This hotel felt like a commercial centre, food hall, business centre and hotel all rolled into one. I don't think there's any need to leave the premises as everything you could need is here.
The facilities include hotel parking for 200 cars, outdoor pool, shopping gallery, hairdressers, laundry, dry cleaning, 24 hour room service, they have their own travel agency and provide car rental.
You won't go hungry, there's a breakfast buffet with over 100 different types of food; an A la Carte Restaurant called 'La Fragata', that offers grilled meat, fresh fish and seafood; A la Carte Restaurant 'L'Albufera', that has a massive variety of rice and paella dishes; and the 'Cafeteria La Bodega' for snacks or the menu of the day.
Thirst won't be a problem either, as you find 3 bars: the Pool Bar; Bar L'Express and the Piano Bar El Comendador.
This is an excellent hotel in terms of business facilities as there are 23 meeting rooms, and an absolutely immense convention and congress hall with seating for over 1000 people. The largest meeting room can hold 700 people.
The hotel has state-of-the-art equipment available, including: podiums, overhead projectors, video screens, computers sound systems and notice boards. They also supply a transcription service, photocopying, hi-speed internet, hostesses, bi-lingual secretaries and will cater for coffee breaks, business meals and cocktails.
This is a very large hotel and has 916 rooms, including 100 luxury rooms and 12 suites. Each room has an interactive satellite TV, radio, minibar, AC, safe, modem, phone, fax and modem connection and ADSL internet. The luxury rooms and suites are self-contained on the Royal Executive floor and have close access to business facilities.
The Hotel Melia Castilla is on a fairly busy street near to the main road through Madrid, the Paseo de la Castellana. You can get to the city centre by metro in about 15 minutes.
In the immediate area of the hotel there's the Real Madrid Stadium 15 minutes walk away. Opposite the hotel there's a restaurant, bank and car hire company. The area is a mixture of business hotels and residential buildings.
The hotel is only about 20 minutes from the airport by car.
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 Cuzco metro near the Hotel Melia Castilla. 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: Nuevos Ministerios (Pink Line, L8) or Cuzco Then change and head for Cuzco (Dark Blue Line, L10).
Via Bus: There isn't a bus from the airport that travels directly to the area where the hotel is. It's quicker to take the metro.
Car Parking Near To Hotel Melia Castilla in Madrid
|Car Park Name||Address||Approximate Walking Distance to Car Park in Meters|
|Parking Plaza de Cuzco||Paseo de la Castellana, 125 duplicado||400 m|
|Garage Mundial||Alberto Alcocer, 11||700 m|
|APK2 Avenida de Brasil||Avenida de Brasil||700 m|
The Hotel Melia Castilla is a huge hotel with a businesslike atmosphere. It's close to the airport and provides a variety of meeting rooms and business equipment, making it ideal for business travellers. Leisure travellers will love its outdoor pool.
Calle del Capitán Haya, 43
28020 Madrid, España.
Metro: Cuzco (Dark Blue Line, L10) Plus 5 minutes walk.