I had read reviews on this hotel that said it was across the street from Atocha station and that's not exactly true but it's not a bad walk (about 2-3 blocks) once you find your way out of the "left" side of the station. It was convenient coming from Madrid and then going on to Algeciras and for a day trip to Toledo. The hotel is a nice, moderate and clean hotel, more away from the hustle and bustle. The front staff were friendly and helpful. The breakfast was ok but not worth the price but we didn't discover other places to eat until later and liked the convenience of going back to the room afterwards. It is within walking distance of the Prado and the red hop on/off bus and nice for an enjoyable dinner on the terrace of the Ritz and for the metro. The bath was modern and a very nice size. Had a little trouble figuring out the shower faucets at first and the hair dryer doesn't stay on unless you hold your finger on "on" while drying. The double windows could be opened to look out on the street but kept the noise out when closed. The walls, however, didn't keep out the noise in adjoining rooms. The light could come through the curtains even though there were blinds as well but we got used to that and were usually so tired we slept anyway. There was no clock or radio but we had our phones so that wasn't a problem for us. The keys didn't work the second day so we had to have them redone which was a little inconvenient. Even though it was a no smoking hotel, there was a cigar smell in our hall the second day which wasn't something they were probably aware of. The elevators were small but accommodated 2 people and 2 small suitcases and there were 2 elevators. The main entrance has steps down to the lobby from the revolving door which is not handicap accessible or even convenient for those arriving with luggage who have no disabilities. There was another door further down at ground level but not convenient to main entrance. I would suggest the hotel add at least a ramp at the main entrance. Would probably stay here again as a good value for the money although it seemed a little away from the center of things. We were here 3 nights and for our needs of the Atocha it was good.
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