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#84857 - 07/15/09 02:18 AM Temporary Apartment Rental In Madrid
Donna Cuervo Offline
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Registered: 07/12/09
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Loc: New York, NY
Has anybody rented a short term apartment from Friendly Rentals in Madrid, or can anybody recommend specific apartments of theirs?

From their website, they seem to have some nice places.

I'm not sure yet that I want to go the apartment route on my upcoming week long stay. I recently rented an apartment for two weeks in Paris, and it had it's share of aggravation.

For only a week, a hotel might be a better idea, but I'm still deciding.

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#84865 - 07/15/09 06:54 AM Re: Temporary Apartment Rental In Madrid [Re: Donna Cuervo]
steve robinson Offline
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Registered: 02/23/06
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Loc: Hastings Old Town , England .
I´ve rented apartments in London , New York , Cape Town etc... and find them so much better than hotel rooms ! But I´ve not heard of anybody renting apartments here in Madrid . I´d also be interested in board members recommendations for apartments since I´m asked the question by friends abroad , regularly .
Steve

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#84868 - 07/15/09 09:05 AM Re: Temporary Apartment Rental In Madrid [Re: steve robinson]
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I have not used Friendly Rentals before, no, but I can tell you they've been on the internet for 4 or 5 years.

dmc123, have you conducted a SEARCH for previously posted comments?

I don't recall seeing anything but you may get lucky.

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#84872 - 07/15/09 03:45 PM Re: Temporary Apartment Rental In Madrid [Re: MadridMan]
eskimo joe Offline
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Registered: 02/14/07
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Loc: st cyrus , scotland
I stayed in an apartment a couple of weeks ago and was very happy with it . I've forgotten the details but I will post them here on friday or saturday dpending when I get home from Norway

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#84880 - 07/16/09 03:24 AM Re: Temporary Apartment Rental In Madrid [Re: eskimo joe]
Donna Cuervo Offline
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Registered: 07/12/09
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Loc: New York, NY
I've rented apartments in Buenos Aires for months at a time, but it's a huge saving of money there as opposed to a hotel.

I don't see that it's much of a saving in Europe. Prices seem similar from what I can determine.

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#84883 - 07/16/09 08:45 AM Re: Temporary Apartment Rental In Madrid [Re: Donna Cuervo]
steve robinson Offline
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Registered: 02/23/06
Posts: 1158
Loc: Hastings Old Town , England .
Yeah , but that´s the point ... Ok you could rent a beautiful hotel room , or you could have the freedom of an apartment for more or less the same price ... I do´n´t mind hostales and hotels , and stay in them all the time , but , for example , when I go back to my City of London , I try to get a short let apartment . Steve

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#84888 - 07/17/09 09:06 AM Re: Temporary Apartment Rental In Madrid [Re: steve robinson]
gazpacho Offline
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Registered: 06/23/00
Posts: 797
Loc: Macomb, MI U.S.
dmc123,

During my last vacation to Madrid, I stayed at an apartment run by Hostal Madrid, www.hostal-madrid.info. It was very centrally located. I wrote a review years ago.

I believe it cost almost twice what a room at the hostal would have, but for all the reasons Steve points out, I really enjoyed it. Plus it had facilities for laundry which is always a problem when traveling in Europe.

Gazpacho
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#84890 - 07/17/09 03:14 PM Re: Temporary Apartment Rental In Madrid [Re: gazpacho]
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Registered: 08/12/07
Posts: 64
Loc: LaGrange (Near Atlanta) Georgi...
Check out Bookassist.com -- which will take you to softguide.com page...there check out Princessa Apartmento 14 at Plaza Espana...I stayed there in March and plan to return this falle. The apartment is centrally located and was one of the better buys I found on the internet at that time.

HJT
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#84891 - 07/18/09 03:06 AM Re: Temporary Apartment Rental In Madrid [Re: Silver Traveler]
eskimo joe Offline
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Registered: 02/14/07
Posts: 203
Loc: st cyrus , scotland
I stayed with waytostay at the thysen luxe apartment . We were happy with it there was a few wee problems but the apartment owner Carlos sorted them out in no time . Id have no problems using them again

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#85584 - 10/26/09 10:18 AM Re: Temporary Apartment Rental In Madrid [Re: eskimo joe]
ladyN Offline
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Registered: 10/13/09
Posts: 5
I agree with most of the users- I think it's a better idea to rent out apartments or houses rather than stay in hotels. Even if you're just staying for a week, sometimes it can be cheaper. Plus you save money because you can usually cook, and you don't have to eat out all the time. I don't have any particular apartment recommendations for madrid rentals and I haven't heard much about Friendly Rentals, but I can suggest some sites I have looked into before:

http://www.madrid.com/madrid_apartments

This site has a wide variety of 'apartment houses' and other types of accommodation. The prices are pretty varied:

http://www.casamundo.co.uk/spain/madrid/madrid.htm

This site especially seems to have low prices (like for their studios):

http://www.only-apartments.com/apartments-madrid.html

If anyone has used these sites before it would would be nice to get some reviews!

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