Madrid always surprised me, each time I take a trip to Madrid (which has been 3 times and counting!), I have always liked to check out a new area of the city and have stayed in a different hotel each time. However, the Hyatt Centric Gran Via Madrid completely changed that for me. I think I have now found my home away from home in Madrid .
With all things considered such as location, property, service and amenities, the Hyatt Centric Gran Via Madrid has definitely taken the crown for me.
The hotel is on the Gran Vía, which is the main street through the centre of Madrid and is lined with shops. You couldn’t be more central. One of the most convenient places to stay in the city: walking distance from many of the sights, with metro stations along its length and a huge choice of restaurants to try nearby.
Our room had a balcony with a view over Gran Via, although we were staying right next to the main street, we didn’t hear any noise coming from outside. The beds, as all Hyatt, are exceptionally comfortable ensuring the highest quality of sleep. This was particularly a nice treat at the end of our day. Cushions are printed with kittens wearing headphones or sunglasses, inviting you to ‘fiesta’ or ‘siesta’.
The young team are very welcoming and helpful; they know all the best places to go and are happy to share their insider knowledge. The front desk crew was amazing: warm, friendly, and funny. Same for the breakfast crew that greeted me at the breakfast buffet every morning. The breakfast buffet offers a high standard of pastries, pancakes, cheese, spanish hams, charcuterie, fruit and yogurts with eggs cooked to order and plenty of healthy options.
There are too many amazing dining options at Hyatt Centric Gran Via Madrid. On the first floor, the Hielo y Carbón restaurant overlooks the Gran Vía and offers a fusion of Peruvian and Spanish cuisine. On the ground floor, the Ondas café-bar serves a variety of vermouths and coffees.
The Hyatt Centric’s most spectacular space is the Jardín de Diana roof terrace, dominated by a statue of Diana like the picture below, the goddess of hunting, which is open for drinks and food with fantastic views across the city. Unfortunately is closed for the winter, one more reason to go back, but if you visit Madrid late spring to autumn don’t miss the most eclectic rooftop in Gran Via.
Created for millennial-minded travelers who want to be in the middle of the action, There are unlimited photo opportunities on the Hyatt Centric Gran Via Madrid making it so Instagrammable.
Overall, I had an unforgettable stay and already can’t wait to return.
Thank you Hyatt Centric Gran Via Madrid for becoming my home-away-from-home in the fabulous city of Madrid!