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I never guessed what the surprise was. Was it snowmobiling,karting or was she acting sarcasm? I was going to find out soon after. That night was sort of restless. When I woke up dad was up before me so I started knitting - Believe me knitting is quite fun. When we went down to breakfast Mum,Nick and I raced dad down to breakfast we were in the …
... brut nature was memorable. Kole even liked it, and it might even replace Prosecco for us. Throughout the city, the sangria was only 2.50 per glass and most of the wines were 3-4 euros per glass. Not too bad, and certainly much cheaper than the cocktails we had at 10 euro each.
When we arrived on Friday, we headed out to a famous market called El Mercado de San Miguel. Very similar to the markets in Barcelona, ...
... seemed certainly as large (if not larger) than Central Park in New York! It has many fountains, marble monuments and an ornamental lake as well as the Palacio de Cristal. This was a glass and metal structure which is used for temporary exhibitions. It’s kind of like a huge atrium but it really is impressive to see.
We also visited the Spanish Royal Palace. It consists of approximately two thousand rooms, of which ...
We are at the very center of the city in Hotel Europa just off Puerta del Sol. It feels like a major city with a fast pace, but friendly people. Very efficient metro and public transportation; many sites are within an easy walk - just keep an eye out for the pick pockets. They are disguised as tourists as are we. We're visiting the lavish Royal Palace with gilded rooms ...
So happy to be in Spain, I just wish I was awake.
We started the day in Plaza Mayor with a breakfast of deep fried bread. I will eat veggies when I get back to Canada. Promise.
A quick visit to the chi chi market, Mercado San Miguel. This is where hip Madridrellinos (sp) come for drinks before lunch. There are a lot of stalls selling upscale tapas. There are ...
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It was good
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Enjoyed the very hip hotel campomanes
My family and I stayed at Hotel Campomanes for a week during Semana Santa. The best thing about it was its location, in the middle of everything, near the metro stop of Opera and walking distance to Plaza Mayor ,Puerta del sol. The convenience of being close to restaurants, flamenco tablaos,shops and even the Madrid Vision Bustop was a big plus!
The bathrooms were very clean, the breakfast was satisfying since they had an array of cold cuts and cheeses, and the staff, very chic in their black outfits were very helpful. They supplied brochures for different tours and events.The only negative comment is the size of the rooms, very tight. They seemed bigger in the photos! Good thing that the interiors were very hip,very Elle Decor!
A must in Madrid! A good deal!
Simple little hotel
Very clean, casual hotel with all the basic ammenities and a simple breakfast included (no hot foods). Quite economical, and in a good location. The reception staff were very accomodating and helpful. Would definitely stay there again and recommend to anyone not needing the "frills" and are traveling on a budget.
Great location and pleasant rooms - for small people
We booked the Campomanes on the strength of the reviews in TripAdvisor for a 4-night stay in May 2004, booking directly with the hotel at €99/night.
The location and decor did not disappoint: the hotel could hardly be more central, just around the corner from the Palace and within easy walk of all the shops. Despite this our courtyard-facing room was really peaceful. The staff were pleasant, the breakfast adequate and the decor very cool. The only downside was that our room was tiny - the wardrobe couldn't be opened fully without moving the bedside table. In summary, it's an ideal spot for a quick visit but if you are travelling for business ro longer than a few days, a more spacious hotel might be better.
Lovely Little Place
Perfect location, friendly staff, sweet room -- great value for money. The only downside with our room is that it tended to be somewhat noisy, as it faced the street -- would recommend booking away from the front of the hotel. Otherwise, we were very happy with it.
Great location, fun place!
The hotel is in a great location, right near the Palace -- walkable to most everything, and around the corner from the Metro. The rooms are clean and furnished in a modern, Starck-style, with bright colors and clean lines. If you're extremely sensitive to noise, however, I'd recommend asking to have a room that is not above the reception area, since disco music blasts all night from the lobby. Staff is helpful and has great recommendations for shopping and dining.
For a remarkably low price, you get a fantastic location;, a fun, clean, and interesting room with a king size bed; gorgeous, friendly staff; and a great breakfast buffet. What you don't get is a view or a large room (in fact, it was quite small). We loved it, and would definitely stay there again.
Hip basics for an excellent rate
What do you expect from a good hotel? A clean room, a comfortable bed, climate control, a hot shower and excellent accesibility. HH Campomanes covers all that. We liked the minimalisme very much. We have payed to often for the extra stars covering things like hairdryers, bathrobes, in-house bar, restaurant etc. while the basic needs as discribed above did not match our criteria. HH Campomanes is very well located in a very nice and quiet neighboorhood of Madrid near a metro station. The room was not to small with a large closet. Breakfast, included in the price (!) was good. I would recommend it to anyone who does not care for the ''home away from home'' look and feel.
A great find!
My husband and I just returned from a 2 week holiday in Italy and Spain. Obviously, the cost of hotel accommodations can be very high when travelling for such a period of time. This hotel was a definite find. The rooms (although small) were very clean and chic. In fact, the entire hotel from the interior decor and lighting of the rooms and lobby/sitting areas to its staff (who are dressed in all black) to the hip tunes played in the lobby/breakfast area during the day all gave this hotel a very hip and cool vibe. It is also centrally located (off the Opera metro stop) on a small side street (which important as far noise and traffic is concerned). The morning breaksfast was great. All in all, the hotel room rate, decor, vibe, and location really make this hotel a find.
Not sure about this one
The problem with trendy hotels like this one (minimalist, white walls, Philipe Starck furniture) is that they tend to start to look tired very quickly.I can imagine it will start to look a little grubby next year if it doesn't get a make-over.Also, I found the staff a bit aloof.
HH Camponanes - Madrid - A Real Gem
We had the distinct pleasure to stay at HH Campomanes in Madrid, Spain in June of 2003. The hotel is a chique, trendy little place, within walking distance to everything in the centre of Madrid.The rooms are compact, but have everything a traveller requires. The staff was kind and considerate, and any requests that were made, were completed in an efficient and friendly manner.The advertise a continental breakfast - it exceeded what our expectations were. Fresh croissants, breads, meat, cheese, fruit, yogurt, many varieties of coffees, juices were plentiful. This hotel is perfectly situated as it allowed us easy walking access to the Plaza Mayor, Retiro Park, The Gran Via, Atocha Train station and many fine cafes to dine at. It was a very good price for accomodation in Madrid - and well worth it!It was a bit difficult to find at first while in our car - the Campomanes St. is just a tiny street. Once we found it, it was a perfect spot. Wish we could have spent more than one night there.