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Hotel Círculo Gran Vía, Autograph Collection - Madrid, Spain [Master Thread]

Hotel Círculo Gran Vía, Autograph Collection - Madrid, Spain [Master Thread]

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Must be 18+ yrs old to stay at the property due to the on-site casino. Hotel heck-in is at a specific spot in the casino.
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Old May 24, 17, 10:19 am
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Hotel Círculo Gran Vía, Autograph Collection - Madrid, Spain [Master Thread]

Hotel website:

http://www.marriott.com/hotels/trave...ph-collection/

Category 8.

"The Hotel Círculo Gran Vía and the history of Madrid is revealed through the main rooms of this palace, the former home of the capital city’s Merchants and Industrialists' Circle. Inaugurated in 1924 and partly renovated in 2017 to be turned into an adult only hotel is a reference because of its excellent location, the perfect accommodation for discovering the city’s main attractions, being only a few metres away from the Plaza Mayor, the Puerta del Sol, the Royal Palace and it's only 17 km away from Madrid’s Adolfo Suárez Airport.

With 71 fully equipped rooms combining tradition and design, a Fitness room, meeting rooms, free Wi-Fi and unique spaces such is its spectacular terrace, guests will find everything necessary for a memorable stay, for both business and leisure travellers. Relive the history of the city and its main artery through the Hotel Círculo Gran Vía."

Adults Only
"Only guests of 18 years of age or older, and those persons who comply with all the legal and administrative requirements to access the Casino operated in the Building, and that are not registered in the general access to the Game Registration Register (RGIAJ), will be able to stay in the Hotel."

Property has 46 rooms & 25 suites. Casino onsite (hence the adult only part).
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Old Jun 1, 17, 9:10 pm
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Hotel Círculo Gran Vía, Autograph Collection - Madrid, Spain

This appears to be a new addition to the Autograph collection, and I couldn't find a thread about it. It's an Adults only hotel, and Marriott Category 8 for redemptions.

Any experiences here? Any experiences are far as Platinum recognition (breakfast, room upgrades)?
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Old Jun 2, 17, 6:50 am
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I started a thread on it last week. Really strange it didn't come up on search (I did a search & didn't see it either).

http://www.flyertalk.com/forum/marri...rid-spain.html

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Old Jun 6, 17, 8:51 am
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Wondering if any feedback yet on this.

Plat heading to Madrid tomorrow night and booked at the AC Santo Mauro for 3 nights.

Had a momentary thought about staying here instead given the enviable location and the heat wave that's expected.

Looks very nice.
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Old Jun 7, 17, 1:37 am
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Just checked out of this property this morning. Not an expert on writing the reviews here, but in few sentences:
1. Lobby - as stated the hotel is in the same building with Casino, therefor they register you in Casino at a Check-in. The Check in process was efficient enough even they seemed not to know all about Platinum benefits, as they are open only for 3 weeks, but together we cleared it out. You can get a points, or welcome amenity. As there is no Lounge you get the breakfast, or if your rate includes it - 750 points.
2. Room - Booked the cheapest Guest room and was upgraded to Junior Suite, It doesn`t consist of separate living room but the room was decent size. Bed was similar to what you have in Marriott hotels. Windows looked into small alley on the other side of the hotel. Overall the interior neutral, but I`m afraid because the quality of the things doesn`t look too good it might wear out quickly.

3. Bathroom - this is the tricky part because you don`t really have the bathroom as it is more or less area where you enter the room, on the left you have sink with mirror, and separate toilet, and on the right there is wardrobe/cabinet and combined Shower/bath area with window wall.


4. Breakfast/restaurant - Breakfast wasn`t the best, but decent, you have buffet with fruits, cold cuts, cheese, bread and juices, plus you can order from the menu, plus coffee for your taste.




5. Location - I think it is hard to get more central location in Madrid, but even then my stay was very quite and as the room faced side street and not Gran Via I had a decent sleep.

conclusion - overall the hotel is nice, as it is new it still lacks some basic things like paper and pen in the room but as i understood from staff it is on the way together with other things. If I had to rate it I would put it on the same level as Double tree by Hilton Madrid.
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Thanks for the trip report & pictures. Much appreciated.

Cheers.
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Any recent reviews since the one above? I'm looking at the 3 different Autograph Collection hotels in Madrid for 5 nights next month. I've read up on the other two but seems location might be the driving factor in this.
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Any recent stays other than the 1 that was reported after they were open for 3 weeks?
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Would also like to know of any recent experience staying here
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Old Dec 16, 18, 7:16 pm
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Any recent stays other than the 1 that was reported after they were open for 3 weeks?
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Would also like to know of any recent experience staying here
not exactly recent as I stayed in early June 2018 and wrote a review for the Westin and forgot about this place (not because it’s bad or anything)

The hotel is in a nicer area for shopping compared to the Westin. Lots of shopping and restaurants close to the Gran Via. The hotel is inside a casino building as noted but there is a dedicated lobby and entrance off the the Main Street. Close to metro stop. As it was the start of the tourist season, was not able to get a suite upgrade and none were showing available online. Got a 3rd floor room facing the Main Street. No noise issue that I was aware of. Room is oddly configured as you walk into the open bathroom at the entrance with showers on the right and toilet on the left. Not especially good with room mate situations. Past this is the bedroom portion of the room. Rooms are nicely decorated with “European” styling. Bed is comfortable and internet is fast. I would recommend asking for a regular style room with actual separate bathroom.

Gym was was also on the 3rd floor. Small but sufficient with a couple machines and a weight set. No other facilities that I’ve found.

the restaurant on the 2nd floor serves breakfast (included for platinums). A menu of 10 or so hot dishes for your choosing and unlimited cold and warm buffet items. Decent but cant compare to a buffet at the Westin Palace.

I would consider the hotel a small boutique. Not a lot of rooms and room size not super big. But the location is excellent and would be a great starting point for tourists.

If i remember correctly, there are only about 10% of the rooms that have two twins, so plan accordingly. Service overall is decent. Not overly great but passable for Europe. For comparison, I would choose Westin because of the potentially bigger room, better breakfast, and bigger gym. I would choose this hotel for better access to restaurants and shopping in the area.
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Old Dec 16, 18, 10:19 pm
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not exactly recent as I stayed in early June 2018 and wrote a review for the Westin and forgot about this place (not because it’s bad or anything)

The hotel is in a nicer area for shopping compared to the Westin. Lots of shopping and restaurants close to the Gran Via. The hotel is inside a casino building as noted but there is a dedicated lobby and entrance off the the Main Street. Close to metro stop. As it was the start of the tourist season, was not able to get a suite upgrade and none were showing available online. Got a 3rd floor room facing the Main Street. No noise issue that I was aware of. Room is oddly configured as you walk into the open bathroom at the entrance with showers on the right and toilet on the left. Not especially good with room mate situations. Past this is the bedroom portion of the room. Rooms are nicely decorated with “European” styling. Bed is comfortable and internet is fast. I would recommend asking for a regular style room with actual separate bathroom.

Gym was was also on the 3rd floor. Small but sufficient with a couple machines and a weight set. No other facilities that I’ve found.

the restaurant on the 2nd floor serves breakfast (included for platinums). A menu of 10 or so hot dishes for your choosing and unlimited cold and warm buffet items. Decent but cant compare to a buffet at the Westin Palace.

I would consider the hotel a small boutique. Not a lot of rooms and room size not super big. But the location is excellent and would be a great starting point for tourists.

If i remember correctly, there are only about 10% of the rooms that have two twins, so plan accordingly. Service overall is decent. Not overly great but passable for Europe. For comparison, I would choose Westin because of the potentially bigger room, better breakfast, and bigger gym. I would choose this hotel for better access to restaurants and shopping in the area.
Thanks for the info. I'll be there next week so I hope my SNAs clear.

Would you say the immediate area around the hotel is safe?
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Old Dec 16, 18, 11:32 pm
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Any recent stays other than the 1 that was reported after they were open for 3 weeks?
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Thanks for the info. I'll be there next week so I hope my SNAs clear.

Would you say the immediate area around the hotel is safe?
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It is a very busy area including some nice pedestrian walking street and lots of street cafe. In the winter time not as much going on in the streets compared to summer.

having said that, keep your guard up. Lots of pick pockets and I personally witnessed two cases hands into backpack that week I was there. They work in teams or two or more. But it happens not just in Spain, happens in Italy, happens in France, so as long as you are vigilant, should be fine. Enjoy.

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It is a very busy area including some nice pedestrian walking street and lots of street cafe. In the winter time not as much going on in the streets compared to summer.

having said that, keep your guard up. Lots of pick pockets and I personally witnessed two cases hands into backpack that week I was there. They work in teams or two or more. But it happens not just in Spain, happens in Italy, happens in France, so as long as you are vigilant, should be fine. Enjoy.

Thanks

Very excited to visit the city for the first time The hotel seems like an excellent jumping off point as it is only a 10-20min walk to all the major attractions
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Old Jul 20, 19, 7:57 am
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We stayed here in March. Very nice hotel. We had a great balcony. Very walkable to many attractions and metro. Breakfast was very good and staff great. Would definitely recommend.
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