Eight Nights in Oct. 2016
Posted Oct 19, 2016
I liked the location, a 7-minute walk from La Latina metro stop and maybe 15 min. from Plaza Mayor and Sol. There were a lot of restaurants, bars, shops, etc. nearby. The room was clean and functional, but mine was small and opened onto a a viewless airshaft. Whenever there were other guests in the hallway, noise from their conversations and exclamations carried into the room as if there were no barrier. Their wi-fi system could not provide a secure connection - for my devices which are protected with internet security- this meant "read-only" functionality for many apps and features. For example, with email, I could read and send, but could not open any previously saved emails. I couldn't use banking, airline, or other apps that contained secured information either. The staff was courteous and professional, but no one I encountered seemed to know more than a few words of English. They could understand my Spanish okay, but their Castillian Spanish was very different from what I had encountered in Mexico, Costa Rica, or Peru. If you want a place to stay while you explore Madrid and nearby places, HRC works out fine, but if "being in a hotel" is your main objective, probably not so much.