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“Nice but noisy”
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Hotel Acta Madfor
Ranked #113 of 436 Hotels in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
“Nice but noisy”
Reviewed 2 May 2014

Acta Madfor is a nice hotel at a great location just outside Principe Pio station. Breakfast is quite good (even has eggs), staff speaks English and is very helpful. Rooms with view on the park are really nice and cozy, clean, nice pillow and blanket. But my main problem with this hotel was noisiness! The walls are paper thin and we could hear our neighbors talking even when they weren't being noisy at all. We weren't anywhere near the elevator, but we could hear it throughout the night. Spent 2 nights hear and couldn't get any sleep, so I wouldn't recommend this to anyone who needs their quiet to be able to sleep.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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actah0tels, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hotel Acta Madfor, responded to this review, 9 May 2014
Dear Guest,

We appreciate the time that you took to post your comments. Thank you for choosing our establishment for your last stay in Madrid.

We apologize for the noise, it is a problem that occurs in some specific rooms, and it is a matter of the original construction of the building which it seems to be not easy to solve. But we will do our best to try to fix it in the future. We always try to have the Hotel as quiet as possible, although not always is possible. We apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused.

It is important for us that you know we share with the rest of our team your experience. We would love to welcome you in the future. Please, don't hesitate to contact us next time you visit the city.

Best regards,
Hotel Acta Madfor, Barcelona
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Athens, Greece
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Reviewed 30 April 2014

We stayed for a period of 4 days (April 21-25) and really liked this hotel. The staff were very helpful and polite, the room spacious and clean, the view of the Principe Pio old train station (now a shopping centre) wonderful. But the best thing about it was the location: situated at a nice part of Madrid, you could easily walk to the Royal Palace in 5 minutes or to Puerta del Sol in 15-20 minutes. We were told that the hotel was recently renovated, and it showed.

Two small drawbacks: (a) the lifts took for ever and (b) sound insulation was insufficient (but this seems to be the case with most hotels).

We would certainly return to it on our next trip to Madrid.

Room Tip: Rooms facing the old train station enjoy a great view, especially at night when it' s lit.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Bristol
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Reviewed 25 April 2014

We booked through booking.com with a special request of a room on the front. We looked out over the principe Pio we could also see the palace. Perfect location if you want to get the metro to all places or a simple 10 minutes walk into old madrid. The room was really clean and comfortable. Had some great design features. Loved the fact that there was a safe, at no extra cost in the room, there were storage lockers to leave your luggage when you were leaving at only €2. The 'lounge' and snacking areas were quiet, so really lovely to sit in in the evenings when resting your weary feet.

Would definitely stay again.

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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Wymondham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 April 2014

If you are light sleeper like me, look elsewhere. My first impression of hotel was great, everything looked fine, nice decor, big light, clean room.

But, once it was time to go to sleep none of it was relevant, as you realize you can hear everything, people next door talking, noise from corridors, elevators, doors closing and opening, until early morning hours.

As if that wasn't enough, my bed was very uncomfortable, and made noise every time I turned around.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled with friends
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Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed 17 April 2014 via mobile

Good location, free internet, And very comfortable beds in this renovated hotel. A super value with helpful staff and nice amenities. WiFi could be a little faster, that's about the only improvement I can think of! We plan to return on our next trip to Madrid.

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 April 2014 via mobile

We stayed one night as a stopover between flights
The rooms were as described with the location ideal for the c1 train
Easy walking into Madrid
Rooms clean bright and great value
Service friendly
All in all a good choice thanks to the tripadvisor reviews

Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Winnipeg
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Reviewed 11 April 2014 via mobile

I was happy with the hotel room.
Pros. Clean and well decorated. Contemporary
Good water pressure and hot water.
Good comfortable bed
2nd floor common room has room to work and a nice view.
Friendly and helpful staff.
Wake up call and airport transfer was on time and as scheduled.

Cons.
The view on the back side of the hotel is non existent.
The staff are bad at giving directions to things. Probably because their English ability is not great but o.k
Isn't quite city centre. But the saving is worth it.

Overall I think this hotel was great value and well kept.


Stayed April 2014, travelled solo
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Property: Hotel Acta Madfor
Address: Paseo Florida 13, 28008 Madrid, Spain
Region: Spain > Community of Madrid > Madrid
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #113 of 436 Hotels in Madrid
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Acta Madfor 3*
Number of rooms: 99
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Hotel Acta Madfor is a 3star hotel with 102 rooms, located in the center of Madrid, within walking distance of the Royal Palace and Casa de Campo and minutes from one of the main arteries of the city. The hotel, with a modern design, offers customers the best features of comfort and relaxation, and has, from its sun terrace, one of the most spectacular views of the entire city of Madrid: the Royal Palace with its Gardens of Sabatini and Cathedral de la Almudena. Shuttle bus: Pick up and airport transfer with additional cost. For more information you can contact the hotel directly. ... more   less 
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