Author Archives: Alan

Iberia Premium Lounge Velázquez MAD

Iberia Premium Lounge Velázquez MAD There are two Iberia lounges at the Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD).  One in Terminal 4 and one in Terminal 4S.  I already posted about the Iberia Dalí lounge in Terminal 4 where most short haul flights depart from.  For longer flights to Europe and the rest of the world, most departures… Read More »

Hilton Madrid Airport Review

Hilton Madrid Airport Review With a morning flight departing from Madrid’s airport, I decided to book a room at the Hilton Madrid Airport.  I was able to book a room for €107 prepaid, non-refundable.  The hotel opened in 2009 and has 284 rooms across their two buildings located a short drive from the international airport.… Read More »

Don’t Rule Out Independent Hotels

Don’t Rule Out Independent Hotels If you are like me and closely follow other travel folks on Twitter and read FlyerTalk regularly, then you are well aware of the big, national hotel chains: Marriott, Hilton, IHG, and Hyatt.  I have branded credit cards and collect points with three of the four.  When I am looking… Read More »

Conrad Algarve Review

Conrad Algarve Review After two nights in Lisbon, I drove with my mom down to the Algarve.  I had an expiring Hilton free night so booked the first night in the region at the Conrad.  I had previously stayed at the Conrad Seoul, a business oriented hotel.  The Conrad Algarve, opened in 2012, is much… Read More »

Casa do Barão Review

Casa do Barão Review After a night at the Holiday Inn Express, I moved to the Rick Steves‘ recommended Casa do Barão located in Chiado.  A boutique hotel run by two cousins, Casa do Barão is in a refurbished 18th century mansion. Location Casa do Barão is in the quiet area of Chaido, just 2… Read More »