Everything you read on other reviews about Javier are totally true. Excellent in responding with any questions you throw at him. Very helpful in every department.
I found this apartment by looking at trip advisor and other similar sites, after reading reviews and looking at pictures we booked the apartment to celebrate my sons 21st birthday and welcoming back our daughter from Australia. We had a very similar apartment in Barcelona and was looking forward to spending 5 days in Madrid in a lovely apartment.
We took a taxi from the airport which cost 39 euros (I think we got done by 9 euros as it should have been 30 euros but driver then added extra for 4 passengers). On way back it was 30 euros. Journey took 20 mins. Javier met us at the apartment and showed us around. There was bread, milk and other items including 6 cans of lager, which we were not expecting.
On the main floor there is a very big kitchen, lounge, toilet and utility room. One down side the TV does not have sky or English stations very limited which might be a problem for some. Excellent WIFI though. Regarding the oven ask Javier to show you how it works, we found the brochure in a draw but might be easier to just ask.
Upstairs there is Master bedroom which is spacious, with a en suite which includes a shower and a very large bath. Another bedroom has en suite at the back of the apartment with 2 other bedrooms both decent size. Beds very comfortable and a good size. However you may be woken up around 2 to 3 am by the bin men coming down the very narrow / quiet road but they don't seem to care about how much noise they make, it last for about 10 mins then it's very quite. You will get used to it.
Location of the area apartment is excellent 20 min walk to the palace, temple. 20 min walk to the main shopping areas plazas. 5 / 10 min walk from botanical gardens and museums
Bus 27 takes you to Real Madrid stadium takes about 30 mins from the bottom of the road. Buses cost 1.50 euros per trip and easier to get around the city then using the hop on hop off bus.
Small supermarket just round the corner with loads of small bars, restaurants and little shops very close.
10 mins walk from an excellent Argentinian restaurant.
I would recommend this apartment and if we ever go back will not look at any where else.
Thanks Javier for making our stay special
This duplex is a great apartment, located in the center just a ten minute walk from Puerto del Sol as well as the Reina Sofia (I really wanted to see Picasso's Guernica). There are many marts and restaurants nearby, and the apartment itself is well maintained and extremely spacious. Finally, the host/manager, Javier is amazing. While his English vocabulary is limited, basic conversation is fine, and he is beyond helpful. On one of our nights, at around 10 PM, there was an issue with the water supply - nothing coming out from the taps. I messaged him, and not only did he respond instantly, he came over within half an hour to check out the issue. Turns out it was a fault in the next building and the waterworks crew (who had arrived by then) had to shut off water for the block. Javier was not only extremely helpful but went above and beyond as far as service is concerned. I definitely recommend this place, especially for a group of 4-6 people (we were a group of 3 and each had a room to ourself).
We are a family of four and booked the apartment for a 3 night stay in January. We were not disappointed !
It had everything you need if you want to self-cater and all the utensils and pans were spotless and of good quality .It's on the first and second floors and the balconies are all substantial. Access is via front door with a lockable security gate on the landing before the apartment.
Javier was very pleasant and answered all our emails prior to our arrival very quickly. His English is much better than my Spanish ! He was very welcoming and explained all about the apartment , where the nearest supermarket was situated and lots more. The décor is to a high standard and is as shown in the photos . The heating works perfectly and the apartment was lovely and warm when we arrived. The weather was cold but sunny and we thoroughly enjoyed our long weekend. We would not hesitate to book again. Many thanks Javier .
I must start with expressing our sincere thanks to Javier for all his hospitality and great communication prior and during the stay. He welcomed us on our arrival and helped us to move our luggage into the apartment. His apartment is very well maintained and exactly as in pictures. It is very spacious and was big enough for us family of 11. He fully stocked the kitchen and it was great help not to run for shopping straightaway. Quality of furniture, infrastructure, facilities is superb. Apartment has secure access via three locks and Javier has all the city visit information inside the house. Location of apartment is next to none. It is just 400 meters from Museum De Prado (major museum and central point for hop on bus and same distance from Plaza Sol (city central square and shopping area). I would highly recommend this apartment to any one travelling to Madrid.
Just returned from a 4 night stay in Madrid at Casa Moratin. The apartment is really clean, well equipped and beautifully furnished for a holiday rental. Our group of ladies were impressed with the kitchen, lounge, bedrooms etc, etc. The owner Javier was so polite and helpful. He kindly placed items in both the fridge and the cupboards for us..... thank you, they were greatly appreciated. Although you don't have to walk far to find a drink and food. Do not hesitate to rent this beautiful tradition apartment, you will not be disappointed! Thank you very much Javier.