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Venue & Hotel

Hotel Miguel Angel

This year, PostgreSQL Conference Europe will be held at the Hotel Miguel Angel in sunny Madrid, Spain. Located in the Salamanca district near Madrid's Old Town, the Miguel Angel is close to lots of restaurants and bars for the all important social track.

Conference hotel rate

We have arranged a special rate for booking bedrooms at the Hotel Miguel Angel. This rate is inclusive of wifi and breakfast, and can be canceled up to 5 days before the event. The rate is available for booking until September 8th. There is a limited number of rooms available, so we suggest you book early!

The rate is available for arrival from Oct 19th until departure Oct 27th, for one or more nights in this time span. Each room can be booked for one or two persons. A credit card is required to guarantee the reservation, but payment should not happen until arrival at the hotel.

The conference rates are:

Room type Nightly price for single use Nightly price for double use
Standard double €120 €130
Royal Executive Double €150 €160
Royal Premier Double €160 €170

All prices are listed excluding 10% tax, which will be added by the hotel booking engine..

Booking a hotel room

Due to the way the hotel booking engine work, a few things need to be noted before you make your reservation:

  • All dates default to the current date, which shows as not available. Once you update the dates and click search, the correct rates will become available.
  • The rate sometimes labeled as Lastminute offer is the Standard room. It is not a last minute offer, and is available for the same period of time as the other rates.
  • All bookings default to 2 persons, and so do all the prices. Change the number of persons to 1 and click Breakout or add it to the shopping basket to view the price for single occupancy.
  • All rates are inclusive of VAT, which may not be true for rates found on other booking engines.
  • Note that some popups may show up in Spanish.
  • The countries listed in the country dropdown are not in alphabetical order.

While the hotel is of course bookable through other venues as well, we ask you to use our booking rate if at all possible, since PostgreSQL Europe has made a financial commitment to the hotel based on selling a certain number of rooms on it.

For those of you who wish to share a room to save cost, we suggest using the wiki page set up for the purpose.

Note that all reservations are done directly with the hotel. If you have any questions about your reservation, please contact the hotel directly!

Travel within the city

The Hotel Miguel Angel is located right in front of the Metro stop Gregorio Marañón, with two Metro lines going through this station: 7 (East-West) and 10 (North-South). There are also stops for several city buses very close to the hotel: lines 7, 147, 40, 14, 27, 45 and 150.

With over 300km of Metro lines (6th largest in the world), Madrid Metro is fast, safe and easy to use, making it easy to commute to every interesting place in the city. Each track is only serviced by a single line so catching the wrong train is easily avoided.

The Metro runs from 6AM until 2AM with a single fare costing 1.50€ (a 10 trip ticket is 12.20€). Another option is to buy a tourist pass that allow you to freely ride both Metro and buses. The tourist pass is 8.40€ for 2 days, 14.20€ for 3 days, 18.40€ for 5 days and 26.80€ for 7 days.

The Madrid bus lines (“autobús", in Spanish), crossing the city north to south, are another good option. Buses are especially good for touring the Castellana street which is the main street of Madrid. The Metro 10-trip tickets (see above) are also valid for the bus, so they are very convenient regardless the transportation method chosen.

In front of the Hotel there is a permanent taxi stop with vehicles available throughout the day. Taxis are generally not very expensive, the cost is 2.40€ - 2.90€ plus 1.05€ - 1.25€/km, depending on the day and time of the day.

More information about public transportation in Madrid can be found here.

Arriving by Air

Madrid's international airport is called Adolfo-Suárez Madrid Barajas (airport code: MAD). To get to the hotel from the airport, the recommended method is to take the Metro. Going from, and coming to, the airport carries a supplement of 3€ on the normal ticket. There are stations on both Terminal 2 (Terminal 1 and 3 are at walking distance from Terminal 2) and Terminal 4 (there is also a bus connecting Terminal 4 and Terminals 1, 2 and 3). Take line 8 to Nuevos Ministerios (5 stops if coming from Terminal 1-2-3, 7 stops if coming from Terminal 4) and change trains on Nuevos Ministerios station. Take then line 10 (direction: Puerta del Sur) and go to Gregorio Marañón station (1 stop).

Image credit Bruno Alexandre,

For passengers arriving at Terminal 4 (most OneWorld Alliance flights and non-Schengen flights), there is also a good option by taking a direct train (“Cercanías”) to Nuevos Ministerios, where you can connect to the Metro (Line 10, direction Puerta del Sur, one station to Gregorio Marañón). It costs 2.55€ and takes just 18 minutes from the airport to Nuevos Minsterios. It runs every 30 minutes from 6AM to 11:30PM.

There are also several bus routes from the airport to the city, but they are not usually recommended as they take more time than Metro/train.

Further information on transportation to/from the airport can be found here.

There are of course also taxis at the airport. There is a flat rate of 30€ from the airport to anywhere in the city center of Madrid, where the hotel Miguel Ángel is. There is however no flat rate when traveling within the city.