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Reviewed by EuroCheapo.com Editors
We're fans of the hard-working family behind the original Hostal TIJCAL, so we were happy to hear that the same crew had opened a second venue just a few blocks away. The Hostal Tijcal II might not have the same cherished location as its brother hotel (though it is still very near the Puerta del Sol and Plaza Mayor), but it's got totally renovated rooms and an extra rating star to compensate.
Eduardo, the very friendly owner, took us on a tour of the rooms. The Tijcal II isn't exactly chic, but it is cheerful. Bedspreads and curtains are brightly colored and happy prints hang on the walls. Everything is brand new, from the modern wooden furniture to the well-equipped baths. After visiting so many places decorated à la Grandma, this was a welcome treat.
Walls, windows, and floors are soundproofed for an extra restful stay. The TIJCAL II is on the second floor, but don't expect a lift. And if you want to turn on the air-conditioning, you'll need to shell out an extra five euros.
Note: This hotel was visited by a EuroCheapo editor. This review is based on cleanliness, location, price and overall quality. EuroCheapo did not charge this hotel to be listed.
- Wi-Fi: Free
- Air conditioning
- Bathroom: Private
- Cable TV
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About the Hostal Tijcal II neighborhood
This tiny but central neighborhood with two names is is jam-packed with people, attractions and excitement. Also known as Barrio de las Letras (or "Neighborhood of the Letters"), it was a hot spot for literary gents of Madrid's Golden Age, and remnants of literary life still abound, including the Mueseo Cervantino, the Ateneo library and plenty of theaters and bars.