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“Comfortable location” 4 of 5 bubbles
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HOTEL OPERA
Ranked #149 of 444 Hotels in Madrid
St. Louis, MO
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16 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Comfortable location”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 July 2012

We just returned from our Spain trip and spent three nights here at Hotel Opera. Our room was a triple facing the opera house, so it was plenty spacious. The bathroom had a tub/shower as well as a stall shower and a double sink. the room was very clean and bright. We did have some street noise in spite of metal blinds, but it didn't keep us awake. We were in Madrid during the last game of the Euro cup so we saw lots of excitement in the plaza. The location is very good--20 minute walk to the Prado and 5 minutes to the Royal Palace. We liked the cafe because of its convenience and the staff was vey friendly and helpful. We wouldn't hesitate to stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank DYK
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
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  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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Jacksonville Beach, Florida
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2012

My husband daughter arrived in Madrid this morning from New York. Upon arrival at the hotel at 11:30, they were told they would have to wait until 1:00 pm to check in. They went out for a coffee, walked around and went back to wait in the lobby. My daughter fell asleep and when she woke up, saw people coming in and checking in. They had to go back to the front desk and ask again to be checked in. They reserved a deluxe twin bedded room and found themselves in an extremely small room, dark and dismal. They requested an upgrade and were told none were available, maybe tomorrow. My family is made up of world travelers. On a video chat, I agreed with their assessment that this hotel was like a two-star hotel in an upcountry province in an Asian country (which will go unnamed). Our travel agent will hear about this and this hotel has definitely lost our business and recommendation to our other global friends.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank ricebowlsoup
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Dublin
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37 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2012

We took a trip for the wifes birthday to Madrid, as we had been to spanish region but never to the capital. Overall a very good hotel, very central, and easily accessible to the Metro. Staff pleasant and helpful. Rooms slightly above average and reasonable. breakfast was good and will set you up for the day,

Getting there

As it is a 2 min walk to hotel, we took the metro, taxi would run you about 30 euros or more, hotel has a shuttle for 13 eur per person, and do drop offs to airport, did not check if they arrange collections. I would recommend the shuttle or taxi if you have a lot of luggage, we had one piece of carry on each and a bag, so we took the metro. The cost is 4.50 (1.50 plus 3Eur supplement).
On arrival to airport, follow the signs within the airport, its about a 5-7 min walk from our arrival point taking a right and following signs. Take the number 8 line to Nuevos Ministerios, transfer to grey line one stop to Cuatros Caminos, and then transfer to red line for opera, overall took about 50 minutes from airport to hotel. On arrival at airport walk up exit with the opera house facing you, it is on the right hand corner, you cannot miss it. The location is very central, but we still purchased a travel 10 ticket in the airport for trips to Bernabeu and the Park, and more than person can use it, just put ticket in the machine, walk through, then hand it back and the next person can use it, this is perfectly normal and allowed. the airport trips will take up 4 anyway, don't forget you will need an airport supplement ticket on way back, which you can buy at departure point or at the airport.

The hotel

Check in was a breeze and we checked in just after 11am and got a room, so we could start touring straightaway. Hotel is 3-4 minutes to Plaza Oriente, Palacio Real, 10 minutes or less to Plaza Major and Mercado de san Miguel (which you have to try). Free Wifi but you will need a code for each device, I took one but could only use on iPad and not on smartphone, they will give you a second no problem. Hotel also has 2 communal computers for use should you need them, email check in online etc...

Room was pleasant if not overly large, plenty of closet space for a couple, bathroom was large in comparison to room, and pleasant, showers powerful. Only downside was some slight noise from street at night time, but nothing that kept us awake, light sleepers might want ear buds, but it was low level. Beds were singles pushed together and made separately which was fine for us considering the wife does a World In Action when sleeping in hot countries. Aircon worked fine. Flatscreen TV but never used it, too much nightlife! Toiletries in bathroom.

Staff were very pleasant, and always wanted to help. Breakfast was selection of fruits, ham, salamis, cheese, cereals, fresh juices, coffee and eggs scramlbed and boiled with bacon sausage or mushroom, and plenty of cakes, croissant etc..Very pleasantly surprised at selection, only downside was if a lot of people arrive at the same time, plates glasses etc.. can be scarce, no big deal for us, as it only lasted for about 15 minutes and was then resolved, I think I heard a comment of staff arriving late or absent for morning shift.

Enjoyable trip, very central and would stay here again.

Tips - You have to try the Mercado de san Miguel, for a bite to eat, beside the Plaza Major. You can get negotiate on paintings in the Plaza Mayor on Sundays, we managed to get a decent painting and knocked 20% off the price, could have gotten more I think but, it was great value for the price purchased, we used Aer Lingus and not the nazis in Ryanair, so was easily transported back home. Tried Sobitin, nice to do as oldest restaurant in the world, but quality of food can be easily beaten elsewhere, and cheaper too.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Jerusalem, Israel
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21 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2012

Very close to the Opera House and the metro is just around the corner. Great and clean rooms . Good breakfast and gently staff !

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Haifa-LHP
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London
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13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2012

I have just returned from a 4-day stay in Madrid where I stayed at the Hotel Opera. The hotel was very comfortable, clean, lovely bathroom and the staff were friendly and helpful. The hotel is suited to all types of travelers and located right in the heart of city, a 2 minute walk from the Metro 'Opera'. It takes approximately 45 minutes to get to and from the airport with 2 changes on the metro. Breakfast has a wide selection of food to suit all so can't fault it. In addition there a several cafes nearby should you wish to venture out.

I shall definitely be returning to Madrid and will definitely stay at the same hotel.

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  • Stayed June 2012, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Sheela H
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Additional Information about HOTEL OPERA

Property: HOTEL OPERA
Address: Cuesta Santo Domingo 2, 28013 Madrid, Spain
Region: Spain > Community of Madrid > Madrid > Centro
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#85 Business Hotel in Madrid
#92 Romantic Hotel in Madrid
#100 Luxury Hotel in Madrid
Price range (per night): ₹ 5,549 - ₹ 14,908
Hotel Class:4 star — HOTEL OPERA 4*
Number of rooms: 79
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We want to be YOUR HOME in Madrid.We have created new and different rooms which are warm and homey. Our staff are pleasant and friendly with a willingness to help you.From our unique location in the best district of the city centre of Madrid, you can stroll through the streets, admire the buildings, squares, small corners and gardens of our attractive and vibrant city which invites you walk around it.We are your home in the heart of Madrid. ... more   less 
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Hotel Opera Hotel Madrid
Opera Hotel Madrid

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