The Agumar is really a fairly good hotel with a good location in Madrid. On the bus route to the city and with taxis passing frequently it made access to the Plaza del Sol area easy .. About €7 - 8 taxi fare. While having a good cafeteria of its own, it is walking distance to a decent sidewalk restaurant or one directly across the road and a convenience store 10m away or a supermarket 50m away. Close also to the main rail station, within walking distance for the fit.
The room was old but functional with a recently renovated bathroom and new floating floorboards. It had a desk with chair and a lounge chair, 2 suitcase stands (why don't all hotels realise that any couple is likely to have 2 suitcases?) The room was clean and maintained well but little details in the renovations had been overlooked, like paintwork on door frames and bottoms of doors etc.
A functional safe in the room but old key style and as our introduction to Spanish hotels, no tea or coffee making facilities was a surprise.
There was some traffic noise from the window-doors on the tiniest balcony but the street was relatively quiet overnight, even when our last night was a public holiday and revellers were in the street in the early morning hours.
Reception staff were excellent with good grasp of English and a helpful attitude to travellers .... efficient and competent.
Buffet breakfast and dinner were plentiful with basic European fare, not necessarily hot with staff that were efficient and cordial but distant.
Overall, a good hotel.
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- Also Known As:
- Agumar Hotel Madrid