The Hotel Colon Madrid has an interesting feature in the form of several stained glass windows in a mosaic style. Consequently the lobby is filled with criss-crossing beams of multi-coloured light. The windows are also in the lounges, café and restaurant. The design was done by the artist Manuel Ortega who is also responsible for the glasswork in the famous Almudena cathedral in Madrid.
The hotel is colourful and has ample lounge space either side of the entrance with lots of sofas. It's a serene place to relax. Another nice feature of this hotel is its little terrace garden tucked away at the rear of the hotel. It's a small oasis amongst the tall buildings of the area.
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The Hotel Colon Madrid has a gym with good views out across the street, there's also a sauna, UVA sun lounge, hairdressers, private parking for clients, car rental service, a laundry service, room service, wake-up call option, and the terrace garden, where you can sit in the shade of the trees and plants.
The hotel has its own café that can be entered either from the street or through reception. Next to that is one of the 3 restaurants. The restaurants offer a set menu, a buffet service or an A la Carte selection.
The hotel also offers a shuttle service to the airport, and in reception you can book excursion to see other towns in the Community of Madrid.
The Hotel Colon Madrid has 14 meeting rooms, the largest of which is 270 m2 and can hold up to 350 people. The rooms can be arranged to cater for a wide variety of events including, meetings, banquets, weddings and other celebrations.
They offer hire of projectors, translation service, photocopying service, podiums, screens, hostesses, stenographer, sound system, notice boards, multi-lingual secretary and video conference equipment. They can also cater for working lunches, business meals, cocktail evening and coffee breaks.
There are 359 rooms and they all have an exterior view, either to the wide tree-lined main road or to the terrace garden and buildings opposite. Each room has an en-suite bathroom with hairdryer, telephone, interactive satellite TV with private pay channels, safe, CH and AC, minibar and internet connection. Most of the rooms have a terrace and have wi-fi available.
The rooms are furnished in a modern style and many have large abstract art paintings on the wall.
The main road past the hotel is lined with tall buildings that are set back behind trees. If you head up the hill for 2 minutes and then cross the road you'll see 2 restaurants. If you go up the hill and turn right into the street just before the metro station, there's a Hollywood diner and an authentic tapas bar. There's also a post box here.
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 25 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 Sainz de Baranda metro, near the Hotel Colon 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: Mar de Cristal (Pink Line, L8) Then change and head for Principe de Vergara (Brown Line, L4). Then change for Sainz de Baranda (Purple Line, L9).
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 to change to the metro.
Car Parking Near To Hotel Colon in Madrid
|Car Park Name||Address||Approximate Walking Distance to Car Park in Meters|
|DM Cavanilles||Calle Cavanilles, n 49||1000 m|
The Hotel Colon Madrid has an unusual and colourful design which gives it a relaxing feel. A nice feature is its terrace garden, and it has a good choice of restaurants. Its meeting rooms and audio-visual equipment make it a good choice for business travellers too.
Ayre Gran Hotel Colón Edificio Europa
Calle del Pez Volador, 1
28007 Madrid, España.
Metro: Sainz de Baranda (Purple Line, L9) or (Grey Line, Circular, L6) Plus 1 minute walk.