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Last updated: 31 October, 2022
Expert travel writer: Dana Facaros

Steps away from Madrid’s lush Retiro Park and the city’s main Atocha train station, and within walking distance of the Prado Museum, this industrial-chic boutique hotel is a stylish and local-feeling base for sightseeing and mingling in Madrid.

The glassed-in courtyard, now a lounge and library, is a fun hangout, and you’ll meet plenty of locals at the 7th-floor Septima restaurant and bar – which has arguably the best views of any Madrid hotel (a cocktail here at sunset is a must).

Rooms are a mix of trendy exposed and painted brick and polished woods, with flashes of pretty Spanish tiling. Premium ones overlook the city skyline, while others face the courtyard – and all are well soundproofed.

It’s a great hotel for anyone who wants to feel the pulse of this contemporary city.

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Key facilities

Airport transfers*
Beach: None
Fitness centre
Fitness classes
Golf course
Hot tub
: On-site *
Pool (adults only)
Pool (indoor)
Pool (outdoor)
Pool (kids)
Tennis courts
WiFi: Free

Food & drink

All inclusive
Kids menu
Restaurant on-site
Self catering
Additional charge

Room types


Room facilities

Air conditioning
Flat screen TV
Jacuzzi (private)
Pool (private)
Tea & coffee making facilities

Bedding options

2+ bedrooms
3+ beds
Connecting rooms
Rollaway/sofa bed

Bucket list experiences our writer says you must do in this destination, closest first

Reina Sofia National Museum

Madrid, Community of Madrid, Spain[0.5 miles]

Spain’s National Museum of 20th-century art is the third of Madrid’s world-class art museums. Reina most famously contains Picasso’s Guernica, and outstanding collections of Spain’s two greatest 20th-century masters, Pablo Picasso and Salvador Dali.

Best for ages: 18+ | £8

Prado Museum

Madrid, Community of Madrid, Spain[0.7 miles]

Madrid’s most renowned museum, home to the single best collection of Spanish art and arguably the world’s finest collections of European art, dating from the 12th century to the early 20th century.

Best for ages: 18+ | £13

Other worthwhile experiences in this destination if you have the time or the interest, closest first

An image of a master tapestry maker, weaving a tapestry with a traditional tool.

Royal Tapestry Factory

Madrid, Community of Madrid, Spain[0.6 miles]

Take a tour of this ‘living museum’, founded in 1721, where expert weavers continue Spain’s illustrious tapestry and textile traditions.

Best for ages: 8+ | £4

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The Parterre garden in Buen Retiro Park. Shaped topiary shrubbery, trimmed lawns, trees, and white pathways fill this park.

Retiro Park

Madrid, Community of Madrid, Spain[0.9 miles]

Once the gardens of a royal palace, the city’s main park stretches across 350 acres of glorious green space in the heart of the capital.

Best for ages: 3+ | Free

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Hammam at Al Andalus Madrid

Hammam at Al Andalus Madrid

Madrid, Spain[1.5 miles]

If you need some time out from the hectic delights of this vibrant city, head to this excellent hammam, a modern-day version of the traditional Andalusian bathhouse experience, to soak in the hot spa baths. Traditional treatments include steamy massage, hot stones and kessa gloves.

Best for ages: 13+ | £60 | 2+ hours

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Busy market stalls with many people looking around and shopping.

El Rastro Flea Market

Madrid, Community of Madrid, Spain[1.6 miles]

Madrid’s lively Sunday morning flea market sells everything from ceramics to fabrics, handmade shoes and antiques. It has been held in the La Latina district for over 400 years.

Best for ages: 10+ | Free

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Destination guides including or relevant to this place to stay


Madrid Region, Spain

Spain’s sunny capital offers up world-class art, super shopping, renowned tapas and late, late nights.

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