The Principal Madrid Hotel
At a Glance
Centrally located with all of Madrid's main sights within walking distance
The roof deck boasts spectacular views across the city
An urban chic hotel with great style
- The Principal Madrid Hotel prides itself on its fantastic service levels
Best time to Visit
Good time to visit
Average time to visit
Although the weather is pleasant most of the year, because of its elevated position Madrid can experience extreme and rapidly changing conditions. The best times to visit are spring, early summer and autumn as the temperatures are pleasant and the city not overly crowded. The Madrileños tend to leave the city during the high summer heat of late-July to August. Over winter, visitors can expect clear days with low temperatures and occasional snow.
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The Principal Madrid is a luxury hotel in the heart of Spain's vibrant capital; the renowned Prado Museum and El Retiro Park within walking distance. A Renaissance-style building with contemporary interiors, its rooftop bar offers stunning city views.
Just a few minutes from many of Madrid's most compelling sites such as the Prado and the Royal Palace, at the beginning of the Gran Via, Madrid's main thoroughfare, the luxury Principal Madrid ticks all the boxes for location, privacy and service. Entering off the street, there's a good chance the doorman will know your name as you head skyward to the sixth floor lobby. Here, a clubby feel with dark walls and large Chesterfield sofas is offset by the panoramic terrace that surely offers some of the best views in Madrid.
The bar and relaxed Atico restaurant (run by the venerable double Michelin starred Ramon Freixa) beckon sophisticated travelers and everything feels intimate and, above all, very private. With only 76 rooms, ranging from executive to suites, and measuring 20 to 50 square meters, the dedicated team at The Principal Madrid is able to give each guest individual attention and focus on service. Junior suites are particularly welcoming and have the best views in the hotel. All of the ensuite rooms are decorated in soothing tones of grey with black carpets and exude a simple elegance. Each room promises a good night's sleep after a day exploring the palaces and parks of this great city.
The Principal Madrid has a small gym, wellness room and sauna, and a fantastic roof deck with sweeping views that is much sought out by guests and Madrileños alike for a leisurely drink in the summer.
The hotel has 76 rooms ranging from 20 to 50 square meters. All are decorated in soothing tones of grey, white and black, with en suite bathrooms, most offering shower over bath or shower only. Generous amenities, Nespresso machines and well stocked minibars show thoughtful touches.
Children are welcome and babysitting can be arranged, however there are no other specific childcare facilities.
A generous buffet breakfast with cooked options is served each morning while 24-hour service is available for late night cravings. A small gym, wellness center and sauna, various terraces and a rooftop deck with a bar and loungers offer stunning views.
Located in the heart of Madrid, The Principal Madrid Hotel is within easy walking distance of the city's main sights, such as the Prado Museum and the Royal Palace.
Gastronomic walking tour of Madrid
For an indulgent tour of Madrid, explore the city's fabulous food markets, accompanied by an expert local guide. Discover the history of the celebrated La Paz, San Miguel and San Anton markets and taste samples of some of the best local produce.
Private tour of Madrid
Discover the highlights of Madrid as you explore the city with your private guide, who will tailormake your route according to your personal preferences. Visit the majestic Royal Palace, Madrid's historic city centre or its celebrated art galleries.
Private tour of Toledo
Venture out of Madrid to the nearby city of Toledo, the first capital of the Spanish Empire. This spectacular city is renowned for its rich cultural heritage and the peaceful coexistence of Christian, Muslim and Jewish people throughout the Middle Ages.
Tour of El Escorial & Valley of the Fallen
Close to Madrid, the breathtaking El Escorial was once a residence for the King of Spain. Admire this historic site with your private guide before visiting the Valley of the Fallen, a monument honouring those who died during the Spanish Civil War.
Tour of Madrid and Royal Palace
Discover the beauty of Madrid on a walking tour with your private guide. Admire the architecture of some of Madrid's oldest districts as you explore the city before taking in the elegance of its spectacular Royal Palace.
Tour of Madrid and the Prado Museum
Explore beautiful Madrid with your private guide and driver, discovering a selection of the city's highlights. Admire some of Madrid's iconic landmarks before visiting the world-class collection of the renowned Prado Museum.
Tour of Toledo
Famed for its rich cultural heritage, the beautiful city of Toledo boasts a unique and fascinating history. With your private guide, learn about the peaceful coexistence of Christian, Muslim and Jewish cultures in the Middle Ages.
Visit Segovia and El Escorial
Located to the north of Madrid, Segovia is a historic city boasting spectacular architecture. With your private guide, stop at the impressive El Escorial palace and monastery, before continuing on to the majestic Alcazar of Segovia.
Madrid, Seville, San Sebastian, Barcelona & Costa Brava
from £8100 pp inc flights & transfers for 14 nights
- The ultimate exploration of Spain, from its key cities to its stunning coastlines
- Discover the best of Spanish art and architecture in Barcelona and Madrid
- Indulge in the culinary delights of the Basque Country in San Sebastian
Highlights of Spain
Barcelona, Madrid & Seville
from £3700 pp inc flights & transfers for 9 nights
- Discover the highlights of Spain, from the bustling capital city to the Sagrada Familia
- Explore Gaudi's architectural masterpieces in the heart of Barcelona
- Enjoy the vibrant atmosphere of Seville, home to unique traditions such as flamenco
Location & directions
The Principal Madrid is a luxury hotel in the heart of Spain's vibrant capital wtih the renowned Prado Museum and El Retiro Park within walking distance.
How to get there
Direct flights to Madrid take around two-and-a-half hours from London. The Principal Madrid is around a 30-minute drive from the airport.
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