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“A very pleasant stay” 4 of 5 stars
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Palafox Central Suites
3.5 of 5 Condominium   |   Calle Palafox 7, 28004 Madrid, Spain   |  
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Ranked #45 of 344 Specialty Lodging in Madrid
Melbourne, Australia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
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“A very pleasant stay”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

We stayed at Palafox Central Suites for five days on the week of New Years Eve. The location is very good, 3 minutes away from Bilbao metro station. 5 minutes away is Fuencarral street, with plenty of restaurants and cinemas. Puerta del Sol is 20 minutes away (we went there to see the New Year Eve's celebration - not recommended). I don't know how old is the building, but it looks like new. The apartment was in fantastic condition, well lit, spacious and spotless clean. The pillows and mattresses are enough reason to come back. Kitchen and bathrooms are also very modern. A couple of drawbacks: Both the heating system and the hot water system were not working properly (perfect for winter!). Streams of boiling and freezing water came intermittently out of the shower, and the heater only worked the first night.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 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 December 1, 2012 via mobile

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  • Stayed November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Quezon City
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

Last October, our family of 6 with grown up kids went to a 12 day vacation in Europe and one of the places visited was Madrid. For a first timer in this beautiful Spanish city, comfort and accessibility to different tourist destinations is very important plus value for the money. Palafox Central Suite just fitted the requirements. We love the spacious condo plus the homey feeling with its amenities that were very useful to us, like washing machine and cooking range. We got the 3 bedroom/2 toilet and bath type of apartment so everybody was happy.
Well, the only downside was the hot water for bath. When used up, you have to wait 30 mins. for the tanks to fill up. Okay, if not in a hurry.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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london, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2012

I stayed here with 2 other friends - we were in a clean spacious 2 bedroom apartment which could actually fit 6 people comfortably - hence we each had the luxury of our own rooms (I had the living room sofabed!). The location is great - easily walkable to all the touristy sights in Madrid (if you don't want to walk, the metro Bilbao is just around the corner or taxis are cheap too if you are just returning from the town center).

The guy who checked us in did a great job in pointing out all the spots to visit in Madrid as well as recommendations on where to eat (he evidently knew the great places because when we went to those places, they seemed very popular with the locals compared to other restaurants along the same road!).

All in all, a great place to stay while you are in Madrid!

  • Stayed August 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Lisbon, Portugal
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38 reviews 38 reviews
31 hotel reviews
Reviews in 36 cities Reviews in 36 cities
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2012

It's a good place to stay when visiting the city! Clean, spacious and with all necessary things to stay for a long term. Only, be carrefully when booking online...they charge 20/30€ for cleaning that sometimes is not clearly obvious in the beggining.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2012

I came with a group of friends, we stayed in a 2 bedroom apartment which sleeps 6, however they kindly accomodated us with an extra bed which was put into one of the bedrooms which were quite small as it was. we were greeted by one of the ladies who owned the place and she was very friendly and showed us a map and pointed out a few of ''her'' favourite places. There were 7 of us and after one person had a shower the water went cold, although you'd think the area was quiet there was a lot of noise at random times! But I have to say the beds were comfortable. There were only 3 mirrors in the apartment so for us girls getting ready was a bit of annoying thing (2 mirrors were in bathrooms). An iron was provided which was good and the apartment was spotless...
A bit of a mixed review but I wanted to show the positives as well as the negatives so you get an overall picture :)

  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2012

I would have to admit that this wasn't our first choice to stay but came across this hotel due to a mishap with another hotel.

* Nicely decorted apartments
* Excellent choice if you're travelling in a group
* Good neighbourhood
* Lots of bars and restaurants around the corner
* Very close to Bilbao metro
* Value for money
* Comfortable option if you plan on staying for more than 2 days

The rooms are a little small to accomodate a lot of luggage, but the apartment in general is big enough.

We booked this aparment as we didn't want to stay at the hotel we had originally booked. To avoid wasting any time, we booked the first hotel that could accomodate a group of 5 people and were very pleasantly surprised by the result.

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Address: Calle Palafox 7, 28004 Madrid, Spain
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Location: Spain > Community of Madrid > Madrid
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Suites
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Ranked #45 of 344 Specialty Lodging in Madrid
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Palafox Central Suites 3.5*
Number of rooms: 8
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Spacious 2 and 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom apartments in a newly reformed building that is situated 14 minutes walk from Puerta del Sol through the pedestrian Fuencarral street, full of restaurants and shops, and just two metro stops to Puerta del Sol. The accommodation is also right between the lively central Madrid districts of Malasaña and Chueca. All the great attractions of Madrid are within a comfortable walking distance through charming old town streets. You can arrive quickly to Puerta del Sol, El Prado, Plaza Mayor and the Royal Palace & Theatre. ... more   less 
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