Very bright, spacious, great location. One queen bed, plus a small bed/room for a third person. Full kitchen, big dining table, air con, 1.5 baths, daytime porter, very quiet, blackout shutters, and no TV. Close to 4 metro lines. ~75m2
Bluetooth stereo with good speakers :)
As much or as little as they need.
Some pointers for travel, shopping, and restaurants:
Options for getting from airport to the apartment:
- Taxi (fixed rate €30; 20-25 minutes)
- 200 bus to Avenida de America bus terminal, then a taxi (~€(PHONE NUMBER HIDDEN) minutes)
- Metro to Alonso Martinez for (~€7 per person; 45-60 minutes)
Shopping: various boutique clothing stores around town. Keep an eye out in most neighborhoods for clothing stores that appear out of nowhere. There are a couple on Fernandez de la Hoz within 6-8 blocks of my street going northward. The Malasaña and Chueca neighborhoods, which are 10-15 on foot to the south of the apartment are also full of independent designers/shops. The Salamanca neighborhood has the most stores by far, but are generally more high-end. Serrano, Claudio Coello, and Lagasca streets are the most well-known for shops there.
Restaurants: Here are a few non-touristy restaurants that are unique/interesting. I'm leaving off the "high-end" restaurants, because they're well publicized, very expensive, and also require reservations far in advance. Remember that dinner starts around 21:00 here, so restaurants generally don't open until 20:00/20:30
$$$ Sala de Despiece; StreetXO -- both very interesting places and energetic, and they don't take reservations, so show up a little early, worth it if you're a "foody"; Carlos Tartiere (Asturian food, traditional "cideria"); Taberna Los Gallos (great Spanish food, a little higher end)
$$ Mercado de Ildefonso ("market" with food stalls and bars, very sociable and friendly); Bosco de Lobos (cool space in an architecture school with cool design and good food; Maricastaña (in hip Malasaña neighborhood, good food, drinks, atmosphere)
$ This is more difficult, because there aren't a lot of well-known cheap places. But most little cafes where the locals have coffee or "cañas" (small glass of beer) are cheap, and they generally have the same simple food, like tortillas and ham sandwiches