I can't say enough about how pleasant a stay I had at the Ilaia Madrid apartment. To start Marisa y Manuel were so nice and willing to help with anything that I needed. After a ten hour delay on my flight they were there with open arms to meet me at the door and make sure I was comfortable in the space. They even had a gift basket full of charcuterie and goodies to welcome me. I only saw them that night but they checked in throughout the week to make sure I was comfortable and to see if I needed anything. You will not find better people from whom to rent.
As for the apartment, it was superb. I work in high end construction and they have the best of the best when it comes to appliances and finishes. They layout was well thought out and the space is extremely well utilized. Whether having a siesta on the chase lounge or sleeping in on the incredibly cozy bed (with your choice of three comforters!) with the shades drawn you are sure to be comfortable here. The bathroom is done in a beautiful plaster with recessed LED lighting and a rain and wall shower that is NOT easy to leave. After walking Madrid on the 100+ degree summer days it is quite a reprieve to walk into the perfectly air conditioned space and have a long rain shower to cool down.
As for the location you couldn't ask for much more. It is actually on a quiet little street but if you walk a block in any direction and you are right in the middle of the busy Madrid city. If you take a left out of the apartment you will wind up at Plaza de Oriente right in front of el Palacio. If you take a right you will be at plaza de Isabel (opera/ teatro) full of restaurants and cafes. Every attraction in the city is within a 25 minute walk from the apartment, while most are within a 10 minute walk. Literally the only times I was in a cab were to and from the airport and I saw every corner of the city.
I seldom write reviews but few places stand out as much as this apartment did. It felt like the comforts of home a few thousand miles away. I will recommend it to all of my family and friends travelling to Madrid.
Jose and Marisa's apartment is superb. Everything is of a very high quality and you could not ask for better hosts with the welcome, introduction and communications leading up to and throughout my stay all top notch. I can highly recommend a stay.
The Ilaia Madrid apartment is superb. The owners too are a delight, welcoming and very proud of offering a high quality and elegant stay for their visitors. The apartment location is also excellent, close to a variety of restaurants, historic sites and major city landmarks, all within easy strolling distance. We shall certainly return to enjoy Madrid more from the beautiful Ilaia apartment.
We loved our stay in Marisa and Manuel's apartment. We only wished we had planned a longer stay in Madrid! The apartment is beautifully designed and decorated with great attention to detail. It is the best vacation rental in which we have stayed. It is centrally located; close to transportation and the sights. We walked to most of the sights, though there are at least three metro stations in close proximity to the apartment. Marisa and Manuel were great hosts and very generous with the amenities in the apartment. Thanks again for your hospitality. We hope to return to the apartment on our next visit to Madrid.
What a wonderful experience! I can't say enough about Marisa and Manual, they are exceptional hosts! We were warmly greeted by Marisa and Manual upon our arrival with a beautiful welcome basket filled with goodies, such as wine, cheese ,strawberries and more.
The apartment is first class, and has everything you could possibly need. Fully equipped kitchen, relaxing living area, luxurious bedding, towels, and toiletries....which came in handy as the airlines lost our luggage.
Location is close to the metro, restaurants, shopping and within walking distance to many attractions. Thanks Marisa and Manual for being so kind to Joe and I, next time we are in Madrid we will definitely book your apartment.
Terry & Joe.
I would like to give the highest possible rate to this apartment. It was our home away from home. You can walk all day around Madrid and to rest in apartment where you have everything you need. You have necessary tools for cooking.
The location is perfect. One minute from Opera and the Opera Metro Station. There are so many Bars and Restaurants around. There is Dia Supermarket 30 seconds away from the apparent. It is 3 minutes away from the Park “Plaza de Oriente” and the big “Palacio Real de Madrid”.
The owners are angels. They were like our second parents. They assist you with anything you need. When you enter the apartment, you will realize how much efforts and time they have spent to make this apartment so wonderful.
For sure, we will hire this apartment again, during our next visits in Madrid.
Where do I begin. My stay at José Manuel's apartment surpassed my expectations in every possible way. The hosts took plenty of their own time to make sure I was comfortable and that I understood how everything operates in the apartment. The apartment itself is very cozy, comfortable, and has a 5 star hotel suite feel to it. Everything you might possibly need to feel at home is provided to you for your stay. Very central location within walking distance to most of Madrid's main attractions and restaurants. I will definitely be staying there again on my next visit to Madrid. Thank you for a great and memorable stay.