Urban Hotel Madrid
Travel Blogs from Madrid
HE SAID: Today we flew from Barcelona to Madrid. Checked in at the hotel urban (www.derbyhotels.com/page.php?id=515). I love this place, especially the elevators! We were so tired of only eating Spanish food which seems to be 98% of the restaurants available we we told about a great Thai Restaurant (Thai Gardens) that we thought was great. It's …
... But then we saw another 5 bulls one after another, and they were all killed in front of us and dragged off the arena by a harness around the horns. It was awful. We ended up leaving early. Back at the hostel, we got free paella from the staff (yum!), then a few wanted to go out for a drink. It was already way too late for me, so I made the sensible move to go to bed. The next morning most of our little group checked out and continued on their travels off to ...
... parks I've ever seen. It's just beautiful. There are statues, a lake with boating, all of kinds of plants and flowers, plenty of places to sit and relax. The next item on my itinerary was to go up to Plaza Mayor, when you reach inside the open area, you feel amazed, and the buildings are well ...
... besides, heart wasn't really in it.
1730 receive replacement boarding passes for next day. wonder to self why mine has taken 10 minutes, but has taken all day to get to head of queue..
1735 gratefully park up at cafe and spend 10E food voucher
1750 (hey it was a sandwich and a drink and it was the first thing I had all day!) find man to direct me to hotel accommodation
1805 still in car park waiting ...
... liqueur. Made up for not getting reservations at Botin, the oldest restaurant in the world, founded in 1725. Next time.
Worst moment: Losing my bank card to an overzealous ATM at Spain's biggest bank: BBVA.
We were to return to Madrid at our trip's end two weeks later, so will post more including our trip to Las Ventas to experience a bullfight in one of the largest rings in the world.
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Shuttle bus service
- Swimming pool
- Room service