The hotel is next to Madrid's former bullfight arena and a metro (subway) station (Ventas). Whilst it is not right downtown, we have decided to walk the distance at least a couple of times because it is not that far and Calle Alcala takes you through a variety of neighbourhoods and streetside terraces that are all interesting and worth seeing and exploring (including the department store El Corte inglés halfway towards Retiro, the spectacular public parc right downtown Madrid). We thought the hotel was very proper, clean, and certainly conveniently located. In addition, our room came with a roof terrace that was especially in the evenings spectacular: we sat under the sky overlooking the open plaza of Ventas and the beautiful facade of the arena. We would also without reservation recommend to have breakfast at the hotel: at EUR 7,95 it is a buffet that is very reasonably priced in light of the variety of foodstuffs on offer, including the incredibly tasty fresh orange juice. The room turned out to be quite spacious, especially the bath room offered more space than the usual 'wet cell'. Apart from the roof top terrace mentioned above the room was equipped with a flatscreen television, desk, and baggage deposit. I appreciated the absence of thick (but typically dust loaded) carpets and the softwood floor covering. The room was clean and serviced daily. This was our first stay at this hotel but given the hotel's convenient location, facilities, and attractive price-quality ratio for the room rates, we will most likely consider it again for our next extended weekend stay in Madrid. The hotel considerably added to our appreciation of our short extended weekend stay in this beautiful city. I should like to thank reception staff who were very friendly and advised on the hotel's restaurant facilities and how to move about Madrid.