The Hotel Europa Madrid is in one of the best locations in terms of shops, bars and restaurants. It's just a few metres from the central square of Puerta del Sol, on a pedestrianised street that is a shopaholics dream. Its entrance isn't elaborate, but if you raise your eyes to the rest of the building from the outside, you'll see that it is an attractive classical style building, painted in a refreshing beige colour.
The Hotel Europa Madrid offers a laundry service, fax, arrangement of car rental and sightseeing tours, and parking. There's lift access to all floors.
There are two rooms available that have been specially adapted for disabled people. They have wider baths, hand rails and lower surface areas for easier access.
The rooms come with en-suite bathroom and hair-dryer, radio-TV with international channels, direct dial phone, safe and room service is available. There's also AC and CH. There are 103 rooms altogether and exterior rooms have a view over the Puerta del Sol.
The room I saw had a modern feel, and a parquet floor. The colour scheme was cream and red.
If you like shopping and eating, you'll be happy in the Hotel Europa Madrid. Right opposite is a Ben and Jerry's Ice-Cream Parlour, and the street outside is jam-packed full of clothes shops. Real Madrid fans will be pleased to learn that there's an official Real Madrid shop opposite too.
There are quite a few cafes and coffee bars on the same street, and the big department store El Corte Ingles, is about 30 metres away. For cashpoints, you can walk to Puerta del Sol and take Calle Arenal, and you'll come to a cashpoint within 5 minutes of leaving the hotel.
The metro is only 1 minute walk away, and many buses also stop in the Puerta del Sol, including the Madrid Vision Tourist bus.
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 Sol metro near the Hotel Europa 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 Goya (Brown Line, L4) Then change and head for Sol (Red Line, L2).
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 Parking Near To Hotel Europa in Madrid
|Car Park Name||Address||Approximate Walking Distance to Car Park in Meters|
|EMT Jacinto Benavente||Plaza Jacinto Benavente||400 m|
|Garaje Centro||Calle Relatores, 11||500 m|
|EMT Vazquez de Mella||Plaza Vazquez de Mella||700 m|
|Garaje Fermar||Meson de Paños, 11||700 m|
|Opera||Cuesta Santo Domingo, 5||750 m|
The Hotel Europa Madrid is in one of the best locations if you want shops, bars and nightlife on your doorstep. It's an excellent place to base yourself if you want to see the heart of Madrid.
Hotel Europa Madrid
28013 Madrid, España.
Metro: Sol (Red Line, L2) or (Yellow Line, L3) or (Light Blue Line, L1) Plus 1 minute walk.