SPONSORED: Most hotels that I’m fortunate enough to stay in have one or two distinguishing features. The Hotel Meliã Madrid Princesa offers bedside cabinets with illuminated tops – adding a unexpectedly disco flourish to my stylish guest room!
The hotel may not be the newest Meliã destination in the Spanish capital but if you’re looking for clean and comfortable accommodation in the center of town, it ticks all the right boxes.
I recently had the pleasure of staying at the hotel for two nights. My standard room boasted a hallway with a large cupboard which had an illuminated clothes rail that automatically lit when you opened the door (another tech development I hadn’t come across).
There were plenty of drawers and other nooks and crannies to hide stuff away. As someone who’s quite particular about unpacking their clothing as soon as I get into a hotel room, I appreciated the abundance of storage space.
The bedroom itself was decked out in a pale brown palette with stripped back pine. There were floor tiles (obligatory in Spain), glass paneled doors to the bathroom and hallway, plus a signature dark red plastic light fitting and Mondrian-esque art piece on the wall: tidy and minimal, with a dash of 60s-inspired ambience.
As one would expect, there’s a glass-topped work station, safe, mini-bar and super king-size bed.
I slept like a baby on both nights, but you might want to ensure you keep your windows closed: much like New Yorkers, Madrid drivers like to honk their horns!
My room was on the 11th floor, which offered a great view over Madrid and the distant mountains.
The bathroom featured chocolate wall and floor tiles. There were twin sinks and yet more storage space for whatever cosmetics you may be carrying around. The result is beautifully functional and unfussy.
The hotel offers a great breakfast buffet, which offers Spanish omelets and other tapas favorites alongside your regular hot and cold dishes.
There’s a small but well-equipped gym in the basement, plus a spa for those who want to treat themselves to some additional grooming.
The hotel is a minute’s walk from Ventura Rodriguez Metro Station. It’s also a five minute walk from the nearest hop-on hop-off Madrid Tour Bus stop – so you’re ideally placed for taking excursions to all the nearest sights.
It’s also just three Metro stops, or a 20-minute walk, from the gay district at Cheuca: a district you will definitely want to visit at night.
Whether you’re planning on discovering Madrid for the first time or checking out World Pride this summer, Hotel Meliã Madrid Princesa will not disappoint.
Meliã Madrid Princesa, Calle de la Princesa, 27, 28008 Madrid, Spain. To take advantage of a special readers offer (valid until 31 December 2017), got to this Meliá link, search for the hotel as normal and enter the following code in to the corporate code box: 01401843DEV