When you think of Madrid, you no doubt think of all the things that are expensive and sophisticated - classy restaurants, designer clothes stores, flashy cars, and
luxury hotels. It is certainly true that Madrid is a city that offers the wealthy a whole other standard of living - a standard that affords those who have the cash the
very best in life. And nowhere is this better exemplified than in the many first class hotels around the city.
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For the highly discriminating, there are several five star hotels in the city that are beyond reproach.
Luxury of the greatest height is provided by the new
Eurostars Madrid Tower,
occupying 38 floors of one of Madrid's newest skyscrapers in a business area in
the north of the city. The hotel offers spectacular panoramic views of Madrid
while maintaining the highest of standards you would expect from a 5-star Grand
Luxe hotel. Business guests have all the necessary high-tech and executive
facilities to make their stay productive, and the excellent restaurant allows
everybody to enjoy some quality Spanish food.
One of the nicest luxury
hotels in Madrid is the hotel
Silken Puerta America.
Each floor of this stunning hotel was designed by an international architect - eighteen in total, including: Mar Newson, Arata Isozaki, Richard Gluckman,
Jean Nouvel, Norman Foster, and Javier Mariscal. For business oriented travellers, the conference rooms here are flooded with natural daylight, providing a
great working atmosphere. For visitors on holiday, there is a fitness and wellness centre, a swimming pool, massage facilities, and a Jacuzzi. In addition to
this, punctual room service, laundry service, and luggage storage, amongst other quality services are available.
Hotel Orfila was declared Europe's Most Excellent Charming Hotel in 2008 by the prestigious Condé Nast Johansens association.
The building is an 18th Century mansion which was refurbished and opened as a hotel in 1999. Hotel Relais & Chateaux Orfila forms part of the select elite of
Madrid luxury hotels, being a member of Relais Chateaux Association, one of the world's most prestigious hotel associations. It is located in a quiet residential
part of the Alfonso Martínez district of Madrid close to the famous Colón Square.
At one time, this emblematic palace was home to an upper class family and hosted many theatre plays and performances. The rooms are all individually decorated
with stylish period furniture, but also include all the mod-cons such as hydro-massage baths. The small restaurant opens onto a terrace and pretty garden,
where you can sample the cocktails which are reputedly among the best in Madrid.
The Westin Palace is a 5 star deluxe hotel located in the Plaza de las Cortes square near the Avenue of Art, so-called because of the nearby
Reina Sofia Museums. Just round the corner from the Spanish Parliament's Lower House, this award-winning luxury hotel enjoys a privileged location in the city centre. Among the numerous first-class facilities, guests will find the stylish Asia Gallery restaurant, serving the finest oriental food in the city; the Rotonda restaurant, located under the fascinating glass dome, serving delicious buffet and à la carte dishes. A fully equipped fitness room is also at guests' disposal, as well as excellent meeting and banqueting facilities. More...
next hotel on our list is the
Villa Real Hotel.
Every room in this decadent hotel has a luxury suite and each has a privileged observatory that overlooks the city of Madrid. It is the ultimate in style, as each
room is decorated with an extraordinary selection of antique furnishings, accessories, and original artwork. It truly is the perfect place for those wishing to escape
the humdrum of everyday life, and lavish themselves in a place of beauty, splendour, and first class service. This is a wonderful hotel, which is perhaps the most
ideally situated for those on business travel. It can be found within the commercial, financial, and administrative centres of the city, within minutes of the main
Banks, the Exchange, The Puerta del Sol, the Gran Via, and Retiro Park. For leisure-seekers, the La Comedia and La Zarzuela National Theatres are not far away, as is the
Royal Palace, various art galleries, and antique shops.
Hotel Occidental Miguel Angel includes one or two highly distinguishing
features, the first of which is its Urban Spa. Here you can relax with different treatments or massages: stone massage, jet lag massage, Swedish or Thai massage. The hotel
also possesses an Executive Floor on which every room has a working area equipped with scanner, photocopier, color printer, fax and e-mail service.
The hotel is located on Madrid's main business thoroughfare, the "Castellana", just 5 minutes from the main Congress area and 15 minutes from
Madrid's trade fair.
Hotel Husa Princesa offers its patrons a stately and distinguished surrounding, located at the heart of the city, close to the commercial centre.
This hotel is renowned for its tradition of personalised attention and excellent service, which makes every guest feel like royalty.
The hotel was refurbished in 1998, bringing it up to the strict modern standards of today. It exemplifies first class service, and has 275 rooms -
all with private en-suite bathrooms, interactive TV via satellite, minibar, Internet connection, and a direct phone line. There is also an executive floor,
which holds a spa, massage and fitness centre, a bar, a stunning a la carte restaurant, and various meetings rooms. It also has a room for conventions and banquets
for up to 500 people.
Gran Melia Fenix Hotel is also one of the top hotels in this cosmopolitan city, and it graces the
Plaza de Colón. Decorated with meandering paths and walkways,
sparkling fountains, and grandiose architecture, this hotel is a haven for those looking for a venue with a classy and relaxed atmosphere. It is also ideally located
near the shopping districts of Madrid, as well as the business and cultural centres of the city. The hotel boasts 215 rooms, and is owned by the Sol Melia chain.
Inside, you can find an elegant bar, restaurant, breakfast buffet, and terrace. You can also expect a Guest Relations team, butler service, and secretarial services.
All of which come in very handy for the traveller who has business as well as pleasure to mix in on their vacation. You can access the hotel through Paseo de la
Castellana, Calle Goya, and Calle Génova. If you are arriving by or are using public transport, then it is handy to know that you will need to use the underground,
line 4 (Serrano or Colón stations) or Cercanías-Renfe trains (Recoletos train station). Buses and taxis are also always on hand.
Last, but by no means least, no description of Madrid's finest hotels would be
complete without a mention of the Hotel Ritz. Located right in the centre of Madrid close to the
Thyssen museums, but with splendid terraces and gardens for its guests, this
stately hotel has provided luxury and comfort over the years to the rich and
famous. Apparently the hotel at one time didn't allow actors to stay within its
premises. Legend has it that on trying to get a room here and being told this,
Victor Mature promptly replied "You think I'm an actor? You obviously haven't
seen my latest movie!"
There are certainly other good hotels in Madrid, many of which have five stars, but those
listed here are particularly outstanding for their quality rooms, exceptional service, and easy to use facilities. A stay in one of these hotels is sure to make your
stay in Madrid the best it can be - unforgettable.
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