Kimkim favorite

CoolRooms Palacio de Atocha, Madrid

A 19th-century palace house transformed into an elegant hotel with an inner courtyard pool, garden, and restaurant

Overview

CoolRooms is aptly named, as it is pretty cool. The building was once a 19th-century palace house, and you'll find its original staircase and decorative ceiling. Enjoy breakfast on the terrace, which also has a garden and outdoor pool. Sip drinks in the cocktail bar or enjoy dining in the cozy onsite restaurant. Rooms have a vintage and stylish feel, and upgraded units are exceptionally spacious.

Kimkim's Take

Ash
Ash Merscher kimkim staff
Based on kimkim staff visit, June 2022 (Learn more)

Pros

  • The location is ideal for walking around the city, as you'll be near iconic sites like Plaza Mayor, Puerta del Sol, and the Literary Quarter.
  • This "cool" hotel maintains some of its historic charms (original staircase, ceiling frescoes, etc.), as it was a palace house built in 1852.
  • The hotel turned its inner courtyard into a secret garden, complete with a pool and outdoor dining.
  • The lobby lounge is unique because it's open-air, so you can relax in the fresh air when the weather is decent.
  • A small set of stairs leads to the onsite restaurant with its cozy, intimate indoor dining room.
  • Tucked away in a quiet corner of the hotel is a bar.
  • Some suites have private rooftop terraces, outdoor hot tubs, and living rooms.

Cons

  • Though in the center of it all, the hotel is on a busy street that feels a bit chaotic when walking.

Authenticity

CoolRooms is a renovated palace house from 1852 and preserved some of its elements, including decorative ceilings and the original hardwood and iron staircase. The rooms also channel a royal-like elegance with a bit of Art Deco inspiration.

Location

The hotel is on Calle de Atocha, which eventually leads directly to Atocha train station, but you'll be much closer to the center of it all and just a seven-minute walk to Plaza Mayor. You can also walk to sites like the Literary Quarter, Royal Palace, Catedral de la Almudena, and Puerta del Sol. As a bonus, you can enjoy a cultural experience by joining the locals as they shop at the Antón Martín Market just down the street, a great place to try a few authentic bites.

Rooms & Bathrooms

Choose from six room types, all with a bright, airy, and minimalist feel, plus spacious bathrooms with stylish tiling. You'll enjoy light-wood flooring and walls, plus vintage paneling, lighting, and floor-to-ceiling windows. Upgrade to a suite if you want to feel like you live here, as they're huge. Some suites offer soaking tubs, living rooms, separate bedrooms, and private terraces.

Amenities

You can cool off from the business of the city in the small plunge pool in the hotel courtyard garden. There is also a wooden deck with loungers and umbrellas; the inner courtyard also has a lounge with a fountain and lots of plants. You can order drinks and tapas poolside. Although there is no spa, you can request massages in your room. 

Family-Friendliness

Children of all ages are welcome at CoolRoom Palacio de Atocha, and baby cribs are provided free of charge upon request. The hotel is family-friendly, with suites that can accommodate families, babysitting services, and children’s menus that are available upon request.  

Other Highlights

The onsite restaurant serves breakfast in the dining room or on the outdoor covered patio. Sneak into the cozy lounge bar for a nightcap or hang out in the open-air lounge across from the reception.


 

Hotel Information

Hotel stars icon 4-star Hotel
Hotel phone icon +34 910887780
Hotel address icon Calle Atocha 34

Traveler Reviews

2 total ratings, 2 with reviews
5.0 out of 5
Feature ratings
Authenticity & Character
4.5
Location
4.5
Staff
5.0
Cleanliness & Comfort
5.0
Steven
Steven B.
Phoenix, AZ | Reviewed on Oct 08, 2023
We loved the private location off of the street. You fall into a backyard paradise with the outdoor covered breakfast space viewing and listening to the fountain/pool and accompanied with lounging furniture. But the breakfast was so outstanding with eggs made to order and the cappuccino, perfect. The waitstaff was like a 5 star restaurant. Christina, Aveleno at the reception desk always smile and accommodating. But our last night surprise was we decided to just have our dinner meal at the... Read more

We loved the private location off of the street. You fall into a backyard paradise with the outdoor covered breakfast space viewing and listening to the fountain/pool and accompanied with lounging furniture. But the breakfast was so outstanding with eggs made to order and the cappuccino, perfect. The waitstaff was like a 5 star restaurant. Christina, Aveleno at the reception desk always smile and accommodating. But our last night surprise was we decided to just have our dinner meal at the hotel for convenience. WOW! This was our Best meal. The food flavors, presentation, our waiter. It was a 5-star food experience and should Not be overlooked as one of your choices in Madrid

Authenticity & Character
Location
Staff
Christina and Avelno?
Cleanliness & Comfort
Stayed in October 2023
B
Benjamin G.
Tucker, GA | Reviewed on Mar 13, 2022
Lovely hotel and great staff Read more

Lovely hotel and great staff

Tips for future travelers

It was great for our last night before we returned

Authenticity & Character
Room design
Location
Staff
Diego!
Cleanliness & Comfort
Stayed in March 2022