Everything I needed for my short stay in Madrid – a central location with good transport links and nice accommodation with the ability to fix simple meals.
After reading other comments about kitchen crockery, I mentioned that I’d need a full set of utensils, etc when I made my reservation and when I checked in I was told that it was all ready in the room, which it was. The staff at reception were always friendly and helpful and never made any attempt to speak to me in English, which I appreciated as I wanted to speak Spanish, even though they had excellent English when I heard them dealing with other guests.
The room (junior suite on top floor) was well proportioned, with comfortable beds, quiet and efficient air con and a small but adequate kitchen. The bathroom design was flawed as I would have sacrificed the bidet in order to have more space for the toilet which was right up against the sink countertop. The shower water temperature was also rather temperamental and never constant which was disappointing given the good pressure and shower head.
Toiletries provided included wall-mounted shower gel/shampoo, which was made in Germany and quite pleasant. Comb, shoe-shine, shower cap, toothbrush/paste, razor/cream but no body lotion or conditioner. The flat-screen TV had many digital and HD channels (mostly Spanish, TV and radio) and although I could get a good WiFi signal in the room, it would only work correctly when I was in the lobby.
Electronic safe worked well and there was ample storage for 2 people. The terrace was a great size though pretty bare, with table & 4 chairs and a sunbed. Unfortunately, given the temperatures during my stay (edging 40C most days), I could only use the terrace for breakfast when it was a comfortable 25C as facing west at the rear of the property, it was in full sun from late morning onwards. It was fairly private, though could have done with the same opaque screening from the apartment in the neighbouring residential block as there was between other suite terraces as the residents in the apartment were clearly visible.
The property is just a few minutes’ walk to either Plaza de Espana or Ventura Rodriguez metro stations but you can be on the Gran Via in about 5 minutes walking. There are several Dia supermarkets in the locality (one in the next street) or there’s a large supermarket in the basement of most Corte Ingles department stores, the nearest being at Arguelles metro (about 10 mins’ walk away). The hotel is also just a few blocks away from the parks on the west side, the Templo de Debod and the Teleferico.
I found the hotel to be very quiet and it was nice to get back to tranquility after the heat and bustle of central Madrid. I will consider it for my next stay in Madrid.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Suites Viena Plaza de España is a cosy Hotel located in a quiet Street in the Centre of Madrid. Only 200 metres separate Suites Viena Plaza de España 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 Plaza de España 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