Senator Gran Via 21 Hotel
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4/6/14. MADRID. June 2014. Wednesday. met up with Megan and Trevor for a farewell coffee, left the hotel by 12. The taxi shares an express lane with the busses so it only took 10 minutes and 8 Euros. 3 days of R&R at a leisurely pace to explore fabulous Madrid and stay in Senator Gran Via 21 hotel in the very heart of the city a few minutes …
... in Spain open at 8:30pm. This is like going out to eat at 6pm in the states. The restaurant we ate at was almost empty at 9pm - just us and another American family. By the time we left at 10:30pm it was packed with the locals. The food was great and the service was very good considering European service. The owners of this small restaurant didn't speak any English. She understood the basics and that's about it. ...
... shoes which were on sale. (We are now on the lookout for another suitcase before we reach England. Extra carry bags are no hassle when you have a car to put them in, but may prove a problem when we get back in to using the train as a form of transport.)
Madrid is a vibrant city and of course, like all of Europe is soccer mad. This was evident on our last night when the place was ‘invaded’ by heaps of Brits ...
Sorry for the delay, but I wanted to wait until the trip to France so I would have something to write about. I will begin however, with Valladolid.
About a week ago we did a class tour of a vineyard in Valladolid. Valladolid is a town inside Castilla y Leon that is famous for its wine (second behind Rioja if I'm not mistaken). We started by touring the grounds outside seeing where ...
... Sex Shop" street where ladies of the evening were parading. Actually in the heels they were wearing they were mostly standing and leaning. It was fairly upscale probably for the tourists.
On to tapas and lots of sangria. Tomorrow's mission is to learn food words so we can read a menu. Javier at our hotel sent us there because it was not too touristy and not too much English was spoken. One of the dishes was some kind of squid. Nummy.
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TravelPod Member ReviewsSenator Gran Via 21 Hotel Madrid
Chose this hotel because of great reviews and was not disappointed. Absolutely central to everything. Tapas bars, macdonalds and metro right on the doorstep and taxis a sitting on the curb. Double glazed windows, a bit of traffic noise but not a problem. Would certainly like to
stay here again next time we come to Madrid.
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