The Hotel Ingles Madrid is in a quiet residential street filled with multicoloured buildings with flowers tumbling over their balconies. It's also only 100 metres to the official centre of Madrid, where you'll find shops and bars a plenty.
The hotel has incorporated various features to give it an English feel (as per its name, 'ingles' means English). There's an old fashioned model ship in the window as you enter, and the décor is reminiscent of an Olde Worlde English hotel. It originally opened in 1853.
The lobby and reception area are decorated in creams and browns. There is a good supply of English language guides to Madrid, and the receptionist is also helpful and knowledgeable.
The hotel has a café-bar, lounge with TV, its own parking, car rental and a laundry service. There's also a gym and a room to practice karate - if you should feel the need.
There is a meeting room called the Salon Victoria which is 30 m2. The hotel also provides a fax service.
There are 58 rooms, including double rooms with sitting room and single rooms. All rooms have an en-suite bathroom, CH, telephone, TV and safe. Room service is available.
The style of the rooms is in-keeping with the Olde Worlde English feel, and they are decorated in neutral creams and browns.
There is 1 room that has been specially adapted for disabled access. It has an easy entry shower and hand railings.
You could hardly be in a more central location. Within 4 minutes you can walk to the commercial centre of Madrid, the Puerta del Sol. This is easily recognisable by the building that has the 'Tio Pepe' sign on top of it. In Sol you'll find a supermarket (inside El Corte Ingles) and clothes shops. If you follow the street of Calle Mayor that exits from the opposite side of Sol Square, you'll come to the Plaza Mayor, where you can sit at a terrace bar. There's also a big tourist information office here.
In the same street as the hotel you'll find a Japanese restaurant, an unusual souvenir shop where you can buy things like picture frames, fridge magnets etc. If you go to the end of the street in the direction on Sol, and turn right at the end away from Sol - 50 metres further on you'll come to the 'Glass Bar'. This is a popular spot for those who like to be seen drinking in the most upmarket places.
Opposite the 'Glass Bar' there's a cash point. You'll need it if you're going to drink there. At the other end of the street where the Hotel Ingles Madrid is located, is the area known as 'Las Huertas'. This is a major zone for going out and is full of bars. During the day it's an interesting area to walk as it was the home of many famous writers including Cervantes, and has a lot of history.
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 Sevilla metro near the Hotel Ingles Madrid. Line number 8 leaves from inside the airport between terminals 1 and 2. The quickest route is given below:
Metro: Columbia (Pink Line, L8) Then change and head for Principe de Vergara (Purple Line, L9). After that take the line to Sevilla (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 you're better off changing to the metro.
Hotel Ingles is a hotel with a traditional feel. It is in the perfect location for anyone wanting to be within walking distance for both nightlife and shopping in the centre.