Exclusive to Spain Select, Carretas 102 is one of eight luxury two-bedroom apartments located just off of Madrid's Puerta del Sol. 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 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. Adjacent to the square is the Preciados Shopping District, which includes several buildings of an "El Corte Inglés" department store. Crowded with tourists and locals by day, the area is still 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. Spain Select Carretas is to all effects a new building, yet it maintains a perfectly restored traditional façade. Carretas 102 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 which looks out onto 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. Please note that whilst the building has an elevator, there is a small staircase before you reach the lobby . Please Note: The apartment is located in an area of Madrid with traffic restrictions and is only open to residents, public transport and our airport transfer service.
Surface Area: 70 m2. First 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 are two double bedrooms: 1 double bedroom (queen-sized bed 1.60m x 1.90m) with fitted wardrobes and 1 twin-bed room (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 refrigerator / 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 except for the bathroom and kitchen, which are tiled.
Additional amenities include: air conditioning units cold / warm, lift, multi-device dock station.....Read more
Left on 07/12/2012 for a stay in June 2012 | avdwpReviewed Jul 12, 2012Stayed Jun 2012
We liked the apartment very much, the layout was not quite as we expected but it was OK. It is filled with nice little touches like dishwasher liquid, detergent (for at least one or two loads) and very well equipped. A/C was great considering the heat wave in Madrid. It is European size, quite small but manageable. Extremely easy to reach Puerta del Sol station, supermarket, stores, etc. Very centric. Overall a great experience, Spain Select gives excellent service.
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