Calle de López de Hoyos 4 • 913 42 24 90 • www.barcelo.com • €€
Guests can expect the very best amenities and steller service at this cosmopolitan hotel, which opened in 2016. Rooms include 48” TVs and super king beds, and there’s even portable Wi-Fi that can be used throughout the city. A drink by the rooftop pool, with its spectacular views, is a must.
• Calle Echegaray, 8 • 913 60 00 01 • www.granhotelingles.com • €€€
A unique boutique hotel located in the centre of Madrid, the Gran Hotel Inglés combines modern, urban vibes with Art-Deco touches. Savour the best cocktails at the city’s cocktail bar, LobByto, housed in this hotel. Facilities include a spa, a fitness centre and a jet pool.
• Calle Hermosilla 2 • 912 76 47 47 • www.melia.com • €€€
This gorgeous hotel near Plaza Colón houses one of the best bars in the world - the Dry Martini Bar. It is handy for the sights and the Salamanca shopping district.
• Pl de la Independencia 3 • 914 32 29 11 • www.hospes.com • €€€
Overlooking the Retiro Gardens, this chic boutique hotel is ideally located for shopping in Salamanca or for visiting the Prado. A sumptuous mansion-turned-hotel, its chic guest rooms are complemented by a spa, a plunge pool and an elegant restaurant.
• Plaza de la Lealtad 5 • 917 01 67 67 • www.mandarinoriental.com • €€€
Madrid’s oldest luxury hotel offers refined comfort and impeccable service. The belle époque decor and furnishings are seen to best effect in the restaurant, which overlooks a garden. Facilities include a gym and a sauna.
• Calle Marqués de Valdeiglesias 1 • 915 21 87 43 • www.theprincipalmadridhotel.com • €€€
This occupies a splendid century-old building, and features elegant, contemporary rooms, a fabulous rooftop terrace and a restaurant with Michelin-starred chef Ramón Freixa at the helm.
• Paseo de la Castellana 22 • 915 87 12 34 • www.villamagna.es • €€€
What attracts celebrities to this hotel is the service and attention to detail. This fancy restaurant is a byword for fine dining, and the 150 rooms are spacious and elegant. Facilities include a spa and a 24-hour gym.
• Plaza de las Cortes 10 • 914 20 37 67 • www.hotelvillareal.com • €€€
This hotel in the heart of Madrid has elegant decor that fuses the classic with the modern. The foyer is decorated with Roman mosaics. Facilities include a fitness suite, conference centre and a gourmet restaurant.
• Calle Velázquez 8 • 915 75 44 00 • www.hotel-wellington.com • €€€
During the San Isidro festival in May, this hotel is the first choice for many. Its Michelin-starred restaurant, Kabuki, serves Japanese–Spanish fusion cuisine. It has its own vegetable garden with alfresco dining. The swimming pool is a bonus.
• Plaza de las Cortes 7 • 913 60 80 00 • www.westinpalacemadrid.com • €€€
This hotel opened in 1913 and has been wowing guests ever since with its opulence. Soak up the palatial surroundings and enjoy a wide range of cocktails at the Palace Bar. Guests can also avail the spa facilities.
• Calle del Paje, 7 • 687 31 78 66 • www.lagraja.com • €
Just a short distance away from Madrid, Casa Rural & Spa La Graja is set in a 19th-century farmhouse, in Chinchón. This lovely guesthouse offers rooms with a rustic charm and historic elements. Various facilities including a spa, free Wi-Fi and a swimming pool are also available.
• Calle de los Concilios 1, Toledo • 925 28 98 00 • www.eurostarshotels.com • €€
Set in a 16th-century palace overlooking the Tagus, this sumptuous hotel has all the modern comforts with period features, such as a stunning stained glass ceiling in the lobby. There’s a pool, spa, wellness centre and free Wi-Fi throughout.
• Gran Vía 11 • 915 23 79 80 • www.hoteldelasletras.com • €€
This hotel occupies a Neo-Classical building which preserves its original sweeping staircase and elaborate mouldings. The hotel also has a well-stocked library. The walls of the modern rooms are inscribed with quotes by famous writers, and many rooms have a private terrace and jacuzzi. Don’t miss the views from the chic rooftop terrace.
• Calle de San Sebastián 2 • 913 89 64 90 • www.nh-hotels.com • €€
In Madrid’s famous Barrio de las Letras, this 19th-century townhouse has been transformed into a contemporary boutique hotel with a modern interior. Beamed ceilings, elaborate columns and floor-to-ceiling windows in some rooms recall its glory days.
• Calle de Postas 17 • 915 23 81 51 • www.petitpalaceposadadelpeine.com • €€
This charming hotel, founded in 1610, is the oldest in Spain and is located on a pedestrian street in the heart of Old Madrid. Some rooms are small, but the decor is modern and iPads are available on request, plus Mi-Fi (portable Wi-Fi) for use throughout the city. Small pets are allowed.
• Calle de Alfonso XII 14 • 915 23 74 60 • www.marriott.com • €€€
In a handsome mansion dating back to 1907, this hotel boasts views of the Retiro Gardens. Charming rooms pair period details, such as ceiling mouldings and hardwood floors, with 21st-century extras including iPod docks and plasma TVs. A restaurant and spa are among the other amenities.
• Calle de Atocha 36 • 913 69 44 09 • www.cataloniahotels.com • €€€
The Catalonia Plaza Mayor could not be more central. This great hotel is set in a 19th-century building just a few steps from the famous Plaza Mayor. The interiors are resolutely modern, but the twirling wrought-iron balconies have been preserved. Extra benefits include a tranquil courtyard and fitness centre.
• Cuesta Santo Domingo 5 • 912 76 47 47 • www.melia.com • €€€
Originally a 19th century palace, this gorgeous hotel and its expansive garden now provide a plush stay in the heart of Madrid. The hotel boasts a top-floor pool, three excellent restaurants and a wellness centre. Large beds offer extra comfort in the bedrooms.
• Calle Marqués de Casa Riera 4 • 912 00 05 70 • www.nh-collection.com • €€€
The original Hotel Suecia was opened in the 1950s by the Swedish royal family, and famous former guests have included Ernest Hemingway and Che Guevara. After years of neglect, it was bought and remodelled into a stylish, contemporary hotel in 2014, and now offers chic guest rooms and a rooftop terrace with a plunge pool.
• Orfila 6 • 917 02 77 70 • www.hotelorfila.com • €€€
Built in 1886 as a palatial townhouse, the Orfila is located in a leafy part of town near Colón. The 20 rooms and 12 suites are tastefully decorated in soft pinks and yellows to create a relaxed ambience. A small restaurant overlooks a secluded garden.
• Calle del Pez 19 • 915 31 47 44 • www.hotelabalu.com • €€
Each room and apartment has been individually designed in a colourful, eclectic style. Some rooms also boast a private balcony. The stylish suites have a separate lounge with a home cinema, and bathrooms with a jacuzzi or Thai stone bath.
• Costanilla de los Ángeles 15, 2a • 915 41 96 92 • www.hostalgala.com • €€
If you’re looking for style on a budget, this guest-house is a great choice. The air-conditioned rooms and apartments are compact, but feature chic, modern decor, and the friendly staff go out of their way to make guests feel at home.
• Calle de San Bernardo 1 • 915 47 98 00 • www.hotelssantodomingo.es • €€
This hotel, convenient for the Palacio Real and the Gran Vía, has thematic and colour therapy-inspired rooms and a rooftop pool. Though small, the rooms are comfortable – book one on the fifth floor where there are tiny balconies with lovely views over the rooftops of the city.
• Plaza de Santa Ana 14 • 912 76 47 47 • www.melia.com • €€
Refurbishments have converted this beautiful early 1900s building into a modern hotel with great facilities and a trendy, penthouse bar. The hotel is a much-loved land mark, located conveniently close to Puerta del Sol and the city’s museums.
• Plaza del Conde de Miranda 1 • 900 37 39 78 • www.palacioplcondedemiranda.com • €€
Each apartment in this accommodation is individually decorated and draws inspiration from famous couples, including Romeo and Juliet, Harry and Sally, Ross and Rachel and Popeye and Olive. Kitchens have a stocked fridge, a stove, oven, coffee machine and dishwasher. Babysitting services are also available.
• Calle de la Cava Baja 14 • 911 19 14 24 • www.posadadeldragon.com • €€
Sections of medieval wall and an attractive wooden staircase are preserved in this 16th-century inn, but the guest rooms are entirely contemporary with their bold colours and modern lights and furnishings. The trendy restaurant – one of many that line the Cava Baja – serves tasty local cuisine. It’s a lively area so ask for a room at the back if you prefer a quiet night.
• Calle del Prado 2 • 913 89 60 95 • www.room-matehotels.com • €€
This modern hotel, conveniently located in the Plaza de Santa Ana, is an ideal choice for those keen to enjoy Madrid’s nightlife. The colourful rooms have large windows that look out over this vibrant square.
• Calle de Claudio Coello 67 • 917 81 01 73 • www.unicohotelmadrid.com • €€€
An absolute favourite with the fashion crowd, this boutique hotel occupies a beautifully remodelled 19th-century mansion in upmarket Salamanca. There is a Michelin-starred restaurant with a charming garden. The hotel also has a personal shopper to tend to all your shopping requirements.
• Calle Barquillo 21 • 910 05 22 22 • www.onlyyouhotels.com • €€€
Catalan designer Lázaro Rosa-Violán is responsible for the striking decor at this hotel, which occupies a 19th-century mansion in the Chueca neighbourhood. Many rooms have original beamed ceilings, which are paired with contemporary wallpaper and furnishings. Visitors can relax in the lounge bar, set in a former bookshop.
Avenida de Logroño 305 • 912 76 47 47 • www.melia.com • €
On the approach road to Barajas airport, this 229-room hotel is convenient for the IFEMA Exhibition Centre. Rooms are comfortable and the facilities include a garden, outdoor pool, restaurants, gym, meeting rooms and a free airport shuttle.
MAP B1 • Calle de San Antonio 22, Aranjuez • 918 09 92 22 • www.nh-collection.com • €
This lovely hotel overlooks the Palace of Aranjuéz and offers reliable facilities for meetings and events. The superbly appointed rooms include espresso machines, satellite TV and WI-Fi. There is also a fitness centre and sauna.
• Paseo de la Castellana 152 • 914 58 49 70 • www.marriott.com • €€
The facilities at this fully renovated 4-star business hotel include on-site parking, a restaurant and bar, reading room, fitness centre and two small conference rooms. All rooms are equipped with satellite TV, two phones and Wi-Fi.
• Gran Vía 9 • 915 31 22 22 • www.cataloniahotels.com • €€
Conveniently situated, this comfortable hotel is also handy for sightseeing. The modern rooms offer satellite TV, and some of the new rooms are equipped with jacuzzis. Facilities include a Catalan restaurant, a gym, a full-service spa and sauna.
• Calle Arcipreste Hita 10 • 917 45 92 99 • www.hotelexemoncloa.com • €€
Located in front of the Intercambiador de Moncloa Metro and bus hub, this modern hotel offers a comfortable stay, with good facilities for business travellers. It also has a swimming pool.
• Calle de Pedro Teixeira 5 • 915 97 15 68 • www.h10hotels.com • €€
This 4-star hotel is in an excellent location within Madrid’s business district. Facilities include three meeting rooms, a private dining room and Wi-Fi.
Calle López de Hoyos 143 • Metro Alfonso XIII • 917 44 50 00 • www.ilunionsuitesmadrid.com • €€
North of the centre, this hotel has 120 suites, all equipped with satellite TV. Facilities include an international restaurant.
• Paseo Virgen del Puerto 57 • 913 64 32 48 • www.nh-hotels.com • €€
Overlooking the Manzanares River, this hotel offers value accommodation, plus 12 meeting rooms, a planning service for conferences and other events, and extras such as private parking, a gym, and a restaurant and bar.
• Calle Moratín 52 • 915 24 26 26 • www.radissonblu.com • €€
Offering large rooms with plenty of space in which to work, this sleekly designed hotel offers all the usual amenities for the business traveller, including meeting rooms and a business centre. Other amenities include a luxurious spa, a whisky bar and a superb location right opposite the Prado.
• Paseo de la Castellana 49 • 917 00 73 00 • www.ihg.com • €€€
A wide choice of meeting and conference rooms, a dedicated concierge team and excellent facilities including a 24-hour business centre have made this luxury hotel in Madrid’s main financial district a winner with business travellers. Unwind in the 24-hour fitness centre or indulge in some spa pampering.
• Calle Perú 2 • 916 30 17 17 • www.hotel-bb.es • €
Modern hotel set in Las Rozas, just a 30-minute drive from Madrid’s centre and conveniently located for visiting the Sierra Norte of Madrid. Rooms of this hotel are large and airy, with free Wi-Fi service all throughout.
• Calle Imperial 9 • 917 72 85 72 • www.thehatmadrid.com • €
The motto here is “Wherever I lay my hat, that’s my home.” This welcoming vibe runs throughout the hostel, which also offers private rooms with en suite bathrooms. Great breakfast buffet on the terrace, and there’s a rooftop bar with amazing views.
• Calle de la Puebla, 14 • 915 31 56 44 • www.hostaladismadrid.com • €
Located just a few meters from the Gran Via and 10 minutes away from Puerta del Sol, this is a pleasant hotel with modern rooms equipped with LED TVs, central heating and Wi-Fi. Luggage storage is also available.
• Calle Cervantes 34, 3rd floor • 914 29 27 14 • www.hostalgonzalo.com • €
A pleasant hostel in a historic part of Madrid, close to the museums of the Paseo del Prado. Some rooms have balconies overlooking a quiet residential street, bearing in mind that this area is known for its nightlife.
• Gran Vía 46, 8º • 915 31 93 07 • www.hostallaprensa.com • €
With views of the Gran Vía, this delightful guesthouse has cosy rooms decorated in colourful prints and all with air conditioning and private bathrooms. It’s set in a skyscraper built in the 1920s.
• Plaza del Angel 12 • 913 69 46 43 • www.hostalpersal.com • €
Located overlooking a peaceful square, and yet surrounded by shops, bars and monuments, this hostel is excellent value. The comfortable rooms all have satellite TV and some overlook the courtyard. It also has its own coffee shop, which is a good place to get to know fellow guests and to trade information.
• Plaza de las Cortes 4 • 648 47 47 42 • www.lapepa-bnb.com • €
Just a stone’s throw from Madrid’s great trio of big museums, this B&B offers stylish rooms decorated in bright colours, and a cosy lounge with a kitchen corner where guests can gather for breakfast. Service is excellent and iPod docks are available.
• Calle Pizarro 16 • 915 31 47 44 • www.hotellifemadrid.es • €€
The bright, modern rooms at this good value hotel feature original upcycled furnishings and art, and a mixture of contemporary and vintage decor. Convenient extras include free Wi-Fi and laptop hire, and the lively bars and cafés of the Malasaña district on the doorstep.
• Paseo del Prado 32 • 914 20 15 69 • www.hotelmora.com • €€
Art lovers on a budget should look no further than this modest-sized hotel, just across the road from the Prado. Some rooms have views of the famous avenue. Room safes and satellite TV are other pluses. It’s very popular, so book ahead.
• Plaza Celenque 3-5 • 915 32 13 04 • www.tochostels.com • €€
One of the new breed of designer hostels, this offers a choice of funkily decorated private guest rooms or dorms. Get to know your fellow travellers in the bar, or over a game of pool. Whip up some dinner in the well-equipped kitchen.
• Paseo de los Rosales 48, Collado Mediano • 918 55 85 58 • www.latorreboxarthotel.es • €
Nestled in the mountains, this is the perfect place to disconnect. Alongside its unique style, the hotel has a spa, sauna and outdoor pool, as well as bicycles for guest use and even cookery workshops. Navacerrada ski resort is just minutes away. Children aged 12 years and upwards are welcome.
• Gran Vía 53 • 915 47 28 00 • www.emperadorhotel.com • €€
This hotel is in a great location overlooking Plaza de España. Its luxurious rooms (suites have their own Jacuzzis and hydromassage showers) make it the first choice for many celebrities. There’s also an expansive rooftop swimming pool with panoramic views.
Calle Padre Damián 23 • 913 53 73 00 • www.nh-hotels.com • €€
In Madrid’s main business district, this glossy hotel has a huge LED-domed screen in the lobby, and its Living Lab guest rooms come with high-tech features such as ultra HD TVs and intelligent lighting. Rooms on the highest floors have breathtaking views, and dining options include DiverXO, Madrid’s only restaurant with three Michelin stars.
• Calle Arenal 16 • 915 64 43 55 • www.petitpalaceopera.com • €€
Madrid is slowly becoming more bike-friendly, and at this central hotel you can borrow bikes for free. The hotel also provides other handy freebies for the pocket-conscious traveller, such as the free use of an iPad and Mi-Fi (portable Wi-Fi). Families will appreciate the multi-bed rooms that sleep up to six, and the use of buggies and cots.
Paseo de la Castellana 259 B • 913 34 27 00 • www.eurostarsmadridtower.com • €€€
This hotel is set in the PwC Tower, which forms part of the Cuatro Torres business district, and it is one of the tallest buildings in Madrid. Enjoy breathtaking views from the pool in the spa and health club, or from the gastronomic Volvoreta restaurant on the 30th floor.
• Gran Vía 38 • 915 22 64 80 • www.hotelatlantico.es • €€€
This hotel is a favourite with guests, who keep coming back thanks to its comfortable, classically-decorated rooms, its charming service and its fantastically central location. But the icing on the cake is without doubt the gorgeous rooftop terrace, where you can enjoy a drink and watch the sun set over the ancient rooftops of the historic city centre.
Avenida de América 41 • 917 44 54 00 • www.hotelpuertamerica.com • €€€
The brainchild of French architect Jean Nouvel, this modern hotel is located on one of the main arteries into the centre of Madrid. Each of its 12 floors has been designed by a well-known architect or designer, including Norman Foster, Arata Isozaki, Zaha Hadid and Javier Mariscal. The hotel also has a good restaurant.
• Plaza de Pedro Zerolo 12 • 917 01 11 73 • room-matehotels.com • €€€
Part of the popular Room Mate chain, this hotel has ultra-stylish, modern rooms decorated in vibrant colours, but the highlight is undoubtedly the rooftop sun deck and swimming pool. There’s a poolside bar, and DJ sessions make it particularly popular on sultry summer nights.
• Calle Mejía Lequerica 8 • 914 44 44 58 • hotelurso.com • €€€
Spacious, fashionably decorated guest rooms, wonderful staff and a great full-service spa by Natura Bissé, complete with a small heated pool, make this ideal for a luxurious urban break. The best rooms have French doors leading out onto private terraces.
• Calle Gran Vía, 10 • 912 03 06 50 • www.vinccithemint.com • €€€
As soon as you enter this enigmatic hotel, you are received with a drink at the reception. Gourmet à la carte breakfast is served all day, and coffee- tea machines are available in all rooms. Grab cocktails and snacks from the rooftop foodtruck and enjoy the panoramic view.
• Calle Gil de Santivanes 6 • 917 81 16 40 • www.recoletoshotel.com • €€€
This hotel has a beautiful garden terrace, an oasis of green in the heart of the city. Comfortably furnished rooms are light and airy, and you can dine on traditional cuisine amid the magnolias and palm trees in the hotel’s romantic restaurant.
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