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Old 04-18-2010, 10:44 PM
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Thinking about traveling to Madrid, but before I can book a hotel room, I need to know where it should be at. It was quite easy in Paris because I knew it should be inside the beltway. Ended up in the center of Paris. While the location was not bad at all, most attractions were in the west.
Priceline gives me "La Cestellana" ( decent deal - 95 bucks, 4 stars ). I looked at the map and it looks central to me. Any input? Thank you
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Old 04-19-2010, 10:20 AM
 
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Any pension at Calle Atocha.
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Old 04-19-2010, 01:39 PM
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So I should stay inside the "U" of highway 30?
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Old 04-19-2010, 03:37 PM
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I unexpectedly won a biod on priceline. Unexpected because I went very low and thought there's no way it would go through.

It's on Jose Abascal. Seems to be one of the main streets there. Does anybody know more about the area?
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Old 04-20-2010, 05:18 AM
 
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The area is called Chambery, quite nice. Not in the "hub" proper, but nice location. About 2 miles from Gran Via, Retiro, Atocha, etc.
Are you talking about a NH hotel there?
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Old 04-20-2010, 05:57 AM
 
Location: Europe, in the Land of the mean
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Check out thetripavisor site. Lots of info on hotels ,what dangers to look out form, etc. I've never been to Spain, must learn more Spanish first.
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Old 04-20-2010, 10:08 AM
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Kuh

The area is called Chambery, quite nice. Not in the "hub" proper, but nice location. About 2 miles from Gran Via, Retiro, Atocha, etc.
Are you talking about a NH hotel there?
Actually I am... How did you know? I got it for 1/3 of the advertised price. So I won't really complain about the location. 2 miles ain't that far anyway. And it's close to a Metro station.

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Check out thetripavisor site. Lots of info on hotels ,what dangers to look out form, etc. I've never been to Spain, must learn more Spanish first.

I don't speak Spanish. English will be just fine. It was even no problem in France.. that means something
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Old 04-20-2010, 08:33 PM
 
Location: Duluth, Minnesota, USA
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Thinking about traveling to Madrid, but before I can book a hotel room, I need to know where it should be at. It was quite easy in Paris because I knew it should be inside the beltway. Ended up in the center of Paris. While the location was not bad at all, most attractions were in the west.
Priceline gives me "La Cestellana" ( decent deal - 95 bucks, 4 stars ). I looked at the map and it looks central to me. Any input? Thank you
I stayed in Madrid for about four days and didn't really like it. Exciting nightlife? Yes, if you are accompanied by someone or somehow find your way into a native Madrilenho's clique! Anyway, I paid 23 euros a night back in 2008 at Hostal Palacios, on Calle Fuencarril about 200m from Gran Via.

A much better destination would be the Basque Country, or maybe Andalucia. Madrid has museums, a beautiful park, and some splendid sights, but that's the extent of the charm of that city.
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Old 04-22-2010, 01:58 PM
 
Location: Milan - ITALY
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Hi! I'm leaving tomorrow for Madrid (for weekend ) . I will stay at Senorial hotel (Plaza d'Espana area)

Have a good trip you too!
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Old 04-24-2010, 03:54 PM
 
Location: Spain
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Hahaha..you poor poor fellow. English will be fine..If you've already arrived, you will have seen how mistaken that assumption was..Don't worry though, I made it too when I first came..It was a hard one to get over.
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