When we can travel again, how about visiting Madrid? Renowned hotel reviewer Matthew Hirtes recently hit the Spanish capital on a press trip. Here’s what he made of his stay at Madrid’s Hotel Maydrit Airport.
Hotel Maydrit Airport….handily close to the airport but a convenient base to explore the heart of Madrid too
An oasis within the oasis of the one-time out-of-town La Alameda de Osasuna, Hotel Maydrit Airport proves ideal to beat the retreat from the heat of a Madrid summer. The cool exterior and verdant surroundings make for a more than stylish airport hotel. Tasteful prints of famous landmarks in the Spanish capital lends the establishment a local air.
Given the short nature of my stay, I didn’t really explore the alcoholic beverages on offer at the Maydrit. Although I did enjoy a caña (half pint) of cerveza served in a perfectly chilled glass in the Terraza Alameda. Accompanied by bar-snack nibbles.
I arrived too late for lunch. Highlights include a selection of homemade croquettes (ham, bull’s tail, and Gorgonzola with walnuts) for 9,90€, house hamburger (Black Angus, manchego, bacon, red onion, and garnish) priced at 13,50€, and beef entrecote, sauteed potatoes, and chimichurri sauce for 15,95€. A night out at foodie paradise Mercado de San Miguel and an early flight meant I missed dinner and breakfast too.
There’s a free shuttle bus from the airport located a convenient 4.4km and eight minutes away. Unlike London’s M25, Madrid’s M-30 is an inner ring road. We jumped into a taxi to reach the Mercado de San Miguel, a 20-minute drive via the M-30, which we increased in journey time by stopping off for selfies at Atlético de Madrid’s nearby Wanda Metropolitano stadium.
Book doubles from 70€ a night. At the other end of the spectrum, junior suites start at 130€ a night. They include a living room, king-size beds, and bling-bling Bvlgari bathroom goodies.
Contact Hotel Maydrit Airport
Website page: https://www.hotelmadridmaydrit.com/en/
- Address: Calle Piragua 1, 280492, Madrid
- Tlf: 911 96 92 00
Photographs by Matthew Hirtes and Leslie Graham