The location, the staff, the room decorations, the room service, the quiet at night and particularily the breakfast. hi speed internet, Rather small elevators [to be expected in a building of that age], A/C a bit undersized.
Clean, nice staff. Great location. Strongly recommended!
It's clean easy access hotel No food available in the afternoon (not even a sandwich)after our arrival.
Location of hotel Comfort of bed was spolt by squeaking everytime you moved in the bed!
Service is excellent all around. The location is central and easy walk to popular plazas, a great park. Breakfast is amazing with self serve champagne!
The calm atmosphere and the beautiful interieur. Luxurious but still nice and comfortable. The price of two drinks was about the same as the price of one flight ticket back to Oslo . . . .. .
Close to museums Over priced! Everything is outrageously expensive. Staff is not interested in the guest. No room facilities for heating water for coffee or tea. Not enough towels.
Have stayed there before and was 'welcomed back'. It is ideally located, overall a very pleasant hotel. Excellent staff.
Staff was unfriendly
Great location. Beautiful old hotel. Concierge excellent. Breakfast very expensive. Staff was not well informed of the hours of restaurant.
its close proximity to museums and sites. the high cost for internet usage.
The location was perfect because our goal was to be able to visit the three major art museums within walking distance to our hotel. Parks, restaurants and shopping were also right there. The concierge was excellent in making flamenco arrangements for us. When I called ahead to check our reservation, the clerk answering the phone said that we would need to stay in one queen size bed and that to have twin beds would cost 500 euros per night. When we arrived, the registration clerk upgraded us to two twin beds at no extra cost.
Great bed and amazing pillows....very quite despite its central location. Quite expensive breakfast (buffet) for what is offered.
Hotel staff were fabulous ,location excellent As long as you dont mind a bit of faded grandeur and pink wardrobes an excellent choice
The room The location The general ambience We reserved a room with breakfast thru 'get a room' and surprised to see that it was not a buffet breakfast!!! for getting the buffet breakfast we needed to add some more money.... Not all the recommendations of the concierges were good, sometimes it seemed like they recommended places that they had personal interests/connections in.
We liked this hotel very much, luxury. Staff was very polite, we arrived 13 p.m., check in should be 14 p.m., we were offered to wait 20 minutes and offered drinks free of charge. In room we also found compliments, it's very nice, when you arrive. Buffet breakfast costs 30 eur per person.
The beds were amazingly comfortable, the housekeepers were not only very amusing but extraordinarily nice. The hotel was insanely clean and had a very comfortable feel to it, as if a lot of fancy people had been through it over the years. The location is good, but not great, for accessing most of the touristy stuff in Madrid. But I found the Prado (directly beside the Ritz) to be horrifically overcrowded compared to some of the other museums like Sofia Reina just down the street. Note: Not really easy to access via metro, I'd recommend taking a taxi to/from. Take the following review with a grain of salt. I am a young person who grew up poor and wanted, for once, the "Ritz" experience: While I am a big fan of trying new things, I have to say that the Ritz experience just wasn't for me. I don't mean to be crass, but if I had a fistful of fives - I can think of a few places I'd rather spend it than tipping the endless stream of people trying to help me with things. Additionally, there is a little doll that you place on your door if you do not wish to be disturbed. Note: Don't leave the doll up for very long, because if you do, they will call your room until you answer so that they can ask when the next time they can come in your room is. I nap maybe... 2-3 times per year at most, and I am severely irritated that they felt the need to call during my biannual nap to ask me when they can come in my room. Instead of changing my sheets 3X per day, how about leaving me the hell alone when I have my DO NOT DISTURB DOLL up? Perhaps I am not cut out for the lifestyle, but I don't want/need people treating me like a helpless child, yet simultaneously making me feel "lower" than they are. Every time I offered a "no thanks, I don't need a taxi, I'm walking" or walked into the hotel from the street, I received these weird looks of incredulity/disdain that I didn't particularly care for. When I brought my own luggage downstairs on checkout I absolutely horrified the front desk attendant. Why the need to treat people like this? I have no idea. My recommendation? Take the $500 per night you'd spend here for the standard room and split it in half. Take $250 / night to spend on some other hotel's suite. Take the other $250 and stick it back in your pocket.
The pleasure that a very comfortable and opulent hotel can give. The reception rooms are magnificent and staff and service were excellent, as you would expect.
I loved the hotel, the look of the outside and the entry. The service is not what I have experienced at other Ritz hotels. The rooms were dated.
Staff was delightfully enthusiastic. Setting was beautiful!
Fantastic, we generally dont spend that much money for a hotel but after a terrible experience the night before, it was worth it!
Old world charm and location. Great lobby and dining rooms Room furnishings and hall carpets need refreshing
The location, comfort and style. We stayed at the hotel 7 days and the 4th day we had to ask to vacuum the room. Only one arm chair fitted into the small room we had. Cleaning inconsistent. Not much selection at breakfast even when it was very expensive.
Fin plassering i forhold til severdigheter. Kunne gå til alle. Måtte til et annet hotell første natten ,vet ikke helt hvorfor?
Sentralt, god frokost, bra renhold, nye håndduker hver dag Trange heiser
Sentral beliggenhet - nær undergrunn og Madrids sentrumsgate Gran Via. Hyggelig betjening Ar restaurant stengte tidligere en annonsert og at det var noget trangt om plassen ifm med frokost
Fin beliggenhet, gode og rene rom, flott restaurant og takterasse, god frokost Liten resepsjon med tendens til kødannelse; for liten betjening i forbindelse med frokostservering
En svært god frokostbuffet. Fin standard på rommet. Første døgnet var det vanskelig med varmt/kaldt vann i dusjen.
We liked the baythroom set up and the comfort of the linens and beds
Excellent location. Beds very comfortable. Hotel still not fully open and noise of workmen woke us in the morning. Bathroom wash area actually in the room not standard 5 star - no desk area.
Nothing Small pokey room with inefficient air conditioning. Indifferent staff. Very expensive mini bar ie 5EUR for a small bottle of water. Would definately not stay here again nor would I recommend it to anyone else. Stay regulary at 5* Hotels around the world and this has to be classed as medicore 4* at best.
great size of room the toilet was across the room from the sink--makes it tough to wash hands. Also, no doors between room and shower area, makes it tough for those sharing a room who don't want to be so exposed, like grandmother and grandson!
I like the small size of the hotel, quietness, no noise from neighbours, good modern design, comfort, new furniture and bed linen. The size of rooms could be bigger. There was no bath in the room only the shower. The hotel staff is polite but not well trained (for example VAT shall not included in the hotel bill during check out if booking is made via www.booking.com site). More information in the hotel shall be provided about city attractions, restaurants etc.
Location, bellboy service, Expensive, old rooms, poor service, low water pressure of the shower, not worth the money..
The comfort and cleaniness of the room. The staff was excellant. The open plan style of the bedroom/bathroom needed to be adjsuted to.
The staff was very friendly and helpful and the location just perfect - right in the city centre.
Staff helpful but not intrusive. Room was modern and airy. Very large comfortable bed. Breakfast good quality
Very Clean & well designed. Bed was super comfortable. We liked the location. Located in quiet & beautiful area. Nice walking through the Park to Prado Museum.
quite and relaxing
At 5:40 in the morning intruders entered our room as we slept. They entered with flashlights through a side door and only left when we began screaming. It was a terrible experience. The hotel's reception seemed very surprised but did nothing to reassure us that we were safe there.
Everything, the people working there, the food the atmosphere...and the list goes on.
Beautiful hotel and rooms; many services; friendly staff The bed was a little firm at first.
The staff, the location, the room Price of breakfast is a bit high
I would recommend this hotel to all those, who like to be close to the centre but not in the midst of traffic noise. Walking distance to all major galleries (Prado, Thyssen, Reigna Sophia), beautiful park just in front of the hotel, excellent services and - yeah - free minibar - all this makes this hotel excellent. I would prefere separate bathroom instead of glass wall inbetween the room and bathroom.
The area was so nice and quiet. I like to walk so the convenience to other transportation sites was fine. This is a great hotel. The bed was so comfortable. The staff actually respects your wishes of not being disturbed. I will stay here again on my next visit.
Well-located hotel close to museum district and shopping areas. Staff extremely helpful and polite. Design and layout of the rooms, and hotel in general, is very appealing.
Location and especially attentive service overall
The hotel is clean and well appointed. There were ample facilities (restaurants, pools, etc.) It was fairly empty, so many of the facilities downstairs (pub, screening room, etc.) were not open. The entire downstairs was dark. It just seemed so empty and lonely
All the facilities but particularly the helpful, courteous and multi-lingual staff. No
Perfect location. Beautiful rooms and facilities. Good amenities (Aqua di Parma!). Nice staff. Breakfast extremely expensive. Poor internet reception (slow). Dirty and not warm jacuzzi.
The Hotel staff were the most pleasant helpful group of people in all our travels in Spain.We were traveling for 2 weeks.I would go back to this Hotel anytime. I did not like that people could smoke on the Hotel property.
The staff was extremely helpful and they upgraded us to a jr suite. The location to the park and designer shops very good. Also great breakfast.
Nice location by Retiro Park Overpriced and not good valuie. They refused to send an ironing board to the room, we had to pay for a valet service to iron our clothes! The hotel bar was a tiny dark room with no windows! And their website lied saying the room had a balcony, which it didn't. We only chose this hotel because we wanted a balcony, so were very disappointed.
Dette var et sentralt hotell som ikke var for stort og hadde meget delikate rom.
Fint hotel med perfekt beliggenhet. Gangavstand til det meste.Ikke utsikt fra rommet akkurat, men bra likevel.
Det ligger veldig sentralt i forhold til sentrum av Madrid. Jeg var meget fornøyet med plasseringen. Valgte hotelle som en funksjon av pris og beliggenhet. Har ikke lest andre gjesters vudering. Jeg ville nok ikke vært like fornøyet skulle jeg betalt full pris for rommet.
Sentralt, stille og stilig hotell som er nære til alt man trenger. Hyggelig og hjelpsom personale! Døren til badet er litt tynn og "uprivat".
Det var sentralt og renslig
Enkel/rask innsjekking. Lyse rom, fint bad. Lett tilgang på restauranter mm i området. Kort avstand til museer, bysentret, konglige slott mm. Litt mye støy fra personer på gaten. Personalet kunne vært bedre informert om transport og avstander til severdigheter i området og andre byer etc i Madrids umiddelbare nærhet.
Meget hyggelig hotell, sentralt beliggende i forhold til Metro, Grand Via, shopping ved Puerto del Sol,Prado. Gate med mange hyggelige barer kafeer. Frukost kan man spise på kafer i gaten. Hjelpsomme resepsjonister. Kelnere på restaurant Ex Libris i tilknytning til hotellet bør kunne engelsk.
Hotellet lå veldig stille til med fin bakhage. Personalet var megt imøtekommende mht. råd og tips hva gjelder besøk på severdigheter, reiseruter, spisesteder m.m.
Sentralt hotell som innfridde alle våre behov/forventninger ved en storbyferie. Kjempebra med eget "kjøkken" på rommet OG gratis drikke i kjøleskapet... Syns nok frokosten kunne inneholdt tomat og agurk og lign.... Det ble ikke fylt på bl.a. bacon da det gikk tomt. En av de "eldre" som jobbet i frokostsalen, overså fullstendig flere forsøk på henvendelser under frokosten...