High Tech Arturo Soria Rating: 3.0 Pearls
Arturo Soria, Madrid, Spain

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Pros

  • Near the airport, the fair grounds, and the Metro
  • All rooms have laptops, flat-screen TVs, and minibars
  • In-room exercise bicycles and iPod docks upon request
  • Family Rooms sleep up to five guests; free cots
  • Clean bathrooms with hydro-massage showers
  • Seasonal outdoor cafe with shaded areas
  • Free (limited) outdoor parking; free loaner bikes
  • Free Wi-Fi

Cons

  • Far from all tourist attractions
  • 25-minute Metro ride to central Madrid
  • No fitness center (but in-room stationary bikes available)
  • Basic, very expensive breakfast and no full restaurant
  • Not a 4-pearl property as advertised

Bottom Line

This small mid-range hotel has a convenient location for those who need to be near the airport or the IFEMA fair grounds. It has 44 generic rooms with flat-screen TVs, minibars, A/C, laptops, and hydro-massage showers. Freebies such as loaner bikes, in-room exercise bikes, free limited outdoor parking and free Wi-Fi add to the value, and the Family Rooms -- which can sleep up to five guests -- are a real deal. It’s a good pick for travelers on a budget, but note that the city center is a 25-minute metro ride from the hotel, and that there are no tourist attractions in the neighborhood.

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 Location

In a quiet residential neighborhood outside the city center

The Hight Tech Arturo Soria is located in Ciudad Lineal, a quiet residential neighborhood outside the city center. It is convenient for those who need to be close to the airport or the IFEMA fair grounds, but there are no attractions whatsoever in the area, and only small local restaurants nearby. There’s a shopping mall and a couple of bars a couple of minutes from the hotel, but for any tourist attractions visitors will have to take the Metro, which is located two blocks from the property. The subway offers easy access to the city center, but the long ride – 25 minutes one way – make it a hassle to go back to the hotel to rest during the day or to change clothes before an evening in town.

  • 12-minute drive to Madrid-Barajas Airport
  • 18-minute Metro ride to Chueca, home to restaurants, bars, shopping and nightlife
  • 25-minute Metro ride to La Latina, a nightlife hotspot
  • 26-minute Metro ride to Puerta del Sol
  • 26-minute Metro ride to Plaza de Oriente, home to the Royal Palace, the Royal Theater, and Sabatini Gardens
  • 27-minute Metro ride to upscale shopping on Serrano Street
  • 27-minute Metro ride to the National Library
  • 28-minute Metro ride to La Almudena Cathedral
  • 28-minute Metro ride to Plaza Mayor
  • 29-minute Metro ride to Puerta de Alcala
  • 30-minute metro ride to Cibeles
  • 32-minute Metro ride to Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum
  • 33-minute Metro ride to Retiro Park, Madrid’s most famous garden
  • 36-minute Metro ride to Reina Sofia Museum
  • 36-minute Metro ride to Templo de Debod Park, with great views and an original Egyptian temple
  • 35-minute Metro ride to Plaza de Castilla, the financial district
  • 41-minute Metro ride to El Prado Museum
  • 13-minute drive to IFEMA fair grounds

 Bottom Line

This small mid-range hotel has a convenient location for those who need to be near the airport or the IFEMA fair grounds. It has 44 generic rooms with flat-screen TVs, minibars, A/C, laptops, and hydro-massage showers. Freebies such as loaner bikes, in-room exercise bikes, free limited outdoor parking and free Wi-Fi add to the value, and the Family Rooms -- which can sleep up to five guests -- are a real deal. It’s a good pick for travelers on a budget, but note that the city center is a 25-minute metro ride from the hotel, and that there are no tourist attractions in the neighborhood.

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Address

  • Arturo Soria 14, Madrid 28027 Spain

Room Types

  • Double Room
  • Family Room
  • Triple Room

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 44
Internet: Yes
Pets Allowed: Yes
Cribs: Yes
Jacuzzi: Yes
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Hotel Information

Location: Arturo Soria, Madrid
Address: Arturo Soria 14, Madrid 28027 Spain
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