Review Hotel Intercontinental Madrid
The Hotel Intercontinental Madrid has an impressive entryway and a businesslike feel once you are inside. Although watch out - the revolving door is not automatic - you'll have to push it or it won't move out of your way. The hotel is decked out in gold and marble with lots of mirrors, which gives it a lavish feel. There are a selection of paintings and sculptures throughout the public areas of the building. You'll find it on a leafy shaded road that runs alongside the main road of the Paseo de la Castellana, in the heart of the business district of Madrid.
The staff at the hotel speak several languages including: Arabic, Catalan, Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Hungarian, Italian, Portuguese and Spanish.
Hotel Intercontinental Madrid has excellent facilities including: High speed internet access, an on-site laundry, 24 hour lounge, health and fitness centre, sauna, whirlpool and children can eat for free. Small pets are also allowed.
There's a cocktail lounge and 2 restaurants: El Jardin - which has an outside terrace and music during the summer; and El Café restaurant.
In addition there's a babysitting service, beauty salon, concierge services, dry cleaning pickup/laundry, florist, foreign currency exchange, gift shop, porter, limousine service, room service, valet service, safety deposit box available at the front desk, shoe shining and the World News - Global Newspaper Service.
Facilities For The Disabled
There are rooms adapted for disabled use that have wider doorways and wider baths.
The Hotel Intercontinental Madrid has 13 meeting rooms and the biggest can hold up to 608 people. The hotel can provide: overhead projector, screens, fax, slide projector, microphone, flip chart, consistent signage, video conference, audiovisual equipment, photographer, flower arrangements and internet lines.
Services provided to business traveller include: photocopying, courier service, executive, suites, mobile phone rental, PC, printer and there's an un-staffed business centre.
There are 307 rooms altogether, including 144 superior rooms, 44 executive rooms, 91 club intercontinental rooms, 19 junior suites, 6 senior suites and 3 presidential suites. 231 of the rooms are no-smoking.
Each of the rooms at the Hotel Intercontinental Madrid has: Satellite TV, connecting rooms available, cot, double glazing, dressing room, bathrobe, hairdryer, high-speed internet, safe, in-room video check-out, video games, AC, minibar, phone with voice mail, en-suite bathroom, rollaway bed, stereo, work desk, power and phone internet connector and a fax and printer.
The suites also have a dining table, daily buffet breakfast, complementary daily cocktail hour, complimentary lunch and dinner snacks and drinks, complimentary use of the meeting room and lounge, kitchenette with microwave and fridge and a whirlpool.
Hotel Location And Facilities
If you head out of the hotel and turn left down the side street, after 2 minutes you'll come to the road, Occidental Miguel Angel. Along here there are a few café bars with outdoor terraces where you can get tapas.
There's a bank opposite the hotel on the Paseo de la Castellana. This road is busy, but the hotel is set back behind the protection of the trees. Heading south down the Castellana brings you to the Paseo del Prado where you'll find the Prado museum. This journey can be made in less than 10 minutes by taxi.
You're also in the heart of Madrid's business area and the Castellana is flanked all along by large companies.
How to get to your hotel from Madrid-Barajas Airport
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 Ruben Dario metro near the Hotel Intercontinental 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: Columbia (Pink Line, L8) Then change and head for Nuñez de Balboa (Purple Line, L9) after this take the line to Ruben Dario (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 Parking Near To Hotel Intercontinental in Madrid
|Car Park Name||Address||Approximate Walking Distance to Car Park in Meters|
|Parking Martínez Campos||Paseo del General Martínez Campos, 42||350 m|
|HOMELY Urban Concept General Oraá||Calle del Gral Oraá, 14||550 m|
|Los Galgos - Serrano||Calle de Claudio Coello, 139||600 m|
|EMT Almagro||Calle Almagro, 11||850 m|
In A Nutshell
The Hotel Intercontinental Madrid is a superb hotel for business travellers, due to its location and additional services for executives. It also makes for a luxurious place to relax and unwind as it has many top quality facilities such as the sauna.
Hotel Intercontinental Madrid
Paseo De La Castellana 49
28046 Madrid, España.
Metro: Ruben Dario (Green Line, L5) Plus 8 minutes walk.