A selection of hotels and paradores
in the cities and towns surrounding Madrid city. Enjoy the rural
countryside and traditional scenes, visit Madrid, and return for a relaxing
rest from your sightseeing.
DE HENARES FEATURED HOTELS, COMMUNITY OF MADRID
|Alcalá de Henares,
meaning Citadel on the river Henares, is a Spanish city, whose historical
centre is one of UNESCO's World Heritage Sites, and one of the first bishoprics
founded in Spain. Located in the Autonomous Community of Madrid, 35 km
northeast of the city of Madrid, at a height of 588 metres (1929 ft) above
sea level, it has a population of around 200,000, the second largest of
the region after the Spanish capital itself. The city is generally known
simply as "Alcalá", but "de Henares" is often appended to differentiate
it from a dozen cities sharing the name Alcalá (from the Arabic
word for fortification or citadel). It is capital of Comarca de Alcalá.
The centre of the city remains essentially
medieval, with many winding cobbled streets, and many historic buildings.
The last 10-15 years have marked a notable improvement in the city, and
nowadays it is a pleasure to walk its streets. Still, there is work to
be done. The city centre surrounds Cervantes Square (the famous Plaza de
Cervantes) and is traversed by a long pedestrian main street, the "Calle
Mayor". Fortunately the old city centre has been largely preserved,
unlike the suburbs. There has been no clear planning by the city councillors
regarding expansion, and the sprawling suburban areas are irregularly constructed,
with the addition of seventies-style high rise blocks in many places.
One of the most important streets in the city is the "Calle del Cardenal
Cisneros" which takes tourists from the Madrid Gate at the entrance of
the city, to the old city center and the fabulous Cathedral in Santos Niños
Square. The city hosts a large population of international students
due to the presence of the University, and in particular its Spanish language
and literature programs for foreign students.
The Storks - Alcalá
is well-known for its population of white storks. Their large nests can
be observed atop many of the churches and historic buildings in the city,
and are themselves a significant tourist attraction. Situated in the lowlands
of the Henares river, the city is an attractive home for the migratory
storks due to the wide availability of food and nesting material in the
area. For over twenty year's Alcalá's storks have been counted and
studied, and the active protection and maintenance of their nests is by
official policy. Although once in danger of disappearing, with only eleven
pairs counted between 1986 and 1987, the population has grown to around
90 resident pairs today, many of which have shortened the distance and
duration of their typical migrations to remain in the city nearly all year.
Hotel Alcala de Henares, a Marriott Lifestyle Hotel, Alcala de Henares
The AC Alcala de Henares
is located in the commercial and industrial area of Alcala de Henares,
Spain, within two kilometres of the city centre and the University. Offering
easy access to Madrid and Henares business area, AC Alcala de Henares is
a modern property. Complimentary newspapers are available in the lobby,
and there is a room service menu, dry cleaning services, and a safe-deposit
box at the front desk. Airport transportation (surcharge) is subject to
availability. AC Alcala de Henares offers a restaurant with modern
decor, where Mediterranean dishes are served for lunch and dinner. Breakfast
from the buffet is available at a surcharge. The hotel has seven function
rooms catering for more than 1,000 delegates, and also offers a business
centre. Currency exchange and high-speed Internet access are available.
Guests can use the onsite fitness equipment and join aerobic classes organised
by the hotel. Swimming, tennis and horse riding are possible nearby, and
the nearest golf course is five kilometres from the hotel.
Madrid Alcalá de Henares
For a stop-over or a holiday
in Madrid, your fully air-conditioned, 3-star Hotel Campanile has everything
you need. Only 100 m from the train station, 20 min from Madrid Barajas
Airport, and 20 min to the city center, it is accessible from exit 26 off
motorway A2. Breakfast buffet - Hotel Campanile offers a full breakfast
from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. during the week and from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the
weekend so you can get a good start to your day. Choose your own balanced
breakfast from fruit juice, hot drinks, cereal, pastry and breakfast meats.
The hotel offers you a selection of seasonal ingredients that guarantee
quality and freshness all year-round. Discover our many choices of meat
and fish cooked on the grill and treat yourself to our daily specials.
Don't forget our generous hors d’œuvre and dessert buffet.
browsing accommodation in Alcalá de Henares and surrounding areas
El Bedel, Alcalá de Henares
Set in the historic centre
of Alcalá de Henares, the stately Husa El Bedel is 500 metres from
the beautiful Cervantes Square and 30 kilometres from Madrid. Nearby
attractions include the impressive Magistral Cathedral, 500 metres away,
and the Suroeste Nature Reserve, 30 kilometres distance. Madrid Barajas
International Airport is 20 kilometres from the hotel, a 45-minute drive.
Guests can start the day with the hotel's breakfast services, book sightseeing
tours through the concierge, and relax with a coffee in the bar-café,
which features dark wood floors, plush leather chairs and a full bar.
Business travellers can use conference facilities and there is Internet
access (surcharge), as well as a 24- hour front desk with multilingual
staff. The hotel is in an excellent position for exploring the surrounding
Forum Alcalá, Alcalá de Henares
Rafaelhoteles Forum Alcalá
is located in the Alcalá de Henares town centre, declared
World City Heritage by the UNESCO in 1998. The hotel is very well communicated,
being next to the Madrid Airport and exhibition site IFEMA, as well as
from numerous commercial centres and firms of the corridor of the Henares
and the most important historical and cultural areas of the city.
The hotel offers 132 rooms, 12 meeting rooms, a restaurant and 2 terraces.
Laventae restaurant - Its restaurant “Laventae” invites you to savour the
best in international cuisine dishes. The most select catering true to
an excellent quality and the freshness of its seasonal products. Its large
and expert staff will endeavour to provide you with the best service in
unique and very pleasant surroundings.
FEATURED HOTELS - COMMUNITY OF MADRID
|Alcobendas is a city located
in the Community of Madrid, central Spain. It is located roughly 13 km
north of Madrid and 7 km from the Barajas International Airport. It includes
a central urban zone, a recently built district known as Valdelasfuentes,
La Moraleja and El Soto de la Moraleja residential zones, the Valdelatas
natural reserve and a light industrial zone. A huge high-tech firm area
known as Valdelacasa is being built. Home for the Cosmocaixa sciences museum
and the Diversia entertainment center, it is also the location of a basketball
museum organized by Pedro Ferrándiz Foundation which is a home to
FIBA Hall of Fame. Alcobendas in is the B1 zone for Madrid's Transports.
Both Alcobendas and its neighbour city, San Sebastián de los Reyes
are communicated with Madrid via buses operated by the 'Interbús'
bus company. There are currently eight bus lines that go to and from different
districts of Alcobendas to Plaza de Castilla (the bus line central hub
for the northern area of Madrid). Alcobendas also has eight bus lines that
communicate the different zones of Alcobendas between themselves.
Alcobendas presently has four Metro
stations (La Granja, La Moraleja, Marqués de la Valdavia and Manuel
de Falla) which all belong to the line 10 of the Madrid Metro network.
These stations were recently opened by Esperanza Aguirre (President of
the Community of Madrid).
Hotel Amura Alcobendas in
Madrid is a deluxe property within close proximity of the Barajas Airport.
The hotel is situated in one of the best business and residential areas
in the city, with easy access from the Nacional I highway, M-40, M-30 and
M45 motorways, the municipal conference hall and the IFEMA (Feria Internacional
de Muestras de Madrid). A top technological hotel, the Amura Alcobendas
specializes in welcoming company clients with every modern comfort you
can imagine. Guests will enjoy the exquisite and exclusive cooking based
on the creative cuisine of the hotel's chef. The facilities also
include a fully equipped business center, a heated swimming pool and a
glass-covered terrace on the top floor. Each of the 153 guestrooms
is equipped with complimentary Internet access. There are eight suites
or double rooms with living room, and 18 are linked double rooms, ideal
Gran Madrid, Alcobendas
The Eurostars Gran Madrid
is a superior, deluxe hotel located in the northern section of Madrid,
convenient to the business parks in La Moraleja, Alcobendas, and San Sebastian
de los Reyes. It takes only 12 minutes to get to the airport or the
fairgrounds from the hotel. The Eurostars Gran Madrid, which opened in
the summer of 2003, is surrounded by shopping and entertainment centers.
The hotel's facilities also include complimentary parking, currency exchange,
laundry service, a business center and a gymnasium. The hotel features
a coffee shop, bar, lounge and El Foro restaurant which offers Mediterranean
and Provencal specialities. Room service is available. The Eurostars
Gran Madrid features 100 well-appointed and sound-proof guest rooms.
browsing accommodation in Alcobendas and surrounding areas
Madrd Norte, Alcobendas
Opened in 2006, the Rafael
Hoteles Madrid Norte is located in one of Madrid's business districts,
adjacent to the Omega Business Park. The city centre and the famous Paseo
de la Castellana avenue are both ten kilometres away. The Royal Palace,
Almudena Cathedral and Reina Sofia Museum are all within 17 kilometres.
After a day's business or sightseeing, guests can enjoy drinks and refreshments
on the bar terrace, with its plunge pool and solarium. The restaurant
serves innovative Mediterranean dishes accompanied by a wide selection
of Spanish wines from the cellar, and offers views of the Sierra de Madrid
mountains. Those with laptops can stay connected via high-speed wireless
Internet access, available throughout the hotel. Other amenities include
room service, currency exchange and garage parking (surcharge). Those in
need of retail therapy will find two shopping centres located within one
kilometre of the hotel.
FEATURED HOTELS - COMMUNITY OF MADRID
is a town lying 48 km south of Madrid, in the southern part of the Community
of Madrid. It is located at the confluence of the Tagus and Jarama rivers.
It is located 48 km from Toledo. It is located at the confluence of the
Tagus and Jarama rivers.
Aranjuez is known for the Palacio
Real de Aranjuez, a royal residence, and its vast gardens. The strawberries
of Aranjuez are also famous throughout Spain; they are shipped by the carload
to Madrid every day during their season.
Occidental Aranjuez (formerly
Barcelo Aranjuez) is a modern property overlooking its own 18-hole golf
course and situated three kilometres from the Royal Palace, park and gardens
of Aranjuez. The hotel is in an excellent position to explore; Chinchon
is 23 kilometres away and the Jardin del Principe gated park is only 5
kilometres away. The restaurant serves Mediterranean dishes on white
linen-topped tables, and the hotel's Bar Hoyo 19 is located in the lobby.
Guests can enjoy breakfast in the buffet restaurant (surcharge), play a
round of golf on the 18-hole course, and relax in the spa centre with Turkish
baths, spa circuit with pools and showers, a sauna, a solarium (closed
Mondays and Tuesdays except bank holidays), and massage treatments. The
hotel also has an outdoor swimming pool and a gym.
browsing accommodation in Aranjuez and surrounding areas
Hotel Don Manuel, Aranjuez
Hotel Don Manuel is located
in the town of Aranjuez, Spain, 43 miles from Madrid. The Royal Palace
and the Principe Gardens are within 1.5 kilometres. This contemporary
three-storey hotel has traditional styling. The hotel has a restaurant
and relaxing bar. There are multilingual staff at the 24-hour front
desk who can offer tour assistance and the use of a safe-deposit box. Wireless
Internet access is available in the air-conditioned public areas and there
is parking nearby for a surcharge. The 44 guestrooms are decorated in pastel
tones and have modern furnishings. All are equipped with satellite television
with premium channels, air conditioning, and wireless and wired Internet
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The origins of Chinchón go back to the times of the Carparthians,
although later civilizations like the Roman, Visigoth and Arab all left
their mark. Of interest in the town - Plaza Mayor - a classic mediaeval
square, dating from the fifteenth century, famous for its form, its colonnade
and its 234 balconies; Iglesia de Ntra. Sra. de la Asunción
- Built in the fifteenth century. It has a mixture of styles, from the
gothic to the baroque. The alta principal boasts the magnificent painting
by Goya "La Asunción de la Virgen"; Castillo de los Condes - Residence
of the Counts of Cabrera until 1520 when it was badly damaged during the
attack by the "quiñoneros". The third count demolished it and constructed
the present building between 1590 & 1598.
Though small, Chinchón is
known for its festivals, a big draw for people from nearby Madrid, and
those visiting it. Two of the biggest are the Chinchón Festival
de anis y vino, a celebration of locally distilled anisette and wine, which
takes place at the end of March, and the October garlic festival.
de Chinchón, Chinchón
The charmingly rustic Condesa
de Chinchon is named after a painting by Goya, and situated two blocks
from the main square of picturesque Chinchon, 30 kilometers from Madrid.
Nature-lovers will enjoy the cedars, magnolias and classical fountains
of the Garden of La Isla, in Aranjuez, 17 kilometers away. Art enthusiasts
can visit the world-famous Prado Museum, in Madrid, 35 kilometers away.
A two block walk along Avenida del Generalisimo is Chinchon's main square
with its arcades and wooden balconies. In summertime travelers should beware
as Chinchon's residents turn the square into a makeshift bullring.
Guests can breakfast on a terrace in the hotel's interior courtyard or
relax in the Condesa Room, with its deep sofas and armchairs and Spanish
antiques. Amenities include the 24-hour front desk, multilingual staff
and air conditioned public areas.
La Cerca, Chinchón
The Hotel La Cerca is located
in Chinchon, Spain, in the heart of this small town 150 metres from the
17th century main square. Chinchon is 20 kilometres from Aranjuez, its
Royal Palace and the Warner Brothers Theme Park, and 50 kilometres from
Madrid Airport. Nearby are facilities for swimming, aerobics, and
yoga, and the closest golf course is 21 kilometres away in Aranjuez. The
Hotel La Cerca is a stone townhouse in central Chinchon. The air-conditioned
lobby has a red-tiled floor, ornate staircase, and a safe-deposit box at
the wood-panelled front desk. Wireless Internet is available throughout
the property. Complimentary secure parking can be found nearby. The
hotel has a restaurant and bar with stone floor and wooden beams, serving
Castilian dishes such as lamb or suckling pig roasted on a wood fire. Drinks
can be enjoyed on the patio.
browsing accommodation in Chinchon
de Chinchón, Chinchón
Founded by the Lords of
Chinchón in the 17th century, this former Augustinian convent houses
monumental character set amongst that of Chinchón old town, with
its emblematic Plaza Mayor main square. Cypress trees, roses and wild privets
in the garden give a beautiful appearance, finished by the marvellous cloister
and softened by the blue water in the pool. Large windows and vaults,
classical Castilian furnishing and the pretty, spacious rooms make up the
hotel interior, characterised by a peaceful serene atmosphere. Head
to either of the Parador’s two restaurants: "El Convento" and "El Bodegón".
The first offers you the chance to savour exquisite dishes based on traditional
cuisine with a signature touch. We recommend the tasting menu and dishes
made with produce from Chichón plain. El Bodegón opens at
the weekend and on holidays, offering an alternative thematic cuisine:
Cocido Completo Taba (Taba chickpea and sausage stew served over two courses)
is a popular Madrid dish based on an original recipe from the late 19th