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In the heart of Madrid
Hotel PARIS, sited in Calle Alcala number 2, is a wonderful two stars hotel (in fact it deserves the category of 3 stars but the owner does not want to pay too much taxes!). It is situated in the central Square Puerta del Sol, the heart of Madrid, occupying the soil of an ancient monastery. A double room cost about 60 euros. There are several relatively cheap pensions around the street closed by. Hostal GALICIA, in Gran Via, besides the building Telefonica, is a cheaper choice and is located on a fifth floor. Hostal ITALIA, behind the GALICIA, on a second floor, is familiar but more expensive. Hostal METROPOL, in front of GALICIA, in Calle Montera, besides the building with the McDonald’s, is much cheaper but much worse. A pleasant three stars hotel next door to the same McDonald’s, is the hotel TRYP GRAN VIA, were stayed the American writer and Nobel Prize Ernest Hemingway writing his chronicles during our Civil War. There are also several youth hostels for backpackers.
Unique Quality: Good staff, especially the night reception men.
Great Location in Madrid
LOCATION IS FANTASTIC, two minute walk from the Sol Metro and within minutes of loads of restaurants and bars. The hotel is dated in a charming and lovely kind of way with antiques on dressers along the sides of the wide staircase. The bedroom and bathroom are both of a great size.
The only possible downside being that it can be noisy (depending on your room, we were 2nd floor) due to its great location right in the centre of things but as the whole point of going to Madrid is to experience the Madrid late nights (which come as standard) and the Madrid way of life, you will be totally fine.
We struggled getting to sleep the first night but that was due to late flight and heading to bed early. All other nights we just did the same as the people of Madrid and went out for dinner at 10pm (any earlier and the restaurants are empty anyway) so ended up home in the early hours when sleep came easy.
Breakfast is served 7am-11am. We wandered down at 10.45am every morning, ate breakfast and then walked to the parks, palace, museums, shops etc before back to bed at 6 for a quick siesta and then out again. If that is your plan too than definitely book here!
My boyfriend booked this and I admit that I was doubtful with it only having 2 stars but it was great and better than lots of others I have stayed in. Everything is within walking distance of the hotel doorstep and I felt totaly safe at night walking on the surrounding streets so no need for taxis, metro or buses. We just strolled back to the hotel soaking up the fun atmosphere.
Directions: It is the hotel under the huge neon advertising sign 'Tio Pepe?' so you can't miss it when you get to the square.
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