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“Old hotel & not the best location”
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Hotel Agumar
Ranked #244 of 436 Hotels in Madrid
San Juan, Puerto Rico
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6 reviews
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“Old hotel & not the best location”
Reviewed 25 September 2013

The hotel is a bit old and musty. I studied abroad in Madrid and I can tell you that there are better locations than this one. The WiFi is not included in the stay, you have to pay an additional daily rate.

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with friends
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Richmond, Virginia
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Reviewed 15 September 2013

At the recommendation of a local, I checked into the Hotel Agumar that is just a couple of blocks from Retiro Park, the Prado, and the Reina Sofia. It's not a 4 star hotel. It was clean but the room was small and basic. Packed with tours and paper thin walls, the hotel was less than enjoyable. It's extremely noisey making sleeping later than 7am impossible. I don't want to wake up to everyone packing up to leave or some man hacking in the room neck to me. Everything is extra - breakfast, safe, etc making the lower price climb to the same level as the REAL 4 star I stayed at across town near Cuzco. I have to say that the breakfast buffet, for which they charge E15 but offered it at half price, was really good. The personnel are very pleasant and it's situated close to Salamanca.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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Ashbourne, United Kingdom
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216 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 September 2013

I needed one night in Madrid close to the Atocha Station. This fitted the bill. I am sure the hotel when built sometime I guess in the 1970's was a thing of splendour, but it is now looking very tired. The staff were very polite and helpful. My room was clean, although a little old fashioned and the bed comfortable which ensured a good nights sleep. For a city centre hotel on a busy road my room at the back of the hotel was really quiet. The location enabled me to walk into the city centre and a taxi back at night was very cheap. Breakfast was also okay. For the money I paid and the convenience of it location I would recommend it.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled on business
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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 September 2013

The Agumar is really a fairly good hotel with a good location in Madrid. On the bus route to the city and with taxis passing frequently it made access to the Plaza del Sol area easy .. About €7 - 8 taxi fare. While having a good cafeteria of its own, it is walking distance to a decent sidewalk restaurant or one directly across the road and a convenience store 10m away or a supermarket 50m away. Close also to the main rail station, within walking distance for the fit.
The room was old but functional with a recently renovated bathroom and new floating floorboards. It had a desk with chair and a lounge chair, 2 suitcase stands (why don't all hotels realise that any couple is likely to have 2 suitcases?) The room was clean and maintained well but little details in the renovations had been overlooked, like paintwork on door frames and bottoms of doors etc.
A functional safe in the room but old key style and as our introduction to Spanish hotels, no tea or coffee making facilities was a surprise.
There was some traffic noise from the window-doors on the tiniest balcony but the street was relatively quiet overnight, even when our last night was a public holiday and revellers were in the street in the early morning hours.
Reception staff were excellent with good grasp of English and a helpful attitude to travellers .... efficient and competent.
Buffet breakfast and dinner were plentiful with basic European fare, not necessarily hot with staff that were efficient and cordial but distant.
Overall, a good hotel.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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London, United Kingdom
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77 reviews
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Reviewed 27 August 2013

We took a 3 day stay and the hotel was fine but nothing special. When we arrived we discovered we had twin beds pushed together instead of a double bed. The staff found us a double room but unfortunately this was on the smoking floor and the corridor smelt awful but the room itself was ok. We didn't eat at the hotel but chose to go out and discover Madrid. The hotel was a little off the main tourist area of Madrid but we enjoyed the walking despite the heat at this time of year (no wonder a lot of the locals quit the city in August)! Bathroom was ok if needing a little repair. Beds were comfy. Air con worked fine - thank goodness! Staff helpful. One problem our room key/card kept not working so we had to keep getting it sorted at reception which was quite annoying. The hotel has a couple of convenience stores near by which are great for buying snacks and water (cheaper than in the Park or other tourist attractions). We got 5 euro bus back to the airport which was much cheaper than the taxi we got to the hotel. The bus station is next to the train station and very easy to get to the hotel.

Room Tip: The best views are at the top floors at the front but I think these would be noisy. Some floors are...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 22 August 2013

The best part of this hotel is it's location to the train/bus station. Outside of that, it is far outside of the heart of Madrid's shopping and sightseeing spots (IMHO). Breakfast was mediocre, the room was mediocre (with poor lighting)...the toilet paper in the bathroom almost cut my private parts, it was so rough! In addition, the walls are EXTREMELY thin. I could hear people arguing, coughing, engaging in...y'know. I also stayed at a Melia elsewhere, and I don't understand how the two establishments can both be considered 4-star...the quality is worlds apart! There's no gym, no swimming pool, not even free Wi-Fi! Needless to say, I won't return here.

Room Tip: It's a crap shoot. If your floor mates are loud, you're going to have some trouble getting a...
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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Alicante, Spain
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2013

Two things to cheer on this trip to the Agumar - the price and the location. I got a deal of around €40/night for a single room, which was not to be sneezed at, especially in Madrid.

I wanted to stay in Madrid but take a trip to Toledo and this hotel allowed me to do that very easily. It's 10 minutes on foot to Atocha train station/metro, so handy for Saturday's big day trip and spinning in to all the sights too.

The décor is a bit 1970s, to say the least and the walls are thinnish, but still, it was a very good deal for what I paid. And it backs on to the Retiro gardens and is very handy for the "golden triangle" of museums, so if you want a nicely situated hotel that's not in the middle of Madrid nightlife action but very handy to the cultural spots, I really would recommend the Agumar.

Room Tip: The quietest rooms seem to be round the back.
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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled solo
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Property: Hotel Agumar
Address: Paseo Reina Cristina 7, 28014 Madrid, Spain
Region: Spain > Community of Madrid > Madrid > Retiro
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#152 Luxury Hotel in Madrid
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Agumar 4*
Number of rooms: 245
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