As you pass through reception into the lounge, look up and see the beautiful glass ceiling. It is multi-coloured and delicate. The lounge is a serene place to relax.
The hotel has many options to choose from if you want to eat and drink in style. There's a breakfast buffet from 07:00 - 11:00; the Restaurant Le Buffet is open from 13:30 - 15:30; the A la Carte Restaurant Veritas, which offers Mediterranean haute-cuisine is open from 20:30 - 23:00; there's an open-air terrace called La Terraza del Fénix that opens in summer for dinner and has stunning views across the city at night; and the Bar Café del Fénix and piano bar '4 Estaciones' with tapas service and live music that starts at 19:00.
All the restaurants are decorated in a lavish style and you'll feel like Royalty dining in such gorgeous surroundings.
Other facilities include a small gym and spa, parking, laundry service, babysitting, car rental, specially designated customer service staff, hairdressers, massages and 24 hour room service.
The Fenix Gran Hotel Madrid Melia has 8 meeting rooms that are furnished in the same elegant style as the rest of the hotel. They can be used for private meals and banquets for up to 100 guests. The hotel has a range of equipment available including plasma screens, projectors, ceiling-based projection screens, cordless microphones, teleconference, videoconference, broadband connections, and they can supply secretarial services and will cater for coffee breaks and working lunches.
If you need to get some work done in an office environment, there's a business centre with internet access, fax, printing and photocopying facilities.
The Fenix Gran Hotel Madrid Melia has 215 rooms and each has a bathroom with bathrobe, slippers and hair-dryer, Bang & Olufsen TV, 3 phones, internet access, writing desk, CD player, minibar and trouser press.
The decoration incorporates sweeping curtains, and elegant furniture that is similar to old fashioned English styles.
There are superior rooms that have an outside jacuzzi with wooden decking around it and views across the trees, and the hotel also has 16 suites that are larger than standard rooms and they have an additional sitting area. There's also the 'Royal Service Floor' with a private reception area, butler service, pillow menu, private buffet and bar, all for the exclusive use of clients on this floor.
The Fenix Gran Hotel Madrid Melia is in a business-like district of Madrid, close to the Paseo de la Castellana, where some of the largest companies are based. It's close enough for easy access to the hustle and bustle of the Castellana, but tucked back sufficiently that it enjoys peace and quiet.
Downstairs from the hotel is a Hard Rock Café with a nice outdoor terrace filled with trees and plants. In 5 minutes you can walk across the Plaza Colon onto Calle Genova which leads uphill past the metro station. This street is filled with restaurants offering food from all over the world. You'll also find banks, food stores and newsagents along this road.
At the bottom of Calle Genova is the Waxworks Museum which is a popular tourist attraction. From the Plaza Colon, the Paseo del Prado begins, and it leads to the famous Prado and Thyssen-Bornemisza museums. The journey is less than 5 minutes by taxi.
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 Colon metro near the Fenix Gran Hotel Madrid Melia. Line number 8 leaves from inside the airport between terminals 1 and 2. See the quickest route below with the stations where you need to change listed:
Metro: Mar de Cristal (Pink Line, L8) Then change and head for Colon (Brown Line, L4).
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. I would get the metro from there as it's quicker.
The Fenix Gran Hotel is an elegant hotel within easy reach of the business district of Madrid. It is also near enough to the centre for visitors to be able to enjoy the art museums and other attractions. The hotel has excellent facilities for both business travellers and leisure tourists.
Fenix Gran Hotel Madrid Melia
Calle de Hermosilla, 2
28001 Madrid, España.
Metro: Colon (Brown Line, L4) Plus 5 minutes walk.