March 21st 2013
Last weekend I had the pleasure of visiting one of our partner hotels in the Spanish capital, Madrid. The ME Hotel is located at the top of the Plaza De Santa Ana which is right in the heart of this beautiful city.
After the short 2 hour flight from Gatwick, we arrived in Madrid and took a 25 minute cab journey to the hotel, where we were met in reception by the lovely Max.
I was fortunate enough to stay in a suite which was a corner room giving fantastic views of the square and surrounding areas.
The hotel was once a popular place for Bull fighters to stay and there are traces of that history and tradition throughout the property. As much as the hotel has a traditional feel the general design is definitely contemporary and stylish. The bar and restaurant area next to the reception depict this blend perfectly.
As well as having a great lobby bar and fantastic restaurant, the property boasts the hottest bar in the city, located on the roof of the hotel and we were lucky enough to reserve a table on the Saturday night. Much of the night life we experienced in the bars close to the hotel had a young crowd but the crowd at the ME roof top bar was definitely older and more exclusive than any other venue that we visited. With amazing views of the city and a fantastic DJ. We would highly recommend it to any of our members visiting the hotel.
As well as wanting to see the ME hotel we were also in Madrid to see Limelight member Alan Hutton playing for Real Majorca against the mighty Real Marid. The Estadio Santiago Bernabeu is located just ten minutes away from the hotel and was everything that we had hoped it would be. We arrived in plenty of time to soak up the atmosphere in a bar and sampled yet more of the local beer and tapas!!!
Kick off was at 9pm and by that time the ground was packed and the atmosphere was electric. Despite being quite high up, our seats were fantastic and it was a pleasure to see Alan playing in such an incredible stadium and Ronaldo, Modric and Kaka were not too bad either!!!
Overall we had an excellent trip and would thoroughly recommend that our members visit this magnificent property in a truly captivating city. Whether you are looking to get away for a romantic weekend or a trip away with the boys to see Real or Athletico play, this hotel is perfect and caters for everyone!
Please contact your personal assistant for more information and check out the ME Madrid page on our website.
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