As in December 2010, we flew to Spain for Christmas vacations on December 27 from de. After few days in La Coruna, in the northwest part of Spain, we arrived in Madrid for the New Year's Eve and stayed again in Hotel Europa (we stayed from December 28, 2011 to January 3, 2012). This hotel is the best one if you decide to celebrate in Puerta del Sol Square. Most of the rooms are just in front of this place so you and your family or friends can spend the night in the balcony of your room looking the TV (the celebration is transmitted by TVE1, one of the television channel in Spain) and the crowded people in the Square. Really it is very excited! The room, as usual, very clean. The Staff are excellent, specially Raul, Javier and the other personnel who attend the Front Desk.
The hotel has Wifi and two computers in the Lobby, available for customers free of charge. As always be aware that the room rate rises considerably from December 29, 30 and 31. In addition, the security box should be requested and the charge is approximately 2 euros per day.
This hotel is centrally located so you have a lot of shops, restaurants and cafeterias around. The hotel has his own Restaurant-Cafeteria which opens very early in the morning and offers breakfast, lunch and dinner and also room service to the customers.
Just in front of the hotel you have the Sol Metro Station, which is very useful for your transfer to the Airport or to the AVE train to Sevilla, Valencia or Barcelona (you can take the Sol Metro to Atocha Station to connect with the AVE train). In addition, you can take the Sol Metro to Chamartin, another Rail Station in Madrid. Definitely, we recommend this hotel, specially for Christmas.
If you want the Puerta del Sol view, you have to request it in your reservation. Be aware that the...
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