Arco Iris

Crta. de Boadilla del Monte a Villaviciosa de Odon, Villaviciosa de Odon, 28670, Spain

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Ideal for ...

  • Dogs
  • Families
  • Motorhomes
  • Walking

Why stay here ...

This family-run campsite is one of few close to the centre of Madrid. Open all year, it makes an ideal stopover point for those travelling further south or wishing to explore the city. It has grassy and sandy pitches that are shaded by trees, as well as a large outdoor swimming and paddling pool.

All the facilities are well-maintained and the supermarket is kept stocked with essentials and fresh bread daily. It’s relaxing in low season, becoming busier in summer when there’s entertainment for families as well as a bouncy castle and multisports court for children.

The vibrant city of Madrid is easily accessible by car or rail, or by the bus service that leave from just outside the site. There’s lots to do here, including boating in Retiro Park, shopping on Gran Vía or visiting the world famous Museo del Prado.

Around and About

Real Madrid Stadium, El Palacio Real, Parque del Retiro, Reina Sofia Museum, Prado Museum

Things to do on site ...

  • Daytime entertainment (high season)
  • Evening entertainment (high season)
  • Paddling pool
  • Playground
  • Tennis

Facilities on site ...

  • Additional facilities
  • Bar
  • Barbecues allowed:: charcoal, gas, electric, barbecue zone
  • Disabled facilities -: average
  • Late arrivals area without electric hook-up
  • Motorhome service point
  • Restaurant
  • Shop
  • Spa
  • Swimming pool
  • Takeaway
  • Wi-Fi

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Useful Info

Latest arrival time - low: 10:00 PM

Latest arrival time - high: 10:00 PM

Earliest departure time - low: 8:00 AM

Earliest departure time - high: 8:00 AM

Minimum stay 2 nights (applies 01/10/2016 to 01/12/2018)

Is there a set arrival day? No

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Directions

Take exit 36 from the M40 ring road around Madrid. Follow M501 towards Boadilla and follow signs to Villaviciosa. Take exit 7. The campsite is on the right.

Sites key: Overseas Site

Postcode:
28670
Region:
Spain
Distance to Calais: (kms)
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GPS:
Lat 40.381398 / Lon -3.907495
Michelin map no.
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Transport links

  • Buses go to: Madrid
  • Daily public transport within 2 kms

Winter programme

Here‘s some additional info that you’ll find useful if visiting in the winter months

  • The shop, bar, restaurant and takeaway are open all year round
  • The pool is closed in winter, from around mid-September to June

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Caravan and Cannabis Club

Arco Iris
The 2nd out of our 4 sites in Spain in order to explore Madrid and relatively easy to find just off the motorway. Check in was simple and efficient from very helpful, English speaking staff. Our pitch was allocated however, very tricky to get onto due to the incline and trees limiting the ability to manoeuvre. The actual pitch was hard gravel and proved a challenge getting the awning tent pegs in. The restaurant was good with very helpful, enthusiastic staff. The proximity to Madrid is the only plus feature for this site with a bus ride terminating in the centre of the city at the bus station - dead easy to get to and relatively cheap. We didn't notice any noise from the adjacent motorway as this was drowned out by the music from the static homes on site carrying on till the early hours. This, I guess you can put down to “campsite life” along with the aroma of burger, beer and …… cannabis wafting through the air in the evening. Whilst this site has the advantage of being close to Madrid, this seems to be the only advantage and we eagerly left feeling we had just been sleeping on a trailer park.

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Motorhomer

Reviewed on 23/08/2021 14:57

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Good for families

Caravan and Cannabis Club

Arco Iris
The 2nd out of our 4 sites in Spain in order to explore Madrid and relatively easy to find just off the motorway. Check in was simple and efficient from very helpful, English speaking staff. Our pitch was allocated however, very tricky to get onto due to the incline and trees limiting the ability to manoeuvre. The actual pitch was hard gravel and proved a challenge getting the awning tent pegs in. The restaurant was good with very helpful, enthusiastic staff. The proximity to Madrid is the only plus feature for this site with a bus ride terminating in the centre of the city at the bus station - dead easy to get to and relatively cheap. We didn't notice any noise from the adjacent motorway as this was drowned out by the music from the static homes on site carrying on till the early hours. This, I guess you can put down to “campsite life” along with the aroma of burger, beer and …… cannabis wafting through the air in the evening. Whilst this site has the advantage of being close to Madrid, this seems to be the only advantage and we eagerly left feeling we had just been sleeping on a trailer park.

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Motorhomer

Reviewed on 23/08/2021 14:56

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Good for families

Good for a stopover

Arco Iris
We arrived at Arco Iris after getting off the ship at Bilbau as we wanted a stop midway to the coast and wanted to explore Madrid. This site is the perfect place to do this and we stayed 2 nights so that we had a full day in Madrid. The staff are very friendly and the receptionist very helpful. We selected a pitch halfway up the site (which is very steep the deeper you go in to the site) because it was very hot (we went at the beginning of August) and we were only staying for 2 nights so that we could spend a day in Madrid. The bus stop to the local town where you get the bus to Madrid is just outside the site entrance - so convenient. The return is just as easy with the stop right next to the bridge over the motorway so that you can easily get back to the site. The site itself was very, very peaceful. Showerblocks in the middle were good - clean and nice to use. The shower senses are a little alarming at first (they look like cameras in the cubicle!!!) but we were very happy with the facilities. We didn't use the restaurant given the time we were there but used the supermarket for basic things and we were able to get some ice from the bar (they gave us a big bag!). We would definitely use this site again as a stopover to access Madrid or just as a one night stop whilst traveling across the country. It is very convenient from the motorway (which is not intrusive in terms of sound or seeing traffic all the time. We can strongly recommend it if this is what you are looking for.

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Reviewed on 15/09/2019 17:30

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Not what we were expecting

Arco Iris
The site is easily accessed from the slip road off the motorway but this in term does lead some traffic noise. We were booked on for two nights as we were making our back to Santander mid October. Reception staff were very pleasant and helpful. We had taken a pitch with private facilities that are situated right at the top of the site so any road noise was elimanted. Unfortunately our stay coincided with a bank holiday so the site was quite busy with families enjoying themselves until the early hours! Being out of season the pool was closed but left to go green with algae which wasn't very appealing. There were also a number of long term pitches that were not well kept having old cars etc on the pitch and gave a part of the site a very run down feel. We used the restaurant one night and enjoyed good service and an OK meal. The shop was not open at all, morning bread was available at the bar. Doubt we would use this site again.

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Oh Dear!

Arco Iris
We booked this site for a Madrid stopover. Access off the motorway was good. Access to pitches was okay but do walk around first. The upper toilet block is moderate at best. Showers are operated by a sensor, so be ware of a cold water shock. Bus service to Madrid was good with only one change needed. Be aware on returning from Madrid, you need to get off on the other side of the motorway and use a footbridge to access the site. The supermarket is very poor. Didn’t use the restaurant or swimming pool which was vey busy. There is a very strong drain smell at the entrance to the site. I can see why this site has a two star rating!

Nettl1

Reviewed on 04/09/2018 08:01

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