i cannot wait to tell you what a wonderful experience we had at this hotel. A few weeks before our trip i started emailing the hotel and get very prompt and warm reponses back Tanya Brazal and Noemi Badanes(did not get to meet Noemi as she was on vacation when we got there). Gave us very useful info on how to get to the hotel from airport.
Upon our arrival met warmly Sandra although she was busy at the front desk and stored our luggage as we arrived early and gave us a map so we can start exploring the city. BTW way upon entrance to the hotel there is this very nice smell to the hotel as you come through their revolving doors. It proved to be very welcoming when we get back to the hotel from a day of walking and smell that wonderful aroma. I never was able to find out what scent that was. Reception says that the housekeepers know but did not get a chance to ask them.
We asked for a quiet room and were given just that at the back of the hotel in the 6th floor. Aside from faint footsteps outside(hallways are all laminte flooring) our room was very quiet. Our bed was bigger than our kingsize bed at home i think and those pillows were just heavenly. My husband tried to see the brand but there was not tag on them. The shower can fit 2 people in it and they have a rain showerhead that is really superb. They do not have a bathtub but i do not take baths on hotels anyway. Our room was just a standard room but very very comfortable. The free use of the safe is a plus too and it is large enough to fit a laptop. Hotel also has wifi that was pretty fast. We also borrowed an outlet adaptor from them and they just listed it and asked us to return it. The hotel we stayed in Barcelona wanted a 15 euro deposit. There is no iron in the room, but was delivered to us immediately upon request also free of charge.
We did not try their breakfast buffet. It was on special for 10 E but we are not big breakfast eaters so we usually just go to one of the eateries a few steps from the hotel. My husbands favorite is Museo de hamon. Get a decnet breakfast for about 3-5 E each.
We felt safe walking along Atocha to get to the different sites. the hotel is at the center of everything. we get to plaza mayor on one end and then get back to rest at the hotel and walk the other end to the museums. We only had to use the metro once to watch a bullfight and that took just 20 mins. Metro stop is just a few steps from hotel. We did notice a sex shop as you walk towards the museum but i will not take this out on my review of the hotel. You cannot really see anything from the outside and you definitely cannot see it from the hotel. Out of sight out of mind. I do not see why this bothers the other reviewers.
We did not get to try the hot tub but the views on the rooftop was nice.
I would like to make mention of the wonderful staff Tanya,Noemi, Sandra and the rest of them. We were always greeted warmly. Would deifinitely stay at only this hotel if we see ourselves back in Madrid.
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