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Maria Cristina Hostal
Ranked #115 of 276 Madrid B&B and Inns
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47 reviews
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“A No FrillsBargain”
Reviewed June 28, 2013

Nothing fancy. Room is small and rather monk like. But clean and comfortable. Air conditioned, flat screen TV and free WIFI. Small but clean bathroom with shower. Central location. A great value for the price

Room Tip: I always ask for a room not on FuenCarral but interior so it is quiet
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed June 25, 2011

My husband and I stayed here for 5 nights in June. A friend recommended this hotel to us and the basis that it is small and simple but very clean. This is exactly what we found. It was small but has a safe and small closet to put things. It had a small desk and bed. It was extremely clean, even the bathroom. I was happy to find the grout in the bathroom was white (which is usually not the case in hotels). This room rivaled a 4 star we stayed in, in terms of cleanliness. It is an excellent location to the metro. The street it is located on, is lined with nice shops, such as calvin klein. We always felt safe coming back to the hotel, even after dark. I saw that some people complained about noise issues. We saw this review before we booked and requested a quiet room...Our room was towards the back of the hotel and was very quiet as we were not on the main street, so we did not find noise to be an issue. The shower was large in comparison to other European showers we used and the water pressure was great. The towels were changed everyday and the room tidied. The Wi-fi is included in the price of the room and it worked great. I was able to video skype, etc. After being in europe a month, my husband and i enjoyed the cleanliness, working wifi, convenient location, great price, and quietness of this hotel a lot. The only negative is that the staff does not speak any english. My husband knows a little bit of spanish and that seemed to be enough to work everything out. However, if you do not know any spanish, this could be a problem. And I almost forgot to mention that the air condition works great! It was very hot in Madrid while we were there so it was wonderful to come back to a cool room! Lastly, the bathroom has a blow-dryer, which was nice.

Room Tip: Ask for one of the quieter rooms not on fuencarra.
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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 27, 2011

You wont find much better places if you are looking for a clean and comfortable place in central Madrid. With Puerta del Sol 5 minutes away you wont need any kind of transport to be just in the Madrids´ center with no need to pay too much for these way too expensive hotels around there.
As for the place itself its been very pleasantly refubrished recently and its clean enough. No place for breakfasts though. Staff spoke no english as long as we found out but our very limited spanish was good enough to arrange for everything with them. The only thing I would be worried about next time is the streeet noise - as you are based in the middle of the city there was much street noise up to 5am. Windows are not soundproof and unless you buy your earplugs you wont get much sleep before five. We were prepared for something like that but I would think getting a room on the other part of the building would solve the problem as well.

  • Stayed April 2011, traveled with family
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Property: Maria Cristina Hostal
Address: Calle Fuencarral 20, 28004 Madrid, Spain
Location: Spain > Community of Madrid > Madrid > Chueca
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Ranked #115 of 276 B&Bs / Inns in Madrid
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Hotel Class:2 star — Maria Cristina Hostal 2*
Number of rooms: 18
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