Hotel Villa Real

5 out of 5 stars5 Stars

Pz Cortes 10, Madrid, Madrid 28014
Hotel Villa Real
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92%

Satisfaction Excellent
Excellent
46%
196
Very Good
35%
150
Average
11%
48
Poor
4%
18
Terrible
2%
9

Value Score Great Value!

Costs 47% less than similarly rated 5 star hotels

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Good For Solo
  • Families89
  • Couples82
  • Solo90
  • Business75

More about Hotel Villa Real

Good hotel

by TripAdvisor Member Roba

Villa Real was lovely though rooms little small and was disappointed with Europa Restaurant in hotel which was expensive for what we got. Also thought extra charge of €18 + tax for breakfast expensive.
However the rooms were immaculate and it is in a very good location.
Re restaurants in the area, beautiful restaurant with absolutely first class service literally beside hotel called Botticelli or something similiar! Ask at reception but excellent restaurant.
Also we found it very diffcult to find restaurants and it was only at the end of our stay that we realised that in Madrid, firstly the restaurants are normally quite difficult to spot, usually dark exterior with no lighting to draw attention to the establishment and secondly dont let this rather 'drab' first impression put you off as once inside the door the restaurants we visited were lovely both interior wise and food wise.
There are actually lots of restaurants around the hotel but just look for eg. Cluny a restaurant recommended on this site is only up from the hotel on a side street and we didnt see it until the day we were travelling home!

Ditto every one else's good ratings

by TripAdvisor Member Gnome2Travel

Like everyone else, we loved this hotel. Our stay was in July 2004. Our room faced the front of the hotel, so the view was really lovely. The suite was very nicely decorated, clean and quiet. The air conditioning worked well. Very close to the 3 major museums which was a definite plus. Easy access to the city bus tour and also to the metro. Front desk was helpful. When we come back to Madrid, we'll be staying here.

Delightful experience

by A TripAdvisor Member

We stayed at the Villa Real in midOctober, 2004. We arrived earlier than check in time but were taken care of as soon as possible by a very attentive desk staff. Although we had booked at about half the published rate we got a large room with a sitting area with large windows overlooking the square. The rooms and bathroom were well-furnished and clean with big closets. The location is terrific within a short stroll of The Prado and the Thyssen-Bornamiza museums and the Reina Sofia is not a long walk. The open top tour buses stop nearby and a couple of the routes give you a nice overview of the city although the traffic is pretty heavy. We found all of the staff at the hotel to be very pleasant including the cleaning staff who were happy to leave extra towels for us. We would not consider another hotel if we go back to Madrid. One word of warning; do not take the hotel's recommendation of the restaurant Rincon De Est Madrid which is close by. Touristy, loud, overpriced with really quite poor food. Go to "Cluny" also within walking distance instead!

A Proper 5 Star Hotel

by TripAdvisor Member theconkwellkid

Superb service, great location, wonderful breakfast. Fully deserves its 5 star rating. One word of advice: try logging on the the hotel's own web site for special offers not available elsewhere.

A touch of Class

by A TripAdvisor Member

Loved the hotel at first sight. This was one of the best city hotels I have seen in Europe. Staff is discreet but friendly and do speak English! It was also one of my fastest check in and check out. Maybe the hotel is slightly old but it is very well kept and has an elegance that it very difficult to find in the new hotels nowadays. Our room had a lovely view of a square and we had excellent housekeeping service who kept us supplied with fresh towels and bathsupplies and a pleasant turndown service. One word to describe this hotel would be classy!

Photos

Museo de Cera, MadridMuseo de Cera, Madrid

facade of the Thyssen-Bornemisza museumfacade of the Thyssen-Bornemisza museum

The symbol of Madrid: a bear and the madrone treeThe symbol of Madrid: a bear and the madrone tree

Monument to Cervantes, Plaza de EspañaMonument to Cervantes, Plaza de España

Forum Posts

Neighbourhood

by hawkhead

I am looking to rent an apartment on Calle Ferrocarril, Madrid 28045 - any comments, tips, suggestions about this area?

The blurb says the closest metro stop is Delicias, which is fine. Also mentioned that Station Cercanias is closeby - is there an advantage to being within walking distance of this station? I gather it is a train, as opposed to metro, station.

Thank you.

Re: Neighbourhood

by Lumiere

Cercanias is more like short distance train, going to the suburbs, towns and cities nearby your city but stopping very frequently even inside the city limits itself on different stops. Cercanias could be described as a Metro traveling on the surface and frequently stopping even in underground stops depending on the city. In many a city the cercanias train takes you to the airport for example. In Valencia for example, cercanias train takes you as far as San Antonio de Requena on the west. Cercanias has a big C marked on red at the stations, so you know this is where cercanias train stops.

Re: Neighbourhood

by Redang

Yes, the area is OK. And it's good (or essential) to have a metro station nearby plus Cercanías trains, and long distance trains (Atocha Station) and the Exprés Aeropuerto bus from Atocha to the Airport, so, good election.

Re: Neighbourhood

by hawkhead

Very many thanks indeed. Useful and concise info!

Re: Neighbourhood

by Redang

You are welcome; for the new bus service to/from the airport, I added a tip just a few days ago (my Madrid page)

Re: Neighbourhood

by mccalpin

If it helps, "cercanias" means "vicinity" or "surroundings" from the Spanish "cerca" meaning "near". The types of trains/carriages that you would use on commuter runs in from the suburbs are different than the trains/carriages that you would use on long distance travel - I don't know about Spain, but in Italy, it's common for commuter trains to have carriages that are totally open (no compartments) and only second class - like a bus.

The Renfe website drives home this distinction by making you look in two different places for schedules, depending on whether the destination is serviced by a long distance train or a cercania (I thank Italy for putting most train schedules in one place) ;-) After all, how does a foreign visitor easily know if the trip is on a cercania or a regular train?

Bill

Re: Neighbourhood

by hawkhead

Yes, thank you. Really good answers. I had a good look on Google Earth and Streetview.

Re: Neighbourhood

by hawkhead

Just another point, which I am sure you can answer..... a bit confused about Atocha and Cercanias..... I know Atocha is a station but is Cercanias also one, but next door? Or is it more like the set-up at Naples, with trains coming into/going out of Termini, with Circumvesuviana, the commuter network, in the same complex but downstairs? It's not particularly important but I am curious and the knowledge might save a mite of confusion in the future!

Re: Neighbourhood

by hawkhead

Goodo, thank you! It's what I thought but I would rather I found out that I was wrong beforehand!!

Re: Neighbourhood

by hawkhead

Many thanks for the tip re the book - I'll definitely pursue the suggestion.

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Address: Pz Cortes 10, Madrid, Madrid 28014