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Rafael Alba Gonzalez

Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Swedish, Greek, Danish, Norwegian, Polish, Finnish

Cosy Lofts bed and breakfast in Barrio de las Letras heart of Madrid - Apartamentos Barrio las Letras alojamiento con desayuno fin de semana

People4
Bedrooms 1
Bathrooms1
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 3 - 7 nights

Overview

Photos and Description of this 1 bedroom holiday apartment in Cortes - Cosy Lofts Madrid

Cosy Loft apartment for 2-4 persons art triangle, Prado Museum Thyssen

We offer a loft cosy apartment, on a bed and breakfast in the heart of Madrid. (Breakfast in lower local 'the prude' which can be served in the apartment, on request, by agreement with local, includes coffee, juice, pastries or toast for two people, minimum stay of three days and weekend occupying ).

Excellent loft apartment in excellent condition, in the heart of Letters, Calle Lope de Vega, along Huertas Street, Courthouse Square, Plaza de Santa Anta, perfectly placed for walking downtown Madrid, Prado Museum, Thysem Museum, Reina Sofia Museum, Caixaforum, Lope de Vega House Museum, 200 meters from Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor, 300 meters from Plaza de la Cibeles, Gran Via, 400 meters from Retiro Park, Puerta de Alcala.

Located in the heart of Madrid, very quiet street and 100 meters from Calle Huertas, Plaza Santa Ana lots of entertainment, communications 200 meters underground station Anton Martin, 400 meters from Atocha train station, 300 meters from Plaza de Neptuno and Madridvision bus.

Accommodation rehabilitated 2009, fully equipped, possible cleaning service, restricted access road vehicles, public parking near Plaza Santa Ana

Located in the district of Las Letras, Cervantes, Plaza Santa Ana and Plaza de las Cortes, Museo del Prado, quiet area just a few meters from the

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Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Rafael Alba Gonzalez (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Speaks English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Dutch, Swedish, Greek, Danish, Norwegian, Polish, Finnish

About Rafael Alba Gonzalez

Watch out for my clients to have carried the best memory of Madrid

Rafael Alba Gonzalez purchased this apartment in 2011

Why Rafael Alba Gonzalez chose Madrid City

Cozy, Comfortable, functional, modern, clean, well located, central, charming area, quiet street, what more could you ask for on a visit to Madrid

What makes this apartment unique

Being able to visit Madrid on foot being in the center and close to the most interesting places to visit.

Reviews

Excellent! 4.7/5 -
(35 traveller reviews)
Apartamentos Barrio las Letras alojamiento con desayuno fin de semana
average rating of 4.6857142 based on 35 reviews
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fairly priced; fine for the young at heart.

  • 3 of 5

We are a couple in our mid-60s. We are seasoned travelers but this was our first time using Homeaway. We are very familiar with Madrid and chose this apartment for the location. we stayed here for 5 nights with mixed feelings. on the positive side: 1. great location, near the Plaza Santa Ana on a quiet street with wonderful food shops near by and some chic small clothing stores too. 2. the apartment looks as photographed and it seems they have done a good design job for the small space. there is plenty of light, even though it comes from just one window. plenty of hot water, mirrors, electrical outlets, air conditioning. good shower with easy to use water temperature adjustment handles. good bed

on the less positive side: 1. the apartment’s owner was just not reliable. when we arrived in front of the apartment, he told us by phone/text that he’d be 20 minutes. about 45 minutes later he showed up, asked it we had waiting long (and we said yes) and didn’t bother to apologize. He very quickly told us about the apartment and the various utilities but was in a hurry to get somewhere else. he also didn’t show other times when he said he would, and although there seems to have been some family issues he had to deal with then, he never contacted us about the delay nor apologized. 2. the appliances were pretty basic and mostly inadequate. one induction burner, only one, and no instructions. we were not able to use it to cook anything. the refrigerator door was broken and would not seal to stay closed so we had to put a chair wedged in front of the door to keep our perishables cold. 3. there was no top sheet on the bed and we had no idea if the comforter had been cleaned before we came or not. not a comforting thought and we requested a top sheet which never came, nor did any reassurance that we didn’t need it. Lastly, though perhaps no fault of the owner, the locks on the doors to the building and to the apartment were extremely difficult to open.

Perhaps we had higher expectations that the owner would be more concerned about our comfort . While reasonably priced, this apartment may be fine for the young at heart who are not interested in preparing meals and not frazzled by having to deal with finicky locks.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 14, 2016
  • Date of Stay: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Good morning. Thanks for your reply. All I point my clients call me from the airport to move to the apartment in the same time their journey. Many customers call me, just as they are in the apartment door, without reaction or ability to meet their arrival best, as was this case. There are customers who think the hosts live on the same floor or building and is not, we do not live in the building and we need like me 30 minutes to move to the apartment, without any additional problem that we may arise. For this reason it is important to make a call from the airport on arrival, or when traveling in other transportation, communicated at least 30 minutes before arrival, so avoid all unnecessary waiting. The cost of a basic call is cheap and often even the same driver that makes the transfer lend your phone to make the call. Best greetings. Rafael Alba.
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4

Great apartment in fantastic location

  • 4 of 5

Great location, we were able to walk to most major tourist attractions within approximately 15mins. Small express supermarket right around the corner, also a good bakery, Brown Bear Bakery, to stop for coffee and a pastry or to pick up sandwiches for your day of exploring. Apartment was clean and had all of the necessary things for a comfortable stay, however we did not utilise the kitchen preferring to taste local cuisine. Rafael was very accommodating letting us check in early, leave our bags while the apartment was being cleaned. As we were tourists on our first visit to Madrid my only suggestion would be to have some more local info available such as: map, closest amenities, emergency numbers, suggested restaurants/bars. Overall great experience wouldn't hesitate to book here again.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 7, 2015
  • Date of Stay: May 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
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5

Apartamento centrico, limpio y nuevo

  • 5 of 5

Apartamento situado en pleno centro de madrid, en un edificio señorial, a un minuto de la puerta del sol y aunque está zona de muchos bares y pubs en el apartamento por la noche no hay ni un solo ruido. El apartamento está reformado y es muy coqueto, es todo nuevo y mul limpio y está equipado con todo lo básico para pasar unos días (microondas, nevera, platos, cubiertos, ollas etc etc). Tambien tiene aire acondicionado y calefección. El dueño repondió muy rápido y reservamos fácilmente y todo de manera legal, con contrato firmado y todo por escrito. La chica que nos esperó para darnos las llaves fue muy amable y simpática ya que nos perdimos por Madrid y nos estuvo esperando mas de 45 minutos sin ponernos ningún problema. En resúmen, apartamento bonito, limpio, buena zona y trato amable y eficaz. Por poner alguna pega las escaleras sin barandilla con niños pequeños es un poco peligrosa, pero bueno, no hubo mayores problemas. Totalmente recomendable.

  • Review Submitted: Jul 1, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Buenos dias Pablo. Nos alegramos de la satisfaccion de nuestros clientes al alojarse en nuestros apartamentos. Muchas gracias por su comentario. Esperamos volverles alojar en el futuro. Un saludo. Rafael Alba.
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5

Estancia estupenda en Madrid

  • 5 of 5

Hemos estado fenomenal en el apartamento. Además de estar situado en el corazón de Madrid, está muy coqueto y muy cómodo. Tiene de todo. Además a nuestra llegada nos dieron mucha información sobre cosas para hacer y ver y cómo movernos por la ciudad. Desde luego volveremos!

We´ve had a very nice stay at the apartment. Not only is located in the heart of Madrid, but it´s also very cute and comfortable. It has everything you may need. Furthermore, upon our arrival we were given a lot of tips and hints about what to do and where to go in the city. We´ll come back for sure.

  • Review Submitted: Jun 13, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Buenos días. Muchísimas gracias por su opinión, es de agradecer recibir clientes como ustedes. Seguro que su opinión sera valorada por nuestros clientes positivamente. Esperamos que en el futuro se vuelvan alojar con nosotros. Un saludo. Rafael. Good morning. Thank you for your opinion, it is welcome to receive customers like you. Sure your opinion will be valued by our customers positively. We hope that in the future become stay with us. See you soon. Best greetings. Rafael.
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GENIAL

  • 5 of 5

La estancia en este apartamento fue para repetir, el apartamento increíble con todas las comodidades y la ubicación inmejorable, fuimos a todos los sitios caminando. Limpio y acogedor. En la realidad mejor que en las fotos.

La atención de Rafael genial, preocupado por todas nuestras necesidades.

También la persona de limpieza encantadora, tiene hasta jaboncitos como en los hoteles.

Desde luego repetiremos en este apartamento en nuestra próxima visita a Madrid.

Un abrazo para todos de Aurora

he stay in this apartment was to repeat the amazing apartment with all amenities and excellent location , we went everywhere on foot. Clean and welcoming. In reality better than the pictures .

Rafael great care , concerned about all our needs.

Also the lovely cleaning person. It has to soaps like hotels .

Since then we repeat in this apartment on our next visit to Madrid.

A hug for all of Aurora

  • Review Submitted: Jun 11, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Buenos días. Muy agradecido por su comentario. Es un placer atender a nuestros clientes y que se lleven el mejor recuerdo de Madrid. Un saludo. Rafael Alba.
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mediocre assistenza e disagi

  • 1 of 5

Siamo stati 3 notti nell'appartamento in Espoz Y Mina Street. Posizione centrale e camera silenziosa. Il problema e' stata l'assistenza molto carente : spesso non rispondevano al telefono e comunque non c'era nessuno che fosse capace di parlare inglese, salvo la donna di servizio. Il design dell'arredamento e' gradevole ma poco pratico: la scala che porta alla mansarda e' senza corrimano sul lato esterno; la parete bassa della mansarda e' alta appena un metro, proprio la' dove si mette la testa sul cuscino; la finestrella della camera non ha ne' persiana ne' tenda, quindi sveglia con il sole.

Da non ripetere

  • Review Submitted: Jun 6, 2016
  • Date of Stay: Jun 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Buenos dias Sr. Ivo Bandi. Siento su decepcion sobre nuestro apartamento, que como podra observar ha sido positiva en los otros 30 comentarios recibidos. Una vez mas le vuelvo a indicar que no pude atenderle correctamente porque tuve que salir de Madrid por el fallecimiento de mi padre, el entierro fue fuera de Madrid y todo sucedio en 2 dias, creo que fue su mujer quien me llamo cuando estaba en el funeral y al indicarle que no podia hablar solto una tremenda carcajada. Este mismo problema del fallecimiento de mi padre se lo comente personalmente y usted amablemente me indico que no era su problema. Tampoco deberia haber sido mi problema que su avion saliera a las 16 horas y usted no tuviera donde dejar sus maletas y prolongue su estancia atendiendo su necesidad. En cuanto a nuestro idioma ingles no es bueno, pero usted hablo en ingles con tres personas distintas y ninguno fue capaz de entenderlo, tambien podria tenerlo en cuenta. Si lo que voy a recibir son clientes con tanta consideracion como usted, prefiero no tenerlos alojados. Espero que en otra ocasion no contacte con nuestros apartamentos. Siempre tiene que haber un comentario negativo. Suerte en la vida. Rafael Alba. Buongiorno signor Ivo Bandi. Sento la sua delusione per il nostro appartamento, che come si può osservare è stato positivo negli altri 30 commenti ricevuti. Ancora una volta torniamo a indicare che non ho potuto servire correttamente perché ho dovuto lasciare Madrid per la morte di mio padre, il funerale era fuori Madrid e successo tutto in due giorni, penso che sia stata sua moglie che mi ha chiamato quando ero in funerale e non poteva parlare indicano che ha dato un enorme risata. Questo stesso problema della morte di mio padre personalmente e discutere di quello che mi ha gentilmente indicato che non era il loro problema. Né avrebbe dovuto essere il mio problema vostro aereo è partito alle 16 ore e non si dispone di dove lasciare i bagagli e prolungare il soggiorno che frequentano il loro bisogno. Per quanto riguarda la nostra lingua inglese non è buono, ma si parla in inglese con tre persone diverse e nessuno è stato in grado di capire, potrebbe anche essere presa in considerazione. Se quello che ricevo sono clienti con tanta considerazione come, preferisco non li avete ospitato. Spero che in un'altra occasione non contattare i nostri appartamenti. Ci deve essere sempre un commento negativo. Lot nella vita. Rafael Alba.
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Location

Nearest Airport
8 Kilometres
Madrid Barajas
Nearest Barpub
30 Metres
Casa Quevedo
Nearest Ferry
350 Kilometres
Valencia
Nearest Golf
4 Kilometres
Green Canal
Nearest Train
0.8 Kilometres
Atocha Renfe
Nearest Motorway
2.5 Kilometres
M-30
Nearest Restaurant
30 Metres
Zerain, Casa Quevedo
Nearest Ski
60 Kilometres
Navacerrada
Nearest Beach
350 Kilometres
Valencia
Car: not necessary

Unbeatable location Letters Barrio area, Calle Lope de Vega, along Huertas Street, Courthouse Square, Plaza de Santa Anta, perfectly placed for walking downtown Madrid, Prado Museum, Thysem Museum, Reina Sofia Museum, Caixaforum, Lope house museum Vega, 200 meters from Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor, 300 meters from Plaza de la Cibeles, Gran Via, 400 meters from Retiro Park, Puerta de Alcala.

Located in the heart of Madrid, very quiet street and 100 meters from Calle Huertas, Plaza Santa Ana lots of entertainment, communications 200 meters underground station Anton Martin, 400 meters from Atocha train station, 300 meters from Plaza de Neptuno and Madridvision bus.

Accommodation rehabilitated 2009, fully equipped, possible cleaning service, restricted access road vehicles, public parking near Plaza Santa Ana

Located in the district of Las Letras, Cervantes, Plaza Santa Ana and Plaza de las Cortes, Museo del Prado, quiet area just a few meters from the large Huertas Madrid nightlife.

Access is very good from Atocha station and metro Anton Martin, buses nearby Atocha and Carrera de San Jeronimo, Courthouse Square, Plaza Neptuno, Paseo del Prado. Surrounded by many places to visit, Courthouse Square, Plaza de Cibeles, Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor, Madrid Trail, Retiro Park, Puerta de Alcala, etc ...

Visit the most important museums, Museo del Prado, Museo Thysem, Caixa Forum exhibition center. Tours of the Austrias Madrid and Bourbon. Shopping in the many shops in the streets around Puerta del Sol, Gran Via Street, Calle Arenal, Preciados street, Calle del Carmen, Calle Mayor, Fuencarral, Plaza Mayor. Many theaters and shows for walking. At 400 meters from the Madrid Rastro event of great interest on Sundays all year

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Prices & Availability

Prices for this holiday apartment in Cortes, Madrid City

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
EUR
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Rental Period Minimum Price Additional Nights Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event Price
 
Agosto
2 Aug 2016 - 31 Aug 2016
4 night minimum stay
£221
for 4 nights
From
£55
From
£72
Fri,Sat
£362
£1,106
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
Septiembre y Octubre
1 Sep 2016 - 27 Oct 2016
3 night minimum stay
£191
for 3 nights
From
£64
From
£77
Fri,Sat
£404
£1,191
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
Especial Octubre 2016
28 Oct 2016 - 31 Oct 2016
4 night minimum stay
£340
 
 
Noviembre y Diciembre 2016
1 Nov 2016 - 1 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£191
for 3 nights
From
£64
From
£77
Fri,Sat
£383
£1,106
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
Puente de Diciembre 2016
2 Dec 2016 - 8 Dec 2016
7 night minimum stay
£81
 
 
Puente de Diciembre
2 Dec 2016 - 11 Dec 2016
4 night minimum stay
£315
for 4 nights
From
£77
From
£85
Thu,Fri,Sat
£510
£1,276
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £13 per night, per additional guest
 
Diciembre 2016
12 Dec 2016 - 22 Dec 2016
3 night minimum stay
£204
for 3 nights
From
£68
From
£81
Fri,Sat
£383
£1,191
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest
 
Navidad 2016
23 Dec 2016 - 8 Jan 2017
5 night minimum stay
£400
for 5 nights
From
£77
From
£94
Fri,Sat
£510
£1,361
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £17 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
3 night minimum stay
£204
for 3 nights
From
£68
From
£77
Fri,Sat
£362
£1,106
 
Notes: Rates are based on 2 guests; add £9 per night, per additional guest

Additional pricing information

Fees No additional mandatory fees

Para estancia superiores a 15 noches es obligatoria, la limpieza semanal de 1 hora con cambio de sabanas y toallas que se incluira a razon de 25 euros semana.
Las tarifas mensuales son para estancias superiores a los dos meses de duracion.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

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Facilities

Accommodation and facilities for this holiday apartment in Cortes in Madrid Area

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 1
Building Type:
  • building
Accommodation Type:
  • Bed & Breakfast
Meals:
  • Catering available
  • Breakfast - Included in Price
Floor Area:
  • 37 m²
Location Type:
  • city centre
Theme:
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Sports & Activities
General:
  • Air Conditioning
  • Alarm Clock
  • Lift
  • Fitness Room / Equipment
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Laundry Soap
  • Linens Provided
  • Parking
  • Sofa Bed
  • Toilet Paper
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet
Kitchen:
  • 2 Ring Stove
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Freezer
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Hob
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Dining
  • Dining Room
  • seating for 4 people
Bathrooms:
  • 1 Bathroom
  • baño 1 - Shower Enclosure
Bedrooms:
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • dormitorio 1 - 1 Double Bed , 1 Sofa bed/Futon
  • They are not advised for those with height of 1.80 mtrs
Entertainment:
  • Radio
  • Stereo
  • Television
Outside:
  • Balcony
  • Bicycles
  • 10 bicycles
Suitability:
  • Long-term Renters Welcome
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • not suitable for elderly or infirm
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • arboretum
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • library
  • live theatre
  • museums
  • pond
  • restaurants
Leisure Activities:
  • gambling casinos
  • outlet shopping
  • paddle boating
  • sight seeing
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • fitness centre
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundrette - serviced
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • roller blading
Notes:
Excellent loft apartment downtown Madrid vistar

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