Please sign in to post.

Apartments in Madrid, Sevilla

Hi all,

We are traveling with our three adult children and I’m looking for apartment rentals, specifically a 3-bedroom. I’m not finding much on AirBnB in Madrid. Does anyone know of a rental company?

Also, in Sevilla, where is the best area to stay? I am finding apartments near the Cathedral and Setas de Sevilla. Also near the bull fighting arena. I looked at getting two rooms at Las Casas de la Judería but it seems a bit out of the way.

Thank you!

Posted by
20780 posts

You might also check booking.com. It lists apartments as well as hotels, etc. I'm sure there's a lot of overlap with Airbnb listings. I don't normally stay in apartments, so I can't say how the rental rates might compare.

Posted by
651 posts

Will do acraven. I haven’t used Booking.com but AirBnB has been very helpful with any problem I’ve had over the years. Would love any AirBnBs or Booking apartments that people have enjoyed!

Ideally I would like an apartment or vacation rental company in each city. We used Paris Perfect and London Connection and both worked well (got lucky with London Connection since they have now gone out of business). I ordered Rick’s Spain book, perhaps he has something listed.

We also are going to Lisbon and he does not address accommodations for families in his Portugal book — very surprised. Hotels just don’t work for everyone.

Posted by
651 posts

I have found a few apartments in the theater district in Madrid, near Teatro Nuevo Apolo. Does anyone know if this is a cute area? Atmospheric?

Thank you!

Posted by
3879 posts

The bullring and cathedral are about a five minutes walk from each other, so little difference there. Las Casas is also only about a 5-7 minutes walk from the cathedral, Alcázar, Giralda Tower, and a little further to the Plaza de España, and María Luisa park. Las Setas is further out, but still only about a 10-12 minutes walk to the cathedral.

In Madrid, while I haven’t stayed there, the Teateo de Apolo area is primarily residential and away from the main tourists sights. You will avoid all the tourists in the Plaza Mayor area, but be close enough to it to enjoy it. In that area is Taberna Antonio Sánchez - 1787, the oldest taberna in Madrid. Also nearby is Casa Alberto known for its bull tail stew and the world famous Sobrino de Botín -1725, supposedly the oldest restaurant in the world.

Posted by
651 posts

Thanks Jaime,

In Madrid, it looks like Puerto del Sol is only a 7 minute walk, and the Prado is 15 minutes. Is it safe to wander since it’s off the beaten path a bit?

Posted by
3879 posts

In all the times we’ve been to Madrid we’ve always walked and have never had an issue. We always stay by the Puerta Del Sol so for us it’s a straight shot down Calle de Alcalá to get to Plaza de Cibeles and Puerta de Alcalá then another walk along Paseo Del Prado past the Fuente de Neptuno to reach the Prado area. If you turn left at Plaza de Cibeles and walk a quarter mile or so, there’s a quirky Rana de la Fortuna (lucky frog) sculpture and just past it is the Fernando Botero sculpture, Mujer con espejo (lady with mirror). Walking back you can walk straight up Calle de Atocha.

If you decide to stay near teatro de apolo and want to wander, head over to Calle de Toledo and walk down it to arrive at the Puerta de Toledo, one of the original entrances to the city. A little further and you’ll arrive at the Puente de Toledo, built between 1719-1724.

Posted by
80 posts

We like to stay in apartments too because there is more room for our family and I always find ones with a washing machine. I've been using booking.com for the last 7 years. I like have having all my booking in one place and it's really user friendly.

Posted by
651 posts

Thanks Cindy! I am so accustomed to AirBnB for protection that I never look at Booking. Do you feel they align with you when necessary?

Posted by
598 posts

Tirso De Molina, near Teatro Nuevo Apolo is actually a great location in Madrid. In fact, I woke up there this morning before traveling home to New York State. It’s a vibrant, authentic area that’s also well located for tourism.

Looking at apartments, I also always check VRBO.

Posted by
651 posts

Good to know Scudder! We are the type that like to walk out our door and have cafes and bars close. We always think we have energy to walk somewhere special but in the end we love a buzzing cute neighborhood.