As you enter reception, on the right there's a quaint little jewellery and souvenir shop. I was greeted by the sound of 'Strangers in the night' playing throughout the lobby, and wonderfully cooling air-conditioning. Combined with the décor in the lobby, which is greens, browns and rust reds, mixed with white and grey marble walls and amber glass panels in the ceiling - I felt like I had stepped into a 1940s movie set.
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You'll be spoilt for choice with the number of places to drink and dine in the Hotel Mayorazgo Madrid. There are 2 bars, a restaurant and a breakfast room, all decorated in different styles. One of the bars is a classic piano bar and the other is more homely in an English style. Breakfast is a buffet from 07:30 - 11:00, although if your departure is earlier, you can have breakfast as early as 05:00. There's also a buffet on Monday to Friday between 13:00 and 15:00 in the breakfast room.
The restaurant is open for lunch between 13:00 and 15:00 and for dinner between 20:00 and 23:00 and specialises in Mediterranean cuisine. You can buy snacks in the 'English' bar, and relax to the sound of water from the fountain, or if you fancy something a little more sophisticated, you can sample cocktails in the piano bar, which is open until 01:30.
Other facilities include a laundry service and hotel parking next door.
The Hotel Mayorazgo Madrid has extensive facilities for business people. There's a separate entrance next to reception into their specialised Business Centre (Centro de Negocios), where you'll find 5 large conference rooms that can seat a maximum of 260 people. Each of the rooms is equipped with: public address system, blackboard, overhead projector, folders, pens, felt pens, water, sweets, and you can request audiovisual equipment, secretary, stewardess, computers, fax, photocopying machine and simultaneous translation. Prices start at €300.00 for half a day.
There are 200 rooms at the Hotel Mayorazgo Madrid, and they are quite sumptuous. They also benefit from soundproofing, although the Mayorazgo is not on a particularly noisy street. The one I saw was decorated in rich blues and creams. Each room has an en-suite marble bathroom, direct dial phone, desk, AC, safe, minibar, interactive satellite TV, message service and alarm clock, trouser press, piped music and room service. Most of the rooms have a view to the street, but on the top floor you can see across the rooftops to Gran Via.
The Hotel Mayorazgo Madrid is in a fairly quiet street, 2 minutes walk from the bustling Gran Via road. Gran Via is a good place to start exploring as it is packed with shops, tapas bars, coffee houses, restaurants and it has several of Madrid's most popular theatres.
Right next door to the hotel is a sunlit terrace belonging to a café / restaurant. Across the street there is a hairdressers, and 2 minutes downhill, if you turn right towards the Plaza España, there are several little grocery stores. There's a restaurant next door to the hotel as well, and if you're feeling in the mood for some fast food, there's a Burger King on Gran Via, 2 minutes walk away.
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 Plaza de España metro near the Hotel Mayorazgo Madrid. Line number 8 leaves from inside the airport between terminals 1 and 2. The quickest route is written below with the stations where you need to change listed:
Metro: Nuevos Ministerios (Pink Line, L8) Then change and head for Plaza de España (Dark Blue Line, L10).
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 Mayorazgo in Madrid
|Car Park Name||Address||Approximate Walking Distance to Car Park in Meters|
|SABA Plaza de los Mostenses||Plaza Mostenses||100 m|
|EMT Plaza España||Plaza de España, 8||400 m|
|Opera||Cuesta Santo Domingo, 5||400 m|
|Garaje Reim - Plaza de España||Calle de San Bernardino, 4||400 m|
|Garaje Pizarro||Calle de Pizarro, 16||600 m|
|Garaje Fermar||Calle del Meson de Paños, 11||700 m|
The Hotel Mayorazgo Madrid has a distinctive old-fashioned style that makes it full of character. It has an exceptional business centre and also caters well for tourists due to its many bars and restaurants and its central location.
Hotel Mayorazgo Madrid
Calle Flor Baja, 3
28013 Madrid, España.
Metro: Plaza de España (Dark Blue Line, L10) or (Yellow Line, L3) Plus 5 minutes walk.