El Pasaje

Calle Pozo 4, Madrid, Spain, 28012

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Pasaje room

By Annie Bennett, your Madrid expert

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#35 of 40
expert-rated hotels in Madrid
Expert overall rating:4.2 out of 5
Location:
4.7
4.7
Bedrooms:
4.3
4.3
Eating/drinking:
4.2
4.2
Public areas:
4
4.0
Leisure facilities:
0
N/A
Service:
4.3
4.3
Value for money:
4.8
4.8
Recommended for:
Culture vultures, First-time travellers, Mature travellers, Singles, Nightlife, Shopping, Sightseeing

Expert review of El Pasaje

A good budget option in Madrid which is handy for shops and sights.

The Pasaje is a small hotel which occupies a building that dates back to 1900 on a narrow pedestrianised street. While on the basic side, it has all the facilities you’re likely to need on a short stay when you’re out most of the time anyway. It is officially a 'hostal', which just means a basic hotel, and not a 'hostel' as stated on the English version of their website. Don't worry, you're not going to be stuck in a dorm with a load of backpackers!

Location: 

Near the Puerta del Sol and Plaza de Santa Ana. It doesn’t get more downtown than this. Really handy for shops, bars and restaurants and about a mile from the Prado. Between Sol and Sevilla metro stations.

Bedrooms: 

The décor in the 14 double rooms is neutral in the extreme, but at least there’s nothing to object to. It’s a lovely old building though, so it’s a bit of a shame that the rooms are devoid of character. Bit snug too, but rates are so reasonable, I shouldn’t really gripe about that. There’s air-conditioning, mini-bars, televisions and safes, and a cable internet connection. While there’s no traffic noise, you might hear people walking past after a night out, so ask for a room at the back if you think that might bother you.

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Public areas: 

Small open-brick lobby area.

Eating and drinking: 

There's no restaurant, but a buffet breakfast is served in the adjacent Café de Levante.

Service: 

Fine for this level of hotel. Reception staff are happy to help you book trips, hire cars etc.

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Who stays there: 

Tourists who want to be somewhere central and just need somewhere clean and comfortable to sleep.

Price advice: 

The rate for a double room including breakfast is pretty good value. Free cable internet in rooms.

Pros: 
Good value
Central
Cons: 
Rooms lack character

More information on El Pasaje:

Price from:
£45
Type:
Hotel
Address:
Calle Pozo 4, Madrid, Spain, 28012
Amenities:
High-Speed Internet
Neighbourhood:
Puerta del Sol/Santa Ana

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