Gran Versalles Hotel
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TravelPod Member ReviewsGran Versalles Hotel Madrid
A good clean hotel in a quiet handy location for the main tourist areas of Madrid. Easy public transport access, parking available (fee), free Wi-Fi.
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... a good place to rest up, as I saw several tourists taking advantage of the benches and having a well-deserved nap.
I found a nice place close by for dinner and it only cost me a little more than a pilgrim's menu. I sat at the bar and enjoyed my last dinner in Spain. The square outside my hotel is alive with people and noise and street artists. I'm too tired to stay out and am happy for a shower and a book here in my hotel ...
... car both just drove off without any exchange of information
- men playing cricket, pausing for cars to go by
- a man texting while driving a motorcycle down the road with a teenager on the back
- a man passing a street urinal with two fingers a quarter of the way up his nostrils, presumably to block the horrible stench
... mom saw a sign and was approached by the hostess for a Vegetarian and Vegan Café. Luckily Bree stepped up to the plate and offered to have lunch with her Mom so that her Dad and I could be spared. After much searching (and almost throwing in the towel) we stumbled upon a little sidewalk café offering giant fish platters, so we settled in for our lunch as well. The rest of our afternoon in Cascais was pretty uneventful, it was a nice little town and we did a bit ...
... inside of a greenhouse, but it was still a very interesting and rather unusual environment to be in!
- Another lovely walk, this time round the small Royal Botanic Gardens.
- Churros and a mixture of hot chocolate and black coffee with sugar for breakfast at the hostel
- the interior of the Parroquia San Jerónimo El Real, which is behind the Museo del Prado. Unfortunately I could only have a quick look from inside the the entrance because ...
Thursday was one of those days! Liz and I had decided to explore a little further afield, and head of to Toledo (about 30 mins away by train), the ancient capital of Spain. We left the girls at work at the living room table, and took the Metro to Atocha Station (which is Madrid's main terminus, and the scene of the terrible bombing in 2004). We aimed for the 12.20 train, and I went to buy the tickets......however, I hadn't bargained for the Easter rush, and the next two trains were ...