Stunning, opulent and drawing inspiration from its 18th-Century palace origins, this landmark hotel resides on the famed Paseo de la Castellana, 400 metres from Calle Serrano’s chic boutiques. Classic rooms are complemented by a 24-hour fitness centre, and dining options include exquisite flavours on El Jardin’s terrace, a casual meal paired with live piano and harp music in El Cafe, and fine local wine and tapas in Bar 49. Real Madrid’s Santiago Bernabeu is one stop from Gregorio Maranon metro station, 150 metres from the hotel.
Why we recommend the Intercontinental Madrid
- Landmark five-star hotel in excellent location
- Stroll to Calle de Serrano boutique shopping
- Moments to transport links and attractions
- Classic rooms with luxurious amenities
- Wine and tapas bar, cafe and terrace dining
Attractions near the Intercontinental Madrid
Shop on prestigious Calle de Serrano
Madrid’s most celebrated shopping strip, Calle de Serrano, is a wide boulevard perfect for casual strolling, but it’s the excellent shopping that really draws the crowds here. This main street, which runs through the upmarket area of Salamanca, is lined with beautiful 19th-Century buildings, some of them housing boutiques such as Chanel, Prada and Gucci. But don’t think this street is just for the shopping elite – more moderately priced options like Zara and local labels Uterque and Bimba y Lola have a spot here, too.
Calle de Serrano is also home to some lovely laid-back cafes that offer the chance to rest weary legs and refuel with coffee and classic Spanish fare.
Chow down in charming Chueca
Dining in Madrid is all about tapas, and if you want to experience this unique style of feasting with some locals, there’s no better place than the lively neighbourhood of Chueca. Packed with bustling bars and fashionable boutiques, this area has a very authentic feel – just don’t be surprised if you find yourself starting dinner at 11pm along with most of the locals.
Tapas places here are cheap, cheerful and delicious, and where you are likely to be offered a few plates of local specialties like crunchy croquettes with your refreshing beer. Places such as El Tigre are favourites for their simple, tasty food and unbelievably cheap prices.
|Laundry service||Club room benefits|
|Wheel chair access in hotel||Balcony / terrace (some rooms)|
|Concierge||Gift shop or boutique|
|Baby sitting||Swimming pool|
|Swimming pool||Health club or gym|
|Parking valet||Parking cost applicable|
|Minibar (some rooms)||Air conditioning|
|Television||Internet wireless fee|
|Internet (wireless)||Internet (cable)|
|Cable TV||Iron and ironing board|
|In room safe||Room service|
|Telephone||Tea and coffee making facilities|
|Internet cable fee||Kitchenette|
|Internet (common wireless)||Internet common wireless fee|