For me, this hotel was all about the location. It is right next to Puerta del Sol and within walking distance of so much. From here we walked the museums (Prado, Reina Sofia), the Royal Palace, and many other beautiful sights. There are plenty of restaurants and shops nearby. I would gladly stay here again, just based on the location.
It is a small hotel, with a small lobby and breakfast area. It is unfortunate (but probably a requirement) that they replaced the original old elevator with a modern one. The old car is still in the lobby and the ironwork from the old elevator was thankfully kept intact.
The room was clean and comfortable. Some have nice balconies overlooking the pedestrian street (ours did not). Our interior room was very quiet.
The bathroom setup was a bit strange. It is enclosed by a partially frosted glass wall, which doesn't offer complete privacy. The toilet, sink and shower were all behind that wall, and open to each other. So again, not much privacy. Having said that, the bathroom was clean and the shower quite modern (overhead shower, handheld, additional body sprays).
A couple of downsides to the room - not the best use of storage space for a small hotel. No hooks. Anywhere. Tables with open space underneath them could be better setup. Also, there were very few outlets, which made charging devices tricky.
Wi-fi was free, but performance was sporadic.
The free breakfast was nice. The cappuccino/latte machine was fantastic! Some of the fruit was very good and fresh, but they had pineapple slices that were past fresh.
The only thing I can't comment on is the overall value. We were here as part of a tour, so I don't know what the room cost was. However, considering the price of the tour and that this was a school tour, I think this hotel is probably an extremely good value.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Hotel Petit Palace Puerta del Sol is a hotel in the Puerta del Sol of Madrid, with an ancient XIX century facade, perfectly combining innovation and tradition. Relax in a comfortable hotel nearby the Puerta del Sol, Madrid, with a large range of services: Free Wifi, press, breakfasts. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Petit Palace Puerta Del Sol Hotel Madrid