Gran Melia Fenix
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Exclusive luxury exudes from this hotel in the chic Salamanca district, next to Plaza de Colon. Fine fabrics, handcrafted furnishings, beautiful canopy beds, golden-framed artworks and designer lighting are revealed in each of the exquisite rooms and suites, classic English or refined neoclassical in design. A former host to The Beatles and Bill Clinton, guests can rub shoulders with celebrities on the chic DRY Cosmopolitan Bar’s gorgeous terrace, by Javier de las Muelas, and savour fine-dining at the intimate Epoque Restaurant.

Why we recommend the Gran Melia Fenix

  • Luxury hotel in the chic Salamanca district
  • Excellent location next to vibrant Plaza de Colon
  • Plush rooms with canopy beds and premium linens
  • Fine-dining restaurant and stylish terrace bar
  • Thai Wellness Room with luxe spa treatments

Attractions near the Gran Melia Felix

Shop up a storm in Salamanca

If you’re in town for a little retail therapy you won’t be disappointed with what’s on offer just moments from your hotel. Less than 150 metres from Madrid’s best shopping strip, Calle Serrano, you’re perfectly located to shop up a storm. Cutting through the upmarket area of Salamanca, where 19th-Century buildings are architectural ‘sites to see’ in themselves, this wide boulevard is perfect for strolling and window-shopping.

While the strip is home to designer stores including Chanel and Gucci, there’s still a good range of mid-priced favourites like Zara and the equally wallet-friendly Spanish label, Bimba y Lola.

Kick back at Parque de Retiro

If you’re looking for a retreat from the excitement of the vibrant city of Madrid, look no further than Parque de Retiro. This sprawling natural reserve, which is known for its relaxed beauty, sits in the centre of downtown Madrid just 10 minutes’ walk from your hotel. It’s a favourite with locals and visitors alike for its 140 hectares of lush lawns, charming fountains, pretty gardens, lakes and playgrounds, as well as lovely cafes and fantastic picnic spots.

It’s not just for relaxing – you’ll also find the beautiful Palacio de Cristal (Crystal Palace) here which, despite looking more like a greenhouse than a palace, is impressive for its almost entirely glass composition.   

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