Short Review || Photos || Hotel Gran Melia Fenix Madrid || Spain

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    || Short Review || Photos || Hotel Gran Melia Fenix Madrid || Spain ||

    Earlier in the year [ 2012 ] we had the opportunity to stay at the Gran Melia Fenix in Madrid, Spain and here are some of our impressions and memories collected.

    The Gran Melia Fenix is the flagship hotel of the Spanish Melia hotel chain and is a member of The Leading Hotels of the World.

    Location: Plaza de Colon on Calle Hermosilla 2 in the heart of the city, the same building houses on the opposite the Hard Rock Cafe Madrid. Access is easy to the attractions of the Spanish capital, the hotel is surrounded by famous art institutions, restaurants, cafes, the underground train and glorious shopping.

    First Impressions: A grand and beautiful building with a wonderful entrance, doorman was inside, saw us coming in the hotel, took our luggage and we could check-in, the lady from downstairs brought us upstairs to the RED LEVEL Lounge in which we could check-in and had a nespresso in the meantime while waiting a few minutes until our room was ready.

    Our room: Premium room with Jacuzzi and private terrace. A great room type, very elegant furnishings and great luxurious feel, ideal for our stay, this was something we looked forward too. From the fantastic bed with high quality linens, jacuzzi on the terrace, fully marbled bathroom, Clarins Paris bath amenities, large TV with international channels, fast internet access to a fully stocked mini bar, pillow menu and even a personal scent menu was on offer.

    RED LEVEL: Our room type included RED LEVEL lounge access. We loved this lounge during our stay as much as the whole hotel. The services offered are fantastic as is the lounge itself a masterpiece of hospitality. We encountered friendly staff, free newspapers, complimentary champagne, gorgeous happy hour with a real dinner offering and breakfast with a la carte items, all included in our overnight rate paid. Even when we think right now about the RED LEVEL we melt away in our positive memories.

    Eat || Drink: Beside the fantastic offerings in the RED LEVEL lounge, we enjoyed also room service incl. Spanish omlettes, fried rice specialities and hot chocolate. Overall, highly recommended.

    Overall: A wonderful heritage hotel in the heart of the Spanish capital, a true luxury hotel which had many famous names seen over the years. We had a wonderful experience at this hotel, Gran Melia Fenix is beautiful, elegant but not overbearing. This is what luxury is all about, special for the guest and special for the hotel, employees have shown pride to work there. We felt just that as guests too.

    Psssst.........As members of the MELIA MAS rewards program we received also a 40 Euro discount towards eating and drinking in the hotel, which reduced our final bill on check-out.

    Would we recommend this hotel? YES!
    Would we return to this hotel? YES!

    Let our photo memories do the talking of this gorgeous luxury hotel:

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    " Majestic Hospitality on Hermosilla 2 [ Plaza de Colon : Paseo de la Castellana : Calle Serrano ] in the heart of Madrid " by || UggBoy♥UggGirl || PHOTO || WORLD || TRAVEL ||, on Flickr

    ^ The Grand Melia Fenix facade.

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    " Majestic Hospitality on Hermosilla 2 [ Plaza de Colon : Paseo de la Castellana : Calle Serrano ] in the heart of Madrid " by || UggBoy♥UggGirl || PHOTO || WORLD || TRAVEL ||, on Flickr

    ^ Elevator landings on each floor which are also connected by grand staircase.

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    " Majestic Hospitality on Hermosilla 2 [ Plaza de Colon : Paseo de la Castellana : Calle Serrano ] in the heart of Madrid " by || UggBoy♥UggGirl || PHOTO || WORLD || TRAVEL ||, on Flickr

    ^ Our bed.

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    " Majestic Hospitality on Hermosilla 2 [ Plaza de Colon : Paseo de la Castellana : Calle Serrano ] in the heart of Madrid " by || UggBoy♥UggGirl || PHOTO || WORLD || TRAVEL ||, on Flickr

    ^ Our bed. Another perspective.

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    " Majestic Hospitality on Hermosilla 2 [ Plaza de Colon : Paseo de la Castellana : Calle Serrano ] in the heart of Madrid " by || UggBoy♥UggGirl || PHOTO || WORLD || TRAVEL ||, on Flickr

    ^ Jacuzzi on our room terrace.
     
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    Looks fantastic!! :)
     
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    Indeed, it is a beautiful hotel, it was ideal for a great weekend break!:)
     
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    Thanks for the pics! That's a beautiful place.
     
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    My pleasure, glad you like the hotel, it is a beautiful place for a weekend in Madrid.
     
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    I've only been to Madrid once (much prefer Barcelona), and stayed with friends there. But if I ever go back to Madrid I'd like to stay at the Melia, even if just for one night. :)
     
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    Good to know you like Barcelona too, and indeed I highly recommend the Gran Melia, beautiful location, service and high standards, IMHO, try out a Red Level room which offers a great deal of inclusions in the hotel, from breakfast with complimentary a la carte options, happy hour with champagne and enough to eat to make nearly a proper dinner out of it and of course personalized service and larger rooms, eg. as in our case a room with private terrace and jacuzzi. Well worth IMHO.:)
     
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    Cool, thanks for the tips. Will keep in mind if I have the chance to stay there.
     
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    My pleasure, when you stay there, make sure you will report back on MP! PS......do not forget to sign up for their MAS Rewards program, just for being member when making our booking we received a 40 Euro off voucher which was deducted on our check-out bill.:)
     
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    Will do.
     
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