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The Occidental San Miguel Ángel Madrid

by Kimberly Krol

Nov 28, 2014

Madrid City Center, Spain © Ventdusud | Dreamstime

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I was navigating the Metro from the airport and was slightly concerned about finding my way to the hotel from the Gregorio Marañón station, especially given the early-morning hour and my groggy state from my overnight flight. To my pleasant surprise, I walked up the station steps and the hotel stood before me. Given the pre-dawn time, the lobby was quiet and empty.

 

I was traveling with one of my best friends, and our suite was more than ample for both of us and all our stuff. Upon entering into a small foyer, we turned left into a living area with a couch, an armchair and a coffee table. A desk was tucked in the corner and a rotating TV sat atop a dresser, separating the living area from the beds. Two double beds next to each other and flanked by nightstands provided a peaceful night’s sleep. A closet/dressing area was tucked off the bedroom. The large marble bathroom had a Jacuzzi tub and separate shower.

 

Thankfully, we had early check-in as we were about four hours out from anything being open in Madrid. After an overnight flight, we were happy to collapse in the inviting beds for a few hours of sleep before starting our day.

 

I did not have the opportunity to dine at the property. However, there are plenty of on-site options, including Restaurante Arco, serving a breakfast buffet; El Jardín del Miguel Ángel’s alfresco dining; the lobby bar; and Restaurant M29.

 

The fitness center, pool and spa are amenities to make time for, as five minutes into a workout or a swim, one could easily forget one is at a hotel. State-of-the-art equipment and offerings and ample space easily rival any membership gym.

 

The Occidental San Miguel Ángel is conveniently located for accessibility, but away from all the overcrowding and hoopla found in the city center, with a bit more peace and quiet. From here, my trip to the Spanish capital was simply perfect.

 

The Occidental San Miguel Ángel Madrid

Miguel Ángel 29-31

28010, Madrid

Spain

tel 34 91 442 00 22

 

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