Gala

Costanilla de los Angeles 15, 2nd floor, Plaza de Santo Domingo, Madrid, Spain, 28013

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Gala bedroom

By Annie Bennett, your Madrid expert

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#15 of 40
expert-rated hotels in Madrid
Expert overall rating:4.6 out of 5
Location:
4.7
4.7
Bedrooms:
4.6
4.6
Eating/drinking:
0
N/A
Public areas:
4.6
4.6
Leisure facilities:
0
N/A
Service:
4.7
4.7
Value for money:
4.8
4.8
Recommended for:
Culture vultures, First-time travellers, Seasoned travellers, Singles, Nightlife, Shopping, Sightseeing, Trendiness

Best for On a budget - Expert review of Gala

Incredibly stylish with a laidback vibe – at a budget price.

Opened in June 2010, the Gala is a great example of the new wave of no-frills, low-key designer hotels in Madrid. Owners Jaime and Almudena have clearly put a lot of thought – not to mention flair for design - into creating a contemporary, comfortable environment. When you see and stay in as many hotels as I do, it’s a real breath of fresh air to come across somewhere like this.

Location: 

It’s on the second floor (with lift) of a 19th-century building right in downtown Madrid, a stone’s throw from Santo Domingo metro station. The Gran Vía and Puerta del Sol are a couple of minutes’ walk away.

Bedrooms: 

The 22 rooms are all different and done out in soothing grey tones, and black and white geometric patterns, with wooden floors. 212 is the biggest, a junior suite with a leather sofa.There is free WiFi, air-conditioning and bathrooms have hydromassage showers. Irons and ironing boards are available too. Several rooms are triple bed arrangements.

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Public areas: 

There's a pleasant reception and lounge area.

Eating and drinking: 

There are coffee and soft drinks machines in the lounge area. Breakfast is not available, but there are dozens of cafés in the immediate vicinity.

Service: 

You deal with real people rather than ‘staff’. Quite a luxury these days.

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Who stays there: 

This is the kind of place regular visitors to Madrid really love.

Price advice: 

Free WiFi.

Pros: 
Well designed
Central location
Good value
Cons: 
No breakfast
Some corridor noise

More information on Gala:

Price from:
£33
Type:
Hotel
Address:
Costanilla de los Angeles 15, 2nd floor, Plaza de Santo Domingo, Madrid, Spain, 28013
Amenities:
High-Speed Internet
Neighbourhood:
Gran Via/Opera

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