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“Apparently well but with a yellow substance in the bathtub”
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Hotel Don Luis
Ranked #224 of 435 Hotels in Madrid
Medellin, Colombia
Level 5 Contributor
76 reviews
30 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Apparently well but with a yellow substance in the bathtub”
Reviewed 4 June 2011

We ended up in this hotel because it have good reviews and the parking was cheaper when compared to other hotels.
The parking is tiny, but we were aware of that (you have to reserve a space PREVIOUSLY).
When we arrived the hotel looked ok and the rooms, although old, were APPARENTLY clean (with a weird smell). Mini bar was locked.

But we were terrified when we took a shower and the bathtub seemed to be clogged and a very weird yellow substance like drool began to emanate from the bathtub.

Avoid this place.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Geneva Switzerland
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33 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2011

This hotel is very clean, really well done. Receptionist very welcoming.

Thank you guys . Keep going.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled on business
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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 January 2011

Attending FITUR at the Feria de Madrid, near the airport, so booked this place as I don't want to travel too far to the show every day.

The hotel is located in Barajas which, frankly, is a pretty rough part of Madrid. However, the hotel is only 10 minutes' walk from Barajas metro (not easy to find, but if you stop someone en route they will be able to direct you!), and is also 5 mins' walk from the bus 101 stop which also goes to the airport.

Rooms are big with bathroom (bath/shower), TV, minibar and ADSL internet. Staff are very helpful and friendly. Buffet breakfast is worth the cost, continental isn't.

Barajas itself is a pretty shabby place but there are some SUPERB restaurants near the hotel notably El Txoko de Anders (upmarket tapas/wine), La Caprichosa (good value Spanish food), and El Principal (rough & ready workers' bar with great set menus).

The centre of the city is around 30-40 minutes away by metro, for only 1 euro (has to be the best value metro system in Europe).

In short, if you're in Madrid purely for tourism you're better off in the centre of town, but if you need to be near the airport or the exhibition centre, this place is a real gem.

  • Stayed January 2011, travelled on business
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Australia
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29 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 September 2010

My partner and I chose this hotel due to its cheap price (approx. 50 euro for a double) and close proximity to Barajas Airport.

The room is of a good size with a decent bathroom. There is a TV and a desk with free cable internet. It is a good speed and doesn't drop out. The room was very clean and the bed comfortable.

The staff were very helpful and even allowed us back into our room after we'd checked out to confirm our flight time. They also printed some things for us and were happy to let us know where the bus stop etc was.

One word of warning, we found it difficult to find a taxi that would take us there because of its short distance, and its a difficult walk. I would definitely plan ahead as there is a bus which for 2 euro can drop you off to and from the airport in just a few minutes. Don't get stuck like we did!

All in all, I was very happy with the hotel and would return.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Prague, Czech Republic
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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2010

Obviously, I chose this hotel because of the location due to my late arrival and early departure from Barajas Airport. However, I must say that I can only recommend this hotel to anyone, even for a longer stay in the city. Hotel is ideally located 5 mins walk from Barajas tube station and offers a nice, family-like atmosphere, good service from the staff, delicious breakfast...all for a very reasonable price. Definately a great place for your stay for a trip to Madrid or Spain.

  • Stayed September 2009
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2 Thank MalvolioBlanco
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Keighley
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13 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 September 2009

very clean, friendly staff, about 5 minites from airport by car

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
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Berlin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 April 2009

Very nice and spacious room with classy furniture. The room and bathroom were clean. English speaking staff at frontdesk was very friendly. I stayed one night because of interrupted flight. It takes 10 min to get to the airport with the bus. The busstop is in walking distance from the hotel (5 min): go left to main place and take bus 101 to airport. Not recommended to take Taxi, Hotel -> Airport costs 19€ !!
Several bars & restaurants near the Hotel. Hotel is located in housing area.
Breakfast was elementary, but ok including coffee, toast, juice and muffins.
I would stay there again!

  • Stayed April 2009, travelled solo
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2 Thank Jo2710
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Property: Hotel Don Luis
Address: Avenida General 12, 28042 Madrid, Spain
Region: Spain > Community of Madrid > Madrid > Airport / Barajas
Amenities:
Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#13 Best Value Hotel in Madrid
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Hotel Don Luis 3*
Number of rooms: 36
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