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Hostal Gala

Madrid, Community of Madrid, Spain

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Hostal Gala

A great budget choice – this modern-day hostel housed in an elegant, 19th-century building has chic rooms and the perfect central location.

Average £80

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The Hat Madrid

Madrid, Community of Madrid, Spain

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The Hat Madrid

One of the new generation of hip, urban ‘poshtels’, this 2-star hotel offers highly affordable rooms in an unbeatable central location.

Average £30

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Mayerling Hotel

Madrid, Community of Madrid, Spain

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Mayerling Hotel

Four-star fixtures at two-star prices – a budget but stylish boutique hotel in the heart of Madrid.

Average £107

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Room Mate Alicia

Madrid, Community of Madrid, Spain

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Room Mate Alicia

A funky design boutique in the buzzing heart of Madrid, packed with restaurants, bars and nightlife. Excellent value for the central location.

Average £120

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Vincci the Mint

Madrid, Community of Madrid, Spain

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Vincci the Mint

Colour-drenched boutique hotel, centrally located on Madrid’s main street – just steps away from the buzzing, bar-filled district of Chueca. A great base for a first visit.

Average £220

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Pestana Plaza Mayor

Madrid, Community of Madrid, Spain

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A refreshing, stylish boutique hotel set in a charming 17th-century building from Spain’s Golden Age on the fabled Plaza Mayor in the heart of Madrid.

Average £220

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ME Madrid Reina Victoria

Madrid, Community of Madrid, Spain

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ME Madrid Reina Victoria

Uber-glam design hotel with fantastic service and fashionable roof terrace bar in the buzzing Santa Ana neighbourhood of Madrid.

Average £227

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Radisson Blu Madrid Prado

Madrid, Community of Madrid, Spain

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Radisson Blu Madrid Prado

A comfortable, well-equipped and reasonably stylish boutique hotel – superbly located close to the big art museums and great shopping.

Average £171

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Room Mate Alba

Madrid, Community of Madrid, Spain

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Room Mate Alba

This stylish, youthful-feeling and affordable hotel makes a great base for sightseeing and dining out in Madrid.

Average £150

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Only You Atocha

Madrid, Community of Madrid, Spain

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Only You Atocha

This polished, industrial-chic boutique hotel, close to the Prado and Retiro Park, is topped with a locally-loved rooftop bar.

Average £180

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Palacio de Los Duques Gran Melia

Madrid, Community of Madrid, Spain

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Palacio de Los Duques Gran Melia

Palatial and contemporary, this glamorous, foodie hotel near the Royal Palace is one of Madrid’s most luxury-laden stays.

Average £479

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Gran Hotel Ingles

Madrid, Community of Madrid, Spain

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Gran Hotel Ingles

This swanky, pampering Art Deco hotel in the heart of Old Madrid has a rich history and design to die for.

Average £400

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Mandarin Oriental Ritz Madrid

Madrid, Community of Madrid, Spain

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Mandarin Oriental Ritz Madrid

Right next to the world-famous Prado Museum, Madrid’s grand old dame pairs old-school opulence with first-class service for a memorable stay.

Average £785

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Totem Madrid

Madrid, Community of Madrid, Spain

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Totem Madrid

This sophisticated design hotel with great service and a genteel location in Madrid’s upmarket Salamanca district.

Average £230

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Hotel Unico Madrid

Madrid, Community of Madrid, Spain

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Hotel Unico Madrid

An intimate, expensively furnished townhouse in Madrid’s most upmarket neighbourhood, with boutiques and galleries nearby.

Average £450

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