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“Very good hotel” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Eurostars Casa de la Lirica

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Eurostars Casa de la Lirica
Ranked #205 of 444 Hotels in Madrid
Liverpool
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30 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Very good hotel”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2011

I went to this hotel with 3 friends for 4 days(Tuesday to Friday)We were very pleased to find that the hotel lived up to all our expectations, and that the pictures shown on the website were accurate.The bedrooms were very comfortable and had lots of added extras like toothbrush, toothpaste and, tissues. We opted to have breakfast in the hotel and this was the best decision we made. There was a wide variety of food from fresh and tinned fruits , bacon, scrambled eggs, a variety of cheeses and ham, smoked salmon and various cakes and pastries. All washed down with fresh orange juice and tea or coffee. The staff were very friendly and spoke good English. The only downside was that our rooms were at the front of the hotel over the front door and there was some noise from people talking loudly while smoking outside.Don't let this put you off, just ask for a room at the back of the hotel.
I would certainly stay at this hotel if I go to Madrid again.

Room Tip: Rooms at the back of the hotel would be quieter.
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2011

Stayed at Maria Elena for 4 days (mon to thur)at the beginning of November,We got a good deal when booking bed & breakfast twin room. Arrived at hotel before noon, (official check in time) were checked in immediately, there was no delay or waiting very helpful staff, given maps, they also told us that we could buy hop on/off tkts there also. The room was fine, no extra pillows/bedding(we didn’t bother to ask but in most hotels they are in storage area) I had seen other reviews where they mentioned that the beds weren’t very comfortable and I agree, but obviously good for back problems, I slept great. The power shower was great in bathroom and all the usual goodies.
Breakfast was buffet continental usual selection of cereals etc, croissants/pastries could have been more plentiful & fresher. We didn’t have any other meals in hotel so can’t comment on that. We had a late evening flight and the hotel stored our luggage for us no problem.
Internet was available for a fee in lobby. Overall I would say hotel was ok, don’t think it was 4* but location is great between Grand Via & Sol while being on a quiet street, we didn’t have any noise from night club that other reviews mentioned.

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with friends
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Leeds, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2011

We booked this hotel centrally through the hotel’s own website, which had an English translation option. Room was booked with “card to hold” and after enquiring with the reception by email was informed it would be perfectly acceptable to pay on the day in cash.

The hotel is centrally located, just off Puerto del Sol in the centre of Madrid, close to all the amenities you could need. Although the hotel is located in a side street, it is well lit and did not pose any problems getting to in the dark. There were a number of small bars and restaurants in the immediate area but we did not experience any noise from them during the night.
Check in was quick and efficient, the lobby area of the hotel quite fitted a four star establishment. Our room was located at the rear of the hotel, overlooking the central lobby area and was clean and well furnished, although a little dated and “flowery” for our tastes. The beds were very firm, which is to my liking but the pillows, although I imagined to be very expensive were not to my liking being of a “memory foam” construction. However, this is purely my opinion and I am sure there are many more people who would find them very comfortable.

The bathroom was small but well fitted, including a power shower which was very good. The inclusive “goodies” were very well received, including all the usual, shower gel, bath gels and soaps as well as a shoe horn and a sewing kit, which I very rarely see outside a five star hotel in London.

All in all, a very good four star hotel and for a hotel so close to all that Madrid has to offer, a very good price too.

Room Tip: Room 414 could not be faulted.
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2011

Stayed here for the weekend with my husband, room was very small, we informed hotel when we booked that we were celebrating our silver wedding anniversary, they kindly sent us a bottle of champayne to our room but at the back of the hotel there is a nightclub and the noise from this goes on upto about 6am in the morning, so making it impossible to get any sleep, such a shame as it is a nice hotel, so I would not recommend this hotel to anybody

Room Tip: maybe the rooms in the front of the hotel are less noisey maybe somebody else reading this that has...
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 3 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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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2011

Stayed at the hotel for three nights and on the whole was pleased with it. The hotel itself and our room were lovely, and the location to all the sights could not be better. However it is next door to a nightclub called the Moondance which opens in the early hours and does not close until 6am. Whilst it is open there are crowds of people out on the street right outside the hotel making an absolute racket. If you are a heavy sleeper as my friend was you'll probably be fine - if not, like me, you really will be awake all night. I'm not sure what nights in the week the club opens, it was open the Friday and Saturday nights but not the Sunday. If the noise was out of the equation I would recommend this hotel, so would certainly advise requesting a room at the back on arriving

Room Tip: Ask for a room at the back
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  • Stayed November 2011, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank caroline c
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sussex
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2011

The hotel was ideally situated for a city break to Madrid being 5 mins walk from Sevilla metro (the best way by far to get from the airport). It could easily be a great hotel with a bit of effort. The staff do not appear interested - maid on her phone in our room, no bathhrobes, no tea/coffee making, receptionist unable to find me a plaster, requested quiet room was not ready on arrival, waiting staff push in front of clients and cooked breakfast choice poor to name a few instances. The sheet did not tuck into the bed on both sides and the window seems a hazard as it opens fully into the room. The bar prices - 15 euros for a spirit/liqueur - very steep.
Having said this we enjoyed our break and would suggest it as a central hotel but eat dinner elsewhere!

Room Tip: Inside rooms quieter
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank lolaSussex
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Wellington, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2011

After a nighmareish trip in form the airport with a taxi driver that thought he was Mario Andrettis blind brother we had our doubts when we drove into the dark little lane where the Hotel is located. I needn't have worried.The foyer was a oasis of elegance. And even though we had to wait while the concerge dealt with a group 20 or so loud abrasive people, the chairs were comfy and he even managed a smile. Our room was clean and a good size. It was tastefully if a little flowerly decorated and even though had no view did have natural light. Our one gripe was that the door open to a mezzanine which was over the Hotels foyer and we could hear all the noise from reception all night. Breakfast was included in our room price and was lovely. Lots to choose from and fresh. Possibly the best thing about the hotel was it's location. Everything was withing walking distance and those few things that required a bus or metro trip were within 5 min walk at Plaza de Sol. Madrid is an amazing city and this hotel was a perfect place to enjoy it from.

Room Tip: Try and get a room away fromt eh mezzanine
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  • Stayed November 2010, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank IndyG66
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Additional Information about Eurostars Casa de la Lirica

Property: Eurostars Casa de la Lirica
Address: Calle Aduana 19, 28013 Madrid, Spain
Region: Spain > Community of Madrid > Madrid > Centro , Sol
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#137 Luxury Hotel in Madrid
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Eurostars Casa de la Lirica 4*
Number of rooms: 83
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Eurostars Casa de la Lírica is located just 150 m from Puerta del Sol, the largest area of stores and shopping centers of Madrid and situated in the Art Triangle of the city (Prado Museum, Reina Sofia Art Centre and Thyssen Bornemisza Museum)A total of 83 rooms 6 of them Junior Suites equipped with complete bath, shower with hidromassage column,telephone, individual air conditioning, international channels TV, free WiFi, minibar (chargeable) and free safe and room service.Our Charm : Elegance combined with maximum comfort ... more   less 
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