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Hotel Moderno
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Calle del Arenal 2, 28013 Madrid, Spain (Centro)   |  
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Ranked #125 of 453 Hotels in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Jacksonville, Florida
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“Love the Moderno!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2012

Amazing location, friendly and helpful staff, nice rooms, great breakfast - everything you could want or need!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2012

When we return to Madrid, we will definitely be staying at Hotel Moderno. The location literally cannot be improved. It's located overlooking Sol plaza. Sol is the heart of the city and you can walk everywhere from here. When you come out of the Sol metro, you can see the hotel - which was great because I was exhausted from the overnight flight and it's the worst when you wander around a foreign city unable to find your hotel.

Because of it's location - and because Madrid is a VERY late city - I was pretty concerned about the sound, but the our room (3rd floor, which is really the 4th floor) had such fantastic sound proofing that we didn't hear a thing.

The rooms are quite spacious for a eurpoean hotel. Our room (and possibly all the rooms) had a gorgeous balcony overlooking the plaza and Calle de Arenal. The shower could not be improved in any way. Hot, great pressure. :-) Oh, also, there's a bidet... which is either awesome or awkward.

Another great aspect of the hotel: the service. The people at the front desk were incredibly helpful - they had great recommendations for reasonably priced restaurants. Also, they were great about setting up our transportation to the airport with no problems. Additionally, the cleaning service was thorough and prompt, which is always nice.

Other random notes: The area is super safe, even for a young woman travelling/walking around alone. There is free wi-fi during the day, but it cut out around 7pm. Breakfast, if not included, was $10 euro (which is expensive for desayuno in Madrid). There is a bakery (called La Mallorquina) with the BEST naplitanas (it's a pastry with cream or chocolate inside) right next to the hotel. You must go there. Really, just do it. You'll understand afterwards. You'll lament the fact that you ate the whole thing and want to go back for more. Do that, too. :-)

Room Tip: It's quiet, but higher up might be better for very light sleepers.
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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Puerto Rico
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10 hotel reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2011

We spent 14 days at the Moderno, the staff is most friendly, you can walk to all the main sites in Madrid, lots of nice restaurants and bars close by. Will surely return there on my next trip.

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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40 hotel reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
285 helpful votes 285 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2011

The hotel is in the middle of Puerta Del Sol. Next to Burger King. So central that we kept returning to the hotel a few times a day to rest our tired feets or put down our shoping bags. We stayed on the 6th floor in a modern double room with a large terrace overlooking the main square of Puerta Del Sol. Nicely furnished room with clean & bright bathroom. Good & attentive staff too. They can even remember which room you are from.

The Metro station 'Sol' is a few steps from the hotel (look for the exit 'Mayor'). Very convenient. You can also walk to Plaza Mayor in 5min, Gran Via 5-10min, Real Palace 10-15min. El Corte Ingles mall is on the next street to the hotel (close at 10pm).Lots of shops & restaurants near the hotel so the area is always busy & crowded. Not a worry if you come back to the hotel late at night. Must try the Hot Chocolate with Churros at this place near the hotel called "Chocolateria San Gines". It is voted the best in Madrid. When you come out of the hotel, head right, past San Gines church, turn left on the next small alley on San Gines street.

If you're heading to the Barajas airport, take the Cercanias train from Sol. The Cercanias station (look like crystal fish) is on the opposite side of the square next to the Bear with Strawberry tree sculpture. From there, pay Euro 2.15 per person from Sol to T4. Buy tickets at the automated machine. Take Cercanias train Line 3 to Nuevos Ministerios (1 stop, 4 minutes). Then go up the escalator and make your way down another escalator to another platform for Line 1 to T4 of Barajas Airport. Make sure you take the Line 1 train to the airport Terminal 4. A few other trains leave from this same platform. This takes less than 30min.

Would definitely stay at Hotel Moderno again for its great location.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Birmingham, Alabama
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2011

The Hotel Moderno staff was extremely helpful, especially Santiago ("Santi") Bello Gonzalez-Echenique, the manager. Santi gave us excellent suggetions about where to go, how to get there, and where to eat. The rest of the hotel staff was also very professional, helpful and friendly. Many spoke good English. The rooms were clean and comfortable. The breakfasts were very good. The location is great, if you want a central location in Madrid, with most attractions in walking distance and with a major Metro station one-half block away. An exceptional value for our family vacation.

Room Tip: Exterior rooms have amazing terraces and balconies, where one can watch the busy streets below. The...
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
    • 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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Granada, Spain
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2011

It was our first time in Madrid and wasnt sure were anything was.
We followed the instructions from the airport and got there on first go.
We couldn't be happier. It was in the center of Madrid, you hardly need to walk two steps to nearest shops, bars and restaurants.
The staff were really nice and pleasant.
Always there and helpful if you need recommendations or directions.
Easy access.
The rooms are basis but very nicely decorated. Plain bed, nice bathroom and a wardrobe for coats. A tv in the bedroom and a nice balcony from where we could look onto everybody on the street. Double glazed doors so you couldn't here it all while sleeping.
A good experience for my couple, my 2 year old and me!

Room Tip: If you like to see the movement of people on the street and don't mind a wee bit of noise it'...
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Cheshire, UK
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2011

Just come back from a weekend in Madrid on a work's related trip (it was for fun, not business). The Hotel Moderno is an amazingly central location. It is comfortable, clean and the service is friendly and they coped well with our group of 40.

There is nothing really bad to say about it (perhaps just that the room could have been a little bigger and had more than one (not particularly well-lit) mirror in the bathroom. There was no mirror over the dressing table or a full-length one. Sometimes I think that designers forget that a full-length mirror is very useful for us ladies!

You will not be able to be dropped off or picked up outside the hotel as it is in a pedestrianised shopping area, so be prepared for a short walk (about 100 metres).

We didn't try any of the food or bar service so can't comment on that.

Madrid is beautiful and if you are there for sight-seeing, you probably won't be spending that much time in the room anyway, but for location the Moderno canot be faulted. The rooms even have extra shutters inside and outside the windows to block out light and noise.

Room Tip: You cannot be dropped off or picked up outside the hotel as he location is pedestrianised. Rooms at...
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: Calle del Arenal 2, 28013 Madrid, Spain
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Location: Spain > Community of Madrid > Madrid > Centro , Sol
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Shuttle Bus service
Hotel Style:
#82 Business Hotel in Madrid
#111 Romantic Hotel in Madrid
#133 Family Hotel in Madrid
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Moderno 3*
Number of rooms: 97
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