I stayed at La Fontana for one week while I was looking for a permanent place to stay here in Spain (I'm a student doing an exchange program here). As my budget is fairly tight, I wasn't expecting much from such a cheap place, but I truly was pleasantly surprised. The room was clean and nicely decorated with a private toilet and towels etc. included.
The personnel is really friendly. Some of the workers there helped me buy a subway subscription, and the Italian owner even carried the bags into my room upon arrival. The hotel is really located in the heart of Madrid. You have a three minutes walk to Puerta del Sol, four minutes to Plaza de España and five to Plaza Mayor. It's basically located 50 meters from the big avenue that goes straight through Madrid; Gran Vía.
There are a lot of bars and restaurants on the parallel streets (Fuencarral and Hortaleza), which means that there can be some noise in the night from the nightlife if you have an exterior room, but there are two pretty thick doors that you can close in front of the windows that help a lot. I wasn't bothered that much and I was able to get seven night of good sleep (in an exterior room).
The breakfast included (note: Spanish breakfast) was at a bar just outside on the street.
When my friends and family come to visit me here in Madrid, I tell them all to stay there. It's really worth the money for such a central and friendly place.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the center of Madrid at Nº 6 Calle Valverde, just a few meters away from the Gran Vía. The environment at the Hostel la Fontana is unrivalled, made famous the personalized treatment offered to its guests, its 24 hour security, its impeccable cleanliness and above all, for the high quality of service offered at comparatively low prices ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hostal La Fontana Madrid