Hotel Gran Atlanta
Travel Blogs from Madrid
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 …
... for their cider and food from Asturias. A few bites of tortilla espanola, empanada de bonito, and chorizos a la sidra, we are now at the hotel taking a break. Also, a little stroll down the Manzanares river bank. It's right behind our hotel. Tonight is paella at La Barraca..... Back from LaBarraca..... Nothing less than spectacular. This is paella as it should be. We ordered paella mixta which had chicken, pork, rabbit, fish, mussels, and clams. For appetizer ...
... morning before 10am, your chances of visiting that day are nearly non-existant. Today we got there especially early to we could also get tickets to their temporary exhibit on Salvador Dali. You know it's the start to a great day when not 1, but 2 Spaniards approach you asking for directions around the museum, in Spanish. As far as the tickets, our luck paid off. Not only did we get both sets of tickets but we also got them for free! Perks of being a student ...
... heavy bag as I've brought not only my stuff but also most of Coman's clothes too as he's travelling with hand luggage only. Two gay men don't pack light for almost a week away.
It takes a good hour of dragging, hauling, cursing and sweating, having to change lines twice at stations that sprawl across many levels, before I emerge into the evening sunlight mere steps away from the Hotel Emperador, located slap bang on Gran Via, Madrid's ...
... to see the pictures in real life that Senor had us memorize on old projector slides. I also remembered so much history (not as much as I would have liked to though) about each one, which made me really happy. I could spend hours there, and I already can’t wait to go back.
Thursdays and Fridays I have two classes. My first class is at 10am and its a Spanish Literature of the 18th-20th centuries. My teacher is ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Fitness/Health center
- Wheelchair accessibility
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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