The Hotel Madrid Sieteislas 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 Sieteislas 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.
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 Sieteislas 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.
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 Gran Via metro near the Hotel Gran Via 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.
The Hotel Madrid Sieteislas 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.
Hotel Sieteislas Madrid
28004 Madrid, España.
Metro: Gran Via (Green Line, L5) or (Light Blue Line, L1) Plus 3 minutes walk.