Hotel The Principal Madrid – Review

The Principal hotel in Madrid features amazing views of Madrid’s Gran Via from its elegant rooftop terrace and its restaurant and cocktail bar.

The hotel sits at a fantastic building from 1917 with art-deco inspirations. 

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The Principal is a mid-sized hotel. Its 76 rooms ae distributed in six floors. All rooms and suites are spacious and are equipped with air conditioning, satellite TV, work desk, safe, minibar, and private bathroom.

All rooms share large windows and ceilings. Decoration in white and black colors contributes to a stylish atmosphere, in which splashes of color on some decoration items. 

Rooms range from 23 to 50 square meters (260-540 sq feet)

The bathrooms share color palette with the rooms. They all have rainfall showerheads with massage jets and some rooms include a bathtub.

Some upper category rooms also include butler service and a Nespresso coffee maker.


Due to the size of the hotel and its boutique nature, do not expect an enormous amount of services at the hotel. Everything available is however outstanding. 

A valet parking service is available on demand. 

The hotel Principal boasts a Wellness Suite that offers guests an exclusive array of treatments that can be enjoyed as a couple or on your own.

The hotel restaurant, Ático, maintains the original elegant architecture from 1917 and enjoys amazing views of the city. The restaurant offers a modern fine dining experience and a wide variety of classic cocktails in a laid-back environment.

The rooftop terrace offers fantastic views of Gran Via and this area of Madrid. This is the perfect spot to to relax with a drink.


The hotel is located in the heart of Madrid, surrounded by many interesting places to visit, shop, etc, etc. The Principal is located in front of the Bank of Spain (which boasts one of the most impressive buildings in the city). The City Hall is also located at less than 5 minutes walk. The Metro station Banco de España is very close to the hotel. 

The Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum, Retiro park, Prado museum or Puerta del Sol  are just 400 meters away!

Overall Review

The Principal hotel is with no doubt one of the most exclusive options to visit Madrid. The hotel is perfect for a romantic getaway in the city. You will love the Principal if you do not want to sacrifice on location during your trip to Madrid. If you are a foodie, the hotel has one of the best restaurants in the city and you will be able to enjoy amazing views from the roof-top terrace. 

One of the things you mayu miss at the Principal hotel is a pool. It is not easy to find hotels with this sort of location and a pool. If a pool is very important for you, you may want to consider the Urban hotel (in this case you will need to sacrifice the historic building and embark on minimalism) or the also perfectly located Hospes Puerta de Alcala which faces the Retiro park

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Q What to do in Madrid are near The Principal Madrid

Edificio Metrópolis
Círculo de Bellas Artes
Teatro Bellas Artes
Estación de metro Banco de España
Teatro de la Zarzuela
Mercado de San Anton

Q What is the check-in and check-out time at hotelThe Principal Madrid

Check-in After 15:00 and check-out After 15:00

Q Where to eat near The Principal Madrid

Davanti Food & Market
Izakaya Han
Kuoco 360 food
Ohana Poke House
BLoved Veggie Corner
Propaganda 12

Q Where to eat near The Principal Madrid

NH Collection Madrid Gran Vía
NH Collection Madrid Suecia
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