Among the most popular tourist destinations in Europe, Madrid is the cosmopolitan capital of Spain best known for its fashion and vivid nightlife. It also houses spectacular monuments such as the Royal Palace, Plaza Mayor and other statuettes along with three of the finest art galleries from around the world. The Rasto is a huge and popular flea market in Madrid which open on the weekends, making for a wonderful place to buy unique gifts. The city is very alive and traffic is fierce at all hours, one can expect heavy jams at even 4 am in the morning.
Spring and fall are the ideal times to visit this city with May and October making for the best months as far as the weather and the crowd is concerned. For a more peaceful time, you could consider visiting in August as most inhabitants have gone on vacation during that time. However, around 75% of the city’s restaurants and shops also close for the month, though visitors usually find enough for their needs. Below you can explore a variety of hotels and private accommodations that will cater to all the luxury you need.
Located approximately 200 meters (656 feet) from the Gran Via Avenue, the property is an apartment-style hotel in Madrid. They have on offer one and two-bedroom apartments with a fully equipped kitchen, WiFi and a daily cleaning service. They also have a grocery delivery facility, a 24-hour tour desk on-site and an airport shuttle service. Private parking is available at 25 EUR (30 USD) per day.
Guest Review: “The apartments were lovely and comfortable. No request too trivial. Staff were super friendly and helpful. All the little extra touches, as in, little gifts delivered to your door in the evening, turn down service with chocolates, wine and goodies on arrival. Complimentary coffee, cakes and sweets in reception and even umbrellas on hand for the rain. Shuttle service perfect and location too. Have been around and these apartments come in at a grand 10 from me.” - Helen, Ireland (Booking.com)
Splendom Suites Gran Via
Address: San Onofre 5, Madrid City Center, 28004 Madrid, Spain (see map)
Price: from 240 USD/214 EURO
Among the most luxurious properties on offer, these luxury apartments have one, two, three and four bedroom apartments available. Each of which has a flat-screen TV, a washing machine and kitchen with a dishwasher, oven and coffee machine along with the necessary utensils. The living room houses a dining table, sofa and seating area. They also have a seasonal pool with water jets, a terrace with a chill-out area for the guests and a fitness center on-site. Moreover, the entire unit is wheelchair accessible. An airport shuttle and private parking are available at additional charges.
Guest Review: “You get a small modern apartment for the price of a hotel room. Excellent, central location. Extremely friendly and accommodating staff. Would definitely go back.” - Robert, USA, (Booking.com)
Gran Via Capital
Address: Gran Vía, 48, Madrid City Center, 28004 Madrid, Spain (see map)
Price: from 960 USD/ 858 EURO
This hotel is located in the heart of the city, offering individually decorated rooms with a stunning view of Madrid. The property has sun-roof terraces and two interconnected buildings, one of which dates back to the 20th-century. The restaurant, which serves traditional Spanish dishes, also boasts of a buffet breakfast, a skewer bar and a cocktail bar. Interestingly, the restaurant is located in what was originally a cave from the 16th-century. The restaurant makes available gluten-free food on request. Babysitting services are also available on request.
Guest Review: “Hotel Santo Domingo is located right in the tourist heart of Madrid, with many restaurants and bars around within a stone’s throw of the front door. The service and staff were very nice” - David, USA (Booking.com)
Hotel Santo Domingo
Address: Plaza de Santo Domingo, 13, Madrid City Center, 28013 Madrid, Spain (see map)
Price: from 331 USD/ 296 EURO
This luxury property is located in the heart of the city and has, within walking distance, the Parliament, the Royal Palace and Opera House. It is famous for its beautiful stained-glass dome. The Palace Bar located under the dome offers cocktails, coffee and aperitifs. The rooms here have the award-winning Westin Heavenly Bed and Heavenly Bath. The property also houses a massage center, sauna and fitness center. Pets are allowed on request at an additional charge.
Guest Review: “Loved the heavy curtains for a nice sleep in, bed super comfy and sheets divine. Breakfast was excellent. Great location to explore Madrid on foot. Lots of great places to see, eat and enjoy.”- Hiedi, India (Booking.com)
Westin Palace Hotel
Address: Plaza de las Cortes, 7, Madrid City Center, 28014 Madrid, Spain (see map)
Price: from 377 USD/ 337 EURO
The hotel, set in the heart of the Retiro district, is a great choice for travelers interested in museums, parks and culture. It has a luxurious spa, wellness center and free parking available on-site. The Goya Restaurant is a great place to enjoy a continental Ritz breakfast or your afternoon tea with live music.
Guest Review: “The Hotel Ritz is a wonderful luxury hotel, beautifully decorated in old-world style while having modern facilities to make your stay comfortable. All staff members were incredibly kind, polite, friendly and useful, making you feel like a king. The location is great, very close to the main wonderful museums, and not far from the city center. Buffet breakfast is very nicely presented, with a lot of tasty choices.” - Dorit, Israel (Booking.com)
Hotel Ritz Madrid
Address: Plaza de la Lealtad, 5, Retiro, 28014 Madrid, Spain (see map)
Price : from 662 USD/ 592 EURO
An elegantly designed condominium, it has 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms and can house 7 people at a time. It is equipped with all the basic amenities; TV, microwave, refrigerator, stove dishwasher and other kitchen utensils, coffee maker, hairdryer, toiletries and bedding. The property strictly disallows smoking, pets and any parties or events at the accommodation.
Type: Duplex Apartment Rental
Address: Calle San Pedro Mártir 4, Madrid City Centre, 28012 Madrid, Spain (see map)
Price: from 294 USD/ 263 EURO
Minimum Stay Requirement: 3 nights
Number of Guests: 7
Hotel Villa Real is located in the Triangle of Art with the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, the Puerta del Sol, Plaza Cibeles and the Retiro Park nearby. The rooms at the hotel are soundproof and equipped with a laptop safe, minibar, an LCD TV and a CD player. Some rooms also have a balcony attached.
Guest Review: “Staff, particularly Guillermo and Fernando on reception, were extremely friendly and helpful arranging transportation and recommending local restaurants. The hotel is ideally placed for many local bars and places to eat and also is a short walk to the park and museums. The rooms have very comfortable beds and the breakfast is excellent”- Paul, UK (Booking.com)
Hotel Villa Real
Address: Plaza de las Cortes, 10, Madrid City Center, 28014 Madrid, Spain (see map)
Price: from 368 USD/ 328 EURO
A beautifully furnished apartment that can house 6 people, has 3 bedrooms and 1 bathroom located on Lopez Silva Street. It has all necessary requirements; television, air conditioning and heating, a microwave, oven, refrigerator, dishwasher, washing machine, hairdryer, toiletries, linens, kitchenware, and books. The place is next to La Latina Square and a 5-minute walk from the Plaza Mayor. Smoking and pets are strictly prohibited at the property.
Guest Review: “Marta who owned the property was extremely helpful and was always on hand to assist. Flat was well presented and had a couple of nice bars close by.”- Scott, UK (Booking.com)
La Latina Star
Address: Lopez Silva, 8, Madrid City Centre, 28012 Madrid, Spain (see map)
Price: from 161 USD/ 144 EURO
Number of Guests: 6
Centrally located, the property is well connected to the metro station and the attractions around Madrid. It offers rooms with a safe and minibar. The suites offer spectacular views of the city skyline, a living room and a hydro-massage bath. The hotel is connected to a state-of-the-art health club which is free for the guests. Car and bike rentals are available at additional charges. The hotel has a designated smoking area.
Guest Review: “People, position, the room. Very good hotel, close to the city center (10 min by bus) and very good value for money. The staff is amazing, they make you feel as among friends.” - Gabriel, Romania (Booking.com)
Address: Plaza Conde de Casal, 6, Retiro, 28007 Madrid, Spain (see map)
Price: from 390 USD/ 349 EURO
Among the more stylish properties, this luxury hotel has a roof terrace with a seasonal hot tub and bar. The spacious rooms are decorated in elegant light colors. The guests here are provided with the PressReader application allowing them free access to a wide range of international newspapers and magazines. Traditional Spanish cuisine is served at the restaurant and the hotel also houses a snack bar. It is well connected to the major attractions and transit modes: within 50 m (164 ft) of the metro station, 600 m (1,968 ft) of the Reina Sofia and Prado Museums, and a10-minute walk from the tapas bars of La Latina.
Guest Review: “The location of the hotel was perfect….literally 10 steps away from a metro stop along with a short walk to both the Plaza Mayor and Park! We got to check in early at 11 am which was so handy as our flight was very early. The staff were brilliant, very friendly and helpful! Adrian who worked behind the reception desk in the evening was brilliant! He would recommend restaurants for us and guide us how to get there and we were really impressed with him! The room was modern, clean, very comfy bed and fabulous spacious shower! The roof top was a lovely extra with great views and a nice place to watch the sunset around 8:45pm!” - Gayle, Ireland (Booking.com)
Address: Atocha, 81, Madrid City Centre, 28012 Madrid, Spain (see map)
Price: from 670 USD/599 EURO
A few tips before you visit the beautiful metropolis of Spain
- Many of the shops will not be open between 2 pm and 5 pm owing to the siesta tradition. Larger shops and supermarkets, however, stay open at all times.
- Banks timings are typically 9 am-2 pm.
- Buy tickets for museum visits online beforehand in order to avoid standing in the huge line to get in. Moreover, most museums are overwhelmingly large, plan your exploration according to the map.
Now you are prepared to visit the Spanish capital. Book your stay today and start packing!
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