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“A nice alternative in a very expensive area of Madrid”
Review of NH Madrid Balboa

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NH Madrid Balboa
Ranked #203 of 435 Hotels in Madrid
Valencia, Spain
Level 6 Contributor
140 reviews
45 hotel reviews
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“A nice alternative in a very expensive area of Madrid”
Reviewed 25 February 2014

NH Balboa is right in one of the most expensive and posh quarters in Madrid, close to Goya, Velazquez and the main shopping streets, but it's a comfy hotel, with no pretensions, easy to locate, with many services in and out and a practical room

As usual in NH, the breakfast options are fantastic for all tastes, healthy and greasy ones.

It´s a pretty quiet hotel and rooms are mostly facing inwards, so no noise from outside coming in. The attention from the staff is great!!!!

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled on business
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Lisbon, Portugal
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Reviewed 22 February 2014 via mobile

The title says it all! From the hotel it's about 20min to the city center by bus. In the subway it's longer. For those using a GPS, select Calle General Oráa because the hotel it's on the corner with that street.

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Madrid, Spain
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3 reviews
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Reviewed 19 February 2014

Great breakfast, service very friendly. The hotel is located on the east side of Madrid, commute to city center is good by bus/metro, and a good stroll of 40 minutes and you will be at the center. Retiro park is just at 15 / 20 min walking.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled on business
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madrid
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114 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2014

From the sour face of the receptionist, to the dark and dour room that hasn't been refurbished for 20 years, to asking for room service and they tell you to call Pizza Hut and having a room mini bar without wine, this is really scraping the barrel and is a disgrace to the NH group. Madrid is wonderful but avoid staying here.

  • Stayed February 2014, travelled on business
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Dublin, Ireland
Level 4 Contributor
39 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2014

I chose this hotel due to its location near the coach station. The area is quiet and very safe, and full of bars, cafes, shops and restaurants.
The building is getting old and that shows. However, the overall quality of the room was good and I had a great sleep. The breakfast was fantastic and the staff is really nice - they let me had breakfast 30mins early, no problems. All in all very good value too, probably because it's not near the classic tourist attractions.
I should note that even though the NH chain of hotels claim they have free WiFi, this is only in lobby and you have to pay for it in the rooms. I still find very dissapointing that the big hotel chains never give you such a basic and relatively cheap service for free, while you do find it in budget and family run B&Bs.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Bogota, Colombia
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87 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2013

Stayed here for 3 nights and it was an average experience. If you have business near the area or in a small budget in Madrid its a great place to stay. The rooms are on the smaller size but well equipped. If you can ask for a room that has been updated. The breakfast was average. The should change towels soon....some of them were almost transparent.

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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Dublin
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Reviewed 6 December 2013

Great style, amazing breakfast. A bit noisy but I am a good sleeper. The area was nice, not too busy but still close to the places I had to visit such as IE Business School. I missed the English newspaper though.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled on business
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Property: NH Madrid Balboa
Address: Calle Nunez de Balboa 112, 28006 Madrid, Spain (Formerly NH Balboa)
Region: Spain > Community of Madrid > Madrid > Barrio de Salamanca
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#145 Business Hotel in Madrid
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — NH Madrid Balboa 3*
Number of rooms: 122
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated in a highly esteemed location downtown, the 122-room NH Madrid Balboa hotel in Madrid combines quiet charm with a warm, welcoming atmosphere. ... more   less 
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