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“Simple but nice stay”
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NH Madrid Balboa
Ranked #201 of 435 Hotels in Madrid
Milano
Level 5 Contributor
76 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Simple but nice stay”
Reviewed June 22, 2013

I go there from time to time for business reasons. It is not a fancy hotel. Room are minimalist as forniture. But it is confortable, personnel very kind and very good quality breakfast. Gym very poor.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled on business
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chicago
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed April 7, 2013

In my last review i rated 4/5. But i visited again and was not real pleased with the small, interior, dark room. Location is great. Nearby Roblenos market on Diego de Leon - for wine, cheese, bread, etc (ask for Javier).

I now stay at NH Vergara. Much nicer hotel in same area.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled solo
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Barcelona, Spain
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed February 20, 2013

Poor hotel with good location: rooms are tiny, the AC did not work for a couple of days, wifi is extremely slow and most of the gym machines did not work out.
Do not come for business, only worthy if you are a tourist and you are planning to be most of the time out of the hotel.

Room Tip: The restaurants around are really good!
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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Delemont, Switzerland
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38 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed October 12, 2012

(+) Small but clean rooms, comfortable beds, nicely located (10 min walk to IE business school), free wifi, breakfast included, cheap for the area, nice restaurants around, coffee/tea available in the room

(-) Room smelling smoke when arrived (might be just bad luck), poor breakfast choice and quality (don't take it if not included, nice breakfast available 5 min walk for about 5 EUR), staff polite but not really helpful, wifi very very low bandwidth (Skype / Facetime can be difficult to use), prohibitive prices for the minibar (more than usual...)

Room Tip: I was in 414. The room is at the end of the corridor, far away from lift and quiet.
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed September 13, 2012

Positive points:
- cheap (ish)
- clean
- location is good as central and in a small quiet street

Negative points:
- Expensive WIfi (approximately 9€ for 24 hours)
- No bar/restaurant/room service (only breakfast buffet for 10€)
- Very small Gym

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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Petersfield, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed September 5, 2012

The hotel itself is clean and functional albeit a little tired looking. The staff are helpful but the thing that really lets the hotel down is its lack of facilities. There is no bar or restaurant, although there are some good tapas bars nearby so this is not a major issue. 'Room Service' is essentially a pizza delivery menu so you cannot bill to your room. Essential items to the business traveller such as an iron to iron your shirts are not available, not even from reception. The beds are hard and uncomfortable and the pillows are hopeless.

On the plus side (yes there are some), the hotel is cheap and clean. This is maybe all you want!

Room Tip: Go for non-smoking..
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
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Bilbao, Spain
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Reviewed July 9, 2012

This hotel is well situated in the barrio de Salamanca. It's about 25 walk from Puerta de Alcala and we found it practical to get to various sites around Madrid where we were meeting friends.
The room was quite large, and the fact that it was an interior room meant there wasn't much natural light, but was wonderfully quiet. If you're visiting Madrid you're not in the room much during the day so light wasn't a big issue, but quiet always is. No noise from neighbouring rooms or cleaning ladies in the morning which is always a good thing.
We got a great rate which included 2 nights breakfast, free mini-bar and 5pm check-out on Sunday for 190 Euros.
Breakfast is always wonderful at NH hotels, variety of freshly cut and beautifully presented fruit, various fresh fruit juices, variety of breads, cakes and pastries, Spanish tortilla, cheese etc. etc. For someone very picky about hotel breakfasts, NH always get top marks.
Like most NH hotels they have an agreement with the local Telepizza for room service, which is fine (and fun) if you just order it once or twice during your stay.
All in all, just what you expect from an NH hotel, and comparing with other hotels I've been I think this one deserves 4 stars.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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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:
#145 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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