Hotel Sardinero Madrid
What We Love
- Free soft drinks from the minibar are included in the Jetsetter rate
- Excellent views of Madrid's skyline from the upper-level rooms and rooftop terrace
- Within walking distance of the city’s main artery, Gran Vía
What To Know
- Despite its central location, the hotel is in a quiet neighborhood
- Rooms are relatively small; Innside Rooms start at 204 square feet
- The library cocktail lounge serves tapas rather than full meals
- Free WiFi
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Architecturally, this hotel is a stunner both inside and out. Built in 1914 by Spanish architect Ignacio de Aldama Elorz, it’s a neoclassical gem in Madrid’s Chamberi district. Following an extensive revamp, it opened as the Innside Madrid Genova in January 2013 and successfully showcases original features (lofty ceilings, cast iron gates, stained glass windows) alongside modern updates including a chic cocktail lounge and a 24-hour gym.
Bed and Bath
The 65 guestrooms reflect the upscale Innside hotel chain’s signature style, with hardwood flooring, ivory linens, pastel curtains and a soothing nude-taupe-gray color scheme. White orchids feature in all rooms, and tech touches include iPod docks, wall-mounted flat-screen TVs, and handy laptop trays to use in bed. If it weren’t for the restored crown moldings, you could easily forget that you’re sleeping in a 100-year-old building. The spa-like bathrooms feature wave-patterned tiles and tatami flooring.
The library cocktail lounge is a funky hodgepodge of neon yellow panels, graphic print wallpaper and gray chaise lounges topped with cyan and turquoise cushions. It offers an impressive cocktail menu and tapas dishes. The sixth-floor rooftop terrace is a quirky open-air lounge that offers a beautiful panorama of the city. With a smattering of outdoor sofas and multicolored deck chairs, it makes for a great chill-out spot in the summer. A small gym is available 24 hours a day.
In the Area
The Fuencarral shopping district, best known for its alternative boutiques and quirky second-hand stores, is a five-minute walk from the hotel. Admire the graffiti art in the underground district of Malasaña or go bar-hopping in the gay district of Chueca. The Museo Nacional de Ciencias Naturales is within easy reach of the hotel and is a fun option for families. The Alonso Martinez metro station is right at the hotel’s doorstep and provides access to all of Madrid’s top sights including the Prado, the Royal Palace and Plaza Mayor.
How to Get There
We stayed here on a weekend visit to Madrid in May. Staff were extremely helpful and suggested and booked a couple of nice restaurants for us. The location is convenient for many of the sights and locations of interest with both the Prado gallery and Retiro gardens a short walk away
Based on the great reviews I opted to stay here.
At least my room was not in good shape (worn floor and not so perfect bathroom). Cabinets were very smelly and cleanliness was not as I would expect in this price category.
Noise wasn't that bad.
The hotel is well situated in the intersection of two main avenues and walking distance from downtown and Gran Via. It is quite convenient if you are on business or leisure.
I stayed there in a room that was looking to the corner of the building, great view and even then was quiet and soundproof. Spacious and well designed room and shower.. very comfortable even to work with the laptop sitting at the sofa.
I asked for a couple of deliveries from different shops and the hotel team was amazing taking care of them. Even more, one of the parcels was incorrect, I asked them to take care of the replacement, they contacted the shop, later the driver and they solved the situation in less than an hour.
The bar is also very comfortable and the breakfast is vast and well served. Even if you wan to skipped, across the street there are a couple of cafes with churros and chocolate,
A place to repeat in my next trip to Madrid.
The perfect hotel in Madrid. Metro on your doorstep so simple to get around. Impeccable service from all staff. Pulled it out if the bag by upgrading us to the rooftop tower suite for my birthday. Thank you for making our holiday a perfect one!
This is truly a great hotel, which man ages to combine lovely period features with modern elegance and contemporary design. The rooms are spacious, and impress with their elegant minimalist design, as does the bathroom. The staff of the hotel were above and beyond helpful, and the service impeccable (whether you need a taxi, or borrow umbrellas from the hotel, or recommendations on where to eat or what places to visit - the front desk staff will surly help you!). The breakfast was also great: good products, freshly prepared eggs (fried, scrambled, omelettes, etc.), and a truly great variety, especially for Southern Europe! Definitely a highly recommended place to stay if you want a memorable stay in Madrid in a good neighbourhood!