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Where to stay, looking for the "center of the action"

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Where to stay, looking for the "center of the action"

We are a young couple visiting Madrid in late Sept. Where is the best area to stay? We enjoy bars, crowds, shopping.

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1. Re: Where to stay, looking for the "center of the action"

Stay near puerto del Sol and/or Plaza Mayor.

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2. Re: Where to stay, looking for the "center of the action"

I'd base near Plaza Mayor or Plaza Santa Ana or Las Huertas area

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3. Re: Where to stay, looking for the "center of the action"

mizzles:

Read the top question about barrios of Madrid.

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4. Re: Where to stay, looking for the "center of the action"

I think you will like Sol/Plaza Mayor as well.

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5. Re: Where to stay, looking for the "center of the action"

can anyone recommend a couple of good hotels in these areas?

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6. Re: Where to stay, looking for the "center of the action"

Also worth looking at the La Latina area, a little further from the centre but still plenty of night life and slightly lower prices. For hotel ideas, best to look on hotel reviews.

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7. Re: Where to stay, looking for the "center of the action"

In the area of Sol, I like the Hotel Liabeny. It's very highly rated and I've had friends stay there and really have loved it.

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8. Re: Where to stay, looking for the "center of the action"

Hi, we were in Madrid in January and stayed at the Petit Palace Mayor which is just across the road from Plaza Mayor and next to Peurta del Sol. It could not have been more convenient for us and the hotel was perfect for our needs.

We did not eat breakfast at the hotel, we went and ate breakfast at the small cafes which were excellent and great value too.

Again, just across the road before the enterance to Plaza Mayor there is a brilliant market which serve amazing tapas.

Have a great trip

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9. Re: Where to stay, looking for the "center of the action"

The Market is Mercado San Miguel. It's got very nice food.

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10. Re: Where to stay, looking for the "center of the action"

I agree with wombat1223........we have just returned from a 4 night stay at The Liabeny.......really nice hotel, friendly staff, nice bar, centrally placed for all sightseeing! I've done a review of it! :)

Wherever you stay, you'll LOVE Madrid :) Enjoy!