Short Review / Photos: The Westin Palace Hotel, Madrid, Spain

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    " One Of The Hospitality Pearls In The Capital : The Westin Palace Hotel : Madrid : Spain " by UggBoy♥UggGirl [ PHOTO // WORLD // TRAVEL ], on Flickr

    ^ Facade of the Westin Palace Hotel, Madrid

    We had a recent stay at this hotel, our first having been earlier stayed at other hotels in the Spanish capital and thought we would try this one this time around.

    After our night at the Hilton Madrid Airport we took their shuttle back to Barajas and boarded the Airport bus // EMT Airport Express // to Plaza de Cibeles in the heart of the city and only around 10 minutes walking distance to the Westin.

    Check-In: Very friendly and fast, a great lobby with murals and separate concierge and reception teams.

    Our room: Executive room, large king sized bed, we overlooked the interior courtyard with glass dome visible from the La Rotunde Lounge, a beautiful classic feel to this room type which we very much enjoyed and suited the overall hotel. From a sofa chair, writing desk to double sinks a great bathtub everything was as expected in this great historic hotel, the only downside was that one night stand lamp wouldn't work, this was strange, at the Hilton Madrid Airport the day before we had the same problem. Overall, a great room and we're glad we had this fantastic and highly recommended experience here.

    Some room photos:

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    " One Of The Hospitality Pearls In The Capital : The Westin Palace Hotel : Madrid : Spain " by UggBoy♥UggGirl [ PHOTO // WORLD // TRAVEL ], on Flickr

    ^ Views into the courtyard from our room window

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    " One Of The Hospitality Pearls In The Capital : The Westin Palace Hotel : Madrid : Spain " by UggBoy♥UggGirl [ PHOTO // WORLD // TRAVEL ], on Flickr

    ^ The fabulous heavenly bed

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    " One Of The Hospitality Pearls In The Capital : The Westin Palace Hotel : Madrid : Spain " by UggBoy♥UggGirl [ PHOTO // WORLD // TRAVEL ], on Flickr

    ^ Mini Bar set-up

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    " One Of The Hospitality Pearls In The Capital : The Westin Palace Hotel : Madrid : Spain " by UggBoy♥UggGirl [ PHOTO // WORLD // TRAVEL ], on Flickr

    ^ Elevator landing on the 4th floor
     
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    We had also partaken in some great in-room dinning offerings incl. breakfast which was very very good indeed, the service was fast, friendly and on time, plus SuperFoodRX items were once again on offer too.

    I will let the photos do the talking:

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    Westin Palace Hotel : Madrid Spain : In-Room Breakfast : March 2012 : Enjoy! by UggBoy♥UggGirl [ PHOTO // WORLD // TRAVEL ], on Flickr

    ^ Beautiful pancakes with strawberries for breakfast

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    Westin Palace Hotel : Madrid Spain : In-Room Breakfast : March 2012 : Enjoy! by UggBoy♥UggGirl [ PHOTO // WORLD // TRAVEL ], on Flickr

    ^ Excellent cappuccino too

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    Westin Palace Hotel : Madrid Spain : In-Room Breakfast : March 2012 : Enjoy! by UggBoy♥UggGirl [ PHOTO // WORLD // TRAVEL ], on Flickr

    ^ Warm naan and baba ganoush [ found under their Breakfast from around the world selection here ]

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    Westin Palace Hotel : Madrid Spain : In-Room Breakfast : March 2012 : Enjoy! by UggBoy♥UggGirl [ PHOTO // WORLD // TRAVEL ], on Flickr

    ^ Fresh fruit salad

    The quality was very good as expected from a great hotel such as the Westin Palace which surely counts as one of the best and most beautiful palace hotels in Madrid, beside the Ritz of course, which is only a few minutes walking distance from the Westin.
     
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    Looks great. Thanks for the review and photos.
     
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    Our conclusion: We found this hotel excellent from check-in to our check-out, we had a beautiful room [ Executive room on the 4th floor, Courtyard view ], beautiful bedding, a great elegant design, a gorgeous fully marbled bathroom with double sinks and great bathtub plus some gorgeous dinner and breakfast here too, a wonderful experience, this was our first stay here and shall not be our last. We're looking actually forward to stay here again in the future.

    PS. The hotel has a great location the heart of the Museum triangle eg. the Thyssen Bornemisza, the Prado and Reina Sofia are all close by within easy walking distance plus many restaurants, the city center arcades with shops, the classy Serrano street and many other attractions are close at hand too. Makes for a great stay and discovery in this beautiful capital city.

    Caution: Many thieves are underway and operate in gangs in Madrid or as couples. Take care of your belongings and avoid to be a "typical tourist" fit in with the locals.

    Here are some more images from our stay incl. our bathroom and in-room dinner:

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    Westin Palace Hotel, Plaza De Las Cortes 7, Madrid, Spain : In-Room Dinner : March 2012 : Enjoy! by UggBoy♥UggGirl [ PHOTO // WORLD // TRAVEL ], on Flickr

    ^ smoked salmon from the SuperFoodRX menu

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    Westin Palace Hotel, Plaza De Las Cortes 7, Madrid, Spain : In-Room Dinner : March 2012 : Enjoy! by UggBoy♥UggGirl [ PHOTO // WORLD // TRAVEL ], on Flickr

    ^ Poached salmon with condiments

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    Westin Palace Hotel, Plaza De Las Cortes 7, Madrid, Spain : In-Room Dinner : March 2012 : Enjoy! by UggBoy♥UggGirl [ PHOTO // WORLD // TRAVEL ], on Flickr

    ^ Gorgeous apple tartin to round things up nicely!

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    Executive Room : Bathroom : Westin Palace Hotel, Plaza De Las Cortes 7, Madrid, Spain : Great Hospitality In The Heart Of the Capital City! by UggBoy♥UggGirl [ PHOTO // WORLD // TRAVEL ], on Flickr

    ^ Beautiful double sinks

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    Executive Room : Bathroom : Westin Palace Hotel, Plaza De Las Cortes 7, Madrid, Spain : Great Hospitality In The Heart Of the Capital City! by UggBoy♥UggGirl [ PHOTO // WORLD // TRAVEL ], on Flickr

    ^ Very comfortable bathtub

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

    Happy and safe travels!:)
     
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    Indeed, it's a great hotel, highly recommended, thanks for your kind compliments!:)
     
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    Thanks again, indeed, the Westin offers gorgeously presented food, simply had to take some photos from our dinning. It tastes as good as it looks!:)
     
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    Thanks for sharing! :D
     
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