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Information & Recommendations for Madrid City Centre Hotels

When you visit the capital of Spain, you expect to find a sprawling city full of people, buildings, cars and businesses. While this is certainly true of Madrid, it also has an abundance of great museums & monuments, theatres, quiet back streets, beautiful squares, traditional tapas bars and quality restaurants. If this is the side of the city you want to see, then you would be ideally suited to a stay in one of the most centrally located hotels.

Where is the Centre of Madrid?

But where is the centre of Madrid exactly? We think most people will agree that the most central point in Madrid is the Puerta del Sol square, and to be even more specific, the point known as Kilometer Zero (Km 0), from whence all of Spain's major highways are measured.

There are certainly many hotels, hostales and apartments located around this central point, and we've even managed to find some accommodation located right in the Puerta del Sol square!

It seems a little redundant to speak of location when all of these accoomodation options are right in the heart of Madrid, but the Moderno is perhaps the closest to the Puerta del Sol, just a few doors away from the square and within 3 minutes walk of the Plaza Mayor also. Air-conditioning and wi-fi, for a great, economic option in the centre of Madrid! More info...

The Hotel Europa is located on the Calle Carmen street, which leads away from the Puerta del Sol towards the north and Gran Via. The address of the hotel is Carmen 4, and again, it is literally just a few doors away from the square, providing another great cntral location, and on a pedestrian street. Many of the rooms have a private balcony - and some even have views of the sqaure - and there is air-conditioning and wi-fi throughout. More info...

The other pedestrian street heading north from Sol is Calle Montera and just a few doors up, at number 6, we can find the Hotel Mirador Puerta del Sol. The hotel offers simple, clean decoration but has some good reviews and provides another economically priced option to stay in this central area. More info...

Just a few doors further up Calle Montera, located at number 22, the Ateneo Puerta del Sol hotel occupies a nicely renovated 18th-century building. There are private balconies overlooking the pedestrian street, and some of the rooms have extra-long beds of over 2 metres, if necessary. More info...

And now we come to the accommodation we have found right on the Puerta del Sol square - the address of the Apartamentos En Sol self-catering apartments is Puerta del Sol 3. There are 1 and 2-bedroom properties in this apartment building, all stylishly decorated to provide modern lodging in the most central location possible, with some of the apartments having a balcony overlooking the square. More info...

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Perhaps one of the most convenient hotels is the Husa Moncloa (Serrano Jover, 1, Madrid, 28015), which is located in one of the most convenient areas of the city (in the heart of the business district, and very close to the shopping area). This four star hotel offers a whole host of advantages, including a great onsite restaurant, serving traditional Mediterranean and international foods, a bar, heated pool, and a sauna. The comfortable, spacious rooms have baths, showers, air conditioning, and a minibar, to name but a few of the extensive amenities. The contemporary design, minimalist look, and timely service make the Husa Moncloa a great destination for the traveller who wants no hassle or fuss on their holiday. All your needs are taken care of at this hotel, the room service is prompt, the cleaners diligent, and the staff friendly. What more could you ask of a hotel in the very heart of one of the busiest, liveliest cities in Spain?

If you want a four star hotel with a bit of a difference, then the Hotel Preciados (Preciados 37, 28013 Madrid) is the perfect choice. It is situated in the cultural, business, and commercial district of the city, and is very convenient to attractions such as the Royal Palace and the Cathedral (Catedral de la Almudena). The building itself was built in 1881, but has now been completely refurbished. It combines 19th-century elegance with 21st-century progress, meaning it offers the best of both worlds: 73 modern rooms alongside old-fashioned architecture that is beautiful on the eye. Whether you're looking for Internet connection, laundry service, or a soundproof room, the Preciados offers all this and more. There is even an executive and non-smoking floor, meeting rooms, and an exclusive floor for female executives.

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Yet another centrally located hotel is the Tryp Alondras (Jose Abascal, 8, Madrid). This hotel is light and roomy, having been designed to reflect light and encourage a bright and minimalist look. The hotel has, amongst other things, a concierge, night porter, limousine service, rental car desk, laundry service, and safety deposit boxes. Perhaps the most striking aspect of the Alondras is the feeling of space and comfort you get in each of their guestrooms. Each room is designed with simplicity and ease of use in mind, and all include a telephone, pay TV, air conditioning, hairdryer, modem access, and trouser press. There is room service available too. There are also lots of local attractions nearby, including the Teatro Espanol, the Teatro Lope de Vega, the Teatro Albeniz, the Teatro La Latina, the Duran Gallery, the Warner Bros Park, and the Reina Sofia Museum to name but a few!

The Villa De La Reina Hotel (Gran Via 22, 28013 Madrid) is a great four-star hotel in the centre of the capital. Along with room service, selected non-smoking rooms, currency exchange, and car rental services, the Villa De La Reina also offers various tours, is close to Gran Via underground, has an assortment of meeting rooms, and has some executive rooms with Internet connection. Check in time is two o'clock in the afternoon, and checkout is at midday. On the premises, visitors can find a cocktail bar, restaurant, bar, lounge, and banqueting facilities. When booking a room at this establishment, it is wise to book in advance, as places fill up fast. There are single rooms, twin rooms, and twin rooms with extra sofa beds available. The prices range, but can start at as little as 45 euros for a single room, rising to 90 euros for a twin room with an extra sofa bed.

Another good option is the NH Zurbano (Zurbano, 79-81, Madrid). It is located near the centre of the city (3km from the city centre), in the Azca commercial area, just one hundred metres from the Paseo de la Castellana and close to Nuevos Ministerios. The nearest tube station is Gregorio Maranont. This stylish hotel ranges from 79 euros per room, and offers some of the most modern and contemporary guestrooms in the city. Each room is complete with all the standard amenities, including a private bath and shower, television, minibar, safe, and complimentary toiletries. If you are travelling to Madrid on business, you will be pleased to know that VIP services, fax and photocopying facilities, parking, and PCs for guests are available for each patron's use. Attractions local to the Zurbano include the Prado Museum, the Reina Sofia Museum, the Thyssen Museum, and Retiro Park.

There are many more hotels in Madrid that cater for the needs of the traveller who wants to stay as near to the action as possible. The ones listed here exemplify the standards that should be upheld in any city centre hotel, whether two stars or four stars, large or small. Ultimately, the hotel you choose should be close to the attractions you are interested in, well priced, and comfortable to stay in - qualities which each of these listed hotels represent for sure.



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