Located just 150 metres from Plaza Mayor, The Hat Madrid is a stylish hostel with air conditioning, free Wi-Fi and a rooftop bar with city and sunset views. Offering a variety of private rooms and single beds in both mixed and female-only dormitories, the hostel also caters for families and groups of friends. The bright rooms come with either a private or shared bathroom, and some have a small balcony. Breakfast is included and there is a supermarket opposite the hostel. The hostel has a restaurant and a variety of cafés and bars are within a five-minute walk. With its medieval origins and vibrant nightlife, La Latina District is less than a ten-minute walk away. Puerta del Sol and La Latina metro stations are within 500 metres. The Hat Madrid has a 24-hour front desk, offers free activities and can provide a nightlife guide. Bicycles can also be hired.
Featuring a rooftop terrace with panoramic views of the city, NH Collection Madrid Suecia is located in central Madrid, beside the Círculo de Bellas Artes Cultural Centre and Gran Vía.Modern, air-conditioned rooms feature flat-screen satellite TV, free WiFi and a minibar. The private bathroom includes a rain shower.The hotel’s Casa Suecia Restaurant offers Mediterranean cuisine. You can also enjoy a drink at the lounge cocktail bar or on the rooftop terrace.Meeting and event spaces are available at the hotel, and you will also find an on-site fitness centre.Originally opened in the 1950s by the Swedish royal family, NH Collection Madrid Suecia has hosted guests such as Ernest Hemingway and Che Guevara.In the neighbouring districts of Las Letras, Chueca, and Fuencarral you will find a range of dining options, nightlife and trendy shops.Banco de España Metro Station is just 150 metres away. Plaza de Cibeles is a 5-minute walk, while Puerta del Sol is 10 minutes’ walk away.
The Urban is a five-star deluxe hotel located in the heart of Madrid, within walking distance of the Spanish Parliament building. This Art Deco–style establishment, set in an avant-garde building has 96 designer rooms and suites, meeting rooms and multipurpose spaces for events, an outdoor pool, a solarium, a gym, a sauna, a gourmet restaurant and an oyster cocktail bar. Its decoration is dominated by artworks of great historical value.
Book lovers will be enchanted by Hotel de Las Letras, with its literary themes and small library with internet access on the ground floor, together with a pleasant spa and gym. The restaurant here serves modern Mediterranean cuisine with seasonal ingredients and there’s also a bar serving cocktails and tapas. All of the rooms are decorated with quotations by famous writers.
The idea for the Room Mate chain of hotels and apartments came about when three friends decided to open in Madrid the kind of hotel that they would like to have found on their travels to other cities: somewhere central and reasonably priced with original decor. Room Mate Oscar has all of these characteristics and impeccable facilities, which have won it awards, including a terrace bar with magnificent views of the Chueca neighbourhood.
Although plans to turn this into Europe's first Hard Rock hotel didn't quite come off, the Melia chain has appropriated the lovely old Hotel Reina Victoria to showcase its 'ME' brand. These are 'experience-based personality hotels'. Whatever that means, and despite smallish rooms, the end result is supremely comfortable, with luxury bed linen, Aveda toiletries and lots to keep gadget-fiends happy, not only with plasma screens, CD and DVD players, but even iPod adapters (ask at reception for a pre-set iPod if you left yours at home).
Iconic views of Madrid’s Gran Via Avenue are offered at the elegant rooftop terrace and Atico restaurant/cocktail bar of The Principal Madrid. This luxurious boutique hotel offers a gym, and stylish rooms and suites.The Wellness Suite with sauna can be booked entirely and exclusively for couples or individual treatment sessions. Some room and suite types include free access to Wellness Suite services.Spacious air-conditioned rooms and suites all have a TV with cable and satellite channels. Each has a desk, safe, minibar and private bathroom with a hairdryer. Just a few of the extras in certain rooms or suites include butler service, and Nespresso coffee machines.Apart from spectacular views, the hotel’s Atico restaurant/cocktail bar offers avant-garde haute cuisine and classic cocktails in a laid-back atmosphere of modern loft club with glamorous original architecture from 1917.Located at the heart of Madrid, the hotel is surrounded by an array of entertainment, dining and shopping options, and is just 400 metres from the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum.
Located in the middle of Madrid’s Art Triangle, between the Prado, the Thyssen-Bornemisza and the Reina Sofía museums, Hotel Westin Palace has been a landmark ever since King Alfonso XIII commissioned its construction as a place to greet visiting members of high society in Madrid at the beginning of the last century. Throughout its history, the hotel, which is famous for its glass dome and the events held there, has served as a refuge for personalities like Picasso, Dalí, Einstein and Madame Curie.
Located just a stone’s throw away from the Retiro, in the neighbourhood of the same name, this exclusive luxury hotel was built in 1910 on the orders of King Alfonso XIII. The facilities of the hotel, which is decorated in classical style, include a luxury spa, parking and free Wi-Fi. Its location makes it a handy base for visiting the Prado and Thyssen-Bornemisza museums.
In the heart of La Latina, in the bowels of a downtown hotel, you’ll find this well-lit tavern offering a tour of many types of Spanish cuisine: Iberian ham croquettes, octopus salad, and main courses like roasted piglet, stewed oxtail and grilled squid. But undoubtedly the highlight is its well-stocked wine cellar (good value, even by the glass).
NH Madrid Nacional is set in Madrid’s famous Art Triangle, 150 metres from Atocha AVE Train Station. Set in a historic building with original features, it overlooks the Botanical Gardens.All air-conditioned, soundproof rooms have free WiFi, a pillow menu, flat-screen satellite TV and a minibar. The private bathroom comes with a rain-effect shower, hairdryer and free toiletries.The NH Madrid Nacional serves breakfast in the restaurant which offers great city views. A wide selection of local dishes and wines is available in Tablafina Restaurant and Bar located in the lobby. Room service is also available.There is a 24-hour front desk, and you can hire a car from the tour desk. Parking is available on-site for an additional charge.
Set 20 metres from Alonso Martínez Metro Station, Petit Palace Santa Barbara offers stylish accommodation with laptops, free WiFi and an iPod docking station. Gran Vía is just 5 minutes’ walk away.Rooms and apartments feature striking, contemporary décor with modern furnishings. All air-conditioned accommodation comes with a flat-screen TV. Apartments feature an open-plan living room with a kitchenette and dining area.The Petit Palace Santa Barbara offers a daily buffet breakfast in the dining room. There is also a bar on the patio which is open in the evenings. There are many restaurants and bars within 200 metres of the hotel.Located in Madrid’s Chamberí district, the Santa Barbara is a 5-minute walk from Plaza Colón Square and the nightlife of Chueca.Santiago Bernabeu Football Stadium is only 3 metro stops from the accommodation. Barajas Airport can be reached in 30 minutes from Alonso Martínez Metro Station.Staff at the 24-hour reception can provide information on Madrid’s many attractions. There are also bicycles, which guests can use for free.
Only YOU Boutique Hotel Madrid is a 4-star boutique hotel set in a restored palace from the 19th century. It has a modern interior design with Colonial details and uniquely decorated rooms.The lounge area at the Only YOU Boutique Hotel Madrid has a relaxed atmosphere with background music, offering a range of cocktails and gourmet dishes. The set menu changes constantly.Newspapers and WiFi connection are offered for free. A 24-hour room service is available. Guests can find several areas and corners to relax, drink coffee or meet.Soundproofed rooms include a 42-inch Smart TV, iPhone/iPod and MP3 dock, electronic safe and a well-equipped minibar. Bed duvets are made of goose feathers, cotton and silk. Bathrobes, slippers and luxury toiletries can be found in each bathroom.Located in the trendy Chueca area in Madrid, this design hotel is 20 minutes’ drive from Barajas Airport and IFEMA Congress Centre.
This boutique hotel is located in Madrid’s La Latina district, an area known for its tapas bars. It offers stylish rooms with free Wi-Fi and a flat-screen TV with satellite channels.The air-conditioned rooms at the Posada del Dragón feature colourful, ultra-modern décor. Each one is soundproofed and comes with a private bathroom with a hairdryer.The hotel’s restaurant serves traditional Spanish food with a modern twist, using fresh ingredients.Staff at the Posada’s 24-hour reception can help booking tickets for guided tours, live shows and other events. You can also hire a bicycle or a car from the front desk.The hotel is just 100 metres from the Plaza Mayor and 200 metres from La Latina Metro Station. You can walk to the San Miguel Market in just 5 minutes.