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“Great location, helpful staff, good value” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Hostal Cruz Sol
Ranked #295 of 444 Hotels in Madrid
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Great location, helpful staff, good value”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2013

Hostal Cruz Sol gave us exactly what we were expecting. As everyone here has said, the location is phenomenal - it is right next to the Plaza Mayor and very near the Mercado de San Miguel, and many attractions and wonderful restaurants are within walking distance. You'll want to walk anyway, the old sections of Madrid are enchanting, with new bars and restaurants around every corner.

On top of that, it was a great value. The rooms are small but adequate, and that should be expected in this price range. For the location, I don't think you can do much better. I would recommend to friends.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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lagos
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124 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2012

If a clean comfortable place to stay in a great location but no extras is what you need I would recommend the Hostal Cruz Sol. The hostel was located at the plaza Santa Cruz (.Just next to the plaza Mayor) and is located on 3rd floor of the building. The room was very small but very clean. Also the bathroom was very small but clean and lots of towels. There was no breakfast served but when you live surrounded by eating joints literally who cares??? For the price …. it was perfect….When you enter, you either walk up an ancient flight of stairs or take a tiny elevator up to the third floor, where you are checked in by a housekeeper who doesn't speak English but a smile, lots of gestures and basic words go a long way!!!!. Our room was 308 facing the square and simply superb!!! It had a convertible bed as well as 2 singles…very nice!!!! A safe to keep you imp stuff is good too, Pre book to get good prices. Across the Plaza is the Mercado de San Juan, a glass covered market full of tapas bars Plaza Mayor is next door and the Royal Palace was a 10 minute walk away. In the evening we were entertained by the sounds of guitars and violins and songs sung by groups of three or more….and all this from our balcony from the 3rd floor. Room and building very secure, We were provided with a swipe card. Airport 30 mins away via Metro station Sol.All the tourist info you need is at the Plaza Mayor next door as are the city tour buses. Great shopping along the streets too!!!

Room Tip: Ask for a room overlooking the plaza..If travelling in threes ask for 308.. it will give you 3 beds...
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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emilia-romagna
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2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 12, 2012

I spent 5 nights at Cruz Sol and I can say it provides great value for the money. Location is perfect, just next to Plaza Major and most of nightlife and attractions are at walking distance, Rooms are very basic but clean. Lady at the reception was nice and helpful. It's located at the second floor but there is an elevator.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank trappolino
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Melbourne, Australia
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13 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 12, 2012

Not luxury, but who cares when you're so close to the action!
We thoroughly enjoyed our quick stay here.

we traveled back in 2008

Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
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New Rochelle, New York
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 8, 2012

Sure, this place isn't a luxury hotel by any means. When you enter, you either walk up a rustic flight of stairs or take a tiny elevator up to the third floor, where you are checked in by a housekeeper, and they don't really speak English. The rooms are small, and the shower faucet wasn't attached to the wall, but otherwise, everything was perfect. It is a clean, comfortable room, in the most perfect location. It is a 1 minute walk from Plaza Mayor, a 3 minute walk to Puerto del Sol, and a block away from the metro. Literally, the location couldn't be any better. The price point is perfect, definitely worth it, and I highly highly recommend it for budget travelers!!!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Jaime L
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London, United Kingdom
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29 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2012

This hotel is very easy to find, 5 minute walk from Puerto Del Sol. It is also right near the main square where there are restaurants and a few bars. Good for a breakfast as this hotel does not offer this.
The room was a bit small but it was only a short stay for us so it ws sufficent. Plus your are in Madrid so you don't was to be in your room! Our toilet was broken so it made an annoying noise all night. We didnt report is though as we were only there for one night. Bathroom also tiny, no cat swinging in there, however is was sufficient.
Bed was ok, got a decent nights sleep seeing as we were street facing.
Check in and out was easy. Only issue we had was the wifi sometimes dropped in and out.
Would stay again due to location and convienience.

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Elicia_31
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Sydney
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9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 10, 2012

We stayed here after reading reviews on trip advisor and hostel bookers.

Hotel is in a great location, 2 mins to Metro station and shops/bars

Located on the 3rd floor, the rooms are clean and comfortable. We had a ensuit so there was extra privacy - the bathroom was a little small but done the job. Hair dryer in the bathroom.

LCD TV with many Spanish stations and a couple of English tv stations.

The people who run the house are lovely (they do not speak much english but will try to help with anything) Free Wifi was a great selling point for me, there is also a computer in the common areas that is free to use

For couples looking for a clean comfortable place to stay in a great location but do not need any extras I would recommend the Hostal Cruz Sol

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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      Sleep Quality
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Property: Hostal Cruz Sol
Address: Plaza Santa Cruz 6 Pl, 28012 Madrid, Spain
Location: Spain > Community of Madrid > Madrid > Centro , Sol
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#24 Best Value Hotel in Madrid
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Hotel Class:2 star — Hostal Cruz Sol 2*
Number of rooms: 17
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