I have a history (albeit a very brief one) of Madrid. It led me to an (unjustified) dislike of Madrid. I've often thought this was unfair and, although I intended on returning to test my (hasty) view, but I was never inclined to return when there were other unknown places to see. For a couple of decades I held this view. Recently I did decide to return for a weekend - what harm can 2 days do? - and the hotel choice was as equally important as the surrounds and sites Madrid had to offer. The hotel did not disappoint. The staff were more than helpful. Everything was nearby - I do love to walk - and the rooms were very acceptable with lots of space (& I didn't take the upgrade) and modern bathroom facilities. Luckily my opinion of Madrid has been restored - I love the weekend I had there and - I'd be more than happy to return to Madrid and the Plaza Mayor.