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- 94%Budget Travelers
- 70%Business Travelers
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- Hotel MediodíaMember ofLocal CultureFoodiesWellness+ 3
This hotel neighbors the Reina Sofia, literally facing the museum where Pablo Picasso’s “Guernica” now calls home. But this hotel could be more, given the strategic location. The lobby reeks of antiquity and not in an cool, vintage inspired way either. And the bedspreads in the room? Drab and dusty. At least it’s close to the art museums and the Atocha station, however. What it iacks in presentation it somewhat recoups in location.Recommended for:
- Hotel MediodíaMember ofLocal CultureBudget TravelersFoodies+ 5
The Hotel Mediodía looks a lot more than a 5 star hotel outside and when you arrive in the reception. The decor is classic and the entire hotel was spotless. The rooms are basic, but have everything that you could need, and the exterior rooms have balconies overlooking the Atocha Train Station or the Reina Sofia museum. The windows are all double glazed so despite the busy location, you can't hear a sound from outside.
The breakfast is continental and is pretty cheap, and the lounge areas are spacious and comfortable. The reception staff were fantastic and the gentleman that I was dealing with was absolutely hilarious! They really went out of their way to help with everything.
If you're staying at the hotel, make sure to take a quick stroll up to the beautiful Retiro Park, just around the corner.Recommended for:
- Hotel Mediodía
Wifi signal was rock solid throughout the hotel - a handy and pleasant surprise given it’s often spotty even in the luxe places. Not really a hotel you’re going to spend a lot of time hanging out in. But there is a lounge - a gorgeous and classically furnished parquet-floor area on the second floor. For a hotel lounge it’s a little on the quiet side (guests seem to wake up, eat breakfast and head out) but if you need somewhere to read or unwind for an hour or two, it’s perfect. Though with no bar on site, you’ll need to bring your own bottle of rioja (I’m sure the friendly staff will rustle you up a pair of glasses if you ask...).
- Hotel Mediodía
Turning the corner and seeing the glorious white Hotel Mediodia, I thought I’d chosen a five star by mistake. It’s an incredibly beautiful old building and wonderfully maintained. The lobby was large, with a stained glass skylight over head. And the woman at the front desk smiled as I arrived and spoke great English. Once I got up to the room, things took on a more two-star aspect. And I don’t mean that as a negative - it is two-star after all! The room was simple and a little plain, but comfortable and clean. Happily, the bathroom was large and included a tub (ask for one - most rooms, but not all, have one). Breakfast is cheap (€4), but keep in mind you’re only getting continental - a croissant, sweet bun, cereal, fruit, juice and a good strong cup of coffee. It’s pretty much what the average Spaniard starts the day with, but if you’ve got some serious museum hours ahead of you, you might need a mid-morning top up. If you do decide to step out for breakfast, go to El Brillante. It’s a famous Madrid café/bar right next door and their churros con chocolate are divine. No gym in the hotel, but if you want to squeeze in a jog, the enormous (and beautiful) Retiro park is right across the road (having said that, it’s also a marvellous spot for a picnic).
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- Guests recommend this hotel for budget travelers.
- Location100% thought it was easy to get to the train station.
- PriceExcellent value for money, said 96%.
- Service88% found the staff to be very friendly.
- Hotel85% thought it was clean.
- Room62% said rooms were small.
- Restaurant62% were unsatisfied with the breakfast.