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Hotel Persal

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#127 of 447 Hotels in Madrid
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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8 reviews
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Hostal Persal is a great place for economical travelers like my wife and me, who seek a clean, comfortable room to sleep and shower, but spend most of our time out and about, so do not need top line furniture and amenities. The location is excellent, a few block walk south of the Sol Metro Station (40 min on subway... More 

Thank Willie555
Liverpool, UK
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41 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

We have just stayed 3 nights at this very good basic hotel right in the centre of Madrid. Our 3rd visit. It's star point is of course its location - walkable to most tourist sights, metro, trains and buses. It's about a kilometre to the airport bus stop at Cibeles, a 10/15 minute walk if you are up for it... More 

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Manchester, United Kingdom
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33 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 October 2016

This simple and quirky hotel is in a great spot in the centre of Madrid. Every attraction that the first time visitor might want to see, is within easy walking distance from the hotel's location in Plaza de Angel. It is surrounded by tapas bars, restaurants, shops and you can spend hours walking along all the alleyways and enjoy outdoor... More 

Thank David L
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Reviewed 7 October 2016 via mobile

Pros: great location! Easily walkable to most sites (Prado, Royal Palace, Retiro Park, metro). Good size room. Cons: noisy (the doors/walls must be paper thin). Rude front desk staff. Shower leaked. Toilet wasn't property set and wobbled. Outdated decor. We stayed in 6 hotels on our trip to Spain, this was the worst. Not terrible, mind you, but i probably... More 

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Bolton, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

Just back after 3 nights at this really nice hotel. Great location with very friendly staff. Room cleaned every day and towels replaced daily. Special thanks to Miguel who organised a change of room to 413 which was very quiet and a good size.

Thank ziggysboy
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16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 September 2016

For our several times postponed trip to Madrid, finally, my wife decided for the date and my responsibility was to arrange our stay in Madrid. After more than one hour of evaluating pros and cons of almost all available options I decided for two key criteria: location and price. I ended up with Hostal Persal and being back from Madrid... More 

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Dublin, Ireland
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19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Super location, basic rooms, good breakfast, friendly staff. Would recommend the hotel to young travellers, couples and those wanting to be close to most attractions in the city. Ask for a room facing the inner courtyard as those on the street side might be a bit noisy

Thank fholden
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 September 2016

Dysfunctional AC, paper-thin walls, sloppy housekeeping, confusing breakfast prices (follow Hostal on Twitter for free breakfast promotional code) and jaded decor. The Hostal is not what it used to be and, after numerous visits, we sadly shall not be returning.

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Bonn, Germany
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68 reviews
15 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

Everything what you need is their. The Staff is friendly and helpfull. Rooms are clean and you have a big breakfast to choose from. It is central to the Trainstation and some Attractions and Parks. Definatly worth a stay

Thank Karo L
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Dear Guest, We appreciate your opinion and the nice summary of your stay. Regards from Madrid. More 

Vancouver, Canada
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9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

This is a great choice for those visiting Madrid for the first time. The hotel is so well located that you don't required a lot of time planning where to go. Just go outside and walk. The place is not fancy, but is clean and comfortable.

Thank Maria303

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Staying in Huertas

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Also known as Barrio de las Letras, Huertas was once home to prominent literary figures, Miguel de Cervantes and Lope de Vega among them. The neighbourhood is committed to celebrating its rich heritage: Calle Huertas itself is inlaid with quotes from celebrated authors, street names pay homage to them, and second-hand bookshops pervade. Huertas receives a fair amount of spillover from the center — side streets around Plaza Santa Ana take on a foreign party atmosphere at night, and you always see young backpackers navigating the streets — but as you descend into the neighbourhood, everything becomes a little more cramped and slightly less refined, and takes on more of an underground feel. Live music is at the heart of Huertas: by night, its subdued bars are ideal for meeting friends, sipping cocktails, and chatting quietly while enjoying jazz or singer-songwriter performances.
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Built in a building dating back to 1871 which preserves its original structure, Hostal Persal is located in Barrio de las Letras, in the very heart of the historical and tourist centre of Madrid, 100 metres away from Puerta del Sol, beside Plaza de Santa Ana and very close to Plaza Mayor and Prado, Thyssen and Reina Sofía museums…Hostal Persal is located in a pedestrian area with access for taxis and private vehicles to its doorstep. There are two public car parks just 50 metres away from our establishment (Plaza Santa Ana and Plaza Jacinto Benavente). Plaza de Santa Ana is famous for being an area for tapas and nightlife. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hotel Persal

Address: Plaza del Angel 12, 28012 Madrid, Spain
Region: Spain > Community of Madrid > Madrid > Huertas
Price Range: £48 - £85 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hotel Persal 2*
Number of rooms: 80
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Hostal Persal Madrid
Hostal Persal Hotel Madrid
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#66 Family Hotel in Madrid
#98 Romantic Hotel in Madrid
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“Rooms at back of hotel are quieter.”
 of 5 bubbles Jeff_HLiverpool_UK, 21 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Make sure air con works before you accept a room.”
 of 5 bubbles anniepannieDurham, 13 Sep 2016 | Read review
“Rooms in the interior are quieter but exterior ones have a great view.”
 of 5 bubbles graceduncan, 1 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Rooms with a balcony overlook the square, quieter rooms are at the back of the hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles paulawiddowson, 3 Jun 2016 | Read review
“get a room with street wiev,might be noisier,but with more sunlight”
 of 5 bubbles danbF7437GS, 28 Apr 2016 | Read review
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