5 great hotels in Madrid, Spain
A city full of history, culture and artistic expression, Madrid, Spain is the fourth most visited city in Europe. From the Santiago Bernabéu Stadium - home of European football giants Real Madrid - to the world famous Prado Museum, it's a capital deserving of the name. Visit in style with this guide to five of the best hotels the city has to offer.
Hotel Ritz Madrid
A stunning luxury hotel housed in a former baroque palace in Madrid’s ‘Golden Triangle’, the name given to the district that is home to the city's three most famous museums - the Prado, Thyssen Bornemisza and Reina Sofia house. Luxury comes at a price: rooms start at around €350 a night, although deals and packages are available through the website.
Foodies take note: the hotel is the home of the Goya Restaurant - one of the city's top restaurants, serving fine dining versions of traditional Spanish recipes.
Casa De Madrid
The authentic Madrid, Spain experience doesn't get any better than this boutique hotel in a converted 18th-century townhouse in the city centre. It's small - just seven spacious rooms - quirky, full of romance and lovingly restored and decorated to reflect its setting and history. Rooms start from €199.
Hotel Silken Puerta America
Madrid is full of dazzling architectural treats and the Hotel Puerta America is one of them - a futuristic block of glass and light with individual floors designed by different architects, including Zaha Hadid and Sir Norman Foster. Located halfway between the centre and the airport, rooms start from €180.
Hotel AC Palacio Retiro
Part of the Marriott chain, the AC Palacio Retiro boasts a prime location next to Madrid's beautiful Retiro park, and is a stroll away from the Golden Triangle. Comfortable, small and luxurious, rooms start at around €250 per night.
Fancy spending the night in a former palace in the heart of Madrid, Spain? This small 14th century palace became a hotel in 1999 and retains all the trappings of luxury of its former residence - marble floors, intricate design and old-fashioned elegance. Rooms start from €220 per night and the hotel offers a range of package deals tailored to those who enjoy the luxury hotel experience.