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“bad location - loud neighborhood” 3 of 5 stars
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Hotel Aquaria Negresco
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   C/ Mesonero Romanos 12, 28013 Madrid, Spain (Formerly Partner Negresco Hotel) (Centro)   |  
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Ranked #297 of 457 Hotels in Madrid
Los Angeles, CA
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15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“bad location - loud neighborhood”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2011

This hotel is not really close to anything. It's in a very loud neighborhood so hard to sleep at night. It's far from retiro and atocha train station.

When we arrived, it was 95 degrees and they didn't have our room ready for 4 more hours and instead of the AC working in our room, the heater was working (even when we turned the AC on, the heater would come on). It took them a day and a half to fix it and they wouldn't give us a different room.

The room is really tiny and you can't really move around much. It's like a closet with a bathroom. There's no room to put your bags.

You have to take a metro to all the major sites in madrid. I would recommend that you stay at a hotel near retiro park instead of this one.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2011

Very good hotel good location nice and quiet the only thing Is breakfast is 7.30 - 9.30 am which if u want a lay in u can't but u can always eat elsewhere as there are loads of restaurants a minutes walk away this hotel is in the middle of everything a nice clean room and the shower is brilliant it has so many gadgets on it and is great after a day in the sun the only problem is the receptionists don't speak very good English unless u speak to the manager who is very helpful and speaks good english good hotel stay there.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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Lisboa
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40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2010

We stayed in this small hotel for two nights in Christmas season (very cold days and nights), but we only used the hotel for sleep (remember you are in a big city, so if your idea is to go there to enjoy hotel facilities [any hotel], just stay at home...).
For those who are looking for a budget place near everything (20m from Gran Via and 3 minutes walk from Puertas del Sol), with a clean and hot room (we also enjoyed breakfast), this is the place.
The staff was always helpfull and friendly.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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San Juan, Puerto Rico
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2010

This hotel was recommended by one of my best friends, so after a little research, we decided to book it.
We traveled to Madrid for a long weekend, and we needed to be close to everything, since it was going to be my girlfriend's first visit to Madrid.
The best about Negresco is its location... it is literally 1 minute walking from El Corte Ingles, about 4 minutes from Puerta del Sol, 8 minutes from Plaza Mayor, and about 8-10 minutes from Callao and Gran Via metro stations.
The rooms are small, but in good conditions... and the staff was real nice.
Overall, a great place to stay if you are looking for a place very well situated and with somewhat limited budget.

  • Liked — Location
  • Disliked — No room service
  • Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2009

located in the center, clean rooms, powerful shower and clean bathrooms. good for value, quite room despite on the busy part of the city, and i felt very safe being in the hotel. hotel front doors are locked but the concierge sees you and opens up asap-it actually makes sense. safe deposits in the room and i generally enjoyed the hotel.

  • Stayed August 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Amsterdam
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2009

Small room but very quiet in the very noisy city center. Clean and everything you need is there... i LOVED the shower. Entrance is a bit crappy. Don't think you can get something of these standard for the same price in the center.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Black Lake
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26 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2009

The Good:
Wi-fi WORKS in the room.. doesn't cut out, 1/2 decent signal, no time-out.. no going back to get another card for another 5 hours.. stays connected. Room a decent size with fridge, bathroom (no bath), double bed for single use was 75e/night. Room nice enough too. Location is great, off Gran Via, in-between the Royal Palace/Plazor Mayor and Parc Retiro/Prado etc

The Bad:
Bit of noise from neighbouring rooms, not that bad though. Cigarette burn in the bedding which was ironically funny for a non-smoking room, but not a problem. Safe had no lock in it but i didn't bother using it so might have been a simple case of asking reception.

I definitely recommend this hotel!

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled solo
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Hotel Aquaria Negresco

Address: C/ Mesonero Romanos 12, 28013 Madrid, Spain (Formerly Partner Negresco Hotel)
Location: Spain > Community of Madrid > Madrid > Centro , Sol
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #297 of 457 Hotels in Madrid
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Aquaria Negresco 3*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Excellent location in the center of Madrid, totally reconstructed hotel building with 19 rooms, 24-hour security cameras and reception, quiet and well-equipped rooms, an outstanding meeting place not only to visit the beautiful and emblematic spots by foot, but also to go to museums, theaters, shopping areas both local and imported brands where you can surely buy a lot of great stuff, for businessmen, public transportation is very accessible, buses, metro and train can take you rapidly and comfortably in all the parts of the city. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Hotel Partner Negresco
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