"Location, Location, Location. "
It may not be the most opulent of places but the Rober is clean, with all necessary facilities and housed in a magnificent old building, with huge doors, a marble entrance and dark wood. The rooms are basic but with full facilities and if you're lucky to get one facing the Calle de Arenal a balcony with nice views for people watching. It's very accessible from the airport to the Opera metro station and then a literal 1-2 minute walk. However it's all about the location and here's where the Rober stands out, 5 minute walks to the Royal Palace, Sol, Gran Via, Plaza Mayor, Mercardo De San Miguel and a host of other little alleys, plazas, with a multitude of cafes, bars, tapas, restaurants, fast food joints at every turn, with the Prado, Botanical Gardens, Retiro Park and other major attractions all within 10 minutes walk. As mentioned it's not the most opulent place but don't be put off by that, it's functional, friendly, and the location is second to none, allowing plenty of time to explore and work off those churros. Enjoy.
Traveller from Whitstable, Kent.