Catalonia Atocha Rating: 4.0 Pearls
Huertas, Madrid, Spain

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Pros

  • Central location within walking distance of major attractions
  • Contemporary rooms with flat-screen TVs and minibars
  • Clean, modern bathrooms with sleek walk-in showers and rain showerheads
  • Rooftop Jacuzzi and deck with great city views
  • Mediterranean restaurant and a lobby bar
  • Business center with one computer, as well as meeting rooms
  • Free Wi-Fi throughout

Cons

  • No coffeemakers
  • Expensive (but good) breakfast buffet
  • Rear rooms are a little dark and have no views
  • Some rooms have two beds pushed together (typical in Madrid)

Bottom Line

The Catalonia Atocha is an upper-middle-range hotel in a central location within walking distance of Puerta Del Sol and Plaza Mayor. Its 138 rooms have contemporary decor (light woods and a neutral color scheme), as well as modern amenities, including flat-screen TVs with cable, minibars, and free Wi-Fi -- but no coffeemakers. Clean, modern bathrooms feature sleek walk-in showers or tubs with rain showerheads, and heated towel racks. There’s a decent Mediterranean restaurant and a bar on-site, but the highlight here is the rooftop deck with wonderful city views and a large Jacuzzi.

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 Location

Within walking distance to major attractions, nightlife, and restaurants

The Catalonia Atocha is centrally located right on the southern border of Huertas neighborhood, home to wonderful tapas bars and restaurants, attractions, quaint cobblestone streets, shops, and young nightlife. El Prado and Reina Sofia museums are just a short walk away, as are Atocha train station, Puerta del Sol and Plaza Mayor. This location is perfect for those who want to explore the city on foot, as most major sights are within a 15-minute walk away. For longer distances, there are several buses and a Metro stop a block from the hotel.

Located right across the street, Lavapies is a multicultural neighborhood full of tapas bars, Indian restaurants, and great mellow nightlife spots popular among young Madrileños. However, it might feel a little seedy at night, so make sure to stay on the main thoroughfares, where Police presence is heavier.

  • 20-minute drive to Madrid-Barajas Airport
  • Steps to restaurants and bars
  • 8-minute walk to Reina Sofia Museum
  • 10-minute walk to Puerta del Sol
  • 10-minute walk to Plaza Mayor
  • 12-minute walk to Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum
  • 12-minute walk to Atocha train station
  • 12-minute walk to El Prado Museum
  • 12-minute walk to La Latina, a nightlife hotspot
  • 15-minute walk to shopping on Gran Via
  • 15-minute walk to Retiro Park, Madrid’s most famous garden
  • 19-minute walk to Plaza de Oriente, home to the Royal Palace, the Royal Theater and Sabatini Gardens
  • 20-minute walk to La Almudena Cathedral
  • 15-minute bus ride to upscale shoppin along Serrano Street
  • 20-minute metro ride to Templo de Debod Park, with great views and an original Egyptian temple
  • 25-minute metro ride to Plaza de Castilla, the financial district

 Bottom Line

The Catalonia Atocha is an upper-middle-range hotel in a central location within walking distance of Puerta Del Sol and Plaza Mayor. Its 138 rooms have contemporary decor (light woods and a neutral color scheme), as well as modern amenities, including flat-screen TVs with cable, minibars, and free Wi-Fi -- but no coffeemakers. Clean, modern bathrooms feature sleek walk-in showers or tubs with rain showerheads, and heated towel racks. There’s a decent Mediterranean restaurant and a bar on-site, but the highlight here is the rooftop deck with wonderful city views and a large Jacuzzi.

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Address

  • Calle de Atocha, 81, Madrid, Spain 28012

Room Types

  • Double Room
  • Double Superior Room
  • Superior Terrace Room
  • Terrace Room

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 138
Pool: Yes
Fitness Center: Yes
Spa: Yes
Internet: Yes
Cribs: Yes
Jacuzzi: Yes
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Hotel Information

Location: Huertas, Madrid
Address: Calle de Atocha, 81, Madrid, Spain 28012
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