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Luxuriate in our hotels in Madrid

Luxuriate in our hotels in Madrid and one of the world's finest destinations to visit, explore and share. Madrid is a wonderful city that became the capital of Spain in the mid-16th century, and has a population of over 3 million. Located in the geographical centre of the Iberian Peninsula, this cosmopolitan city is now a great economic, financial, administrative and service centre, with remarkable town planning and architecture arising from the various styles and cultures that have lived there.

This destination has a large cultural agenda, with monuments, art and leisure together with a wide range of accommodation and services, which include excellent hotels in Madrid. Known as the "Madrid of the Austrias”, it still preserves one of the great historical centres of the large European cities, which merges with more modern infrastructures and the most advanced audio-visual and communications technology. It is also ideally situated for visiting other destinations nearby from the hotels in Madrid and which are great tourist attractions, such as Cuenca, El Escorial, Aranjuez, Toledo and Segovia.

Famous places like the Puerta del Sol or Paseo del Arte, full of internationally important museums, such as the Prado Museum, the Reina Sofía National Art Museum, the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum and the CaixaForum Madrid; there are also large parks and the glorious Cibeles and Neptune fountains, the Bank of Spain and the Telecommunications Palace, make the streets of Madrid one of the great capitals of the western world.

Superb concerts, ballets, exhibitions and full cinema and theatre listings are a feature of Madrid, which is also a leading showcase of fashion in Spain, known for international events such as Cibeles Madrid Fashion Week. A lively, dynamic city with a wide choice of leisure activities, it is also well-known for its delicious Spanish gastronomy which can be savoured in the bars and taverns before going onto have fun in the great places for the famous night life of Madrid - the pubs, discos and flamenco tablaos. There are certainly many reasons inviting you to stay in the hotels in Madrid to visit a city that has the best in leisure, culture, history, art and sport.

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If you stay in our hotels in Madrid you should know: :


Citizens of all European Union countries need to have a national identity card or current passport to enter Spain: Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden and the United Kingdom.

Nationals from countries outside the European Union should enquire about visa requirements at the Spanish embassy in that country.

Travel insurance

No compulsory vaccinations are required to travel to Spain, according to the Ministry of Health and Consumer Affairs.

EU citizens have the same right to health care as insured Spanish nationals if they present their European health insurance card. Apply for the European health card (EHIC) at Social Security information centres at least 15 days prior to departure. Otherwise, you must take out private medical insurance.

It is recommended to take out travel insurance for faster attention.


The Community of Madrid has a continental climate, with temperatures ranging from 0ºC or less in winter to 40ºC in summer.

Health care

Health care can be obtained from:

  • Hospital Universitario 12 de Octubre: Avda de Córdoba s/n, 28041 – Madrid- 91 390 80 00.
  • Hospital Universitario La Paz: Pº de la Castellana, 261, 28046 – Madrid- Tel: 91 727 70 00
  • Hospital Universitario Ramón y Cajal: Ctra. de Colmenar Viejo km. 9.100, 28034 Madrid- 91 336 80 00
  • Hospital Infanta Elena: Avda. Reyes Católicos, 21, 28342 – Valdemoro- 91 894 84 10
  • Hospital General Universitario Gregorio Marañón: Calle Doctor Esquerdo, 46, 28007 Madrid- 915 86 80 00

Useful telephone numbers:

  • Prefix: (+34)91
  • Emergency 112
  • Ambulance 061
  • National Police 091
  • Guardia Civil 062
  • Fire service 080/085

The official currency in Spain is the euro.


The official time in Spain is UTC +1, Madrid, Berlin.


Madrid has a population of 6,543,031.


The official language in Madrid is Spanish.

What can you visit from hotels in Madrid

The hotels in Madrid give you the chance of a memorable stay full of relaxation and pleasure in visiting the most famous places near your hotel in the heart of the city. The cultural agenda in Madrid lists several activities and museums of great artistic interest and to make the most of all the attractions.

Madrid is imbued with art, history and monuments that can be seen everywhere during a tour of the remains of the old Moorish wall, the Gothic churches and magnificent Renaissance art works.  

Near the Plaza Mayor is the "aristocratic centre" with the Royal Palace, a huge 17th-century building in a mixture of Baroque and Classicist styles. Next to it, in the Plaza del Oriente, stand the Opera house and modern Almudena cathedral, consecrated by Pope John Paul II in 1993.

Madrid has several museums near your hotel in Madrid, especially the Prado Museum, one of the most important art galleries in the world; the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum with seven centuries of European paintings, tapestries and sculptures in an area of 8000 m2; the Reina Sofía Museum with modern art by Salvador Dalí, Miró, Juan Gris and Picasso; all three are in the Paseo del Prado. The National Archaeological Museum tells the history of man through archaeological and ethnographic objects, coins and decorative art; the Cerralbo Museum holds a collection of over 50,000 pieces of art from various times and artists; the Real Fábrica tapestry factory is almost 300 years old; the Railway Museum has the finest collection of old locomotives and carriages in Europe; the Wax Museum houses the most famous people from Spanish history; the San Fernando Fine Arts Museum and Academy shows art from Spain, Italy and Flanders with collections of Goya and Pereda; the National Anthropology Museum displays cultural diversity from five continents. There is also the House and Museum of the artist Joaquín Sorolla; and the National Natural Science Museum with its minerals, plants and animals from every continent.

Excursions and activities are the best way to gain a thorough knowledge of a city that invites you to stroll around the most emblematic places near your hotel in Madrid. For visitors who prefer to relax in natural surroundings, there are host of things to do, including agritourism on farms, mountain biking, horse-riding, multi-adventure activities, canoeing and hill walking.

There are many ways to have fun with the family, friends or your partner, or to switch off from business meetings during your stay in our hotels in Madrid. You can catch a train to go on several excursions such as the Cercanías to outlying towns on the Tren de la Fresa (Madrid-Aranjuez) and the Cervantes (Madrid-Alcalá de Henares), when you will travel to another age of this great city. There are also outings for a pleasant day at the Zoo and Aquarium, the Warner Park, Faunia, the cable car, the Nieve Xanadú park, the funfair, the Planetarium and the Aquopolis.

Find out about the culture and leisure activities from your hotels in Madrid

Have a good time in our hotels in Madrid where you will find and share unbeatable experiences while you explore the Spanish capital to see the splendour of its architecture and cosmopolitan character, with its rich history and unchanged culture of gastronomy, the art and very traditional customs that allow you to enjoy its special charm and folklore. A city with a wide range of cultural and leisure activities together with first-class stays in our hotels in Madrid.  
The showcase of Spanish cuisine is its tapas, or snacks, which can be tried in the taverns and bars near to the hotels in Madrid. The star culinary attractions are Iberian sausage, snails, tripe, cheeses, smoked products, kebabs, seafood and fried prawns, stews and the best pickled snacks in fine Madrid style and washed down with a glass of good wine. Among the most typical offerings are fried squid sandwiches and famous chitterlings, served during festivals. You can finish off with a tasty Chinchón aniseed liqueur and desserts like French toast, marzipan huesos de santo, and rosquillas, a kind of doughnut.
A magical destination that preserves its true personality as asserted by the local ambience and traditional festivals. The bells at midnight on New Year's Eve in the Puerta del Sol have become a a must for the 40 million people in Spain, flamenco tablaos, the eve of fiestas, the festival of San Isidro held in honour of the city's patron saint, and other well-known celebrations such as pilgrimages and bullfighting, as well as jazz and rock concerts, craft fairs and theatre. You can get to know the traditions and attractions of this great capital city when you saty in our hotels in Madrid to round off a perfect visit. 
History gives way to lively streets and the night life of the city found in the many bars and clubs, theatre cafés and discos that have made going out in Madrid one of the popular and variety-packed pastimes. One of the best-known areas to have fun and near the Puerta del Sol is in Calle Huertas; you can also go to the Malasaña district, where the "Movida madrileña" scene of the 70s and 80s started, for a more alternative and bohemian ambience; or have a drink on the smart Avenida de Brasil, very close to the Santiago Bernabéu stadium. Most university students go to the Moncloa area, and the lively terraces of the Chueca district are a good place to enjoy fine weather.
Apart from many leisure activities, there are numerous hotels in Madrid and any number of shops selling traditional products as well as stores selling international brands. Gran Vía is the city's cultural and commercial centre and home to the best fashion shops. Between Plaza Callao and the Puerta del Sol is a pedestrian zone full of shops in Calles Preciados, del Carmen and Arenal streets. Calle Serrano and the "milla de oro" or golden mile is the place to go for jewellery and accessories; the shops in Calle Fuencarral are very central, and let us not forget the famous 400-year-old Rastro market with its antiques and curios.

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Our hotels in Madrid

We have two avant-garde four-star hotels in Madrid providing a quite atmosphere in central areas, near important museums. The hotels have excellent facilities and services to cater for all needs and tastes. Modern, stylish rooms, fine restaurants, terraces, car parks, meeting rooms, Business Centre and first-class service.

Ayre Gran Hotel Colón

The Ayre Gran Hotel Colón is a designer hotel with 362 stylish rooms, a magnificent terrace and garden, two restaurants, cafeteria and lounge bar, 11 events rooms and a Business Centre with technical and audio-visual equipment.

Only You Hotel & Lounge Madrid

The Only You Hotel & Lounge Madrid is one of the most striking hotels in the city. It features colonial style décor to give you a superb experience. The hotel has a Wifi connection, Gastrolounge cocktails and Music, meeting rooms and all facilities for excellent service.

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