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Hotel Principe Pio

Madrid, Spain (MAD)

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Hotel Principe Pio
Cuesta San Vicente 14, Madrid, Spain 28008

Make yourself at home in one of the 155 air-conditioned guestrooms. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and satellite programming is available for your entertainment. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature handheld showerheads and bidets. Conveniences include direct-dial phones, as well as safes and desks.

Enjoy a meal at a restaurant, or stay in and take advantage of the hotel's room service (during limited hours). Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.

Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include a business center, audiovisual equipment, and currency exchange. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference/meeting rooms, small meeting rooms, and banquet facilities. Parking (subject to charges) is available onsite, and additional parking (subject to charges) can be found nearby.

Enjoy a meal at a restaurant, or stay in and take advantage of the hotel's room service (during limited hours). Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

The preferred airport for Hotel Principe Pio is Madrid (MAD-Barajas) - 13.4 km / 8.3 mi.

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometre.


The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: EUR 10 per person (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: EUR 19.5 per day
  • Pet fee: EUR 20 per pet, per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Based on 994 reviews
from Brighton UK
Submitted on 18-05-2016
Lovely old hotel in excellent location opposite the Sabatier Gardens and 10 minute walk to two Metro stations. Free coffee machine and fruit in the lobby and helpful staff. The rooms are average size with huge comfortable beds and high quality linen. There is a nice lounge and another sitting area where there was a bar but this was not open during our stay. Buffet breakfast was nice and cost â?¬12. Would recommend and would stay again.
from New York City, New York
Submitted on 22-05-2016
The location is very central and there is a subway stop near the hotel that will take you directly to the airport in 45 mins. The facilities are OK with free coffee and apples in the lobby. The rooms are well appointed with very good quality sheets and pillows that I was surprised to find in a hotel in this price range. The bathroom was also very good with two sinks, marble floors and countertops, and plush towels. However, the TV was small and could use an upgrade. Our room faced an inner court... Read more
Submitted on 22-05-2016
On arrival to this hotel you could see it was a well run exceptional hotel , all stall were well dressed and knew what their job was . The room was exactly what it said although you couldn't see the palace due to the trees but that didn't bother us at all . The rooms were cleaned daily and had great little touches like free coffee ( machine ) , pastries and lovely green apples in the foyer downstairs . The hotel was ideal situated when was only a short walk from the metro, train station an... Read more
from wincanton
Submitted on 23-05-2016
We had a very pleasant room (4th floor),which was large very comfortable.The staff on the main desk very helpful,the breakfast more than adequate and plentiful.Whilst the decor and furniture,was a little tired,the overall experience,for the price was paid was extremely good
Submitted on 01-06-2016
A nice (average) hotel with the best location! 5 minutes walking to Royal Palace, Plaza de España, Gran Vía... Awesome! There is also subway nearby. The elevators were a bit old and small, but that was not a big problem for us.
from Cleveland
Submitted on 08-06-2016
Excellent!!!!!!!large rooms and baths. Excellent staff at every location! Wonderful hotel. Great location. Can walk to all attractions. Many restaurants in area. Food at hotel was excellent as well. Great place.
from Wrexham, United Kingdom
Submitted on 08-06-2016
Stayed here for 4 nights I really cannot fault this hotel. Situation is excellent-10 min walk to 2 metro stations, and opposite the Royal Palace. On a main road but even in a road facing room at the 3rd floor the soundproofing was fine. Room was compact but well furnished, including a fridge. Hotel air conditioning was excellent Everywhere was very clean and the room was thoroughly cleaned each day The hotel furnishings were good-including a nice lounge off the lobby-with free coffee and apple... Read more
Submitted on 16-06-2016
Joan, was very helpful and nice. He had a lot of patience to accommodate us. We were group of 4 people. The rooms are comfortable. And the staff clean them each day. Location is great. Behind the royal palace.
from Levin, New Zealand
Submitted on 16-06-2016
We stayed here for two nights. Very comfortable though it needs a little upgrade in places. Staff are friendly and helpful. Though there is no tea/coffee in rooms, which is normal in most European hotels, it is self service in the lounge off the lobby.
Submitted on 20-06-2016
The staff is very friendly and helpful and the breakfast that is offered is nice with traditional Spanish breakfast items offered especially Spanish Tortilla. Be advised the elevators are very small and when we say small we mean the size of an adult and a large piece of luggage size small. The rooms are an average size and we had double windows in our room. There was a small fridge available in the room. To our surprise the bathroom had double sinks. The odd thing was that our family of three ha... Read more
Submitted on 24-06-2016
If you are looking to stay in the centre of Madrid, don't look further, this is the place to stay.. Convenient, close to principe Pio station, opera, and plaza de Europa. 10mins walking distance from royal palace and 15mins from plaza mayor. I stayed here 3nights and it was a good experience, the stuff was friendly and helpful, the only bad thing was that the Internet was slow but apart from that I don't have any complaints.
from The Woodlands, Texas
Submitted on 26-06-2016
I really enjoyed my stay at Principe Pio. I stayed 7 nights from June 19-26, 2016. Since we were staying for 7 nights, during check-in, I requested a quiet room in upper floors and my request was immediately granted. The bed was extremely comfortable, the pillows were down feather and cosy comforter :) It is the best 3 star hotel I have stayed at. There was a coffee machine available for 24 hours (with many options, espresso, cappuccino, and coffee with milk) as well as good tasting water. Havin... Read more
from Mexico City, Mexico
Submitted on 05-07-2016
The value for money is fantastic. Clean, big room. The bed pillows and sheets are fantastic. The room and bathroom is spacious. The hotel is decorated old style and nice. And the view to the royal palace is great. Location is good walking distance from train station and other touristic attractions
from Forfar, United Kingdom
Submitted on 07-07-2016
Booked this hotel through a last Top Secret Hotel so got a good deal. No sure why breakfast is like as it was not included in my stay but the hotel does offer it. Location : Perfect - located 10 minutes walk from the Palacio Real. Easily accessible if you get the metro or RENFE from the airport. You are literally 5 minutes walk from Plaza de Espana and Gran Via. Parque del Oeste is again VERY close by. Room.: I got a double room which was very clean. The room wasn't the most modern ... Read more
from Alberta
Submitted on 18-07-2016
We really liked the hotel. We arrived very early in the morning so our room wasn't ready which we were prepared for anyway. My only complaint is that we faced the courtyard which was just plain ugly LOL. The walls are very thin so you will hear the neighbors. Wifi was a little spotty. Sometimes worked great, other times we kept getting bumped off. Beds were comfortable and everything was nice and clean. I have honestly never had better customer service than I had at this hotel! There are s... Read more
from Luxembourg City, Luxembourg
Submitted on 21-07-2016
The hotel is in a brilliant location close to all the sights. Easy to reach from metro stations. The hotel had all facilities needed, however I would say that it is dated and could do with some updating. Quite noisy on first floor room. We did not have breakfast so cannot comment on this.
Submitted on 21-07-2016
Loved the hotel... Location is ideal for all the local amenities. Rooms were nice, metros were close by. The only issue with my stay was my room was facing the back of the hotel so I didn't get the beautiful views of the royal palace! All I got was the fire escape and roof!
from Miami, United States
Submitted on 28-07-2016
This hotel was clean, the front desk staff was always helpful and attentive, The breakfast was above and beyond, with fresh fruit and assortment of pastries, fresh juices and even a pancake machine. The parking , although public was directly adjacent to hotel and offered 24 hour service. We will definitely be back.
from sydney
Submitted on 28-07-2016
For what you pay, its good. Staff are very helpful and nice. Breakfast was good. Room was clean and tidy. Location wasnt ideal. Its a 10-15 minute walk from where everythinf is. Its only close to the palace and garden.
Submitted on 30-07-2016
Mom and I felt so good there and we definitely are honored to recomend this wonderful place to other travelers around the world! What we loved the most was the welcome and kindness Beltrán and Antonio gave us! They made a huge difference compared to the attention given in many other places! Besides of this factor, the hotel is beautiful, extremely comfortable and it has an extraordinary and strategic location in the heart of Madrid! Luis Manuel
Submitted on 11-08-2016
The hotel is in a convenient area to sites but needs some maintenance and amenities for what they are charging. Staff was not always very helpful. Hallway carpets stained, needs paint in room as well as simple thing like blankets and a do not disturb sign so one day I got woken up early. They did not even come to clean the room for one of the days as well. Room was clean and did not have carpeting which is much easier to see a clean room. Wifi was spotty and would go out without warning so I got... Read more
from Landskrona, Sweden
Submitted on 25-08-2016
The hotel is nice and the location is great. Rooms are comfortable and clean. We liked the bed linen with embroidery. The best thing about the hotel was really friendly and professional service. The reception staff were very nice and helpful. Breakfast was also good and the choice was sufficient. Good coffee and nice atmosphere. We were were satisfied with our choice. Recommended!
from Athens, Greece
Submitted on 31-08-2016
Exactly that. As described above. We were struggling with the luggage but received no help whatsoever. Provided no help to identify a restaurant for dinner with their suggestion being at a shopping mall.... is this why we travelled all the way to Madrid?!?!! I wonder if they train their staff. Breakfast was served in the basement on a suffocating atmosphere and heavy ambiance. Would not go again. Not recommended.
from Albuquerque
Submitted on 07-09-2016
Great hotel to stay while in Madrid. Nice clean rooms a somewhat small but the norm in Europe. Staff very helpful and the beds were super comfortable. We used the hop on hop off bus to get around and had a great time
from Birkenhead, United Kingdom
Submitted on 10-09-2016
We really enjoyed staying at this hotel. Room was very comfortable with plenty of space and very comfortable bed. We were on 7th floor which was pretty quiet. Lifts are small but typical in our experience - this isn't a large corporate hotel more classic family run. Breakfast was good value with plenty of choice including pancake machine. You weren't rushed at all and staff were quietly efficient although we did have to save our drinks when they tried to clear up while we were at the buffet t... Read more
from Phoenix, Arizona
Submitted on 10-09-2016
Spent many years in hotel management and can't imagine an inspector finding much fault. The room, housekeeping, the fixtures, linens, lobby, reception staff, all first rate. Add location adjacent to real, cathedra, plaza espana, and the gran via, and the value room rates and they get top rate from us. Quibbles: slow elevators (common in Madrid), and a little high price on the breakfast package
from Cheltenham, United Kingdom
Submitted on 15-09-2016
a really smart, clean hotel. we had a comfortable well furnished, nicely decorated room. the communal areas are stylish and roomy and the hotel is tastefully decorated throughout. the staff were polite and helpful. the hotel is across the road from the palace gardens and very convenient for the old city of madrid. there is no restaurant but plenty of places within walking distance. i would have no hesitation in booking this hotel again.
from Princeton, New Jersey
Submitted on 18-09-2016
Good location, 5 minutesâ?? walk to the Royal Palace and Plaza España. The Temple of Debod and Principe Pio mall are also within walking distance. The room was clean. The bed was also comfortable the scent in the hall was very agreeable. The AC worked well. Wi-Fi was strong in the room. They had in the lobby free coffee, tea, bread and apple all day long. The staff was very friendly and helpful.
from Swindon, United Kingdom
Submitted on 26-09-2016
Stayed in this hotel for the last leg of our mini Spanish summer adventure simply based on the cheap price along with its compatibility to walk to city attractions. We arrived late at night (approx. 11pm) but this did not hinder the quick and easy check in procedure. The hotel is fortunate to offer views of the Royal Palace literally across the road, however having a room on the third floor our view was obscured by the trees surrounding the Palace gardens. I imagine on a higher floor the view wo... Read more
Submitted on 01-10-2016
I recently stayed here for my first few nights in Madrid and I really enjoyed my experience! The rooms are clean and spacious, the beds are comfortable and the staff are so lovely and helpful. The wifi connection is great too! Alongside this, the location is next to none! Directly next to the Royal Palace gardens, a short walk to get anywhere - the palace is around 5 minutes away, whilst the main food and shopping district is approximately 15 minutes walk away. There is also a metro station,... Read more
from Perth, Australia
Submitted on 02-10-2016
No complaints at all. Not expensive, friendly staff, large modern rooms, great location and good breakfasts. The downstairs lobby offers comfortable chairs, free tea and coffee and cakes too - great idea. Restaurants within a few minutes walk are pretty basic but could probably find better ones if you looked round.
from Auckland Region, New Zealand
Submitted on 07-10-2016
We are on the last leg of Europe trip, very nice bed and room, bathroom was big and clean , modern lobby. Receptionist was perceived to be nice and helpful. Sound proof is not that great , could hear your Neighbour next door.
Submitted on 12-10-2016
We enjoyed our stay at this hotel. There was no view from your window, but we mainly there to see sites anyhow. Also doesn't have any pool, but again nothing we needed anyhow. We did hear our neighbor come in late one night, so not sure the room is all that sound proofed, but they quieted down by 11 so no big deal. We enjoyed a drink from our own stock since the bar was never staffed. This was a plus for us since we could inexpensively imbibe without it costing much. Room isn't large, but not t... Read more
from Northern Ireland, United Kingdom
Submitted on 12-10-2016
This hotel does look in the loosest sense onto the palace however there is a busy road outside which needs to be crossed to head across to the palace and this takes away any feelings of calm and relaxation. Checkin was smooth. I had booked a room for 3 people and did not receive one of the highly photographed rooms but merely got a room with 3 single beds in a row, the last one crammed in, to the extent it was very difficult to access the outside space. The hairdryer didn't work and the shower... Read more
Submitted on 12-10-2016
We visited Madrid for long weekend break and having booked last minute were delighted with our choice of hotel. Hotel is in excellent position for sight seeing being opposite the Royal palace (this is definitely worth a visit, either buy tickets on line to avoid the queue which can be long or arrive as it opens at 10am). Lots of the must see sights of Madrid are within walking distance of the hotel. It's central location on a busy road wasn't a problem for us, our room was of a good size, clean... Read more
from Gloucester, United Kingdom
Submitted on 15-10-2016
I meant to write this earlier as we were here at the beginning of September. Lovely hotel just a short walk to the Palace and pretty central for everything. The rooms were lovely... crisp clean sheets, lovely toiletries and a nice size room with a fridge and a safe deposit box. Only other thing that would have made it would have been tea and coffee facilities in the room. There is a machine in the lobby but not what you want when you wake up. Cafes nearby though so we did venture along to get ... Read more
from Northumberland, United Kingdom
Submitted on 16-10-2016
Stayed 4 nights....hotel in good location close to 2 Metro stations and walking distance from most of city centre. Comfortable,smart,clean,good breakfast. Downside is noise from very busy road but good double glazing helps. Would stay again, good value for money.
Submitted on 16-10-2016
Have spent 2 nights, very good location. Plaza España, Sabatini Garden and Almudena Cathedral are 5 minutes walking from the hotel, further to that the Gran Via is near by as well. Clean and comfortable to rest after a long day in Madrid. Good breakfast and nice staff. Ask for taxi service to the airport they offer a convenient rate to hotel guest.
Submitted on 17-10-2016
We had a corner room on an upper floor and the view was great from the room. Room was large and spacious and quiet. Staff was always very helpful. We took the offer for free wireless outside the hotel and that was a huge plus.
from London, United Kingdom
Submitted on 20-10-2016
4 nights last week on city break with my wife. This is really a 4 star hotel without a bar. Everything else about the hotel compares favourably with the many 4 star hotels I have been to throughout Europe. We did not have breakfast so can't comment. (cafes in same block) The free 24 hour coffee/tea in the lobby we found a really nice feature with fruit and occasionally cakes. Location was perfect too, opposite the palace 10 minutes stroll to main tourist sites I would look no further for shor... Read more
from R
Submitted on 23-10-2016
The hotel was easy to reach with a car from the airport, and the parking next door was very convenient (extra charge, but special price for hotel guests). A bit tricky to stop by the entrance - there is a bus lane. We were lucky to arrive late at night, otherwise I would suggest to enter the parking lot directly. The location is great - 10 min from the Royal Palace, 5 min from Plaza Espania (metro) and a couple of bus stops from Gran Via (bus stop right by the entrance)! We've got 2 connecting ... Read more
from Bristol, United Kingdom
Submitted on 29-10-2016
We were really impressed. The room was great and the service was excellent. This hotel is very reasonably priced and in a superb location. The shower was pleasingly powerful. There was no kettle, but tea and coffee are available in the lobby.
Submitted on 31-10-2016
If you want an agreable place to stay in the centre of Madrid, go here. Price quality is good. Friendly and adequate service. Do not take a room on the street side if you want to sleep with open window. Quit noisy !
Submitted on 31-10-2016
All staff are very nice and helpful. (Special thanks to Alvaro and Arturo) Hotel location are very convenience its near the main Metro Station. Room are clean and tidy! will book this hotel if been to Madrid next time!
from Kilkenny, Ireland
Submitted on 03-11-2016
Beautiful Hotel in /central Madrid. Wonderful staff, convenient to City centre. Reasonable rates. Back of Hotel quietest. Convenient to all sites, trains, Metro etc. Really enjoyed break. Old world charm. Beautiful decor with free refreshments ie Teas/Coffee, all day.
from Sjömarken, Västra Götaland, Sweden
Submitted on 09-11-2016
Nice hotel with a perfect location. Close to the Palace and to the small lovley streets and restaurants near Plaza Mayor, Plaza San Miguel and Calle Mayor. The roms are okey, nothing special - so the good review is based on location.
from Miami, Florida
Submitted on 12-11-2016
I'm glad I chose this hotel for my first time in Madrid. It's adjacent to the JardĂ­n de Sabatini, which is a beautiful park that you can walk through to get to the Royal Palace of Madrid. The staff was excellent and professional and offered assistance at every opportunity. They are multilingual, so regardless if you remember your high school Spanish, you'll do just fine conversing with them. The room was clean and spacious--and they offered two complimentary bottles of water in the in-room mini... Read more
Submitted on 13-11-2016
It´s unbeliveble that a hotel like this would have such a horrible service.. We arrived at the end of an afternoon, with two children (1 year old baby and a 3 year old child) , two big luggage, a baby car and two small bags. We get just no help from the two employees that were in the front desk. After we open those glass door, and get everything inside i check in at hotel and got my second bad experience in there. I was informed about the breakfast and when I asked if the childrens would pay, t... Read more
from Atlanta, Georgia
Submitted on 16-11-2016
Location location location.... Here we were steps away from the metro with 3 stations to choose from; all major hotels were in the area, great eateries; steps away from touristic areas. The hotel is comfortable and upon your arrival, staff members greet you with champagne, wine or flavored water (either a slice of cucumber, orange or lime). Breakfast is good too
Submitted on 17-11-2016
Beautiful hotel in an excellent city centre location. The staff were very polite and extremely helpful. the room was clean and there was plenty of pillows on the bed, but unfortunately our room was at the rear of the building so had no view, in fact when opening the curtains we were faced with a brick wall but that didn't detract from the comfort of the room.
from Cardiff, United Kingdom
Submitted on 22-11-2016
Lovely hotel in a great location, just 10 minutes walk to Gran Via for the many shops and Tapas bars. Hotel was comfortable, clean and we found all staff very friendly and helpful when needed. Bedroom was a decent size with comfortable large double bed, with a really good shower. We were on the 7th floor and the view outside the window of the Palace was beautiful. Good continental buffet breakfast to start each day!
Submitted on 23-11-2016
Pros: - Less than a 5 minute walk from Plaza de Espana Metro Station, which will take you anywhere in Madrid. - Nice, clean room with safe to store valuables and fridge. - Comfortable, large bed to crash in at the end of a long day of sightseeing - Nice, large, modern bathroom. Great shower pressure, plenty of hot water.(Beware of half shower door, which is common in European hotels.) - Free coffee, tea, water in lobby - 24 hrs - Walking distance to some major attractions (see their website and... Read more
from Brighton, United Kingdom
Submitted on 23-11-2016
Great location where everything is at just your doorstep. Our room was spacious which is just above the reception. Most staff were very polite and the hotel is clean. Added bonus was the free coffee and cakes at the lobby which we find very useful after a long day being out and about. Breakfast was good too !!!
from London, United Kingdom
Submitted on 25-11-2016
I've been to Madrid for 4 days with a friend, last week. I had a very good experience in this hotel. The receptionists were helpful and friendly (Borja and his partner have tried to help me to resolve an inconvenient happened in the metro)..thanks guys!! The room was very comfortable and really clean. Located at 10 minutes walk from the metro station, from there is easy to get every zone in Madrid. Marcella
from Tampa, Florida
Submitted on 30-11-2016
very spacious rooms, comfortable and clean with mini bar and refined decoration, good customer service except a guy at the front desk that wont make eye contact with any body but everything else was great, very close to royal palace and other attractions