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 …
... a bite to eat while surrounded by 400 year old statues and evergreen trees. Then through Puerta del Sol, a final sandwich at the Museo del Jamon and a phenomenal dinner at Botin, the world's oldest continuously running restaurant (1725). The ambiance and character of the place was amazing...and the sucking pig and roasted lamb weren't too shabby either! A great place to end our Spanish vacation!
... it best to venture out and buy a cigarette lighter. Oh, and pick up three German girl's phone numbers :). Alas, it was to no avail, for our fellowship could not make contact with the promiscuous German tourists because our phone's didn't work.
Anyway, after we were all rested (except nabeel), we decided to check out a local museum: The Sofia Reina Museum of Art. We some interesting pieces, but the highlight was seeing Picasso's Guernica (the original I believe). ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsAC Hotel Carlton Madrid by Marriott
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.