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In Sol, a couple of blocks from the major Puerta del Sol subway stop and Gran Via
The Petit Palace Londres is located a short walk away from Gran Via. Gran Via is one of the most iconic avenues in Madrid, with beautiful turn-of-the-century architecture, designer boutiques, hotels, and lots of traffic. This location is ideal for those who want to explore the sights on foot and take in Madrid's lively yet laid-back ambiance. Puerta del Sol, Plaza de Cibeles, the Grand Palacio de Comunicaciones, Puerta de Alcala, and Retiro Park are all within easy walking distance. Chueca, the hopping gay neighborhood, full of intimate restaurants, bars, and cool shops is just a couple of blocks away.
This avenue is one of the main thoroughfares in central Madrid, so expect crowds and traffic day and night. The subway, bus, and train are nearby, but most attractions are within walking distance.
The Petit Palace Londres is located in a great shopping area in Madrid's city center. Though this district can be loud with late-night revelers, the hotel is located on a somewhat quiet pedestrian-only street. Comfortable, no-frills rooms have flat-screen TVs, laptops with free Wi-Fi, and small, modern bathrooms. Family rooms with a large bed and two bunk beds are ideal for a family or group on a budget. This 76-room hotel has some nice perks, including stocked minibars, free bike rentals, and free breakfast. Each morning breakfast is served in a sunny breakfast room with city views and a nice terrace. While some furniture shows wear and tear and decor is on the generic side, the hotel is a good value in a great location.