Suggest Super Sleeps in Spain
The popularity of Spain
as a tourist destination has been increasing by leaps and bounds.
That's why Journeywoman posted a general query about this country
in one of our travel tip newsletters. We asked readers to share
their women's perspective and experiences regarding female-friendly
hotels, bed and breakfasts or hostels they have tested in sunny
Spain. The result was a barrage of e-mails and a cornucopia of
helpful ideas, tips and advice. We're sure that this excellent
information will be a great starting point for all our readers
as they begin their travel research...
place in Madrid...
I stayed at the Hotel
Europa located by Puerta del Sol, a ten minutes walk from
the Prado and Royal Palace (just down the block from the Plaza
Mayor). Rooms are a good size. The sitting room and halls are
charming and quaintly decorated. I was there in the spring and
prices were as follows: Single 52 euro, Double 65 euro, Superior
Double 93 euros -- all plus tax. Breakfast was not included in
the price but there is a super restaurant located just downstairs.
I would definitely return.
A great hotel in Madrid...
I just returned from Spain,
and my second time staying in this little hotel in Madrid -- Hostel
Besaya. It's very centrally located at the intersection
of San Bernardo and Gran Via, near the Plaza de Espana. Hostel
Besaya has air conditioning in each room and television, private
baths, and it's in a secure building. In a lounge area they have
a computer with internet access.
I don't know if they speak English or not (probably); we were
communicating with them in our beginner Spanish. I believe I paid
$US54 for a double.
Address: Hostal - Residencia Besaya, calle San Bernardo, 13; Madrid.
Tel: 34 91 541 32 06
Fax: 91-541 32 07
MaryAnn, Washington DC, USA
Family-run in Madrid ...
am a Journeywoman reader living in Spain. Here's the name of one
of the places I've used myself. I hope this recommendation can
help someone visiting this country.
Hostal Jaen in Madrid is a family run, excellent value
hostel, a short walk to both Puerta de Sol and Prado museum. They
also have furnished apartments, so if you're a few couples or
a family, you would be more comfortable in them. You can find
out more at: http://www.hjaen.com
A travel agent offers advice...
I'm a travel agent with
House of Travel in Montreal, Canada. For my clients travelling
to Spain, I
have used Tryp Hotels, part of
the Sol Melia group as well as Sol Hotels. Often, you can get
rates of 40-80 euro, and these hotels are like Marriott, Residence
Inn by Marrriott, or Courtyard by Marriott. So you get the comfort
of a good hotel company at prices of a bed and breakfast. Many
offer Continental Breakfast included. These hotels can be Credit
card held, without paying in advance. This is better than getting
a surprise, and prepaying for something that turns out to be not
what you wanted. I hope this information is useful.
Melanie, Montreal, Canada