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“What a dump!” 1 of 5 stars
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TRYP Madrid Chamberi Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Jose Abascal 8, 28003 Madrid, Spain (Formerly Tryp Alondras) (Chamberi)   |  
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Ranked #249 of 453 Hotels in Madrid
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“What a dump!”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2010

This is a very tired old hotel, with what at best could be described as a dated interior. Service from the one receptionist on check in was poor, I waited 25 minutes whilst the receptionist dealt with 2 people in front of me.
The facade is all being redone, so the view from the window is of scaffold and monoflex sheeting. Dust has been allowed to penetrate the rooms and some surfaces near the windows were coated with a thin layer of white. The standard of cleanliness of the rooms is unaceptable, corners have not been vaccumed and stains on the room (and corridor) carpets, the former of which stuck to my feet. The mastic in the bathroom around the bath was yellow/orange instead of white and you can hear all the abolutions of your neighbour because I think that there is no separating wall in the bathroom above the suspended ceiling. The aircon in the room was not aircon it was just a noisy fan pumping out ambient temperature air.
Breakfast is in the bar opposite reception, if you can call it breakfast. 70's style decor, fluorescent orange everything with loud music pumping out. Self service (for that read you'll find it in the corner) no orange juice, polite request for same was met with a grunt, run out of cereal, 15ml of milk left in the bottom of the milk jug, ambivalent Goth waitress trying to do 8 things at the same time (dishes, tables, stock up the provisions).

Nice area of madrid with plenty to see and do in the evenings but in a city with some really nice places to stay and at reasonable rates this is definitely a place to avoid ~ at all costs.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Madison, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2009

Booked this through Priceline.com just for 1 night as we were flying out in the morning through Madrid.
Hotel was ok. The room was nice enough, but it reeked of cigarette smoke. But the bed was soft and we slept the night. It served it's purpose.
Probably the worst characteristic of the hotel is the location, there is absolutely nothing in the immediate vicinity. The "Canal" stop on the Red line of the Metro though is two blocks away, and on the redline is the "Sevilla" stop and you're in tapas heaven with about a 2 minute walk once out of the Sevilla station.

Would never stay here voluntarily, but for the price we pain on priceline, it was worth it.

  • Stayed January 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2008

Stayed at this hotel as part of a business trip. The staff were ok at reception, until we asked for a kettle and ironing board, which seemed as though we were asking to take their left arm. The breakfast is too expensive at 12 Euros, as the 'hot' breakfast is not hot. Once morning we just wanted coffee and a juice, but were still charged for a full breakfast. The staff in the restaurant didn't speak English. (There is a great cafe just to the right of the hotel on the corner).

The room: Was clean, but small (twin share). Everything worked, the shower was hot, toilet clean. THE WALLS ARE VERY THIN. We had friends in a room across the hall and we could hear each other through the bathroom. Also, adjoining rooms will complain if you happen to be watching TV or talking late at night, which we invariably were. Staff were

Since I did not have to pay for the accommodation, it sufficed, however, if I were paying I would be inclined to go elsewhere.

  • Liked — Location to the office.
  • Disliked — Staff, thin walls, breakfast
  • Stayed April 2008, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2008

We chose this hotel because of the location and lower price than other hotels. We spent one night here, checking in fairly late and leaving fairly early. Because we didn't spend too much time in the hotel, it met all of our needs. It's by no means a luxury place but it's clean and a place to sleep.

Would probably return if the conditions were such that we just needed a place to stay for the night.

  • Liked — location, cleanliness, breakfast
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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9 hotel reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2007

Stayed for three nights in June while on a business trip and wouldnt be enthusiastic about returning.
Rooms are shabby and musty smelling. Breakfast was okay but on one morning there were a group holding a religious service in the breakfast room which I thought was inappropriate. Not much to do in locality and a good walk to find bars and restuarants. The road outside is mayhem all night and the noise can be disturbing.
Backpackers seemed to be the dominant clientele.

  • Liked — Checking out
  • Disliked — Noise
  • Stayed June 2007, traveled on business
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Address: Jose Abascal 8, 28003 Madrid, Spain (Formerly Tryp Alondras)
Location: Spain > Community of Madrid > Madrid > Chamberi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #249 of 453 Hotels in Madrid
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — TRYP Madrid Chamberi Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 72
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Also Known As:
Tryp Alondras Hotel Madrid
Tryp Hotel Madrid
Sol Melia Madrid

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