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The Principal Madrid, Madrid, Spain

5-star5 stars
Marqués de Valdeiglesias, 1(Esq. Gran Via, 2) , MadridMadrid28004Spain

Luxury hotel with restaurant, near Prado Museum
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  • Free WiFi
  • Luxury Hotel
Fantastic service
Awesome vibe
Great amenities
Bar and Beverages
Bar is awesome
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From 1,139 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

The Principal Madrid, Madrid, Spain

from NZ$325
  • Premium Double Room
  • Executive Room
  • Superior Double Room
  • Deluxe Room
  • Junior Suite
  • Suite

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 76 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 6 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is noon
  • Express check-in/out
The credit card presented at check-in should be the same card used at time of booking. If the credit card holder is not on the reservation, guests must contact the property in advance of arrival to confirm identification. For more details, please contact the office using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 16

Travelling with others


  • Babysitting/childcare *


  • No pets or service animals allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Self parking (limited) *
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • 24-hour room service
Things to do
  • Health club
Working away
  • Business center
  • One meeting room
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Porter/bellhop
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built 1917
  • Elevator/lift
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk
  • Designated smoking areas
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Library
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Minibar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Slippers
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Pillow menu
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
  • Soundproofed rooms
  • Turndown service
  • Premium bedding
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Bathtub or shower
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 40-inch flat-screen TV
  • Premium TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • In-room safe (laptop compatible)

Special features


Onsite venue - This restaurant specializes in local cuisine and serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

Onsite venue #2 - This rooftop bar serves light fare only.

The Principal Madrid, Madrid, Spain’s small print

Also known as

  • Principal Madrid Hotel
  • Principal Hotel
  • Principal Madrid


This hotel will place an advance authorization equal to the first night's stay and taxes for any bookings where payment for the stay will be made on site instead of at the time of booking. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
Additional policies and fees may apply when booking more than 5 rooms. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 2500, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.

Optional extras

Self parking costs EUR 32 per night

Rollaway beds are available for EUR 110 per night

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of EUR 28.60 per person (approximately)

Babysitting/childcare is available for an extra charge

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around The Principal Madrid, Madrid, Spain


  • In Centro
  • Prado Museum - 11 min walk
  • Plaza Mayor - 15 min walk
  • Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum - 7 min walk
  • El Retiro Park - 16 min walk
  • Plaza de Espana - 17 min walk
  • Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia - 17 min walk
  • Almudena Cathedral - 20 min walk

Getting around

  • Madrid (MAD-Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas) - 21 min drive
  • Madrid Recoletos Station - 11 min walk
  • Madrid Atocha Station - 21 min walk
  • Madrid Delicias Station - 27 min walk
  • Sevilla Station - 5 min walk
  • Gran Via Station - 7 min walk
  • Atocha Station - 16 min walk
  • Self parking (surcharge)
  • Limited parking

Recent reviews

Exceptional 9.4 From 277 reviews

The Principal Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Excellent! Allow early check in! Local is great! Must visit again
Pui Yue, hk1 night trip
The Principal Madrid, Madrid, Spain
love it
Very cool vibe hotel. Wonderful "social lobby" space and the restaurant is first class. Service from staff at highest level.
Johan, gb1 night trip
The Principal Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Top score
10/10 What more can I say! This place is excellent. The staff are the nicest I have seen, so helpful. My room was incredibly clean. Well done.
Pat, au3 night trip
The Principal Madrid, Madrid, Spain
The purpose of the trip to Madrid was business and we stayed at a different hotel. We moved to the Principal to spend extra days. It was perfect except we were a bit disappointed with the dinner on the last night but it did not takeaway from everything else about this unique hotel.
Marty, us2 night trip with friends
The Principal Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Upscale hotel with the best location and staff!
Amazing hotel! Location wise - it’s right in front of Banco de España subway station and walking distance to El Retiro and Gran Via shopping area! Less than two minutes of walking you found amazing tapas and paella, and right in front of hotel are two souvenirs shops which made it so easy for us! Very safe area because it’s so lively anytime of the day! Concierge and hotel staff wise - they are always welcoming and professional, provided us with water bottle and face towel for our jog in the morning. We are always remembered and were address by our last time every time. I decided to have my morning coffee and croissant in the courtyard instead of main dining hall to have a change of scene and the hotel staff gladly obliged, no fuss at all! We were also able to store our huge luggages with the concierge for two days when we traveled to Seville, turn out to be extremely helpful given we were traveling by train and huge luggages would be a burden. Lastly, room wise - we were very lucky to be upgraded to the suite, it’s very quiet at the end of the corridor and lots of space! Bed and silk duvet cover were extremely comfortable. Definitely will return the next time we are in Madrid, thank you Boca!
Yen Yee, as2 night romance trip

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The Principal Madrid, Madrid, Spain

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