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“Great location, clean and comfortable room, helpful staff”
Review of Hostal Cruz Sol

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Hostal Cruz Sol
Ranked #281 of 438 Hotels in Madrid
Reviewed 15 February 2013

I booked a single room with private bathroom for 2 nights in February for 30 euros per night. Situated just next to Plaza Mayor and only few minutes from the Sol metro station, your location cannot get much better. Arriving to Hostal Cruz Sol too early to check-in (11:15 am), I was welcome by an older lady who did not speak much English but what she lacked in English, she totally made-up by her helpfulness. She explained that my room is not ready and to come back at 12:30 but I was able to leave my luggage and use the bathroom which was what mattered to me. When I came back, I was taken to 1st floor to my room, small but cosy with a large bed, a wardrobe, TV on a small table and 2 chairs. The room was thoughtfully decorated and both the room and the bathroom were clean. The window was to a side street with many cars during the day but with the window closed, I could not hear them much. The heating was on at night, so no chance to get cold. And if you just cannot make the stairs after a full day of walking in Madrid, there is a lift. The room was cleaned ok on the 2nd day. Check-out is at 12, so you can sleep in or do whatever and come back to check out. It is possible to leave your luggage and use the bathroom after checkout. Btw. to security: During the stay you have a card that allows you to enter the building (open during the day but closed at night), to your floor (all floors are closed off) and your room - so you can just come and leave anytime and the place feels very safe too.

  • Stayed: February 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 11 January 2013

Hostal Cruz Sol gave us exactly what we were expecting. As everyone here has said, the location is phenomenal - it is right next to the Plaza Mayor and very near the Mercado de San Miguel, and many attractions and wonderful restaurants are within walking distance. You'll want to walk anyway, the old sections of Madrid are enchanting, with new bars and restaurants around every corner.

On top of that, it was a great value. The rooms are small but adequate, and that should be expected in this price range. For the location, I don't think you can do much better. I would recommend to friends.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 21 August 2012

If a clean comfortable place to stay in a great location but no extras is what you need I would recommend the Hostal Cruz Sol. The hostel was located at the plaza Santa Cruz (.Just next to the plaza Mayor) and is located on 3rd floor of the building. The room was very small but very clean. Also the bathroom was very small but clean and lots of towels. There was no breakfast served but when you live surrounded by eating joints literally who cares??? For the price …. it was perfect….When you enter, you either walk up an ancient flight of stairs or take a tiny elevator up to the third floor, where you are checked in by a housekeeper who doesn't speak English but a smile, lots of gestures and basic words go a long way!!!!. Our room was 308 facing the square and simply superb!!! It had a convertible bed as well as 2 singles…very nice!!!! A safe to keep you imp stuff is good too, Pre book to get good prices. Across the Plaza is the Mercado de San Juan, a glass covered market full of tapas bars Plaza Mayor is next door and the Royal Palace was a 10 minute walk away. In the evening we were entertained by the sounds of guitars and violins and songs sung by groups of three or more….and all this from our balcony from the 3rd floor. Room and building very secure, We were provided with a swipe card. Airport 30 mins away via Metro station Sol.All the tourist info you need is at the Plaza Mayor next door as are the city tour buses. Great shopping along the streets too!!!

Room Tip: Ask for a room overlooking the plaza..If travelling in threes ask for 308.. it will give you 3 beds...
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  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 12 August 2012

I spent 5 nights at Cruz Sol and I can say it provides great value for the money. Location is perfect, just next to Plaza Major and most of nightlife and attractions are at walking distance, Rooms are very basic but clean. Lady at the reception was nice and helpful. It's located at the second floor but there is an elevator.

  • Stayed: May 2012, travelled with friends
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Thank trappolino
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Reviewed 13 July 2012

Not luxury, but who cares when you're so close to the action!
We thoroughly enjoyed our quick stay here.

we traveled back in 2008

Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 July 2012

Sure, this place isn't a luxury hotel by any means. When you enter, you either walk up a rustic flight of stairs or take a tiny elevator up to the third floor, where you are checked in by a housekeeper, and they don't really speak English. The rooms are small, and the shower faucet wasn't attached to the wall, but otherwise, everything was perfect. It is a clean, comfortable room, in the most perfect location. It is a 1 minute walk from Plaza Mayor, a 3 minute walk to Puerto del Sol, and a block away from the metro. Literally, the location couldn't be any better. The price point is perfect, definitely worth it, and I highly highly recommend it for budget travelers!!!

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 19 June 2012

This hotel is very easy to find, 5 minute walk from Puerto Del Sol. It is also right near the main square where there are restaurants and a few bars. Good for a breakfast as this hotel does not offer this.
The room was a bit small but it was only a short stay for us so it ws sufficent. Plus your are in Madrid so you don't was to be in your room! Our toilet was broken so it made an annoying noise all night. We didnt report is though as we were only there for one night. Bathroom also tiny, no cat swinging in there, however is was sufficient.
Bed was ok, got a decent nights sleep seeing as we were street facing.
Check in and out was easy. Only issue we had was the wifi sometimes dropped in and out.
Would stay again due to location and convienience.

  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Address: Plaza Santa Cruz 6 Pl, 28012 Madrid, Spain
Region: Spain > Community of Madrid > Madrid > Centro , Sol
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#25 Best Value Hotel in Madrid
Price Range: £49 - £58 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Hostal Cruz Sol 2*
Number of rooms: 17
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