We spent a weekend there. Check-in was quick, the room was pretty nice and modern. Clean and Quiet. Breakfast is basic but good.
It was freezing cold the weekend we were there, and unforunately the hot water in the shower collapsed one morning. We took a cold shower and by the time we came back in the afternoon it was all fixed.
Just got back from a weekend in Madrid and we staid in the Chic&Basic Mayerling. if you're looking for a well located, cozy room and a good breakfast... you found it. Also the staff is very friendly and helped us with Taxis, guided us through the city map to show where were places we were looking for. Besides that, Madrid is an amazing city and I recommend to anyone who enjoys good food & wine and streets/bars/restaurants full of friendly people.
Something that I find cool about the rooms, that might be strange to some people, is that the shower is in the room itself.... Meaning that if you're laying in bed, you can see whoever is taking a shower in the side of the room.
Next time I go to Madrid, I know which hotel I'll be staying in.
I feel like all I ever write is good reviews, i did my homework when booking my hotels and once again was not disappointed. This is the 2nd Chic and Basic hotel i have stayed in and will continue to go back. Good large, clean rooms in the heart of Madrid, what more could you want..
Stayed three nights on a city break. Hotel is not only chic and basic but is also clean and tidy. Great shower - best of any hotel we have stayed in. We had two rooms - both at front with balconies to street. Inexplicably - One was cool and other very warm. In double room, privacy will be an issue for many as shower has glass wall to room (although there is a roller blind this is also see through). The twin room had a conventional shower enclosure ie private. Staff are very helpful and welcoming. 'Help yourself' kitchen area is great for breakfast and snacks. Rooms suffered from street noise. This was particularly bad on on one night - Halloween!. So if you like a quiet night perhaps best to book a room at rear onto internal courtyard. Situation is very good and all main attractions and sights are within walking distance and metro is very close. Overall we enjoyed our stay.