NH Balboa Rating: 3.0 Pearls
Salamanca, Madrid, Spain

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Pros

  • Nice, quiet location on the northern edge of the Salamanca neighborhood
  • Clean, contemporary rooms with flat-screen TVs, wood floors, and minibars
  • Updated bathrooms with modern fixtures (some rooms with small showers)
  • Superior rooms have in-room coffeemakers and iPod docks
  • Small fitness room with cardio equipment
  • Extensive breakfast buffet, common for this chain
  • Small computer lounge with Internet access
  • Room service available

Cons

  • In-room flat-screen TVs are on the small side
  • Rooms facing the courtyard are very dark
  • Breakfast area is very small and shows some signs of wear and tear
  • Fee for Wi-Fi

Bottom Line

The NH Balboa is a solid chain hotel on the northern edge of fashionable Salamanca. The hotel has a contemporary feel throughout, and features a cozy lobby and computer lounge. Rooms are clean and fresh with flat-screen TVs, wood floors, and minibars. Single rooms are very small, but do have a work desk. Bathrooms are updated, although some rooms have small shower stalls with somewhat frustrating doors. Beyond the computer lounge, the hotel has a small fitness room and an extensive (but pricey) breakfast buffet. Upgrade to superior rooms in this value hotel for in-room coffeemakers and iPod docks.

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 Location

On the northern edge of swanky Salamanca

The NH Balboa is located on a small side street on the northern edge of the fashionable Salamanca district. Salamanca, the most affluent area in the Madrid city center, boasts top-notch boutiques, delicious restaurants, and some beautiful mansions. It is also home to traditional markets as well as the U.S. embassy and a small business district.

The capital of Spain is a vibrant, multicultural city located right in the center of the country. The Cuatro Torres business area's additions to the city skyline (four sleek towers, including a hotel and corporate offices) give an idea of what Madrid is rapidly becoming: a sophisticated, cosmopolitan city -- albeit one that preserves its century-old traditions.

  • 13-minute drive to Madrid-Barajas International Airport
  • 15-minute Metro ride to shopping on Gran Via
  • 16-minute Metro ride to Retiro Park, Madrid's most famous garden
  • 18-minute Metro ride to Plaza de Oriente, home to the Royal Palace, the Royal Theater and Sabatini Gardens
  • 20-minute Metro ride to Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum
  • 21-minute Metro ride to El Prado Museum
  • 21-minute Metro ride to Plaza de Castilla, the financial district
  • 23-minute Metro ride to La Latina, a nightlife hotspot
  • 26-minute Metro ride to Atocha train station
  • 27-minute Metro ride to Puerta del Sol and Plaza Mayor
  • 28-minute Metro ride to Reina Sofia Museum
  • 32-minute Metro ride to Templo de Debod Park, with great views and an original Egyptian temple

 Bottom Line

The NH Balboa is a solid chain hotel on the northern edge of fashionable Salamanca. The hotel has a contemporary feel throughout, and features a cozy lobby and computer lounge. Rooms are clean and fresh with flat-screen TVs, wood floors, and minibars. Single rooms are very small, but do have a work desk. Bathrooms are updated, although some rooms have small shower stalls with somewhat frustrating doors. Beyond the computer lounge, the hotel has a small fitness room and an extensive (but pricey) breakfast buffet. Upgrade to superior rooms in this value hotel for in-room coffeemakers and iPod docks.

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Address

  • Nunez de Balboa 112, Madrid, Spain 28006

Room Types

  • Junior Suite
  • Standard Room
  • Superior Room

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 122
Internet: Yes
Cribs: Yes
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Hotel Information

Location: Salamanca, Madrid
Address: Nunez de Balboa 112, Madrid, Spain 28006
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