Hotel Mediodia

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Average rate: $51 - Hotel class: 2 stars
Plaza Del Emperador Carlos V, Madrid, Spain

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FoxyFauz FoxyFauz
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Convenient & Affordable Oct 22, 2012
I chose this hotel mainly due to the location as I would be taking the train for a day trip to Cordoba. It is located right across the big street from the Old Atocha Train Station (so I dont have to worry about stairs and my big luggage - I just had to cross the street) and the stairway underpass to the metro is just a few steps away.

Since it is located on the main street, its makes finding very easy and theres always policemen patrolling on the ground level at the stairway leading to the underpass so I did not fear coming back at midnight.

There is a luggage room which i did use to check in my bags 1st since my room was not ready (despite me coming by the night before to ask if its possible to check in earlier) and 2nd as I was taking an evening flight.

The concierge was friendly though, there was a black guy who was always teasing me.

The lift was old-fashioned. The room was alright, typical but the bathroom was big enough. There is a safe in the room and an empty fridge. I did not try the breakfast here as there are so many small cafes just a door away from the hotel.

So I would recommend this hotel for the convenience of the location and simple stay. It is located beside Museo Reina Sofia and Paseo del Prado is just a few minutes walk away from the hotel.
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triplabotts triplabo…
2 reviews
Centrally Located Comfortable Hotel Mar 17, 2012
Mediodia is a decently restored hotel. My room was quality, with a great bath. The only issue with some of the baths are the shower head is in the middle of the tub; strange. They do not give toiletries except small soap bars. The elevator is very old and can only fit a couple of people with a few bags. Everyone who works there is very hospitable. The breakfast is much to be desired though. Your choice is croissant and a hard roll with marmalade, butter and cream cheese; bland cereal with milk; OJ and coffee. There is no protein whatsoever. As a person who cannot eat breads, it was horrible, but coffee was asi~asi. Overall, the hotel is a good choice, but plan your breakfast elsewhere. It is directly across the street from the train station, 3 doors down from a Metro stop, and taxi's are ALWAYS out front, so it is really easy to travel from Mediodia to almost anywhere. I enjoyed my stay at Mediodia in Madrid, but be forewarned it is a high-school/college tour hotel, sometimes it gets noisy. Enjoy!
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Hotel Mediodia Overview

Hotel Mediodia was built in 1914. It was founded during a prosperous intellectual and cultural period of time of the city.

Hotel Mediodia architecture of French influence is typical of the zone. Its monumental facade resembles the French-Belgian tendencies of the early century. Its Parisian neoclassic style heightens the solemn palatial hotel look, so effective at that time.

Culture was growing all around the area where Hotel Mediodia would be erected later on; for instance, the space where Paseo del Prado is currently located, and most particularly the area between Puerta de Atocha and Cuatro Fuentes, remained a tree-lined avenue until the XVIII century.

But the authentic arising of Paseo del Prado as an urban frame of the city of Madrid, did not occur until the reign of Carlos III when it was divided in three parts called San Fermin, San Jeronimo and Atocha.

The construction of the Museum of Natural Sciences commissioned by Carlos III himself, did also contribute to reform and embellish Paseo del Prado. The initiative, that would last throughout the reign of his son, would be interrupted by the War of Independence until the arrival of Fernando VII who finalized works and accomplished compilation of relevant sculptures and pictorial works that made possible to inaugurate the Museum in 1812.

In the first decade of the century, remarkable buildings of clear French artistic influence were built also by Alfonso XIII with the intention to embellish the city of Madrid.

Hotel Mediodia Amenities

  • Elevator / Lift
  • 24 Hour Reception
  • Air Conditioned
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Currency Exchange
  • Safe-Deposit Box
  • Cable / Satellite TV
  • Hair Dryer
  • TV
  • Laundry service
  • Desk
  • Direct dial phone
  • Internet Connection (wireless)

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