AC Hotel Avenida de America by Marriott
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- Minbar in room
- Drycleaning onsite
- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Reduced mobility rooms
- Multilingual staff
- High-speed internet in room
TripAdvisor Reviews AC Hotel Avenida de America by Marriott Madrid
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So today is just a night stop in Madrid. Up early to catch the bus at 8am from Barcelona. This was just a normal bus ride. Few stops along the way.
When we arrived in Madrid I went to check in and he asked for my passport and I said do you need David's as well. It was then he said but it's only for one bed. I said no. ...
... my ultimate fave is the hefty 70 euro charge penalty if you don’t check in at least 48 hours before your flight - on-line only please – or the 17 euro charge if you did not print your boarding pass before getting to the airport. So a $29 flight could easily cost you $300 if you mess it up. Fortunately, this time, I didn’t.
Alan was scheduled to arrive in Madrid a couple of hours after I landed. We met up and headed ...
... and we picked an inexpensive hotel ($100 EU / night) right on the Plaza. It was much cooler than Seville (10C) but beautiful with all the Christmas lights. There were quite a few demonstrations going on thru the day and evening (Spain is in a touch situation with 20% of youth unemployed).
We only had about 15 hours ...
... of fascinating junk, dollar store items, some lovely handcrafted jewellery and leather goods, and the typical souvenirs.
Lunch was in yet another small plaza. The highlight was watching a women smoke a cigar like her life depended on it, and then spit every couple of minutes! And when the first one was finished, she immediately lit up a second one! On the way back to the hotel we felt compelled to purchase a chocolate churro. Heavenly! ...
... singing, dancing, guitar playing and hand clapping. It originated in southern Spain (Andalusia) and is extremely popular there. The music and singing were great and the dancers were ridiculously fun to watch. The dancers wore very serious expressions on their faces the entire time (there doesn't appear to be much smiling in Flamenco dancing) and their movements teetered back and forth between smooth/graceful and loud and powerful. Much of the dancing ...