NH Collection Madrid Suecia
What We Love
- Excellent location on a quiet street close to Madrid's busiest square, the Puerta del Sol
- Sweeping skyline views from the rooftop pool and bar
- Mod rooms and designer flourishes throughout
What To Know
- Dating from 1956, the building was once Ernest Hemingway's residence
- The gym is open 24 hours
- The peekaboo bathrooms may not suit everyone's privacy needs
- Free WiFi
- The rooftop bar is closed in the winter months
- Free WiFi
- Handicap Accessible
- Room Service
Dating from 1956, this iconic building can count Ernest Hemingway and the Swedish royal family as former residents. Reimagined and reopened in December 2013, the Innside Madrid Suecia now serves as a cutting-edge addition to the history-rich downtown Madrid hotel scene. Flashy sliding glass doors lead through to a futuristic reception area illuminated by white LED lights and a buzzy bar under a ceiling studded with dramatic UFO-esque light fixtures. The lounge area is decorated with shiny black stone tiles and red swivel egg chairs.
Bed and Bath
In line with the Innside brand’s urban-chic concept, the guestrooms are appointed with mod white leather furnishings, psychedelic LED lighting and gray hardwood floors. The sleek black trim that frames the beds and wardrobes is softened by red graphic print throws and pastel-colored curtains. The peekaboo bathrooms might not be for everyone (the rainfall showers are enclosed in transparent glass doors that lead from the bedroom). The 127 rooms are fairly small (starting at 205 square feet), but the large windows let in plenty of light and offer views of Madrid’s historic streets.
The in-house restaurant, Dado Deli, is a chirpy and bright casual gastrobar that serves Mediterranean lunches. Sip cocktails at the rooftop bar or take a dip in the plunge pool, which overlooks the Palacio de Cibeles. Both the rooftop bar (weather permitting) and the lobby-level lounge bar are open until 2 a.m. daily. The small gym is open 24 hours, or you can get your exercise by hitting the streets; the Círculo de Bellas Artes de Madrid and the Gran Via are within strolling distance, and it’s a two-minute walk to the Banco de España metro station.
In the Area
This is as close to the city center as you can get. The hotel is steps from many of Madrid’s most interesting attractions, including the iconic Palacio de Cibeles, the Circulo de Bellas Artes, the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza and the bustling Puerta del Sol. Within walking distance you can also hit the shops along Calle Preciados, nibble on tapas in the lively La Latina neighborhood and stroll around Retiro Park.
How to Get There
We had a wonderful time, booked first time NH Hotels Group in Barcelona & Madrid. Real value for money.excellent. Great location. Helpful staff. Very spacious room. Every time we went out & back our room was visited and arranged, small complimentary items kept. It was great experience.
We were three couples who are good friends & we all stayed at this hotel. We loved the hotel & the staff. It has been a memorable experience for all of us. It made our vacation in Madrid even more enjoyable.
Excellent hotel in a prime location. Rooms spotless clean and really comfortable beds. Staff were very friendly and helpful I would definitely recommend this hotel for value, cleanliness and location. As we were celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary we received a free upgrade to a premium room and on returning to our room there was a complimentary bottle of cava and fresh fruit. Will definitely be back.