Located on the third floor of Spain Select Carretas, this luxury two bedroom apartment offers visitors to Madrid a prime location from which to explore the city as well as other parts of Spain. Carretas 301 is one of eight luxury, two-bedroom apartments located just off of the Puerta del Sol, Madrid's emblematic centre and a thriving hub. 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. Many of the city's most popular attractions are nearby, including Plaza Mayor, the Royal Palace, the Cathedral and Madrid's three renowned art museums: the Prado, the Reina Sofia and the Thyssen-Bornemisza. 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, resulting in a blending of modern facilities within a traditional architectural style. Each of the apartments in the building features professional decoration, high quality furnishings, and original artwork and elements of design. Carretas 301 benefits from two balconied windows that overlook the street below, making it a bright and attractive space. There are marble floors throughout the apartment which contrast nicely with bold blue paintwork. Both bedrooms are located in the interior of the building and are very quiet. The second bedroom has a single bed and ample wardrobe space. 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. Third 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. Along the corridor, there 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). There is a bathroom with a walk-in shower. 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 apartment, except for the bathroom and kitchen, which are tiled.
Additional amenities include: air conditioning units cold / warm, lift, multi-device dock station..TripAdvisor property ID 1987569...Read more
Left on 05/21/2011 for a stay in April 2011 | RodReviewed May 21, 2011Stayed Apr 2011
We spent 13 nights in Carretas 301 during the 2011 Mutua Madrid Open tennis tournament. We loved being in the heart of Madrid and within a short walk of great restaurants, the Mercado San Miguel and the Plaza Mayor. The fabulous supermarket in the basement of El Corte Engles was a bonus and just a short walk away as well. The Sol Metro station is literally right at the corner.
Laura and the staff at Spain Select were very helpful before and during our stay. Predictable maintenance issues (burnt out bulbs, slow running drains) were dealt with promptly. Check out was a breeze and our damage deposit credited promptly afterwards.
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