You can walk to some of Madrid's most emblematic buildings, like the Royal Palace, and relax in the lush green Plaza de Oriente which is between the Royal Place and the Hotel Opera Madrid. The hotel itself has excellent friendly and helpful staff and caters for business travellers and tourists.
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The Hotel Opera Madrid has a comfortable and elegant lounge area, also a café and a restaurant. The café offers a 3 course menu of the, as well as a good range of sandwiches and snacks. The restaurant has performing waiters from 22:00 on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Bank holidays. The price for a set menu (including cava and wine) and the singing waiter show show only for groups, or if you prefer you can choose your meal from the regular menu.
The hotel also offers a laundry service, and there's public parking 50 metres up the road. Guests benefit from free wi-fi internet, there's a shuttle bus to the airport and trade centre (IFEMA) and car hire is available through reception.
Business clients of the hotel Opera Madrid are well catered for, as there are 6 meeting and conference rooms available. The largest will take up to 100 people, and the following equipment can be arranged on request: projectors, photocopiers, podiums, video, screens, transcriptions, public relations, simultaneous translation, hostesses, stenographer, sound system, notice boards, multi-lingual secretary, computer and multimedia computer, wireless internet and coffee breaks, business lunches, working lunches or cocktails.
The Hotel Opera Madrid has 79 rooms. A few of them have balconies overlooking the buildings of old Madrid. Each room has direct telephone, full bathroom (some with hydro - massage bath), AC and CH, satellite TV, radio, minibar, digital satellite TV, free high speed ADSL internet connection, pay TV, free toilette pack, hair dryer, safe, smoke detector, with comfortable and classic furniture. No-smoking rooms are available too.
The square outside the Opera house is less than a one minute walk away and it has a post box, cocktail bar, Argentinean steak house, theatre, opera house, and the metro, and several buses. Opposite the Hotel Opera Madrid on the side street is an interesting musical instrument shop that sells many things including didgeridoos.
From the square you can walk along Calle Arenal, which leads to the official centre of Madrid, the Puerta del Sol. The whole street is filled with clothes and shoe shops and you'll find banks here too. If you're looking for nightlife, two of Madrid's most famous clubs, the Palacio Gaviria and Joy are also on the Arenal.
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 Opera metro near the Hotel Opera 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: Nuevos Ministerios (Pink Line, L8) Then change and head for Cuatro Caminos (Grey Line, L6, Circular) Then change and head for Opera (Red Line, L2).
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 Opera in Madrid
|Car Park Name||Address||Approximate Walking Distance to Car Park in Meters|
|Opera||Cuesta Santo Domingo, 5||70 m|
|Garaje Fermar||Calle del Meson de Paños, 11||300 m|
|SABA Plaza de los Mostenses||Plaza Mostenses||600 m|
|EMT Plaza España||Plaza de España, 8||600 m|
|Garaje Pizarro||Calle de Pizarro, 16||750 m|
|Garaje Reim - Plaza de España||Calle de San Bernardino, 4||800 m|
The Hotel Opera Madrid is definitely a unique hotel, due to its opera singing waiters. But it also has excellent facilities for business travellers and tourists alike. It is in one of the most picturesque districts of Madrid, which is peaceful and yet has easy access to the centre of the city. The staff are enthusiastic and helpful, and there's a wealth of tourist information in reception to help you enjoy your stay to the full.
Cuesta de Santo Domingo, 2
28013 Madrid, España.
Metro: Opera (Red Line, L2) Plus 1 minute walk.