Chic&basic Atocha

Calle Atocha 113, Madrid, Spain, 28012

Price from: £40

A room at Chic&basic Atocha

By Annie Bennett, your Madrid expert

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#27 of 40
expert-rated hotels in Madrid
Expert overall rating:4.5 out of 5
Location:
4.4
4.4
Bedrooms:
4.4
4.4
Eating/drinking:
3.8
3.8
Public areas:
4.2
4.2
Leisure facilities:
0
N/A
Service:
4.5
4.5
Value for money:
4.8
4.8
Recommended for:
Backpackers / Students, Culture vultures, Seasoned travellers, Singles, Nightlife, Shopping, Sightseeing

Expert review of Chic&basic Atocha

Cool design with mod cons and no nonsense in Madrid.

Great design doesn’t have to mean astronomical prices. I stayed here a few months ago and can’t think of any drawbacks. It had everything I needed, with no unnecessary frills. Don't be put off by the one-star rating - chic&basic hotels just don't fit the rather outmoded Spanish classification system.

Location: 

Right by the Reina Sofia museum and Atocha train and metro station, and close to the bars of the Santa Ana area. I walked everywhere during my stay.

Bedrooms: 

The 36 rooms (one suitable for disabled guests) are brilliant white with a splash of vivid red or lime green here and there, with great beds and showers, and free WiFi. What more do you want? One thing I really like about chic&basic hotels is that they always have firm as well as fluffy pillows, making it comfortable to sit on the bed and read or work.

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Public areas: 

The roof terrace has great views across the old town, and has a sundeck with loungers and a shower for cooling off. There are computers in the lobby if you don’t have yours with you.

Eating and drinking: 

The ‘help yourself’ area in the lobby means you can make yourself a cup of tea or coffee, get some water, or grab a snack whenever you fancy – at no extra charge. How great is that in a hotel where you’re not paying an arm and a leg to stay there? Breakfast - consisting of a croissant, apple and juice, or something similar – is left hanging on your door in a bag for when you happen to get up and is included in the room rate.

Service: 

The young friendly staff are helpful and professional.

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Who stays there: 

Laidback people who don't like stuffy formality.

Price advice: 

Being able to help yourself to tea, coffee and snacks saves you around five euros a day, as does having breakfast included.

Pros: 
Chic design
Great value
Free refreshments
Cons: 
No room service or restaurant

More information on Chic&basic Atocha:

Price from:
£40
Type:
Hotel
Address:
Calle Atocha 113, Madrid, Spain, 28012
Amenities:
High-Speed Internet
Neighbourhood:
Barrio de Las Letras/Atocha

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