We are just ending an eight-day stay at the marvelous Luxury Suites apartment hotel in Madrid, and wish that we could stay for another couple of weeks. This boutique hotel consists of 14 or so one- or two-bedroom suites. It is located on a main boulevard close to many downtown attractions and is convenient to Madrid’s outstanding public transportation systems. The hotel has a delightful roof-top terrace where breakfast and a simple dinner menu are served.
The suites are very well appointed with comfortable, tasteful, high quality furnishings, including lots of mirrors. Most of the furnishings appear to be new. The floors are gleaming hardwood, and not covered in germ-catching carpeting like most hotels. The beds are great - nice and firm! Our two bedroom suite has three large flat screen TV’s. There is a full kitchen with plenty of serving ware, cutlery, cooking utensils, and pots and pans. Everything was spotlessly clean. Curiously absent though are kitchen knives. Slicing, peeling, or carving would have to be done with your own knife set - perhaps purchased during an earlier visit to Toledo; otherwise everything needed to prepare a full meal is provided.
Another oddity is the lighting, much of which is recessed into the ceiling. This is fine in most cases, but I am told by my wife that making up in a bathroom with ONLY overhead spot lights is a less than an ideal situation. Personally, I must accept her assessment, since as ex-Army, I can shave in the dark.
Also there are no bedside reading lamps. No doubt madrileños happily have better things to do when they hop into bed, but for those of us of “a certain age”, a good book is a pleasant way to end the day.
Certainly the most positive aspect about Luxury Suites (also known as Splendom Suites Madrid) is the calibre of the staff. Services were very efficiently provided. Most of the staff were conversant in English. Everyone that we came into contact with during our week here was friendly, helpful, cheerful, and seemed genuinely interested in making our stay a happy and memorable one. In that, they were unquestionably successful.
I can unconditionally recommend this hotel to business travellers, couples, or families.
We will certainly stay here on our next visit to Madrid.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in Alcala street between Puerta de Alacala and Plaza Cibeles, next to Parquedel Retiro and just a few steps from the art museums of the Golden Triangle (Museo del Prado, Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza and Museo Reina Sofia). Within walking distance to Puerta del Sol and Teatro Real.Luxury Suites offers 18 one and two-bedroom apartments ideal for short, mid and long-term stays, the size of which varies from 65 sqm to 135 sqm including a duplex and connecting apartments.All completely restored with contemporary design and allthe comfort of a home away from home.All Double bedrooms with king size bed or twin beds, one or two bathrooms with Molton Brown amenities, fully equipped kitchen, living room/dining room with sofa-bed. ... more less
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