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About Madrid

A vibrant, cosmopolitan capital, Madrid's old-world charm and hospitality blend beautifully with the open-all-hours nightlife. Madrileños have always stayed up late eating and making merry, so this city really knows how to get the most out of life, and we think our recommendations for the best places to stay in Madrid will help you to get the most out of Madrid. Whether you want to stay slap bang in the middle of things, or somewhere quieter and more traditionally Madrileños, we’ve got a hotel pick for you.

Madrid's compact centre has hundreds of accommodation possibilities - from five-star magnificence to simple, clean guesthouses called hostales or pensiones, tucked away on narrow streets lined with balconies and anonymous laundry. And many are just an olive-stone's throw away from the highlights: the Prado, the Reina Sofia, the Thyssen, the Gran Via and the leafy escapism of the Retiro. Allowing you to really live Madrid's open-all-hours lifestyle to the fullest.

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Food and art are among Madrid's great passions. For centuries local artists were supported by Madrid's elite and the reward is three of the world's best art galleries, housing both local and international art superstars. The food comes later in the day, and nowhere is proof of Madrid's ability to embrace the new, while treasuring the traditional, more obvious. Architecture is another passion, and Madrid is home to many grand and graceful buildings, some of which have now been converted into some of the best places to stay in Madrid.

Where to stay - which neighbourhood?

  • The Gran Vía runs through the centre of Madrid, right through the Plaza de Cibeles, the Plaza del Callo and the Plaza de España, which is also where it finishes. From the best hotels on the Gran Vía it’s only five or ten minutes walk to Chueca, Santa Ana and Malasaña, where there’s plenty of places to eat, drink and shop. And you’re within a short stroll of many of Madrid’s highlights, so it’s an obvious choice. It is almost always teeming with people, though, in fact it’s known for being one of the busiest streets for nightlife in Europe — the ‘Spanish Broadway’.
  • If you’re primarily here for the museums then the Paseo del Prado might be the road where you'll find the best places to stay in Madrid, with the Reina Sofia and El Guernika at one end and CentroCentro at the other. The hotels here also benefit from having charming views of this elegant, wide, tree-lined boulevard. Plus you’re close to a wealth of tapas bars, cafes and restaurants, and Gran Vía with its shopping and entertainment.
  • If you’re looking for a beautiful and historic base in Madrid, the area around Madrid de Los Austrias and Plaza Mayor is worth considering. This is the oldest part of the city, and the elegant architecture was built during the Hapsburg reign. This is also where you’ll find some of Madrid’s best tapas bars, both traditional and modern, and some equally great restaurants and cafes. You’re also close to the Royal Palace, the Puerta del Sol, the Rastro flea market and the San Miguel gourmet market.
  • Or you might try Salamanca, with its grid of broad, elegant, tree-lined streets, smart shops and top restaurants. The stately mansions of Salamanca are one of its big draws, and the graceful squares and gardens and really special boutiques, cafes, bars and restaurants. There are also some charming, and quite niche, galleries and museums. Salamanca is one of our top picks for places to stay in Madrid if you’re looking for somewhere romantic.
  • Fashionable Chueca and Salesas are also central, in the beating heart of Madrid, with a downtown vibe and narrow streets lined with plenty of boutiques and bars which are lively both day and night. The best hotels in Chueca and Salesas are a fairly stylish bunch, ranging from chic and affordable to seriously special. Just by staying here you’re ‘in’ with Madrid’s style conscious. Salesas has the art galleries and concept stores, the artisan grocers and bookshops, and high end fashion, and Chueca has the best bars and antique shops.
  • The Barrio de las Letras is the theatre district and old literary quarter, starting loosely around the Plaza Santa Ana and spreading outwards. It’s a fairly traditional looking neighbourhood with a very good choice of bars, cafes, restaurants and independent shops. The many pedestrianised, cobbled streets of Barrio de las Letras are littered with plaques and quotes from famous Spanish authors, and there are numerous picturesque squares and fantastic old shops.
  • Malasaña is hipster, happening and student-friendly, and there’s plenty of fun to be had come the evening. Its vintage and retro boutiques, and hip cafes and restaurants haven’t edged out the traditional shops, bakeries and bars yet, and there are some markets here that seem to have been happening for hundreds of years. So it’s a great mix of old and young.

Don’t forget that this city is a bustling year round destination. So if you want to guarantee a room in one of the best places to stay in Madrid, get organised and book well ahead to avoid disappointment.

The Best Places to Stay in Madrid

On the Gran Via

  • Right on the Gran Via, the Iberostar Las Letras Gran Via is rather charming and ornate on the outside, but chic and contemporary inside, with 109 rooms and suites that blend original features like parquet flooring and huge doors and windows, with contemporary wall colours and white fabrics. Our favourite rooms are in the corner tower. The restaurant is Mediterranean-Asian, and there’s an incredible roof terrace overlooking the Gran Via and Madrid.
  • The Principal is a majestic hotel set on the very top floors of a grand 1920s built charmer, complete with wrought iron balconies, tall windows and a roof terrace that looks like a wedding cake. There are 76 contemporary styled rooms and suites, all of them decorated in monochrome shades, with incredible city views and indulgent bathrooms. There’s also a fabulous terrace cocktail bar and an elegant restaurant.

In Paseo del Prado

  • At the midpoint of the Paseo del Prado, the Ritz Madrid is a central, luxurious place to stay. As well as having once been a palace, this legendary grand hotel in its current incarnation oozes classical elegance: think antique furniture, embroidered sheets and marble bathrooms, plus superb service. It was completed in 1910 as a result of the lack of accommodation in Madrid for Alfonso XIII's wedding guests, and the message remains the same, if you’re a guest of royalty, or you just want the very best, this is the place to stay. The restaurant spills out onto a polished marble terrace with sweeping steps down to a pretty garden of shady trees, and for locals this is just the place to be seen.

In Madrid de Los Austrias and the Plaza Santa Ana

  • The ME Madrid Reina Victoria is grand and timeless on the outside, with row upon row of elegant bay windows and another wedding cake-esque roof terrace, ornate and white. But it’s simple, almost minimalist, on the inside, which is a pleasing combination for many of us. There are 192 rooms and suites, plus a rooftop bar and a fantastic restaurant, which opens out onto the square in front of the hotel. In general, we’d say it’s indulgent without being too fussy.

In Salamanca

  • Less impressive on the outside than some of our other Madrid recommendations, we really like Totem for its simple elegance. And for a change the inside and the outside are a good match, with elegant lines and lots of white creating a chic effect. We also appreciate the size (it’s got 64 rooms and suites), and location, and the lively cocktail bar and restaurant, which are perfect as a precursor for an evening out or in.
  • Once the residence of Spanish Counts and Countesses, and renovated to perfection, the Hotel Villa Magna is spacious and elegant, with open air terraces, grand pianos, and a gastronomically delightful restaurant. And if you want your own private butler and private kitchen that’s possible here too. There are 145 rooms and suites, and a glamorous entrance which reminds our Guru of 1950s glamour.

In Chueca and Salesas

  • The Only You Boutique Hotel is a rather beautifully done boutique hotel in a very beautiful 19th century palace. The location is perfect for this part of town, and for Madrid generally, and its 125 rooms and suites are decorated with the hotel's historic architecture in mind, but also with a great eye for which features are the best. Expect white linens with navy borders that match many of the rooms' accents, exposed beams and large windows. There’s a really great selection of room sizes too. The restaurant is superb, and the bar chic and friendly.

In Barrio de las Letras

  • The Hotel Villa Real is just steps away from Madrid's museum golden triangle, overlooking the museums, in fact, so it's the ideal base for exploring the city on foot. The facade is traditional, as is the decor: think rich leathers and Roman mosaics, but the comforts are contemporary. Its 96 rooms and suites are well priced too.

In Malasaña

  • Small, quirky and affordable, the Hotel Abalu's fifteen bedrooms are small but cleverly done, with a real 60s vibe and some fantastic pieces of design furniture dotted around. Each room and suite comes with a Mac and a projector, which are designed to appeal to business guests, but can be quite fun. Some of the rooms have a jacuzzi, and you can also order an in-room spa treatment. There’s no restaurant, but they do offer breakfast.

For a city break

  • Sleek, yet colourful, the Vincci SoMa is a relatively large hotel for Madrid, with 177 comfortable rooms and suites decorated in whites, reds and yellows, with plenty of wood. You’re located just of the Calle Goya, which is a bustling shopping street, in the centre of town, and the incredible roof terrace has great views over Madrid, as do some of the rooms and suites on the upper floors. The library has a gas fire and comfy sofas but the star is the restaurant, serving superb Mediterranean cuisine with colourful retro crockery.
  • Vincci SoHo is another large, relatively modern hotel in a great, central location. The facade has a pleasing, traditional look, being a fusion of a row of five historic buildings, and the new interior renovation is spacious, both in the 169 rooms and suites, and in the public spaces. The restaurant is chic, there’s a terrace bar, and you’re close to everything.

For Foodies

  • A renovated, 19th century palace, the Hotel Único Madrid is stately and impressive, with pillared balconies, huge French windows and a peaceful inner courtyard — basically your charming, aristocratic residence from home. It’s also got a fantastic restaurant with two Michelin stars.
  • Bless Madrid offers an excellent mix of contemporary design and classic style, with beautiful tiled and parquet floors, simply elegant contemporary fireplaces and plastered ceilings, well chosen fabrics and great modern and contemporary art. The hotel has a gorgeous bowling alley, a green-tiled pool on the rooftop terrace and a gorgeous lobby bar. And a fine dining restaurant run by a ten Michelin starred chef.

Madrid's Hippest Hotels

  • Compiling this list we’ve noticed that several of our favourite hotels in Madrid have a real 1960s vibe when it comes to the interiors, and Room Mate Oscar is firmly on that list with its curvaceous furniture and a white colour scheme with pops of orange, lime and candy floss pink. On the outside it’s a dark 1970s style block on a busy central square in lively Chueca, a great spot for shopping and nightlife. The restaurant is simplicity itself, and the roof terrace has incredible skyline views and a cocktail bar with an eclectic playlist.
  • The Hotel Urban has a slick, more masculine air, with angular, more Art Deco feeling interiors in dark woods and neutrals, with plenty of chrome. There’s a lively cocktail bar, which is all monochrome and marble, and the restaurant is nothing short of sumptuous. We also really love this hotel for its roof top plunge pool. There are a neat 100 rooms and suites.

For a luxury stay

  • A former Duke’s palace, how could the AC Santo Mauro be anything less than luxurious? The architecture, which dates from 1894, is very French, with a wonderful glass entrance, and elegant French windows. And some of the public spaces and lounges have a French feel too, with a level of grand sophistication reminiscent of Belle Epoque Paris. Upstairs the 51 rooms and suites are very spacious, with beds like football pitches, and contemporary compared to the rest of the hotel. There’s a pool and fitness centre in the basement, and of course the restaurant is excellent.
  • With lovely views over the Parque del Retiro, Hospes Madrid is a Bourbon Restoration red-brick building, cleverly positioned on the edge of Salamanca. The 31 stately rooms are done in elegant whites and greys, and we love the duplex suites with beams in the attic. The Bodyna spa has a Turkish bath and a small indoor pool, and the Senzone restaurant has excellent dishes and a sommelier to match. Plus they'll lend you a bike for free so you can tour the city with ease.

Madrid’s Romantic Retreats

  • Madrid has some really spectacular buildings, and the one occupied by AC Palacio del Retiro is one of them: a stunning palatial building built in 1908 in a rather ornamental style, even for Madrid, and big enough so that the original owners could exercise their horses on the roof! The interiors have a Belle Epoque feel, with an impressive entrance and beautiful stone staircases and floors. The 50 rooms and suites are large, and light, and decorated in pale colours, there’s a spa in the basement, and a modern Mediterranean restaurant. The staff to guest ratio is high, and you’ll feel really well looked after.

For great value

  • In Madrid it’s still possible to find a good, affordable hotel in a central location, and one of our recommendations for a terrific city stay is the Hotel Petit Palace Art Gallery, a large, elegant townhouse with sleek, designer interiors and furnishings, and an excellent restaurant. There are 61 rooms and suites, some of them perfect for business travellers too. And they offer complimentary bike hire.
  • Understated, contemporary and excellent value, the Hotel Mayerling is a townhouse conversion in a convenient spot close to the Plaza Mayor, which is within 15 minute's stroll of many of Madrid’s headline attractions. The rooms are white on white, with touches of black and green, and there are just 22 of them. There’s no breakfast or bar, but there is a ‘Helpyourself’ area where you can get breakfast and snacks throughout the day. Welcoming and chic.

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Travel Information

  • Madrid’s airport is called Adolfo Suarez Madrid Bajaras Airport, which is a bit of a mouthful! it’s only about seven miles outside of the centre of town, and there’s a fixed taxi fare to take you anywhere in the city. You can also take the metro, which is fairly convenient, but you do need to change lines, which is worth thinking about if you have a lot of luggage. Alternatively you can arrive by train, usually via Barcelona and Paris, depending on where you’re coming from.
  • If you’re thinking about hiring a car we recommend checking what our online partners, Rentalcars have to offer.
  • Madrid, lit any city break offering fantastic cultural treasures, is an all year round destination. As far as the weather is concerned the locals talk about it as being ‘sol o sombra’, sun or shadow, meaning that though there are four seasons, milder autumn and spring are short. Summer is hot and dry, it’s one of the hottest cities in Europe, but also one of the least humid, which means the evenings can be cool. Summer is the busiest time for visitors, and many Madrileños head off to the beach or the mountains for the whole of August. Winter is crisp and cold, sunny, but it can also be snowy. All things considered autumn is probably our favourite time to visit, there are a lot of cultural events on, and the days are still warm but most of the visitors have left.

Still not sure which to book?

Best Hotels in Madrid

  • The Hat Madrid (Centro) 42 rooms from £49

    Local exploring  -  Situated in the historic centre of Madrid, this hostel is the perfect base for local sightseeing
    City Style  -  With contemporary interiors and a central location, this hotel has lots of local city style
    Groups  -  This hostel is great for groups, with larger dorms that can accommodate up to eight people
    Local markets  -  Shop like a local with a trip to Mercado San Miguel, a gourmet covered food market

    This stylish boutique hostel is located in the historic centre of Madrid. Choose from a range of bright and airy rooms with comfortable beds in pine bedframes and unique artwork; family-rooms are on offer too. Unwind with a cocktail at the chic rooftop bar; a smart, central hostel. See More

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  • Room Mate Mario Madrid 54 rooms from £69

    Retro/Vintage  -  Pop-art style.
    City Style
    City
    Contemporary
    Recommended by  -  I Escape

    A modern and quirky hotel with cutting-edge designs in downtown Madrid. Bold colours bounce off white-washed walls with illusionist effect. Minutes from the opera house and the Royal Palace. A young and hip destination. See More

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  • Artiem Madrid Madrid 83 rooms from £72

    Eco break  -  An eco hotel with a focus on mindfulness and fitness, with a top-class gym and rooms featuring basic exercise necessities
    Wellbeing
    Local markets  -  Go to the Mercado de Antón Martín and rummage among the traditonal and modern stalls
    Great walks  -  Head to the popular El Retiro park for a relaxing day in the sun

    A smart eco hotel with attractive contemporary design. An open-plan lounge and dining area is a focal point, with long tables for dining and working, and calming natural hues. Unfussy rooms are designed with Scandi-chic style, think minimalist furniture and plenty of pale wood. Well-priced too. See More

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  • Hotel Abalu Madrid 15 rooms from £75

    Business meetings
    Contemporary
    City Style
    City
    Recommended by  -  I Escape, Tablet

    This is a quirky boutique renovation well suited to visitors on business. Each individually decorated room/suite comes equipped with a Mac computer and projector. Relax after a meeting with a plunge in the in-room jacuzzi or order a spa treatment. See More

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  • Hotel Regina Madrid (Centro) 180 rooms from £77

    Local exploring  -  Located next to Puerta del Sol, you can't get more central than this hotel. It's a perfect base for exploring the city's sights
    Romantic Break  -  The plush rooms, excellent service and delicious hotel restaurant score highly with couples
    City Style  -  With three stars, this renovated 1920s hotel has bags of madrileña style
    Sights nearby  -  Explore the historic sights of the old part of Madrid, all on the doorstep of this hotel

    A grand, luxury hotel in the heart of Madrid's historic centre. Dating back to 1928, the hotel's stylish, bright suites have been updated with all the modern amenities. Sample innovative interpretations of Spanish dishes at the Caramba restaurant or enjoy a drink at the hotel bar. A chic city stay. See More

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  • One Shot Prado 23 Madrid 42 rooms from £78

    City Style  -  Rooms are equipped with all modern amenities like a a TV, safe, minibar and a dressing area
    Value chic  -  Its comfortable and not so pricey. Good value for money
    Local exploring  -  Superb location, right in the heart of the city
    Local markets  -  Close by local markets and shops as well

    Right in the middle of Madrid, in a building with Spanish architecture, there are modern rooms with sleek and functional design. Some rooms come with a balcony or terrace. Ideal for young couples, business or leisure travellers. Chic, affordable and comfortable. See More

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  • Hotel Petit Palace Art Gallery Madrid 61 rooms from £92

    City Style
    Sights nearby  -  Situated in the Serrano neighbourhood, just moments from the Paseo del Prado
    Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.

    A stunning hotel. A large palatial townhouse with contemporary designer interiors, excellent restaurant, and plenty of meeting facilities. Hi-tech rooms and suites all individually decorated have sleek furnishings and laptops. A stylish spot for business travellers. See More

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  • Minas Central Suites Madrid 20 rooms from £82

    Local exploring  -  You can walk to almost all of Madrid's main attractions from these apartments in under 20 minutes, perfect for local exploring
    Families  -  With plenty of living space and full self-catering facilities, these apartments are perfect for travelling with children
    City Style  -  Located in central Madrid, in a neighbourhood set away from the busy, touristy area, this is a great city base
    Sights nearby  -  Visit Madrid's sights during your stay, all a short walk from the apartment. Don't miss Plaza Mayor and the Royal Palace

    These bright, stylish apartments are located in a listed building in central Madrid, in the lively neighbourhood Malasaña. Fully equipped for self-catering, with modern kitchens and ample living and dining space, they are a great option for families or groups. Perfect for a relaxed city break. See More

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  • Hotel Meninas Madrid 37 rooms from £85

    Sights nearby  -  Set at the foot of the Palacio Real.
    Massage  -  By a professional from South Asia.
    Views  -  From the top floor gym and sauna.
    Concierge  -  24 hour, and personal guide.
    Recommended by  -  Tablet, Frommers, Michelin Travel

    This hotel is set in Madrid's epicentre, at the foot of the Palacio Real. It effortlessly manages to provide facilities that enhance the wellbeing of romantics, business visitors, and families alike. Personal shoppers, city guides, authentic massages, celestial views, top notch business facilities. See More

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  • Hotel Mayerling Madrid 22 rooms from £90

    Value chic
    Sights nearby  -  Minutes from the Plaza Mayor
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.

    Understatedly modern and excellent value. A townhouse come contemporary hotel with large light filled rooms and a relaxed help yourself breakfast area. The perfect spot for a no fuss weekend in Madrid, 15 minutes from all the attractions. See More

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  • Room Mate Laura Madrid (3) 36 rooms from £102

    City Style  -  A young and fun hotel oozing style from the bright pop-art interiors by Tomás Alía, in a trendy and central area of Madrid.
    Cooking classes  -  Visit Platea Madrid, a food hall with amazing restaurants, live music and cooking workshops.
    Local markets  -  Head out the front door and explore the local markets of Madrid.
    Sights nearby  -  Two minutes walk from the Monasterio de las Descalzas Reales.
    Recommended by  -  I Escape, Great Small Hotels

    A super stylish, centrally located hotel in Madrid. Its modern, spacious rooms are decorated with royal themed pop art and well fitted bathrooms. Right in the heart of the city, it's perfect for accessing Madrid's famous sights, with the Palacio Real de Madrid just around the corner. See More

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  • Hotel Opera Madrid 79 rooms from £102

    Downtown  -  Prime location in the centre of Madrid.
    Private dining room  -  Six function rooms for private events.
    Contemporary
    Close to nightlife
    Recommended by  -  Tablet, Frommers, Michelin Travel

    This hotel is not just a very convenient spot from which to explore Madrid or, indeed, the opera house. Its contemporary interiors and stunning views provide an oasis of comfort and relaxation after a hard day sightseeing or after a night dancing nearby. See More

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  • Posada del Leon de Oro Madrid 17 rooms from £103

    City Style
    Sights nearby  -  In the heart of the city close to the Plaza Mayor, Puerta del Sol and the Art Triangle
    Private Hot Tub  -  Jacuzzi bath tubs in the Buhurdilla rooms
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.

    A stunning townhouse renovated in contemporary style. Elegant modern rooms and family suites have stand alone bath tubs, sophisticated furnishings and all the mod cons. An excellent traditional restaurant. Stylish and family friendly. See More

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  • Slow Suites Luchana Madrid 19 rooms from £112

    City Style  -  Chic city boltholes for independent, discerning travellers, ideal for groups and couples
    Local markets  -  Head to the buzzing Mercado de San Antón for some tasty bites
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.

    Chic self-catering apartments in the centre close to the main sights. The bright open-plan interiors have chic modern furnishings and the bold feature walls describing the hotel's 'slow' ethos are a lovely touch. Smart rooms are impeccable and unfussy with some stylish modern fittings. A great base. See More

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  • Dear Hotel, Madrid Madrid 162 rooms from £112

    City Style  -  This hotel is in a handy downtown location with shops, bars and restaurants on the doorstep
    Great walks  -  Take a stroll through El Capricho park, a romantic gem and a monument to 18th century taste
    Local markets  -  Head to the Mercado de San Fernando for some great food and swing dancing
    Swimming Pool  -  Outdoor pool

    A chic design hotel located in a buzzing central location. Featuring a stunning rooftop terrace with restaurant, bar, and a pool with amazing panoramic views. Simple interiors are bright and elegant with modern furniture, while fresh, comfortable rooms are stylish and unfussy. A great city base. See More

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  • Artrip Hotel Madrid 17 rooms from £113

    Sights nearby  -  10 minutes stroll from Madrid's Art Triangle
    Local markets  -  Rastro opem air market every Sunday

    A bright and sunny contemporary hotel in Madrid's cultural quarter. All white rooms and splashes of colourful artworks in living areas. A stylish and great value spot in a lovely part of the city. See More

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  • Only You Atocha Madrid (13 Retiro) 205 rooms from £117

    Total relaxation  -  Wellness facilities that include everything from beauty treatments and massages to an in-house personal trainer.
    Local exploring  -  Next to the Puerta de Atocha, behind a major park and only a short walk from the Reina Sofia gallery.
    Business meetings  -  There are multimedia-equipped meeting rooms and with over 204 rooms in total.
    Sights nearby  -  Near the historic Puerta de Atocha railway station.
    Recommended by  -  Tablet

    Chic designer rooms in the centre of Madrid. Facilities include a 24h gym with an on-site trainer, running club, Wellness Centre, barbershop and multimedia meeting rooms. There is a rooftop bar, restaurant and an in-house bakery. A slick property in an excellent location. See More

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  • Totem Madrid (23) 64 rooms from £118

    City Style  -  A stylish and contemporary hotel in the heart of Madrid's Salamanca neighbourhood, offering a trendy bar and bright airy suites.
    Local exploring  -  Situated in the Salamanca District, moments away from the vibrant streets of Goya or Serrano
    Sights nearby  -  Plaza de Colón, Puerta de Alcalá and Parque del Retiro cannot be missed.
    Lively  -  Hip and happening.

    A central hotel offering modern comfort to its discerning guests. A stylish hotel in the fashion district of Madrid, with wood panel finishes, contemporary furnishings and sleek design. The chic cocktail bar and restaurant comes alive each evening. Eclectic and glamorous. See More

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  • 7 Islas Madrid region 79 rooms from £125

    Local exploring  -  Located between the busy centre and the trendy going-out district, this is a great base for exploring Madrid
    City Style  -  This design hotel has reams of city style; art lovers will particularly appreciate the in-house art gallery
    Romantic Break  -  Book a suite with a private terrace and bathtub to complete your romantic getaway at this hotel
    Great walks  -  Take a walk through Casa de Campo, a forest on the edge of the centre of Madrid with lots of marked trails for walkers

    A stylish art and design hotel in the heart of Madrid. The best rooms are designed by Kike Keller and offer a private terrace, bathtub and yoga kit. Check out the exhibitions at the hotel's private art gallery before sampling the restaurant's à la carte menu. A perfect choice for culture lovers. See More

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  • Hotel Silken Puerta America Madrid 315 rooms from £126

    Architectural  -  Avant garde design by world famous architects including Norman Foster, Jean Nouvel and Zaha Hadid
    Luxury
    City Style
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor/outdoor
    Recommended by  -  Tablet

    A stunning contemporary hotel crafted by award-winning architects and designers. An architectural feat with individually modern rooms and suites, fantastic restaurant and bar, spa, and business centre. Slightly off centre, but a museum in itself. Super sleek. See More

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  • Hesperia Madrid Madrid 171 rooms from £145

    Foodies  -  Three fantastic restaurants; Santceloni has two Michelin stars.
    5* Luxury  -  Very high service standards.
    City Style
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
    Recommended by  -  CN Traveller, Tablet

    A smart sophisticated Five Star hotel with Michelin Star restaurants. Rooms and suites range from large to super large to Presidential. Elegant furnishings, all the mod cons, private balconies, some have hot tubs. Fantastic food, business centre, and gym. Very sleek. See More

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  • Room Mate Alicia Madrid 31 rooms from £129

    Families  -  Close to museums, galleries, and child friendly amusements.
    Family  -  Free for under 12s.
    Elegant
    Contemporary
    Recommended by  -  I Escape, Fodors, Frommers

    A chic and contemporary hotel in central Madrid. Ceiling to floor windows light up avant-garde designs and flood the rooms with the life of the Plaza de Santa Ana. A great place to stay for families or an elegant city break from which to soak up the energy of the area. See More

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  • Hotel Villa Real Madrid 96 rooms from £130

    Elegant
    Traditional
    Downtown
    City
    Recommended by  -  Tablet, Frommers, Small Luxury Hotels, Michelin Travel

    This hotel is centrally located within minutes from all the main attractions. Traditional facades are complemented by contemporary comforts - rich leather furnishings and Roman mosaics. A classic and comfortable destination for a city break or business event. See More

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  • Hotel Urban, Madrid Madrid 100 rooms from £138

    City Style  -  A thoroughly contemporary art deco hotel and art gallery, packed with artefacts, in one of Madrid's trendiest areas.
    Sights nearby  -  In the heart of the city’s Golden Triangle formed by the Prado Museum, the Thyssen-Bornemisza and the Fundación Reina Sofia.
    Swimming Pool  -  Small outdoor pool
    5* Luxury  -  Very high service standards.
    Recommended by  -  Tablet, Fodors, Frommers, Kiwi Collection

    A fashionable delight of Art Deco style and avant-garde architecture - steel, glass, wood, leather and lots of natural light. Sumptuous food and wine at the restaurant, great cocktails at the lively Glass Bar, and roof top plunge pool to escape the heat. A very slick city spot. See More

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  • Hotel Adler Madrid 44 rooms from £146

    City Style  -  Perfectly located to explore Madrid's museums, restaurants and shops - whilst returning to relax in 5* style
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
    Sights nearby  -  Well located for major sights.

    5* central Madrid hotel in a 19th century mansion. Elegant rooms have cream palettes and freestanding baths. Haute cuisine in classically decorated restaurant. Original features throughout hotel, great service. A great spot in the heart of town. See More

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  • The Pavilions Madrid Madrid 29 rooms from £148

    Local exploring  -  Ideally situated in a central location perfect for exploring various nearby trendy areas and famous sights
    Sights nearby  -  Visit City Hall and head up to the vista point at CentroCentro
    Local markets  -  Sample food from around the globe at Mercado de Vallehermoso
    Great walks  -  Stroll through the romantic El Capricho park
    Recommended by  -  Tablet

    A swish contemporary hotel in the city centre. Expect innovative meals in the hip bar and notable modern art throughout the hotel. This gallery vibe is enhanced by the black furniture and a palette of greys, while rooms are punctuated by warm tones, books and statement pieces. A chic city base. See More

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  • Eric Vökel Madrid Suites Madrid region 21 rooms from £154

    City Style  -  Located in the most stylish neighbourhood in Madrid's city centre, these apartments have plenty of city style
    Families  -  With self-catering facilities, lots of living space and helpful staff on-site, this is a great family option
    Groups  -  Groups will love the larger apartments; choose one with a private terrace to enjoy drinks under the stars
    Local markets  -  Check out El Rastro, one of Madrid's oldest flea markets, and bag a bargain to take home

    These boutique apartments are located in the trendy Malasaña area of Madrid. Housed in a renovated townhouse, the apartments boast exposed brick walls, private terraces and ample living and dining space; some also include a designated work station. A great option for families, couples or groups. See More

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  • Posada del Dragon Madrid (Cava Baja, 14) 27 rooms from £155

    Value chic  -  Excellent value, for a sleek and modern hotel in a superb location, right in the historic city centre.
    Local exploring  -  In a great location in the heart of the city with easy access to tourist spots and metro stations.
    Local markets  -  Moments away from Plaza Mayor with numerous restaurants and shops. Dont miss San Miguel's Market.
    Sights nearby  -  Puerta del Sol is a must see for all visitors to the city.

    A chic hotel, in the trendy La Latina district of Madrid. Cool contemporary rooms, situated around an inner courtyard, blend modern décor with traditional architecture. A worthy breakfast and a popular restaurant on site, with several restaurants, tapas bars, shops and museums out the front door. See More

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  • Coolrooms Atocha Madrid 35 rooms from £156

    Local exploring  -  In the buzzing Las Letras area, with shops and bars on the doorstep, and many of Madrid’s must-sees are within a 10-minute walk
    Local markets  -  Wander around El Rastro market, held every Sunday and known as Spain´s most popular open air flea market
    Sights nearby  -  Lots of nearby sights such as Puerta del Sol, the arcaded Plaza Mayor and the Royal Palace
    Great walks  -  The Buen Retiro Park is a great spot for pleasant rambles
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith

    A restored 19th-century palace in the city's lively literary quarter. Original features have been modernised with additional art deco fittings creating a timeless elegance. Expect innovative tapas at the restaurant, a pool and refreshing terrace. Rooms are spacious and sophisticated. A real gem! See More

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  • Hotel Único Madrid Madrid 44 rooms from £156

    Restaurant  -  2 Michelin stars.
    Good wine list  -  Exceptional cellar.
    Wellbeing
    Elegant
    Recommended by  -  Tablet, Michelin Travel

    A 19th century palace renovated with elegance and style. Its stately staircase, modern mosaics, and inner garden courtyard give the impression of an aristocratic private residence. Meanwhile, its facilities and Michelin-starred restaurant provide an urban oasis for city explorers. See More

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  • Vincci SoMa Madrid 177 rooms from £161

    City Style  -  A trendy hotel in central Madrid with sleek modern design, colourful suites with contemporary art and vibrant lobby bar.
    Great walks  -  In striking distance of the beautiful Retiro Park, an ideal spot for a breath of fresh air after a long days sightseeing.
    Sights nearby  -  Near to the bustling square of Puerta del Sol, a meeting point of throngs of people.
    Lively area  -  In the thick of the action.
    Recommended by  -  Frommers

    Modern elegance and restful comfort in this large hotel. Fresh modern rooms in whites and reds boast spectacular teak wood terraces with impressive views over Madrid. Enjoy breakfast in the colourful restaurant before heading out sightseeing. Vibrant. See More

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  • Room Mate Óscar Madrid 74 rooms from £161

    City Style  -  A unique and cosmopolitan central hotel, which draws a lively crowd to it's uber modern and chic suites.
    Sights nearby  -  Explore the nearby Puerta del Sol, always a-wash with people of every kind.
    Lively area  -  A great central location
    Lively  -  Hip and happening.
    Recommended by  -  I Escape, Fodors, Frommers

    A lively hotel in avant-garde design in the shopping and nightlife mecca. Individually designed rooms vary from wide-awake orange, vivid lime green, or chessboard black and white. A sleek city destination. See More

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  • VP Plaza Espana Design Madrid 214 rooms from £169

    City Style  -  This is a really stylish central location great for easy access to hip bars, restaurants and the famous sights
    Swimming Pool  -  Seasonal outdoor pool
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
    Lively area  -  In the thick of the action.

    A trendy central hotel with a lively rooftop terrace bar. Interiors are jazzy, with the main restaurant area featuring bold tropical furnishings, plants and a statement floor. The rooms are calmer, with a peaceful palette of cream and beige and some accents of colour. A hip and handy city base. See More

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  • Hotel Urso Madrid 78 rooms from £173

    Restaurant  -  The hotel offers an ever changing restaurant, with a new "pop-up" appearing every month.
    City Style
    Sights nearby  -  Palacio de Cristal in Buen Retiro Park
    Spa
    Recommended by  -  Small Luxury Hotels, Mr & Mrs Smith, Tablet

    This recently restored palatial hotel, located in the elegant Alonso Martínez area offers guests an exciting 'pop-up' restaurant that changes each month and a lively bar, perfect for an evening tipple. Rooms have large windows, are comfortable and spacious. A great location. See More

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  • Hospes Puerta de Alcala Madrid 41 rooms from £199

    City Style  -  Situated in the centre of Madrid overlooking Retiro Park, the perfect base to explore this exciting city
    Spa breaks  -  A range of relaxation and wellbeing treatments are on offer at the Bodyna Spa
    Families  -  Large family rooms and babysitting services are available
    Sights nearby  -  Retiro Park, Museo del Prado and km Gran Via are just a few of the local sights within walking distance
    Recommended by  -  Design Hotels

    An elegant 19th-century townhouse blending contemporary chic with traditional architecture. Rooms are stylishly decorated and many come with balconies featuring views of the Madrid skyline. Dine at the Malvar Restaurant or pamper yourself at the Bodyna Spa. See More

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  • ME Madrid Reina Victoria Madrid 192 rooms from £176

    City Style  -  Somehow at once both hip and timeless, this sleek modern update on a classic building oozes style from every pore.
    Lively  -  Hip and happening.
    Private Hot Tub
    Spa
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, Tablet, Frommers, Kiwi Collection

    Crisp, white and cool without being too bare - minimalism at its friendliest. Fantastic restaurant with a great wine list and hip crowd. The roof top bar is great for lounging at and taking in the views. City style for those with indulgent palates. See More

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  • Hotel Orfila Madrid 32 rooms from £182

    City Style
    Sights nearby  -  Close to the Prado Museum, Sofia Reina Museum and Madrid's "Golden Mile"
    Local markets  -  Good for local colour.
    Traditional
    Recommended by  -  Relais & Chateaux, CN Traveller

    A small, but opulent palace with artworks, antiques, and traditional architecture. Sumptuous rooms and suites with lots of open space, creamy furnishings and attractive period decoration. Excellent restaurant, terrace and garden. Grand, but not pretentious. See More

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  • Iberostar Las Letras Gran Via Madrid 109 rooms from £187

    City Style  -  Ornate classic façade of arched windows, wrought-iron balconies and a corner tower meets bold modern interiors to great effect.
    Local exploring  -  At the beginning of the Gran Vía, in one of Madrid's hippest neighbourhoods, walking distance to major sights and trendy bars.
    Local markets  -  Check out El Rastro's Sunday Flea Market, a treasure trove for antique hunters and collectors.
    Great walks  -  Head to Retiro Park, a green oasis with sweeping lawns, waterfalls and a boating lake.
    Recommended by  -  I Escape, Tablet, Fodors, Frommers

    The writing is on the wall at this cool location, literally. Contemporary but still classically elegant - vivid reds, ochres, chic whites, and quips from literary figures. Great roof terrace with views and mouth-watering Japanese food at the restaurant. See More

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  • Barcelo Torre de Madrid Madrid 258 rooms from £187

    Spa breaks  -  Unwind after a busy day and head to the spa on the 8th floor with treatment rooms by R’difusion Wellness
    City Style  -  Conveniently situated on the iconic Plaza de España, explore Madrid from this beautiful location
    Business meetings  -  The 8 meeting rooms can accomodate up to 250 delegates in this stylish and unconventional setting
    Families  -  Babysitting services are available at additional charges and there are a range of family rooms
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith

    A designer hotel located in one of Madrid's most iconic buildings, Torre de Madrid. Rooms are elegant and spacious and guests can make use of an indoor pool, fitness centre and sauna. The SOMOS restaurant serves á la carte meals and the Garra Lobby Bar is a great place to relax. See More

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  • Gran Melia Fenix Madrid 178 rooms from £200

    Business meetings  -  An ideal location in the centre of Madrid for a corporate event with 5 meeting rooms and facilities for hire
    City Style  -  Perfectly located in Plaza Colón, next to Serrano Street, the most exclusive shopping district in Madrid
    Spa breaks  -  Choose from a range of innovative spa treatments and relax in this beautiful setting
    5* Luxury  -  Live in luxury with Red Level Service offering guests extra services, deluxe suites and panoramic views of the city

    A beautifully luxurious hotel in the centre of Madrid, the 5* Gran Melia Fenix is unparalleled in terms of location. Rooms are spacious and have an elegant and classic style. The Red Level service offers guests supreme luxury suites and there's two magnificent restaurants as well as a cocktail bar. See More

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  • BLESS Madrid Madrid 111 rooms from £200

    Foodies  -  This will be popular with foodies, with a restaurant run by 10-Michelin starred chef Martin Berasategui
    City Style  -  A stylish city base in the centre, great for exploring the main sights, shopping and bars
    Great walks  -  Go to Cerro del Tío Pío park for a leisuely stroll in the evening and to admire the sunset
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the stunning City Hall and then head up to the view point at CentroCentro

    A luxurious and opulent hotel in central Madrid, with a grand Michelin-starred fine dining restaurant. Guests will love the idyllic emerald green pool on the terrace, surrounded by cypress trees. Fresh rooms are equally elegant with stylish tiling and furnishings. A gorgeous, sophisticated treat. See More

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  • Heritage Madrid Hotel Madrid 46 rooms from £208

    Romantic Break  -  This hotel with a belle-époque design is ideal for a sumptuous romantic getaway with its air of indulgence and luxury
    Local markets  -  Find bargains at El Rastro, Madrid's oldest street market
    Great walks  -  Go for a relaxing stroll in in El Retiro park
    Romantic  -  Good for couples.

    An impeccably stylish hotel in a listed building with a roof terrace offering great city views. Decadent interiors feature beautiful tiling and sumptuous patterned fabrics, while luxurious rooms have fabulous designer wallpaper and indulgent bathrooms. A superb city bolt-hole for couples. See More

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  • The Principal Madrid 76 rooms from £226

    City Style  -  Expect elegant surrounds, alfresco cocktails and fine-dining in the heart of the city.
    Great walks  -  Take gentle strolls through the picturesque Buen Retiro Park.
    Designer  -  Uniquely designed interiors.
    Views  -  Great views from hotel
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, Tablet

    A majestic hotel set in the top floors of a grand 1920s building in the heart of the city. Grown up rooms are decorated in monochrome shades, boast indulgent bathrooms and the best have sweeping views of the city. A fabulous restaurant and cocktails served on the terrace make this a special stay. See More

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  • Vincci Soho Madrid 169 rooms from £229

    Local exploring  -  Right in the centre of Madrid, a great basse from which to explore this historic city on foot.
    Great walks  -  Take a stroll through the beautiful Los Jardínes del Buen Retiro.
    Sights nearby  -  Visit the Catedral de La Almudena or the Royal Palace.
    Lively  -  Hip and happening.

    An impressively modern four-star hotel in a historic building. Spacious rooms with sleek furnishings and mood lighting. Lovely outdoor terrace and garden, lively bar, and good business facilities. Ideal for a stylish city break. See More

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  • Hospes Madrid Madrid 41 rooms from £230

    City Style  -  Chic modern design in a 19th-century townhouse- muted tones, oversized woodern doors & city views from floor to ceiling windows.
    Local exploring  -  Right in the beating heart of Madrid, beside the Puerta de Alcalá and on the northwest corner of Retiro Park.
    Great walks  -  Take a stroll around the lovely Retiro Park, just on your doorstep.
    Sights nearby  -  La Reina Sofia and Cybeles Fountain are within a short walk.
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith, Tablet, Frommers, Kiwi Collection

    This hotel provides a masterclass in quiet refinement. Beautiful rooms that ooze elegance and calm - whites, greys, beams, and views of the park. Delicious food and a spa to relax in after seeing the sights around the corner. Ideal for a stylish city break. See More

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  • Hotel Villa Magna Madrid 145 rooms from £252

    Suites  -  Including Honeymoon suite, and outstanding Presidential suite with terrace, kitchen, grand piano, butler.
    Weddings
    5* Luxury  -  Very high service standards.
    Wellbeing
    Recommended by  -  Tablet, Frommers, Kiwi Collection, Michelin Travel

    A former residence of Spanish counts and countesses renovated to perfection in central Madrid. The suites, or rather penthouses, are the piece de resistance - open air terraces, grand pianos, kitchens, and private butler. A destination for weddings, honeymoons, business visitors, or city explorers. See More

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  • AC Santo Mauro Madrid 51 rooms from £253

    City Style  -  This neoclassical mansion oozes understated elegance and sophisticated style from its designer furnishing to its parquet floors.
    Total relaxation  -  Away from the crowds, the vibe here is uber relaxed- lounge by the pool, steam in the sauna and drink in the garden.
    Great walks  -  Wander around the neighbourhood where the Spanish nobility established their residences at the turn of the 20th century.
    Swimming Pool  -  Indoor pool
    Recommended by  -  Tablet, Frommers, Kiwi Collection

    A former palace that combines homely charm with subtle decadence. Super king size beds to match the palatial interiors - enormous reception rooms with charming broderie anglaise furnishings. A fantastic basement spa and lovely library-restaurant. Ideal for a stylish break. See More

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  • AC Palacio del Retiro Madrid 50 rooms from £253

    City Style  -  Mauméjean stained glass, Julio Romero frescoes, and pink sculptures of alien monkeys all thrown together with undeniable style.
    Romantic Break  -  Palatial suites overlooking Retiro Park, parquet flooring, huge beds, pampering spa, and unbeatable service- a spoiling treat!
    Great walks  -  Head out of this central hotel and you'll immediately hit the lovely Retiro Park, perfect for a morning stroll.
    Sights nearby  -  The Neo-classical monument Puerta de Alcalá is in close proximity.
    Recommended by  -  I Escape, Tablet, Fodors, Frommers, Kiwi Collection

    Muted luxury and glossy modernist surroundings in this palatial building. Large white bedrooms with lots of natural light and rich furnishings - some with Pop Art murals. Scrumptious modern-Mediterranean food, underground spa, and excellent service with a ratio of one member of staff per room. See More

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  • Vincci The Mint Madrid 88 rooms from £258

    City Style  -  Ideally located in the city centre a short walk from Puerta del Sol, Calle Preciados, Callao, Plaza Mayor, Funcarral and Chueca
    Romantic Break  -  The beautiful and iconic setting make Vincci The Mint an ideal location for a romantic getaway in Madrid
    Local markets  -  Mercado de San Antón and Mercado de San Miguel selling the finest Spanish produce are both a short walk away
    Sights nearby  -  Madrid's best sights are all a short walk away

    A contemporary hotel designed by architect Jaime Beriestai located on Gran Vía. A chic gastro bar serves a range of amuse-bouche and cocktails. Rooms are modern and spacious and fitted with high-tech equipment. The best rooms come with balconies featuring magnificent views of iconic landmarks. See More

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  • Only You Boutique Hotel Madrid 125 rooms from £269

    Local exploring  -  Wander through the streets taking in the city's sights and immerse yourself in one of Europe's largest cultural hubs
    City Style  -  A suave former palace tunred trendy hotel, nestled between the hip neightbourhoods of Chueca and Salesas
    Sights nearby  -  Head over to the Puerta del Sol, stroll around Retiro Park or head to Plaza Mayor-all a short distance away
    Local markets  -  Go check out the bustling Antón Martín and San Miguel markets
    Recommended by  -  Kiwi Collection

    Only You is a 4 star boutique hotel situated in a restored 19th century palace. It enjoys a wonderfully central location in Madrid and offers uniquely decorated rooms, combining modern interior design with historic architecture. Be sure to eat at their superb restaurant! A fantastic city spot. See More

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  • Gran Hotel Ingles Madrid 48 rooms from £298

    Spa breaks  -  Enjoy the first Signature Spa in Madrid combining 1920s style with the latest in spa treatment therapy
    City Style  -  Its central location makes Grand Hotel Ingles the perfect place to stay and explore Madrid
    Business meetings  -  One of the finest conference venues in Madrid with two large meeting rooms
    Sights nearby  -  El Retiro Park is just 1km away and the Royal Palace is a 20-minute walk from the hotel
    Recommended by  -  Mr & Mrs Smith

    Madrid's oldest hotel dating back to 1886, the Gran Hotel Ingles seamlessly blends the old and new, maintaining its traditional art-deco style with 5* luxury. Rooms exude 19th-century elegance with fabrics designed by David Rockwell. The restaurant serves up the finest Spanish cuisine. See More

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