Hotel Gran Atlanta
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Madrid, 11 July - 13 July
We opted to travel by bus today, not ALSA this time, as it did not go to Segovia. The service was great again - ran on time and had wifi! We arrived in Madrid at 10:15am and went by Metro to the hotel.
Our plan for the Madrid stop was to go steady and relax, as Madrid was originally not in the plan, but …
... I felt like I was underwater. I heard the American next to me,
"****, that was a big hit. I probably should have told you there was hash in that, huh?"
I looked around and tried to focus on one thing, but couldn't.... I felt like someone had installed funhouse mirrors in my brain.
"Jesus Christ how strong is that?"
"Well, I can't feel my arms. So. Strong."
Life Lesson #147: Don't smoke random ****.
... the long, tree-lined avenues, watching the boats on the boating lake, and stopping every now and then to read.
By around 3.30pm we headed to the Lavapies area to the south-east of the Retiro gardens and attempted to find a little cafe which I had seen recommended. After a careful search of the relevant street, we concluded that it did not exist! However, as Madrid has countless thousands of cafes and bars we dropped in on a very acceptable alternative, which had ...
... and deliberately speak fast demanding and complicated Spanish to you make you feel awkward and a bit of a second class tourist. They are also a little bit arrogant to tourists in general, they are not like the Italians or Germans who are welcoming and friendly, they are very protective of their Spanish way of life, which I can understand fully. The siesta were also a bit inconvenient, as shops all close in the mid afternoons, and make life for the tourist a bit ...
... boring, but we did learn that if you are an American Indian you get to visit for free to repay you for your stolen lands. Not much of a trade..In front of the palace is a statue of King Philip IV, credited with building the Royal Palace. It's made of bronze and standing on his hind legs - a technical feat in its day, made possible with Galileo's calculations and by using the tail for support. ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Gran Atlanta Madrid
Good location for access to Metro. Several supermarkets nearby. Clean and room facilities good. Wifi reception, poor. Needed to use hotel lobby for wifi. Staff very helpful and courteous.
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