Petit Palace Alcala Torre

Alcala 23, Esq. Virgen Peligros 2, Madrid, Spain, 28014

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Alcala Torre room

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#36 of 40
expert-rated hotels in Madrid
Expert overall rating:4.2 out of 5
Location:
4.8
4.8
Bedrooms:
4.4
4.4
Eating/drinking:
0
N/A
Public areas:
4
4.0
Leisure facilities:
0
N/A
Service:
4.4
4.4
Value for money:
4.3
4.3
Recommended for:
Culture vultures, Families with teenagers, Families with younger children, First-time travellers, Singles, Art, Nightlife, Shopping, Sightseeing

Expert review of Petit Palace Alcala Torre

Contemporary style in landmark 20th-century building.

Petit Palace hotels (part of the High Tech group) are often located in historic buildings. This rather stylish one occupies the La Unión y El Fénix, built in 1928 and originally the headquarters of the eponymous insurance company. It is one of the most recognisable features of the Madrid skyline.

Location: 

The hotel is right by Sevilla metro station, but most places you are likely to want to go are within a radius of a mile or so. It is a few minutes’ away from the shops between the Puerta del Sol and the Gran Vía, or the tapas bars of Plaza de Santa Ana, and about 12 minutes’ walk to the Prado museum.

Bedrooms: 

There are 12 floors, so ask for an outside room on one of the upper storeys for the best views of the city. There are 66 rooms and suites, including family rooms with bunk beds. Executive rooms are bigger and have exercise bikes. Economy rooms are small and don’t have views, but like all rooms have large bathrooms with hydromassage showers. Laptops are provided in all rooms, with free WiFi and cable connection. The beds are comfortable and firm with square and rectangular pillows.

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Public areas: 

A flight of steps greets you as the door from the street slides open, which is not good if you have a lot of luggage. There is an internet corner with several laptops in the lobby. Breakfast is served in a lovely light-filled pavilion-style space on the fifth floor, with fantastic views of the ornate statuary on the rooftops of this part of the city.

Eating and drinking: 

Only breakfast is currently on offer, although in the past the dining room has also been used as both a café in the day and as the more formal El Bilbaíno restaurant in the evening. There is complimentary tea, coffee, juice and water in the lobby. No room service.

Leisure facilities: 

Bikes are available free to guests.

Service: 

Professional and efficient.

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Who stays there: 

Mix of tourists and business people.

Price advice: 

Breakfast costs 16.05 euros but is often included in the room rate.

Pros: 
Great location
Laptops in rooms
Cons: 
Dark corridors
No restaurant
No room service

More information on Petit Palace Alcala Torre :

Price from:
£55
Type:
Hotel
Address:
Alcala 23, Esq. Virgen Peligros 2, Madrid, Spain, 28014
Amenities:
Business Centre, High-Speed Internet, Parking, Pets Allowed
Neighbourhood:
City Centre

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