I used TripAdvisor to select this hotel for our two nights in Madrid and I'm so glad I did. The reviews were very helpful and when we got to the hotel I actually thought that the reviews did not do it justice as far as the location goes. This hotel is within walking distance of everything we wanted to see during our short stay! Not only could we walk to see the Royal Palace, but we could walk to the Prado Museum and to the Reina Sophia Museum that houses Picasso's "Guernica." It's also a short walk to Plaza Major and La Puerta del Sol. The staff were always friendly and smiling eager to help if we needed anything. The rooms don't come with a hairdryer but we asked for one and got it promptly. They also offered us a laptop to use in our room - along with free Wifi access so we could check our emails. A special bonus in the opinions of my husband and myself was the location of a great grocery store in the lower level of the El Cortes Ingles department store just one block away. We like to stock up on beverages, fruit, cheese, etc. for picnic-style meals that allow us more time for sight-seeing and less time spent sitting in restaurants waiting for service. One final note - if you do use the metro use the Santo Domingo stop for this hotel as it is literally across the street and down the hil about 2 buildings. We took the bus from the airport to the Atocha train station where we got on the metro to head to the hotel. The train station is within walking distance but we didn't want to lug our bags that distance so we hopped on the metro and just couldn'd believe how close the hotel was to the stop when we got off. We were sure we'd have to walk a few blocks but it was no more than a half block from the metro steps. We'd stay there again if we were to return to Madrid.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A unique experience awaits you in the heart of Madrid. Everything in Hostel Gala has been totally refurbished and designed in detail to provide modern design, comfort and simplicity. You can enjoy your stay with all the shops, restaurants, bars and nightclubs around. Everything you would expect to find in Madrid, just a stone’s throw away from your hostel. Our friendly staff is always here for you to give you all the information you need and to make your stay as pleasant as possible. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hostal Gala Hotel Madrid