Travel Blogs from Madrid
... this is the next best thing. And it's not really different from seeing one of these temples in Egypt, since a lot of them were also moved to make way for the floodwaters, so they are only partly original too. The Aswan dam was expanded to provide more irrigation water to and to generate electricity for the ever-growing Egyptian population.
The Cathedral was a neat change from all of the other cathedrals we've been to. ...
... playing Scrabble on Jeff's Ipad for the evening....good times! It's been a great trip and Spain is a beautiful country. Personally, if I had to do it all over again, I would skip Portugal & head south to the small town of Cadiz, which is on the southern coast of Spain. That's the fun of traveling, discovering places you love & places you can say, "been there, done ...
... to watch Manchester United play Real Madrid. I wish I had known the game was happening earlier as I would have got a ticket. By the time I looked into it, the price of a ticket was over $200. For a chick that does not like soccer it was way out of my budget. That night I went to a swanky market and drank sangria and ate tapas. Sooo good. Another early night to bed for my 640am bus to ...
... a few extra legs.
Painters are permitted to come in and copy the paintings, the only requirement is that they are either larger or smaller than the original. We saw a few painters doing this and they were quite good.
Last observation, most of the paintings are huge, but I suppose they were commissioned for large spaces in palaces or cathedrals.
From here, we hopped back on the bus to see the newer ...
... crawl. Made it there for drinks and met more people, went for the pub crawl and it was disappointing. The first bar that we went to was alright but after awhile the songs got bad and boring and the floor was filthy. The next club didn't do much justice either. It was empty. We decided too leave and head back to the hotel room instead and call it a night. A fail one more like ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Vincci Soho Madrid
I recently booked a 3 night break with my wife for what I thought would be a nice, quiet hotel. Unfortunately only 50% of my expectations were met!
Very nice hotel
This hotel is very new and as such as a few teething problems. However it is still a superb hotel in a great location, beautifully finished and the staff were very friendly, paticularly Lee (the assistant manger) who is english. He could not do enough for us and his recommendations of where to go were spot on.
Bless its heart, this hotel strives for high style and luxury, but it doesn't entirely meet its aspirations. It does get close and after they work the kinks out, maybe the hotel really will be as precious and hip as it wants to be. In any case, at around 115 Euros per night (incl. taxes), it's still a terrific value for location, space, and "cool" design.
I just got back from a stay at the Vincci Soho. It's in an awesome location - a short walk to everything and a very short walk to the Prado, Thyssien, Plaza de Santa Ana, and oddly, the Church of Scientology.
The Vincci Soho is located on a small, quiet street 5 minutes' walk from the Thyssen, 10 minutes' walk from the Prado, and 12 minutes to the Reina Sophia--superb location, yet very quiet for this area.Since it just opened, there are many services which are not quite right yet--the front desk is seriously understaffed. But the prices are very low for a trendy boutique hotel with high style in this area. Here are the tradeoffs:
The hotel is just recently undergo renovation so it is very new and the design is great. The check in process is a bit slow, our room is located on the second floor and it has to transfer lift . One of the really problem is the hotel is located at a inner small street it is very difficult to find. We lose our way back to hotel one night after we go out for dinner. It is 8 min walk from the metro station, a bit far away.
The staff is very helpful
Thoroughly Enjoyed Stay at Soho
Myself and my wife thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Hotel, although the hotel was new and not quite finished, the staff could not have been more helpfull, The hotel was very clean, staff were very attentive to all our needs, the food was excellent.
The accomodation was great, was very quiet at night, when I go to Madrid again I will stay at this hotel again.
Not Finished Yet
I tried to stay at this hotel for two night but when we arrived they told us they had only been open for 6 days and therefore there was no parking available, no smoking rooms and no internet access, all of which were shown on their website.
The final straw was seeing decorating still going on in the corridors then the reception was unable to give us keys that opened the bedroom doors. We left and went to the NH Nacional before we got chance to see the room. The NH was great!
I think they should not have opened yet!
This was the worst hotel experience I have ever had. I travel to Europe often for business. I checked in and I was already worried- the customer service is little if non existent. I went to my room, to find it musty and dark. The walls are built super thin- so you hear everything and I am a heavy sleeper. I never slept all 3 nights. I changed rooms the next night to find a roach in my room. I changed rooms again to find another roach. Unfortunately there were no other hotels in Madrid available due to a conference.