Got a cheap deal on Expedia so booked this hotel for a day and night stay in Madrid this August. It's located about 35 minutes from the airport by Metro and easy to find once you're at the station - the hotel is a couple of minutes walk away downhill with it's name on the side - hard to miss.
My £46 single room was (unsurprisingly) small, but clean, with a single bed, working aircon, as well as more lighting and pillow options than a girl could possibly make use of in one night. There was one of those suitcase shelves too. They're always good.
The bathroom though - WOAH - now that badboy was BIG considering the rest of the room. Walk-in shower (by this I mean it wasn't in the bath) and loads of space to dance yourself dry. And most importantly, the complimentary bathroom haul included a free comb!!!!!!1111 Amazin'. And there was free Wifi, even better.
Staff were English speaking and helpful, the lady behind the desk stored my bags for free as I was too early to check-in, gave me a map and pointed me in the direction of the Retiro park which was about a 10 minute walk away. When I got back a few hours later she asked me how the park was, it's nice when people remember you.
The hotel was in a quiet non-dodgy neighbourhood (solo female traveller here) and there were loads of tapas-y looking restaurants about a 5 minute walk up the road on Calle de Ibiza.
My TV didn't work, but c'est la vie. Could have complained, but wasn't really in Madrid to watch TV and I don't speak Spanish or enjoy CNN, so I imagine any of the scheduled programming would have been a disappointment.
Overall, it suited my needs. I'd stay here again.
- 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