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A charming boutique hotel with a big city feel outside and a calm vibe inside
The Hotel Atlantico offers an immaculately kept, charming respite from the bustling Gran Via, Madrid's major shopping street, and the perpetually crowded Plaza del Callao, on the corner. The rooms and public spaces are beautifully detailed with tapestries and antiques, sculptures, columns, orchids, and other fresh flowers. The terrace bar with its rooftop panorama, funky cupola, and chic wicker and wrought iron seating feels like a setting from La Dolce Vita.
A civilized oasis on Madrid's glamorous, 24/7 Gran Via
With its front door on the Gran Via, Madrid's Broadway, a wide avenue lined with shops, restaurants, and stunning Art Deco buildings, the Hotel Atlantico sits beside the Callao metro station and is within walking distance of major tourist attractions, including the Plaza Mayo, Puerta del Sol, and Museo del Prado. Next door, the perpetually crowded Plaza Callao is the city's film and theater center, where visitors seeking a taste of Spanish culture can find art, cuisine, and Europe's best nightlife.
Big, bright rooms with classic decor touches
Decor style varies between the large, clean rooms, but guests are likely to find gleaming hardwood floors, padded headboards, chic striped wallpaper, and striped, checkered, or toile bedding and tapestries. (Some patterns are more appealing than others, though it's largely a matter of taste.) The luxe terry robes and bedroom slippers are welcome extras not always found in this hotel category, and the minibars are well-stocked with champagne, liquors, juices, water, and snacks. The stylish marble bathrooms have plush towels, fine toiletries, and double shower heads. Turndown service complete with chocolates left on the pillows is an example of the staff's attention to detail. Just note that some rooms facing the street may be noisy, double beds are often made by pushing two twins together, and there are no coffeemakers.
Free airport pick-up, free Wi-Fi, and an excellent breakfast
The Hotel Atlantico staff picks up arriving guests at the airport, free of charge -- one of the many unexpected extras that help guests feel well-cared for. Wi-Fi is free, and the excellent breakfast buffet (for a fee) includes hot items, fresh fruits, meats, and pastries. Drinks on the ninth-floor terrace, high above the Gran Via fray and overlooking Madrid's rooftops, are a highlight. The front desk will arrange day trips or an evening of flamenco. The sunny business center, hung with a beautiful tapestry, doubles as a meeting room. There is a car park about 150 feet from the hotel.
This 82-room, upscale hotel has a charming boutique feel. Despite its excellent location on the bustling Gran Via in the heart of Madrid, the hotel feels serene. The ornate, whimsically-carved facade is matched by the care taken with the interior: immaculately clean, and decorated with tapestries, sculptures and artwork that evoke European history. The Hotel Atlantico's top-notch service and sunny, sophisticated rooftop bar with panoramic views of the city are highlights.