A first for me - the first time I have ever booked a hotel purely on the basis of user reviews (Trip Advisor & Booking.com) rather than Rough Guide, Time Out, Rick Steves etc and we wre not disappointed. I booked directly with the hotel getting an early booking discount unavailable elsewhere and took other reviewers' advice to get a superior double. We were on the 4th floor overlooking the Gran Via and, amongst other things, from our window/juliet balcony were able to enjoy the celebrations after Atletico won the Europa Cup and the city rolled by below. Once closed the windows supressed street noise very adequately and the air conditioning kept us cool in sweltering Madrid.
The room was spacious, well equipped and nicely furnished and, whilst we prefer a bath, the double shower (both overhead fixed and hand) was a cracker. Although the hotel was full the room insulation was excellent and we barely heard our fellow guests. The roof balcony complete with sun loungers is a nice bonus. Staff spoke excellent English and were friendly and helpful.
Travelling to and from the hotel was a doddle. The new Renfe train service signed "ferrocarril" at the airport Terminal 4) takes you direct to Atocha station and from there Metro Line 1 takes you to Gran Via. Use the C Montero exit and the hotel is directly in front of you. Using this route is not only quicker but cuts out lots of steps on the Metro.
One final tip - you never know who might be a pickpocket in Madrid or where they might have a go. Women especially should ensure that they can reverse their backpacks so that no zip pockets are easily accessible.
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- Also Known As:
- Praktik Metropol Hotel Madrid
- Metropol Hotel Madrid