Calle Goya 79, Madrid, Spain, 28001
- Recommended for:
- Culture vultures, Families with younger children, Foodies, Mature travellers, Singles, Shopping
Expert review of Vincci SoMa
Crisp prime colours against a white backdrop make the SoMa an attractive option for fans of contemporary design. But it’s all aimed at making your stay more comfortable, rather than 'ooh-look-at-me' showing off. It's a good choice if you've stayed in Madrid before and don't need to be in the full-on touristy bits. Here you're mingling with well-heeled locals and are close to the Retiro park and lots of restaurants as well as shops. And if you’re serious about making a few vital purchases, you can book a personal shopper to guide you to the area’s best boutiques.
The SoMa is located on Goya, one of Madrid’s best shopping streets. You will probably need to use the metro to get around, as not everywhere is walking distance – or at least, you might walk there, but need to get some sort of transport back. Taxi fare from the airport is 5-10 euros cheaper than a downtown location.
There are 170 rooms and suites in a striking modern building. If you can stretch to paying a bit extra for one of the eight superior rooms, you get a great sundeck with loungers, a dressing area and free newspapers. All rooms have free WiFi, a choice of pillows and a book and CD menu.
There is a library with books and magazines in different languages.
Breakfast is served in a light-filled space on the first floor, which is also open for lunch and dinner. There is a good range of Mediterranean dishes on offer, and I often have lunch here after a look around the shops. You can just have one thing and a glass of wine if you don't feel like the whole nine yards, which suits me fine.
There is a small gym and you can hire bikes.
Vincci hotels are renowned for their superior level of service.
Mix of business and leisure travellers.
Rates vary a lot. There are often good offers available, including a five per cent discount if you book two adjoining rooms.
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- Calle Goya 79, Madrid, Spain, 28001
- Business Centre, Fitness Centre, High-Speed Internet, Parking, Restaurant, Room Service