Gran Hotel Velazquez

Velazquez,62, Madrid, Madrid, 28001, Spain and Canary Islands | 4 star hotel
Prices starting from $84.00

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Lost, found, and lost again.

A travel blog entry by dresalazar


... by all the cathedrals. After about 20 minutes of the tour guide telling stories about the massive doors of the cathedral, I decided I had enough. Europe was starting to bore me.

Every city had a main cathedral, smaller churches, a bell tower, and a main square where people used to get executed. All the kings had an embarrassing medical issue, the queens all had weird habits, and there was always a spot where the Virgin Mary spoke to a soldier and ...

Lope de Vega and the Retiro (again)

A travel blog entry by jimmcauliffe


... a very quick bite to eat, as we wanted to go out again to view the Holy Week procession which was happening near by (in fact, there are processions every evening this week, in different parts of Madrid). On leaving the flat we suddenly realised that the procession was coming straight through the Puerta del Sol, right outside the apartment block. I managed to find an ideal spot, and we watched for about 45 minutes as the procession very tortuously made its way through ...

The final stages of twilight

A travel blog entry by iloveeurope35


... because a country would not be worth visiting if it was perfect and superior in every way. That is what makes travelling interesting, they say that travel broadens the mind, and when on holiday anywhere in Europe, this saying couldn't be more true.

I’d just like to finish my last blog by saying thank you to everyone who has read about my journey over the last month, I hope you enjoyed reading it as much as I did writing it. I look forward to ...

Miscellenea from Espana

A travel blog entry by dennis.deneuto

... getting somewhere” – it is simply used for people who want to cycle/run for a long way in the baking sun and then run all the way home again. Naturally the more ample-figured among us might regard this as something of an act of lunacy, and we are not alone. The Spanish refer to this track as the Tontodromo. Tonto means nonsense, and “dromo” comes from the word “velodrome”, the construction of which would clearly have been a much better idea. At least in ...

La Primera Entrada

A travel blog entry by jordanmorry


... that had taken the first step to moving in together.

Enough about the flat hunting process, I hope I haven't put anyone off. We have been here 5 weeks now and although our landlord Francisco is a pervert and likely serial killer who at the start kept showing up randomly - until I told him he needed to stop as he was creeping the girls out - we haven't had too many problems with the flat - except the 3 week wait for wifi, that was not ideal (1st world problems).

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This 4 star hotel, located in the Salamanca area of Madrid, is near Fundacion Juan March, Teatro de la Comedia, Lamarca, and Ekseption.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsGran Hotel Velazquez Madrid

    Reviewed by anaesc


    Reviewed Jul 5, 2013
    by (1 review) , Mexico Flag of Mexico

    I've stayed in this hotel at least 5 times and it has always been a great experience. Except for this time. I don't know what changed, but the service was terrible.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

    Reviewed by douglasmad815

    An aging older tourism hotel

    Reviewed Sep 20, 2012
    by (12 reviews) Granada Hills CA , United States Flag of United States

    This hotel dates back to the 50's, it has been kept up and is very adequate and comfortable, but in need of renovation and upgrade to more modern standards. The lobby/reception id very small, it is cumbersome to get to the elevators and elevators are very small with room for two or three people, even though the sign says four people max. The dining room is elegant and spacious, breakfast buffet is very good, although I found it somewhat expensive at 15€. This is not out of line most business hotels are on this range, still I thought it is expensive.
    The hotel is in a very good location, on Velazquez street, close to many major sites such as Retiro Park, Puerts de Alcala,Cibeles Plaza Colon, the chic Serrano shopping area, Goya shopping area, close to Metro stations and fine restaurants.
    In spite of its aging nature I'd recommended for a reasonable place to stay in Madrid.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

    TripAdvisor Reviews Gran Hotel Velazquez Madrid

    3.50 of 5 stars Very Good