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
This hotel is in the heart of the city. It's 15-min walk away from the Prado and the walk is all in the shade. The front desk staff members were super helpful. One of them introduced us to the best tapas bar, within walking distance. The concierge lady provided great service, efficient and considerate. The sweet greeting message was written on the mirror wall in chalk had our names in it. We also had daily artistic bouquet in small vases, just beautiful! When the house keeping staff came to turn down the bed, instead of chocolate, you got a small plate of fruits, very healthy. Fabulous buffet woke you up every morning. Our only issue was the bar staff didn't know how to take our orders because they didn't communicate well in English. This wasn't really an issue if they came back to us to clarify. Instead we were left alone for a long while until we decided to give up and went somewhere else for dinner.
The hotel was in a great location on a nice side street. Just a stones throw from Gran Via Blvd. where you can find many restaurants, stores etc. The room was a very good size, great bathroom (with a great hair dryer), and, was kept very clean on a daily basis. We couldn't ask for better staff. Everyone was very friendly and helpful. In particular kudo's to Yasmin M., one of the concierge, who helped us get our money back from a tour operator. Yasmin followed up even after our check out and communicated via e-mail to let us know the outcome.
This was the perfect hotel in a lovely city and we would stay here again if we returned to Madrid.
I picked this hotel because it was close to the Big 3 Museums that I wished to visit. It was on a quiet street so I slept very well (although one night's party at the rooftop bar was pretty loud). The price was right. It's also very close to subway and bus stops. I used the bar/cafe for breakfast and one dinner, and it was good food and good service. I was particularly pleased with the friendliness of all the staff that I dealt with.