As part of a plan to establish closer ties between Sweden and Spain, the Suecia was launched in the mid-1950s by Swedish Prince Bertil. Set in a quiet street next to the Circulo de Bellas Artes and a short stroll from Alcalá and the Cibeles roundabout, it's a pleasant place to stay, in easy reach of all central sights. Rooms are bright and comfortable, and the spacious lobby opens into a bar area where an international breakfast buffet includes a variety of hot and cold dishes to get your day off to a good start. The top floor offers a small balcony where you can relax after lunch. (A plaque at the entrance claims that this was also yet another spot frequented by Hemingway during his legendary sojourns in Madrid.)
Note: At press time, the Suecia was closed indefinitely. Please call to see if the hotel plans to reopen by the time you visit.
- © Frommer's 2013
Some of the bedrooms have been designed for people with allergies. The seventh floor has a sun terrace. Room service is available from 7.45a to 11p. The hotel provides a shuttle service to and from the airport.
- visit website
- tel: 91-531-69-00
- fax: 91-521-71-41
- Calle Marqués de Casa Riera 4
- Madrid 28014
- Y! Travel: Hotel Suecia