High Tech Petit Palace Arenal Rating: 3.0 Pearls
Sol, Madrid, Spain

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Pros

  • Located in the heart of Madrid, walking distance to major attractions
  • Modern rooms with flat-screen TVs, minibars, and hydro-massage showers
  • Family-friendly rooms with bunk beds and free strollers
  • Exposed brick breakfast room in an original 19th-century cellar
  • Free loaner bicycles and free in-room computer upon request
  • Free Wi-Fi and free business center

Cons

  • Rooms facing the street can be noisy
  • Some complaints about damp smells in rooms and hallways
  • Showing some wear and tear

Bottom Line

The 68-room High Tech Petit Palace Arenal is located in the heart of Madrid. Major attractions such as Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor, and the Royal Palace are all within easy walking distance. Decent-sized, modern rooms have flat-screen TVs and minibars, plus a couple of great extras such as hydro-massage showers and free in-room PCs upon request. Amenities include an exposed brick breakfast room (the buffet is not included in the nightly rate) and a business center. This boutique property is showing its age, and rooms on the lower floors facing the street get noise from a nearby nightclub. This mid-range pick is great for location, but it's worth comparing prices with the stylish Me Madrid.

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 Location

Smack in the heart of Madrid, near top attractions, shopping, and nightlife

The location of High Tech Petit Palace Arenal is hard to beat. Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor, the Royal Palace, La Almudena Cathedral, the Royal Theater, and Sabatini Gardens are all within a five-minute walk of the property. Arenal is a pedestrian street running from Puerta del Sol to Opera, where the Royal Theater is located. The central location brings hordes of tourists and locals day and night. There’s a popular nightclub and concert hall across the street from the hotel; the noise and crowds might annoy some guests.

Great shopping around Sol and Gran Via are an easy walk away, as is young nightlife in the Huertas neighborhood. La Latina, a tapas and al fresco dining and drinking hotspot is a quick stroll away (across beautiful Plaza Mayor), and the Austrias area, with beautiful 17th-century architecture and cobblestone streets is just a few blocks down Arenal Street.

Sol is the heart of Madrid, both geographically speaking and in a figurative sense. “Kilometer Zero” (where all roads in Spain are said to start), shopping, dining, nightlife, and major tourist attractions are all here. This means many tourists in Madrid for a short time never leave the neighborhood. Also, its central location is ideal for those who like to explore the city on foot. But those who prefer taking public transportation, Sol is one of the major transportation hubs in Madrid, with trains, buses, and several subway lines converging on the same spot.

  • 25-minute drive to Madrid-Barajas Airport
  • Steps to restaurants and bars
  • 2-minute walk to Puerta del Sol
  • 2-minute walk to Plaza Mayor
  • 4-minute walk to shopping on Gran Via
  • 5-minute walk to Plaza de Oriente, home to the Royal Palace, the Royal Theater, and Sabatini Gardens
  • 8-minute walk to La Latina, a nightlife hotspot
  • 9-minute walk to La Almudena Cathedral
  • 14-minute walk to Cibeles
  • 14-minute walk to Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum
  • 16-minute walk to Templo de Debod Park, with great views and an original Egyptian temple
  • 19-minute walk to El Prado Museum
  • 19-minute walk to Puerta de Alcala
  • 20-minute walk to Retiro Park, Madrid’s most famous garden
  • 20-minute walk to Reina Sofia Museum
  • 22-minute walk or 14-minute subway ride to upscale shopping on Serrano Street
  • 25-minute walk or 10-minute subway ride to Atocha train station
  • 24-minute subway ride to Plaza de Castilla, the financial district

 Bottom Line

The 68-room High Tech Petit Palace Arenal is located in the heart of Madrid. Major attractions such as Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor, and the Royal Palace are all within easy walking distance. Decent-sized, modern rooms have flat-screen TVs and minibars, plus a couple of great extras such as hydro-massage showers and free in-room PCs upon request. Amenities include an exposed brick breakfast room (the buffet is not included in the nightly rate) and a business center. This boutique property is showing its age, and rooms on the lower floors facing the street get noise from a nearby nightclub. This mid-range pick is great for location, but it's worth comparing prices with the stylish Me Madrid.

Things You Should Know About High Tech Petit Palace Arenal

Address

  • Arenal 16, Madrid, Spain 28014

Room Types

  • Family Room
  • Standard Room

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 68
Internet Access: Yes
Pets Allowed: Yes
Cribs: Yes
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Hotel Information

Location: Sol, Madrid
Address: Arenal 16, Madrid, Spain 28014
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