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, and work desks
  • Expansive breakfast buffet (not included in the nightly rate)
  • Decent location within walking distance of shopping and nightlife

Cons

  • King beds are two twins pushed together (typical of European hotels)
  • Rooms are showing some wear and tear
  • Flat-screen TVs are on the small side
  • Outer windows are old and can be difficult to open
  • Fee for Wi-Fi (free in the lobby only)

Bottom Line

THIS HOTEL HAS UNDERGONE A RENOVATION SINCE OUR VISIT. WE WILL UPDATE OUR PHOTOS AND REVIEW AS SOON AS WE CAN. 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. The lobby here is unremarkable, and there is a fee for in-room Wi-Fi. It's worth comparing prices with the slightly more upscale Catalonia Goya.

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 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

 Bottom Line

THIS HOTEL HAS UNDERGONE A RENOVATION SINCE OUR VISIT. WE WILL UPDATE OUR PHOTOS AND REVIEW AS SOON AS WE CAN. 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. The lobby here is unremarkable, and there is a fee for in-room Wi-Fi. It's worth comparing prices with the slightly more upscale Catalonia Goya.

Things You Should Know About NH Alonso Martinez

Address

  • Santa Engracia 5, Madrid, Spain 28010

Hotel Is Also 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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