High Tech Petit Palace Arenal
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- High Tech Petit Palace ArenalJul 04, 2012
Truth be told, at first I wasn’t head over heels about this place. Owing to the very old (albeit very beautiful) building, it all felt a bit cramped. The lobby is a squeeze, and the interior-facing room was also on the tight side. And the decor felt like it needed a reboot. But what saves the day is the location. Having Calle del Arenal on your doorstep is what a holiday in Madrid should be all about. The iconic pedestrian-only street is teeming with Spanish life - a steady stream of buskers, performance artists and shoppers. And the hotel is just moments by foot from all the major sites. Just a word of warning, if you request an exterior room (or a hi-tech room with a laptop for that matter), the hotel can’t confirm you’ll get it until the day of your arrival (nor can you pay more to secure it, the different room configurations cost the same). So, if you’re willing to chance your arm on the kind of room you’ll end up with, and what you’re after is a not-expensive, not-expansive but phenomenally-located hotel, then look no further. A little tip: Be sure to drink a glass of vermouth at Taberna Real, just down on the corner by Ópera. It’s an age-old Madrilenian tavern with classically curt and efficient waiters and great local dishes. And, though it’s popular with the tourists, plenty of true-blue Spaniards are also regulars. Almost forgot - the other saving grace here is the massage shower in the bathrooms - it’s akin to standing in a car wash! (...that’s a good thing).
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- LocationNear to public transport, according to 100%.
- PriceExcellent value for money, said 100%.
- Internet100% thought it was a great value.
- Service95% found the staff to be very friendly.
- Hotel93% thought it was clean.
- Food91% found the breakfast to be wonderful.