Ada Palace

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Address: Gran Vía 2, Madrid, 28013, Spain

Star rating:
4 star hotel

4.4

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
4.7
90%
Eating/drinking
4.5
90%
Leisure facilities
n/a
90%
Service
4
90%
Value for money
4.6
90%
Bedrooms
4.3
90%
Public areas
4.4
90%

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.

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.

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.

Amenities

  • Business Centre
  • High-Speed Internet
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service

Recommended for

  • Business travellers
  • Culture vultures
  • Mature travellers
  • Seasoned travellers
  • Nightlife
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing
  • Art

Pros & Cons

  • Views from roof terrace
  • Convenient location
  • No lobby
  • Hefty WiFi charge
  • Small lift
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