We took a trip for the wifes birthday to Madrid, as we had been to spanish region but never to the capital. Overall a very good hotel, very central, and easily accessible to the Metro. Staff pleasant and helpful. Rooms slightly above average and reasonable. breakfast was good and will set you up for the day,
As it is a 2 min walk to hotel, we took the metro, taxi would run you about 30 euros or more, hotel has a shuttle for 13 eur per person, and do drop offs to airport, did not check if they arrange collections. I would recommend the shuttle or taxi if you have a lot of luggage, we had one piece of carry on each and a bag, so we took the metro. The cost is 4.50 (1.50 plus 3Eur supplement).
On arrival to airport, follow the signs within the airport, its about a 5-7 min walk from our arrival point taking a right and following signs. Take the number 8 line to Nuevos Ministerios, transfer to grey line one stop to Cuatros Caminos, and then transfer to red line for opera, overall took about 50 minutes from airport to hotel. On arrival at airport walk up exit with the opera house facing you, it is on the right hand corner, you cannot miss it. The location is very central, but we still purchased a travel 10 ticket in the airport for trips to Bernabeu and the Park, and more than person can use it, just put ticket in the machine, walk through, then hand it back and the next person can use it, this is perfectly normal and allowed. the airport trips will take up 4 anyway, don't forget you will need an airport supplement ticket on way back, which you can buy at departure point or at the airport.
Check in was a breeze and we checked in just after 11am and got a room, so we could start touring straightaway. Hotel is 3-4 minutes to Plaza Oriente, Palacio Real, 10 minutes or less to Plaza Major and Mercado de san Miguel (which you have to try). Free Wifi but you will need a code for each device, I took one but could only use on iPad and not on smartphone, they will give you a second no problem. Hotel also has 2 communal computers for use should you need them, email check in online etc...
Room was pleasant if not overly large, plenty of closet space for a couple, bathroom was large in comparison to room, and pleasant, showers powerful. Only downside was some slight noise from street at night time, but nothing that kept us awake, light sleepers might want ear buds, but it was low level. Beds were singles pushed together and made separately which was fine for us considering the wife does a World In Action when sleeping in hot countries. Aircon worked fine. Flatscreen TV but never used it, too much nightlife! Toiletries in bathroom.
Staff were very pleasant, and always wanted to help. Breakfast was selection of fruits, ham, salamis, cheese, cereals, fresh juices, coffee and eggs scramlbed and boiled with bacon sausage or mushroom, and plenty of cakes, croissant etc..Very pleasantly surprised at selection, only downside was if a lot of people arrive at the same time, plates glasses etc.. can be scarce, no big deal for us, as it only lasted for about 15 minutes and was then resolved, I think I heard a comment of staff arriving late or absent for morning shift.
Enjoyable trip, very central and would stay here again.
Tips - You have to try the Mercado de san Miguel, for a bite to eat, beside the Plaza Major. You can get negotiate on paintings in the Plaza Mayor on Sundays, we managed to get a decent painting and knocked 20% off the price, could have gotten more I think but, it was great value for the price purchased, we used Aer Lingus and not the nazis in Ryanair, so was easily transported back home. Tried Sobitin, nice to do as oldest restaurant in the world, but quality of food can be easily beaten elsewhere, and cheaper too.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We want to be YOUR HOME in Madrid.We have created new and different rooms which are warm and homey. Our staff are pleasant and friendly with a willingness to help you.From our unique location in the best district of the city centre of Madrid, you can stroll through the streets, admire the buildings, squares, small corners and gardens of our attractive and vibrant city which invites you walk around it.We are your home in the heart of Madrid. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hotel Opera Hotel Madrid
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