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“The best hotel position (IMHO) in Madrid”
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Hostal Oriente
Ranked #97 of 436 Hotels in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence
Rome, Italy
Level 4 Contributor
42 reviews
17 hotel reviews
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“The best hotel position (IMHO) in Madrid”
Reviewed 25 March 2012

the hotel is located in plaza isabela II, just in front Opera subway station, very close to Porta del Sol, Plaza Mayor, La Latina, Plalacio Real, La Gran Via..etc..etc.. There are a lot of restaurant inside the plaza (also McDonalds and Burger King, if you want a cheeper one), and 24h food store... The Movida is behind your foot.. Note that you need a sleeping mask, and maybe also the ear plug, to sleep better. The hotel room is clean, but a little bit small, and no breakfast is possible, also there isn't a bidet...

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 1 February 2012

I stayed at this hotel for 4 nights in January. It is very clean and warm.
The staff is excellent and very helpfull.
It is right in the heart of the city by the metro stop, Opera. Most of the sites are within walking distance. All the shops restaurants cafes are on the same street as the hotel.
The only thing, there is no breakfast. It would be better if it had. But if that's no problem for you, there are to many restaurants right by the hotel.
The cost is very low also considering the location. So it's great value.
If i ever go back to Madrid, i'd deffinetely stay there again.
The only thing you should consider that i didnt is dont stay for long since there isnt too much to see in Madrid. But Toledo, fantastic place.

Room Tip: Even though your room doesnt have a view at all, there are too many reasons to book this hotel.
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled solo
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Reviewed 8 January 2012

I stayed in the Hostal for one night in January 2012 and it was overall a positive experience. The location is perfect; within easy walking distance of the city centre and extremely close to Opera metro stop (2 doors left of McDonalds). There is a lift up to the Hostal reception which was a huge bonus and the man on reception was lovely (although I'm not sure how good his English was).
I stayed in a single room facing away from the street so it was very quiet although the view was incredibly uninspiring, consisting of a wall and a few a/c units. The room and bathroom were small but clean and the shower had plenty of hot water and was very powerful.
I couldn't find any sockets to plug my laptop charger into, although that could just have been me not looking hard enough.
There is a computer on the 2nd floor where you can access the internet although it wasn't working on the morning I was there.
The 24hour reception is good and I felt very safe leaving my suitcase in a little side room while I explored Madrid after checking out.
Overall a great bargain in a perfect location, possibly better if you speak some Spanish although the cleaning staff seemed to speak pretty good English.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled solo
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 December 2011

I visit Madrid often to viit family and this is always my first choice of where to stay ...

It is right in the centre of Madrid, excellent value, clean and secure. I have stayed at least 6 times in the past 2 years and never had one problem. The staff are friendly and the rooms are cleaned to an excellent standard every day. Rooms are air conditioned aswell so when staying in the summer months it is very comfortable.

I always email and ask for a quiter room away from the main road however on the one occasion I forgot I did not find the noise from the main street ... a lighter sleeper may do though so just ask them if you would prefer a quiter room.

The hotel has free wifi aswell which is great for keeping intouch when staying away from home :)

Would recommend staying here to anyone.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled solo
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Reviewed 20 December 2011

Just repeating what all the other positive reviews have said - a great location (next to the metro, in the middle of the shopping and restaurant area) and safe, clean, comfortable rooms. For the price, it is hard to beat. Staff are friendly and accomodating. Yes, if you have a room that opens onto the street (as we did, on the 2nd floor) you will hear noise coming up but only take that as a negative if this sort of thing bothers you (it doesn't bother us). Madrid is a city that barely sleeps, so the noise is there all night as well.

Room Tip: Not facing the street if noise is an issue to you.
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hostal Oriente
Address: Calle Arenal, 23, 28013 Madrid, Spain
Region: Spain > Community of Madrid > Madrid > Centro
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Hotel Style:
#18 Best Value Hotel in Madrid
#62 Romantic Hotel in Madrid
#85 Family Hotel in Madrid
Price range (per night): $77 - $162
Hotel Class:3 star — Hostal Oriente 3*
Number of rooms: 38
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