Subject: Re: Where to Stay in Madrid?
Dear Lesley,

The Hotel Suecia can be found sometimes in Bancotel with offers of 1 check. It is nice, but it is a bit worn out, and the street where it is located doesnīt have a lot of charm (although the Circulo de Bellas Artes is right around the corner).

My personal favourite right now is the Gran Hotel Reina Victoria, spot on the Plaza Santa Ana. You might be able to find some good offers at the SolMelia website (as with any other hotel formerly belonging to the Tryp chain). It is an old-fashioned place, with some worn rooms, but if you are staying longer than two nights, they usually give you bigger rooms. Donīt be tempted with asking about the rooms located over the Plaza, they are very noisy, and the rooms at the back, although without views, are very quiet and you can sleep with open windows.

We usually buy some pastries and sandwiches at the Pasteleria Suiza, a traditional cafe and pastry shop located on the square. Then, in the morning, we ask the room service to send up coffee and orange juice, and have breakfast in bed. Although their breakfast buffet is very tempting ...

Bye, Covadonga Bilbao - Spain