This is a budget-priced hotel, so I wasn't surprised to be allocated the smallest of rooms. However, it had what I wanted - a good bed, a perfectly adequate bathroom, a TV with access to the BBC. It also had the bonus of wi-fi access, which was extremely useful.
But the room was the only thing that reflected the budget status of the hotel. This was a hotel that obviously took a pride in itself. It was very clean and the entrance lobby was even quite classy.
I stayed on a bed and breakfast basis and the breakfast was excellent and was eaten in a pleasant, large dining room on the ground floor.
The location of the hotel was perfect - just a short walk to the Puerta del Sol and to two Metro stations (Sol and Tirso de Molina).
However, one of the most pleasing aspects of staying at the Persal was the friendliness of the staff. All of them were charming and helpful.
Next time I am in Madrid I will certainly make a point of returning here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Built in a building dating back to 1871 which preserves its original structure, Hostal Persal is located in Barrio de las Letras, in the very heart of the historical and tourist centre of Madrid, 100 metres away from Puerta del Sol, beside Plaza de Santa Ana and very close to Plaza Mayor and Prado, Thyssen and Reina Sofía museums…Hostal Persal is located in a pedestrian area with access for taxis and private vehicles to its doorstep. There are two public car parks just 50 metres away from our establishment (Plaza Santa Ana and Plaza Jacinto Benavente). Plaza de Santa Ana is famous for being an area for tapas and nightlife. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hostal Persal Madrid
- Hostal Persal Hotel Madrid