The Principal Madrid

Marqués de Valdeiglesias, 1, Madrid, Spain
Gran Vía/Plaza de España

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  • Rooms18.5
  • Public Spaces18.5
  • Service19
  • Overall18.5
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Hotel Description

The Spanish hotelier Pau Guardans believes that hotels should function as “engines of local communities,” a concept that guided the look and feel of his first two hotels — the Único in Madrid and the 1920s-style Grand Hotel Central in Barcelona. With his latest project, the Principal, he’s reinvigorated another grand old building, this one a Spanish Renaissance-style jewel located on a prominent corner of Madrid’s Gran Vía, adapting its spacious interiors for modern living.

The stately structure retains many of its original Art Deco and Art Nouveau architectural details. The soaring ceilings, arched doorways, iron railings, and decorative stonework, dating from 1917, serve as an elegant framework for the modern interiors by Pilar Garcia-Nieto and Luzio, a Barcelona design firm. Done in a cool, subdued color palette of slate gray, camel, white and chocolate brown, the place looks perhaps more New York than Madrid. But it’s not overly formal: a recurring design piece found throughout the hotel, even beneath a wall of old-fashioned oil portraits in gilded frames, is the BKF butterfly chair. 76 guest rooms and suites have a little less character than the glamorous lobby, but amenities are plentiful. Walk-in showers, Bluetooth sound systems, free wi-fi and complimentary tea come standard; Deluxe rooms feature lovely views over the boulevard. Suites, of course, have everything from reading nooks to private butlers. Just in case you have any trouble pressing the ‘on’ button on your in-room Nespresso machine.

It wouldn’t be the first five-star hotel on the Gran Vía if it didn’t have a namedrop-worthy restaurant — in this case, Ático by chef Ramón Freiza, a chic but cozy sixth-floor venue with a stylish bar, several open fireplaces, and striking views over the boulevard. The rooftop terrace bar, dotted with olive trees, is the perfect place to watch the sun go down, cocktail in hand, amid a small crowd of fashionable madrileños who’ve dropped by for a drink after work. Engine of the local community, right?

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Hotel Criteria

  • 76 Rooms
  • Style: Modern Design
  • Atmosphere: Lively

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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour gym
  • 24 hour room service
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Bar
  • Business center
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free wi-fi
  • Lounge
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooftop terrace bar
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Turkish bath
  • Wake-up service

Need to Know

Pets are not allowed at The Principal Madrid. Baby cots and extra beds are available on request. Extra beds have a supplement of 110 EUR per person/night, and are only available in Superior rooms, Deluxe rooms, Junior Suites, or Suite Gran Via. The credit card used for this booking payment must be shown at the check in time for security reasons. Please contact CustomerService@TabletHotels.com for assistance.

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  • Premium Room

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 258 ft²/24 m².
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    This room includes:

    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • coffee/tea
    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • international channel
    • iPod docking station
    • laptop safe
    • minibar
    • phones
    • safe
    • stand up shower
    • wake up service
  • Executive Room

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 Double/Full Bed or 2 Single Beds
    • 258 ft²/24 m².
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    Views: courtyard or partial courtyard.

    This room includes:

    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • coffee/tea
    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • international channel
    • iPod docking station
    • laptop safe
    • minibar
    • phones
    • safe
    • stand up shower
    • wake up service
  • Deluxe Room - Breakfast Included

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 269 ft²/25 m².
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    This room includes:

    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • coffee/tea
    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • international channel
    • iPod docking station
    • laptop safe
    • minibar
    • phones
    • safe
    • stand up shower
    • wake up service
  • Superior Room - Breakfast Included

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 301 ft²/28 m².
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    This room includes:

    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • coffee/tea
    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • international channel
    • iPod docking station
    • laptop safe
    • minibar
    • phones
    • safe
    • stand up shower
    • wake up service
  • Junior Suite - Breakfast Included

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 376 ft²/35 m².
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    Views: city.

    This room includes:

    • CD player
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • City WiFi
    • coffee/tea
    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • international channel
    • iPod docking station
    • laptop safe
    • minibar
    • phones
    • safe
    • sofa
    • stand up shower
    • wake up service
    • working desk
  • Suite - Breakfast Included

    • Fits 2 people
    • 1 King Bed
    • 538 ft²/50 m².
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    This room includes:

    • CD player
    • central air conditioning
    • central heating
    • City WiFi
    • coffee/tea
    • crib (on request)
    • flat panel television
    • hairdryer
    • international channel
    • iPod docking station
    • laptop safe
    • minibar
    • phones
    • safe
    • sofa
    • stand up shower
    • wake up service
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Hotel Amenities and Services

  • 100% non-smoking hotel
  • 24 hour concierge
  • 24 hour front desk
  • 24 hour gym
  • 24 hour room service
  • Adjoining rooms
  • Bar
  • Business center
  • Central air conditioning
  • Free wi-fi
  • Lounge
  • Multi-lingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooftop terrace bar
  • Self service parking (charges apply)
  • Turkish bath
  • Wake-up service

Need to Know

Pets are not allowed at The Principal Madrid. Baby cots and extra beds are available on request. Extra beds have a supplement of 110 EUR per person/night, and are only available in Superior rooms, Deluxe rooms, Junior Suites, or Suite Gran Via. The credit card used for this booking payment must be shown at the check in time for security reasons. Please contact CustomerService@TabletHotels.com for assistance.

Credit cards accepted:

Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Diner's Club

Check in:

2pm,

Check out:

12pm

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