Since this board has been such a help to me in preparing for my current trip to Spain, I wanted to post my impressions on the place where Iīm staying.
Iīm at the Hotel Plaza Mayor
in Madrid and itīs great. Iīm staying in a single room thatīs very nicely appointed. Small desk, reasonably comfy bed, TV, walls painted a sort of peach color, wood floor (sort of a Pergo kind of thing). Itīs air-conditioned and you can control the settings yourself from a thermostat on the wall. Itīs an exterior room (actually, all of the rooms in the hotel are), but itīs not noisy, partly bcs Iīm on the fifth floor and partly bcs the hotel sits at the top of C/Atocha where it empties into the relatively quiet Plaza Santa Cruz. You can see the walls of the Plaza Mayor from my window.
The staff is VERY friendly and helpful. There is a small bar on the premises which is perfect for grabbing breakfast or a snack.
When the maids have been cleaning the other rooms on my floor Iīve tried to see what a double room looks like. They look a little cramped, but nicely appointed, too.
Thereīs a BBVA bank machine just outside the hotel door, as well as a mailbox.
Any questions about it, nowīs the time to ask, bcs Iīll be here for about another week!