Review Hotel Madrid 7 Islas
The Hotel Madrid 7 Islas is an incredibly different hotel. 'Siete Islas' means '7 islands', and the islands to which the name refers are the Canary Islands. The entire hotel is based upon the style and culture of the Canary islands and each room is decorated in the theme of a different village from the Canaries.
The street the hotel is in isn't much to write home about in terms of appearance, although it is in a good location for access to the commercial centre. However, when you enter the hotel you enter a different world. The reception is vast, cool and stylish, and the sound of trickling water and piped music greets you. There are tropical plants (from the Canary Islands) dotted around and you feel like you've walked into an oasis.
To the right of the entrance is the Café 'Cactus' with flat screen TV, there's also a restaurant, 'Uga' (specialising in cuisine from the Canary islands). Both are summery and decorated in modern style with Atlantic blues contrasting with stylish brickwork. There's a seating area between reception and the café. The sofas are soft. You'll sink deeper than you expect.
Other facilities include room service, left luggage office, medical assistance, daily newspapers (Spanish), laundry, buffet breakfast, public parking opposite the hotel and a shuttle service to the airport and the IFEMA trade fair centre.
The Hotel Madrid 7 Islas has a function room that can hold up to 80 people. They can provide audio-visual equipment (reserve in advance), and computers. They will also provide coffee breaks, work lunches and dinners.
Every room is different, and is tastefully decorated with pictures from the Canary islands. There's a comfortable and cosy feel. There are 80 rooms in total, including 3 suites with balconies that look out over the rooftops of Madrid. Each room has AC, CH, safe, satellite TV, phone in the bedroom and bathroom, SDN internet connection, writing desk, hair dryer, pillow selection, and the suites also have a trouser press.
Hotel Location And Facilities
The hotel is in a narrow street off Gran Via. This means you benefit from relative peace and quiet, and yet are still within walking distance of the centre of Madrid. Gran Via is the centre for theatres, and you'll find lots of world famous shows playing there. It's also full of coffee bars, sandwich shops, restaurants, tapas bars, bars, banks and shops. Just off Gran Via, and about ten minutes walk from the Hotel Madrid 7 Islas are the large department stores of FNAC and El Corte Ingles.
You are also just two minutes walk from the street of Fuencarral. This street runs through the bohemian district of Chueca. Here you'll find alternative fashions and some fashionable bars and restaurants.
How to get to your hotel from Madrid-Barajas Airport
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 Madrid Gran Via 25 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) Then change and head for Gran Via (Green Line,L5).
Via Bus: The red EMT public bus from the airport goes 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 7 Islas in Madrid
|Car Park Name||Address||Approximate Walking Distance to Car Park in Meters|
|EMT Vázquez de Mella||Plaza Vázquez de Mella||300 m|
|Garaje Pizarro||Calle de Pizarro, 16||500 m|
|Opera||Cuesta Santo Domingo, 5||800 m|
|SABA Plaza de los Mostenses||Plaza Mostenses||800 m|
In A Nutshell
The Hotel Madrid 7 Islas is a fantastic hotel because the owners have put so much thought into its interior design. It's near to the shops and nightlife, and it also provides a selection of facilities for business people.
28004 Madrid, España.
Metro: Gran Via (Green Line, L5) or (Light Blue Line, L1) Plus 3 minutes walk.