"Great location, very clean"
We needed somewhere inexpensive but comfortable in central Madrid for a few days, and the Santander fitted that perfectly. It is an older building but the hotel has an elevator, the concierge was very helpful, the room was clean and comfortable, excellent hot water pressure in the shower. Fairly quiet despite some noise from the street.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
Loistava sijainti. Jääkaappi ja silitysrauta olisivat olleet iso plussa kokonaisuuteen. Toimiva, ei mitenkäkän hohdokas kuitenkaan. Henkilökunnan kielitaito vaihteli suuresti.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
"Un hôtel vieillissant au cœur de Madrid"
Une situation idéale, mais des rideaux voilage gris, des fenêtres qui ne jointent pas bien et qui ne sont pas en double vitrage. La chambre est spacieuse et la salle de bain aussi, mais tout est suranné, du papier peint passé à l'énorme baignoire rétro en porcelaine (que j'adore personnellement). Bref, un rapport qualité prix valable en semaine, mais […] moins en WE. A Noter, pas de Petit déjeuner... on est obligé de sortir... Read moreGenuine Expedia guest review
10/10/14 Keith B Sarnia, Canada
This a quaint, well located hotel. The beds could be a little more comfortable. You are only a 10 minute walk to the Puerta del Sol or the Plaza Major. The problem with this hotel is the noise from the night clubs on the street. Unless you like staying up until 3 or 4 in the morning you need to get a quiet room on the back courtyard.
08/31/14 AngeloMi milan
nice price and nice plice, really in the city centre. Metro at Sevilla station. not in a new building but room and toilet were clean, very clean. and the price was so good...note that you are 5 minutes walking from the main squadre of madrid
"Our home in Madrid"
07/31/14 EdgeTraveler Baltimore, Maryland
Hotel Santandar is by no means a posh, luxury hotel, but it was a far cry better than the typical cookie-cutter chain hotel that meets that definition. Family owned since the 1920s, it is located in a historic building of the same era. Other reviewers have mentioned that, being near the square, it can be noisy at night. But our room was located above a quiet ally and we never once heard a peep from outside—even with the windows open. Our room had a western-style bed (not two twins pushed together as we remembered from non-chain hotels in London, Paris, Prague, St. Petersburg, and Moscow). The furniture was either antique or wonderfully reproduced furniture, heavy wood and stately in style. The large desk would have made a good place for writing, had it not been covered by our notes and guide books, tickets and maps. The ceilings were a good fifteen feet high, but not too far away to miss the details: a decorative middle framed by plaster molding. The bath included an extra-long soaking tub (good after a long day of street and museum walking) with a European-style shower handle that could be plugged in up top or handheld. There was even a bidet. During our days at the hotel, we encountered four friendly desk clerks. The one we spoke with most often happened to be from Cuba. Interestingly enough, he had gone to college in Russia and Ukraine, had worked in Mexico, and had only recently moved to Madrid. Being from Cuba tied him to three diverse cross-cultures: Cuba, Russia (with the former Soviet connection), and Hispanic countries, like Mexico and Spain. When traveling abroad on our own dollar (or Euro as the case may be), we tend to want a local, non-chain hotel that is clean. No whirlpool or king-sized bed is needed—just a place to sleep during the few hours of the night that we’re not out exploring. We were happy to find that Hotel Santandar, located at Echegaray 1, was more than just a place to sleep. It felt like an old-world home away from home.
"Great location and old world charm"
05/27/14 BelfastLovetotravel Belfast
Hotel Santander is a beautiful wee hotel in a great location, Sevilla metro is just around the corner. The decor is very old world and elegant, from the reception area, the lift, to the furniture in the rooms. We stayed in room 308, a spotlessley clean spacious twin room. Its a street facing room wtih views over the rooftops and there can be a bit of noise at night from the street below. The bathroom was quite big for an older building. 2 small faults keep the hotel from scoring a 5. The aircon in the room wasnt working, not a problem during my visit as we kept the window open but had it been the height of summer I would have asked to change rooms and the shower holder in the bathroom wouldnt hold the showerhead, not the end of the world but it's wee things like this that are easy to fix. The staff were friendly, check in and check out was quick and easy. I would stay at this hotel again.
"Budget Hotel with old world charm"
05/20/14 Ballardgal50 Seattle, Washington
I stayed here for 5 nights in May, and found the hotel to be perfect for me. Other reviewers have complained about the noise, but I found it to be remarkably quiet -even with my window open at night. I was in an inside room and so was away from the main street. Even with a Madrid team winning the La Liga title on my 3rd night I didn't lose any sleep due to noise. Outside on the street it was pandemonium !!! The woman who works at the front desk does not speak English which could have been a problem...but my daughter who is a student in Madrid helped me check in. Both of the gentlemen who work the desk speak English and they were very helpful. My room was sparse but sparkling clean and the bed was comfy. I loved how close this hotel is to restaurants and the metro. Also many many things you may want to see are within walking distance. If you are on a budget and don't need fancy ...this place fits the bill. Also being a woman traveling alone I always felt safe in this area walking back to my hotel late at night.
"Very noisy area. Avoid unless you'll be up at 5am partying still."
04/28/14 bawdseyben Figueres, Spain
I booked this hotel for a night the day before I was due to run the Madrid Half Marathon. I chose this hotel because it was near the start line, but unbeknown to me was also the noisiest part of Madrid. I got about an hours sleep before I was woken by screaming and shouting from outside which persisted until the early hours of the morning. We have friends who live in Madrid, but I had specifically booked a hotel to get a good night’s sleep which was even more infuriating. By the morning I was unable to run. The hotel in the hotel were pleasant, they answered all our questions and were very helpful. I had read that the hotel had stayed close to its historic roots, with a décor from a previous age in Madrid. I could see what they were trying to preserve, but in some places it just looked shabby. All in all my experience was not that good, however it is probably my fault from not reading up about the location of the hotel. I certainly can’t remember reading anything on the Hostelbookers website about it being a noisy area. This is probably a great place if you have come for a drink-fuelled stag do, but if you want a good night’s sleep avoid this place at all costs.
"On a budget in Madrid"
04/16/14 anfieldstew stockport
Santander ticks all my boxes for location,price ,comfort,friendly staff and cleanliness.Got exactly what l paid for ,a good hotel at the right price and in a very good spot for easy access to buses and the Metro.
"OLD SCHOOL COOL"
02/04/14 jamie s Ronda, Spain
Hotel Santander is cool! This ls old school Madrid, if you are looking for it. If you want to get outa chesse-ball yuppie pastels and into something real then hotel Santander is the business. All the facilities you could want, friendly staff and no fake smiles or try hard IKEA decore... This is 1925 Madrid like you want it... no pretense... just comfy rooms n great wall paper... we've stayed here three times now and wouldn't stay anywhere else in Madrid - value for money n old school real charm, clean and right in the centro!!
"Pre-Paid Reservation Over-Booked"
01/30/14 zenla Boulder, Colorado
We arrived at 3:00 in the afternoon on Dec.30, 2013 and were told that they did not have a room for us. They offered no explanation and sent us to a very budget hotel at another location. We were not compensated for this change in any way although they had received payment via our credit card. Jesscj@state.gov
01/14/14 cdmm58 Adelaide, Australia
Stayed for 9 nights at this hotel, and it was equally as good as the first. Extremely central hotel, great security and ambience. I can't believe that some people criticize this hotel for having "old"furniture. The hotel was built in 1925, and the hotel has over the years purposely maintained that era. There is a phone, flat screen TV though. The bathroom is modern with great pressure and hot water, a hair dryer is provided. Some people don't appreciate high ceilings with intricate curved cornices, parquetry floors, solid wood panelled doors, curved wooden skirtings, intricate metal laced staircase, an old fashioned , but extremely efficient hot water heating system, etc, as for the furniture, the bed is extremely comfortable, the dressing table mirrors have beveled edges and the wardrobe and dressing table and bed have in laid wood.there is an abundance of hanging space and drawers. The room is large and the back rooms are quiet at any time. As for no car parking, you would be crazy to bring a car to Madrid in the first place!
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