High standard hotel overlooking botanical gardens – 4 star – Madrid

This recently refurbished 4* high standard hotel overlooking botanical gardens, in the heart of Madrid’s historic centre, is perfectly positioned so that guests can access the Spanish capital’s most iconic landmarks and finest tourist attractions. This hotel’s spacious and beautifully finished double en-suite guest rooms each feature air conditioning, free high speed Wi-Fi internet, a flat screen LCD TV with cable channels, complimentary luxury toiletries, whirlpool bath and are serviced daily by housekeeping staff. Those in Madrid on business are free to use the hotel’s extensive onsite business centre with its numerous fully-equipped conference and meeting rooms, whilst holidaymakers can relax in the health club. Friendly hotel staff are on hand to answer enquiries at the 24 hour reception which also offers guests a currency exchange, free newspaper, postal service, valet laundry and secure underground parking.

This exceptional Top Secret Hotel, located in a historic building just a stone’s throw from the city’s main Atocha rail station, is within walking distance of all of Madrid’s major sightseeing destinations. The Atocha is the capital’s largest station and runs regular trains to the suburbs as well as to other surrounding cities in the region including Toledo, Valladolid and Guadalajara. The station also operates a shuttle service to the city’s main international airport, Barajas.

The hotel is located just to the west of the one of Madrid’s favourite landmarks, the Parque del Buen Retiro. Literally meaning the Park of Pleasant Retreat, the park spans 350 acres of open parkland with numerous 17th century statues, manicured rose gardens and a large boating lake with rowing boats to hire. The park is especially ideal as an inner city haven for families due to the daily puppet show performances, horse-drawn carriage tours and selection of adventure playgrounds.

To the east of the park is the famous Paseo del Prado which is home to Madrid’s celebrated ‘Golden Triangle’ of art institutions. Arguably the most well-known of these museums is the Prado with its extensive collection of pre-20th century fine European art. Millions of tourists flock to the Prado each year to admire masterpieces by the likes of Velazquez, Titian and Goya. The other two museums which make up the Triangle are the nearby Reina Sofia and Thyssen-Bornemisza which house contemporary 20th century art.

Hotel guests are also encouraged to pay a visit to some of the capital’s most popular central plazas and squares which are lined with authentic tapas bars and traditional bistros, including the Puerta del Sol and the Plaza Mayor.