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The 8 Most Luxurious Hotels in Madrid

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Updated: 4 September 2017

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.

The Ritz

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

Hotel Wellington

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

Tranquilidad y confort son claves para disfrutar de la piscina del Hotel Wellington.

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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


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Hotel Urban

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

Westin Palace

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.

Plaza de las Cortes, 7, Madrid, Spain +34 913 60 80 00

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.

Calle del Barquillo, 21, Madrid, Spain +34 910 05 22 22

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.

Calle de Mejía Lequerica, 8, Madrid, Spain +34 914 44 44 58

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.

Avenida de América, 41, Madrid, Spain +34 917 44 54 00