I just did not like Madrid too much. It's a big city and people don't seem to be foreigner friendly. They would barely give you any time to give directions. The hotel staff were very helpful and professioal though.
If you have to go to Madrid and are looking for a reasonably priced hotel and central location, I do recommend this hotel highly.
Whenever I'm staying in Madrid, I choose this NH Hotel within easy walking distance to/from Atocha Station and the Yellow Airport Bus. Not only is it convenient for walking to my favorite museums, it's close to great restaurants and other attractions that continue to draw me to Madrid and Spain. Madrid is always my rail/air transportation hub for the country. NH is always tops in every way; NH hotels in other cities live up to their outstanding reputation, too.
We had a very enjoyable stay at the Petite Palace Lealtad. The area was quiet and the bed comfortable. The bathroom was located as you walked in the door, however this did not bother us and the water was hot and shower was good. I would recommend that you consider taking the breakfast option as it is about a 10 minute walk to the nearest Cafes and Restaurants. We found the breakfast good, comprising of fruit, cold meats and cheeses, breads and pastries. Scrambled eggs were available and eggs done other ways were available upon request. Reception staff had good English and were very helpful and knowledgable.
Staff were welcoming and helpful. There was a decent selection for breakfast although the bacon was often very burnt (only negative).
It was nice to have use of the sauna and the spa area is small but stylish. The pool was slightly cooler than we would have liked but that was made up for by the sauna.
We had a 3rd floor business room with a small balcony. Not big enough to sit out on but useful to check the weather before heading out or just people watching.
Overall very nice hotel close to all the main attractions and in a safe and quiet road.
Traveller from London
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This was a great find through Expedia. Lovely 5 star hotel, not far from the centre of Madrid. The staff were very welcoming and helpful. The hotel is smart and stylish, and the room was very clean. They had nice little touches like bottles of water and little cakes in the room every night for our return from dinner/drinks. .
Beautifully situated across the street from Retiro Park and about a 15 minute walk from Atocha Station. Hotel staff were helpful and friendly. Bar area could be more inviting and having tapas in the late afternoon would be great.
Next to the broad, tree-lined Paseo del Prado, the new extension at the world-class Prado museum is an architectural triumph. The well laid-out Botanical Gardens opposite the entrance are worth a wander and behind them lies Madrid’s green sanctuary, the Retiro park. Boat on the lake, stroll through the fragrant rose garden, and watch the terrapins sunbathe by the delicate Palacio de Cristal.
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