4.5
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What We Love

  • A luxe spa hotel with a perfect Madrid address - includes breakfast and a spa-entrance discountSavoring quality sushi in Michelin-starred Kabuki and Basque haute cuisine in minimalist Goizeko
  • Enjoying a discount on the entrance fee to the hotel's Clarins spa
  • The perfect combination of five-star luxury and a super-central address
  • Lounging at the rooftop urban garden – the largest of its kind in the world

What To Know

  • The hotel has an outdoor pool with a lounge area
  • Located in the Salamanca neighborhood near plenty of shops and cafes
  • WiFi connection is spotty

Amenities

  •  Babysitting
  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Gym
  •  Kids Club
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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Overview

A five-star hotel in the heart of Madrid, with the world's largest rooftop urban garden, plus fine dining and a high-end spa - includes breakfast

The Lowdown

A hip, five-star hideaway in the center of Madrid, Hotel Wellington offers a cool and airy place to hang out in between bouts of shopping and gallery-hopping in Spain’s stylish capital. Located in the elegant Salamanca neighborhood, the hotel is surrounded by some of the oldest and most impressive architecture in the city, and the nearby Metro makes it super easy to explore the rest of the sights.
At this TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence winner, you can relax with a cocktail after a packed day of sightseeing, take in the view from above at the rooftop urban garden (the largest of its kind in the world) or recover from jam-packed days by unwinding in the swanky, 2,625-square-foot spa. When it comes to dining, you have six restaurants and bars to choose from, including a Michelin-starred sushi bar and a minimalist restaurant serving unique Basque haute cuisine.

Rooms

Bedrooms are chic, with silver and charcoal tones, floor-length curtains and spacious marble bathrooms filled with luxe toiletries. You can call on 24-hour room service and select just the right pillow for a perfect night’s sleep. Standard rooms are classically decorated, and Superior rooms mesh original features with a modern design.

Dining

Choose between six exceptional dining options, ranging from a Michelin-starred sushi restaurant to a stylish patisserie and an English-style pub. There’s also an impressive urban vegetable garden on the roof, supplying the hotel with delicious homegrown produce. In the spring and summer months, the outdoor terrace and pool is a lovely spot for an al-fresco lunch.

Spa

With 2,625 square feet of soothing space, Le Max Wellness Club Wellington and Clarins spa are home to an ice fountain, a sensations shower, a steam bath, a sauna, a relaxation area and Technogym equipment. There’s also a range of health and beauty treatments on offer, alongside a physiotherapist and a nutritionist.

Location

Use your chic hotel as a base to explore the Royal Palace, Plaza Mayor, Puerta del Sol, the fantastic museum triangle and the Campo del Moro gardens. The Western Park is lovely and well worth a visit, and purchasing a ticket to a local flamenco show is a must. Hotel Wellington is in the Salamanca neighbourhood, known for its fabulous Spanish architecture and the famous Retiro Park.

How to Get There

Wellington Hotel
Velazquez 8
Madrid, 28001 Spain

Reviews

4.5 Very Good 1589 Reviews
Relaxing Respite in Busy City
Reviewed 5 days ago

My husband and I were traveling with an alumni group and we decided to take the pre-trip extension for 3 nights in Madrid. The tour company placed us here. What a treat! The rooms were good sized with all amenities. There was an outdoor pool with a spa. The breakfast which was included with our room was scrumptious and sumptuous: fish, eggs, pastries, croissants, muffins, fruit, yogurt, etc. Staff could not have been nicer. The bar was very pleasant. One night we were so full from lunch that all we wanted was a cup of tea and cookies and they were very accommodating. When it is bull fighting season, the matadors stay at the hotel and you can see them all dressed for the fights in the lobby before they depart for the bull ring. Hotel has excellent location: within walking distance of Salamanca shops, Retiro Park, The Prado and Reina Sofia.

Great classic hotel in the best area of Madrid
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been back here many times over the years and love this hotel... The shopping area is the best in town and the local restaurants are great too.. I think the best part of this hotel for me is the bedding! Real linen sheets ironed to perfection that you don't find anymore in the european hotels ! I would suggest this hotel to anyone going to Madrid ..

Great Hotel!
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed there for three nights with a friend. Rooms were a bit on thesmall side but great overall. Hotel staff was friendly and spoke English. Hotel is centrally located and in a good area. There is a taxi stand right across the street and the metro is close by. Recommended hotel! I would stay here again.

Loved the Wellington
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Perfect location, if you like to walk Retiro Park really close. A couple of blocks
away you have the latest best restaurants in Madrid. Again Perfect location.
We have stayed there before the needed renovations and another time
part of a group so we could not choose the room. It is worth it to splurge on
the Wellington Club Level Superior room. The club is wonderful, snacks
all day , a great terrace and soft drinks available.
The linens are so soft... breakfast has great selection, you will not miss anything....
My only complaint is that in the morning when you leave your room you see
the used breakfast tables on the hall, not pretty... suggest hotel work on this.
Received good service by Pedro at Concierge and Manuel/Pedro with luggage.
We were a little disappointed with Concierge service in the evening, they
did not help, they were indifferent ....... We will go back......

Beautiful hotel, great location, needs for interaction from guest relations
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We spent a few days in Madrid in this gorgeous, historical hotel. It was close to phenomenal shopping, restaurants, and Parque del Buen Retiro. The area it’s in is upscale which makes it less touristy, which we appreciated after spending our daytime amongst thousands of other travelers. The rooms were nicely sized and included every amenity you could want. The only criticism we have is in regard to the staff. There were many times where we would walk into the hotel and not be acknowledged let alone greeted by 1 of the 3-4 people behind the desk. I would expect a bit more in that department from a 5-star hotel. When we engaged with the staff they were lovely and they even brought up a birthday desert for me on the house, which was unexpected and appreciated! Also, my husband was on a mission throughout our entire honeymoon to access an iron and ironing board at the hotels we stayed in. We found out that in Spain and Portugal, hotels may keep one on hand for guests who request it but are very strict about returning it immediately upon use. It was frustrating for him who wanted to iron his nice shirts for dinner each evening. It sounds small, but Wellington Hotel had the best iron and ironing board, and even let us hang onto it for a couple of days, which my husband appreciated.
All things considered, we really liked the hotel and recommend it!