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AC Hotel Recoletos
Ranked #139 of 436 Hotels in Madrid
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Minorca, Spain
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126 reviews
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“Perfect location.”
Reviewed January 11, 2013

The hotel is located on a sober, tranquil street and neighbourhood. It takes only 15 minutes walking to the busiest part of town. The rooms aren't big. The decoration is neutral, funtional and gives a feeling of comfort. We were luky to have one of the few balcony rooms. The toilet is very indiscreet. Only non smoking rooms (I smoked in the balcony). I recommend to have brunch at Pastelería Mallorca, just around the corner (croissant with avocado and shrimp and a glass of Cava is a must!).

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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South Florida, Florida
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Reviewed January 11, 2013

I can't think of a better hotel choice when visiting Madrid. The staff was very responsive to our needs, which included a room change. They provided us with good directions and alternatives for moving around Madrid. The location is ideal,close to metro, train and several good restaurants.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Long Island City, New York
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Reviewed December 27, 2012

Our family just returned from a trip to Spain, which included four nights at the AC Hotel Recolettos. This is wonderfully located property, near the Prado and walking distance from the center of the city and numerous neighborhoods and two metro stations. As nice as the hotel is physically, what stands out is the outstanding service and friendliness of the front desk staff- front desk manager Patricia worked tirelessly to help us with various travel logistics, making numerous phone calls on our behalf, checking reviews, and clearing up a very confusing set of circumstances surrounding football tickets. And Monica helped us out when we left some money in our room and discovered this at the railroad station, making arrangements to retrieve the cash and arrange for it to be credited to our account at our AC hotel in Barcelona. Great property, staffed with terrific employees.
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Room Tip: Go for a high floor facing the side street to avoid the street noise.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Moscow, Russia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
Reviewed December 2, 2012

Overall a good stay. Rooms are average size but updated fairly recently. Beds are very comfortable. The bathroom is a frosted glass enclosure - if traveling as a couple that may be an issue, traveling alone - not an issue. Hardwood floors so I got some neighbor or upstairs noise early one the days I was there. Some limited exterior noise as well, courtyard or higher floor rooms are likely safer - I was 1st floor.

Breakfast was good. Exercise room is very limited but the Retiro park is around the corner so it's very convenient for a jog. Metro station is close and many restaurants are walking distance.

Mini 'bar' is complimentary which is nice.

Room Tip: Courtyard or high floor or you'll likely get exterior noise
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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Pittsburgh, PA
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139 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed November 18, 2012

I picked this hotel partly because it is part of the Marriot chain, so I was able to earn reward points, and partly because of the location. The hotel is within walking distance of many of Madrid's must see sites: the Prado, the palace, the park, "old" Madrid and the indoor market. There are also many restaurants on the street. I wasn't sure what the room would be like after reading other reviews, but was pleasantly surprised. Although the room was not huge, it was probably one of the cleanest hotel rooms I have stayed in. The bed and pillows were very comfortable, the room had a nice work area, and large closet. The bathroom set up was a little odd, in that, as others have mentioned, the bathroom walls are frosted glass so you can see through them. This is something to consider if you are sharing a room, but would be fine for someone staying alone as I was. The free items in the mini bar were a bonus-water, tomato juice, Coke, and even beer. I really liked the hotel overall, but did not give 5 stars for a few reasons: no coffee maker in the room, no iron/ironing board, and a charge (12.95 Euros/day) for the wireless internet which seemed very steep (there is free wireless available in the lobby). Free wireless and the other amenities are common in most hotels and as part of the Marriot chain, should be included in the AC Hotel Recoletos.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
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Reading, United Kingdom
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Reviewed November 6, 2012

Stayed in Madrid for 5 days with wife & young son. Excellent location. Very close to Retiro park & the Prado. Nice, comfortable, moderm room. Free mini-bar (soft drinks, beers ) which was very welcome. The glass walled bathroom is a bit weird since even tho we've been married a good number of years now we all need an element of privacy - tho I suspect our son thought it was amusing! Excellent links to Barajas airport from Recoletos station + Reriro metro very close. Hotel staff very friendly & helpful. Free wifi in hotel lobby area which was very quiet during our stay. Decided to eat out for breakfast since at €18 each that would have been a small fortune each day for us 3! Good selection of cafeterias/bars nearby.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Basking Ridge, New Jersey
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Reviewed November 5, 2012

The hotel is conveniently located near two metro stations on the edge of lovely Salamanca neighborhood. The room was nice and clean with comfortable firm bed; small minibar had excellent selection of complimentary soft drinks. As Marriott gold members we had free WiFi in our room, otherwise it’s free only at the lobby of the hotel. Helpful and professional receptionist equipped us with Madrid map and directions to the major attractions.
Before booking we read prior negative reviews about the glass enclosed bathrooms at AC Hotel Recoletos. Traveling as a couple the privacy issue didn’t bother us, but in a morning when I turn the bathroom lights on to use the shower, the entire room lit up, and my husband couldn’t sleep and was quite annoyed with the whole situation.
We used two free nights and paid for additional one night. With the similar offer or if traveling alone I would happily stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: AC Hotel Recoletos
Address: Calle Recoletos 18, 28001 Madrid, Spain
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Location: Spain > Community of Madrid > Madrid > Barrio de Salamanca
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#39 Family Hotel in Madrid
#75 Business Hotel in Madrid
#96 Luxury Hotel in Madrid
#111 Romantic Hotel in Madrid
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — AC Hotel Recoletos 4*
Number of rooms: 63
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