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Just back and so sorry I had to leave

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ek
San Carlos, Ca.
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Just back and so sorry I had to leave

Back from a trip to Madrid and Paris and what a great time. We absolutely loved the Hotel Preciados. The hotel itself was wonderful, the room a suite had a sitting room , huge bathroom with shower and jacuzzi, exercise bicycle, 2 TV's , 3 balconies, chocolates, all amenities. The windows had double sets of french windows with electronic shutters to block out noise and light. We slept like babies. Wow! The location was fabulous. About a half block to transportation, although we didn't need it. We walked to everything. The Puerto del Sol, Playa Major, Grand Palace, Retiro Park, Mercado San Miguel, Gran Via, Prado and so many cafes, tapas bars, restaurants and shops we couldn't keep up. This was a perfect location. The food was phenomenal, wine excellent and the people warm, welcoming and helpful. Wherever we went everyone was willing to try to understand our Spanish and help out. I hung out at a tapas bar 3 doors down from the hotel in the afternoons until my husband returned from his business sessions. The waiter recognized me after day 1 and looked out for me and made sure I had refreshments and a table in the late afternoon. What a great time, can't wait to go back.

Love Madrid, love the food, wine and especially the people.

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1. Re: Just back and so sorry I had to leave

thanks for sharing your experience, can't wait for our trip.....

Porto, Portugal
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Life without traveling is meaningless... I understand you!

I felt so sad leaving Paris last April!

There is only a way to cure "post-traveling depression": start preparing the next trip, even if it will take many months.

...Can't wait! Going to Madrid in 3 weeks!

Sofia

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3. Re: Just back and so sorry I had to leave

ek:

Madrid is one of my favorite cities and I cannot get enough of it. Yes, the people are friendly and helpful too.

Madrid, Spain
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EK: Thank you for sharing your experiences, you have described Madrid really well. It is great to hear that you had such a good time in this great city. Come back soon!

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I loved your post, brimming with enthusiasm and love for Madrid! It made me want to go back as soon as possible. Thanks!

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We're coming in 2 weeks time and can't wait! Loved your post ek!

Toronto, Canada
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Madrid was a revelation to me - I would go back again anytime!

Susan

Madrid, Spain
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8. Re: Just back and so sorry I had to leave

Susan: Glad to hear it - start planning that return trip!

ek
San Carlos, Ca.
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Yep, I am already thinking about next time. I miss the ........... everything.

Madrid, Spain
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10. Re: Just back and so sorry I had to leave

A website for planning a trip back to Madrid, meanwhile missing the city.

http://www.esmadrid.com/en/portal.do