This review is based on a premium upper floor twin room. Very clean HUGE room, lots of windows, huge bathroom, comfortable beds. Extremely quiet. Our room was on the 4th floor with a view of the courtyard, which I don't recommend, not picturesque. The bedroom was nicely-appointed: nice bedding and lots of pillows. The room and hotel are kept spotlessly clean. The roomy bathroom was modern with a marble shower room and a rain shower head - really swank. Free wi-fi with a strong signal throughout the hotel. Service was excellent. Very helpful staff. I have to say that I don't like the location of this hotel. Plaza Mayor is not very compelling. The train station is close, but I don't really think this is the best end of Madrid. If I do it again, I'd stay at Catalonia Las Cortes, which is on a beautiful little street. This particular location is right at the edge of what I would consider a somewhat gritty area. I was traveling with my teen age daughter, and I didn't feel unsafe, but I would definitely be pickier about getting a hotel more central to the city sites. I think the Catalonia Hotel chain is pretty nice, so you're probably in good hands if you choose any of their hotels. Ultimately, I think you want to stay closer to Paseo del Prado, or just off the Grand Via. Salamanca is also a beautiful area, but slightly removed from the main attractions. Use a map and look very carefully at what you want to see, then choose a hotel that is closest to those sites. Madrid is very small and easily walkable. I strongly recommend learning the metro and bus system, which are excellent. If you choose this hotel and are flying, I recommend a taxi to and from the airport, especially if you have a lot of luggage. The taxi will cost about 35-40 euros.This hotel is a little difficult to find, and a long walk from metro stations. Must see: On Sunday, GO to the flea market, which is really fun, and you can get TONS of trinkets for very little money. Take lots of cash and know some Spanish.
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