Gran Hotel Velazquez

Velazquez,62, Madrid, Madrid, 28001, Spain and Canary Islands | 4 star hotel
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This 4 star hotel, located in the Salamanca area of Madrid, is near Fundacion Juan March, Teatro de la Comedia, Ekseption, and Lamarca.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsGran Hotel Velazquez Madrid

    Reviewed by anaesc


    Reviewed Jul 5, 2013
    by (1 review) , Mexico Flag of Mexico

    I've stayed in this hotel at least 5 times and it has always been a great experience. Except for this time. I don't know what changed, but the service was terrible.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

    Reviewed by douglasmad815

    An aging older tourism hotel

    Reviewed Sep 20, 2012
    by (12 reviews) Granada Hills CA , United States Flag of United States

    This hotel dates back to the 50's, it has been kept up and is very adequate and comfortable, but in need of renovation and upgrade to more modern standards. The lobby/reception id very small, it is cumbersome to get to the elevators and elevators are very small with room for two or three people, even though the sign says four people max. The dining room is elegant and spacious, breakfast buffet is very good, although I found it somewhat expensive at 15€. This is not out of line most business hotels are on this range, still I thought it is expensive.
    The hotel is in a very good location, on Velazquez street, close to many major sites such as Retiro Park, Puerts de Alcala,Cibeles Plaza Colon, the chic Serrano shopping area, Goya shopping area, close to Metro stations and fine restaurants.
    In spite of its aging nature I'd recommended for a reasonable place to stay in Madrid.

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    TripAdvisor Reviews Gran Hotel Velazquez Madrid

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