Centrally located hotel, steps from Retiro Park! – 4 star – Madrid

Enjoying a highly desirable central location within Madrid’s upmarket Salamanca district, this centrally located hotel, steps from Retiro Park, is perfectly positioned for an unforgettable Spanish city break. Boasting stylishly furnished double en-suite guest rooms all featuring complimentary luxury toiletries, climate control, free Wi-Fi internet, a fully-stocked minibar and a safe, ensuring maximum comfort and convenience. Excellent onsite hotel facilities include a 24 hour concierge, night porter, free secure parking, valet laundry service and an airport shuttle service. As well as a highly regarded gourmet restaurant, the hotel also features an established business centre with numerous meeting and conference rooms.

Located northeast of the Spanish capital’s city centre, this Top Secret Hotel boasts excellent transport links both to downtown Madrid and to Barajas International airport. Just 1.8 km away is the largest railway station in Madrid, the Atocha. As the city’s major rail terminal, the station connects intercity, regional and high speed trains allowing tourists to navigate both the city and the surrounding cities of Guadalajara and Valladolid.

The Salamanca district itself is widely regarded as one of the most exclusive and wealthy postcodes in Madrid, making hotels in the area highly sought after. Its wide avenues are lined with stunningly ornate historic architecture, foreign embassies, upmarket restaurants and pricey wine bars. Must-see period buildings in the area include the Palacio de Amboage, Arab House and the Plaza de Toros de Las Ventas, one of the most famous bullrings in Madrid. Established in 1931, the vast bullring with a capacity of 25,000 is still in operation today with the bullfighting season spanning from March to October.

One of the city’s most significant and well-loved focal points is the Buen Retiro Park, located just south of the Salamanca district nearby. Literally meaning ‘Park of the Pleasant Retreat’, the park is one of Madrid’s premier attractions owing to the 350 acres of lush green parkland, ornate sculptures and picturesque lakes. In particular, must-see features of the park include the exotically-themed Crystal Palace art gallery, the Monument to Alfonso XII and the Paseo de la Argentina.

Also within walking distance from the hotel is arguably Madrid’s most famous avenue, the Gran Via. Known by locals as the ‘Street that Never Sleeps’ the Gran Via is an upscale shopping street lined with luxury boutiques and internationally renowned fashion houses. The street is regarded as a showcase for fine early 20th century architecture and its ornate public buildings make the Gran Via instantly recognisable.