I was impressed when I walked in, and had to let out a 'wooo'. I couldn't believe that this hotel has 3 stars and not 4. The reception is modern and welcoming. To the right there's an adjoining café, straight ahead is the reception desk and to the left is a comfortable seating area. There are candles on the tables, bright modern paintings on the walls, and vases with exotic plants. One of the vases of flowers had glass diamonds entwined in the leaves. It's all tastefully done.
The Hotel Regina Madrid has a café, restaurant, laundry service, bellboy, lounge area, car rental, excursions to towns in the Madrid Community, airport shuttle and parking.
The café has a Summer feel with blues and whites and it has a sparkly ceiling, which I am sure must look lovely at night. They offer a 3 course menu of the day for €19.50, and also have several fish, pasta and rice dishes.
There's also a bodega (wine cellar) that has walls of brick, and an excellent selection of wines.
The Hotel Regina Madrid has one room (room 128) especially adapted for disabled people, with a wider bath and hand rails.
In reception there are 2 computers with internet connection.
There are 180 rooms that have all been refurbished in a modern and summery Mediterranean style. They have parquet flooring, and blue and yellow colour schemes. The room I saw had beamed ceilings, and there are bright and colourful paintings on the walls. Attic rooms are available too.
Each room has a telephone, satellite TV, AC, ISDN internet connection, safe, en-suite bathroom and hair dryer.
External rooms have a view to the street and the ornate buildings opposite.
The Hotel Regina Madrid is in a regal part of Madrid. You can walk to Puerta del Sol and all its shops, bars and restaurants in 1 minute. You'll also find the big department store, El Corte Ingles in the Puerta del Sol, which has a supermarket downstairs.
On the same street (Calle Alcala) there is a restaurant 50 metres from the hotel in the direction of Sol. There are plenty of banks, and right outside the hotel is a public carpark, and the metro. Next door to the hotel is the Museum 'Belles Artes'. Left out of the door is a Starbucks café, which is good for a coffee and a muffin.
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 Sevilla metro near the Hotel Regina Madrid. Line number 8 leaves from inside the airport between terminals 1 and 2. I've given the route with the stations where you need to change listed:
Metro: Colombia (Pink Line, L8) Then change and head for Principe de Vergara (Purple Line, L9) Then change and head for Sevilla (Red Line, L2).
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.
The Hotel Regina Madrid is a beautifully designed hotel with a pleasant ambiance. It is a fantastic place for tourists to stay because it is walking distance to the commercial centre of Madrid, and the metro is on the doorstep. You are also on 15 minutes walk from Retiro Park.
Hotel Regina Madrid
Calle de Alcalá, 19
28014 Madrid, España.
Metro: Sevilla (Red Line, L2) Plus 10 metres.