The Hotel Catalonia Gran Vía Madrid has the fortune to be situated directly opposite the famous Museo Chicote cocktail bar at the quieter end of the Gran Via road. The hotel was extended and renovated in 2000, although it still maintains its original façade from 1917. Inside it has a modern feel, complemented by some well placed paintings on the walls. As part of the hotel, there's the quaint café Pedrera, and also a jewellery shop.
There's one room that is specially designed for disabled access. All rooms have room service available, and you can arrange for a babysitting service. The hotel offers a massage service which can be taken either in the gym area or in your room. There's also the option to arrange for a hairdresser. In the area behind reception, there's a communal computer with internet access.
There are parking facilities, which are essential if you're in Madrid with a car. Inside the hotel there's a small fitness centre where you'll find a few exercise machines, together with a small sauna and showers. Behind a screen there's a separate area with a small Jacuzzi.
In the La Pedrera restaurant, both Catalonian and international dishes are available, and next door to the restaurant is the coffee-bar, which has a lovely cosy feel.
You can smoke in the café, and there are several rooms set aside for smokers in the hotel.
There is disabled access throughout the hotel in the form of ramps and lifts. However only one room is specially designed for the disabled visitor.
The hotel Catalonia Gran Vía Madrid is well equipped for business guests. It has 4 meeting rooms that come with screens, projector, sound systems and a translation service and stewardesses on hand. There's wi-fi internet available throughout the entire hotel.
There's a choice of several menus for business conferences, whether you're looking for coffee to be served, or a full sit down 3 course meal.
The rooms are modern, colourful and well equipped. There are 185 rooms and each room has a safety deposit box, air-conditioning, heating, interactive satellite TV with pay-per-view movies, Canal +, piped music, radio, telephone, mini bar, and the bathrooms are marble with a hair dryer provided. They are all well sound-proofed and virtually no noise from the road outside enters.
The Junior Suite also has a sitting area with comfy chairs, and the bath is a hydro-massage bath. Depending on where in the hotel you're located, it is possible to get a Junior Suite with its own private terrace with a fabulous view of the rooftops and its own outdoor sunken bath. There's another room that has its own Japanese style garden too.
The hotel Catalonia Gran Vía Madrid is in the central district of Madrid, within walking distance of hundreds of shops, bars, restaurants and many attractions. The metro is within a minute's walk, and the nearest metro is Gran Via.
Over the road there is a small café, a pharmacy and there are several cash points within 100 metres. It's a good location because you are on the main road of Gran Via, but at the quieter end, so you can benefit from relative peace and quiet (for saying you're in the centre of Madrid), and if you want a more hectic atmosphere, you only have to walk 5 minutes up the 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 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 Gran Via metro near the Hotel Catalonia Gran Vía 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: Mar de Cristal (Pink Line, L8) Then change and head for Diego de Leon (Brown Line, L4) Then change and head for Gran Via (Green Line, L5).
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 parks near Hotel Catalonia Gran Vía Madrid (Hotel Catalonia Gran Vía Madrid)
|Car Park Name||Address||Approximate Walking Distance to Car Park in Meters|
|EMT Vázquez de Mella||Plaza Vázquez de Mella||200 m|
The hotel Catalonia Gran Vía Madrid is in an excellent location if you want to be part of the action. It caters well for tourists and business people, and benefits from its own restaurant and café bar, that has real character.
Catalonia Gran Vía
Calle Gran Vía, 7-9
28013 Madrid, España.
Metro: Gran Via (Green Line, L5) or (Light Blue Line, L1) Plus 5 minutes walk.