…. at Cuesta de Santo Domingo 2, just opposite Teatro Real in Madrid (the Opera) did we have 5 very comfortable nights of great sleep – the beds are heavenly.
Hotel Ópera 4* – 79 rooms
Cuesta de Santo Domingo, 2,
Phone; +34 902 24 48 48
Madrid isn’t cheap city when it comes to hotels, I booked our room already in October last year … and got a fantastic rate, 375€ for 5 nights without breakfast. That was a true bargain.
The reviews for the hotel are all over the place, but all reviews agreed that the location is fantastic, but so long as we have comfortable beds and great shower and don’t have to crawl over the bed to get to the other side of the room are we pleased.
We got room 104 on the first floor – so we used the stairs instead of waiting on busy lifts . A great welcoming and fast check-in.
The room was 20sqm and the bathroom was bright and big .. with everything we needed, newly refurbished I guess with rain forest shower, but also hand shower … that we girls prefer. Very fresh and with big white fluffy bath towels.
But the beds are SO good, slept through every night. Perfect for us both.
Cleaning of the bathroom was spotless and the room also, but they missed a used glass one day. I can live with that.
The Wifi is free and good.
If there was something about the room to complain about was the straw decoration that was glued to the desk in front of the TV and the wardrobe was a bit small, nothing major.
Their breakfast buffet was offered in the dining room (that I couldn’t find) for 8,50€ to us – normal price is 12,50€. Most breakfast we had in their very busy El Café de la Ópera.
Nothing fancy about the set up – very basic – with a breakfast menu with images … and a breakfast cost about 5€. Different choices, but all includes coffee of choice and fresh orange juice. Last morning we enjoy breakfast al fresco out on the pavement, but it doesn’t start serving until, 10am to midnight.
The cafe where busy the whole day with locals coming in to have their morning coffee, it was a meeting point for all ages. Also on what they called the Terraza was busy for lunch and dinner, both locals and tourists. And in the evening before bedtime, we always stopped for a night cap and it was busy in the warm pleasant September evenings.
Our first evening in Madrid with had our evening meal at the cafe – eating outside … a very nice platter with 6 big mixed tapas (small sandwiches really) we share and with that we had a glass of wine and an ice cold beer. Can’t remember if we had any coffee, but the damage came to 25€. It was excellently presented great flavors and fantastic service.
All staff very helpful and service minded, both at the reception and in the cafe.
So hopefully we will get a great rate again when we are revisiting. SOON!
Because the hotel ticked all our boxes with 2 min walk to Metro Opera, 3 min walk to the closest ATM and great shops at Calle del Arenal that goes to Plaza Puerta del Sol, great restaurants across the road, 10 min walk to Gran Via and 3 min to Palacio Real de Madrid.
“Laugh and the world laughs with you,
snore and you sleep alone.”
My cloud is the only Spanish Classical piece I know – Concierto de Aranjuez (Adagio), but one of the most beautiful. Composed by Joaquin Radrigo Vidre (1901–1999), born in Sagunto, Valencia. His Concierto de Aranjuez was written in 1932.