Boasting a premier location on Madrid’s iconic Gran Via, this superb 4* Top Secret Hotel offers its guests exceptional views over the vibrant Spanish capital’s skyline. Secret Hotels customers can treat themselves to reduced rates on this hotel’s spacious and contemporary double en-suite guest rooms which all feature free high speed Wi-Fi internet, a flat screen LCD TV with cable channels, complimentary luxury toiletries, fully stocked minibar, a whirlpool bath and a private balcony. Ideal for both business and leisure guests, the hotel features a health club with fitness suite as well as an extensive business centre comprising of several established conference and meeting rooms.
This great city hotel in the famous Gran Via is perfectly positioned for hotel guests to utilise Madrid’s largest and busiest rail terminus, Atocha Station. With regular intercity, regional and high speed rail services to surrounding cities such as Valladolid, Toledo and Guadalajara. The station also has great links to Madrid’s main Barajas International airport, allowing guests to get to and from the terminals with ease.
Just a short distance on foot or via public transport is the heart of the Spanish capital, Puerta del Sol. Literally meaning ‘Gate of the Sun’, the plaza dates back to the Medieval times and connects most of the city’s major avenues and thoroughfares. The square is most famous as the home of the clock tower whose bells chime the start of the New Year and the traditional eating of the Twelve Grapes ceremony. The streets surrounding the Puerta del Sol are lined with authentic tapas bars, upmarket restaurants and flagship department stores such as the El Corte Inglés.
Another famous city square just a few blocks away is the Plaza Mayor. With classic architecture dating back to 1576, the plaza has historically been used for bullfights, football games, markets and even public executions during the Spanish Inquisition. Today, with its focal point being the Casa de la Panadería building, the square is now a popular meeting point for socialising with both tourists and locals alike.
Art enthusiasts can wander down the Paseo del Prado to the well-known ‘Golden Triangle’ of art museums; the Reina Sofia Museum, Prado Museum and the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum. With their combined collections depicting classic, pre-20th century art and contemporary works from the likes of Titian, Caravaggio, Francis Bacon, Damien Hirst, Picasso and Dali the museums are some of the most celebrated in the world. All clustered within metres of one another, these iconic art institutions are a must-see for any visit to Madrid.