When we booked this hotel, we did some research (Thanks to my fellow Tripadvisor travelers). We knew that the location isn't very near to the center but we discovered that it wasn't very far neither. The hotel is very easy to find. We took the Metro from the airport Line 8 to Columbia and then change to Line 9 to Sainz de Baranda then the hotel is 10 mins. walk from the station. We stay for 4 nights. We did the check-in at the Europa Bldg. and it was fast. Our room was located in the America Bldg. The two are connected and you will have to walk a bit to go from one Bldg to another. It wasn't a hassle. The room is clean and the bathroom is spacious. There's a free mineral water in the fridge everyday. We didn't include the breakfast in our booking because we find it really overprice. There's a Cafeteria at the hotel where they serve a breakfast menu costs 4.60euro which includes Orange Juice, Pastries, butter & jam and water. You will have choices and the price varies between 3.30euro to 6.60 euro. The staff are helpful when asked but we noticed that they don't greet/acknowledge you when you arrived or leave the hotel. There's a bus number 20 (5 mins. from the hotel) which will bring you to the center and we find it really convenient. You can ask for a map at the reception. In our room, the aircon can be really noisy unless we adjust the temperature to 25degrees. So we had to adjust it when we go to sleep. The only thing was the lift, it can be really slow. They have 4 lifts to America Bldg, and the waiting can be forever. It is also not good if you are Claustropobic. We are staying on the 9th floor, aside from the lift being too slow and small, the hallway linking from the lift to our room is narrow. The only thing that makes us feel better is we are next to the fire exit. The check out was fast. I would recommend this hotel because you will get a very pleasant room in a very affordable price.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Ayre Gran Hotel Colon is located near the Paseo de Arte and the famous Retiro Park. In addition to its superb location, the hotel offers 359 modern rooms each with a fully-fitted bathroom, air-conditioning, and internet connection. Most rooms have a terrace and are WI-FI equipped. Guests can also enjoy 3 restaurants, a bar, conference rooms, gym, hairdresser, sauna, and private garage. An expert team of professionals specializes in organising meetings, conventions, and banquets. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ayre Gran Madrid