This is one of the best places I’ve stayed !
Right from the point of booking to the regular communication with Pablo between booking and arrival and the fantastic warm welcome I received upon arrival at the house till my departure for the Christmas holiday, this has been simply a great experience.
On the date of arrival, I was warmly welcomed by Pablo’s parents who chatted with me, prepared a lovely meal and accommodated me very comfortably in the house. Pablo, (who speaks very good English) is very friendly, amicable and helpful in numerous ways from providing directions across Madrid to providing EPL football scores – he pretty much has it all covered. Not just a really amicable, helpful and sociable person, Pablo is a great cook, has a very pleasant and mature personality and a good sense of humour. What a huge difference this makes! You're great Pablo !
The house itself was much as described and served my purposes (decent sized desk space, comfortable bed, simple cooking facilities) to a greater extent than I expected. The house itself is not massive – a medium lounge combined with the dining area was nice and cosy and good for brief spells of TV and meals. My room was comfortable with a large cupboard, decent desk space for a laptop, medium-sized printer and writing area easily accommodated. The single bed was spacious enough, comfortable and came with decent cupboard space [two sections for clothes, suits etc. and clean linen. The shower is super-powerful with proper (quick) heating and the bathroom small but more than sufficient. All rooms had heating, windows (not bathroom), wifi and shutters. The kitchen is well equipped with a washing machine, dishwasher cooker cupboard space and all important utensils etc. This house on the ground-floor has good disability access into the block, decent slam-shut outer doors and a treble security lock door into the house itself.
The neigbourhood is great being close to buses, the metro, a Dia supermarket, several small bars and restaurants and walking distance to the major shopping precinct in the area. It has recycling facilities and a small children's playground nearby and felt very safe walking around even late into the night.
I would say a lot, lot more in praise of this listing but space limits me. I would however, like to add one or two more points. Without prompting Pablo (and/or his Dad) was swift to sort out the leak in the shower, the bolt-lock on my room door and other minor hiccups. This type of realisation just adds to much ease to an already comfortable and pleasant environment.
All in all an excellent place, a most affable and friendly host, a good location and a wonderful experience. Thank you Pablo and family !!!