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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.