Our 3rd hotel for this weekend trip was the Intercontinental Madrid. We reserved a Club Room and got upgraded to a Family Room / Junior Suite room due to Ambassador status.
The Intercontinental is a vintage property and you get the old chic you expect from such a luxury hotel. Staying here after a night at the modern Indigo highlighted the difference in style significantly.
We probably prefer the modern style a bit more, but the IC certainly has its selling points: The bedding and the pillow menu are excellent, and we slept wonderfully.
It may be of minor importance for some, but we really liked that you do not have to log into the Wi-Fi with credentials and at a constant 30 Mbit/s per device the speed was more than sufficient for HD streaming.
What usually sets the Intercontinental hotels apart from other IHG brands are the hotel gyms. It's difficult to stay disciplined about getting your workouts in while you are traveling, so a nice well equipped gym certainly helps.
Aside from multiple cardio machines there was enough decent weightlifting equipment available to get a good strength based session done.
While powerlifters would certainly prefer to have a power rack and barbells instead of a smith machine (trigger word ), for a hotel gym this is certainly more than adequate.
While the beauty club which is part of the gym area is opened only from 7 am to 10 pm on Monday to Saturday, it was not a problem to access the gym with your key card outside of those times.
The beauty club also features a saunas(separate for female and male), but I didn't take pictures of those for obvious reasons.
Service was good to excellent for the most part, but we would advise to NOT forget the DND sign if you want to sleep in for a bit
Whether breakfast and Club are worth your money at this house will be reviewed in our next post