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En Busca del Tiempo

C/Barcelona, 4., 28012 Madrid, Spain (Centro)
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Tønsberg
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

We stayed at En Busca del Tiempo for the first time 9 years ago - recommended by the Norwegian Embassy. When we returned to Madrid again the 4th of June this year, we didn't even concider finding another place to stay. In small but rather busy (in a good way) Calle Barcelona, you have to know the streetnumber to find... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

It all was ok. The location, the staff, the room, the price, the breakfast... we only spent a night on it but if we have to travel to Madrid again we are going to repeat with no doubt. Hope that this review has helped you.

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013 via mobile

My mum and myself stayed here for two nights. Our flight was delayed into Madrid so with a quick email we were able to organise our check in for the early hours of the next morning. The room was huge and the staff were lovely. Breakfast was a good range each morning and the coffee was great. The apartments are... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2013

Stayed in Room 12 which was on the 3rd floor of the building next door - Number 6. It was huge and comfortably had room for 3 of us. The breakfast was lovely, the receptionist was friendly, the wifi worked, the hotel couldn't be any more central. Totally recommend it!!

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Bucharest, Romania
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2013

I had to cancel my booking 2.5 days in advance and the Apartamentos En Busca del Tiempo didn't accept this and still charged me, although their cancellation policy said just 2 days (48hours before check-in time). They refused any dialogue and refund, claiming they are right and I broke the terms. I e-mailed the hotel again a month later, hoping... More

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Conwy, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2013

Stayed here as a solo traveller for four nights. It was a few minutes walk from the Solo Metro staion right in the heart of the city. Ten minute walk to the Palace and the main department stores and fifteen minute walk to the Prado. Restaurants, cafés and bars all around. The room I occupied was an inside one and... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

We were really pleased with the location of this apartment. It's a basic room with basic kitchen equipment. As other reviews have mentioned before it is a dark room(dark paint) but nothing a few lights couldn't improve. The breakfast is ok. The housekeeping staff were the most helpful and lovely girls i have every come across. You are surrounded by... More

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Athens, Greece
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8 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

Stayed there for a weekend in mid November. Girl at the desk was helpful and willing to arrange, upon request, a second day switch to a brighter room, facing a narrow pedestrian street. Location seems safe and quiet, regarding its central lcation. Excellent for sightseeing, as most of the places of interest can be reached on foot. Metro station Puerta... More

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Helsinki, Finland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

Great location in city of centre, only 100m to sol plaza. Nice restaurants in the same street. breakfast was good: toast, coffee/tea and juice. Very helpful staff. good beds, three 120cm beds in the "deluxe apartment". The room was clean and quiet.

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Manchester, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

Great location in a very lively area of the city. Easy walk from Sol and transport links. We booked an upgraded room which was windowless and airless with no kitchenette facilities save a fridge. The rooms are called apartments a misnomer in the first room we were given. The room was however clean and very quiet. The walls are a... More

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Address: C/Barcelona, 4., 28012 Madrid, Spain
Location: Spain > Community of Madrid > Madrid > Centro , Sol
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