Booked on Expedia, which I cannot recommend, but I can certainly recommend this hotel near the Prado and the Reina Sofia as well As Atocha train station. It is too far to drag suitcases but it is walkable although I took a taxi which cost about nine to ten Euros because of the route taken.
The reception was more than warm, the wifi was fine and though our stay would only be for one night, I kept thinking that this property was what one would want-super clean and comfortable lodging in a great location.
My only issues were the lack of different dining options which other barrios have nearby. We did not take the breakfast.
The bathroom was more than adequate and the little sitting room off the lobby was adorable. The beds were comfortable and the outside noise was not an issue for me, but it could be for someone else-although the windows seemed thick.
The front staff were kind to hold my bag and call a taxi to make an early train. Next door is a good bar for a zumo or orange juice and some churros. I would be happy to visit the Hotel Lope de Vega again but would not book with Expedia with their lack of customer service. The neighborhood is noteworthy if one is familiar with Spanish Literature. Make sure to look down-sometimes there are passages on the streets.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Mercure Madrid Centro is a nice and welcoming hotel themed around the life and work of Golden Age writer, Don Felix Lope de Vega. Its privileged location in the well known and popular "Barrio de las Letras ", will let you feel in an atmosphere of culture and art in Madrid, and explore its bars and restaurants to sample the local cuisine. Ideal to enjoy whether you come for business or pleasure. With an excellent location in the center of the "Triangle of Art" of Madrid, formed by the Museo del Prado, the Thyssen-Bornemisza and the Reina Sofia and just 10-minute walk from the Puerta del Sol. Atocha station is just 800 meters away. The nearest Metro stations are Atocha (L1 ), Bank of Spain ( L2 ) and Anton Martin ( L1 ). ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Lope De Vega Madrid
- Lope De Vega Hotel