The Principal Madrid

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Hotel Info

Marqués de Valdeiglesias 1 (at corner of Gran Via 2), 28004 Madrid, Spain
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Telephone: 01134 (0) 91 521 87 43


Joanna’s Comments

The Principal in Madrid has the air of a private English club, and the location, at the lower end of the Gran Via, just a short walk from the Prado Museum and many restaurants, is one of the best in Madrid. The hotel’s public spaces are focused on the sixth and seventh floors. On arrival, you are whisked up to reception on the sixth floor, where check-in is handled. This floor is the “private club” part of the hotel and is very tastefully decorated, with comfortable corners and bars and private terraces for lunch looking onto the Gran Via and Madrid. In the summer, the seventh-floor terrace comes into its own, with different areas for dining and enjoying a drink or having lunch under colorful umbrellas. This floor is open to the public and many locals come up here to enjoy a drink after work. There is also an area reserved exclusively for guests of the hotel, with sun beds, a cooling fountain and showers. Bedrooms are on the floors two through five, and are well thought out and very quiet, with triple sound insulation on the windows. Some bathrooms have walk-in showers, and many of the rooms, including all the junior suites and suites, provide unique panoramic views down the Gran Via. This hotel is a sister hotel to the Grand Hotel Central in Barcelona and the Hotel Único in Madrid and is overseen by the same management.

Special Promotions


From €795.76/2 nights and includes:

2 nights accommodation

Tasting menu for two people (drinks not included)

Daily breakfast

Bottle of wine

Welcome drink (glass of cava)

Upgrade at check-in (subject to availability)

The 2018 promotion requires a 2-night minimum stay, is based on two people sharing and includes the VAT.   There is a city tax of €2.48 per person per day. This promotion may not be combined with other promotions, is for new reservations only, is not available for groups and must be booked directly with the hotel.  Blackout dates and special terms and conditions apply. This promotion is subject to availability and change.

From €520/2 nights
Available 01 December 2017 – 28 February 2018
A 2-night minimum stay is required

When booking this package, receive
2 nights in a Premium Room
€40 restaurant credit (per room during the stay)
Bottle of wine
Free minibar
Early check-in, late checkout
Free pocket WiFi

This promotion is based on two people sharing, requires a 2-night minimum stay and includes the VAT.  Extra nights from €260/night. Additional room types may be available and please check with reservations.  This promotion may not be combined with other promotions, is for new reservations only and is not available for groups.  This promotion must be booked directly with the hotel.  Blackout dates and special terms and conditions apply. This promotion is subject to availability and change.


General Information & Rates

2017 RATES
Executive King/Twin €271 to €782.50
Premium King/Twin €298.50 to €810
Superior King/Twin €326 to €837.50
Deluxe King/Twin €381 to €892.50
Junior King/Twin Suite €491 to €1,002.50
Gran Via King/Twin Suite €711 to €1,222.50

The above 2017 rates are based on double occupancy and are inclusive of breakfast and the VAT @ 10%. Rates may be higher during Fair periods, holidays and congresses.  Buffet Breakfast: €26 + VAT.  Extra Bed: €100 + VAT.  Parking (on request): €23 + 21% VAT.  Cancellation Policy: 48 hours prior to check-in.  JH Hotels bookings include upgrade at check-in (subject to availability),  complimentary WiFi, gym, daily bottle of mineral water, kettle with teas, Nespresso (from Premium room category) and a digital international newspaper by PressReader. The Principal is giving a complimentary City WiFi card (1 per room), for the duration of the stay when booking through JH Hotels. This router allows you to use your hand-held device while visiting the city without roaming charges. The above rates and amenities are subject to availability and change without notice.

76 Rooms
Connecting Rooms – Yes
  3 People Sharing – Yes
  4 People Sharing – No
Restaurant by Ramón Freixa
Fully Air-Conditioned
24 Hour Room Service
24-Hour Concierge
40″ TV with 100 International Channels
Bluetooth Sound System
International Multi-Plug System
Adjustable In-Room Temperature Control & Lighting
Free Shoe Shining Service
Complimentary High-Speed WiFi
Sound and Heat Insulated Windows
Butler Service
Baby-Sitting Service
24-Hour Laundry & Ironing Service
Gym & Wellness Suite
Amenities by Gilchrist & Soames

Jaime Quiroga

Martin García

Isabel Onandia

Jacobo Recarte Rezola

Atocha Train Station — High-Speed Train, 1.5 mi, 8 min
(Taxi approx €15, private transfer approx €35 for 2 people)

Gran Via

Madrid Barajas – 9 mi, 19 min
(Taxi approx €35, private transfer approx €80 for 2 people)

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Prado Museum – Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum – Reina-Sofía Museum – Retiro Park – Plaza Mayor – Royal Palace
Plaza del Callao – Puerta del Sol – Puerta de Alacalá – Royal Botanical Garden – Madrid Rio Park – Cibeles Fountain – Alcalá Gate

Commuting Distances

Barcelona — 2 hrs 40 min (AVE high-speed train)
Granada — 1 hr (plane)
Toledo — 47 mi, 30 min (train)
Avila — 95 mi, 1 hr 34 min (train)
Segovia & El Escorial — 1 hr 7 min (train)