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.
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.
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 heart of Madrid’s downtown, just a few steps from Gran Via street, Hotel Indigo Madrid - Gran Via offers a shared outdoor pool and a sun terrace. There is also a restaurant and bar.Each air-conditioned room features free Wi-Fi is available throughout. The private bathroom includes a rainfall shower, hairdryer and bathrobe.The popular Puerta del Sol District with many bars, shops and restaurants is can be reached within a 5-minute walk of the property.Madrid’s Royal Palace is just a 5-minute walk from the hotel, while Plaza Mayor Square is 600 metres away. Callao Metro Station is 2 minutes' walk away.
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.
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.
This exclusive hotel, with 200 rooms, is located in the heart of Madrid, in an area with excellent services and communications. Among its attractions are its themed guest rooms with murals and decorated car park. Sandó, the hotel restaurant, has an extensive menu of Spanish dishes. The rooftop terrace has an outdoor pool and fantastic views of Madrid.
Gran Melia Palacio de los Duques is located 300 metres from Madrid's Royal Palace, the Royal Theatre and the Cathedral. It features a seasonal rooftop pool and a terrace with panoramic city views.Set on a 19th-century palace, Gran Melia Palacio de los Duques is inspired by Velazquez's famous paintings and has its own private lush historic garden. There is also a Thai Room wellness center and a 24-hour gym.Rooms and suites at this hotel feature elegant decor, a 49-inch LED-TV, iPhone docking station, Nespresso coffee machine and free WiFi. The private bathroom includes a rain shower, bath, heated floors, and Clarins free toiletries.Gran Melia Palacio de los Duques offers 3 restaurants serving Spanish and French cuisine and wines. There is also a cocktail bar and a tea corner.Plaza Mayor is 500 metres from Gran Melia Palacio de los Duques and Sabatini Gardens are 300 metres away. The Prado Museum is 20 minutes’ walk away.There is private parking on site.
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.
7 Islas Hotel is located 200 metres from Madrid’s Gran Via. It offers free Wi-Fi, and elegant rooms feature a marble bathroom with amenities, air conditioning and some include a terrace.There is a café at the hotel and guests will find many shops, bars and restaurants in the Chueca area and on Gran Vía.7 Islas Hotel is a 10 minute-walk from the Thyssen Bornemisza Museum and 15 minutes to the famous Prado Museum. Gran Via Metro Station is just 200 metres away.
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.
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).
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.