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Hotel Exe El Coloso
Ranked #307 of 441 Hotels in Madrid
Anacortes, Washington
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“Nice center of the city hotel”
Reviewed 14 January 2013

This hotel is located two blocks off Grand Villa, and many of the things that you would want to see in Madrid can be reached within 15 minutes.

two negative things are:

1. The is only one person working in the evenings, and

2. You have to be a gorilla to move your luggage around in the hotel because there is no way to avoid stairs when bringing you luggage into the hotel. If fairness, this particular problem is common to many hotels in Madrid.

I would stay at this hotel again.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with friends
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 November 2012

Positives: This hotel is very conveniently located near Gran Via, and next to a little super market and some cute restaurants. Very walkable area and plenty to do in the area. Free WiFi.

Negatives: You walk in with your luggage and immediately have to lug it up 7 or 8 steps just to get to the check in desk. Then, after check-in, you go up another 6 or 7 to the elevators. Annoying. The desk staff was nice enough, but even the reception area was dumpy and their uniforms were ratty. First impression: Unimpressed. The first room they sent me to (#110) was a death trap. The door frame was literally separated from the wall and any good yank could have taken the whole door down (See pictures). I opened the broken door into a teeny room with a window that didn't lock and that opened onto a strange courtyard where any neighbor could have easily crawled right in the window. Needless to say, I turned right around and went down to plead for another room.
Room #2 was on the 5th floor and was more spacious and safer, but it adjoined another room. Normally that wouldn't be an issue, however I could hear every cough, sneeze, snore and whisper from the neighboring room. The door provided about as much soundproofing as a shower curtain. Also the bathroom STUNK like mold and was less than clean. I had to keep the window open and the bathroom door closed the entire time. Also, the linens were old and the bed was hard as a ROCK.
Aside from the location and WiFi, there was no reason to stay here again. I'm glad I was only there for 1 night!

  • Stayed November 2012, travelled solo
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Attard, Malta
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Reviewed 31 October 2012

Just returned back from Madrid, stayed at El Coloso, the hotel is very central and walking distance to all the sites one might wish to see in Madrid. The breakfast was good but not of a 4* hotel and the room we had was onto a courtyard, nice and quiet but again not a 4* hotel at all! The bed was a double but it was such a small bed. On a good point the staff was very friendly!

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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Copenhagen
2 reviews
Reviewed 13 October 2012

The hotel is in a prime location, easily within walking distance of what you might want to see in Madrid. Also it was clean, and quiet. However, it does not in any way resemble a four star hotel, as it is very, very plain, and not especially comfortable. A good hotel for value, not at all a hotel for luxury or class.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 11 October 2012

You get what you pay for. This is a reasonable hotel at a reasonable price. It is centrally located close to the Plaza de Sur metro station and within very easy walking distance of the Sol district. I stayed 3 nights while on a business trip and will stay there again when passing through Madrid.

Many of the guests are Indian which demonstrates the value for money. Indian travel agents are clever at finding hotels at the right price point for Indian tourists and business travelers that also deliver acceptable levels of service. The room was a good size, not huge but big enough and clean as well. It had a mini bar fridge and good TV. My only complaint is that it wasn't well enough lit but I prefer very bright lighting and what was there would likely satisfy most guests. The free WiFi didn't work well in the room but was great in the lobby area which is comfortable and quite spacious. The staff are helpful and very patient. I watched one receptionist dealing with a large demanding group all eager to check in quickly and she was unfailingly polite in spite of the some members of the group being much less than polite to her.

There is a good breakfast buffet that was not included with my room rate but relatively cheap at only 8 Euros.

  • Stayed October 2012, travelled on business
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Bucharest, Romania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2012

The location is great, right in the city center, between the the Plaza Espania and Santa Domingo Metro stations.
Our room faced the inside of the building, was small, but clean. The a/c made a noise and
we could not sleep until we turned off it. Internet connection only in the lobby.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled on business
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Brighton, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 July 2012

The standards of comfort in this hotel are reflected in the price. The air conditioning in the room that was first allocated to us was very inefficient but the staff were happy to change us to another room with working aircon (the next day, because the hotel was full). Breakfasts were very good; rooms were clean and comfortable. Plumbing seemed fairly antiquated making it slow to run water in sink after flushing lavatory! But apart from these minor criticisms, for the price, I would stay there again.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Hotel Exe El Coloso
Address: Calle Leganitos 13, 28013 Madrid, Spain
Region: Spain > Community of Madrid > Madrid > Centro
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
#171 Luxury Hotel in Madrid
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Hotel Exe El Coloso 4*
Number of rooms: 133
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Exe El Coloso, of four stars, is located downtown Madrid, between Gran Via and Callao. The hotel has 133 rooms with plasma TVs, free Wi - Fi, minibar and bathroom. Some rooms have a terrace and sloping ceilings. A breakfast buffet is served every morning and there is a parking available (with an extra charge) for the clients of the hotel. ... more   less 
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