The Coloso Hotel Madrid has a 1970's appearance from the outside, but inside it is sleek and modern. The reception area is spacious, and to the left there's a small bar and comfortable seating area. The wall next to reception is covered in a mosaic made of stone tiles that depicts a scene of two peasants in a field. The décor is unique and gives the hotel some character.
There's a small and intimate bar that has big comfy sofas next to it - ideal for a relaxing drink at the end of a days sightseeing.
The restaurant is up a flight of stairs and serves an ample breakfast every morning. The restaurant is stylish and has large picture windows that allow for an excellent view out onto the street. An opportunity to do some people watching.
There's also a laundry service, room service, private parking and car rental can be arranged through reception.
The Coloso Hotel Madrid has an area set aside for business people who wish to work. There is also wi-fi internet and a fax service.
The 84 rooms in the Coloso Hotel Madrid either have an exterior view to the street, or an interior view. They have parquet flooring and are painted in fresh creams and pale oranges that gives a re-vitalising feel. Some top floor rooms have sloping ceilings and lovely big skylights that let the sun stream in.
Each room has: AC and CH, satellite TV, minibar, safe and wi-fi internet. There's also room service and you can book a wake-up call.
Immediate facilities on the same street as the Coloso Hotel Madrid include several restaurants and tapas bars. The café directly opposite the hotel does breakfasts. There's a hairdressers and a police station.
It's 2 minutes walk to the nearest metro of Santo Domingo, and the square of Santo Domingo that also has a few bars and restaurants, including a Japanese restaurant. In 4 minutes you can walk to Gran Via, the main road through Madrid that is bursting with theatres, shops, and bars. It's also only 4 minutes walk to Opera square, which boasts the Royal Opera house, and several beautiful buildings, including the Royal Palace 200 metres further on.
If you walk downhill on the hotel's street towards the tall building on the Plaza de España (6 minutes), and then take Calle Princesa for 50 metres, you'll arrive at the Princesa cinema on your left. This cinema plays films in their original language version (VO).
Booking your airport transport online in advance of your trip enables you to travel from Madrid-Barajas airport directly to the door of your hotel.
The online booked transfers listed below are not public transport operated services - which means they continue to run even if there is a public transport strike.
If you don't speak Spanish, and you are unfamiliar with Madrid, arranging your transport in advance will give you peace of mind and save you the trouble of working out the route yourself. You can either book a private transfer or a shared transfer.
Private transfer (online booking only)
A private transfer means that the vehicle that you have will be dedicated for you and your party only. The driver will be waiting for you at your arrivals gate with a sign with your name on it. Your driver will assist you with your luggage and take you to a private air conditioned vehicle to take you directly to your hotel. We have provided a booking link below.
Minibus transfer (online booking only)
A minibus option is cheaper than the private transfer and the vehicle is shared amongst other travellers. Unlike a private transfer the driver will not be waiting for you at the arrivals gate you would need to make your way to a meeting point.
Follow the link below to book either your private transfer or minibus transfer online.
Public transport options
Via Taxi: A taxi from the airport take about 30 minutes and cost €22.00 - €30.00 (including airport supplement), depending on traffic volume, and assuming you haven't got excess baggage (that all baggage fits inside the boot and interior of the taxi).
Via Metro: You can take various metro routes directly from the airport to arrive at Santo Domingo metro near the Coloso Hotel Madrid. Line number 8 leaves from inside the airport between terminals 1 and 2. I've given the quickest route below with the stations where you need to change listed:
Metro: Nuevos Ministerios (Pink Line, L8) Then change and head for Cuatro Caminos (Grey Line, L6, Circular) Then change and head for Santo Domingo (Red Line, L2).
Via Bus: The red EMT public bus from the airport travels as far as Avenida America. The number bus you need to get to Avenida America is the 115. From there it's quicker to change to the metro.
The Coloso Hotel Madrid is a pleasant, no fuss hotel that is excellently situated for access to plenty of entertainment along Gran Via and down towards Plaza España. It has its own parking, which is a big bonus in Madrid if you want to use a car.
Exe Hotel El Coloso
Calle de Leganitos, 13
28013 Madrid, España.
Metro: Santo Domingo (Red Line, L2) Plus 2 minutes walk.