Photos and Description of this 2 bedroom holiday apartment in Retiro - Carretas 302
Located just steps away from Madrid's emblematic center, the Puerta del Sol, this third floor, two-bedroom apartment belongs to Spain Select Carretas, an exclusive apartment building of eight Spain Select Signature Apartments. Spain Select Carretas is to all effects a new building, yet it maintains a perfectly restored traditional façade. Carretas 302 is a bright two bedroom apartment that has been professionally decorated and beautifully furnished. It incorporates original artwork and the lamps are original design pieces. The living room has one balconied window that overlooks the street below. Throughout, there are marble floors, which contrast nicely with the use of bold burgundy paintwork and matching decorative elements. The two double bedrooms are situated in the interior of the building and are very quiet. The décor throughout the apartment has been chosen by a professional interior designer, and it is bright and modern. Please note that whilst the building has an elevator, there is a small staircase before you reach the lobby. Spain Select Carretas puts Madrid's most important attractions within walking distance. In less than five minutes, visitors can step out of the apartment building and walk directly to the city's famous Plaza Mayor, the centrepiece of what is known as "old" or Austrian Madrid. Just beyond the Plaza, visitors can continue walking to the Royal Palace and the Cathedral of the Almudena. The Puerta del Sol is one of the most well-known and busiest places in Madrid. This famous square is where the clock hangs that rings in the New Year in Spain, prompting Spaniards to eat a grape for each of the twelve chimes. Next to this main square is the Preciados Shopping District, which includes several buildings that belong to the "El Corte Inglés" department store. Crowded with tourists and locals by day, the area is lively in the evenings as there are many restaurants, cafés and bars nearby. Just a short distance away is the Plaza de Santa Ana, where there are many terraces for outdoor dining. As the geographic centre of the city, the Puerta del Sol has excellent metro and bus communications, and the Atocha train station is a 15-minute walk or just three metro stops away. Surface Area: 70 m2. Third floor. The entrance hall leads into a living / dining area with a balcony that faces out onto the street. It is furnished with a 3-seater sofa, a wooden coffee table, a shelving unit with an LCD TV, DVD player and a wooden dining table for four. Along the corridor, there are two double bedrooms: 1 double bedroom (queen-sized bed 1.60m x 1.90m) with fitted wardrobes and 1 twin bedroom (2 single beds 0.90m x 1.90m) without wardrobe. There is a bathroom with a walk-in shower. The kitchen is equipped with a refrigeratory / freezer, oven, 4-ring ceramic hob (stove), dishwasher, washing machine and a breakfast bar with two stools. There is an additional half-bathroom. There is marble flooring throughout the apartment, except for the bathroom and kitchen, which are tiled.