My fiancee and I stayed here twice on the same trip with a stay in Barcelona wedged between our stays. We arrived early, 9am on a Friday, and our room was already available.
To start, there are TONS of attractions within a 20 min or less walking distance. If its not within waking distance, tickets for the Madrid city tour bus can be purchased at the front desk for 20€. The bus takes you pretty much anywhere you would want to go in Madrid, you can get off and back on all day until 10. The bus stop is maybe 400 yards, if that, from the front desk.
The rooms themselves are clean and basic. If you're on a vacation you shouldn't be spending too much time in your room anyways. They have wood flooring which is a plus because hotel carpet is absolutely disgusting. Bathrooms are clean, only downside is a small shower door. The floor can get pretty wet while you are taking a shower. The hotel is centrally located so there is always a lot going on outside, the french doors to your balcony do a great job of eliminating any noise. Note that double occupany means 2 twins pushed together to make a larger bed. Found the same to be true in Barcelona, so I'm guessing this is pretty consistsnt within this price range. One weird quirk to the hotel is their, I'm assuming, security policy. You have to leave your room key at the front desk whenever you leave the hotel. Based off other reviews I have read its to make sure you don't bring any guests to your room. This was a non-issue since I was traveling with my fiancee, and they do a great job of memorizing room numbers with guests. They would grab our room key once they saw us walk into the lobby.
The staff was great and very helpful. Be advised that they are a male only staff, which I could see as maybe being a little unfortable if I was a twenty-something female traveing with female friends. But these guys were great! They all speak English. We rarely had to open a door for ourselves and would constantly have to tell the staff that we could carry our own bags. One helped me carry breakfast up to my room. He didn't even ask if needed help, he just basically said that he was going to carry our breakfast trays. They were all very polite and friendly.
To sum it all up, if we are ever fortunate to visit this beautiful city and country again we will be staying at Hotel Europa every time. GREAT LOCATION, friendly staff, clean rooms, and a fair price.
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- Also Known As:
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