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The Contristancia

  • 2 guests

  • 1 bedroom

  • 1 bathroom

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Looking for a rustic and romantic retreat? We've found just the thing. Located on a vibrant street in the heart of Madrid, this home puts you at the heart of the action, with a Juliet balcony so you can enjoy the atmosphere without even leaving the flat. Here, you'll be nearby some great bars and restaurants, and you're just a short stroll from the Puerta de Alcalá, as well as the stunning El Retiro Park, a green and leafy nature spot that holds the beautiful Palacio de Cristal.


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What to expect


Highlights

Visit Madrid's most famous street, Gran Via, located just a short stroll away

Visit Madrid's most famous street, Gran Via, located just a short stroll away

Head over to the nearby monument of Puerta de Alcalá

Head over to the nearby monument of Puerta de Alcalá

Stay on top of your workload remotely at the desk

Stay on top of your workload remotely at the desk

Enjoy tasty Spanish breakfasts of baked eggs at the dining table

Enjoy tasty Spanish breakfasts of baked eggs at the dining table

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Home truths

    Given the home's central spot, expect to hear some street noise throughout your stay.

    The bedroom curtains here don't fully block out the sunlight. If you're hoping to enjoy a lie-in, you might want to pack an eye mask.

    This home is located within an apartment building, with a shared entrance. Expect to bump into other guests during your stay.

    Although there is air-conditioning in the apartment, it isn't present in any of the bedrooms.

    This host requires your check-in to be within 3-5 days from when the last booking ends. If you are unsure if your dates will work or for help finding alternatives, please contact our Matchmaking Team.

    Please note that the building amenities such as the pool and gym may have specific hours of operation and might not be available year-round.

About this stay


Amenities

Wi-fi

Air conditioning

Pets allowed

Washing machine

TV

Dishwasher

Bedrooms & bathrooms

1 bedroom, 1 bed

1 bathroom

Extras


VIP services

Luggage storage

Additional fees

  • While pets are welcome to join you during your stay, an additional fee will apply – please enquire with your host at the time of booking.

  • Your host can arrange luggage storage for an additional fee.

Additional fees subject to a 3.5% handling charge.

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

Local guide


About Salamanca

Salamanca is Madrid’s most glamorous and prestigious quarter. Usually associated with aristocratic façades, wide avenues, and luxurious living (atypical for Madrid’s cosy centre), the neighbourhood attracts domestic and international elite. It’s also home to many embassies and private schools, as well as niche museums and designer boutiques along its ‘Golden Mile’. The demanding clientele has made the food scene equally exclusive, but while you’re likely to find quite a few Michelin-star restaurants in the area, there are lots of relaxed tapas bars for those less willing to splash the cash.

Explore the area

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

Get lost at Madrid's Archeological Museum

Get lost at Madrid's Archeological Museum

With permanent and temporary exhibitions that showcase the latest discoveries from the Iberic peninsula and beyond, Madrid's Archeological museum is a treat for the curious mind.

10 min
Eat Mexican food in style at La Lupita

Eat Mexican food in style at La Lupita

If you want to exchange tapas for enchiladas and tacos La Lupita is the place to go.

8 min
Enjoy a late lunch at El Perro y la Galleta

Enjoy a late lunch at El Perro y la Galleta

This versatile, yet relaxed restaurant boasts original vintage designs. It also welcomes dogs – a great place to visit with your canine companion.

11 min
Enjoy good food and conversation at Ultramarinos Quintin

Enjoy good food and conversation at Ultramarinos Quintin

Quentin is described as the perfect mixture of authentic, gourmet and yet relaxed dining. It's part market, part restaurant, and part bar. Pro tip–their pan con tomate is amazing.

5 min
Dine the Asturias way at El Paraguas

Dine the Asturias way at El Paraguas

One of Salamanca's most famous restaurants, El Paraguas cooks up the best of Asturian cuisine, accompanied by a fantastic wine and champagne selection.

6 min
Mingle with celebrities at Museo de Cera

Mingle with celebrities at Museo de Cera

Madrid's Wax Museum is a journey through time and a great way to spend an afternoon.

10 min
Get your culture fix at Juan March Gallery

Get your culture fix at Juan March Gallery

This private foundation organizes monographic exhibitions for important international artists and artistic movements, principally of the twentieth century.

9 min
Pick up some fresh pastries from Pastelería Mallorca

Pick up some fresh pastries from Pastelería Mallorca

Stop by the popular Pastelería Mallorca for breakfast and try their delicious pastries.

4 min
Explore ABC Serrano Shopping Centre

Explore ABC Serrano Shopping Centre

Discover Madrid's most upscale shopping center in the city's most expensive area. With a rooftop restaurant, two museums, and a Mercadona supermarket, it offers a practical and stylish shopping experience.

11 min
Explore Mercado de la Paz

Explore Mercado de la Paz

This historical market offers a variety of fresh produce, meat, cheese, and desserts. Enjoy a meal at one of the restaurants or grab a bite to eat at the shared tables. A must-visit for food enthusiasts.

4 min
Take the kids to the Sweet Space Museum

Take the kids to the Sweet Space Museum

Step into a storybook world filled with stunning spaces, friendly staff, and delicious sweets. Perfect for kids and adults alike, capture magical moments and indulge your sweet tooth in each exhibit.

11 min
Dine at Casa Dani

Dine at Casa Dani

Enjoy incredible value for money at this long-running counter in a covered market. Try their famous tortilla de patatas and other delicious tapas. Don't miss the set lunch menu with fresh ingredients and affordable prices.

3 min

Get around

Airport

Adolfo Suárez Madrid–Barajas

52 min

Subway station

Velázquez

4 min

Train station

Recoletos

11 min

Bus stop

Velázquez - Ayala

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 15:00

Departure before 10:00

Air con

Wifi

Cancellation policy

  • Up until

    30

    days

    Cancel at least 30 days before your check-in date for a full refund.

  • Up until

    7

    days

    Cancel at least 7 days before your check-in date for a 50% refund.

  • Not eligible for a refund once your check-in date is under 7 days away.

Host


This home is managed by Julia

This home is managed directly by a business. A member of their staff will be your point of contact before and during your stay.

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