I'm not quite sure why this hotel is rated as 4 star as it doesn't have the facilities I would expect - tea and coffee in the room for starters, but never the less it is clean and comfortable and perfectly placed for the Gran Vie and the other sights.
We had a very nice welcome, with the offer of hot chocolate on arrival and generally found the staff helpful, even working out the best deal for us for the Madrid Tour Bus.
Our room was tiny, you could just about squeeze past the end of the bed and the TV to get to the far side of the room. Our other room next door, used by the kids, was much bigger (they got first dibs!) so I guess we were unlucky. If you find you get offered something similar, don't assume they are all the same and try asking for another.
Breakfast was included and whilst I have seen bigger spreads, was more than adequate for our needs and set us up for the day. The cafe bar was a bit soul-less and not well used. I know that there is competition outside but I think that they can make more of it if they tried.
I’ve seen comments regarding the sex trade in the area. It’s there, but let me say my wife and teenage girls never noticed so don’t let it put you off. As others have mentioned, you can stay in much more expensive hotels close by and they will still be around.
All in all, as a base for a city break, you won’t go far wrong staying here.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Four Star Hotel in central Madrid, near Gran Via street, one of the most vital streets in the city. A modern hotel, offering comfort, service and location to be one of the most comfortable hotels in Madrid. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Siete Islas Madrid
- Siete Islas Hotel Madrid