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Hotel Abalu Madrid Centro

Calle del Pez, 19, 28004 Madrid, Spain
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Ranked #342 of 453 Hotels in Madrid
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 weeks ago
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    4 of 5 stars
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Toronto
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My family and I stayed here (in a termed 'presidential suite' but a basic 1 bedroom apartment) for 4 days in late June, early July. The location was great, within walking distance of many of the main plazas and sight-seeing tourist spots, with a few, good close tapas bars / restaurants. The staff were friendly and as accommodating as they... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015

The hotel is in a good area, being just a 5 minute walk from Gran Via. There are plenty of trendy bars on the same street and a few mini supermarkets. When we arrived at the hotel we weren't given any information about the hotel, the room or even a local map which I found strange. We stayed in room... More 

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Helsinki, Finland
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Unfortunately Hotel Abalu in Malasana is not worth of money. Location is very good, Malasana is one of the most interesting areas in Madrid. Staff was nice and helpful but after that many buts...Abalu is not four star hotel, I would say something between two and three.

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

Dear Guest, First of all we would like to thank you for the comment. Nonetheless, we would really appreciate if you could let us know what aspects we can improve. Moreover, please, always let us know if there is something wrong. We are sorry we did not meet your expectations and could not solve your problems on time. Hope you... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Great Location If you want to experience the young, funky, vibrant Madrid, then this is right in the heart of where you should be. The bars on this street are crammed full at night. The many local cafe's and boutiques are full of quirky personality during the day. All this just on the doorstep of the hotel. Designer Style Nothing... More 

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

Dear Tim, First of all, we would like to thank you for taking your time to write us such a valuable comment, both positive and negative aspects. We appreciate both as they will help us improve and adapt better to our guests requests and needs. We are really happy to hear that you enjoyed so much the authentic madrilenian atmosphere... More 

New York City, New York
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Hotel was nice and clean, with helpful hotel staff. Try to get a room in the main hotel though. We were placed in the "residential" part and so we had to be very very quiet because the residents were complaining about the noise. (even though we were just being normal - tv, talking, laughing, etc)

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

Dear Elli, Thank you very much for your review and for your compliments about the hotel and our staff. We are really sorry you had inconveniences with the residents. There is nothing we can do about it. Hope to have you again soon with us in our hotel rooms. Kind regards from the entire Abalu Team. More 

La Rochelle, France
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
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 

milano
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 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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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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Staying in Malasana

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Malasana
Hip bars and galleries, independent theaters and music venues, young people with tattoos and funky hair, narrow winding streets — this is Malasaña. Near the center, Plaza Dos de Mayo is a gathering of friends outside bars, dog owners, artists under craft tents, and creative types with notebooks and sketchpads on the plaza’s benches. It may not be as neat and tidy as many other parts of the city, but this only adds to the Malasaña edge. Shops and bars here range from hippie-crunchy to upscale trendy, and on weekends, the streets are bustling around the clock as the nightlife progresses from dinner to bar to disco to late-night food. On the west side of the neighborhood is the subdistrict called Conde Duque, named after a large pink fort in its center that has been converted into a cultural center for exhibitions and performances. Prettier yet just as edgy, this intimate corner of Malasaña is home to a young international community.
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