Posted Dec 17, 2016
This hotel is conveniently located for Metro stations, being no more than a 10 minute easy walk from one of two that are nearby.
Being a capital city, Madrid has lots of road traffic. However, unlike other capitals (e.g. Rome), pedestrians are considered a priority here with ample well-timed crossings and large pedestrianised spaces. This hotel is within easy walking distance of major tourist attractions.
There is a small but modern lift and the overall decor of the hotel is clean and modern. The room was spacious, clean and properly serviced each day. My room opened out into a private balcony with a view of the main road below. There was plenty of natural light.The air-conditioning worked well although my stay was in December when the ambient temperature is comfortable anyway. The flat-panel TV worked fine. This showed terrestrial digital channels and included the one English-speaking channel, CNN.
The bathroom was not pristine but it did not feel unclean. There was a bath with a shower and the adjustable shower head was on a flexible hose for ease of use. Hot water was always available though probably because of particularly variable relative hot and cold water pressure, my shower could go up/down in temperature very suddenly. Not a serious problem but not ideal either.
Sound-proofing was acceptable although it's a fact of life that there will be selfish guests staying in the hotel who feel compelled to slam rather than close their door!
Overall, a good hotel.