This centrally located hotel near Atocha station gives guests unparalleled access to some of the capital’s most iconic historic landmarks and tourist attractions. Each of this hotel’s spacious but cosy double en-suite guest rooms feature climate control, free Wi-Fi internet, a plasma TV with cable channels, fully-stocked minibar, whirlpool bath and an extensive room service menu. Guests are free to dine in the hotel’s onsite Mediterranean themed restaurant or to indulge in a cocktail in the adjacent lobby bar. Other excellent hotel facilities include a 24 hour concierge, currency exchange, underground secure parking, valet laundry and banqueting service.
This Top Secret Hotel’s desirable location could not be more central, allowing hotel guests to navigate Madrid’s most famous sights with ease. Art enthusiasts will undoubtedly enjoy the hotel’s close proximity to the capital’s ‘Golden Triangle’ of art institutions. Lining the Paseo del Prado and the Parque del Buen Retiro are some of the world’s most celebrated art museums and Madrid’s premier tourist attractions. The Reina Sofia Museum celebrates 20th century Spanish art and is home to Picasso’s Guernica as well as a host of other famous works by the likes of Dali and Francis Bacon. The nearby Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum boasts works by Caravaggio, Holbein and Titian whilst the Prado Museum is focused on fine European art by icons such as de Goya, Velazquez and Rubens.
Just a short walk across the nearby Paseo del Prado is the vast Parque del Buen Retiro, the largest public park in Madrid. Translating to mean ‘The Park of Pleasant Retreat’, the park comprises of 350 acres of lush green parkland, ornate sculptures, beautifully manicured flower gardens and a picturesque lake. Similarly to New York’s Central Park, tourists can hire rowing boats and horse-drawn carriages for a unique sightseeing experience. Children will also enjoy the numerous puppet performances held daily at Retiro Pond as well as the free concerts given at the bandstand every Sunday.
Also within walking distance is one of Madrid’s most famous avenues, the Gran Via. Known as the ‘Spanish Broadway’ for its prominence in the entertainment world, the Gran Via features impressive early 20th century architecture, upmarket luxury boutiques and imposing Art Deco theatres. One of the avenue’s most iconic landmarks is the Metropolitan Building with its gilt winged angel statue dominating the capital’s skyline. The Gran Via is also referred to as the ‘street that never sleeps’ owing to its numerous lively bars and nightclubs.