Suite Alhambra

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Address: Calle Espoz y Mina 8, Madrid, 28012, Spain

Star rating:

4

Surprisingly smart small hotel in a great location.

The Suite Alhambra opened in April 2009 and occupies the second floor (there is a lift) of a former royal residence. Technically it’s a hostal (in Spanish), rather than a hotel, but that just means it has basic facilities, rather than being a hostel. And it’s not that basic either, with everything you are likely to need.

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

Location

Between the Puerta del Sol and Plaza Santa Ana, this is seriously central - which can also mean noisy. You’ve got shops, bars, restaurants and museums in easy walking distance. Nearest metro station is Sol.

Bedrooms

There are 30 rooms, including five suites. It’s all sharp style in black, white and grey, with marble bathrooms with showers. Some have balconies. With WiFi, air-conditioning, flat-screen televisions, hairdryers and mini-bars, you feel like you’re in a posh hotel rather than a hostal. The suites – more junior suites really – have sofas, tables and chairs. All rooms are non-smoking. There are some noise issues, both from the street and the corridor.

Public areas

Pleasant reception area with a computer for guests to use.

Eating and drinking

Breakfast is served in a nearby café. There is no restaurant on site.

Service

Reception staff speak reasonable English.

Who stays there

In-the-know tourists.

Price advice

Rates, including breakfast, can be on the steep side, as you can often get a four-star hotel for a similar price. Free WiFi.

Amenities

  • High-Speed Internet

Recommended for

  • Culture vultures
  • Seasoned travellers
  • Singles
  • Stag / hen parties
  • Nightlife
  • Shopping
  • Sightseeing

Pros & Cons

  • A bit different
  • Central
  • Stylish
  • Bit pricey
  • Noisy street
  • No ground floor reception
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