Whether you are looking for culture, incredible food, great shopping or a little music and dancing, Madrid is the perfect city to relax and unwind in, especially on a girls’ weekend.
So we’ve pulled together our list of the Top 10 Hotels in Madrid, taking into account over 200 million reviews, in as much detail as possible. Hotels that make great cocktails, hotels where you can discuss the antics of the night-before over brunch, or even hotels with the kind of spa to make you never want to leave. Be sure to let us know which is your favourite!
Only YOU Hotel & Lounge
A few meters from the Paseo de Recoletos and the famous Chueca district is the Only You Hotel & Lounge. A former 19th century palace, with an intricate interior by Lázaro Rosa Violán, this is the perfect place to stay for girls who want to surround themselves with plenty of design inspiration.
There are five types of rooms: deluxe, premium, junior suite, Only YOU Moments and Only YOU Secret. All provide exquisite decoration, and attention to detail but the Only YOU Moments is distinctly larger with a spacious dressing area whilst the Only YOU secrets features a large terrace space, perfect for al fresco dining.
In the hotel’s lounge, you can enjoy a cocktail with the girls amongst the comfortable sofas, or simply relax with a book. Do you dare to try their brunch? Omelettes, vegetables, pastries, juices, hot dishes, coffee… Every Sunday brunch, Only YOU prepares something to restore you no matter what you have been doing on a Saturday night.
Posada Don Jaime (San Lorenzo de El Escorial)
In the historic center of town of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, is the Hotel Posada Don Jaime, a good starting point for a girl’s culture weekend discovering the Monastery of San Lorenzo de El Escorial, built by Philip II.
The hotel has 8 rooms: three double, a double superior, three junior suites and one suite senior. All rooms are equipped with a bathroom, air conditioning and WiFi. The senior suite offers classic Spanish décor in a large double aspect room with free-standing hydromassage bath. The hotel also offers hiking guides if you are keen to enjoy the a group hike in the great outdoors and if you are travelling with children under the age of two, then they stay for free with a cot provided.
3. Luxury Suites (Madrid)
Luxury Suites is located in Alcala street, 200 meters from Buen Retiro Park and between two Madrid icons; the Puerta de Alcalá and the Cibeles Fountain. Surrounded by culture, great shopping and fine dining, it’s the ideal hotel if you want a stylish, comfortable place to stay that’s in the heart of the city.
Rooms are spacious, soundproofed, and provided with state-of-the-art kitchens so you can make anything from a snacks to late night hot chocolates. You are also able to choose what kind of bed you prefer for your stay.
4. Orfila (Madrid)
This exclusive five-star hotel is located very close to the well-known avenue Paseo de la Castellana and the Plaza de Colón. If you are looking to shop the Spanish boutiques to your heart’s content then you’ll be delighted to know that the hotel is located near the Calle Serrano, where you will find the most luxurious shops of the capital.
The Hotel Orfila has 32 rooms, including 12 suites. Each room is different both in architecture and decoration which will make the experience unique: In fact, the furniture has been bought from all over Europe and all date back to the nineteenth century. The hotel’s restaurant, “Orfila’s Garden” is based on refined cuisine prepared with seasonal ingredients.
5. Aparto Suites Jardines de Sabatini (Madrid)
Very close to the Gardens of Sabatini, one of the most spectacular sunsets of the city, you will find the majestic Aparto Suites Sabatini Gardens.
Located close to the Royal Palace and Gran Vía, the hotel provides suites and studios for up to four people so you and the girls can stay together! All rooms are decorated in a contemporary style and each feature a fully-equipped kitchenette. From the luxurious rooftop pool you can enjoy a sun- downer cocktail whilst overlooking the Royal Palace. Or you can explore the hotel’s exclusive collection of luxury vintage cars.
6. Rincón de Traspalacio
A place built for relaxation and a small town vibe within big city limits. Surrounded by cobbled streets, quaint apartment buildings with Juliet balconies and old stone buildings. The hotel follows the style of a Spanish hunting lodge, mixing antique furniture with modern appliances. In the winter months there is a warm and welcoming open fireplace and in the summer a refreshing outdoor pool.
The area boasts a host of beautiful landscapes if you and the girls are looking to stretch your legs and take a few Instagram-worthy photos. Or, there are the old monuments, palaces and places of cultural interest offering an alternative to the usual tourist route.
7. Atlántico (Madrid)
In the Gran Via of Madrid is the Atlantic Hotel, from which you can visit the main museums, shop in the main shopping areas of Madrid and discover the nightlife of the city. The hotel is housed in a building constructed nearly 100 years ago commissioned by the Marquis de Falcés.
The Atlantic Hotel has single, double, superior-double and some triple rooms, plus rooms specially adapted for disabled guests. The highlights of the hotel include the decadent buffet-breakfast, an amazing rooftop terrace overlooking the Gran Via and an ever-practical airport shuttle.
8. Artrip (Madrid)
Housed in a newly renovated nineteenth century building is Artrip. The hotel maintains the characteristics of the architecture typical of Madrid, in which the inner courtyards and balconies are the stars.
All of the rooms are decorated with modern design patterns and modern fittings. They are equipped with heating and air conditioning, mini fridge, cable TV with international channels, as well as having free WiFi.
9. Gran Meliá Fénix (Madrid)
In the Barrio de Salamanca only ten minutes’ walk from the Gran Vía is the Gran Melia Fenix, well known for its acclaimed DRY Martini Bar by Javier de las Muelas.
Rooms at the Gran Meliá Fénix are equipped with the latest technology and plush furnishings. The hotel offers an exclusive Red Level service to discerning clients who may be looking for more privacy with the very best in service.
If you are a tea lover, you may like to know that you can try more than 45 different varieties of tea in the Tea Time corner.
10. Ritz (Madrid)
Located in the heart of Madrid, a few meters from the Prado and Thyssen, this wonderful five-star hotel was built in 1910 on the initiative of King Alfonso XVIII and is considered one of the most luxurious of the capital.
It has 137 rooms and 30 stunning suites equipped with period furniture, amazing handmade carpets, marble bathrooms with gold taps, and beds that are covered with embroidered sheets. To escape from stress you can enjoy the health center with gym, massage, sauna and beauty treatments. If you want to have dinner and then take a delicious cocktail, the hotel offers two restaurants and two bars so you’re guaranteed not to run out of options!
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