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.
Plaza de la Lealtad, 5, Madrid, Spain +34 917 01 67 67
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.
Calle de Velázquez, 8, Madrid , Spain +34 915 75 44 00
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.
Paseo de la Castellana, 259 B, Madrid, Spain +34 913 34 27 00
An Art Deco-inspired five-star hotel in the heart of Madrid, stepping into Hotel Urban is like stepping straight into an art gallery – the hotel even has its own gallery showcasing art from Papua New Guinea. Its Glass Bar, with high windows looking out onto the street and a stunning crystal chandelier, is the place to enjoy a cocktail, while its stunning rooftop is made for relaxation or for watching the sun set over the city. Designer rooms and suites are stylish and luxurious and include artworks from around the world.
Carrera de S. Jerónimo, 34, Madrid, Spain +34 917 87 77 70