Get exclusive and luxury treatment at Eurostars Madrid Tower. The hotel spans the first 31 floors of the imposing SyV Tower and offers views across the city and to the mountains beyond from the rooms, the spa, the Volvoreta restaurant and many of the meeting rooms. Cush rooms are kitted out in luxurious walnut furniture, and they all come with a pillow menu — a pillow menu! Head to the spa to work out, or better yet, to get a massage or other relaxing or beautifying body treatments, and when you want top-notch Mediterranean cusine, get to Volvoreta on the 30th floor: the views make for the perfect digestif.
More than half a century after it opened, the Wellington is still extremely graceful, with chandeliers, marble and murals, and groups of guests in formal evening wear milling about the lobby. Polite staff are on hand to cater to your every need. The hotel is just a stone's throw from the city's most expensive shopping area, Salamanca, and has a summer pool with terrace — ideal for relaxing after all that retail therapy.
Rooms vary in size and are decorated in a conservative but classic style, and the hotel's main restaurant, Goizeko, serves Basque dishes in elegant surroundings. Although it's a modern, rather nondescript building from the outside, the lavishly entitled Villa Magna, a Park Hyatt Hotel, more than lives up to its reputation — and prices — on the inside. The huge lobby, full of jewellery displays, international businesspeople and polite staff, leads to two excellent restaurants and a champagne bar, whose lunch menu is surprisingly reasonably priced.
There's also a top-notch gym, if keeping fit is part of your agenda. Rooms are done up in cosy, neutral colours with splashes of golden yellow in cushions, curtains and lampshades that brighten up your temporary living space. If you can afford to splash out, opt for the suite or suite terrace.
Either way, start your day in The Conservatory, where they serve home-made breakfast in the surrounds of a vertical garden topped by a skylight. The NH Hotel Group's flagship establishment is where to stay when you want a quiet room in a hotel that's well connected to the city centre. If you're in town for a Real Madrid match, you won't have far to go to see the hometown heroes at their Bernabeu Stadium.
This four-star property also has a gym, and a spa with pools at different temperatures and massage services. The Villa Real's owner, Jordi Clos, has an interest in Roman archaeology that's reflected in all the rooms and shared spaces, in an art collection that features ancient Roman mosaics and Greek ceramics. The large picture windows in your marble bathroom affords you loads of natural light and views.
If you choose a double room, you can opt for a split-level sitting area, or pick one of the duplex suites with its own Jacuzzi , or really splash out on a luxury suite with a private terrace. Though the Villa Real hasn't got a pool on-site, guests here can wander over to the Hotel Urban in the summer months for a dip. When you wake up in your plush bed, you can have coffee or breakfast in your room at the comfy sofa; suites have separate living rooms, and the corner junior suite is bathed in natural light.
Exterior rooms look out onto the Salamanca neighbourhood. The Melia chain installed what it calls a 'lifestyle hotel' in the lovely old Hotel Reina Victoria. In this case, the lifestyle is a mix of design and DJ music. The rooms are on the smaller side, but they're incredibly comfortable, with beds decked out in luxury linens, and bathrooms in Aveda toiletries. And if you can't bear to leave your pet at home, don't worry, fluffy friends are welcome here as well.
Its original splendour remains, plus there's a 1,metre-squared lush garden where you can retreat for a moment of peace surrounded by nature. Hidden away behind tall walls and trees, this hundred-year-old palace was once home to the Duke of Santo Mauro. And now one of the 49 luxuriously decorated rooms can be your temporary home in Madrid. Sleep comfortably in your king-size bed, and start your day with a flood of light from the floor-to-ceiling picture windows. What was once the Duke's library is now the high-class Biblioteca restaurant, which still gives you that cosy reading-room feel.
There's also the Art Deco—style Gin Bar for carving out some cocktail time, and you can't miss a visit to the immaculately kept garden with treasures such as centuries-old chestnut trees providing shade.
Get tucked in to first-class five-star service with an at-home feel, and that animal-print armchair. Three suites boast outdoor spaces with natural wood decks and furniture plus a Jacuzzi. Most rooms overlook Paseo de la Castellana or the Hesperia's urban garden, and offer luxe touches like a Bvlgari toiletries. Make room in your budget for a true dining experience at the hotel's restaurant, Santceloni , which has garnered two Michelin stars for itself and its chef Oscar Velasco.
Then it's off to the Scotch Bar, where they offer some 70 brands of spirits, with whisky as the star, but gin, rum and cocktails play their parts as well. What do you do with a disused 19th-century palace in Madrid? Convert it into one of the city's top hotels, it would seem, and here's another, set right on Madrid's 'Golden Mile', making for easy shopping jaunts if that's your thing. Rooms are decorated in bold accents around crisp whites and cosy greys, with the beds nestled into wooden headboards that jut out from the wall, doubling as bedside tables.
Some rooms have views of the interior garden, and the Grand Suite wows with artisan marble and a crystal floor mosaic. What would Madrid be without its bars, its expertly poured beers on tap, the stellar wine lists Go to the content Go to the footer Close Madrid icon-chevron-right Madrid. Rooms have large windows, are comfortable and spacious.
A great location. An elegant 19th-century townhouse blending contemporary chic with traditional architecture. Rooms are stylishly decorated and many come with balconies featuring views of the Madrid skyline.
Dine at the Malvar Restaurant or pamper yourself at the Bodyna Spa. 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. A small, but opulent palace with artworks, antiques, and traditional architecture. Sumptuous rooms and suites with lots of open space, creamy furnishings and attractive period decoration.
Excellent restaurant, terrace and garden. Grand, but not pretentious. The writing is on the wall at this cool location, literally. Contemporary but still classically elegant - vivid reds, ochres, chic whites, and quips from literary figures. Great roof terrace with views and mouth-watering Japanese food at the restaurant. A designer hotel located in one of Madrid's most iconic buildings, Torre de Madrid.
Rooms are elegant and spacious and guests can make use of an indoor pool, fitness centre and sauna. Rooms are spacious and have an elegant and classic style. The Red Level service offers guests supreme luxury suites and there's two magnificent restaurants as well as a cocktail bar. A luxurious and opulent hotel in central Madrid, with a grand Michelin-starred fine dining restaurant. Guests will love the idyllic emerald green pool on the terrace, surrounded by cypress trees.
Fresh rooms are equally elegant with stylish tiling and furnishings. A gorgeous, sophisticated treat. An impeccably stylish hotel in a listed building with a roof terrace offering great city views. Decadent interiors feature beautiful tiling and sumptuous patterned fabrics, while luxurious rooms have fabulous designer wallpaper and indulgent bathrooms. A superb city bolt-hole for couples. A majestic hotel set in the top floors of a grand s building in the heart of the city.
Grown up rooms are decorated in monochrome shades, boast indulgent bathrooms and the best have sweeping views of the city. A fabulous restaurant and cocktails served on the terrace make this a special stay. An impressively modern four-star hotel in a historic building. Spacious rooms with sleek furnishings and mood lighting. Lovely outdoor terrace and garden, lively bar, and good business facilities.
Ideal for a stylish city break. This hotel provides a masterclass in quiet refinement. Beautiful rooms that ooze elegance and calm - whites, greys, beams, and views of the park. Delicious food and a spa to relax in after seeing the sights around the corner. The interiors ooze classical elegance - antique furniture, embroidered sheets, exclusive hand-woven rugs and marble bathrooms. A lively and sophisticated spot. Unparalleled service makes this a truly spoiling stay. A former residence of Spanish counts and countesses renovated to perfection in central Madrid.
The suites, or rather penthouses, are the piece de resistance - open air terraces, grand pianos, kitchens, and private butler.
A destination for weddings, honeymoons, business visitors, or city explorers. A former palace that combines homely charm with subtle decadence. Super king size beds to match the palatial interiors - enormous reception rooms with charming broderie anglaise furnishings.
A fantastic basement spa and lovely library-restaurant. Ideal for a stylish break. Muted luxury and glossy modernist surroundings in this palatial building. Large white bedrooms with lots of natural light and rich furnishings - some with Pop Art murals. Scrumptious modern-Mediterranean food, underground spa, and excellent service with a ratio of one member of staff per room. A chic gastro bar serves a range of amuse-bouche and cocktails.
Rooms are modern and spacious and fitted with high-tech equipment. The best rooms come with balconies featuring magnificent views of iconic landmarks. Only You is a 4 star boutique hotel situated in a restored 19th century palace. It enjoys a wonderfully central location in Madrid and offers uniquely decorated rooms, combining modern interior design with historic architecture. Be sure to eat at their superb restaurant!
A fantastic city spot. Rooms exude 19th-century elegance with fabrics designed by David Rockwell. The restaurant serves up the finest Spanish cuisine. Find me the best hotels in:. The Hotel Guru Spain Madrid. Check out. I'm flexible with dates. About Madrid A vibrant, cosmopolitan capital, Madrid's old-world charm and hospitality blend beautifully with the open-all-hours nightlife.
Where to stay - which neighbourhood? The hotels here also benefit from having charming views of this elegant, wide, tree-lined boulevard.
This is the oldest part of the city, and the elegant architecture was built during the Hapsburg reign. Or you might try Salamanca , with its grid of broad, elegant, tree-lined streets, smart shops and top restaurants. The stately mansions of Salamanca are one of its big draws, and the graceful squares and gardens and really special boutiques, cafes, bars and restaurants.
There are also some charming, and quite niche, galleries and museums. Fashionable Chueca and Salesas are also central, in the beating heart of Madrid, with a downtown vibe and narrow streets lined with plenty of boutiques and bars which are lively both day and night.
The best hotels in Chueca and Salesas are a fairly stylish bunch, ranging from chic and affordable to seriously special. Salesas has the art galleries and concept stores, the artisan grocers and bookshops, and high end fashion, and Chueca has the best bars and antique shops. The Barrio de las Letras is the theatre district and old literary quarter, starting loosely around the Plaza Santa Ana and spreading outwards.
The many pedestrianised, cobbled streets of Barrio de las Letras are littered with plaques and quotes from famous Spanish authors, and there are numerous picturesque squares and fantastic old shops.
The Best Places to Stay in Madrid On the Gran Via Right on the Gran Via, the Iberostar Las Letras Gran Via is rather charming and ornate on the outside, but chic and contemporary inside, with rooms and suites that blend original features like parquet flooring and huge doors and windows, with contemporary wall colours and white fabrics. Our favourite rooms are in the corner tower.
The Principal is a majestic hotel set on the very top floors of a grand s built charmer, complete with wrought iron balconies, tall windows and a roof terrace that looks like a wedding cake.
There are 76 contemporary styled rooms and suites, all of them decorated in monochrome shades, with incredible city views and indulgent bathrooms. As well as having once been a palace, this legendary grand hotel in its current incarnation oozes classical elegance: think antique furniture, embroidered sheets and marble bathrooms, plus superb service.
The restaurant spills out onto a polished marble terrace with sweeping steps down to a pretty garden of shady trees, and for locals this is just the place to be seen.
In Madrid de Los Austrias and the Plaza Santa Ana The ME Madrid Reina Victoria is grand and timeless on the outside, with row upon row of elegant bay windows and another wedding cake-esque roof terrace, ornate and white. There are rooms and suites, plus a rooftop bar and a fantastic restaurant, which opens out onto the square in front of the hotel. In Salamanca Less impressive on the outside than some of our other Madrid recommendations, we really like Totem for its simple elegance.
And for a change the inside and the outside are a good match, with elegant lines and lots of white creating a chic effect. Once the residence of Spanish Counts and Countesses, and renovated to perfection, the Hotel Villa Magna is spacious and elegant, with open air terraces, grand pianos, and a gastronomically delightful restaurant.
There are rooms and suites, and a glamorous entrance which reminds our Guru of s glamour. The location is perfect for this part of town, and for Madrid generally, and its rooms and suites are decorated with the hotel's historic architecture in mind, but also with a great eye for which features are the best. Expect white linens with navy borders that match many of the rooms' accents, exposed beams and large windows.
The restaurant is superb, and the bar chic and friendly. In Barrio de las Letras The Hotel Villa Real is just steps away from Madrid's museum golden triangle, overlooking the museums, in fact, so it's the ideal base for exploring the city on foot. The facade is traditional, as is the decor: think rich leathers and Roman mosaics, but the comforts are contemporary. Its 96 rooms and suites are well priced too. Each room and suite comes with a Mac and a projector, which are designed to appeal to business guests, but can be quite fun.
Some of the rooms have a jacuzzi, and you can also order an in-room spa treatment. For a city break Sleek, yet colourful, the Vincci SoMa is a relatively large hotel for Madrid, with comfortable rooms and suites decorated in whites, reds and yellows, with plenty of wood.
The library has a gas fire and comfy sofas but the star is the restaurant, serving superb Mediterranean cuisine with colourful retro crockery.
Vincci SoHo is another large, relatively modern hotel in a great, central location. The facade has a pleasing, traditional look, being a fusion of a row of five historic buildings, and the new interior renovation is spacious, both in the rooms and suites, and in the public spaces. Bless Madrid offers an excellent mix of contemporary design and classic style, with beautiful tiled and parquet floors, simply elegant contemporary fireplaces and plastered ceilings, well chosen fabrics and great modern and contemporary art.
The hotel has a gorgeous bowling alley, a green-tiled pool on the rooftop terrace and a gorgeous lobby bar. And a fine dining restaurant run by a ten Michelin starred chef. The restaurant is simplicity itself, and the roof terrace has incredible skyline views and a cocktail bar with an eclectic playlist. The Hotel Urban has a slick, more masculine air, with angular, more Art Deco feeling interiors in dark woods and neutrals, with plenty of chrome.
We also really love this hotel for its roof top plunge pool. There are a neat rooms and suites. The architecture, which dates from , is very French, with a wonderful glass entrance, and elegant French windows. And some of the public spaces and lounges have a French feel too, with a level of grand sophistication reminiscent of Belle Epoque Paris.
Upstairs the 51 rooms and suites are very spacious, with beds like football pitches, and contemporary compared to the rest of the hotel. With lovely views over the Parque del Retiro, Hospes Madrid is a Bourbon Restoration red-brick building, cleverly positioned on the edge of Salamanca.
The 31 stately rooms are done in elegant whites and greys, and we love the duplex suites with beams in the attic. The Bodyna spa has a Turkish bath and a small indoor pool, and the Senzone restaurant has excellent dishes and a sommelier to match.
Plus they'll lend you a bike for free so you can tour the city with ease. The interiors have a Belle Epoque feel, with an impressive entrance and beautiful stone staircases and floors. There are 61 rooms and suites, some of them perfect for business travellers too. And they offer complimentary bike hire. The rooms are white on white, with touches of black and green, and there are just 22 of them. Welcoming and chic. Prefer an Apartment or Guesthouse? You can also take the metro, which is fairly convenient, but you do need to change lines, which is worth thinking about if you have a lot of luggage.
Madrid, lit any city break offering fantastic cultural treasures, is an all year round destination. Winter is crisp and cold, sunny, but it can also be snowy. All things considered autumn is probably our favourite time to visit, there are a lot of cultural events on, and the days are still warm but most of the visitors have left. Still not sure which to book?
You might extend your search for the best places to stay in the Madrid Region , which includes the best places to stay in Guadalajara , a commuter town just north of Madrid. Alternatively, you could contact one of our friendly gurus for personalised advice.