Ada Palace

Gran Vía 2, Madrid, Spain, 28013

Price from: £55

A room at Ada Palace

By Annie Bennett, your Madrid expert

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#29 of 40
expert-rated hotels in Madrid
Expert overall rating:4.4 out of 5
Location:
4.7
4.7
Bedrooms:
4.3
4.3
Eating/drinking:
4.5
4.5
Public areas:
4.4
4.4
Leisure facilities:
0
N/A
Service:
4
4.0
Value for money:
4.6
4.6
Recommended for:
Business travellers, Culture vultures, Mature travellers, Seasoned travellers, Art, Nightlife, Shopping, Sightseeing

Expert review of Ada Palace

The Ada Palace looks like it's been around for ever, even though it only opened in 2009.

It may be unfashionable to say so, but this hotel is all about comfort. The handsome building was one of the first to be constructed on the Gran Vía, 100 years ago.

Location: 

Right at the beginning of the always busy Gran Via, which means it’s handy for the big museums but also just around the corner from den-of-vice Chueca. Easy to get to by metro, bus or cab, without getting snarled up in narrow back streets (of which there are many in downtown Madrid).

Bedrooms: 

The classic décor in the 80 spacious rooms and suites, with striped wallpaper and print bedspreads will be welcomed by those sick to death of minimalist design. There is WiFi, but you have to pay for it.

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Public areas: 

No lobby to speak of, just a tiny reception area, but the top floor bar, restaurant and terrace more than make up for that.

Eating and drinking: 

Breakfast is served either in the lovely light-filled Ágora restaurant on the sixth floor or on the fabulous terrace outside, with tremendous views of the city. This is a great spot for a lavish lunch, whether you’re staying here or not, believe me.

Service: 

Formal and a bit old-fashioned.

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Who stays there: 

Mostly tourists.

Price advice: 

Presumably because it is new and is slowly building up a clientele, there are some astonishingly good rates available for the standard of the hotel. Breakfast is 15.20 euros, but deals are usually available to add breakfast for 4-8 euros per person. WiFi is a whopping 17 euros for 24 hours.

Pros: 
Views from roof terrace
Convenient location
Cons: 
No lobby
Hefty WiFi charge
Small lift

More information on Ada Palace:

Price from:
£55
Type:
Hotel
Address:
Gran Vía 2, Madrid, Spain, 28013
Amenities:
Business Centre, High-Speed Internet, Restaurant, Room Service
Neighbourhood:
Gran Via

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