My wife and I have stayed here twice a year for the past 5 or 6 years mainly because of the convenient location inside the Chamartin train station. The hotel decor used to be a bit drab but has recently had a complete renovation -- when Weare was added to the name earlier this year -- and now the rooms, and especially the bathrooms, are much more pleasing and modern. Still I would not rate it a 4 star hotel, rather a very good 3 star with good service, attractive location and price.
Elevator service is excellent. Instead of calling for the elevator with an up or down button, you key in the number of the floor you are going to and the screen indicates which of 4 elevators will take you there. When it arrives you simply enter and it takes you there. No stops on the way. No other passengers. Fast and efficient. I don't know why other hotels have not adopted this system.
The hotel was nice and in very good condition, it is not located near the city centre and the metro station is located about five blocks away, but you get a better hotel at a good price in exchange of being near to the centre. Rooms were very comfortable and staff was very helpful . The only minor issue was the shower, it is not very comfortable.
Nice location next to the train station. Since there is a train that goes directly from airport terminal 4 to the Chamartin train station (about a 15 min ride) for 2.60 euros, it is a good way to avoid a 30 euro taxi.
Stayed 6 days and the hotel was very handy if on business in the north of Madrid. Also very closed to Hospital Ramon y Cajal if you are visiting family If you live far from Madrid.
Breakfast is very good and wifi is OK specially if you need to be on-line and work remotely.
We spent 2 nights at Don Pio in Madrid and it was perfect. The staff was extremely nice and helpful. The hotel is very elegant - but not stuffy. It is a charming hotel with lots of wood and light. Our room was very comfortable and clean. The location is perfect because there is a bus stop out front and a metro stop across the street. On the suggestion from one of their nice desk clerks, we took the bus all the way down to Puerta del Sol so we had a nice tour of the city on the way. They have a small bar in the hotel and it was really relaxing to stop in and have a drink when we got back each night.
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The elegant; warm charming 4 star hotel was built in 1999 and is managed by the owner. With a typical Spanish style; the main …More
In northern Madrid, Chamartín train station is the second-largest after Atocha. This is mainly a business district although the residential area south of it contains plush low-rise apartment blocks and houses. At the circular Plaza de Castilla, next to the bus station, loom the two iconic black leaning towers called the Puerta de Europa.
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