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“Hotel with character just outside old city walls and easy walk in.” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Maria Cristina
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Marques De Mendigorria 1, 45003 Toledo, Spain   |  
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Ranked #19 of 45 Hotels in Toledo
Sydney, Australia
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
29 hotel reviews
Reviews in 29 cities Reviews in 29 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“Hotel with character just outside old city walls and easy walk in.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2010

The location of this hotel was excellent for us, being situated just outside the walls of the old city. It was an easy walk to the old city walls. Staff were friendly and spoke very good English. My only complaint is that the hotel seems to have thin walls because it was very easy to hear conversations from the corridor and adjoining rooms. We were not bothered by noise from the street. Parking was available (at a cost) and we took advantage of that. Old Toledo is quite hilly and no matter where you stayed there are hills to be climbed. We didn't try to eat at the hotel.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Oslo, Norway
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72 reviews 72 reviews
66 hotel reviews
Reviews in 54 cities Reviews in 54 cities
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2010

I was a bit afraid of what to expect after reading the reviews on TripAdvisor, but my parents had stayed here before and were very happy - so we gave it a go.

It is a very typical three star hotel. No frills rooms, but clean and absolutely nothing to compain about.
The rate was really low (but then, we went off season).

Service in reception was good - check in/out and other requests went smooth.

They have their own parking facilities below ground (in the hotel), not free though.

Rooms and common areas are quite nice, somewhat "spartan" though. SOmewhat old style and romantic really.

The restaurant serves quite nice food (main courses were nice in particular).

The hotel is some 5-7 minute walk from the city walls of the old town, so nothing to complain about location.

  • Stayed February 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Atlanta
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2009

I always read trip advisor reviews before picking a hotel but unfortunately in Toledo I didn't have time and boy did I live to regret it. Our luggage was delayed from the Madrid airport and we needed to call to find out the status. Issue 1: We asked at the front desk how much it cost to call Madrid. The man checking us in said no cost. We asked him three times in English and with our guidebook Spanish, he clearly stated "Madrid calls free no problem use your room phone and call its free" When we checked out we were charged over 20 euros for our calls and the manager refused to waive it. Issue 2: The air conditioner in our room was on the fritz. We asked them to look at it. They insisted it was fine if you stood right by the vent. I told her that the rest of the room is burning but for that one spot, she told me that this is how air conitioning is in Spain. I can tell you I've stayed at other hotels in spain and Spain has air conditioners that work. Issue 3: The noise. We checked in at 1 and someone was hammering away very very loudly in the hotel room.
We were jet lagged and looking for a good nap. The noise did not end until 4pm, and the next morning resumed at 11am. Also, the street is a main road and we heard chatter and the sound of every car that drove by. Also the walls must be made of paper because we could hear Everthing.

I gain a lot of value from trip advisor reviewers and wanted to share my two cents so you do not have to waste your money and peace of mind at a place like this.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Pretoria, South Africa
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111 reviews 111 reviews
38 hotel reviews
Reviews in 46 cities Reviews in 46 cities
180 helpful votes 180 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2009

This is a hotel which appears to be right in close to town, but is in actual fact a 10 minute work away from the main area. All of it uphill. The upside is that a taxi only costs Euros 5 to get to Plaza Zocodover, a useful reference and jumping-off point for your day. We had booked this hotel because it included parking in the deal. We have a large 4x4 and did not even want to attempt to drive in the doorway of the underground carpark as it was so narrow. The upside is that we arrived on a Saturday afternoon and the hotel is surrounded by "blue zone" parking spots which do not need to be paid for until Monday morning. The front desk staff welcome was very cool and they did not offer us a map - but they did provide one for free when asked. We specifically asked for a double and a twin, non-smoking. No such thing in this hotel, but they had not emailed us to say so. All beds are singles pushed together. The heating system was LOUD and the staff did not care when we told them they needed to bleed the system as the air made such a knocking sound as to disturb sleep. Sleep was impossible anyway as our room overlooked the main road which is busy. Even at 5am on a Sunday morning. Toiletries dull but adequate. Towels large but scratchy. Cannot comment on the food as we chose to eat elsewhere - a warmer welcome is easily found. Corridors are tiled and wheeled suitcases make LOTS of noise.

  • Stayed January 2008, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Duesseldorf, Germany
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2007

Location near (but not in) the city is convenient. The common areas of the hotel are nicely decorated. The front desk staff is pleasant. We booked two rooms for a family of four. Both were small and basic (two twin beds), but based on the floor plan of the hotel, we had the smallest two rooms in the hotel (I think we were in 105 and 106). One had black mold growing on the ceiling, probably from a water leak since there were also large water stains. Unfortunately, we had a terrible time getting any sleep in this hotel. The rooms are not well sound-proofed. I could clearly hear the TVs and conversations in other rooms. At midnight, a group came down the hallway with rolling luggage bags...across that tile floor...and poorly sound-proofed rooms. The AC/heat system was completely shut down, so I couldn't even turn on the fan to mute out some of the noise. Getting enough sleep is important to me, so I would not stay there again.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — Noise level
  • Stayed October 2007, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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Tacoma, Washington
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2007

Located just a few minutes walk from the gate of Toledo's wall, it was quiet at night. (If you can't walk a lot, there was a bus to take up to Plaza Zocodover. )

The hotel was clean, comfortable, the staff was always friendly and helpful to us. It is a standard European hotel; tile flooring, bidet, room boxes in which you leave your key when you are out. Our room's balcony overlooked the bullring and had a beautiful view of the distant mountains also. Although our room had two twin beds, they were pushed together and my husband and I slept very well. (The upside--No stealing the covers!)
The included breakfast was more than adequate and there were choices for every taste. It is also convenient to the metro bus service on which you can travel to and from the RENFE train station.

I will definitely stay there again and would recommend it to anyone..

Stayed August 2007
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Zaragoza, Spain
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
21 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
93 helpful votes 93 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 14, 2007

The hotel is in a pretty good location, but it is NOT in the center of the city. It is necessary to walk 3-4 minutes from the hotel and you are at one of the doors "puertas" (Puerta Nueva de Bisagra) of the city. From there, about a 10 walk to the Plaza de Zocodover, which is the center of the town. The only complaint that I had about the hotel was that we were given a room in which someone had recently been smoking and the odor was incredibly strong. I went down to the front desk to ask to change and was told that all rooms were nonsmoking(even though in our room there was an ashtray?!?!?!?!?!) so they should all smell the same???? It was a bit weird really. In the end, we just left the window open and things were fine that night

  • Liked — The price (50 euros a night)
  • Disliked — The smoking odor in the room.
  • Stayed March 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Marques De Mendigorria 1, 45003 Toledo, Spain
Location: Spain > Castile-La Mancha > Province of Toledo > Toledo
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #19 of 45 Hotels in Toledo
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Maria Cristina 3*
Number of rooms: 68
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The history of this building goes back to the XV century, epoch in which the Hospital de San Lazaro was founded and where the beautiful Abside remains, later, in 1880, the building was converted into an orphanage. The hotel took its name from Queen Maria Cristina who lived in it for a while.Located next to the Tavera Museum and the Puerta de Bisagra, Maria Cristina Hotel is at the entrance to the city of Toledo. ... more   less 
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