Historical yet modern hotel near the Royal Palace – 4 star – Madrid

Located 42 km south of the Spanish capital of Madrid, this excellent 4* historical yet modern hotel near the Royal Palace, in the historic town of Aranjuez, is ideal for travellers seeking to immerse themselves in local culture and history. Each of this hotel’s spacious and air-conditioned double en-suite guest rooms features a flat screen LCD TV with cable channels, free high speed Wi-Fi internet, complimentary luxury toiletries, a fully stocked minibar and even a bathrobe and slippers are available on request. Friendly hotel staff are on hand 24 hours a day at the concierge, whilst other hotel facilities amenities include a city tours desk, currency exchange, airport shuttle service, indoor secure parking, reading room and dry cleaning service. As well as an exclusive onsite business centre complete with banqueting centre and numerous fully-equipped conference rooms, the hotel also features a gym and sauna for holidaymakers.

The charming town of Aranjuez enjoys the prestige of UNESCO World Heritage site status and is home to elaborate 17th century architecture, quaint cobbled streets and majestic churches. A favourite landmark for tourists is the town’s focal point, the Royal Palace of Aranjuez. Just a short walk from the hotel, the palace is an impressive royal residence completed in the 18th century by King Charles III featuring a notable art museum and several sprawling gardens. Built on a man-made island where the River Tagus and Ria Canal meet is the Jardin de la Isla whilst the adjacent Jardin del Principe is home to the Casa del Labrador miniature palace and the Museo de las Faluas Reales.

Another one of Aranjuez’s must see historical attractions is the great Plaza de Toros, just a stone’s throw from the hotel. Opened in 1797 as the town’s traditional bullfighting forum, the square can accommodate 9,000 spectators and even boasts a royal box for VIP visitors. No longer used for the sport today, the square is now home to a small museum commemorating this iconic Spanish sport which is open to the public on weekends.

Aranjuez enjoys a highly desirable location just south of one of Europe’s most vibrant capital cities, Madrid, allowing guests to take a day trip or use the city’s main Barajas International Airport. Hotel guests can walk to the town’s rail station which operates a regular shuttle service to Madrid as well as trains to other nearby tourist hotspots including Toledo and Fuenlabrada. The town is also served by several motorways linking it to Madrid within roughly 45 minutes.