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Hotel Madrid Albufera
Ranked #295 of 386 Specialty Lodging in Madrid
London, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
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“Be Smart Apartments? Be smart, stay elsewhere!”
Reviewed March 27, 2011

Sold to us as a hotel with breakfast and swimming pool. Reality - wrong, just about and wrong again!

This is not a hotel, at best self catering apartments, but in reality it is a housing block with people living there and a few rooms available for hire. Breakfast was included, but you really wouldn't want to eat most of it, and as for the swimming pool, well it had three! All closed, filthy and seemingly in the carpark! (See photo).

Room was clean and well appointed (for a self catering apartment) with a kitchen, good bathroom etc, but did smell strongly of cabbage! The staff refused to allow us to move room, so it was windows wide open (which are totally un-child friendly as they open as wide as you like and we were on the 4th floor!)

Does have a "concierge" though, well a man in a grubby port-a-cabin by the entrance, still don't really know what he did!

Location - dire! Middle of an industrial estate long way from the metro, and not somewhere you would want to walk through in the evening! (Photo again)

That said it was cheap, but we only managed one night (out of three) checked out, and moved to a 4* in the centre of town, worth every penny and made the holiday!

Simply - Don't! Cough up a few extra pounds per night and stay somewhere central!

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed February 3, 2011

There are good points and bad points to this hotel.

Good: The rooms are great. My friend and I stayed in a large modern studio that was immaculately clean. The food in their small restaurant was nice. Most of the staff were friendly and helpful.

Bad: When booking the hotel I didn't realise how far away it was from the city centre. To go to the city we had to walk to the metro station which was 10-15 mins walk away and then spend about another 25 mins on the metro itself which was a great inconvenience as we wanted to go to the city every day and night. Also no metro goes between 1 and 6 in the morning so if you want to go home from a night out between those times you'll just have to get a taxi. Don't hang around the station late, it's so dangerous, we got followed one morning waiting for the 6 o' clock metro.
Also the pool wasn't open, it's only open from the end of May of start of September I think.

This hotel is more suited to older people looking to have a quite relaxing break. I wouldn't recommend it to younger people.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled with friends
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Property: Hotel Madrid Albufera
Address: Carretera Villaverde a Vallecas Km. 295, 28031 Madrid, Spain
Location: Spain > Community of Madrid > Madrid
Amenities:
Kitchenette Restaurant
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Ranked #295 of 386 Specialty Lodging in Madrid
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Madrid Albufera 3*
Number of rooms: 286
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