The hotel has a businesslike air to it, although I noticed a balance of business and pleasure travellers. The staff were friendly and knowledgeable about the local area, and there were several tourist information leaflets available in reception.
The Convencion Hotel Madrid offers car rental, laundry service, room service until 02:00, and it has a disco, café, restaurant and bar. The hotel has its own shopping centre. There's no need to leave the premises. But if you do want to venture out, they also have a pre-bookable limousine service.
The Convencion Hotel Madrid has 13 meeting rooms, the largest of which is 800 square meters.
The hotel also provides: computer, photocopying, fax, audio equipment, flip charts, translation services, secretaries, podiums, screens, projectors, hostesses, stenographer and blackboards. In addition they'll cater for group or business events with anything ranging from coffees to business meals.
There's a Business Centre with office facilities at your disposal as well.
There are 5 rooms prepared especially for disabled access.
There are 790 rooms, and each room has: en-suite bathroom, AC and CH, telephone, internet connection (in some rooms), interactive satellite TV, video games, minibar, safe, and a hairdryer and extra phone in the bathroom.
The rooms are cosy and have homely touches like frilly curtains and colourful patterned bed-spreads.
The metro is 5 minutes walk away. You're near to the well-known street of Goya. Here you'll find banks, bars and cafes with terraces and lots of clothes and shoe shops. This district is known as Salamanca and is famed for its collection of exclusive boutiques.
If you continue along O'Donnell street for 10 minutes you'll reach Retiro Park, which is a place to go and relax either under a tree or in one of the numerous café bars.
If you are arriving by car, you'll find the hotel easily as it is only a few minutes away from the M30 ring-road.
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 will be about 20 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 O'Donnell metro, near the Convencion 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: Nuevos Ministerios (Pink Line, L8) Then change and head for O'Donnell (Grey Line, Circular, L6).
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 faster and easier to change to the metro.
The Convencion Hotel Madrid has a wide range of facilities to please everyone from business travellers to holiday-makers. It is within easy reach of Madrid's famous Retiro Park and some of the most exclusive shopping in Madrid.
Hotel Novotel Madrid Center
Calle O'Donnell, 53
28009 Madrid, España.
Metro: O'Donnell (Grey Line, Circular, L6) Plus 5 minutes walk.