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Hotel Abalu Madrid Centro

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Calle del Pez, 19, 28004 Madrid, Spain (Malasana)
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014
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La Rochelle, France
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

It wants to be a design hotel but no design and quality: tiny chambers, we enter into the room by the bathroom, a tiny glass cabin toilet that does not close properly and without paper dispenser, sliding doors séparating the bathroom (thank you for privacy!) of the room that does not slide and are not airtight, a shower full of... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

The location of the hotel was excellent. However, our room was dark and only had a bath with handheld shower head, meaning water went everywhere. The hotel supplied no toiletries which I thought was poor for the price paid.

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habal, Director General at Hotel Abalu Madrid Centro, responded to this review

Dear Guest, First of all, thank you very much for taking your time to share your experience at Abalu Hotel. We are really sorry that you felt unconfortable. We do have bigger rooms and as you know every one is different, so hopefully next time we can give you a better stay at Abalu. Please, accept again our apologies for... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

It was supposed to be a romantic getaway booked by my boyfriend but this hotel just ruined us the entire experience. I'm quite used to 4 stars or boutique hotels and the ABALU looked very good on the website but little I knew that instead was a clear example of how you should never design a boutique hotel. Nowadays a... More 

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Milan, Italy
19 reviews 19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

This hotel is just a pity full attempt to make a cool hotel without having a clue about what guests really needs during a stay in a hotel. This place really looks amazing from the website but the only thing that is truly amazing is how incompetent has been whoever designed this hotel and the staff who is running it.... More 

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Island of Malta, Malta
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33 reviews 33 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We stayed here for 3 nights whilst traveling across Spain. The staff were very welcoming. we arrived 1 hour earlier so (as expected) we couldn't be given a room but they kept our bags whilst we went exploring. The location is really good as its only 2 minutes away from the subway station and there are loads of restaurants and... More 

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Msida, Malta
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Although we were satisfied with our stay, do read the negative comments on here before you book. Having booked 6 months prior to our stay I was hoping we would at least get a room with street view but instead we had very, very dark room and the view of the window was so bad it was better to keep... More 

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London, United Kingdom
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

We were ungraded to this hotel as the one initially booked was under renovation. Every opportunity was taken to secure our happiness, and the staff seemed obliging and willing to ensure we were well catered for. They were certainly the most redeeming feature of this hotel. The room was a tad excessive, plush and pink. We counted seven mirrors and... More 

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Stockport, United Kingdom
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35 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

The hotel may have been boutique and quite unique several years ago when it was first fitted out but unfortunately it is now tired and well worn in places and in need of considerable refurbishment. The staff were very helpful and friendly. It is very convenient for the city centre.

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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6 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We stayed for 2 nights in early May and for the most part we enjoyed and the quirky nature of it was great. The neighborhood was quite noisy but they did have great soundproofing. The changes that they need to consider are to upgrade the breakfast a bit but mostly, don't charge customers for mini milks for the espresso machine... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Funky hotel - bathtub in the room itself of the junior suite! The hallways smelled a bit musty but the cleaning staff left the room immaculate every day. The hotel is stylish in a unique way. The location is amazing. That whole neighborhood is full of great little shops and restaurants.

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Address: Calle del Pez, 19, 28004 Madrid, Spain
Location: Spain > Community of Madrid > Madrid > Malasana
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Abalu Madrid Centro 4*
Number of rooms: 30
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#168 Luxury Hotel in Madrid

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