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“Great location and friendly staff. Problems with the internet.” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Hostal Oriente

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Hostal Oriente
Ranked #87 of 444 Hotels in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence
England
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12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Great location and friendly staff. Problems with the internet.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2012

I stayed in the Hostal for one night in January 2012 and it was overall a positive experience. The location is perfect; within easy walking distance of the city centre and extremely close to Opera metro stop (2 doors left of McDonalds). There is a lift up to the Hostal reception which was a huge bonus and the man on reception was lovely (although I'm not sure how good his English was).
I stayed in a single room facing away from the street so it was very quiet although the view was incredibly uninspiring, consisting of a wall and a few a/c units. The room and bathroom were small but clean and the shower had plenty of hot water and was very powerful.
I couldn't find any sockets to plug my laptop charger into, although that could just have been me not looking hard enough.
There is a computer on the 2nd floor where you can access the internet although it wasn't working on the morning I was there.
The 24hour reception is good and I felt very safe leaving my suitcase in a little side room while I explored Madrid after checking out.
Overall a great bargain in a perfect location, possibly better if you speak some Spanish although the cleaning staff seemed to speak pretty good English.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2011

I visit Madrid often to viit family and this is always my first choice of where to stay ...

It is right in the centre of Madrid, excellent value, clean and secure. I have stayed at least 6 times in the past 2 years and never had one problem. The staff are friendly and the rooms are cleaned to an excellent standard every day. Rooms are air conditioned aswell so when staying in the summer months it is very comfortable.

I always email and ask for a quiter room away from the main road however on the one occasion I forgot I did not find the noise from the main street ... a lighter sleeper may do though so just ask them if you would prefer a quiter room.

The hotel has free wifi aswell which is great for keeping intouch when staying away from home :)

Would recommend staying here to anyone.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled solo
    • 5 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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Den Haag, Zuid-Holland, Netherlands
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5 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2011

Just repeating what all the other positive reviews have said - a great location (next to the metro, in the middle of the shopping and restaurant area) and safe, clean, comfortable rooms. For the price, it is hard to beat. Staff are friendly and accomodating. Yes, if you have a room that opens onto the street (as we did, on the 2nd floor) you will hear noise coming up but only take that as a negative if this sort of thing bothers you (it doesn't bother us). Madrid is a city that barely sleeps, so the noise is there all night as well.

Room Tip: Not facing the street if noise is an issue to you.
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Lennox M
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2011

Pros:

Room very clean

Excellent Location - right by Opera. To get to the main shopping are turn right and you're pretty much there. Turn left out the hotel to the Opera and Palicio real.

Very reasonably priced

Check in and out quick and efficient

There is no breakfast, this is not a problem as there are plenty of places to eat nearby e.g. Cafe et te which serve food. There is also a McDonald's practically next door to the hotel.

Cons:
You will need to have some knowledge of Spanish, when I was there 2 members of staff on duty spoke no English. Thankfully this wasn't a problem for me however it was for some other guests. If you don't have a basic grasp of Spanish you may wish to consider somewhere else.

I had a single room on the back which was fairly quite in terms of noise from outside the building. However one could clearly hear activity in the corridor.

Not much space in the toilet cubicle, not a problem for me but possibly it would be if you were generously proportioned.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled solo
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 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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2 Thank James B
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DenHaag
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6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2011

The room and the location of Hostal Oriente are perfect. Together with having a reasobale rate this makes Hostal Orinete a very good choise. The room looked classic and nice. It had anough space for an extra bed for our son. Though on the street side, the noise was not to bad. After all it's an pedestrian street. No motorised vehicels. Missed a bit that there is no breakfast available in the place itself, but more for atmosphere than something else because. next door there is a branch of a famous Spanish fast food chain, where you can have sandwiches, rolls, coffee fresh juice etc. Yes, not everybody speaks English, but I think that's hardly a problem. Als the lady who didn.t speak English could point us to the police which we unfortunatly needed. The bad English of the police officers is more a problem!
Entrance to first floor is not impressive, but once you are inside: Room is nice and rate reasonable, so together with the perfect location: highly recommanded!

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about Hostal Oriente

Property: Hostal Oriente
Address: C Arenal 23, 1st Floor, 28013 Madrid, Spain
Region: Spain > Community of Madrid > Madrid > Centro
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Hotel Style:
#23 Best Value Hotel in Madrid
#62 Romantic Hotel in Madrid
#85 Family Hotel in Madrid
Price range (per night): ₹ 3,814 - ₹ 8,265
Hotel Class:3 star — Hostal Oriente 3*
Number of rooms: 39
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