We wanted to stay close to the Madrid Airport in order to catch a early flight the next day. I didn't want to spend the money on the airport Hilton, since we were only going to be in the room for about 10 hours. I checked with Hotels.com, and found the Petite Palace at the airport. Since I had stayed at one of their properties about a year ago in Bilbao, and was satisified I made a reservation thru Hotels.com for their Madrid airport location.
This hotel is very, very hard to locate, stuck in the middle of a residential area filled with 5-8 story apartment buildings. Most of the streets are one-way and its just very difficult to locate. I ended up hiring a taxi and following it, and even he got lost.
When I arrived, I realized that it was actually the Hi-Tech Hotel, and the Petite Palace operators were in the process of taking it over.
The hotel is average to below average, a staff who could care less, rooms that are not really that clean and just not a nice, welcoming atmosphere. They have a coin operated (one euro) luggage scale in the lobby. My room, on the 3rd floor reeked of cigarette smoke, and even though it was a no smoking floor, there was an ashtray in the lobby near the elevators.
The airport shuttle was free, functional and punctional. The hotel is close to the airport, not more than a 5 minute drive. The elevator worked and was large enough for two adults with suitcases. The shower was decent, with two sprays and endless hot water. The place was quiet in the evening, so we got a good sleep. Two coffees in the morning (small expresso's), were 9 euros, the most I'd paid on the trip. I was glad to have found the place, and glad to leave it.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel Petit Palace Madrid Aeropuerto is 5 minutes from Madrid-Barajas airport. It offers a free shuttle service with limited hours. Hotel amenities include a swimming pool and a seasonal outdoor terrace, gym and sauna access. Rooms include a laptop and free Wi-Fi is available in all areas. Rooms at the Madrid Aeropuerto have elegant modern decor and hardwood floors. They all include 26-inch LCD satellite TV, air conditioning/ heating, minibar and a free laptop safe. All bathrooms are fully equipped and include hydro-massage shower and toiletries kit. Guests can have a buffet breakfast and there is a coffee machine with varied pastries throughout the day, for an extra cost. The cafeteria and room service are available during limited hours. The hotel has covered parking for guests with special rates for longer stays, 3 meeting rooms with Internet access and two free Internet access points for clients. IFEMA Trade Fair Centre and Palacio de Congresos are just 5 km from the Petit Palace Madrid Aeropuerto. Alameda de Osuna Metro station is just 300 metres away, and connects you to Madrid city centre in around 20 minutes. Real Madrid's training grounds at Valdedebas are 5.8 Km away. The shuttle service to the airport runs every day from 06.00 To 11.00 And from 20.30 To 23.00. Guests must call the hotel upon arrival at the airport. The parking costs 7.50€ Per day TAX Incl. Reservation is needed. ... more less
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