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“Good Spanish Suprise”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of NH Madrid Balboa

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NH Madrid Balboa
Ranked #187 of 444 Hotels in Madrid
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9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Good Spanish Suprise”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2011

The hotel rate is affordable for similar hotels in the same area. The staff is efficient, rooms are clean and location very central to the shopping district.

Room Tip: ask for a room facing Balboa Nunez
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  • Stayed November 2011, traveled on business
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2011

Aug '11 @ 45 EUR the night.

Pluses: Room was reasonably big, neat and well-kept. Common areas OK yet a bit more tired. Check-in was quick and efficient.

Minuses: Room facing courtyard... VERY dark even in summer time!
NO free wifi/WLAN... super expensive!
Standard buffet breakfast does not begin until 8.00 AM in summer.

Conclusion: Very good for that price but if more expensive during business season, it is easy to find better valued alternatives. Punctuation: 3 stars, with free Wi-Fi would be 4.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled solo
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San Sebastian - Donostia, Spain
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76 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2011

I am a fan of NH hotels. They are always nice and you can rest assured you will get a nice room and a good meal. The problem is that NH has expanded so much in Madrid that they will turn anything into one of their properties. This is the case here.

The building is not new and that you can tell as soon as you go past the Lobby (which is fairly nice, as is the bar/restaurant area).
Facilities are old (we got stuck in the elevator in between floors however we got moving again soon!), rooms are darkish and they need refurbishment.

Location is OK. Maybe a bit too quiet meaning that there are not that many nice places to go for a bite or a drink.

Breakfast is very good though. That remains within the NH philosophy!

If all you need is a bed to sleep in that close to wherever you are going, then you might be fine here. If you need to stay for a couple of days and look for somewhere nice to stay, I'd suggest to look elsewhere.

Room Tip: It is a lost battle!
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  • Stayed February 2011, traveled on business
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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 26, 2011

I have now stayed at the NH Balboa twice when in Madrid. It is a good, convenient hotel for short business stays
PositiveS:
- close to the airport
- cheap (~80Euro/night)
- very good breakfast (though charged extra!)
- clean rooms
- conveniently located near the city centre
Cons:
- no room service late night!
- very small rooms
- free wifi only in hotel lobby
- the bar is well stocked with lots of books..but there isonly ONE single book in english. every other book is in Spanish

Room Tip: get a room on one of the top floors!
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  • Stayed June 2011, traveled on business
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London
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 11, 2011

The reception staff where very friendly the hotel was clean the room was a bit basic but still of a good standard.
very limited english channels on the TV but well i was in spain.
Didnt think much of the breakfast but the salad i had in the eveing was very nice.

Would i stay again im not sure think i would try somewhere else if given the choice.
But still no real complants

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled on business
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chicago
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2011

Small rooms. Interior rooms a bit depressing. But clean and good location.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled on business
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Puttershoek, The Netherlands
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 17, 2011

Room was not clean, certainly not under the bed, checking in and out took a long time, hotel needs a makeover / refresher. I paid abt 110 euro inlc breakfast & 1 dink at the bar, no free internet - no value for money.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled on business
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Property: NH Madrid Balboa
Address: Calle Nunez de Balboa 112, 28006 Madrid, Spain (Formerly NH Balboa)
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Location: Spain > Community of Madrid > Madrid > Barrio de Salamanca
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#144 Business Hotel in Madrid
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — NH Madrid Balboa 3*
Number of rooms: 122
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated in a highly esteemed location downtown, the 122-room NH Madrid Balboa hotel in Madrid combines quiet charm with a warm, welcoming atmosphere. ... more   less 
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