4.5
Very Good 2120 Reviews
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What We Love

  • Balconies overlook the historic Plaza de las Cortes
  • Warhol-inspired decor lends a playful vibe to the restaurant and bar
  • The buzzing tapas bars of Plaza Santa Ana are a five-minute walk away

What To Know

  • Sun worshipers will dig the sister property’s sexy pool area, just around the corner
  • Free WiFi
  • Pets are permitted on request

Amenities

  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap-accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Restaurant
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Overview

Ancient artifacts, an Art Deco lobby and a Pop Art-inspired bar combine at this elegant sleep near the Prado

The Look

In Madrid’s museum triangle (close to the Prado, Thyssen Bornemisza and the Queen Sofia Foundation), Villa Real is a treasure trove of ancient artifacts and antiques, but with enough postmodern touches to keep things surprising. In the wood-paneled Art Deco lobby, ancient Roman mosaics hint at the hotel’s impressive art and antiquities collection. A stroll down the marble-floored halls yields further gems, from Apulian vases to 3rd-century Syrian mosaics, while the spirit of Pop Art enlivens the glossy bar and restaurant.

Bed and Bath

The airy bilevel rooms, which have separate balconied sitting areas, embrace the Old World; you can recline on a sofa while admiring a lithograph of the Egyptian pyramids or a 17th-century Indian sculpture. In the sleeping areas you’ll find lovely parquet floors, rich leathers and wine-colored fabrics. The bathrooms are outfitted with rain showers and are lavishly decked out in emerald and cream marble.

Beyond

Dine on eclectic Mediterranean fare at East 47, a Pop Art–inspired bar and restaurant with an impressive gin menu. The breakfast buffet’s made-to-order eggs, grilled veggies and smoked salmon are a highlight. In the summer months, don’t miss a free dip at the nearby Urban Hotel’s ultra-mod rooftop pool. Back at the Villa Real, you can work out in the petite gym or relax in the sauna.

In the Area

Nearby Plaza Santa Ana is synonymous with tapas. Follow Hemingway’s footsteps to the 110-year-old Cerveceria Alemana, where formally attired waiters serve pulpo tempura (fried octopus), German sausages and beer. Catch Madrid’s gin-and-tonic fever at Del Diego, where classic cocktails and vintage glamour reign. By day, marvel at 700 years of Western art housed in the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum or masterpieces by El Greco at the bucket-list Museo National El Prado. Tranquil Retiro Park, with its interesting antiquarian book stalls, begs for an afternoon stroll.

How to Get There

Villa Real Hotel
Plaza de las Cortes 10
Madrid, 28014 Spain

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 2120 Reviews
Madrid’s Gem
Reviewed 5 days ago

Great location, less than a 10 min walk to most of the major sites in central Madrid- all 3 major museums, Plaza del Sol and Plaza de Mayor and so many great restaurants.
We throughly enjoyed our stay at this hotel.
Hotel is super well maintained and has all the amenities you should expect from a 5 star hotel with the exception of a pool.
Staff was friendly, attentive and most spoke some English which is a plus for us.
Also do not miss the complimentary candies and flavored waters in the comfortable lobby over looking the Plaza de las Cortes.

Excellent hotel in the heart of Madrid
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Villa Real is very unique, biutique hotel located just in fron of parliament and two steps from Prado or Thyssen Bornemisza. I recommend to take room with the city view. Room was comfortable including quality of the bed. Worth to take breakfast at the hotel, too.

Excellent hotel
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent hotel at an excellent price and in a really good location in the city of Madrid. Reception staff were very friendly, helpful and patient. Would strongly recommend this hotel to anyone who is visiting Madrid.

Location,location,location.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

High quality at bargain prices compared to neighboring high-end hotels. In walking distance to major museums, Retiro Park, train station, and fabulous restaurant area Plaza Santa Ana.the hotel is extremely comfortable with a separate sitting area, large bathroom and lots of closet space. Being two blocks away from the Del Prada Museum is it’s greatest advantage.

Great location / Comfortable 5-Star Hotel
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Located near Prado and Sol, Hotel Villa Real is a great choice for exploring old Madrid. A Five-Star hotel, the rooms are well appointed and the service prompt and efficient. Also found the daily rate less expensive than comparable hotels in other European cities.