There are some interesting statues in the lobby that add a touch of quirkiness the hotel.
I found it to have a unique style. There was some interesting soothing / oriental music playing in the lobby.
The Praga Hotel Madrid has a cocktail bar and restaurant. The restaurant is called the Puente Praga and has an extensive wine list. Many people visit the hotel from the local area, just to dine in the restaurant. The hotel also has its own disco, and there is a jewellery shop in the lobby.
There's also room service, a dry cleaning service and the hotel has garage parking. In the public lounge there's internet access.
The Praga Hotel Madrid has a meeting room that can cater to small groups who wish to hold conventions, meetings or other events.
There are staff dedicated to arranging conferences and the hotel also provides: Internet access, photocopying, fax, TV and video hire, conference phones, audio equipment, flip charts and blackboards.
There are 5 rooms prepared especially for disabled access, with wide entry doors and adapted bathrooms.
There are 420 standard rooms, and each room has: en-suite marble bathroom, AC and CH, telephone, internet connection, interactive satellite TV, minibar, safe, and a hairdryer.
The rooms are bright and cheerful and decorated in pastel colours and floral patterns. Exterior views are across the road to the buildings opposite.
The metro is 10 minutes walk away and from there you can get to the commercial centre of Madrid in about 15 minutes. In 5 stops you can get to the part of Madrid known as Madrid of the 'Austrias', where you'll find some of the most beautiful buildings such as the Royal Palace.
In the immediate vicinity of the hotel there are several small grocery shops, a pharmacy and a Pizza Hut. The road that the hotel is on is representative of a typical High Street and has several 'cheap and cheerful' knick-knack shops.
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 should take about 35 minutes and cost about €22.00 - €30.00 (including airport supplement), depending on traffic volume, and assuming there's no excess baggage (that all baggage fits inside the boot and interior of the taxi).
Via Metro: You can take various metro routes directly from the airport to arrive at Marques de Vadillo metro, near the Praga Hotel Madrid. Line number 8 leaves from inside the airport between terminals 1 and 2. The quickest route is given below with the stations where you need to change listed:
Metro: Mar de Cristal (Pink Line, L8) Then change and head for Diego de Leon (Brown Line, L4). Then change for Marques de Vadillo (Green Line, L5).
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 faster to change to the metro.
The Praga Hotel Madrid is a slightly old-fashioned hotel, but it has good facilities for both business and leisure travellers. It is in a street with lots of amenities within 5 minutes and good metro access to the centre.
Hotel Praga Madrid
Calle Antonio López, 65
28019 Madrid, España.
Metro: Marques de Vadillo (Green Line, L5) Plus 10 minutes walk.