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Address: Calle Principe 26, Plaza Santa Ana, Madrid, 28012, Spain

Star rating:
3 star hotel

4.4

Not fancy, but all the basics and a great location. Let's face it, that's often all you need.

This is a simple hotel with no frills, but rooms are pleasant and it's a great choice if you just want somewhere central to stay and aren't too bothered about designer chairs. It's a really fun area in the evening, with bars and restaurants suitable for all ages and tastes. I'd be happy to recommend this to anyone as it's not remotely grotty and most of my friends would rather spend their cash in the tapas bars.

Location
5
90%
Eating/drinking
n/a
90%
Leisure facilities
n/a
90%
Service
4
90%
Value for money
4.5
90%
Bedrooms
4.2
90%
Public areas
n/a
90%

Location

Couldn't be better, right on Plaza de Santa Ana, with more pavement cafés and tapas bars than you could shake a stick at. Ten minutes' walk to just about anywhere, including the Prado museum and the shops around the Puerta del Sol.

Bedrooms

There are 20 surprisingly spacious rooms, with wooden floors and neutral decor. You get a TV and there is free WiFi. Bathrooms are on the small side, with showers rather than bathtubs. Room 13 is a twin on the corner of the building overlooking the square, with two balconies. Number 21 has a double bed, and also has two balconies, but only gives onto Calle Principe. There are allocated rooms for smokers.

Public areas

Just a basic reception area, but that's enough, surely?

Eating and drinking

The adjoining pleasant café is part of the hotel, where a continental breakfast is served. This is great, as you get a feel of the lively atmosphere in Madrid bars in the mornings, and of course you can order other things if you like.

Service

Reception staff are friendly and helpful, but staff are kept to a minimum. Don't expect bellboys and butlers at every turn.

Who stays there

Anyone who doesn't want to blow their budget on an expensive hotel when they're going to be out most of the time, but can't cope with anything remotely grungy. Basically, most of us.

Amenities

Recommended for

  • Culture vultures
  • Singles
  • Nightlife
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing
  • No fuss
  • Art

Pros & Cons

  • Excellent value
  • Great location
  • Basic services
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