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“Excellent Location” 4 of 5 stars
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Hostal la Macarena
2.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Cava de San Miguel 8, 28005 Madrid, Spain (Centro)   |  
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Ranked #187 of 453 Hotels in Madrid
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27 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Excellent Location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2012

This Hotel was located on a very unique street and many attractions. It is half a block from the San Miguel Mercado where tapas are sold till 2:00am on weekends. Across the street is an archway leading to Plaza Mayor and to the south a short walk to a bubling Latino Barrio. The rooms are small but clean and very adequate for sleeping.Sounds of street life abound till the late hours of the night. So if you want peace and quiet find somewhere else but if you want a great locatio,clean rooms and helpful staff,this is the place!

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 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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Dublin, Ohio, United States
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33 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2012

This hotel is close to the heart of Madrid, just a few minutes' walk from the Plaza del Sol, Plaza Mayor, and the Royal Palace. Rooms are small but comfortable and functional. Staff were friendly enough but not too much English was spoken. The woman who checked us in was helpful in directing us to a place for breakfast. LOTS of choices for meals and drinks in this area. Plenty of value for the small price.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Co. Donegal
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32 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2012

Hostal la Macerena is located a few minutes walk from the Plaza Mayor just off Sol square in Madrid. A few minutes walk will take you from the quiet bustling streets of the old town to the busy main streets packed with all the big name stores. The Hostal la Macarena is a delightful old building with winding stairs taking us to our room on the 3rd floor. Room was small as European rooms are but totally ample for the three of us and a nice clean bathroom completed everything we could have wanted. Staff are friendly and helpful and nearby there are hundreds of places to choose to eat or simply sit in the sunshine and drink sangria! Room is nothing fancny but the addition of a balcony complete with old fashioned shutters was perfect, exactly what we were looking for to.
An excellent choice to explore Madrid, both new and old quarters of the city. On a Sunday a few minutes walk took us to the flea market which was a lovely place to pick up some souveniers and spend a few hours exploring.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2012

I love this hotel and have stayed here multiple times. It's a smaller hotel, with smaller rooms (but very clean and comfortable) and all of the staff is wonderful and very helpful. It's located on a lively street in the heart of the city (if you don't like the noise, ask for a room on the side street) and the rooms have balconies, so it's great to look out over the city. I have recommended it to all of my friends and now everyone I know stays here and loves it. You can't go wrong with the price or the location.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sydney
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12 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012 via mobile

Clean, affordable and right in the heart of Madrid. Walking distance to madrid's most famous tapas markets and streets. We were very happy with our accommodation choice. Will definitely stay again. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New York City, New York
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

My friends and I spent four days in Madrid and absolutely loved this place. Although the rooms were small, they were very clean, the beds were comfortable, and we had a nice little balcony. The bathroom was spotless, too. The only "complaint" would be that it's right in the middle of everything, so it's pretty noisy at night outside. Don't plan on actually getting to sleep until about 2am. However, it's pretty quiet in the mornings. We happened to be there during the soccer match between Spain and Italy (Spain won, so you could imagine the days of noise that followed). The owners were wonderful and very accommodating, despite the language barriers. We got really good at charades! Highly recommended if you're looking for a clean, friendly establishment in the middle of it all. Close to the Sol Metro station.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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birmingham
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93 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2012

basic but very charmiong old fashioned hotel. Staff very friendly although english limited but that adds to the charm. The location really could not be better to sample Madrid life, Plaza Mayor and
San Miguel market place are really buzzing. The Emma Cafe/restaurant around the corner was our favourite but you will be spoiled for choice of good value eating places.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Cava de San Miguel 8, 28005 Madrid, Spain
Location: Spain > Community of Madrid > Madrid > Centro
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Ranked #187 of 453 Hotels in Madrid
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Hotel Class:2 star — Hostal la Macarena 2*
Number of rooms: 25
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