Plaza Mayor I - Spain Select
Apartment | 2 bedrooms | sleeps 2
This impeccably decorated five-star property offers its guests the unique opportunity to reside in the historic building of Madrid's Plaza Mayor. Constructed in the early 17th century, and restored in 1790, the Plaza is the heart of the 'old city' or what is referred to as Austrian Madrid, and it is perhaps the most beautiful plaza in Spain. This apartment offers visitors a luxury accommodation with three balconies that look out onto the Plaza Mayor itself, as well as easy access to the city's most famed, central sights. Within walking distance are both the Royal Theatre and the Royal Palace, as well as the charming, turn of the 20th century market of San Miguel. Turning in the other direction, guests will find the popular Plaza de Santa Ana where they can sit at a terrace or just minutes away they will find themselves in the heart of Madrid's tapas district on the Cava Baja. The apartment has been recently refurbished to a standard that reflects the importance of its location. Original details have been restored and attention has been paid to every detail. This is exemplified by the living room whose four-metre high, hand-painted walls share the same colour as those of the Plaza. The d?cor is lavish, from the Melix pine floors, furnishings and fittings by designers such as Philippe Starck, Jacobsen and Kartell and original artwork, to its marble bathrooms and its kitchen fitted with first class appliances. Given the exclusivity of the location, this property offers a unique taste of historic Madrid from a vantage point of considerable luxury.
|Size||Sleeps up to 2, 2 bedrooms|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, Air conditioning, TV, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Washing machine|
|Rooms||2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 2 Family bathrooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (2), Double beds (1)|
|Outdoors||Balcony or terrace|
|Further details indoors|
Surface Area: 140 m2. First Floor (no lift/elevator). The entrance hall leads into a large living/dining area with three balconies facing onto the Plaza Mayor. It is furnished with a perfect combination of antique and modern furniture; there are two 3-seater sofas, a coffee table, a 26' LCD television and a DVD player on one side and a round marble table for 4 people on the other. There is also a separate library with a desk with views over the Plaza Mayor. The glass chairs and lamps are from Kartell. The large corridor, to the left of the entrance, leads to the bedrooms. The master bedroom (queen-sized bed) with an en suite marble bathroom that has a shower (with hydro jets), complete with Philip Stark fittings and Jacobsen faucets. The bedroom has a dressing room with wooden wardrobes and opens to a balcony. The second bedroom has a trundle bed (2 twin beds, one underneath the other; 0.90m x 1.90m), and a fitted wardrobe. There is a second marble bathroom that also has hydro jets in the shower. The kitchen is fully equipped with Miele modern appliances, including a 6-ring Smeg gas hob (stove), oven, toaster, coffee maker, refrigerator / freezer, dishwasher, washing machine/dryer and breakfast table. There is a utility room with ironing facilities. There is melix pine parquet flooring throughout, except for the bathroom and kitchen, which are tiled.
Amenities: Concierge, TV, Cable Television with English Channels (?Imagenio?), DVD Player, Wifi High-Speed Internet, Forced Air Heat , Gas Heating (?Gas Natural?), Central Air Conditioning, Refrigerator, Dishwasher, Washer / Dryer, Oven, Microwave.
Discount Long Stays
? 10 / day discount for stays of 7 or more days (already applied)
15% discount for stays of 15 or more days (based on daily rate)
Included in price
High Speed Internet and Satellite TV
Not included in price
? 70 Booking Fee (Includes Final Cleaning)
? 25/day for up to 4 people. (The price shown is for max. 2 people).
3% Surcharge for Payments with American Express (No Surcharges for Visa or Mastercard)
The Community of Madrid region
One of the most elegant and exclusive areas in Madrid, the neighbourhood of Las Austrias is located right in the heart of the city. Deriving its name from the Hapsburg dynasty that made the decision to move Spain?s capital from Toledo to Madrid in the early 17th Century, Las Austrias is offers visitors a slice of the real Madrlie?a lifestyle. Starting at the Plaza Mayor and continuing through the centre all the way to the incredible views over the city from the Jardines de las Vistillas, the area is full of both history and beautiful classic architecture. The huge Plaza Mayor is an absolute must-see, playing host to the many events and celebrations that take place in the city throughout the year. A word of advice though ? the restaurants and bars in the plaza itself tend to be overpriced and extremely touristy, and are therefore best avoided. But that doesn?t stop Las Austrias from being one of the best places in the whole city to experience genuine Spanish tapas.
The long, narrow street of Cava Baja comes alive at night, as locals and tourists alike sample some of the best food and wine, ?tapas-style? that Madrid has to offer. Nearby is Calle Cuchilleros, where not only can you find some excellent caf?s and bars, but you may also stumble across restaurant Bot?n, widely accepted to be the oldest restaurant in the world. An absolute must-see is the nearby and recently renovated Mercado de San Miguel food market which is bursting with local traders offering everything from freshly baked bread to oysters and the finest champagne. The bustling and elegant streets of Mayor, Segovia and Bailen are lined with traditional shops, bars and cafes, and are all connected by a maze of narrow windy streets that are just perfect to get lost in and explore. At once vibrant and laid-back, Las Austrias is bursting at the seams with centuries-old plazas, churches and buildings, making it not only one of Madrid?s most charming, but also its one of its most historic neighbourhoods. Back View all apartments in this area
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23 Nov 2013
"Even Better Than It Looks!!!"
We stayed here last week with my Mother (her first time to Madrid). Outstanding apartment and incredible location. Second time we have used Spain Select and whilst the first apartment in Calle Mayor w… More
11 May 2013
"Second stay in Plaza Mayor I"
I would highly recommend this apartment for a stay in Madrid. How to describe in one word: Elegant. It is perhaps in the most wonderful and prestigious location overlooking Plaza Mayor. We have ha… More
30 Jan 2013
"lovely spacious apartment - fabulous views of plaza mayor from 3 picture windows in main room"
We were a family party of 4 adults meeting up for New Year in Madrid and this apartment was excellent for our needs. It was spacious so we never felt on top of each other. The main front room was hug… More
6 Jun 2012
"The Most Beautiful Apartment in Madrid"
My husband and I spent a week in Madrid and stayed at Spain Select's Plaza Mayor I. The apartment, which overlooks the Plaza Mayor, was the perfect choice to be in the heart of Spain and live (a… More
6 Oct 2011
"A bird's eye view of life in the Plaza Mayor"
We spent a delightful week in this unique apartment, enjoying the constantly changing activity on the Plaza Mayor below. We wanted to be in the center of Old Madrid and able to walk or take the Metro … More
16 Jun 2011
"Plaza Mayor I - May 2011"
I think this can be kept very simple and short:When you look at the pictures on the internet, in this case an appartment, you always think "fine - does it really look like this in real life?"… More
5 Mar 2011
"Perfect location, stylish and comfortable, great service from Spain Select--a great time in Madrid."
This was our first real visit to Madrid (we had flown through a few times--we travel a fair amount), and our first time renting from Spain Select. After doing internet research, we decided to rent Pl… More
Thank you so much for your kind words regarding our Plaza Mayor I Apartment, and for taking the time to share these thoughts here.
We at Spain Select are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us in Madrid, especially in the apartment, your descriptions of the apartment and location really give the reader a good idea of what to expect!
It has certainly been a pleasure having you with us and we look forward to greeting you once again into one of Spain Select's apartments!
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