Madrid is home to some stunning luxury accommodation options, whether you want to stay in a former palace and revel in historic charm, or sleep in an avant-garde creation designed by some of the world’s most renowned architects. Let us guide you through some of the Spanish capital’s most luxurious hotel options.
Just the name of this hotel immediately signals ‘luxury’ and The Ritz, Madrid will not disappoint. The charming five-star hotel is set in a Belle Epoque palace, built in 1910, and combines old-world glamour with modern conveniences. It is located in the heart of Madrid’s Golden Triangle of art galleries, the ideal base for exploring the capital’s cultural gems. Relax in the tranquil Ritz Garden over tapas or dine in style on Spanish specialties in the Goya Restaurant, then sip on something fabulous in the hotel’s very own Krug bar, dedicated to the luxury champagne brand. The Ritz also has its own spa, the Bodyna Wellness Centre, offering a range of treatments and massages to help you shrug off the hectic day of sightseeing.
Located in the upmarket Salamanca neighbourhood, just a stone’s throw from Retiro Park, is the five-star Hotel Wellington, a favourite Madrid hotel for everyone from royalty to Hollywood stars. Foodies will love its Michelin-starred Japanese restaurant, Kabuki Wellington, as well as its Basque restaurant, Goizeko Wellington, and Bar Inglés, a classic English-style bar. The hotel’s Le Max Wellness Club is a great place to get a massage and there is no better start to the day than a few laps in the outdoor pool. Don’t miss its roof garden, one of the biggest in Madrid and a real oasis of calm in the heart of the city.
Eurostars Madrid Tower
Madrid’s Cuatro Torres (Four Towers) dominate the city’s northern skyline and are home to the luxurious Eurostars Madrid Tower, located in the 235 metre-high skyscraper. The five-star hotel offers 360-degree views across the city, from the Sierra de Guadarrama Mountains to the historic heart of Madrid, so you can soak up the awe-inspiring views while enjoying a massage in the spa or a workout in the health club. Rooms are sleek and modern and come with all the mod cons. The hotel’s restaurant is located on the 30th floor and has panoramic views across Madrid.
Also located in central Madrid, this establishment is 200 meters away from the Thyssen-Bornemisza Gallery, and the Puerta del Sol, two of Madrid’s must-see attractions. The hotel is beautifully designed, and has incredible facilities such as a gym, steam bath, rooftop terrace with a swimming pool and cocktail bar as well as three restaurants. However, what makes this hotel unique is the fact that it houses the Egyptian Museum and a permanent collection of objects that come all the way from Papua New Guinea – perfect for history and culture buffs.
One of Madrid’s most luxurious and iconic hotels, the Westin Palace dominates the Plaza de las Cortes, opposite Spain’s parliament and close to Madrid’s main art galleries and Retiro Park. Founded in 1912, the hotel was a favourite of Ernest Hemingway, supposedly because of its proximity to the Prado Museum, where the great writer liked to wander around. He loved the hotel’s bar so much he included it in his novel The Sun Also Rises. La Rotunda restaurant sits under an incredible stained glass dome and hosts the Westin Palace’s famous Sunday Opera and Brunch, while the hotel’s two Japanese restaurants offer quality Asian cuisine.
Only You Boutique Hotel Madrid
Set in a converted 19th century palace, Only You has stunning interior design and a modern, luxury vibe that runs through the entire hotel. Located in the hip Chueca neighbourhood, it’s the ideal base for exploring the best of Madrid’s infamous nightlife. After your late night, it’s pleasing to know you can order breakfast any time of day – who knows if you’ll see midday after partying all night. The hotel’s dining room becomes a stylish tapas bar on the evening, where you can sample some Spanish favourites. There is also a 24-hour gym and spa.
Urso Hotel and Spa
This five-star hotel offers elegant rooms with luxurious touches, including designer details, fluffy robes and slippers and high-end bath products. Close to the upmarket neighbourhood of Chamberí and the cool Chueca, Hotel Urso is ideally located for all the main sights and nightlife Madrid has to offer. Rooms are modern and stylish, while the hotel also offers deluxe dining options and an opulent spa, where guests can enjoy a wide range of treatments.
Silken Puerta America
This five-star hotel is located close to the swanky Salamanca neighburhood and boasts some serious design clout. Silken Puerta America brought together 19 of the world’s best architects for its creation, including Zaha Hadid, Jean Nouvel and Norman Foster. Its design features different floors, each with an individual room theme, using different colours, materials and shapes to create distinct spaces within the same hotel. It has two restaurants and two bars, including the Skynight Bar, giving guests panoramic views across Madrid.