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“Close to motorway, basic accommodation very slow internet” 2 of 5 bubbles
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Hotel El Hidalgo
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Valdepenas
Manchester, United Kingdom
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“Close to motorway, basic accommodation very slow internet”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2011

Our stay was marred by cold wet October weather. The external swimming pool, no doubt would be more inviting in the middle of summer. We stayed to break our journey off the motorway. The hotel is right beside the autoroute. Parking is convenient outside the entrance to each motel style room.

The hotel's restaurant, as is usual in Spain, opened late -- too late for our simple overnight break plans. There was a large family party using the restaurant which looked inviting. We eat in the bar which was noisy and cold. Service was surprisingly poor. When our food was ready, I was called to the bar to collect it. This was the first time during our stay in Spain that this occurred.

The rooms were basic but OK. There was a used food tray left outside our room door that remained throughout our stay.

We needed to plan our next day's travel and book accommodation with the help of the internet. But the connection was very slow, it took over an hour to do what should normally take 15 minutes. It spoiled the evening.

Perhaps it was the weather; perhaps it was the disappointing internet but we did not enjoy this stay and I do not believe we will return.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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    3 of 5 bubbles
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Chino Hills, California
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 13, 2006

The hotel Tryp el Hidalgo is like a motel it is old but clean,we can park our car next to our room, we have include the breakfast in the prize, was very good. the front desk person Pepe was very nice and helpfull. the only thing was the dinner at the restaurant, they don't have averithing in the menu, they said they change every week. and the food was poor. Was only two persons working in the restaurant and they took a long time for the drink and to bring the silver
even the waiter was very nice.

  • Stayed March 2006
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Hotel El Hidalgo
Address: Autovia de Andalucia N-IV, Km.194 | Autovia De Andalucia Km 194, 13300 Valdepenas, Spain
Location: Spain > Castile-La Mancha > Province of Ciudad Real > Valdepenas
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Ski-In / Ski-Out Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Valdepenas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel El Hidalgo 3*
Number of rooms: 54
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
HOTEL EL HIDALGO enjoys a privileged location with direct access from the motorway Andalucia, Km. 194. The peculiar construction design 'was the first Motel in Spain has been respected in the total renovation made to its facilities, while maintaining the unique character of the establishment. Located 4 Km. From Valdepenas Hotel El Hidalgo is obligatory stop to enjoy its attractive facilities, inviting you to taste the best Manchego cuisine and innovative dishes, to relax in its beautiful swimming pool surrounded by a splendid garden and spend the night in spacious rooms, all ground floor and private covered parking. The Hotel also own parking space for buses and large cars and special vehicles and closed garage available and pets are allowed in the rooms. Valdepenas, City of Wine and Friendship, is ideally located in the geographical center of the Route of Don Quixote. . Within a radius of 35 km you can visit historical sites: Almagro Santa Cruz de Mudela, Tomelloso, Villanueva de los Infantes and the unique nature of the Tablas de Daimiel and Lagunas de Ruidera and the historic Iberian settlement of Cerro of the Heads. All this attractive offer, accompanied by excellent service and careful attention to customers, makes the HOTEL EL HIDALGO ideal for short-stay travelers who want to know the Ruta del Quijote and the Champs de Montiel place. ... more   less 
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