This hotel is brilliant. It is tucked away down a side street away from the noise of the hustle and bustle of the centre, but close to the centre to be able to enjoy it.
The hotel its self is brilliant. The rooms are very clean and are cleaned every day, it was great going out for the day and coming back to a fresh clean room. The staff are very helpful and very nice. The whole of the hotel is just spotless! There was three of us sharing a room, 1 double and 1 single. There was a little kitchenette, but you have to ask for the untensils etc. The kitchen comprised of 2 ring top cooker, a microwave, sink, a fridge that had a mini bar ( that was expensive to use) we just brought our own stuff and put in the fridge, they don't mind you using it. The bathroom was long and narrow but it was okay and very clean. Towels were changed every day. The shower was a power shower.
We were very close to the centre. Metros are so easy to get on and off. From Barajas airport to plaza espana will cost 2euros because you have to pay a suppliment. However to get around from A - B it just cost a euro no matter where you go around the city. The metro is so clean and cool. There is a big TV in the middle of the tracks to entertain the public while waiting for the metro. You don't have to have wait for long though. There is no pushing and shoving on them either, as there is always plenty of room. For you are eating out, it can be very expensive, especially if you want to eat outside, you pay almost double to what is advertised. If you go to the Plaza Mayor you can have a 'bocadillo de calamares' (A baguette filled with calamares) or spanish omelete, or ham and a beer or soft drink for 4 euros. The plaza mayor is a place to visit. A beautiful square with little street cafes around the outside, painters, and street entertainers. Well worth sitting out side just to take in the atmosphere of it all.
The buildings in madrid are fantastic. The royal palace and the cathedral are just a short walk from the hotel. It is fantastic, the building is just so breath taking and to be able to walk so close to it was amazing. It was lovely day or night walking around. There is a park straight opposite, el jardin del oriente, with plenty of seats to sit down and trees and bushes, amazing statues stand high on pedel stools. Street cafes sit around the outside of the park. There is also a park very close to the hotel one to the side, plaza espana and another one opposite with another park in the inside with prize winning roses. Well worth a walk round.
If you are going to do some catering, recommend the DIA supermarket very cheap and is just round the corner and down the road from the hotel. We had breakfast at el cortes ingles, as it was cheaper than the hotel. The hotel charged us 10 euros each, in el cortes ingles 3 coffees, churros (fried dough), 2 toasted baguettes with butter and jam and freshly squeezed oranged juice (3 glasses) served at your table with waiters in black and white suites who are so very nice, for just 7 euros for the three of us. The only thing is that it doesn't open until 10am. We did find another little cafe Nabraska which is just up the road from the cafe and they were open very early. Also very nice with uniformed staff just willing to help you. We had the same there, 1 coffee and churros is only 2euros 30 cents! cheaper than a cup of coffee than costas in britain. We found no matter where we went for a coffee, the coffees were just so nice, tasted of coffee, and were so cheap, about a 1.60 euro a cup. When every you order a beer and soft drinks, they bring you little tapas with it. We have had bowls of crisps, olives and tuna and peppers on little tiny pieces of bread. We had that every where we went.
We went to central Madrid to see the museum, The buildings again makes you want to walk around with your head up in the air. They are just so fantatic. The Prado Museum was brilliant. It costs 7 Euros each, however, if you have a student card you can get in for 4 euros and if you are an OAP. In the evenings you can get in for free between 6-8pm. Well worth a visit. There is tight security when you go in, your bags are put into an xray machine. The Retiro park opposite the museum is a great place for a walk round. You could be there for hours though it is so big. Very beautiful park, very green, lakes and lots of play areas for all sorts of ages, from the tiny weenies with a giant sand pit and swings and slides for them, to juniors and also an adult play area with exercise bars etc. There was quite a few people using them! There is the cristal palace in the centre with a large lake, full of fish, large ones! and also terripins, loads of them! ducks and swans too, beautiful brown ducks and a beautiful black swan! There is a big boating lake in the middle of the park.
On the whole Madrid and the Suites Viena is well worth going to. The weather was very hot, 38C some days, but it didn't feel stuffy or sweaty, you can easily walk around in it all day long, as long as you drink plenty of water. Madrid a city full of art and culture.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Suites Viena is a cosy Hotel located in a quiet Street in the Centre of Madrid. Only 200 metres separate Suites Viena from Plaza de Espana and in less than a 5 minute walk you are in Gran Via, Debod Temple or the Royal Palace. Suites Viena is a modern building (2007) with 50 Studios, 5 Junior Suites (with a terrace) and 2 Senior Suites (with a separate living room. Every room has AA/Heat (all year), working table, safe, free wifi and satellite TV. Also, there is a little kitchen in every room, equipped with a microwave, a small fridge, cooktop and extractor. Kitchen facilities are handed in, free of charge, to all the guests who demand it. We have special added values you can benefit of through our official online page. Buffet Breakfast is served by the Traditional "Viena Capellanes". Private Parking, connected to rooms through the elevator. Free Wifi in the whole building. Business Corner: free use of PC. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Viena Hotel Madrid