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The Principal Madrid

5.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

We stayed for three nights, and we were very pleased with the entire experience. The room was very quiet (I requested a quiet room) and the staff was very friendly and personable. The breakfast was very good. We had a lunch in the Ático restaurant - the food was excellent, and we had a fantastic strawberry gazpacho as well. I would definitely stay there again.

Right in the heart of Madrid, beautiful venue and amazing view from the rooftop bar. The only boutique hotel in Madrid with reception at the 6th Floor, very interesting. Antique decoration with a touch of modern details. Very professional and welcoming staff. Ideal for all occasions, definitely recommend it!

The Principal Hotel is perfect place for staying.The Rooms Which Were Watched,Were All Amazing Comfort And Excellent View Of Metropolis an Icon Of Gran Via! The Hotel Restaurant Rooftop Bar are Musts For the Views And Ambiences. The Cocktails Which We Tasted were Super! I'd love Thank To Thank Mr.Recarte For Visiting And Comfortable Atmosphere.Thanks Alot Sincerly, Maya Skhirtladze -Adjara Group + Marie Metreveli-Adjara Group+

I don't have any complaints, just nothing much outstanding about this hotel. The 6th floor was nice with the concierge and free snacks and cava, but on the whole for a 5 star hotel the rooms were tiny (even though we received an "upgrade") The staff were very friendly and helpful, so big thanks there.

Genuinely excellent experience throughout. Whilst you enter on the ground floor and are met by an excellent concierge, you then take a lift to the 6th floor to be met by a wonderful and helpful team who cannot do enough to make your stay a pleasant one. The room was excellent, spotlessly clean, great amenities and the bar, breakfast and views would also first class. Well done on a great whole package.

The Principal Hotel in Madrid is the perfect spot if you look for a boutique hotel with essential and indulgent commodities without being too pretentious. The terrace is a must with a stunning 360º view over Madrid. Ático restaurant will introduce to you original and tasty combinations of typical and not so traditional Spanish ingredients and flavors. The Wellness Suite deserves an extra point for the beauty and relaxation treatments. With the lobby and the Pergola - a kind of winter garden - you feel at home in every corner of this fantastic design hotel. Do not miss it!

The Principal was the perfect choice for our mother/daughter getaway in May 2017. Everyone was so helpful and friendly, the breakfast perfect (they even brought our latte's as soon as we sat down), concierge services excellent, just a wonderful stay. I would definitely recommend and stay here again should we travel to Madrid.

Tastefully designed oasis in the heart of Madrid. Staff was friendly and helpful; especially with dining reservations. Loved stopping for drinks each day at the rooftop bar. Great selection of food at breakfast, including made to order egg dishes.

Our stay in Principal Hotel was great. Mostly because of the staff who gives much attention to the guest's needs. They make you feel like a king or a queen. My husband and I got sick (not because of the hotel's restaurant) one day. The day after, everybody was taking news about our health. They seemed sincerely care for us. Like friends or family. Over this, the place is very well located and so beautiful. The Atico restaurant's food is absolutely delicious, nice and sophisticated. We recommand it to anyone.

Starting our 2 wk trip here was amazing. Luxury with the perfect location. Treated like a VIP from the moment we arrived. Great service, clean, friendly all the way. Staff were very helpful to locate my lost luggage. Restaurant on the roof was excellent with the most amazing view. Loved staying here.

Marqués de Valdeiglesias, 1 Madrid Madrid

Hotel highlights

  • Walking distance to Prado Museum and Plaza Mayor
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Onsite dining
  • Health club

The Principal Madrid places you in Gran Via, within a leisurely stroll of popular sights such as Prado Museum and Plaza Mayor. This 5-star hotel has 76 guestrooms and offers conveniences like a restaurant, free in-room WiFi, and a health club. Located in central Madrid, the hotel is also near Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum and El Retiro Park.


This hotel serves as home to a rooftop bar, along with a restaurant that specializes in local cuisine. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with 24-hour room service. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served each morning for a fee.


The 76 rooms are soundproofed and have an array of amenities, including minibars, coffee makers, and free bottled water. Guests can expect free WiFi and 40-inch flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Beds are dressed in Egyptian cotton sheets and pillow menus, and bathrooms offer hydromassage showers, hair dryers, and free toiletries. Laptop-compatible safes, phones, and ironing boards are also available.

Property features

The Principal Madrid offers a health club, a rooftop terrace, and free WiFi in public areas. Self parking is available for EUR 32 per night. Multilingual staff at the 24-hour front desk can assist with dry cleaning/laundry, concierge services, and luggage storage. Other amenities at this luxury hotel include a meeting room, a business center, and a library.

Room options

Premium Double Room

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Superior Double Room

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Deluxe Room

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Junior Suite

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

89% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 964 reviews