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The Best Hotels in Madrid, Spain

The StarTripper Journal presents the best places to stay in Madrid, both international luxury and boutique choices.

Our team to Madrid are four young professional travelers who have tested a lot of hotels, restaurants and night-clubs world-wide.

Madrid – the most alive city in Europe – this city really knows how to live.

Madrid – an artistic city. For centuries, Spanish royals showered praise and riches upon the finest Spanish artists of the day like Goya and Velázquez. Masterpieces by these and Picasso, Dalí and Miró now adorn the walls of the city’s world-class galleries – the Museo del Prado, Centro de Arte Reina Sofía and Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza.

Madrid is world-class shopping. The districts of Chueca and Malasaña, along with the axis along Fuencarral Street, make a shopping area where you’ll find fashionable brands, emerging designers, interior design shops, and vintage objects.

Barrio de Salamanca is Madrid’s most stylish district, featuring a great variety of exclusive shops. It gathers international luxury brands, popular fashion shops and traditional stores.

Barrio de las Letras is Madrid’s Literary Quarter. Some of the streets and squares were home to the greatest Spanish writers in the Golden Age – today the Literary Quarter is one of the most enjoyable districts in Madrid – both for flâneurs and shopping lovers. Here a bunch of stores have managed to keep their historical charm alive: Don Flamenco (flamenco shoes), Casa Pajuelo (honey), El Jardín del Ángel (a lovely florist) and Licores Cabello (wines and spirits since 1902).

Madrid – a culinary capital – has evolved into one of the world’s richest culinary cities – wholeheartedly embraced all the creativity and innovation of Spain’s gastronomic revolution. Dining in Madrid is a genuine pleasure.

Madrid nights are the perfect complement to the more sedate charms of fine arts and fine dining. The city may have thousands or more bars and clubs – a world-collection of storied cocktail bars and nightclubs that combine a hint of glamour with non-stop action “marcha”. Welcome to Madrid – one beautiful city.

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The StarTripper Journal Recommends these Madrid Hotels:

Hotel picture VP Plaza España Design hotel is situated in Madrid city centre, in the Plaza de España and Gran Via, just a few steps away from the Royal Palace, the Almudena Cathedral and the Temple of Debod.

All rooms in this stylish hotel offer an exclusive décor and are equipped with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, free WiFi, coffee machine, and a private bathroom with shower and bath tub, including free high-end toiletries and bathrobe. Some rooms include a terrace.

Ginkgo Restaurant & Sky Bar is located on the 12th floor – a spectacular terrace with almost 360-degree views of the city – an evocative outdoor swimming pool with a transparent floor is one of the great attractions. Here you can eat, dine or enjoy exquisite cocktails in the most cosmopolitan atmosphere. The Restaurant offers Mediterranean and Japanese cuisine.

The Biloba Spa offers an exclusive massage and treatment for face or body in a pleasant atmosphere.

Madrid City Centre is a great choice for travellers interested in cuisine, architecture and parks. This hotel has the perfect location, exclusive interior design and contemporary art, and world-class service.

Plaza de España, 5
Hotel picture Heritage Madrid Hotel is situated next to Paseo de la Castellana in the Salamanca area – in a 20th century listed building beautifully decorated with a belle-époque design. Salamanca is a great choice for travellers interested in shopping, culture and food.

The hotel features a modern décor, offering an urban and cosmopolitan spirit, merged with up-to-date technologies. All rooms come with a private bathroom with high-end toiletries, bathrobe and slippers. The hotel has a roof-top sun terrace with a stylish lounge area.

Lunch and dinner are provided at the next-door restaurant Haroma, run by a Michelin-awarded chef, offering local and Mediterranean cuisine.

Madrid city centre is reachable within walking distance. Top location, a beautiful boutique hotel, world-class service.

Calle de Diego de León, 43
Hotel picture The Gran Meliá Fénix is situated in Plaza Colón, in the Salamanca district, next to Serrano Street, the most exclusive shopping district in Madrid. Ideal for business and leisure. Santiago Bernabeu football stadium is only 30 minutes' walk away.

The hotel has elegant spacious bedrooms feature classic English-style décor. All rooms have a flat-screen TV, iPod station, free Wi-Fi, pillow menu, bathrobes and slippers. Rooms also provides a comfortable desk and leather chair, elegant handcrafted wooden furniture, designer lamps and a lovely bathroom with a shower.

Aduana Restaurant is located on the seventh floor with spectacular views of Madrid, offering modern Mediterranean and fusion cuisine. In the summertime, dinner can be served on the terrace in Plaza Colón.

The famous DRY Martini Bar by Javier de las Muelas has rapidly become the best way to start or end an evening in Madrid – the “epicenter” of the cocktail scene in Madrid – it is considered as one of the best bars in the world.

The hotel has a well-equipped fitness centre and the Thai Room Wellness is offering thermal circuit, massages, health and beauty treatments in a relaxing ambience.

Salamanca is a great choice for travellers interested in shopping, culture and food. The hotel offers excellent information and world-class service including butler and secretary services.

Calle de Hermosilla 2
Hotel picture Only YOU Boutique Hotel Madrid – a historic 19th-century mansion located in the Salesas neighbourhood, one of the trendiest areas of Madrid, just metres from Chueca and the Paseo de Recoletos.

The hotel’s hallmark is its ground-breaking décor, the work of acclaimed designer Lázaro Rosa-Violán.

It has a modern interior design with Colonial details and uniquely decorated soundproofed rooms, a 42-inch Smart TV, iPhone/iPod and MP3 dock, electronic safe and a well-equipped minibar. Bed duvets are made of goose feathers, cotton and silk. Bathrobes, slippers and luxury toiletries in each bathroom.

The lounge area has a relaxed atmosphere with background music, offering a range of cocktails and gourmet dishes. The set menu changes constantly.

The Thai Room Wellness at the first floor is offering exotic, authentic and fresh massages and treatments inspired by yoga, Chinese medicine, and Thai massage.

One of the best-rated locations in Madrid. A 24-hour room service – warm and professional service.

Calle Barquillo 21
Hotel picture Regina Hotel is situated in the heart of Madrid, 100 meters away from the famous Puerta del Sol, on Calle Alcalá next to the Seville metro station. This emblematic hotel opened its doors in 1928 and has managed to adapt to the passage of time.

The Regina has modern, elegant rooms with air conditioning – equipped with a spacious desk, minibar, safe box, hairdryer, toiletries, flat screen TV with satellite channels, Nespresso coffee machine and free replacement of capsules – the private bathroom has showers and free toiletries. It is free Wi-Fi throughout the hotel.

The Restaurant Amayra serves Mediterranean cuisine prepared with seasonal, local ingredients. The restaurant also has a wine cellar featuring over 60 international wines.

Bountiful breakfast with plenty of choices. A great hotel – clean and spotless – in a perfect location. Staff are very friendly and helpful.

Alcala, 19

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