ME Madrid Reina Victoria
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... rgb(17, 17, 17); font-family: arial, sans-serif; line-height: 18px;">End date: 02/08/13
What was great: The parks, the bookshops
What was not great: The train to get ...
... his element and I’m dying. 45 minutes to do one floor, not even the Dali exhibit, just the regular stuff. I’m so done but I know that if I don’t go through it, I’ll wish I had and Paige will be disappointed in me. Two more hours later we stumble out. Two down one to go, the Thyssen. This one I’m looking forward to because its focused on impressionist, or at least that is their ...
... 6 languages and history major ... Amazing) how to use the segway got the hand of it pretty easy and we headed off. Our tour took us throughout the city for about 3 hours starting at the royal palace ( which is huge largest in Europe) and got to see the king of Spain sort of saw his escort and car and him in the car. Made our way to the Egyptian temple( gift) and then saw whole bunch of really interesting sights that Madrid as to offer including the ...
... but there were people doing interviews for something or other. One group approached Keith and he said I don’t speak Spanish. The lady switched to English but didn’t know how to ask the questions so just said “How do I say this… Have a nice day!” They later approached me too, but this group spoke English. Despite them asking the question in English, I’m still not sure what they wanted to know. It was something about politics which ...
... you theink we're wimpy for only going to two art museumes in one day consider the following: 1.) Both museums are so big they give you a map so you don't get lost and stuck inside for the rest of your life; 2.) Said map breaks the collections down into different sections, so you can focus on one artist/time period/style that you're interested in and maybe see some of your favorites in half a day; 3.) The map also has a section that showcases the museums most ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews ME Madrid Reina Victoria
The reviews all say great location, and it is. You can walk in any direction to Plaza de Sol, the Prado and nearby museums or the Palace.
Great location, wonderful breakfast
Stayed in this hotel in March, and loved it. Our room had a view on the square and lots of space. The breakfast was special - really fresh fruit, pastries and every kind of bread and meat you could want. Good restaurants, shopping and museums were all in easy walking distance.
The staff at reception were extremely helpful, and some spoke excellent English.
A bit of a letdown
From the looks of the hotel online, one would think that this hotel was extremely first class and up to date. I'm sure this was a first class hotel about 15 years ago. The room, at least my room, had not been renovated in what seemed like more than a decade. The lobby is very nice and the staff was more than helpful, but the room lacked. We had a view of the particularly dirty courtyard and other rooms. We couldn't open the windows without others being able to see right in. Ok, but I wouldn't stay there again.
Great Hotel, Great Location
Stayed here recently with a friend - we were very impressed by the room, the location, the food, the service provided - in short everything. Great bars, restaurants and shopping a stones throw from the front door. I did note the warnings about the small cramped rooms with an air shaft for a window and sent an email (politely) requesting a nice room - or at least not that one. We arrived to find a huge, gorgeous room overlooking the square - we could not have been happier.
I will stay there again and would recommend it to anyone travelling to Madrid.
Very Good Hotel in a Great Location
I stayed here for 8 nights and was very pleased with the level of service and the accomidations. The location of this hotel is reason alone to stay here. It is a short walk away from Plaza Mayor, Puerta de Sol and The Prado. It is located in Plaza Santa Ana with it's nightlife right at your doorstep.
A wonderful hotel in the very best location. When we arrived, there was some error in our reservation and no room was available. The staff took it upon themselves to find a room for one night in another Tryp hotel located nearby, and paid for the taxi to take us there. The next two nights we moved back to the Reina Victoria and they gave us a beautiful room on the top floor at the same price we had originally booked for...I am certain the room they gave us would have cost much more than the price we paid. The service was excellent and very friendly. The location is ideal. The Plaza Santa Ana is the place to be. The bull fighters stay in this hotel and one night they walked within two feet of me and it was one of the only moments that I didn't have my camera with me! They also have a wonderful breakfast, but it was not included in the price of our room.
Loved this hotel....
I have nothing bad to say about this hotel. From the outside it is beautiful. The staff was very professional and helpful. The room was ample and comfortable and the location was excellent. I have been to Madrid several times before, but this time was the best and I attribute that to this hotel. I think this has to be the best option in Madrid. Right outside the hotel is the Plaza Santa Ana with an assortment of outdoor restaurants so you don`t have to wander the streets at night if you don`t want to. The location is walking distance to Atocha and most of the sights. Definitely DO stay here!
Nice hotel, poor room
Now don't get me wrong, this hotel is in a really nice central location and was very clean and the rooms were nicelly furnished. We booked through Expedia and got a room for 2 nights in August 2003 approx half the rack rate which was great. However we ended up being put in a room with very little natural light as the window faced into what can only be described as a square shaft approx 10ft square some 4 floors down.
Also the hand towels and shampoos etc were not replaced after the 1st night. The hotel bar shut at middnight. If you stay here best make sure at reception you get a room facing out - otherwise you risk sensory deprivation.
Stayed for a night in June 2003. Rooms are very nice, clean and modern. Located about 5 minutes from the Prado and perfectly located on a wonderful square with lots of great cafes and restaurants. Charming and good service.Only drawback is that it can be a little noisy at night on the street outside on weekends. Don't let it keep you from staying there though.
Good Elegant Bull Theme Hotel in Central Madrid
This hotel was very nice and elegant. The staff very attentive, especially the door bell people. The breakfast was great and included healthy options. Location is great in the middle of everything, and close to Plaza Mayor, and El Sol. Avoid getting a room in the lower floors and facing the Plaza Santa Ana. Our room was on the first floor and since Madrid people party till 5am in the morning it was kind of noisy at night. We were able to sleep anyway since it was our first night and we were going over our jet lagged period.