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Roof terrace duplex in historic centre by Puerta del Sol

Bedrooms 2
Space 100 m²
Property type condo
Minimum Stay 3 - 5 nights


About the property

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

Cristina Ruiz
Member since: 2013
Speaks english, french, german, spanish, italian
Response time
Within an hour
Response rate
Calendar last updated:
29 April, 2017

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.


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:
  • 100 m²
House Rules:
  • Max. occupancy: 6
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed ...
  • children welcome ...
Location Type:
  • City Centre
  • 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 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
  • 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


Wonderful! 4.8/5 -
(38 traveller reviews)

Roof terrace duplex in historic centre by Puerta del Sol
average rating of 4.8157897 based on 39 reviews

A beautiful apartment, in a great location

  • 5 of 5

My wife and I spent four nights in Cristina's apartment, and we highly recommend it. It was our first visit to Madrid, and the location was ideal for seeing the city center. Even though it's close to the Metro at Puerta del Sol, we were able to walk almost everywhere we went.

Cristina is a warm and gracious host. She met us at the unit and showed us around, making sure we understood all the features. She said that she and her family used to live there, so you know that it's enough for a family. Since it was just the two of us we felt like we had plenty of space.

Everything about the apartment is very nice, and the rooftop terrace is such an added bonus. We had very nice weather, so we were able to spend some time outside during our stay. Outside space is something we have really come to appreciate on our vacations, and this terrace is ideal.

I highly recommend the apartment. The biggest compliment I can make is that we will definitely try to stay here again on our future visits to Madrid.

  • Review Submitted: Apr 12, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks a lot for your kind words. As you promise I am waiting for you anytime! Warm regards
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Milpitas, CA

Great location in center of Madrid!

  • 5 of 5

We've just returned from our trip to Madrid. This location is PERFECT with access to everything, and incredibly easy for a first time visit as a family.

The LOCATION: The location is as central in Madrid as you can get. It is just a few steps from Puerta del Sol. The apartment is on a small street with minimal car traffic. The busy traffic of Calle Mayor is about 50 meters away. Behind the apartment is Plaza Mayor and is zoned for foot traffic only. This zone is filled with tourists with many places to shop, stop for tapas and cervezas and just to watch the people go by. There are many restaurants (on Calle Arenal) and other plazas (Santa Ana) within 5-10 minutes away from the apartment. Small stores for supplies and snacks are a few doors down. The massive El Corte Ingles department store is a short walk through Puerta del Sol for groceries, toiletries, and anything you need. Museums and the Palace are 15 min walk.

The APARTMENT: The apartment is secure, beautifully designed, and spacious. It is located on the 4th floor accessible by elevator or stairs. It is a 2 story with a roof top terrace with BEAUTIFUL views of the Madrid rooftops. The apartment has exceptional natural lighting in all rooms. It has a well appointed kitchen with new appliances. The living room has balcony doors which open up for fresh air and sunlight with a vaulted ceiling that looks up to the 2nd floor bedrooms. There is a full bath/shower on this floor. The master bedroom with queen bed, has a sink and vanity. A 2nd full bathroom is accessed through the bedroom with single beds. (The stair case spirals up to access the rooftop.) The entire apartment is modern, well lit, and very tastefully decorated by the owners.

Our only regret was that the weather turned cold during our stay and we were not able to take advantage of the terrace.

The HOSTESS: Cristina did a wonderful job of communicating and helping me secure my reservations and fulfill my payments. (I actually visited Madrid a few months prior on business and she met me to show me the apartment.) She was in touch with me the week prior to our trip for final confirmations and was easy to contact by email, text, and phone. She personally met and walked us through the apartment. She was also available for any questions we had during the trip. I could not imagine a better hostess/owner. Thanks to Cristina for making this a perfect stay! We hope to be back in Madrid and to enjoy your incredible hospitality!

  • Review Submitted: Mar 26, 2017
  • Date of Stay: Mar 2017
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you so much Phil & family. It is very easy to treat guests as you: nice, polite and easy going people. I am happy because I see you have enjoyed your stay and this the best for me. I wait for you anytime.
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San Jose, CA

Lovely apartment in a great location

  • 5 of 5

This spacious, well lighted flat s perfectly situated for seeing Madrid. The host was warm and helpful. Nothing not to like about this place.

  • Review Submitted: Dec 10, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Dec 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks a lot for your short but precise words. You were also a nice and helpful guests.
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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

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

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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Nearest Airport
10 Kilometres
Madrid-Barajas airport
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 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
Puente del Pilar
11 Oct 2017 - 15 Oct 2017
4 night minimum stay
Navidad 2017
16 Dec 2017 - 28 Dec 2017
5 night minimum stay
Fin de Año 2017/18
29 Dec 2017 - 7 Jan 2018
5 night minimum stay
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
Notes: Rates are based on 4 guests; add A$32 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Gestión on line A$32.06
Limpieza final A$80.16
Refundable Damage Deposit A$422.67
Suministros euros/día A$36.44

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.
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