Very nice hotel. Fodor's says common areas are blah, and I find them to be pretty enough if just not designed as a place you would think much to hang out in. The room was unexpectedly large, nicely apportioned. Breakfast was a very nice buffet. Staff friendly. Location excellent. The one thing I have to say I hated was the pillow. I know it sounds like a minor thing, but you have this super large comfy bed, and the pillow is one of those six foot long sausage shaped affairs that is rather firm. It looks cool and different when you first look at it, but eventually you have to use it! It feels like you're sleeping on a bolster! I don't know what emcee of torture picked those out, but clearly their sleep advisor didn't tell them such a pillow is meant to accommodate only people who sleep on their sides; if you sleep on your back or, heaven forbid, your stomach, you're in trouble. The sham pillow was equally firm so not an option. I would wake up with a headache every morning trying to sleep either with no pillow or this bolster. I have a friend that always travels with his pillow - and I make fun of him for that - and he came to mind in the middle of every night when I would get up to take aspirin, wondering who on god's green earth would pick these darn pillows! Of one thing I am sure...they don't use them in their own home.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Catalonia Las Cortes is located in Madrid's famous 'Barrio de las Letras', or writer's district, it is just a few metres from Plaza Santa Ana square and equally closes to the city's main shopping and leisure districts. Opened in January 2006, the hotel is situated in an old 18th century small palace whose interior has maintained all of the original frescos, as well as the main staircase and coving. This four-star hotel has 63 elegantly appointed rooms with every convenience. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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