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Be Live City Center Madrid Santo Domingo

C/ San Bernardo 1, 28013 Madrid, Spain (Formerly Mercure Madrid Santo Domingo)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I usually stay in the hotel on my business trips to Madrid. It has a good location in the center of Madrid. The standard of the rooms is average and a bit out-dated. Breakfast is good for the standard of the hotel but not over average. It is always the same and gets boring if you stay several days. Excellent... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My partner and I visited this hotel after careful consideration of reviews from Trip Advisor. I wish we had visited a different hotel as there must surely be better hotels than this one in such a stunning city. We were in room 204 which had two narrow windows, one in the bedroom/living area and one in the bathroom. The bathroom... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We chose this hotel as it has a great location. However that's about it. A surly reception was the start. The rooms are tired, infact in desperate need of an overhaul as this would be the saddest Mecure we have ever stayed at and Mecure should take a good look. Cracked handbasin, discoloured and patched bath, mouldy and missing bath... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My girlfriend and I recently stayed at the Be Live Santo Domingo. It is a decent hotel, in a great location, just minutes from the Royal Palace, central shopping and a stones throw from good restaurants and bars. They provide a varied buffet selection for breakfast, enjoyed each morning. The rooms were comfortable, only a little tired with coming of... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

If you want to be in the herart of Madrid then stay here. It is right next to a metro station but we walked everywhere as Madrid is so compact. The rooms are quite small but as it is an older hotel, this is to be expected in Mardrid. Our room had fun wallpaper of the Mardid skyline on two... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A good base for your visit to Madrid. Lots of nice bars and restaurants in the immediate vicinity. The metro station is right on the doorstep so you will find all the sights of Madrid easily within your reach. We’ve stayed here 10 years ago when it was part of the Best Western group. It had since merged with the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel is in the center of things in the city. Great old downtown feeling here with cafes and plazas and metro stops all nearby. It is a bit noisy, so bring ear plugs. The room is smaller than I would have expected but since this was my first time in Madrid, I don't really know what the standards are.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

On the positive note: Nice Boutique-type of Hotel, cool design. Rooms rather small (as common in this type of Hotel). Great location in the center of Madrid, good pricing. What did not work: Room very loud - the folks in the room next to me were talking (not shouting) till around 2:30 am - and I could understand every single... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

All ok. Big room (536) good 4 star hotel in the city centre of madrid. Rate and quality ok. Breakfast buffet with all what you need, even fresh orange juice. Rooms refurbished and lightly. Nice and quiet rooms. 2 min to the Main Street gran via. For shire I come back.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

I stayed here for 2 nights with my partner as a weekend break. When I arrived the male receptionist was not friendly and simply curt. He took a while to check us in - I started to wonder if it was their antiquated system or a new law where they had to enter everything from our passport. When we finally... More 

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Expansive plazas, local and foreign crowds, street performers, colorful lights, window shopping, restaurant signs promising the best paella, ham, and churros con chocolate- this is downtown Madrid, a collection of plazas interconnected by a network of side streets. Some of these side streets are wide pedestrian shopping routes, and some are hidden, so it's possible to duck in and out of the bustle as desired. The iconic Puerta del Sol is the giant crossroads of the city and a must-see attraction at any time of the day. The nearby Plaza Mayor, completely enclosed by historic red buildings, is an ideal place to grab a bite to eat outside, amidst scores of tables and people out for a stroll. Plaza Isabel II (also known as “Opera”) is smaller and a good meeting spot, and the stately Plaza del Oriente is the front yard of the Royal Palace. Centro can be touristy (pickpockets are unfortuately not unheard-of here), crowded, and sometimes gimmicky, but it is also the place to experience classic Madrid.
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