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The 6 best luxury and boutique hotels in Madrid

Madrid’s most stylish and personal hotel stays

Ask a dozen people about their favourite hotel, and you’ll likely get a dozen different responses. A favourite hotel is as much of a personal preference as your favourite movie, book or singer. The Mediterranean hotel scene is renowned for its luxurious and distinctive boutique hotels, each with its own unique story to tell. From charming family-run villas to five-star grand dames, these hotels offer an intimate and personal experience, regardless of size. With their striking architecture, bespoke interiors and impeccable service, these hotels are the epitome of style and luxury.

Overview: Madrid’s top 5 hotels

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The Madrid Edition

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Mandarin Oriental Ritz

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Rosewood Villa Magna

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Icon Embassy

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Urso Hotel & Spa

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Gran Hotel Inglés

The Madrid Edition Madrid Spain hotel stay

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The Madrid Edition

Stepping into The Madrid Edition, one becomes a player in a sensory masterpiece that flawlessly weaves Latin flair with minimalist-chic. Enriched by bold, bright design, Mexican restaurant Jeronimo offers Enrique Olvera’s gastronomic wizardry, while the Oroya bar, helmed by Diego Muñoz, channels Peruvian vibrancy. An ascent up the striking curved white staircase transports you into a canvas of retro-modern allure, radiating a Nineties-esque charisma. Spectacular retreats, including the biggest rooftop pool in Madrid’s luxury hotel scene, offer tantalising escapism and the inviting all-white cocoon-like rooms, softened by furry throws and stone floors, bring dreamy tranquility amidst the city’s pulsating heartbeat.

The Madrid Edition
Pl. de Celenque, 2
Madrid
Spain

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Mandarin Oriental Ritz Madrid Spain hotel stay

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Mandarin Oriental Ritz

At The Mandarin Oriental Ritz, Madrid, you are submerged in a luxe fusion of history and modernity, a reinvented Roaring Twenties. Attentive staff, clothed by designer Jorge Vázquez, serve with an irreplaceable charm. Five restaurants, all masterfully helmed by celebrated chef Quique Dacosta, offer locally sourced delicacies under the soft gleam of gold-topped Ruinart bottles. Rooms feature butler-prepared baths and beds swathed in high-end linen, striking a balance between homely comfort and regal splendour. Frequented by both modish Madrileños and international aristocracy, this illustrious establishment, powered by strong sustainability principles, etches unforgettable memories into the fabric of your journey. The Ritz is not just a hotel—it’s an experience of a lifetime.

Mandarin Oriental Ritz
Pl. de la Lealtad, 5
Madrid
Spain

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Rosewood Villa Magna Madrid Spain hotel stay

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Rosewood Villa Magna

In the heart of Madrid’s fashionable Paseo de la Castellana, Rosewood Villa Magna paints a sumptuous tableau, the intrigue of a distinguished past refreshed with the charisma of Rosewood. Its chocolatey interiors cast a genteel ambience, echoing the sophistication of a private members’ club, whilst terrace views of autumn’s russet blush captivate. Rooms are opulent sanctuaries of chevron-patterned comfort and the signature suites offer panoramic city vistas. Embark on a culinary journey at Amós under Michelin-starred chef Jesús Sánchez’s expert hand, or embrace cocktail craftsmanship at the discreet Tarde.O. This isn’t simply a hotel—it’s a dynamic part of Madrid’s lively scene.

Rosewood Villa Magna
P.º de la Castellana, 22
Madrid
Spain

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Icon Embassy Madrid Spain hotel stay

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Icon Embassy

Icon Embassy, the sole hotel gracing Madrid’s elite Calle Serrano, epitomises charm and distinction. Inviting guests to a realm of tailored elegance, its vibrant Cocktail Room, exquisite suites and apartments draw the eye, while the sky-bathed Flora Fina restaurant promises gastronomic delights. Beyond the hotel’s opulent confines, the best of the Salamanca neighbourhood awaits, with chic boutiques, renowned restaurants and iconic landmarks a mere stroll away. The luxury of Madrid, both inside and out, is truly encapsulated at Icon Embassy.

Icon Embassy
C. de Serrano, 46
Madrid
Spain

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Urso Hotel Spa Madrid Spain hotel stay

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Urso Hotel & Spa

Located in the stylish Salesas area, Urso Hotel & Spa injects a dose of luxury into Madrid’s boutique hotel scene. Architect Antonio Obrador’s reimagining of an early 20th-century palace offers an alluring blend of original features and cool, chic design. In its 78 sunlight-kissed rooms, an air of tranquillity prevails, with plush beds and bespoke furnishings. Gourmands flock to the popular Media Ración by Cuenllas restaurant, while the bar echoes with notes of live jazz. Unwind in the urban sanctuary of the spa, luxuriating in treatments using premium Natura Bissé and Sisley products, or bask in the serenity of the 12-metre hydromassage pool.

Urso Hotel & Spa
C. de Mejía Lequerica, 8
Madrid
Spain

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Gran Hotel Inglés

Residing in the heart of Madrid’s lively Barrio de Las Letras, Gran Hotel Inglés bestows a new echelon of luxury upon the city’s lodging scene. Flaunting a glamorous 1920s design by Rockwell Group, the hotel casts a seductive Art Deco allure, realised in sultry hues of burnt orange, silver, ochre and teal. Every nook of its 48 rooms whispers of opulence, while Willy Moya’s acclaimed Lobo 8 restaurant crafts culinary tales of seasonality. Completing the boutique ambience, the hushed elegance of the Égoïste spa offers a rejuvenating retreat and the lobby bar, a scene of plush leather sofas and clubby charm, promises indulgent afternoons.

Gran Hotel Inglés
Calle de Echegaray, 8
Madrid
Spain

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