NH Alonso Martinez Rating: 3.0 Pearls
Chamberi, Madrid, Spain

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Pros

  • Located in an impressive historic building with classical architecture
  • Spacious, clean rooms with lots of natural light, and some with French balconies
  • Big bathrooms, some with separate showers and tubs
  • Rooms have flat-screen TVs, minibars, work desks, and free Wi-Fi
  • Expansive breakfast buffet with hot items (not included in the nightly rate)
  • Decent location within walking distance of shopping and nightlife

Cons

  • King beds are two beds pushed together (typical of European hotels)
  • No full restaurant
  • No fitness center

Bottom Line

The NH Embajada is located in a historic building with classical exterior architecture in the Bilboa neighborhood. This property was converted from an apartment building into a hotel, and offers 101 spacious rooms with big bathrooms. They're clean and have plenty of natural light, along with small flat-screen TVs, minibars, and work desks; some have French balconies. The biggest hotel perk is an expansive breakfast buffet, typical of the NH chain. 

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 Scene

Solid value hotel that's convenient for both leisure and business travelers

This simple hotel, housed in a lovely historic building, has a great location for exploring local Madrid haunts, and is within easy reach of major sights via public transportation. Business travelers also appreciate the location, as well as the on-site meeting facilities. There aren't many places to congregate, and the lobby is small, but there is a coffee corner for grabbing a drink and having a conversation.

 Location

In the Bilboa neighborhood of the Chamberi district

The NH Embajada is located on a main street in the Bilbao neighborhood of the Chamberi district. There are plenty of restaurants and nightlife options in the immediate area, and a metro station is located within a block of the hotel.

Bilbao is a surprisingly pedestrian-friendly area flush with shops, cafes, bars, and clubs. A subtle and charming blend of corporate offices, residences, and nightlife make up the neighborhood. Low-key partying, dining, and convenient access to other areas of the city make it popular with young professionals and well-heeled couples.

  • 19-minute drive to Madrid-Barajas Airport
  • 6-minute subway ride to shopping on Gran Via
  • 12-minute subway ride to Plaza de Oriente, home to the Royal Palace, the Royal Theater, and Sabatini Gardens
  • 14-minute subway ride to La Latina, a nightlife hotspot
  • 15-minute subway ride to Plaza de Castilla, the financial district
  • 16-minute subway ride to Templo de Debod Park, with great views and an original Egyptian temple
  • 17-minute subway ride to Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum
  • 18-minute subway ride to Retiro Park, Madrid's most famous garden
  • 19-minute subway ride to El Prado Museum
  • 20-minute subway ride to Atocha train station
  • 20-minute subway ride to Puerta del Sol and Plaza Mayor
  • 20-minute subway ride to Reina Sofia Museum

 Rooms

Modern, light-filled rooms

Renovated in 2014, the rooms here may not be luxurious, but they are certainly clean and modern. Decor is focused on calming colors: Beds have blue bedrunners, furniture is generally white, and black-and-white photo prints hang on the walls. All rooms have free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, safes, minibars, and work desks. With large windows, all have plenty of natural light and bathrooms are sleek, featuring large marble countertops. King beds are two twin beds pushed together, which is typical of Madrid properties.

 Features

Few on-site features, but the breakfast buffet is a highlight

The breakfast buffet is not included in the rates, but it is nonetheless a great feature considering its reasonable price and numerous hot and cold items on offer. Guests can grab free coffee all day long, and Wi-Fi is free throughout the hotel as well. Otherwise, there's not much else -- the hotel has no full restaurant nor fitness center, but there are several modern meeting rooms.

 Bottom Line

The NH Embajada is located in a historic building with classical exterior architecture in the Bilboa neighborhood. This property was converted from an apartment building into a hotel, and offers 101 spacious rooms with big bathrooms. They're clean and have plenty of natural light, along with small flat-screen TVs, minibars, and work desks; some have French balconies. The biggest hotel perk is an expansive breakfast buffet, typical of the NH chain. 

Things You Should Know About NH Alonso Martinez

Address

  • Santa Engracia 5, Madrid, Spain 28010

Hotel is Also (or Was Formerly) Known As

  • Nh Embajada

Room Types

  • Standard Room
  • Superior Room

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 101
Internet: Yes
Cribs: Yes
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Hotel Information

Location: Chamberi, Madrid
Address: Santa Engracia 5, Madrid, Spain 28010
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