Holiday Inn Madrid – Piramides, a Hotel Review
At Madrid we stayed 2 nights at Holiday Inn Madrid – Piramides. The word that immediately comes to mind to define my stay there is: Comfortable. We arrived here from Toledo, while the whole journey of 74kms in less than an hour was smooth it took almost an hour to enter the city because of the evening rush hour traffic. For the four of us we had two adjoining rooms connected by two doors. The rooms well furnished and bathrooms equipped with sufficient basic toiletries, not the luxury kind though. The furnishings looked fresh and clean. The night should be comfortable I thought, after all we would be only sleeping here, after loitering around in the city whole day.
Their breakfast spread was very good! It was free; the charges were included in the costs charged. Else breakfast there is charged 15 euros. The hotel seemed quite full and there was good rush at the break fast hall. Staff there was on their toes catering to every inmate’s choice, particularly the different choices of kids. Can’t really crib, but can always suggest that they increase the staff depending on the number of people staying at a time in the hotel. On lean days less staff might seem fine.
The best part was free uninterrupted strong Wifi!
The location is convenient. It is 2.1km from Madrid Palace. The metro station is very close almost at its door step one can say.
At the reception, the staff had “mind my own business” kind of attitude. No pleasantries at all. That made me wonder if they were trained staff or not, probably they didn’t understand English. After a couple of queries they fished out some tourist guide maps and metro route maps.
The big minus of Holiday Inn Madrid – Piramides was the huge parking cost for 2 nights. It was 18 euros per night, more than the ticket price to some of the heritage monuments there. Parking spots are hard to find in Madrid City.
Stayed in May 2015, purpose of stay – tourism. We had good restful nights there.