I stayed here for 2 days for a conference. For that purpose, it suited my needs. The check-in process was a bit long, but the staff was friendly. The hotel has some character / old Europe feel, but also feels quiet dated throughout. It is really big and quite busy, like other reviewers have said. The room was again just average. On the small side and also dated, but perfectly clean and has the amenities you would expect from a large chain. I have stayed in several Melia's in the past and this one was the oldest / least modern design, perhaps it was one of the first?
The conference facilities were nice, good size rooms and a nice terrace for a cocktail hour. The food was also good, the breakfast and other meals in the hotel were consistently above average. The location is also good for a business trip. Close to the airport and close to many businesses. If I were traveling for fun, I would not want to stay here though, I would want to stay closer to downtown. That said, it's probably only a 15 minute taxi into town.
Overall, a decent place to stay for a business trip.
- Also Known As:
- Melia Castilla Hotel
- Melia Castilla Hotel Madrid
- Melia Hotel Madrid
- Melia Hotel Castilla
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We invite you to come and get to know one of Madrid's best hotels, the Meliá Castilla. Close to Real Madrid's Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, a few metres from the Paseo de la Castellana and strategically located in the heart of the city-centre, the Meliá Castilla is surrounded by shopping streets, places to make the most of leisure-time and the best communications links, giving you the perfect combination for making the most of your time in Madrid. ... more less
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