Tryp Reina Victoria Hotel, Madrid
Reviews - Tryp Reina Victoria Hotel
- Age Group: 41 - 50
- From: United States
- Traveller type: Pleasure Seeker
- Age Group: 31 - 40
- From: Germany
- Traveller type: Family Traveller
- Age Group: 18 - 25
- From: United States
- Traveller type: Young Couple
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Historical Traveller Reviews of Tryp Reina Victoria Hotel
ME Madrid - sexy, seductive and sassyfrom ña
The suggestion that we stay at the newly renovated ME Madrid Reina Victoria, known formerly as the "Bullfighter's Hotel" (Manolete used to stay there and legends of the red cape always convened there) was fantastic! We knew the hotel was just opened - meaning that there were going to be a few final touches being carried out while we were there - but everything was so new, so design-focused and novel we had no problem enjoying it - we overlooked with ease the people painting edges of the hallways. The staff was also enthusiastic, everyone had a big smile on and made us feel special for sharing the opening of the hotel with them.
The last night we were there George Clooney was hanging out at the Midnight Rose restaurant (they say the owner is Rande Gerber, husband of Cindy Crawford). A nice little ending to our stay! We only missed by two days the hotel's big party for their opening - but honestly with so much glamour I don't know how much rest we would have gotten done after walking miles and miles through the Barrio de las Letras, Madrid de las Austrias, the Prado, the Thyssen-Bornemiza and the Reina Sofía!
The rooms while not enormous had spectacular views of the Plaza de Santa Ana and were filled with light - at night we found out that there was a sexy fuscia lighting that made for a seductive evening. The bed was really plush, complete with a super soft down comforter and good pillows. The breakfast - served in our room with an orchid (a first for me in a Madrid hotel) was delicious and very design-y.
The only thing I didn't get was the super modern TV system... but a call to "Everything is Possible" settled my lack of techno savvy and they showed me how the thing worked (the same happened to me at the Hotel Arts in Barcelona... so I know what is in store for me when there is anything but an on and an off switch on the TV).
We heartily recommend the hotel - and the ME by Meliá brand - I think things are going to get even better with time but we loved being one of the first few guests at this great hotel in Madrid.
Under construction but great!from springlett
There was a lot of construction so much of the place was not open and dusty from all the workers but it was still a great experience.
The entire staff was so friendly..especially the guys who stood outside the hotel and greeted you.
The front desk staff upgraded our rooms and gave us a complementary breakfast delivered to our room to compensate for the construction.
The rooms were very modern and the bathrooms and showers were great!
The Plaza de Santa Ana location is very convenient and the taxi from the airport was 35 euros at night and 25 euros during the day.
I don't know how it will be when it is completely opened in late October but if it is anything like what I just experienced, I would definitely go back!
A Lovely Hotel...from aestivaltide
The staff was friendly and helpful. Also, this place had a fantastic breakfast.
A number of people here and elsewhere have complained about noise; it never bothered us although admittedly we live in a city and are used to a certain level of noise in general...
We'll definitely stay there on our next trip to Madrid!
Safe-deposit Box robberyfrom A TripAdvisor Member
During our stay, we were victims of a robbery, all our cash was stolen from the safe deposit box in our guest room.
This type of aggression and crime is unjustified in a four-star luxury hotel which advertises extra security with its in-room safe deposit boxes, and charges accordingly. After all, guests staying in a hotel of this category, expect a safe, secure and trustworthy environment.
In view of these facts, the hotel should have acted immediately, should have reimbursed us the stolen money without delay, and should have made us feel "home away from home", which the hotel management failed to do.
If you are planning to stay at the Tryp Reina Victoria hotel, think again. You might want to reconsider your stay at this hotel until management takes its duties seriously, and accepts responsibility for the welfare of its guests, their personal safety, and the protection of their belongings.
We suggest that the Sol Meliá hotel chain conducts a total safety/security, and property protection quality control of the Tryp Reina Victoria hotel to protect its guests, and thus regain the necessary trust to attract clients.
10 week trip, worst hotel of them allfrom A TripAdvisor Member
Great location, nice staff, reasonable price but go soon.....from A TripAdvisor Member
Our room was pretty big, on the 4th floor (a non smoking floor) and overlooked the beautiful Plaza Santa Ana, which IS a bustling place with many bars and restaurants - a great, central location. I am a notoriously light sleeper, but all through Spain I used earplugs (purchased in Barcelona at a farmacia - brand name is No Ton). It *is* noisy in most urban settings in Spain at night because people do eat and stay out late. But these did the trick for me, and I had no problems sleeping.
Bed was extremely comfortable, and the room, bathroom extremely well furnished. As reported by other visitors, the breakfast buffet (which was included in the 120 Euro room rate I paid) was easily the best of any place we stayed throughout our trip.
The staff were incredibly friendly and helpful across the board, especially Monica at the front desk who patiently and in perfect English helped us to find a location to return our rental car, and get gas, amongst other things.
On checkout we mentioned to the front desk staff how much we had enjoyed our brief stay and were devastated when they said the hotel was closing... but only temporarily for a refurbishment. So if you want to go here, do it before November or wait a year after that and see what they do to the place. In my opinion it doesn't need any major overhaul but I am sure Tryp knows what they are doing.
Very upsettingfrom jeisen
Adored the Hotel and Locationfrom jyoung3381
Great Hotel - Great Locationfrom A TripAdvisor Member
I had read the trip advisor user comments before traveling and think I can shed some light on them. Some people complained about room size while the others complained about street noise. Four of us were traveling and needed two rooms. Because I had concerns about potential noise (Location is a very popular one) I requested a quieter room for my Wife and I. We were given an "internal" room facing a closed in portion of the hotel. My Daughter and Niece were given a nice standard room with a great view. It was a bit bigger than ours and had pretty wood floors. But because it looked out onto a busy square it was noiser (but tolerable) at night. Our room was much quieter but smaller and carpeted. If you prefer view and wood flooring express your preference. If you like peace and quiet, let them know. Given the friendliness and effeciency of they staff they'll take care of you.
The hotel is in a great location and you can walk just about anywhere. The Plaza Santa Ana is nice and had a series of permanently tented arts and crafts stands with goods from just about every culture possible.
The breakfast buffet is outstanding. In addition to cooked and cold sliced breakfast meats you'll have a chance to eat the potato omelets (more of a quiche) that are famous in Madrid. The desserts are great, with Flan, baked pears and Pan au Chocolate a staple. The coffee is good and strong and complimented by a pitcher of heated cream served with it.
If you forget your razor or toothbrush, you don't even have to ask them for replacements. These are provided with your room every day.
I made several local calls, and toll free overseas calls, and was shocked to see how little they charged. Just a few Euros after a busy week. Also, their fees for lobby internet use were very reasonable. They sell you a card with hour or half hour increments. Take the hour card which cost only a euro more than the half hour option.
Finally, have a drink in their bar which has a strong bullfight theme. Very reasonable with a touch of old world class. Great olives to snack on as well.
The Reina Victoria was a great pick for us. If we go back to Madrid in future travels we will gladly return to this hotel. We suggest you consider it as well.
excellent except for the outside noisefrom A TripAdvisor Member
however try and avoid getting a room on the exterior .. the nightlife outside continues almost all night and even the double windows don't help as you might like ...and we even stayed on the top floor ...
otherwise excellent ...
Top Local Tips for Madrid
Taxi to/from airport The taxi to/from the airport is between 30 - 40 Euro and the cabs only take cash. It's a 40 minute drive in traffic and a 12 mintue drive with no traffic, We were told to plan 40 minutes and we got there in 12 on a Sunday morning!
Madrid is a late city Madrid is probably one of the latest-running cities in the world. Restaurants don't even open until 9 p.m. Visitors from the US in particular may find this pretty late, but as you will be one of the first to arrive, you will probably have no difficulty finding a table at 9 p.m.
Churros "Churrería San Gines" is a MUST. Everybody (even the Royal Family) goes there. Finish off your night in Madrid (whether it´s 2300 or 0347) with a cup of hot chocolate (no bagstuff in tepid, milk but melted chocolate with a touch of hot milk) and "churros" (deep-fried dough with a touch of sugar on top). This is the way may (if not most) "madrileños" finish off a night on the town. If you eat "early" you will have a good nights´ sleep, if you eat late you may forget about breakfast. Just one thing though - if you´re trying to loose weight forget you ever saw this..........
Other names for Tryp Reina Victoria Hotel
- sol melia madrid
- Address: 14 Plaza De Santa Ana, - Madrid - 28012 - Spain
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