Radisson Blu Hotel, Madrid Prado
What We Love
- Access to the spa is included in the Jetsetter rate
- Serenity amid Madrid’s Barrio de Las Letras, a bustling quarter filled with museums, art galleries, theaters and concert halls
- The basement pool is open until 10:30 p.m.?
- One-minute walk to the Prado, 10 minutes to almost everything else in the city
- Wall-size photos of iconic buildings from Madrid’s famous Gran Via?
What To Know
- Daily breakfast, newspapers and local calls are included in Business Rooms and Suites only
- Interior rooms lack views, but they are blissfully quiet?
- Surrounded by cultural and tourist sites, the hotel is also surprisingly close to the Castellana business district?
- Easy access to Retiro Park, Madrid’s “green lung”?
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
In a discreet neoclassical building on tree-lined Paseo del Prado, the 54-room Radisson Blu has a sleek design that’s as easy on the eyes as it is on the wallet. Styled by Spain’s acclaimed interior designers Sandra Tarruella and Isabel Lopez (the creative force behind many a trendy Madrid restaurant), the look is refined modernity. Furniture is minimalist; the glass-roofed Cask Whiskey Bar has black panels and tables that glow. In homage to its location, the museum-filled Golden Triangle, the hotel is peppered with contemporary artworks throughout.
Bed and Bath
The guestrooms are in a restrained palette of grays and wood tones with splashes of wine-colored accents in the specially curated fabrics and furnishings. Some walls are white, while others are filled with full-size black-and-white photos of the exuberant Belle Epoque architecture on nearby Gran Via. For business travelers, and anyone staying more than a night or two, the rooms are spacious enough to work in and have lots of handy outlets and free WiFi. Bathrooms are polished, with powerful rain showers lined with Anne Semonin bath products.
Breakfast is served in the hotel’s Cask restaurant, where local delicacies such as jamon iberico and manchego cheese share the buffet with fresh fruit juices and muesli. Fuel up early in anticipation of a full day of exploring the city. Later on, soothe city-worn muscles by taking a dip in the well-lit basement pool, indulging in a massage at the spa or stretching out at the gym. Sip a cocktail at the Cask Bar and Lounge or work your way through the impressive menu of 20 malt whiskies at the Cask Whiskey Bar.
In the Area
For late night entertainment, head to one of the live music boîtes along Calle Echegaray or Calle Huertas for some jazz or flamenco to go with your gin-and-tonic. On Sundays and holidays the Rastro, Madrid’s sprawling flea market, is just minutes away, and it provides a perfect segue into a rioja-soaked lunch in trendy La Latina followed by a siesta back at the hotel. More active types can finish off the weekend — or the workday — with a jog (or just a stroll and an ice cream) in Madrid’s green lung, Retiro Park, or by pottering around the sprawling gardens of the Royal Botanical Garden of Madrid. Art lovers will be in seventh heaven at the Prado, Reina Sofia and Thyssen-Bornemisza museums right on the doorstep.
How to Get There
We always stay in this hotel when in Madrid and its an excellent hotel.
The location is great - across the road from the Prado and walking distance to other great spots in Madrid.
Rooms are large, clean and modern with free wifi.
We had breakfast which was excellent with a large variety.
The staff are very helpful and friendly.
Overall the hotel is a great place to stay while in Madrid.
I frequently stay here for business purposes but this time for a short holiday. I never had the time to discover Madrid and after a couple of days it turned out that the location of this hotel was perfect for that. Close to the main city center, close to transportation at Atocha, walking distance to many must-visits.
Besides all that, the hotel has good quality breakfast, room service and rooms with walk-in shower and friendly staff.
Stayed here for 3 nights on a business trip . Spacious rooms with little balcony overlooking neighbourhood bistro. Room decors is quite modern with all the amenties required.
Hotels location is the best part since it quite close to major attractions of Madrid city . Prado Museum and Retiro park is at walking distance .
Hotels doesn't offer much in terms of food and beverage options, even breakfast buffet is quite limited. Hotel staff is very friendly especially people at front desk .
Would love to stay here again
Stayed here New Years Eve before an early flight out the next morning. While it's off a busy street, sound proofing between rooms was sub par. Got up at 5am and could hear the phone conversation coming from one of the neighboring rooms. Room ammenties were adequate, the bed was comfortable and check-in was pleasant. Located only 20 minutes from the airport and walking distance to many sites.
Stayed for 2 nights on a weekend trip. Booked a room with a street view, which came a little balcony. Room decor was very tasteful and faculties were excellent, especially the shower, coffee machine etc.
Given the location the room size was good compared to other hotels we have tried locally.
Did not try the restaurant as the hotel is so close to many other places to eat.
Easy walking distance from the main station, which is how we arrived, retiró park, main art museums etc.
We used this as a base to visit other locations, which we walked to, such the royal palace, which was 30 mins.
Only criticism was that the bar, whilst very nicely setup, was very small and empty (even no bar tender) so lacking it atmosphere. Hence we never used it.
Given there are so many other bars nearby, this was not a big issue.
Would definitely come back as worth paying the bit extra to stay here.