Review Ateneo Hotel Madrid
The Ateneo Hotel Madrid is a nice, modern hotel, in a central location. From the outside it's a typically Mediterranean building painted in green with compact balconies looking out over the street, and on the inside it has that kind of modern 'Ikea' feel to it. It was originally built in the 1700s, and then renovated by a famous Spanish architect, Ventura Rodriguez. The reception is comfortable and spotless, and there are plenty of tourist information leaflets available.
The Ateneo Hotel Madrid offers a laundry service, internet in reception, breakfast and a wake-up call service.
Facilities For The Disabled
The receptionist told me that the rooms are not specifically adapted for disabled people, but the doorways are plenty wide enough for a wheelchair to enter without problems.
The Ateneo Hotel Madrid has internet available for client use in reception.
The hotel has 38 rooms and all have an en-suite bathroom with a hairdryer, telephone, DSL connection, safe, television, minibar, private AC and room service.
The room I saw had a modern feel, with a parquet floor. The colour scheme is Mediterranean yellows and blues. Rooms on the top floor are in the attic and have charming sloping ceilings. Rooms below have a small balcony, which is a good place to stand and soak up the atmosphere of the bustling street below.
Hotel Location And Facilities
The Ateneo Hotel Madrid is on a street that stretches from Puerta Del Sol and Gran Via. In other words it is in the heart of Madrid and you have many of the high street shops, bars and restaurants on your doorstep. In addition, Gran Via is full of theatres and there are several within easy walking distance.
At the side of the hotel is a bar with an outdoor terrace. You'll see on the wall next to the terrace that there's a large painting. This is a common feature throughout Madrid and more often than not the paintings attempt to imitate reality, for example, you'll see paintings of doors and windows and bricks on the side of a building, to make it look as if there are actually windows where there are not.
On the same street there is also a Cerveceria (beer house), and a shop where you can buy leather bags. Most of the premises along the street do seem to offer tattoos and piercings. You are also 2 minutes walk from the El Corte Ingles department store and supermarket on the Puerta del Sol.
For cashpoints, you can walk to Puerta del Sol and take Calle Arenal, and you'll come to a cashpoint within 5 minutes of leaving the hotel.
The metro is only 1 minute walk away, and many buses also stop in the Puerta del Sol, including the Madrid Vision Tourist bus.
How to get to your hotel from Madrid-Barajas Airport
Public transport options
Via Taxi: A taxi from the airport will be about 30 minutes depending on traffic volume. The following price includes airport supplement and is valid assuming there is no excess baggage (that all baggage fits inside the boot and interior of the taxi).
Taxi Fare: €22.00 - €30.00
Via Metro: You can take various metro routes directly from the airport to arrive at Sol metro, or Gran Via metro near the Ateneo Hotel Madrid. Line number 8 leaves from inside the airport between terminals 1 and 2. The quickest route is given below with the stations where you need to change listed:
Metro: Mar de Cristal (Pink Line, L8) Then change and head for Goya (Brown Line, L4) Then change and head for Sol (Red Line, L2).
Via Bus: You can take a red EMT public bus from the airport to Avenida America. The number bus that takes this route is the 115. From there it's quicker to change to the metro.
Car Parking Near To Ateneo Hotel in Madrid
|Car Park Name||Address||Approximate Walking Distance to Car Park in Meters|
|EMT Vazquez de Mella||Plaza Vazquez de Mella||450 m|
|EMT Jacinto Benavente||Plaza Jacinto Benavente||450 m|
|Garaje Centro||Calle Relatores, 11||550 m|
|Garaje Fermar||Meson de Paños, 11||700 m|
|Garaje Pizarro||Calle de Pizarro, 16||700 m|
|Opera||Cuesta Santo Domingo, 5||700 m|
In A Nutshell
The Ateneo Hotel Madrid is a comfortable and modern hotel in a central location. Staying here means you can immerse yourself in the nightlife, cuisine, shopping and culture that makes the centre so exciting.
Ateneo Hotel Madrid
Calle Montera, 22
28012 Madrid, España.
Metro: Sol (Red Line, L2) or (Yellow Line, L3) or (Light Blue Line, L1) Plus 2 minutes walk. Or Gran Via (Green Line, L5) or (Light Blue Line, L1) Plus 5 minutes walk.