Hotel Francisco I

2 out of 5 stars2 Stars

Arenal 15, Madrid, Madrid, 28013, Spain
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90%

Satisfaction Excellent
Excellent
48%
95
Very Good
37%
73
Average
5%
11
Poor
3%
7
Terrible
5%
11

Value Score Poor Value

Costs 56% more than similarly rated 2 star hotels

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Good For Families
  • Families92
  • Couples90
  • Solo73
  • Business76

More about Hotel Francisco I

Todo lo que se puede buscar...

by fga

Todo lo que se puede buscar en Madrid para comer, existe. Desde las célebres sopas castellanas y los cocidos madrileños, hasta las sardinas al paso. Comer y seguir viaje, es común aquí. El pescaíto frito y las tortillas, los champiñoñes y el boquerón, jamones de todo tipo y queso manchego, la lista es interminable.
Pero si lo que se trata es de disfrutar de una buena cena, sentado y bien atendido, lo único que resta por decidir es cuánto se quiere gastar. Si se busca lo bueno y económico, cualquier local del Museo del Jamón será una elección correcta.
Un capítulo aparte son los restaurantes que ofrecen platos de otras regiones de España. Entre ellos se encunentra uno muy bueno en la calle Bordadores 5: El Ñeru, asturiano, donde la fabada es para recomendar. Y si de asado se trata, la parrilla La Carreta, en Barbieri 10, a pocas cuadras de Cibeles. También hay que mencionar a Cabo Mayor, en Juan Hurtado de Mendoza 11, un restaurante especializado en frutos de mar ambiantado de acuerdo a las expectativas que generan los comensales que pagan desde 40 dolares para arriba. Todo es posible en Madrid en este rubro. Y la cantidad de productos comestibles que uno pueda comprar, supera la capacidad de las maletas.


RESTAURANTE EL NINOT MADRID

Calidad y buen servicio

Tipo de cocina: Madrileña


MIRASIERRA RESTAURANTE Y SALONES MADRID

Un fantástico entorno natural en el corazón de Madrid

Tipo de cocina: Española




RESTAURANTE SAN FRANCISCO MADRID

Servicio y calidad

Tipo de cocina: Española




RESTAURANTE MEDIEVAL LA RIOJA MADRID

El sabor más auténtico

Tipo de cocina: Española


EL ESTRAGON VEGETARIANO MADRID

Tapa y cocina típica madrileña al nuevo estilo

Tipo de cocina: Madrileña




RESTAURANTE MARA MADRID

Disfrute de la buena mesa

Tipo de cocina: Vasca




RESTAURANTE ESTAY MADRID

Los mejores pinchos de Madrid

Tipo de cocina: Vasca




LAR CASTELLANO MADRID

Carnes de Sanabria

Tipo de cocina: Sanabresa




PIZZERIA RESTAURANTE PINOCCHIO MADRID

Calidad y servicio

Tipo de cocina: Italiana




EL ACUEDUCTO SEGOVIANO MADRID

Disfrute de la buena mesa

Tipo de cocina: Segoviana


RESTAURANTE MALLORCA EN MADRID MADRID

Cuestión de calidad

Tipo de cocina: Mallorquina

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LAS CUMBRES MADRID


CERVECERIA FASS MADRID


LA TRAINERA MADRID


CERVECERIA INTERNACIONAL MADRID


EL BUEY II MADRID


LOS TIMBALES MADRID


LA TRUCHA MADRID


LA PARRILLA DE CUATRO CAMINOS MADRID


LA GIRALDA MADRID

Todo lo que se puede buscar...

by fga

Todo lo que se puede buscar en Madrid para comer, existe. Desde las célebres sopas castellanas y los cocidos madrileños, hasta las sardinas al paso. Comer y seguir viaje, es común aquí. El pescaíto frito y las tortillas, los champiñoñes y el boquerón, jamones de todo tipo y queso manchego, la lista es interminable.
Pero si lo que se trata es de disfrutar de una buena cena, sentado y bien atendido, lo único que resta por decidir es cuánto se quiere gastar. Si se busca lo bueno y económico, cualquier local del Museo del Jamón será una elección correcta.
Un capítulo aparte son los restaurantes que ofrecen platos de otras regiones de España. Entre ellos se encunentra uno muy bueno en la calle Bordadores 5: El Ñeru, asturiano, donde la fabada es para recomendar. Y si de asado se trata, la parrilla La Carreta, en Barbieri 10, a pocas cuadras de Cibeles. También hay que mencionar a Cabo Mayor, en Juan Hurtado de Mendoza 11, un restaurante especializado en frutos de mar ambiantado de acuerdo a las expectativas que generan los comensales que pagan desde 40 dolares para arriba. Todo es posible en Madrid en este rubro. Y la cantidad de productos comestibles que uno pueda comprar, supera la capacidad de las maletas.


RESTAURANTE EL NINOT MADRID

Calidad y buen servicio

Tipo de cocina: Madrileña


MIRASIERRA RESTAURANTE Y SALONES MADRID

Un fantástico entorno natural en el corazón de Madrid

Tipo de cocina: Española




RESTAURANTE SAN FRANCISCO MADRID

Servicio y calidad

Tipo de cocina: Española




RESTAURANTE MEDIEVAL LA RIOJA MADRID

El sabor más auténtico

Tipo de cocina: Española


EL ESTRAGON VEGETARIANO MADRID

Tapa y cocina típica madrileña al nuevo estilo

Tipo de cocina: Madrileña




RESTAURANTE MARA MADRID

Disfrute de la buena mesa

Tipo de cocina: Vasca




RESTAURANTE ESTAY MADRID

Los mejores pinchos de Madrid

Tipo de cocina: Vasca




LAR CASTELLANO MADRID

Carnes de Sanabria

Tipo de cocina: Sanabresa




PIZZERIA RESTAURANTE PINOCCHIO MADRID

Calidad y servicio

Tipo de cocina: Italiana




EL ACUEDUCTO SEGOVIANO MADRID

Disfrute de la buena mesa

Tipo de cocina: Segoviana


RESTAURANTE MALLORCA EN MADRID MADRID

Cuestión de calidad

Tipo de cocina: Mallorquina

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LAS CUMBRES MADRID


CERVECERIA FASS MADRID


LA TRAINERA MADRID


CERVECERIA INTERNACIONAL MADRID


EL BUEY II MADRID


LOS TIMBALES MADRID


LA TRUCHA MADRID


LA PARRILLA DE CUATRO CAMINOS MADRID


LA GIRALDA MADRID

Spain

by danchatman

"Espana"

Madrid, Seville and Barcelona are as different as three cities can be (similar in difference to New York, Miami and San Francisco). Madrid provided a king's welcoming with a festive nightlife and the amazing Prado - the museum really trumpets the triumphs of Spanish pre-modern art - as well as Picasso's "Guernica", which contains so much that even a good reproduction can't capture. Seville had all the Moorish richness with, incredible flamenco performances and the ceramics in Triana across the Guadalquivir. And Barcelona was the European-influenced showcase of Gaudi, and it seems so many other modern masters.

Gaudi's life-defining work is actually missing what I consider to be its heart and soul: the stained glass windows that give a cathedral its color and reflections. The rose window frames are in place, but it may be another few decades before they are filled.

Forum Posts

hotel - etc

by kjust

Hi I have the opportunity of booking either Hotel Francisco or Hotel Praga for the same price - we are staying 3 nights. Is there really a big enough difference in standard as I believe the Praga is a 10 min bus ride away from the centre. Also I guess taxis cost a lot from the airport and probably there is a bus? I have never been so am wanting other general info from people who live or have been there... Many thanks...Kaye

Re: hotel - etc

by johnmperry

I don't know where these hotels are, but the airport is on the metro.

(Top right of line 8 on this map)
http://www.madrid-tourist-guide.com/en/map/madrid-metro-map.html
(also tells you where hotels are).

Metro

by kjust

Hi, I am finding the metro map a little confusing and now I have booked the Hotel Francisco which is at Sol station can anyone help me in getting there from the airport in the most efficient way? Many thanks Kaye

Re: Metro

by Redang

Yes, the new metro map is very confusing right now. From the airport, take line 8 to Nuevos Ministerios (end of the line), then, take number 10 to Tribunal, then line number 1 to Sol

Re: Metro

by Roadquill

As Redang said, you have to switch metro trains twice to get to Sol. Some of the metro stations are relatively close together, so you may be able to find one that is close and only and one time change, and then walk a bit to the hotel. Also bear in mind, sometimes the walk inside the metro station from train to train can be quite a distance, plus you have to factor in up and down stairs with luggage. You may want to consider the metro to Nuevos Ministerios and then taking a cab the rest of the way.

Re: Metro

by Roadquill

BTW - according to posts on tripadvisor as of December 2008 the hotel was undergoing renovation, open, but noisy and messy. I did a double check and it is a two time metro change to get close.

Thanks All!

by kjust

Thanks for all the replies! I am a bit concerned about taking a taxi from Neuvos Minesterios because taxis are so notorious for ripping off foreigners. Does this happen in Madrid and is there a way to avoid it???

Taxis! plus Medina Mayrit Arabic Baths

by kjust

Hi, thanks for the replies on getting the metro to the Hotel Francisco firstly! Next - I quite like the idea of getting a taxi from Nuevos Ministerios - my friend is arriving before me, hasnt travelled much so is a little nervous - but will a taxi rip him off as a tourist and how can we ensure that doesnt happen.
Also does anyone know whether the baths are worth going to?
I may as well throw my lot in - the hotel is in Travesia Arenal 15, a good local tapas place as I arrive quite late?

Re: Taxis! plus Medina Mayrit Arabic Baths

by Belsaita

first of all, Mardid's taxi drivers are usually honest (at least on my experience)

second: there re some bastards in all towns and all professions, but having took hundreds of taxis in Madrid, only once one tried to scam me (and even I'm Spanish, they quickly recognize me as 'not-Madrileña' due to my accent!... actually a frequent conversation with taxi drivers even when I was living in Madrid started with a "where are you from" as my accent is not obvious to them)

how can you ensure that doesn't happen? it will be impossible to get 100% security, even not being a tourist! But you may try to look confident and not like a clueless tourist. All taxis are metered, so you pay what the meter shows. No haggling, no bargaining, just what is shown on the meter (that includes start fees, fee per km and any other applicable fees). And you can ask the taxi driver for an official receipt (un recibo, por favor), they are obliged to give you these and are more than used to do this for business travelers. With a receipt you have their license number etc in case you should complain to the consumer association (and this should make them think twice before charging you any 'hidden' costs)

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 Hotel Francisco I

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Address: Arenal 15, Madrid, Madrid, 28013, Spain