Hotel Catalonia Puerta del Sol – Review

The Catalonia Puerta del Sol occupies an amazing XVIII century building in the historical city center of Madrid, just a few minutes from the Puerta del Sol. The Catalonia Puerta del Sol offers both a great location and a fantastic historical building.  You will stay at a palace where the old carriage access is the reception today and the fantastic courtyard of the palace has been transformed into a charming central social area. 


La Puerta del Sol is just 50 meters from the hotel. The 3 major art museums of the city are also just 15 minutes away on foot, as is the Atocha train station. If you decide to stay at this hotel you will be close to the main tourist sights in Madrid.  Starting with Puerta del Sol, where the building of the Madrid regional government is located, and which boasts the famous clock that, every year, is the top city highlight at New Year´s Eve. The Royal Palace, Plaza Mayor, Retiro Park or Prado Museum are at less than 15 minutes walk from the hotel. 


The hotel has 63 rooms, of mid to large size. All rooms are elegantly decorated with a classical style and earthy and wooden decoration. Rooms are equipped with air conditioning, parquet floors, flat-screen satellite TV, a private bathroom, and a minibar. The bathrooms are large and use marble in decoration. Maybe not the fanciest decoration but very clean and spacious. 

Since the hotel is located in a busy area, the windows are equipped with double glazing. 


The hotel restaurant serves a daily buffet-style breakfast. The hotel also has a covered interior patio where guests can kick back and enjoy a relaxing drink.

The hotel boasts a courtyard with a glass ceiling, a perfect space to relax and meet.

 Overall review

The Catalonia Puerta del Sol hotel is perfect for you if you like to stay in historical buildings at excellent locations where nearly everything is at walking distance. 

The hotel does not offer the most updated or minimalist decoration, so if you enjoy ultra-modern hotels with the latest design this is not probably your best option. Having said this, the hotel offers good value for money (taking into account both the location and the quality of the hotel) and is amongst our favorite options near Sol. 


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Other hotels near Puerta del Sol

La Puerta del Sol is a top spot in Madrid: a place where local madrileños gather and meet to go shopping. The area is especially busy during the Christmas season. 

We share with you other hotel options to stay near Puerta del Sol in this post. You can also find two of our top picks below. 

Q What to do in Madrid near Catalonia Puerta del Sol

Teatro Figaro
Teatro Nuevo Apolo
Plaza de Santa Ana
Estación de metro Tirso de Molina
Teatro Español

Q What is the check-in and check-out time at hotel Catalonia Puerta del Sol

Check-in After 15:00 and check-out After 15:00

Q Where to eat near Catalonia Puerta del Sol

Rosi La Loca Taberna
Indian Aroma

Q Where to stay near Catalonia Puerta del Sol

Gran Hotel Inglés
Pestana Plaza Mayor
Hotel Urban
Plaza Mayor de Madrid
Room Mate Alba
CoolRooms Atocha
Axel Hotel Madrid
Catalonia Las Cortes
Catalonia Plaza Mayor

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