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Very Good 4/5 11 reviews

Living-dining area, lots of light

Apartment | 1 bedrooms | sleeps 4

Key Info
  • Great for children of all ages 5
  • Car not necessary
  • Air conditioning
  • Some pets are welcome - please contact the owner

Cosy, cared-for, custom-cleaned old-town rooftop nest in an old building in the south-east quadrant of the central historic district. If you do not mind the 5-flights of stairs and need no more than simple accommodations, the rest is all to your advantage.

Central location, wireless internet, land-line phone, linens provided, stereo, TV, DVD, the owner just around the corner to assist you if need be in English, Spanish, Portuguese or French. 4 years of happy guests can attest to this lodging option.

Size Sleeps up to 4, 1 bedrooms
Will consider Corporate bookings, Short breaks (1-4 days)
Access Car not necessary
Nearest Amenities 50 m
Nearest travel links Nearest airport: Barajas 12 km, Nearest railway: Atocha Station 300 m
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, Video player, CD player, Telephone, Satellite TV, Wi-Fi available
Standard Kettle, Toaster, Iron
Utilities Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine
Rooms 1 bedroom, 1 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms
Furniture 1 Sofa beds, Double beds (1), Dining seats for 4, Lounge seats for 4
Other Linen provided, Towels provided
Further details indoors

This small apartment is perfect for a lone traveller or couple on a romantic getaway, manageable for up to 4 with the sofa bed in the dining-living area.

It has ample light and calm despite its proximity to the central historic district, in particular to the Museums, train station and Retiro Park, but also within 10-15 minutes of the Royal Palace, Puerta del Sol, Opera House and rastro flea market.

The owner is around the corner and tends to the rentals and apartment personally. Six years of successful short-term rentals.

Further details outdoors

The view is endearing and unique, without going beyond simple comfort. This is more a "room with a view" than a penthouse.

Further details

Down payment of 50% of the total price to secure a rental, the remainder upon arrival.

The Community of Madrid region

The capital of Spain, established in 1562 as an administrative centre (not a sea port or river or border town!) in the centre of the country, has been a magnet to people from all corners of Spain since its founding and in recent years has drawn people from all corners of the world. The city vibrates on its own epicentre as a meeting place, a melting pot of Spain's many regions, and a centre of culture and nightlife.

A compact downtown area allows for walking to all major points of interest within 5-30 minutes of any downtown location. However, the subway system is amongst the world's most extensive and all-serving, not to mention newest.

Winters can be gray and rainy, cold and clammy, but also sunny and brisk. Daytime temperatures average 5-10 throughout the winter and 25-35 throughout the summer. Spring and fall are often short and erratic. There is a saying, which translated means "MADRID, 9 months of winter and 3 months of HELL". It stays cold-cool and then gets hot all of a sudden. If you catch some true spring or autumn weather you are lucky!

Madrid City

The Prado Museum, Reina Sofia Modern Art Museum, and Thyssen-Bornemisza private collection. Royal Palace, Bull Ring, Retiro Park, Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor, Teatro Royal Opera House, as well as boutique and department store shopping throughout the city.

Bars, restaurants, tapas, music and people watching whichever way you step! Want something different, step in another direction...

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Review 1-10 of 11

2 May 2014


"Tranquilidad al atico"

Es un piso ubicado a escasos metroa de la estacion lavapies es un barrio antiguo no muy bonito ya q hay multiples bares y diversidad de paises residenciados lo q hace q las calles esten sucias. El ati… More

26 Apr 2013


"Wonderful Experience!"

We loved our time in this roof top apartment. The views were spectacular. The location was very good, as easy access to Prado & other museums in one direction, and the palace in the other. Would be lovely to return. The stairs were a challenge for old knees but I knew that so just took things slowly.

31 Mar 2013


"Nice little apartment in vibrant neighbourhood, great base from which to explore the city."

The flat is small but clean and comfortable, very peaceful and lovely views over the rooftops - a restful place to come back to at the end of the day (or even in the middle of the day when the feet we… More

30 Mar 2013



My partner and I spent 6 nights in Old-town Roof Top Nest (14th-20th March 2013) and can confirm the apartment is clean, tidy and has great rooftop views. It's very well located, being just minut… More

Thank you for your feedback and business. My apologies for all disappointment. Minor maintenance will be attended to. Regarding the missing/broken blinds, they were taken by the windstorm just before check-in and I was unaware of the damage. Had I known earlier I would have replaced/repaired them before the end of the stay. Best regards and happy travels!

23 Nov 2012


"Posizione stupenda, comodo per tutto"

E' in un quartiere della movida madrilena, multietnico e pieno di ristorantini. L'alloggio è piccolo ma bene curato,pulito, vi si trova tutto il necessario. Vi consiglio di sporgervi dalla … More

6 Nov 2012


"très bien placé"

studio propre,très calme,avec l'essentiel mais petite qualité très bien si l'on n'a pas peur de monter 5 etages métro en bas de la rue, proche du centre à visiter, quartier modeste… More

8 Apr 2012


"Rustic Rental in Gallery & Museum Heartland"

A comfortable little apartment in a perfect location for exploring Madrids art museums and galleries, with the Prado and the Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía - both just around the corner. A… More

24 Nov 2011


"Quiet, cool and comfortable"

Arriving in Madrid after a long and delayed flight from Johannesburg we were pretty exhausted when we arrived on the doorstep of the Roof Top Nest. Tom had sent his helper to meet us and in no time at all he carried our luggage up to the apartment. It was a very hot day and we were delighted to find some ice cold water and plenty of ice in the refrigerator.

The apartment is well equipped and unbelievably quiet and cool. The views over the Madrid roof tops are enchanting. The five flights of stairs are not nearly as daunting as one would imagine and we found the peaks into the central courtyard quite fascinating. The apartment is very centrally located and within walking distance of most museums, a number of metro stations and many small little restaurants. We could not have wished for a more comfortable place to stay.

1 Nov 2011


"Cosy Roof Top Getaway"

I had a very pleasant stayed in the apartment for 2 weeks at the start of June.
I found Thomas the owner more than helpful from the moment I booked the apartment. He was away on my arrived but had organized someone to meet me. I was very impressed as he carried my luggage up the 5 flights of stairs.
The apartment is well equipped with all I need for my 2 weeks. I was able to cook most meals, a great money saver! It is only a 10 minute walk from the train station, metro is also very close. It is close to shops and a supermarket just down the road. I had no problem walking to most places of interest.
Great location, great little flat, thanks Thomas

1 Nov 2011


"Cosy little rooftop apartment in Madrid"

From the outset Tom who manages the place was amazing! Hints, tips, lightning fast responses and an all out attempt to make the arrival and visit to Madrid painless and rewarding.

Once we arrived Tom was away with a group so he had his friend meet us there instead and while our Spanish was terrible we got into the apartment easily enough.

As per the website the apartment is by no means large but accommodated my wife and I snugly with everything we needed. We stayed here for a week and enjoyed ourselves immensely with local markets just up the road (literally up the street), supermarket nearby and transport at the bottom of the street. The apartment is also within walking distance to parks, shopping and we ended up walking everywhere in Madrid.

I would highly reccommend the apartment for it's price and the service offered by Tom.

Review 1-10 of 11

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  • 6 Years listed

55% Response rate

Calendar last updated:14 Aug 2014

Based in Spain

Languages spoken
  • English
  • French
  • Spanish
  • Portuguese

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