Occidental Miguel Angel Hotel & Urban Spa Rating: 4.0 Pearls
Chamberi, Madrid, Spain

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Pros

  • Nice spa with indoor pool, aroma showers, Turkish baths, and treatment rooms
  • Spacious (but tired) rooms with free Wi-Fi; some with big balconies
  • Fantastic garden and outdoor restaurant with 2 Michelin stars
  • 24-hour room service is available
  • On-site fitness center with cardio machines and free weights
  • Spacious lobby bar

Cons

  • Rooms have old tube TVs
  • Pool area and fitness center are quite dark
  • Dated, tired decor

Bottom Line

The 263-room Occidental is a spacious property with a luxurious past. While it has all the amenities of an upscale hotel -- a spa, indoor pool, small fitness center, Michelin-starred restaurant, and 24-hour room service -- the decor is very dated. Rooms are spacious but tired, with lots of floral prints, wooden accents, and old tube TVs. Room amenities include free Wi-Fi, and in some, big balconies. The stand-out feature here is a fantastic garden and outdoor dining area, yet the hotel isn't really within easy walking distance of sights and restaurants. Those looking for alternatives could consider the Catalonia Plaza Mayor in Huertas or the luxurious Hotel Silken Puerta America.

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 Location

In Rios Rosas, part of the Chamberi district

The Occidental is located in the Rios Rosas neighborhood of the Chamberi district. There's plenty of restaurants and nightlife in the immediate area, and a metro station is located within a block of the hotel.

Rios Rosas is one of six major subdivisions of Chamberi. It's a surprisingly pedestrian-friendly area located close to the financial district. A subtle and charming blend of corporate offices, residences, and nightlife geared towards people in their early 30s 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.

  • 15-minute drive to Madrid-Barajas Airport
  • 11-minute subway ride, or 9-minute drive, to Plaza de Castilla, the financial district
  • 13-minute subway ride, or 6-minute drive, to shopping on Gran Via
  • 17-minute subway ride, or 10-minute drive, to Templo de Debod Park, with great views and an original Egyptian temple
  • 18-minute subway ride, or 11-minute drive, to Plaza de Oriente, home to the Royal Palace, the Royal Theater, and Sabatini Gardens
  • 18-minute subway ride, or 6-minute drive, to Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum
  • 18-minute subway ride, or 12-minute drifve, to La Latina, a nightlife hotspot
  • 20-minute subway ride, or 10-minute drive, to Puerta del Sol and Plaza Mayor
  • 21-minute subway ride, or 7-minute drive, to Retiro Park, Madrid's most famous garden
  • 22-minute subway ride, or 10-minute drive, to El Prado Museum
  • 23-minute subway ride, or 9-minute drive, to Reina Sofia Museum
  • 31-minute subway ride, or 11-minute drive, to Atocha train station

 Bottom Line

The 263-room Occidental is a spacious property with a luxurious past. While it has all the amenities of an upscale hotel -- a spa, indoor pool, small fitness center, Michelin-starred restaurant, and 24-hour room service -- the decor is very dated. Rooms are spacious but tired, with lots of floral prints, wooden accents, and old tube TVs. Room amenities include free Wi-Fi, and in some, big balconies. The stand-out feature here is a fantastic garden and outdoor dining area, yet the hotel isn't really within easy walking distance of sights and restaurants. Those looking for alternatives could consider the Catalonia Plaza Mayor in Huertas or the luxurious Hotel Silken Puerta America.

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Address

  • Miguel Angel 29-31, Madrid, Spain 28010

Room Types

  • Royal Executive
  • Royal Junior Suite
  • Royal Premier
  • Royal Senior Suite
  • Standard Guestroom

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Hotel Features

Number of Rooms: 263
Pool: Yes
Fitness Center: Yes
Spa: Yes
Internet: Yes
Cribs: Yes
Jacuzzi: Yes
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Hotel Information

Location: Chamberi, Madrid
Address: Miguel Angel 29-31, Madrid, Spain 28010
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