pictures. It would have been nice if they had the heat on prior to our arrival. They even stopped in one day when we were out exploring and turned the heat off.

  • Review Submitted: 20/03/2018
  • Date of Stay: March 2018
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: This family worried me along their stay: they did not answer my messages, left open the door, missed the keys, lights and heating were working when the flat is empty....really they did not care about the place...or me or my assistant (he was not a "friend"). People so demanding (to the owner of course, they do not assume any demand themselves) should go to hotels!
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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.

  • Review Submitted: 27/01/2018
  • Date of Stay: 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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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

Rental Rates for this holiday condo in Sol, Spain

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
Agosto 2018
11 Aug 2018 - 25 Aug 2018
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$39 per night, per additional guest
Puente de Diciembre
30 Nov 2018 - 9 Dec 2018
4 night minimum stay
Navidad 2018-19
20 Dec 2018 - 6 Jan 2019
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
4 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add AU$39 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable Damage Deposit AU$457.79
Limpieza final AU$94.71

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