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Sep 16th, 2013, 07:41 PM
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Catalonia Las Cortes or Suite Prado Madrid?

Hi all,

Does anyone have a reco on which of these two Madrid hotels is a better choice? The Catalonia Las Cortes looks lovely, but we have the smallest room category and are afraid it will be tiny. The Suite Prado looks spacious, but of course will have lesser amenities. Has anyone stayed at either? We have reservations at both, and need to make a choice. We're in Madrid only three nights, and we're doing a day trip to Toledo, so convenience to the museums, etc is key.

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Sep 16th, 2013, 08:08 PM
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The Hotel Suite Prado belongs to the Lope de Vega hotel group and is usually meant for longer stays. The Catalonia Las Cortes is better for shorter stays, but both are located close to the museums you're interested in visiting, as well as to Atocha station. The hotels are about a 3-minute walk from each other.
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Sep 16th, 2013, 10:54 PM
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I stayed at the Catalonia Las Cortes for five nights in Oct 2011. My double bed room was a good size with a large, marble bathroom and juliet balcony. Don't think I had a room upgrade. Nice hotel and a great location for a first trip to Madrid.
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Sep 18th, 2013, 11:36 AM
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Thanks for your replies.

BowenLinda, our double room is listed at 205 sq feet. Pretty small. I don't think it has a balcony. Perhaps you were upgraded or had a deluxe double? I really do love the look of this hotel.

Robert2533, any idea if the Suites hotel has helpful staff, etc? Is there another reason it's meant only for longer stays.?

Anyone else with knowledge of these hotels?

Thank you so much!
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Sep 22nd, 2013, 07:05 AM
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No comparison-Suites Prado is gloomy/dated.I'd take a room at Catalonia over the Suites-any size!
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Sep 24th, 2013, 06:49 PM
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Okay, chapla--thanks!
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Sep 24th, 2013, 09:46 PM
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I loved Catalonia Las Cortes. We had a fantastic room, huge bathroom and the free breakfast was amazing! Great location for exploring Madrid.
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Sep 24th, 2013, 09:48 PM
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Oh and the hotel staff was excellent, very attentive. I appreciated that they called and booked our tickets for Casa Patas flamenco show as our Spanish is greatly lacking.
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Sep 25th, 2013, 07:00 AM
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Great, thank you, GiuliaPiraino, although our rate does not include free breakfast.
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Sep 25th, 2013, 07:05 AM
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Ah, I just looked and we had free breakfast because we booked through agoda.com, most of their rooms include breakfast which is why I always check them first.
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Sep 25th, 2013, 07:18 AM
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At least they used to before Priceline bought them, now it's an "option", but they still have great prices MOST of the time
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