We have stayed at a number of hotels in El Escorial and this is by far the best. Perfect location just 1 minute from the Monastery grounds. Did not really use the hotel facilities other than the room. Upgraded to a room with terrace on arrival for an additional 7 euros. Room was a good size with an outside terrace overlooking a park and with views of Madrid in the distance. Tea / coffee making facilities in the room which is not standard in Spanish hotels. King sized Bed was so comfortable. Recommended.
Couple from London, UK
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Hotel is not up to the standards of comparable hotels and the worst that we stayed in of the 8 used on this trip. The person who checked us in had marginal command of English and the others at the desk varied between ok and none. It is the only front desk where some of the staff did not even acknowledge us. The associated restaurant staff spoke no English. The rooms run between minuscule, barely accessible to somewhat better, but the beds were terrible and not acceptable; they sagged in the middle.
Stuart from Rochester, NY
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"Threw my key at the receptionist and walked away!"
If you want to explore El Escorial and the Valley of the Fallen monument stay in Madrid and make it a day trip. I stupidly booked this hotel and ended up not even staying there a night. Way too remote! I didn't have a car and was relying on taxis which made me vulnerable! This could be a five star resort in the right hands but not under current management. It should go back to being a monastery under present conditions! When I first entered the hotel it took me awhile to find a human being to help me. That's how deserted and lifeless the place was. And then the person I finally got couldn't speak English. This is how Spain wants to improve its tourist industry and economy?
Expected a restaurant, but only a cafeteria available, and only a limited range of basic tapas on offer. No other restaurants/bars with food nearby. Room small and basic, but clean. Only wanted overnight while travelling but was expecting a dining facility.
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