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Melia Castilla
Ranked #66 of 442 Hotels in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed May 12, 2013

This Hotel was pre-booked for me via one of my companies Spanish brands, I have to say mine and my wife's stay was very nice, it's a very well appointed Hotel with very polite staff and an amazingly varied Breakfast, it was very busy and seemed very popular for the business community, it seems to be located in the Banking area of Mardid but also a stones throw from the Real Madrid's Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, rooms are well appointed and quiet, and I have to say finally that the beds are amazing, huge and comfortable thus ensuring a great nights sleep.

All in all, I'd recommend the Melia Castilla to anyone, whether on business or sightseeing (I didn't get chance to do any sightseeing but as far as I was informed by my Spainish work mates it's good for that also). So if you're going to Madrid give it a try.

Cheers, Dave Sheldon. Cardiff

Room Tip: Get a room on a higher floor as the traffic outside can be quite busy.
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled on business
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MeliaCastilla, Assistant Manager at Melia Castilla, responded to this reviewResponded June 10, 2013

Dear Customer,

It has been a really pleasure to read your constructive comments about our hotel.
We are very pleased that you and your wife enjoyed of our hotel despite you were here to work.

I recommend you for your next travel get more time to visit our wonderful city and your experience will be incredible. It takes no more than 10 minutes walking to reach Bernabéu Stadium and we are located 15 minutes from both airport and down town by taxi.

Thank you very much to recommend to all the users of Tripadvisor.

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Reviewed May 8, 2013

This is a great hotel with very good service and modern rooms and decorations. We stayed on The Level floor and the service was eceptional. The breakfast was very good with many choices and freshly made churos and hot cholocate.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled on business
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MeliaCastilla, Assistant Manager at Melia Castilla, responded to this reviewResponded May 13, 2013

Dear guest,

We are very pleased with your comments. The most important for all the staff is to know that everything was under your expectation and you have enjoyed your stay.

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Reviewed May 8, 2013

We arrived at 11 am after an early morning flight and were delighted to be able to check in early (normal check in time is 3pm). We were also offered an upgrade including breakfast for €30 per night, which I thought, given the standard breakfast charge, was very good value.

The lobby area is very impressive although we didn't really explore the hotel fully as we were out and about most of the time.

The room was huge with one of the biggest beds I've seen. Everything was clean and very comfortable. I would agree with some of the other reviews that the furniture is a bit old fashioned, but everything is very well maintained.

Breakfast was delicious, with a huge selection of food of every type and everything was frequently topped up. The bottles of Cava were a nice touch and the freshly made omelettes were my highlight. However, I would find it difficult to pay the standard price for breakfast, as it seems a bit extortionate consider the price of food elsewhere in the city during the day, but the quality is very good.

The hotel is a bit out of town, but the metro is close by and very easy to use. There are a number of nice little restaurants down the road - I'd recommend The Monk a few blocks further down the street. There's also a shopping centre a couple of streets over with some clothes shops and a nice grocers beside it.

I would definitely stay again if coming back to Madrid.

  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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MeliaCastilla, Assistant Manager at Melia Castilla, responded to this reviewResponded May 13, 2013

Dear guest,

We are very pleased with the accuracy of your explanation, for us is very important receive these wonderful comments which encourage us to run our work, in the same way.

We'll be always at your disposal. Receive a cordial greeting.

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Reviewed May 7, 2013

Stayed here for about a week on Business. The hotel tends to attract very large groups, so at times it was challenging to get back up to the 11th floor depending on what time the tour buses rolled in.

Room was good sized, but it was difficult to be able to get the room to cool off using the A/C. At times I just ended up leaving the window open at night to cool down the room.

As others have noted, the wifi tended to be flaky at times, so you might factor that in if you plan on doing significant work in the hotel. Bring a power strip if you need more than one plug.

Although I did not use the gym, I did go down and check it out - very small and only a few pieces of equipment.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled on business
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MeliaCastilla, Assistant Manager at Melia Castilla, responded to this reviewResponded May 13, 2013

Dear guest,

Thank you very much for sending your comments and sharing them with all users of TripAdvisor.

We are one of the hotels around Bernabéu Stadium and the option of too many people who want to see Real Madrid football team.

We had a punctual problem with the A/C but was solved as soon as we could.

We are doing a great effort to improve our WIFI service and we expect you'll check it in your next visit.

We don't have a big gym like the known big marks, but we have: areas for cardio-pulmonary activities and muscle building, toning and stretching, exercise bikes and elliptical cross trainer, treadmills, weights and multifunctional machines.

I recommend you visit our website and see the pictures of our gym.

Waiting for your again, receive a cordial greeting

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Reviewed May 6, 2013

This was the second visit in the space of 3 months, our previous experience was a little patchy, parking and the restaurant being the problems. It is a huge building, more like an office block.On both visits the hotel was being used by football clubs, first time Manchester United veterans were staying the second time both Sevilla and Granada were using the hotel.

When we checked in the recepionist, said she had noted from our reservation that we had experienced some issues during our prevoius stay and they offered us an upgrade, we had already booked a room on the floor referred to as the Level, we were ushered to the 15th floor where they would handle the rest of the check in process.

We took the outside lift to the 15th floor, after completing the process we were shown to a huge room overlooking the front of the hotel which gave a decent view across the city.I did not the hotel was very busy. On this occasion we only used the bar for an early evening libation. Around the hotel are a selection of retaurants, this is the busy area a prices tend to reflect this.

This time we had no issues, the room was large and well furnished with a huge bed,the wifi was tempremental. Breakfast was served on the same floor as were snacks and drinks throughout the day.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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MeliaCastilla, Assistant Manager at Melia Castilla, responded to this reviewResponded May 13, 2013

Dear guest,

Firstly thank you very much for your kind comments mentioned in TripAdvisor, thank you too for sharing your opinion with the others users.

We are one of the nearest hotels to Bernabéu Stadium, it takes no more than 10 minutes walking and we are the opition of to many people who want to see Real Madrid football team.

We record in our system the preferences of our customer which help us in their next visits what it is very accepted.

You were given a room at "The Level" floor where we have the suites and where you could test our personalized service that we expect had enjoyed.

Thank you again for your comments and receive a cordial greeting.

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Reviewed April 29, 2013

Stayed for 3 nights on a business trip. Room was quite spacious and very clean, bed was very comfortable. Free Wifi was available in the lobby and in our room also fast in my opinion. Decent breakfast and lunch buffet with nice fresh fruit although the food was exactly the same every day. The luggage service to store our bags on the day of check-out was a bit of concern in terms of safety. I asked to get a sweater from my suitcase and easlily walked into the luggage storage room. The bellboy assisted in opening my suitcase without asking for any tag or ID!!! Thus, anyone could come in and take anything they wanted. Location was in the business area which means quite far from shopping and any convenient store.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled on business
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MeliaCastilla, Assistant Manager at Melia Castilla, responded to this reviewResponded May 13, 2013

Dear JuneBeen,

Thank you for sending these comments which encourages us to continue working in the same way.

About the luggage room, it’s always watched by security cameras and all the bell boy staff know that it is not allowed to pass in without previous authorization.

No doubt that commentaries like yours, make that we realize a major and exhaustive follow-up in order that this type of incidents never return to repeat

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Reviewed April 27, 2013

I stayed in this hotel for two nights during a conference/meeting. The hotel was nice, food was good, and the facilities were very fine. When arriving the room was warm so I put on the airconditioning which made the air very dry. Someone else mentioned wifi was slow, which is true, but there was an option to buy fast Internet so that was sufficient in my opinion.

The rooms were clean and well equipped but old fashioned. Not my kind of decoration, but others might have a different opinion. The room could have used one or two aditional power plugs.

Stayed: April 2013, traveled on business
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MeliaCastilla, Assistant Manager at Melia Castilla, responded to this reviewResponded May 13, 2013

Dear Dirk,

Thank you very much for your nice comments. It’s really good to know that both services as facilities were the expected.

We are very pleased with your opinions and we’ll consider your advice about power plugs.

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Additional Information about Melia Castilla

Address: Calle del Poeta Joan Maragall, 43, 28020 Madrid, Spain
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Location: Spain > Community of Madrid > Madrid
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#14 Family Hotel in Madrid
#19 Business Hotel in Madrid
#29 Romantic Hotel in Madrid
#52 Luxury Hotel in Madrid
Price Range: $153 - $302 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Melia Castilla 4*
Number of rooms: 915
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Melia Castilla is considered one of the most emblematic hotels in Madrid, with an appealing blend of perfectly balanced classic and contemporary styles, where peace and urban life are accomplices to delight our guests.The excellent location, a few minutes from Paseo de la Castellana, 15 minutes from Barajas airport and IFEMA exhibition centre, near Chamartin train station and the Real Madrid Santiago Bernabeu football stadium, makes the Melia Castilla the perfect choice for your visit to Madrid. Complimentary WIFI and 24-hour Gym. ... more   less 
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