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1 Bedroom, 1 Bathroom, Sleeps 2
Madrid

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VicandOli
Perth, Western Australia
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Great location and SO comfortable”
Reviewed 15 July 2011 for a stay in July 2011
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We could not have picked a better spot for a week in Madrid. Our Spanish friends recommended other locations but after seeing the apartment, totally agreed with us. It's right next to metro Anton Martin, it's really well equipped with great air conditioning and a nice, neat, clean bathroom (both very important!). Nuria has done a really good job creating a peaceful little haven which, if you know what Spanish city life is like (if you don't - it's loud), is an incredible achievement. We slept blissfully well, explored the city during the day, and strolled out to restaurants and bars in the evening. You can walk to Atocha station or it's just two stops on the metro. There are also fantastic local markets and shops. A few streets away, La Mojigata does delicious organic mid-morning breakfasts, Lateral is great for tapas or Mercado San Miguel, a posh covered market, just beyond Plaza Mayor, has a bewildering away of pastry, paella, tapas, caviar, sushi and wine bars. We'd definitely recommend this place!

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Travelling group: With Spouse/Partner
Your age range 35-49
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Elizabeth...
Sterling, Virginia
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Small but perfect in every way”
Reviewed 5 June 2011 for a stay in May 2011
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We could not have been happier with this place. Stayed 7 nites. Everything was modern, good A/C controls, dishwasher, good sized fridge, nice bathroom, plenty of closet and drawer space. Fantastic location...we basically walked everywhere although the Metro stop was virtually outside the door. They have thought of everything, including two umbrellas which we found in a drawer and used. King sized bed advertised but was actually queen-sized. Perhaps Americans and Spanish have different terminology for bed size.

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Your age range 50-64
Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
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Young singles Friends getaway
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NY
Reviewed 3 March 2011 for a stay in February 2011
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Your age range 35-44
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Cardiff
Reviewed 17 January 2011 for a stay in January 2011
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Your age range 35-44
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California
Reviewed 13 January 2011 for a stay in December 2010
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Your age range 55-64
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GA
Reviewed 13 January 2011 for a stay in December 2011

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Traveling...
Olympia, Washington
Level 6 Contributor
93 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
“Best Decision of our Trip”
Reviewed 18 October 2010 for a stay in September 2010
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We stayed at the Magdalena 38 apartment for one week (September 27 to October 4) and although it seemed a bit intimidating to be renting an apartment instead of staying in a hotel, it was a great decision for us. First, Nuria was great in helping us with not only the details of the apartment and how to get there, but the ins and out of the Madrid airport (which is huge!)

The apartment was smaller than it looked in the pictures, but it soon became clear that it was well organize and had everything we needed for a comfortable stay. Even after only five days in hotels before we arrived, it was a great relief to have access to coffee (without going out), a washer and dryer (a special treat for my daughter who is in the Peace Corps in Uganda and hadn't had access to a washer and dryer for 14 months!), and just a place where we could hang out that was larger than a hotel room. During our stay Spain had a one day general strike and having access to a kitchen and grocery stores turned out to be a real life-saver. Everything was shut down except for grocery stores, museums and the transportation system. We shopped at a grocery store, made ourselves a couple of bocadillos (sandwiches) and watched the strike unfold both on the streets of Madrid and on TV.

The apartment location is good, just off the Anton Martin stop of the subway station (which was easy to navigate for me, and I'm directionally impaired) and half way between the main square in town and the Prado. Another previous review discussed the "transitional feel" of the neighborhood, but I have to say that I appreciated being an area that was less tourist-focused and the opportunity to mix with "regular folks". Two restaurant recommendations: We dined at La Sanabresa twice and it was fabulous. Their lunch menus if around 10 euros and includes two courses, dessert, and a 1/2 bottle of wine. The food was really great and there were almost two many choices! Also, Taberna Maceiras was amazing. Show up right when they open, though. We got there ten minutes before they opened for dinner and there was already a line to get in. Seats were all filled within 15 minutes. This is one time when being an American and having an American eating schedule worked in our favor, as we were happy to be seated at the very unfashionable 8:00 dinner seating! Great food, and relatively inexpensive!

Back to Magdalena 38, we also enjoyed the unexpected treat of the use of a laptop and Internet access during our stay, it was especially helpful.

We really enjoyed our stay at the Magdalena 38 and would gladly stay there again should we return to Madrid.

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Would you recommend this hotel to a friend?   Yes.
Recommended for:
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Management Response
17 Oct 2010
Your comments are very much appreciated, but just not to mix up other guests, we dont have a dryer in magdalena, there is an indoor patio clothes airer instead.
Thanks!
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