We were offered an upgrade to these apartments when we tried to book Hostal Madrid. Overall, the apartment gave us everything we needed and placed us in a good location. We were right on Puerta del Sol, which was within walking distance of all the major sites. Our apartment was not spacious, but it was sufficient for two people and was decent by European standards of size. It gave us a bed with night stands, a table, a futon, a tv, and a kitchen with a clothes washer, microwave, stove top, sink, and plates. This helped us save money/eat more healthily while we were in Madrid as we had breakfast and dinner in our place. It also allowed us to do laundry and replenish our clothing supply although the site of our apartment once the drying rack was out was hilarious - very tight!
I found the room to be comfortable, and it was surprisingly quiet despite its central location. One bit of warning for larger individuals would be that the shower is very tight. My boyfriend is very thin, and I am of average size, and we both really struggled to fit in there, so if you are larger, you might want to consider booking elsewhere because it would be torturous for you! Nevertheless, we were able to get soap, shampoo, and toilet paper when we needed it, and there was a hair dryer there, too.
The staff were very friendly, kind, and helpful, but a few of them did not speak English. As a rule, my rough Spanish and hand gestures were enough to get the job done, so if you don't mind doing a bit of charades, you should be fine.
The only gripe I have about this place was that the wifi was pretty spotty. We did have wifi in our room, but it was slow and undependable at times, so if you are addicted to the internet or need to travel on business, this place might not work for you.
Overall, these apartments will give you everything you need, and they are a good choice for budget travelers or families. If you want frills or glamor, this establishment isn't for you, but for an affordable place to lay our head at night that will put you in the enter of the action, you can't go too wrong here.
- Also Known As:
- Apartamentos Mayor Centro Hotel Madrid