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Coloso Hotel Madrid
The Coloso Hotel Madrid is in a quiet street just 5 minutes walk from the Plaza España, where you can see some of modern Madrid's most impressive, and tall buildings. The skyscraper nicknamed 'the giraffe' is visible at the end of the street where the Coloso Hotel is situated.

The Bar Area Just Off Reception In The Coloso Hotel Madrid
The Bar Area Just Off Reception In The Coloso Hotel Madrid

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.

Hotel Facilities

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 Building Nicknamed 'The Giraffe' At The End Of The Street
The building nicknamed 'The Giraffe' at the end of the street.

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.

Business Facilities

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.

Hotel Location And Facilities

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).

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 metroMetro: 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:

metroMetro: 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.

Car Parking Near To Exe Hotel El Coloso in Madrid

Car Park Name Address Approximate Walking Distance to Car Park in Meters
Opera Cuesta Santo Domingo, 5 200 m
SABA Plaza de los Mostenses Plaza Mostenses 400 m
EMT Plaza España Plaza de España, 8 350 m
Garaje Reim - Plaza de España Calle de San Bernardino, 4 500 m
Garaje Pizarro Calle de Pizarro, 16 500 m
Garaje Fermar Calle del Meson de Paños, 11 600 m

In A Nutshell

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.

metroMetro: Santo Domingo (Red Line, L2) Plus 2 minutes walk.

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