Located in Alcala de Henares, this four star hotel is within easy reach of the airport and Madrid (30 minutes by train or bus), and is a great option for special occasions, as it can cater to an array of events. With 11 meeting rooms, it’s also a popular destination with business guests, but there is also a lobby bar, terrace and gardens which families and couples can enjoy. Guest rooms are all air conditioned, and include free internet access, a flat screen cable television and a private bathroom with complimentary toiletries. Throughout your stay, they will be maintained by a daily housekeeping service. Don’t miss these great prices in Alcala de Henares!
With Madrid just half an hour away, you’ll have plenty of time to explore the delights of Spain’s capital. Head to the Royal Palace where you can take a tour of the state rooms and see various tapestries, oil paintings and antiquities before discovering the royal gardens of Campo del Moro and Sabatini. It’s in the latter you’ll also find a maze- perfect for children to explore. Nearby are the golden triangle of art museums, comprising of the Prado, Reina Sofia and Thyssen-Bornemisza. The former houses one of the largest collections of works by Goya, but there are other places in the city to see his works, such as the Ermita de San Antonio de la Florida adorned with his frescoes and the Museo del Biblioteca Nacional which houses some of his drawings.
Besides art, Madrid is a favourite among fashionistas with a great mix of boutiques, designer, high street and flea markets- there really is something for everyone. El Rastro is the city’s best loved flea market, and worthy of a browse at the very least. With so many curiosities to look at, you’ll feel like you’re in another museum! El Corte Ingles department store is a good option for those with limited time, as you’ll find everything under one roof. For food, try the San Miguel market, where you buy delicacies to take home and grab lunch on the go.
For somewhere to enjoy a romantic stroll or read a book, the Parque del Oeste in Arguelles has a stunning rose garden or head to the Jardin Botanico to see over 3000 plants from all over the globe. The Retiro Park is another popular option, and with over 350 acres you’ll be able to find a secluded spot to enjoy a picnic no problem.