Chic&basic Atocha

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Address: Calle Atocha 113, Madrid, 28012, Spain

Star rating:
1 star hotel

4.5

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
4.4
90%
Eating/drinking
3.8
90%
Leisure facilities
n/a
90%
Service
4.5
90%
Value for money
4.8
90%
Bedrooms
4.4
90%
Public areas
4.2
90%

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.

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.

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.

Amenities

  • High-Speed Internet

Recommended for

  • Backpackers / Students
  • Culture vultures
  • Seasoned travellers
  • Singles
  • Nightlife
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing

Pros & Cons

  • Chic design
  • Great value
  • Free refreshments
  • No room service or restaurant
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