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Gran Versalles Hotel
Ranked #152 of 437 Hotels in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 10, 2012

Clean hotel and Convenient to the metro.Not a bad place at all to rest your tired feet after a long walk and sightseeing. The pillows are extra heavy and very hard. I ended up with a stiff neck!
Old and not too friendly front desk staff but efficient. They all look grouchy and in their retirement stage of their lives and nothing good to look forward to!
Not much going on around the area.There are good cheap restaurants in the vicinity . The buffet restaurant around the corner from the hotel was good for the price of 9.95 Euro.
It is strange that they put the computer right in front of the elevator where everybody can see what your are writing, no privacy there.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 7, 2012

Hotel Gran Versalles in Madrid is a very clean, well run hotel situated a short walk from the Alonzo Maretinez Metro station and roundabout. This means that all parts of the city are accessible, and every taxi driver knows exactly where the Alonzo Martinez roundabout is. Even so, my wife and I walked to the Gran Via (city centre area) on at least one occasion.

I have nothing but praise for the hotel. The reception staff is composed of seasoned, helpful and well experienced individuals who seemed to be completely comfortable conversing in several languages. Our room was generous in size by large European city standards and contained all of the things we could have wanted in the way of hair dryer, trouser press, mini-bar, TV with what seemed like a hundred channels or so, desk and chair, free wi-fi service, and so on.

The breakfast was good, but the crowning feature for me was the total absence of street noise or any other kind of noise in the night. In many city hotels this can be a real problem, but not in the Hotel Gran Versalles, or at least in that part of it in which we stayed.

Lastly, we were very pleased with the total cost of our three day stay. I can award five stars here without any hesitation, and I can say that I would not want to stay anywhere else in Madrid when and if I visit that city again.

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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 3, 2012

This was our second stay at the Gran Versalles. The location was great for us - we wanted an area that was within walking distance of the city centre without being right in the middle of all the noise and bustle. The hotel is about 10-15 minutes walk from the Gran Via but there is a Metro stop nearby (Alonzo Martinez). The area felt very safe, even at night. The room was nice and clean, and the bathroom had a good range of supplies (including a comb and toothbrush, should you need them!) There was also a safe and a well stocked mini-bar. We found the staff at reception to be helpful and pleasant. The one negative, as far as we were concerned, was the girl working in the bar, who stopped just short of being downright rude. Don't let this put you off the hotel, however - you're not dependent on the hotel bar as there are plenty of good eating and drinking places nearby. (In fairness, the snacks we had there were good so it was a pity that the waitress wasn't!)

We had an excellent breakfast every day at the the Cafe Santander (turn left when coming out of the hotel, then left again and it's on the other side of the crossing.) It's also open late at night and has a good selection of snacks and meals. Cerveceria Santa Barbera has tasty food and we also liked a nearby bar called Bulevar.

Going on the tourist bus is a good way of getting a general idea of the city. If it's sunny it's worth visiting the Retiro gardens and we would also recommend making time for a drink or two in the Plaza Mayor (we found the Torre del Oro bar to be a good place to soak up the sunshine!). Cafe Gijon on Paseo de Recoletos (a cafe with historical literary connections) is brilliant for people watching - not cheap but the tarta de Santiago is lovely, and the menu del dia there is really good value. Its also well worth visiting the Mercado de San Miguel market just off the Plaza Mayor to see (and taste!) an amazing array of food. (There are good toilets there as well!)

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 2, 2012

The hotel was very clean. The cleaners did a thorough job each day. The location is great. The only downside is that there is no soundproofing at all. You can hear everything that is going on in rooms around and above you.
Overall it is a good place but not a four star hotel.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 1, 2012

We wanted a hotel away from the areas busy with nightlife, and this was just what we wanted. It is still close enough to the centre to walk to most attractions, and there is a metro station close by. The hotel has a modern feel to it, our room was nicely decorated and well equipped. It was a decent size too for a city centre hotel (just don't expect an American sized room). Breakfast buffet was also good. It is a short walk to the Plaza Colon where you can find plenty of bars and restaurants.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 15, 2012

We stayed in room 209, it was very old, wallpaper was detached, rust was falling from bathroom ceiling, the bed was with spings and very unconfortable. The room was quiet as such, oriented to the inner court but we could hear everything from rooms around us. If we spoke Spanish, we would understand every single word said by a person on skype in the room next to us, the persons talking were like in our room with us. The wifi was very weak and most of the times unusable. Breakfast was ok, the food was constantly added even close to closing time. It was nothing special, but worth 9 euros. The location was great, close to the metro, the center, and restaurants. I would not recommend this hotel. This is not a 4 star hotel.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 9, 2012

We recently stayed in this hotel on a layover in Madrid. It was located in a nice neighborhood with several nice nearby restaurants and bars. The room we had was standard European size, somewhat smaller than in North America. Lots of room for the two of us. Front desk staff were helpful and attentive, We enjoyed the offered breakfast (Fee) and felt it was well worth the cost.
We would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with friends
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Address: Calle Covarrubias 4, 28010 Madrid, Spain
Location: Spain > Community of Madrid > Madrid > Chamberi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#103 Romantic Hotel in Madrid
#105 Luxury Hotel in Madrid
Price Range: $77 - $218 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Gran Versalles Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 138
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Gran Versalles Hotel is in the centre of Madrid, near Alonso Martinez Square and the wellknown neighbordhood called Chueca. You can reach Gran Via Street or Serrano Street in a short walk, or take the metro at Alonso Martinez Station, just round the corner, with 3 lines (4,5 and 10) which will bring you shortly to any place in town, even to Barajas Airport in just 30 minutes. ... more   less 
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