Exclusive to Spain Select, Carretas 201 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 201 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 two balconied windows which look out onto the street below. Throughout, there are marble floors, which contrast nicely with the use of bold blue paintwork and matching decorative elements. The two double-bedrooms are situated in the interior of the building and are very quiet. The second bedroom has a single bed and spacious wardrobes. 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. Second floor. The entrance hall leads into a large living / dining area with two balconies facing out onto the street. It is furnished with a 3-seater sofa, two armchairs, a wooden coffee table, a shelving unit with an LCD TV, DVD player and a wooden dining table for four. There is a bathroom with a walk-in shower. Along the corridor are two bedrooms (with fitted wardrobes): 1 double bedroom (queen-sized bed 1.60m x 1.90m) and 1 single bedroom (0.90m x 1.90m). The kitchen is equipped with a refrigerator / freezer, oven, 4-ring ceramic hob (stove), washing machine and a breakfast bar with two stools. There is an additional half bathroom. There is marble flooring throughout the property, 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 11/18/2013 for a stay in November 2013 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Nov 18, 2013Stayed Nov 2013
Nice and clean apartment with all the amenities required. Great living room and nice kitchen. The main bedroom is of an adequate size, however the second bedroom is quite small.
The bathroom is also quite small for the apartment and there is a second toilet next to the kitchen which is a waste of space, unless it's a children toilet as I could not sit down to take a dump and I have an average size build.
Overall I would recommend this place as it'sin a nice location but noisy, so if you are looking for peace then stay elsewhere. The rooms are nice and clean, and it's like the photos.
Left on 09/20/2012 for a stay in September 2012 | A FlipKey verified reviewerReviewed Sep 20, 2012Stayed Sep 2012
This apartment is just as it appears in pictures very comfortable and great air conditioning. The bedrooms are at the back so they are quiet. It is on a very busy street in the centre of Madrid, a lot of bars and places to eat near by. Within easy walking distance of Plaza Mayor, Santa ana, Prado, Palace and Retiro Park. I have stayed in Madrid in hotels and apartments and this is definitely the best. Spain Select
Staff were very good to deal with. Can't say anything bad.
Left on 08/26/2012 for a stay in August 2012 | KathleenReviewed Aug 26, 2012Stayed Aug 2012
This property was as described. The pictures are exactly what you get. The location is prime; 1/2 block from the heart of Sol and within walking distance to Prado and Mayor. Spacious, comfortable, cool and quiet. We would definitely recommend and stay with Spain-Select again.
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