The capital city of Spain is often overlooked by visitors sampling its seaside neighbour, Barcelona, but scratch beneath the surface and you’ll discover this energetic medieval city has a lot going for it.

Madrid is best experienced on the street. Described as a ‘golden metropolis’, meet its friendly residents, very welcoming of outsiders, and discover some of Europe’s craziest nightlife. The city throbs with vibrant life at all hours as locals mix on the plazas and boulevards, maximising every hour not spent working. In fact, there are more bars in Madrid than in any other city in the world. Dinner typically starts at 10pm, and ‘going out’ only counts if you’ve made it to dawn.

If you’re after a quieter time, there are dozens of world-renowned museums and galleries, but don’t be surprised if you suddenly find them transformed into a flamenco venue or festival. Spontaneity is part of everyday life here.

The city is also an excellent jumping-off point from which you can easily discover many other parts of Spain, with an abundance of day trips available to the historically rich neighbouring towns. Ask us, and we’ll give you some suggestions.

One thing is for sure. Once you’ve experienced some time in Madrid, it won’t be so easy to overlook in the future.

Contact us now for information on the wide range of accommodation we have available here, and let us help you discover this wonderful destination for yourself.


InterContinental Madrid

Paseo de la Castellana, Madrid, Spain


With 65 years of history, the Intercontinental Madrid sits in the unique setting of Paseo de la Castellana in a building that used to be the palace of the Dukedom of Aliaga. Experience Spanish hospitality at its finest in award-winning rooms described as ‘more than a hotel, but a way of life’.

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Ideal for: Adults only, Families, Single travellers

Price from: £315pp

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Meninas Hotel

Palacio Real, Madrid, Spain


A historic building built in the 19th century, the Hotel Melinas has been transformed into a hotel following extensive refurbishments, yet still retains much of the decoration and style from when it was constructed. Centrally located in the city of Madrid, Hotel Melinas is close to numerous places of cultural, historical and shopping interest and is directly opposite the Palacio Real.

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Ideal for: Adults only, Families, Groups, Single travellers

Price from: £238pp

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Holiday Inn Madrid – Piramides Hotel

Arganzuela, Madrid, Spain


Located near La Latina quarter in the Arganzuela district, the 3-star Holiday Inn Madrid-Piramides hotel offers airy rooms, free wifi and great transport links across the historic city. Less than 10 minutes walk away you’ll find El Rastro flea market and the park of Madrid Rio.

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788 Reviews

Ideal for: Adults only, Families, Groups, Single travellers

Price from: £187pp

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