AC Hotel Carlton Madrid by Marriott
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This weekend we decided we'd like a change of scenery, why not make a quick trip to the capital of Spain?
There is a high speed train between Alicante and Madrid. What would ordinarily be at least a four hour drive can be covered in 2 1/2 hours on the train. This is a relatively new route for Renfe (National Network of Spanish Railways) so …
Trippyback stayed here on Aug 6, 2013 during their trip titled: Trippyback's Great Adventure.
We spent the day in Toledo. What a gorgeous city! It is the city known for three cultures - Muslim, Jewish & Christian. With all of its history I wanted especially to tour the museums that deal with the history of Toledo and of Spain. (A Spanish teacher always!) The Sephardic Museum was amazing! We also toured the church next to it - La Iglesia …
We took the Renfe train to Segovia, a small quaint town about 55 miles NE of Madrid. What a beautiful place to visit. The Aqueduct is amazing to look at and to imagine that there is no mortar in the enormous structure.
We toured the Alcazar. It is a beautiful castle at the top of Segovia. The pictures can describe much better than I. …
As the title suggests, it is our last day in Madrid, but we still have two more nights to look forward to here in this city. We have a day trip to Segovia tomorrow and Toledo the next day before we leave Madrid for Avila.
We got an early start by walking through El Rastro - Madrid's largest open air market. It is open every Sunday …
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We selected the AC Carlton for it's location and connection with the Marriott hotel chain. We're only a few nights short of "Gold" status this year so we made the choice on the brand and the location and the price made sense. The staff was very helpful. Our rooms was small and had the odd European bed configuration of two twin beds pushed together, made up with bedding for twins...if you try to cuddle in the night, one of you will always end up falling into the crack between the beds. Ok...perhaps TMI!
A breakfast buffet was included and they had soy milk and lots of fruit so we managed find good healthy choices on our vegan diet.
The only drawback was the water pressure in the shower. Perhaps our 6th floor location contributed to the problem but it was either a icy cold or scaling hot, sometimes in the span of two minutes. The best compromise was to draw a bath instead.
There were many American guests and it was nice to hear familiar accents after so many months living in Spain.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.