Gran Hotel Inglés – Review

The Gran hotel Ingles is one of the oldest luxury hotels in Madrid (it was opened in 1886 with 110 rooms). The hotel has today half those rooms and was renovated recently to provide a chic and luxury atmosphere at one of Madrid´s best locations. 

The Gran Hotel Inglés hotel offers 5-star lodgings in the heart of Madrid. The hotel is housed within a XIX century building in the Barrio de las Letras neighborhood of Madrid,


The building boasts Art Decó architecture and the rooms are elegantly decorated in the same fashion. Decoration includes leather panels on the walls, parquet wooden floors, white and soft color palette, and brass elements. The decoration contributes to an overall romantic atmosphere where chandeliers and modern furniture with a 1950s style provide an elegant style.

The rooms and bathrooms are spacious. The bathrooms are decorated in marble and include walk-in showers. Superior rooms have stand-alone bathtubs. 

Superior rooms have balconies to the street. Meller suites boast a fantastic terrace with jacuzzi tub

All rooms are equipped with a living area with a flat-screen TV.


The hotel serves a daily buffet-style breakfast. The El Lobo 8 restaurant, run by chef Willy Moya, offers a modern take on Mediterranean cuisine.

The hotel also features a top-notch cocktail bar in the hotel lobby, the LobByto The hotel additionally features meeting rooms and a business center, and the Eguïste wellness center, which follows the art-deco decoration style of the hotel. The spa area has a relaxation room and a jetted pool. 

The hotel´s gym provides on-request fitness classes and training. 


Gran Hotel Ingles is located 300 meters from La Puerta del Sol or Gran Via street and 600 meters from the main museums in the city.

The royal palace is 15 minutes on foot from the Hotel and the Retiro Park is just 1 km away. This is one of the best locations to stay in Madrid for those that want to be at the heart of the touristic district. Basically, all top attractions in the city can be found at walking distance. You can find more information to plan your stay in Madrid on our Madrid city guide.

The Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas airport is located at 13 kilometers from the hotel.

Overal review

The 5-star Gran hotel Ingles is one of the best options to enjoy the heart of Madrid in style. 

The hotel is perfect for those who want to enjoy a historical building (this one dates back to the XIXth century) and be able to get to most of the city´s attractions by walk. 

If you enjoy very modern hotels the Gran hotel Ingles may not be the best option for you. We recommend you to have a look at the Urban hotel which boasts a great location and a very modern design. 

Otherwise, the Gran Hotel Inglés offers most things you could expect from a luxury hotel. We believe it provides reasonable value for money for a hotel of this standard. 

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Q What to do in Madrid are near Gran Hotel Inglés

Teatro Reina Victoria
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Q What is the check-in and check-out time at Gran Hotel Inglés

Check-in 14:00 - 19:00 and check-out 14:00 - 19:00

Q Where to eat near Gran Hotel Inglés

Rosi La Loca Taberna

Q Where to stay near Gran Hotel Inglés

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B&B Hotel Madrid centro puerta del sol
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