Fuente de la Cibeles means ‘The source of Cibeles’ and this is a fountain that was erected in 1782 and was initially placed outside the Museo del Prado but was moved to the center of the square. One can see the figure of the goddess of nature Cybele on a chariot pulled by lions and she holds a key and a scepter. The reason it was known as ‘source of Cibeles’ as it was the source of water for the citizens. Quality Madrid Hotels can be found near this tourist attraction. Below are a few:
This is one of the Madrid Hotels that one can stay at and get to easily enjoy the Chueca district, Paseo de la Castellana and Gran Via which is the main street. This 4-star hotel is a 19th century beauty that is made of marble and dark wood interiors and has 40 rooms to choose from. The rooms offer room’s service, heating, soundproofing, luggage storage, wireless internet, newspapers, and a safety deposit box. Facilities on offer include meeting facilities, business center, and breakfast in room, laundry, and ironing services, and bicycle and car rental services. The rooms are priced between 96 and 140 Euros.
The Ada Palace is one of Madrid hotels that offer sophistication and large terrace to get a superb view of the city center. This 4-star hotel is located on the main street of Gran Via and is not far from the Cibeles and the Bank of Spain as well as the Retiro Park and the Thyssen Museum. The hotel has 80 rooms, all soundproofed, air conditioned, attractively designed, with flat-screen TV’s and superb views. The rooms cost between 67 and 112 Euros and other facilities offered include room service, wireless internet, business center, currency exchange, car rental, designated smoking area, and a tour desk.
This is one of the 4-star Madrid hotels considered a boutique hotel and is located meters from the Thyssen Museum. There are two metro stations nearby and one can walk to reach all parts of the city. The hotel has 87 rooms that offer a welcome kit, a pillow menu, interactive satellite TV. soundproofing, air conditioning, heating, luggage storage, newspapers and free ADSL internet connection and cost between 92 and 136 Euros. Facilities include room service, babysitting services, VIP room facilities, currency exchange, and car rental and ticket service.
This is one of the 5-star Madrid Hotels located in the heart of the city and has a collection of historic art like ceramic pieces and mosaics and it is designed in marble and wood. it is located in the Golden Triangle of Art and is not far from the Plaza Cibeles, Retiro Park, Puerta del Sol, and the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum. The hotel has 115 rooms that are soundproofed and have a laptop safe, mini bar, LCD TV, music center and room service available. Each room costs between 171 Euros for a double room and 230 Euros for a duplex suite. Facilities include a business center, VIP room facilities, currency exchange, car rental, wireless internet, private parking, and bridal suite among others.
Maria Elena Palace
From the entrance to the lobby that has a lovely glass roof to its historic design, this 4-star hotel is set in the center of Madrid and is not far from the Puerta del Sol. It is just a short walk from the Golden Triangle of Art and three metro stations. The hotel has 87 rooms that have air conditioning, wireless internet, satellite TV, as well as hydro massage showers in en suite rooms, which cost between 81 and 117 Euros per night. Facilities include restaurant, bar, room service, meeting & banquet facilities, currency exchange, car rental, ticket service, and a 24-hour front desk.