Located at the Gran Via, the Praktik Metropol could not be better situated for the money. My 3 night stay was flawless.
It's unassuming exterior and lack of a ground floor Reception is a little off-putting at first; the building itself has two other hotels on various floors. Reception on the first floor is a simple yet stylish affair and the staff were helpful, efficient and friendly.
My street-facing room had a balcony and shutters; noise pollution was minimal despite being in the thick of it. Thicker curtains would have been appreciated to keep the light out in the mornings.
The sun terrace is very small but the roof (only opened on the second and third day of my stay owing to renovations) offers a spectacular view of the cityscape and boasts several stylish seating and lounging options. What is sorely lacking is a basic bar - however; the Receptionist encouraged bringing your own drinks; great for the budget traveler!
My bathroom was tiny; wide enough for a shower cubicle and a toilet; the sink was located just outside in the bedroom. The shower was one of the best I have used in any hotel anywhere at any price point...however there was a question over the seals as after every shower the floor was flooded despite my precautions.
The bed was very comfortable but moved very easily; sitting up in bed leaning againt the wall (no headboard) ineveitably pushed the bed forward. As a flexible King/Twin set up the centre of the two matresses were quite easily separated and saggy.
Wi-Fi was superb; fast and no issues with connections. A/C was essential and worked very well. Daily maid service was flawless and efficient...I never saw them!
This hotel is is not for everyone; if you need a doorman, a concierge or just the assurance of seeing a staff member a few times a day then you shoudl look elsewhere. If, on the otherhand, you are a confident independent traveler needing a central good value boutique experience then look no further.
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- Also Known As:
- Praktik Metropol Hotel Madrid
- Metropol Hotel Madrid