Catalonia Gran Via

Madrid - Spain

Summary

Catalonia Gran Vía is a stylish retreat in the heart of fast-moving Madrid, with a great location just a short stroll from the city’s ‘Golden Triangle of Art’.

The building dates back to 1917, with period features including a marble staircase and an elegant façade, although the interiors have a more contemporary feel. The sparkling rooftop pool is a big selling point, the perfect place to relax after a busy day sightseeing, and the top end suites have a private outdoor Jacuzzi.

This is a fantastic affordable option in the centre of town, close to all of Madrid’s most famous sights, and the lively nightlife of Chueca is just a few minutes’ walk away, making this a great choice for LGBT travellers.

Inclusive Retreats Rating

4 stars

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£309 from

Per Person

Includes return economy flights. Two people sharing a room for 3 nights, departing in September 2018. Contact us for your specific requirements. From price for guidance only, all subject to availability.

Features

  • Walking distance from the city's LGBT nightlife
  • Contemporary design set within a building which dates back to 1917
  • Rooftop swimming pool
  • 185 bright rooms and suites
  • Mediterranean restaurant and bar serving wine & tapas

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Nearby Attractions

The hotel is at the quieter end of Gran Vía, one of Madrid’s main thoroughfares. The central Puerta del Sol, Plaza Mayor and Plaza de Cibeles are all just a few minutes’ walk away, and the area is full of shops, restaurants and buzzing tapas bars.

The three world class galleries that make up Madrid’s ‘Golden Triangle of Art’ - the Prado, the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum and the Reina Sofía Museum - are all within a 20-minute walk, as is the lovely El Retiro park.

The hotel is also just 5 minutes from Chueca, the bohemian heart of Madrid’s LGBT scene and the focus of the city’s annual Pride celebrations, the biggest in Europe.

Description

The Catalonia Gran Vía has 185 rooms and suites, smartly decorated in a bright and inviting style. All rooms have satellite TV, WiFi, mini bar and safe, and the higher categories include complimentary spa access. Some suites also have a private terrace and an outdoor Jacuzzi.

Hotel facilities include a gym and wellness centre, plus a sunny outdoor terrace overlooking Gran Vía with a heated swimming pool.

Down on the ground floor the BLoved restaurant offers an appetising selection of Mediterranean and international cuisine, while the Gourmet Corner Bar is a great spot for wine and tapas.

Amenities & Activities

  • Sauna
  • WiFi
  • Air Conditioning
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Concierge
  • Beauty Treatments
  • Massage
  • Outdoor Swimming Pool
  • Hammam

The Golden Triangle of Art

Madrid’s cultural epicentre is the ‘Golden Triangle of Art’, a cluster of three magnificent galleries. The star attraction is the Prado, a world class collection of Spanish, Italian and Flemish paintings by masters including Goya, Velázquez and Bosch. The Reina Sofía Museum focuses on modern art, and is home to Picasso’s tortured masterpiece Guernica, while the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum bridges the gap between the classic and the contemporary, with works by Monet, Van Gogh, Cézanne and more.

Spain's national museum. visit to see 20th century art work.

How to get here...

flights

You can fly direct from various UK airports to Madrid, with carriers including British Airways, Iberia and easyJet. Flight time is approximately 2½ hours.

airport transfer

Catalonia Gran Via is located on one of the city's main thoroughfares, Gran Via, and is around 20 minutes’ drive from Madrid airport.

car hire

An excellent public transport system and congested roads mean that a hire car isn’t recommended for Madrid, though it may be worth considering if you want to get out of the city and explore.

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Travel Information

Flight time

2.5 hours

Transfer time

20 minutes

Time difference

+1 hour (GMT)

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