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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.
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.