The 4 Best Hotels in Madrid de Los Austrias, Madrid

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The Madrid de Los Austrias area spreads out around the Plaza Mayor, reaching approximately to the end of the Hapsburg-built slate-roofs - as the crow flies. This is the oldest part of Madrid, and home to some fantastic tapas bars - both traditional and modern, and some equally great restaurants and cafes. So you’ll have no problem with travel or dining out if you choose to book into one of the 4 best hotels in Madrid de Los Austrias.

After getting an idea of which tapas bars you really can’t miss, head over to the Plaza Mayor, which is probably Madrid’s best known plaza, and has been a bullfighting ring, a market, and a place of execution. Though these days it’s more about cafes, shops and restaurants, a beautiful tourist information centre and the statue of Philip III.

As well as being in the centre of some seriously lovely architecture and some seriously delicious foodie options, staying here also means you wake up a few minutes from the Royal Palace, the Puerta del Sol, the Rastro flea market and the San Miguel deli market. You’re also only a short walk from the art treasures of the Paseo del Prado and the rich pickings of the Gran Vía.

The 4 Best Hotels in Madrid de Los Austrias

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The ME Madrid Reina Victoria is rather grand and timeless on the outside, but 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. Indulgent without being too fussy.

ME Madrid Renia Victoria

The Posada del Dragon is a chic hotel in the trendy La Latina area with 27 contemporary rooms arranged around an inner courtyard and a great restaurant.

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The Posada del Leon de Oro is a stunning townhouse conversation with 17 rooms and suites - some of them ideal for families. The decor is sophisticated and stylish and there’s an excellent traditional restaurant.

Posada del Leon de Oro

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The Hotel Mayerling is an understated, modern, 22 room townhouse hotel with large, light-filled rooms, which you can stay in for around £100 per night. And you’re only minutes from the Plaza Mayor.

Hotel Mayerling

If you haven’t found your idea of the best hotels in Madrid de Los Austrias on our Guru’s list of the 4 best hotels in Madrid de Los Austrias you could:

The 4 Best Hotels in Madrid de Los Austrias

  • 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
    Restaurant  -  Recommended.
    Air conditioningRestaurantPet friendlyDisabled accessViewsParking
    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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  • Posada del Dragon Madrid (Cava Baja, 14) 27 rooms from £65

    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.
    Air conditioningRestaurantDisabled accessViewsParkingNo pets

    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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  • 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
    Restaurant  -  Traditional yet modern Spanish cuisine
    Air conditioningRestaurantNo pets

    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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  • Hotel Mayerling Madrid 22 rooms from £90

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

    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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Written by Kat Parr Mackintosh

posted Monday, 22nd August 2022