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The Prinicpal Madrid

Reviewed by Joeri Van Overloop

Set the scene

Step into the stunning interiors of The Principal Madrid Hotel and you'll be transported to the bygone era of luxury and elegance. The scene unfolds like an impressionist painting; a harmonious blend of historic allure and contemporary design, where antique furniture sits in harmony with modern artwork.

As you venture further, the atmosphere ebbs and flows with cultural undertones. A grand staircase gracefully leads you to a charming library, adorned with vintage books and betting an air of intellectual charm, while the rooftop terrace reveals a cosmopolitan vibe with breathtaking cityscape views.

What can we expect in our room?

Each room is designed with such fine detail that it screams luxury and comfort. The neutral color scheme, coupled with top-quality fabrics, bespoke furniture, and ambient lighting, strikes a balance between modern chic and turn-of-the-century grandeur. The large, floor-to-ceiling windows allow natural light to cascade into the room, offering an incredible view of the Madrid skyline.

The amenities provided in the rooms range from plush beds, to contemporary bathrooms complete with designer toiletries. Moreover, each room comes with state-of-the-art technology, including fast Wi-Fi and large flat-screen TVs, ensuring you stay connected and entertained throughout your stay at the Principal Hotel.

How about the food and drinks?

The hotel's culinary offerings are a testament to the diverse, dynamic spirit of Madrid itself. Crafted by top chefs using locally-sourced ingredients, each dish is an authentic taste of Spanish culture: from the succulent jamon iberico to the classic. The breakfast buffet is particularly noteworthy, with its array of breads, fruits, cereals, and traditional Spanish omelettes.

For drinks, the hotel's rooftop terrace bar is worth a visit. The well-stocked bar is armed with an impressive collection of wines and spirits, catering to the taste of discerning connoisseurs as well as casual drinkers. The bartenders whip up delightful cocktails that can be enjoyed under the Spanish sky as you take in the sights. Tip: The sangria, a traditional Spanish drink, is a must-try. The wine, fruit, and brandy concoction is a refreshing take on the classic that embodies the zest and joie de vivre of the Spanish people.

What is the service like at The Principal Madrid hotel

Upon arriving at the Principal Hotel, one is instantly greeted by an incredibly courteous and attentive staff. With a keen eye for detail and a readiness to assist, they make the hotel experience truly remarkable. The team is not only multilingual, easing communication barriers for international guests, but also knowledgeable about Madrid's must-see attractions and local cuisine. Their unobtrusive service ensures your privacy, while their responsiveness caters to your every need and desire, making you feel truly valued and at home.

Tailored room services, ranging from daily housekeeping to in-room dining, are delivered with precision and warmth. Whether it's the bellboy's respectful nod, the room service's meticulous presentation, or the concierge's passionate city suggestions, every interaction speaks volumes about their commitment to your comfort.

What’s the neighbourhood scene like?

When it comes time to explore, the neighborhood serves as your gateway to Madrid's rich history and cultural hotspots. The Prado Museum, Thyssem-Bornemisza, and the Royal Palace, all within a short stroll. The vibrant Gran Via, often dubbed as Madrid's Broadway, is mere steps away, offering a cornucopia of theatres, colorful boutiques, and aromatic restaurateurs that cater to an international palate.

The close proximity to Madrid's premier cultural, gastronomical, shopping and nightlife districts ensures your escapade into the city is always within easy reach.

What’s the backstory

This chic boutique establishment is housed in a grandiose structure that dates back to the early 20th-century. Yet, it was not until the lavish renovation in 2014 that the classic building evolved into its current avatar.

The transformation of this building into the present-day Principal Hotel is an ode to Madrid, its history, culture, and sheer vibrance. Many of the city’s elites once resided here, leaving indelible marks that have influenced the unique character of this structure as well its charm. Today, the eclectic designer aesthetics and the heritage of the existing architecture create an alluring harmony that tells the tale of bygone eras.

Price Range

For the simplest rooms, prices begin from around 200 Euros a night, and for the grander, more opulent suites offering sweeping views of Madrid's skyline, prices can surge up to 800 Euros or more.

Amenities & Facilities

From a stunning rooftop terrace that gifts you panoramic city views, to the state-of-the-art fitness center for working out, every corner of this hotel is designed to pamper you.

If you are here for business, you will appreciate the spacious conference rooms equipped with modern technological features. These spaces provide the perfect setting for conducting meetings or round-table conferences. Meanwhile, the 24-hour front desk and concierge services are ever ready to fulfill your requests or assist in planning your day in the city. And for those who travel in their own vehicles, the hotel provides secured parking spots.

How to get to the hotel

Navigating from Madrid airport to the Principal Madrid Hotel is straightforward. First, consider taking the Madrid Metro system's pink line (Line 8) from the airport. In roughly just 20 minutes, you will reach Nuevos Ministerios station. Make an easy switch to the darker blue line (Line 10) to head towards Tribunal station, it only takes about 10 minutes. As you emerge from the station, the grand facade of Principal Hotel is just a leisurely 5-minute walk away.

If you prefer a more direct route or have heavy luggage, taxis are available round the clock at Madrid airport. The ride, about a half-hour drive, depending on traffic, will get you directly to the doorstep of the Principal Hotel.

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Address: C. del Marqués de Valdeiglesias, 1, 28004 Madrid, Spain

Phone: +34 915 21 87 43

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