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In the Calderon (aka Imperial) area, near Calderon Stadium
The NH Ribera Del Manzanares is in the Calderon neighborhood, named for the massive stadium just to the south of the hotel, home to the Atletico de Madrid soccer club. It's officially known as the Imperial neighborhood, and is mainly a quiet, residential part of town. Guests will need to take buses or walk to the nearest metro station to reach central Madrid.
One benefit of the area (besides the subdued atmosphere) is its proximity to Austrias and La Latina. Austrias is a romantic, charming area with cobblestone streets and some of Madrid's oldest buildings (some dating back to the 17th century), including the Royal Palace. La Latina is Madrid's most happening nightlife quarter, home to tiny authentic bars and al fresco dining restaurants. Imperial is also getting more love from locals thanks to the creation of parks and public spaces along the river, converted from the former highway. They're so well-designed, many claim that they top even Parque del Retiro in many ways.
The NH Ribera Del Manzanares is located in a quiet, residential part of Madrid. This 224-room property offers river views along with modern rooms decorated in soft tones. Light wood floors, nice bathrooms, and bright lighting all give the rooms a contemporary feel. Amenities include flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi. There are a few hotel features, such as a decent-sized fitness center with modern machines, a small business center, and an appealing restaurant and bar area. While the surrounding area is mainly residential and there isn't much within walking distance, the nearby riverside parks are a big draw for both visitors and locals.