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El Caballito

  • 8 guests

  • 3 bedrooms

  • 2 bathrooms

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Bright and thoughtfully designed, this charming apartment borders the luscious gardens of Real Jardín Botánico and is moments away from Caixa Forum’s vertical growing wall and suspended architecture. This elegant home provides an idyllic base for a family or group of friends seeking a calm retreat with cultural hotspots on the doorstep. We knew that, if the towering wooden front door with pretty cast iron rosettes was anything to go by, this home would be hiding away some pretty impressive features. From the elegant archway to the hand-painted floral panels, the sweet antique toy horse to the immaculately-tiled kitchen – it's a real gem. There’s a tranquil ambience here, which invites you to wind down in the cosy living space whilst the central dining table insists on a homemade tapas spread for a memorable night with your loved ones. The surrounding streets are packed with a host of options. Mornings can be best spent altogether walking around El Retiro Park, just a twelve-minute walk away. When it comes to lunch, there’s a whirlwind of culinary offerings so take your pick - a meat-centred affair at Sala de Despiece or hard-hitting small plates at Tripea’s open kitchen in ​​Mercado de Vallehermoso. After your fill, contemplate the artworks in Prado Museum or pop into the boutiques that line the Golden Mile.


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What to expect


Highlights

Explore the Crystal Palace in Parque El Retiro, a twelve-minute walk away

Explore the Crystal Palace in Parque El Retiro, a twelve-minute walk away

Unwind peacefully with your new summer read

Unwind peacefully with your new summer read

Open up your front door studded with intricate iron rosettes

Open up your front door studded with intricate iron rosettes

Spend breakfasts altogether sipping on fresh juice

Spend breakfasts altogether sipping on fresh juice

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Home truths

    This home can accommodate six guests, but one will be sleeping on a pull-out bed, and two on a sofabed in the living room

    This home is in a central spot, so noise is to be expected

    This home is located on the ground floor

    One well-behaved dog is welcome to accompany you during your stay

    Your host may be able to provide a travel cot upon request

About this stay


Amenities

Desk / workplace

Wi-fi

Air conditioning

Pets allowed

Parking available

Washing machine

Bedrooms & bathrooms

3 bedrooms, 6 beds

2 bathrooms

Extras


VIP services

24/7 concierge

Airport pick up

Cab booking

Daily cleaning

Fridge fills

Laundry and dry cleaning

Luggage storage

Restaurant reservations

Tickets and experience booking

Extras are subject to availability. Please enquire with your host.

Local guide


About Atocha

When thinking of Atocha, the mammoth train station immediately comes to mind. While it’s a transport hub connecting Madrid to all others parts of Spain, its appeal lies in more than just logistics. The station itself is full of restaurants (some are the best in the area), and the sprawling streets around it will slowly lead to some of the best museums in town. Staying here will place you within walking distance of Prado, The Reina Sofia Museum, and Retiro Park.

Explore the area

Local restaurants, cafes, museums, sites and activities, recommended by our community of hosts and travel experts

Visit the Caixa Forum Museum

Visit the Caixa Forum Museum

Make your way over for world-class exhibitions in this architectural gem, as well as one of the best vertical gardens designed by Patrick Blanc.

Stroll through the Royal Botanical Garden

Stroll through the Royal Botanical Garden

This is a serene urban oasis in the city that's more than just a pretty sight–hard working botanists here have managed to preserve thousands of plant species, some of them very rare.

Browse thousands of books at Feria de Libros

Browse thousands of books at Feria de Libros

This whole street is a paradise for bookworms and lovers of rare finds. The sellers don't mind browsing – so go on and pick up a volume in any genre or language.

Tuck in at Taberna Maceiras

Tuck in at Taberna Maceiras

In a lovely rustic setting, you'll find the best octopus, calamari and other seafood in town. Be sure you reserve a table to avoid missing out.

Discover authentic Venezuelan flavours at Cacao

Discover authentic Venezuelan flavours at Cacao

Cacao is a little-known gastronomic gem that takes its guests on a journey through Venezuelan cuisine.

See some legendary art at the Reina Sofia Museum

See some legendary art at the Reina Sofia Museum

Come face to face with Guernica, or simply admire the masterful architecture of the modern art museum. Quick tip–if you come after seven in the evening, it's free!

Tick the Prado off your bucket list

Tick the Prado off your bucket list

The famous Museo del Prado is a must for lovers of classical art.

Get a taste for Spanish food at Mercado Antón Martin

Get a taste for Spanish food at Mercado Antón Martin

This is a traditional fresh food market with numerous stalls and tapas bars, many of which also serve Madrid's favorite Sunday aperitif–vermut.

Hang out with cool cats at La Gatoteca

Hang out with cool cats at La Gatoteca

The first cat café to open in Madrid, La Gatoteca is one for cat lovers. Spend an entire afternoon enjoying a coffee while meeting other like-minded cat lovers from around the world.

Relive the golden age of cinema at Cine Doré

Relive the golden age of cinema at Cine Doré

This opulent landmark movie theatre shows both classic and new films alongside tasty cocktails.

Catch a show at Teatro Coliseum

Catch a show at Teatro Coliseum

A cultural cooperative that tries to achieve social justice through arts, Teatro Del Barrio joins amazing performances with great causes.

Get around

Airport

Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas

1 hr 0 min

Train station

Estación de tren de Atocha

8 min

Subway station

Estación Del Arte

9 min

Bus stop

Prado - Atocha

2 min

Local shops & services

Supermarket

2 min

Cafe

1 min

Pharmacy

3 min

Booking policies


House Rules

Children welcome (1-12 years)

Infants welcome (under 12 months)

Pets welcome

No parties or events

No smoking

Good to know

Arrival from 16:00

Departure before 11:00

On floor 1, steps only

Air con

Wifi speed: 106Mbps

Cancellation policy

  • Up until

    5

    days

    Cancel at least 5 days before your check-in date for a full refund.

  • Not eligible for a refund once your check-in date is under 5 days away.

Host


This home is managed by Diego and Eliana

This home is managed directly by a business. A member of their staff will be your point of contact before and during your stay. Diego and Eliana work in finance and travel a lot, both for business and leisure. Over time, they realised that the real luxury is to be able to feel at home wherever you are, and to feel that you belong to that city or place. As hosts, they make every effort to give that feeling to their guests.

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