Back from a trip to Madrid and Paris and what a great time. We absolutely loved the Hotel Preciados. The hotel itself was wonderful, the room a suite had a sitting room , huge bathroom with shower and jacuzzi, exercise bicycle, 2 TV's , 3 balconies, chocolates, all amenities. The windows had double sets of french windows with electronic shutters to block out noise and light. We slept like babies. Wow! The location was fabulous. About a half block to transportation, although we didn't need it. We walked to everything. The Puerto del Sol, Playa Major, Grand Palace, Retiro Park, Mercado San Miguel, Gran Via, Prado and so many cafes, tapas bars, restaurants and shops we couldn't keep up. This was a perfect location. The food was phenomenal, wine excellent and the people warm, welcoming and helpful. Wherever we went everyone was willing to try to understand our Spanish and help out. I hung out at a tapas bar 3 doors down from the hotel in the afternoons until my husband returned from his business sessions. The waiter recognized me after day 1 and looked out for me and made sure I had refreshments and a table in the late afternoon. What a great time, can't wait to go back.
Love Madrid, love the food, wine and especially the people.