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We know this city very well and have stayed at many hotels throughout Madrid. Our first night was a bit rough, as our AC wasn't working properly and the mirror in the bathroom got very hot and made the bathroom extremely uncomfortable. However, they moved...More
We have just stayed at the Catalonia Gran Via in Madrid, it is a very nice modernized hotel with most amenities you could wish for and right in the heart of the main central area of Madrid. If you know Gran Via it is one...More
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Response from granvia_direccion, Director General at Catalonia Gran ViaResponded 16 May 2018
Thank you very much for your comments and for your excellent evaluation of the hotel. Currently you can enjoy air conditioning in all rooms of the hotel, we will check the device of the room where you were staying in case there was a problem....More
It started poorly when reception made us wait at the bar for an hour to get our room. Room was fine.
Roof top pool was a joke. Tiny, no bed chairs, no bar.
We had to call reception to have our room cleaned.
This is a really classy hotel, right on the Gran Via in Madrid. We had a wonderful time, and the service was first-class. I was feeling very ill on the day that we arrived, and they were very gracious and went out of their way...More
Good hotel, not great. Small things like late at night, no bottles of water provided but given first day and no shop to buy water. Gym is a SMALL room. Well situated, no real complaints just not spectacular. Staff was very good.
Expansive plazas, local and foreign crowds, street performers, colorful lights, window shopping, restaurant signs promising the best paella, ham, and churros con chocolate- this is downtown Madrid, a collection of plazas interconnected by a network of side streets. Some of these side streets are wide pedestrian shopping routes, and some are hidden, so it's possible to duck in and out of the bustle as
desired. The iconic Puerta del Sol is the giant crossroads of the city and a must-see attraction at any time of the day. The nearby Plaza Mayor, completely enclosed by historic red buildings, is an ideal place to grab a bite to eat outside, amidst scores of tables and people out for a stroll. Plaza Isabel II (also known as “Opera”) is smaller and a good meeting spot, and the stately Plaza del Oriente is the front yard of the Royal Palace. Centro can be touristy (pickpockets are unfortuately not unheard-of here), crowded, and sometimes gimmicky, but it is also the place to experience classic Madrid.