My memorable Ayre Gran Colon Hotel of Madrid !!

I came into some new older pictures and looking at my blog saw had mentions of the hotel but no post on it, sadly this needed to be remedy, I spent my life in many many hotels and even worked in the industry but as some brings more nostalgia than others, the one in Madrid does and needs a post of its own, Therefore, here is my humble thank you rendition to the Ayre Gran Colon Hotel of Madrid !! Hope you enjoy the post as I.

madrid ayre gran colon dr esquerdo from samaria sep15

The Ayre Gran Colon Hotel is at calle Pez Volador corner with calle Doctor Esquerdo very close to metro line 9 of Sanz de Baranda coming from the airport. My standard bearer for many years coming to Madrid on business, a second home, known by all staff really, was here every year at least once for 9 years !   The hotel is made up of two buildings , Edificio Europa and Edificio América. Both spaces are joined by a spectacular 1,200-square-meter garden and an art gallery, Noteworthy for the stained-glass windows and the frescoes decorating the meeting rooms, lobbies, coffee-shop and restaurants, by artist Manuel Ortega, best known for his stained-glass windows in La Almudena Cathedral.

mad ayre gran hotel colon front may16

A very nice hotel, well located (bus – metro) nearby, competent and very pleasant staff, very well insulated despite the nearby road, recommended for visiting Madrid, either with family or business. Warm welcome, spacious, comfortable, air-conditioned, clean room and quiet establishment. Spacious room and very good bedding, rich breakfast and very pleasant staff , Offering luggage storage and a reception hall ,Nice hotel complex. Recommended. The Ayre Hotels was owned by El Corte Inglés and Palladium Hotel Group, however last year was sold to capital financing Eurazeo (know well was under them for a while), This is as far as ownership because the day to day continues as before,

madrid ayre gran colon hotel calle pez-volador esq dr esquerdo apr17

This modern hotel includes a café, meeting rooms and express check-in and check-out. It also offers babysitting services, a currency exchange service and a 24-hour reception. The hotel offers rooms with a minibar and a hairdryer. Each bedroom has closets, in-room safes and desks. It has a restaurant and a bar for relaxing at the end of the day. Room service is also available during certain hours.  In the Retiro district Retiro Park about 9 min or 700 meters walk Paseo del Prado 27 min walk, Madrid-Atocha Cercanías Station metro line 9 and circular line 6  Sainz de Baranda Station , 200 meters or 3 minutes on foot.

madrid ayre gran colon hotel backyard apr17

Very central to all my favorites, on foot I left the hotel , and headed out to Calle Dr Esquerdo street, walk towards Conde de Casal, but turn right on ave de Nazaret , this took me to plaza del Niño Jesus (square), here reach avenida de Menendez Pelayo and the Retiro park was on my right hand side. Flashes back already as every building every turn almost every house got to think, “I was here”.

Again, can ‘t say it enough ,this is an excellent hotel, with cafe resto dj music disco style at nights, and central to all of Madrid in addition to metro as above you have the bus lines 20, 30, 32, 56, 143, 156, N8 stops right in front, 25 km from Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas international airport and easy access to the IFEMA Exhibition Centre, I needed taxi service once to get to office and they were very efficient and on time

.The Café Ayre is wonderful with dj music ,big sports TV, (to see my Real Madrid),  The breakfast are full style with plenty to eat and great display of goodies,nice. The lounge bar is ideal for a drink with nice views on the street Doctor Esquerdo! 

The official Ayre Hotels :

The Palladium Group on the Ayre Gran Colon of Madrid :

The Madrid tourist office on the Ayre Gran Colon Hotel :

There you go folks, a wonderful experience that can only look forward to be back, and bring my boys, eventually. This is my Madrid, always the memories will lingered forever. The Ayre Gran Colon Hotel is part of my life there,and will look forward to continue. It is recommended folks, do try it, you will love it. Again, hope you enjoy the post as I

And remember, happy travels, good health, and many cheers to all !!!

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