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What We Love

  • A sophisticated, five-star boutique hotel in central Madrid, with sublime city viewsThe amazing city views from the rooftop greenhouse
  • The avant-garde cuisine in the hotel's restaurant
  • The delicious massage jets in your large, walk-in shower

What To Know

  • Housed in a landmark 1920s building
  • Ático hosts live music and DJs in the evenings
  • Noise from the street can keep light sleepers up at night

Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Restaurant
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Overview

A five-star central Madrid boutique hotel in a landmark 1920s building, with fabulous city views

The Lowdown

You can almost feel the beating heart of Madrid when you stay at this renovated, centrally located five-star hotel, housed in a landmark 1920s building. You’ll certainly be able to see all the action from Principal Madrid’s amazing roof terrace, showing off some of the capital’s best cityscapes.
Back inside the Ático penthouse, you can sip a cocktail by a huge open fireplace or dine on haute cuisine. This roomy, circular space’s high ceilings, large arched windows and pillars lend it a decidedly regal air. In the evenings, you might be entertained by music from the hotel’s resident DJ.
Both couples or individuals can be pampered in the Wellness Suite, where you can book the sauna for a private session and keep your fitness up in the in-house Technogym. Whether you spend the day sightseeing or shopping, or return late from sampling the city’s legendary nightlife, retire to the elegant modern haven of your room for a restful night’s sleep. This hotel is in the Unico portfolio, whose hotels are chosen for their unique style – stay here, and see why.

Rooms

Superior rooms are spacious, with high ceilings and a king-sized bed, as well as wonderful city views. The décor is elegant and contemporary, with a calming color palette of neutrals. The en-suite bathrooms benefits from a walk-in shower with massage jets.

Dining

Ático restaurant is the hotel’s exceptional dining option. From the tip-top breakfasts to the avant-garde cuisine in the evenings, dishes here offer unparalleled freshness and flavor.

Location

Step out of the front entrance, and many of Madrid’s main attractions are on your doorstep. The hotel lies at the intersection of two of the city’s most iconic streets: Alcalá and Gran Vía. From here, you can explore the unmissable museums of the old city, like the famous Prado and Reina Sofia, plus the grand squares and parks: Plaza Mayor, Royal Palace and El Retiro.You can also rub shoulders with the city’s smart set in the nearby Salesas neighborhood, with its great shopping by day and lively bars and clubs by night.

How to Get There

The Principal Madrid
Marqués de Valdeiglesias, 1
Madrid, 28004 Spain

Reviews

Weekend Break
MarinaH993

We spent three days/nights at The Principal Hotel. A very comfortable and pleasant stay. Staff were very friendly and extremely helpful. Rooms are very comfortable and the location is great - very central. Will definitely stay there again.

Principal is perfect 6 out of 5 !
Kathy G

We stayed here our last night before returning to Toronto . We wish it could have been longer. After staying in over 5 hotels in Spain , one 3 times the price and a 5 star .. the Principal is our favourite , demonstrating bigger and more expensive isn’t better.
While it’s small , the junior suite was the largest thus far. The service is what sets this elegant hotel apart. As avid travellers , it was one of our top 10 in the world. Right from check in , to their stunning patio and restaurant food , to the airport transportation .
Each and every member of their staff were not only welcoming , but pleasant and happy people .

If I could rate this hotel a 6, I would !
(Also, perfect location !, close to everything one needs)

Great place to stay in the heart of Madrid
339musam

Comfortable and one-of-the-kind hotel with very nice facilities, unique design and perfect customer service. Walking distance to a number of boutiques and main touristic POI. Excellent breakfast and spectacular roof top terrace.