If you have a visa appointment with the US Consulate this hotel is very well located, just a block away. The hotel is very basic. My room had a kitchenette which doors didn't open all the way, a bed with very tough mattress and pillow and no side table or reading light. I closed the bathroom door and I got trapped inside. Fortunately I was able to open it with the toothbrush handle. Breakfast for the following morning was waiting for me on my arrival. It consisted in a cellophane wrapped croissant, a little box of orange juice, a tiny milk box and an envelope of instant coffee. Since I was not able to open the kitchenette's door, no breakfast for me. The place was clean though, and I was able to be at the Embassy at 7:30 AM.
The location is great: less than one mile from all the main museums: Prado, Thyssen-Bornemisza, the Royal Museum of Fine Arts. It was quiet. My wife and I stayed with our 7- year-old daughter in April 2014. I was hot, about 30 degrees. I cannot comment one the heating. There is a fridge and cooking facilities.
We asked for a Double Room with a private bathroom at 12 rooms hotel. When we checked in we had the negative surprise of finding out that they only had one double room and that it was taken. Instead they had a Twin Room which they consider as a Double Room (confusing terminology).
Another bad surprise was finding that the private bathroom was actually at the end of the hallway leading to our room. Not so private when it comes to having to use the bathroom without being seen by our neighbor customers.
However, the receptionists were nice and helpful information-wise. The room was cleaned daily which is also a good point.
I was pleased that I chose to stay at Hostal Dulcevita in October 2014.
I had a very small, single room on the 3rd floor that was perfect for my requirements.
The bathroom (toilet, shower & hand basin) was inside the bedroom. There was a small wardrobe, a small desk, a single bed, a bedside table with reading lamp, hooks to hang towels etc, a mirror, a ceiling fan & a small mat on the floor. There was 2 doors to the "balcony" (not big enough to sit out) which effectively cut out very nearly all of the street noise.
I would not stay here in summer as it would be far too hot without air conditioning & I would not be able to sleep with the doors open as there is so much noise from the street, even with earplugs.
There is no lift/elevator and it is 3&4 floors up some well worn wooden stairs.
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