The Santa Cruz Residence

plaza mayor, madrid
2 bedroom - 1 bath
(6 reviews)
Travel dates:
€160 - €180 per night (EUR)
excludes K&C fee and cleaning charges
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Perks for the Parents

This light, bright and fun apartment is packed with everything you could need for pre-school children and is walking distance from key Madrid attractions, along with public transport links and parks. There is a lovely queen bed for parents to rest in, a separate kids room and a living room ideal for relaxing in after a day of adventure in Madrid. The practical kitchen has everything you could need including a dishwasher, washing machine, microwave and Nespresso machine.

Why Kids Love it

There are plenty of toys and books for kids in this playfully-decorated residence, and it is close to parks and museums too. The Royal Palace park is 10 minutes’ walk away and has a great playground, and space to skate, ride a bike, run and have fun. For younger children there is a high chair, kids dinnerware, toddler bed, and a travel crib and pram upon request. The kids bedroom has a toddler bed which sleeps a child up to around age 5.

Things to Know

This fifth floor apartment is accessed via an elevator which goes to the fourth floor with 1 wooden flight of steps to the door. It is a super safe 1 floor apartment with no neighbors on the same level. It is quiet, offering a good night’s sleep. Car hire not essential: tube/underground station, buses, taxis and city rental bikes available nearby.

About the Location

The residence is in the heart of Madrid, a 2-minute walk from Sol, Plaza Mayor, Mercado de San Miguel, Royal Palace and La Almudena Cathedral. It is a 15-minute walk from the Prado Museum, the Thyssen Museum, Reina Sofia and Retiro Park. Madrid-Barajas Airport is a 20-minute drive away. It is quiet at night.

Accommodation Details

This light-filled 2 bedroom apartment in the heart of Madrid has a welcoming living room with dining table, well equipped family kitchen, master bedroom with queen bed, kids bedroom with toddler bed and family bathroom with bath and shower. There is no outdoor space. It can accommodate further guests on the sofa bed in the lounge and with a travel crib on request.

Style Notes

Bright, light and modern with an eye-catching graffiti-style Marvin Gaye mural and wood-beamed ceilings in the kitchen, corridor and living room. The lovely bathroom has a bathtub and a big shower. Decorated with a blend of vintage and modern items with plenty of color and artistic touches from retro film posters and wall decals to patchwork quilts and trailing house plants.

  • Air Conditioning
  • Baby Bath
  • Baby Monitor
  • Babysitter / Nanny
  • Backyard / Garden
  • Balcony
  • Bathtub
  • Bed Rails
  • Bicycles
  • Cabinet Locks
  • Changing Table
  • Chef / Catering
  • Children's Dinnerware
  • Corner Guards
  • DVD Library
  • DVD Player
  • Dishwasher
  • Elevator
  • Fireplace Guards
  • Game Console
  • High Chair
  • Housekeeper
  • Outlet Plugs
  • Parking
  • Pet-friendly
  • Pool
  • Pool Gate
  • Stair Gates
  • Television
  • Toys / Children's Books
  • Washer / Dryer
  • Wifi
  • Window Guards
1 queen
1 sofa bed (double)
1 twin / single
1 toddler bed
sleeps 1
1 travel crib
laura c.
Member since February 17, 2015
I have worked in the music and theatre business for many years learned a lot had great fun and made good friends. Opened my own business a Family Club and pre school that I have just sold. I have a 6 year old daughter that keeps me happy and busy. We have traveled quite a lot and love visiting new places... we have been together to Stocolm, London, Paris, Moroco.... and we love to discorver new cities. My kid loves running in the park, skating, drawing, playing with her dolls, painting and having fun with other kids. I think its wonderful to travel with kids and live the life and comfort of been a native in the town you visit and Kid & Coe can provide that.

6 reviews

kristina b.
Visited in October 2016
We stayed in Laura's striking apartment for our first city break as a family of four (our daughter was 5 and our son 9 months at the time). It was a most enjoyable experience as Laura made us feel at home away from home straight away. She was the most wonderful host and together with her charming daughter made the trip a very special one for us and our daughter especially. The apartment has everything you need when travelling with little ones, is perfectly located to explore Madrid and is a true haven in the evening after the long days exploring the city. This was our first trip away at a Kid & Coe property and we really enjoyed it. Thank you, Laura.
Carrie W.
Visited in June 2016
Laura was an incredible host! We arrived via taxi and her mother was waiting for us at the curb. She gave us thorough instructions and even left some little gifts and a note for my son. The next day she texted to let us know of an event happening near the apartment with a link for more information. The apartment is cozy and really functional. My son loved his room, all of the toys, and Sophie the turtle. I think we read every one of the English books on the shelves. The location couldn’t be better. It’s a few steps away from Plaza Mayor, a short walk from the Sol train station, next door to a little market, close to a bunch of good restaurants. For a family trip to Madrid, we whole-heartedly recommend Laura’s place.
Andrea L.
Visited in May 2016
Laura was a very nice and friendly host. The experience in santa cruz residence was very good. The apartment is beautiful and very quiet, so excellent for traveling with kids! Top location! Thanks a lot Laura! we hope to come back soon!!!
Laura D.
Visited in April 2016
We've just returned from a 4 night stay in this lovely apartment, which is an ideal base to explore this lovely city with a small person in tow! Located just off one of the main squares in the city, in a beautiful and quiet building, the apartment is a 10 minute walk from two metro stations so getting around was easy - as was popping back to give our three year old (and us!) a break from sightseeing. A real home away from home, the apartment has everything you need for a really comfortable stay. The kids room complete with toys and books was a real hit with our son - he would have been happy staying in every day! Laura was the perfect host and couldn't have done more to make us feel at home. She was always at the end of the phone to answer any texts we sent about things to do or places to eat. We can't recommend the Santa Cruz Residence and Laura enough to anyone wanting to visit Madrid.
jennifer l.
Visited in April 2016
Laura was a very attentive host and was super accommodating with our families delayed arrival due to air traffic control strike. The flat is literally 100 meters from Plaza Mayor and in in a building with little grocer, made first nights food rations simple to procure. Laura had very easy to follow instruction for places to go and family friendly things to do. there are 2 parking garages near by to make families traveling by car simple in the congested city of Madrid. This flat will be a place to return to when we visit with family friends.
Susan S.
Visited in March 2016
The proof of how much we enjoyed our stay at the Santa Cruz Residence is that as I opened this page to write this review and my 3 year old saw the picture and yelled "I want to go back to that apartment!" To which I responded, "ME TOO!" Everything about this apartment was perfect for my family (2 adults, just 2 year old, and 3.5 year old). First, the location. It couldn't be better situated to explore all of Madrid's main attractions. You can see the Plaza Mayor from the door of the apartment building. Inside you would have no idea you are in the center of a bustling city. The only view from the apartment windows are of the blue sky and the beautiful church next door. Second, the apartment itself. Laura's style is incredible. Beyond, the cool design, it is incredibly well-equipped and organized for both adults and kids. Laura worked with us in advance of and during the trip and made sure everything we needed (and more) was in place. She then helped us with directions, restaurant and shopping recommendations, and ideas for kid-friendly activities. We honestly can't say enough good things about our experience in the Santa Cruz Residence. Thank you for making our trip to Madrid so special!

Plaza Mayor, Madrid

The historic center

Plaza Mayor, the city’s majestic main square, is ringed by pavement cafés and restaurants and jumping with street performers. In the historic center of Madrid, stellar art galleries and museums are within walking distance (the Prado has a great kids tour) and Retiro Park is around 20 minutes walk away. It’s a lively area, day and night.