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Bedrooms 1
Space 538 sq. ft.
Property type apartment
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights


About the property

Bright, quiet and completely renovated apartment in the heart of the famous Barrio de las Letras. Fourth floor with elevator, extremely close to Prado, Thyssen and Reina Sofia Museums and the Palacio Real, in historic center of Madrid. The apartment has two twin beds that can be joined for a king bed, plus additional sofa bed in the living room.

The apartment is right next to Plaza de Santa Ana. Near Puerta del Sol and the Plaza Mayor, and very closer to Latina.

This is a neighborhood with a great atmosphere and the best option to get to know Madrid. Walk the Barrio de las Letras is reaching to the Spanish Golden Age. The name of the streets corresponds to great names of Spanish Literature as Lope de Vega and Cervantes who lived in aerea.

It is a modern and lovely neighborhood, with a wide and rich variety of shops and restaurants at your disposal.

Traditional and avant-garde are the two adjectives that best describe the neighborhood

We will glad to help you choose the best places to visit in and around Madrid.

Welcome to Madrid!

More Details

Property Manager
Member since: 2015
Speaks: english, spanish
Response time:
Within 2 days
Response rate:
Calendar last updated:
April 19, 2018

About Leticia

We love Madrid, travel and to meet people.

We want people to stay in our apartment like at home and enjoyed Madrid.

We speak English, Italian, Spanish, Serbian and Croatian

Welcome to Madrid!

Why Leticia chose Cortes

This flat is in the center and have the best location to know our city.


Cortes Apartment Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • apartment
  • floor 4
Building Type:
  • building
  • Guests provide their own meals
  • Housekeeper Optional
Floor Area:
  • 538 sq. ft.
House Rules:
  • Check-in: 3:00 PM / Check-out: 11:00 AM
  • Max. occupancy: 4
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • pets not allowed
  • non smoking only ...
Location Type:
  • Downtown
  • Monument View
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Tourist Attractions
  • Air Conditioning
  • Elevator
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Towels Provided
  • Coffee Maker
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator
  • Toaster
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 4 people
  • 1 Bathroom
  • Bathroom 1 -
  • Bathroom 1: toilet, shower 1 bathroom with shower
  • 1 Bedroom, Sleeps 4
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 double
    dinning room - 1 sleep sofa /futon
  • Books
  • Television
  • Balcony ...
  • botanical garden
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • museums
  • restaurants
  • water parks
  • zoo
Leisure Activities:
  • shopping
  • walking
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • hospital


Very Good! 4/5 -
(10 traveler reviews)

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average rating of 4.0 based on 10 reviews
Boulder, CO


  • 5 of 5

We ended our two week vacation in Spain with two nights in this apartment and it was perfect! Located on a fantastic, quiet little street that was also close to everything, including the metro station. The artwork was gorgeous and had our bank account allowed, we would have bought at least one of the pieces displayed.

The apartment is almost better than the pictures show. The glass doors let in a fantastic amount of light and the light and simple decor made it even brighter.

Finding the apartment and meeting up to receive the keys was easy and both people were professional and friendly.

I would highly recommend this apartment for anyone looking to be in the center of it all while being on a quiet street.

  • Submitted: Jun 19, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: HomeAway
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Do not rent this apartment. The unresponsive owner and building construction make it terrible.

  • 1 of 5

We have rented half a dozen properties through VRBO and dealing with this owner was by far the worst experience. Leticia was very difficult to get a hold of before our visit. In the month before we were to arrive, I emailed repeatedly asking for information regarding parking. It took until the day before our arrival to get an answer. (Parking was within a 5-10 minute walk at a cost of 30 euros a day.) During this email exchange, she agreed to meet us at the apartment at 4:00 the next day. She never showed up. After buzzing the apartment for 15 minutes, a man finally let us in. Through our limited Spanish, we discovered he was a friend of Leticia's who was cleaning the apartment. Though trying to be helpful, he spoke no English and could not answer our questions. He had no idea where Leticia was or if she was coming to meet us. He continued haphazardly cleaning for another 30 minutes (the floor remained so filthy that we could not walk barefoot on it) before preparing to leave. I had to chase him for toilet paper and when I pointed out there were no cloths or soap for cleaning and drying dishes, he typed into a translation program on his phone: "You can buy them down the street. They are not too expensive." He then handed me one set of keys (even though the property posting says there will be 2) and left. Not surprisingly at this point, the promised coffee, sugar, water, etc. that the posting spoke of were nowhere to be found. I immediately emailed Leticia to ask what had happened...why she had not been there as promised...and if she was going to bring the dish soap, etc. There was no response. We stayed our 4 nights in the apartment without ever hearing from her. In fact, we never heard from her again. It even took a threat of action on my part to finally receive our damage deposit back.

While the apartment itself is as pictured and in easy walking distance from the major attractions, I would recommend you find another apartment to rent. There is construction being done in the building that is not spoken of in the posting. We were woken several days by hammering and drilling happening around us. This owner does not care about anything but your money, and will not respond to any questions or concerns once she has it. It was a very, very disappointing experience.

  • Submitted: Jun 3, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Great Location and very nice apartment

  • 5 of 5

This apartment is in a great location for visiting Madrid. Close to the action. Close to streets known for a lot of good tapas bars, but also on a quieter side road. Also in walking distance to the museums. One block from a metro stop. The apartment itself was a very nice apartment. Really modern and clean. They provided everything we needed. Shampoo, soap, towels, hair dyer, dishes, etc. The bedroom has two twin beds but they push them together. Since I was travelling with a friend I asked for them to be split apart but when we arrived, they were not... but it wasn't a big deal. If you had a third person, you could put them on the large, leather?, futon, in the living area, but ask for bedding. It could possibly be uncomfortable to sleep on, but I could not tell. Overall, great experience.

  • Submitted: May 31, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Milton, MA

Great Location in Madrid!

  • 4 of 5

Great location. Central to Puerta Del Sol. Had all the amenities needed. Restaurants and shops nearby along with a metro stop and the end of the street. I would definitely recommend!

  • Submitted: Jul 17, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. Hope to see you soon!!
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Milton, MA

Great Location! Great Flat! Wonderful Stay!

  • 4 of 5

Had a great time in Madrid. This flat was in a great location near Puerta Del Sol. Wonderfully decorated, comfortable and perfect for our family of three. It had everything we needed.

  • Submitted: Jul 13, 2015
  • Stayed: July 2015
  • Source: HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thank you for your review. Hope to see you soon!!
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Flagstaff, AZ

As promised - clean, close, convenient and cozy

  • 4 of 5

Very nice location and apartment. Perfect for a quick visit to Madrid. Metro very close so access to everywhere. Easy walk to big museums. Quiet area for such a central location. Two adults and two kids was a bit of a squeeze but worth it for the location.

We would definitely stay here again.

  • Submitted: Jun 9, 2015
  • Stayed: June 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
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Nearest Airport
15 Kilometres
Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas
Nearest Train
1 Kilometres
Atocha Renfe
Nearest Beach
361 Kilometres
La Malvarrosa, Valencia
Car: not necessary

Barrio de las Letras, en pleno Madrid centro


Rates & Availability

Taxes and fees are additional

Additional information about rental rates

Cleaning Fee $43.01
Additional Guest Fee $12.29 - 61.44 per person per night

Check in is done in the office. The address is:
81 Alcala Street, 28009 MADRID 1ºA
We want you to look after the house as if it were your own home.
So we ask you to keep a set of rules to make your stay in Madrid is the best:
- No Smoking and house pets (without consent € 30 / Pet)
-Respect The rest of the neighbors and try not to make noise or disturb especially in the hours between 22h-9h. (Forbidden to party)
- Occupy the apartment only for the persons listed on the reservation
If it fails any of these rules, the deposit will not be returned and will be paid in full to Be Vital! Wealth
- It is requested to turn off lights and air conditioning / heating when not in the home. And we ordered a responsible use of water. Not only common sense, if not respect for the environment
- Terms of Checks: Check out until 11h, Check In from 15h to 20h (Saturdays, Sundays and holidays from 15h to 18h) 23h Until the cost is 30 €. From 23h it costs 50 €
-THE KEYS: two sets of keys will be given. At checkout, leave the keys on the table. They are not left in place, and if so the amount will be charged locksmith. If you lose you will be paid € 50
Thank you and WELCOME !!

Manager's Cancellation Policy

  • 50% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
  • 100% refund if canceled at least 60 days before arrival date.
  • Service Fee fully refunded on cancellations that qualify for 100% refund.