Hotels in Madrid: Melía Castilla

Melía Castilla Hotel

5 Stars

C/ Capitán Haya, 43

28020 Madrid

Tel: +34 91 567 5000

Metro: Cuzco

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by Justine Bayod Espoz

Hotel Melia Castilla

Nestled in the heart of Madrid’s primary financial district, the
Melía Castilla is an excellent choice for business travelers. Although it is not in the historic center of
the city, it is in an area with lots of restaurants and stores and with great
access to public transportation. Puerta del Sol, Madrid’s
historic kilometer zero, is only about a 25 minute metro or bus ride away. Football/soccer junkies will be happy to know
that the hotel is also within walking distance from the Real Madrid’s Santiago
Bernabeu stadium.

This enormous, ultra-modern hotel has 916 rooms, a swimming
pool, several stores, a hairdresser, laundromat, car rental service, business
center, and 235 space parking lot. The
Melía Castilla is also known as one of Europe’s
most modern convention centers. It has
4,000 square meters of floor space divided into 23 conference areas and an
auditorium that seats 511 people. The
hotel also offers a buffet for breakfast, a restaurant, café and three
bars. Rooms run between 169 and 239
euros per night.

Madrid Hotels: Wellington Hotel – Accomodation of the Rich and Famous

Wellington Hotel

5 Star

Velazquez, 8

28001 Madrid

T +34 915 754 400

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Metro: Retiro

 

by Justine Bayod Espoz

Wellington Hotel

Located in the same prestigious neighborhood and even the same street as
the Adler Hotel, the Wellington Hotel is nonetheless a few blocks closer to all
of Madrid’s tourist attractions, and a short,
pleasant walk away from the Retiro
Park
and Puerta de
Alcalá.

The beautiful building that houses the Wellington was built in 1952 with the sole
purpose of serving as a luxury hotel.
And serve its purpose it has, hosting the likes of Grace Kelly, Graham
Greene, Ernest Hemingway, Severo Ochoa, the Dukes of Wellington and the Spanish
royal family. The hotel has 261 rooms, 5
suites and 2 presidential suites, all of which have tailored, linen bed sheets
and high, elegant ceilings.

The Wellington
offers its patrons a business center, equipped with computers, high speed
Internet and laser printers, outdoor pool and Jacuzzi, in-room massage
services, in-house laundry service and a hairdresser. The hotel also has a piano bar and English
bar, and three restaurants: La Llave de Oro, for casual dining, Goizeko, which
serves Basque haute cuisine, and Kabuki Wellington, specializing in sushi.