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The Pavilions Madrid- a chic 4-star boutique hotel for art enthusiasts

The Pavilions Madrid is a luxurious 4-star boutique hotel located in one of Madrid’s most prestigious neighbourhoods. Guests can expect modern rooms, art exhibitions displayed throughout the hotel, a delicious à la carte breakfast, attentive and professional service, and convenient onsite parking.

The Terrace Suite featuring a private terrace overlooking the city

The Location

25 km from Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas Airport, located on a quiet residential street in the city’s prestigious Retiro neighbourhood, close to Plaza de Colón, The Pavilions Madrid is tucked away from the busy tourist area, however only just a few steps away from Spain’s most important museums and art galleries, electrifying nightlight, and vibrant shopping scene.

The premium and central location, 150 metres from Colon tube station, offers both tranquillity and walking distance to a plethora of local eateries, popular bars, trendy cafes, designer shops, and main city attractions.

Many hotel guests choose The Pavilions based on the location. Óscar Bellido Esteban, General Manager at The Pavilions Madrid explains “The fact that our hotel is located in a quiet and safe area away from the main tourist areas, is important to our guests”.

The style and character

The Hong Kong–based Pavilions group together with Studio Marincola Architects have done an excellent job transforming a historic building into a modern yet elegant boutique hotel. Mixing modern art, and chic interior design with traditional luxury Spanish elements, the result is a tasteful, grown-up yet playful hotel.

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The Terrace Suite

The Rooms

The 28 rooms and suites are spacious and individually designed full of local character with the fabric on the headboard showcasing famous Madrid landmarks and the city’s world-famous sweets from ‘La Pajarita’. Some rooms are bright and colourful and others are more sober with navy blue walls, dark grey velvet sofas and black wardrobes which blend perfectly in with the traditional Spanish luxury style.

The Terrace Suite is located on the top floor and as the name suggests it features an impressive private terrace. Furnished with sofas and chairs it’s the perfect spot to enjoy a morning coffee whilst watching the sunrise before exploring the city.

The spacious king-size bed is comfortable with premium bed linens and quality pillows. The two nightstands have USB plugs and easy access to the light switches for the room.

The bathroom is surprisingly spacious with a separate impressive hydromassage shower, heated towel rack and shower gel and lotion from Anne Semonin.

The espresso capsule machine is a nice touch and so is the selection of books available for a relaxing in-room afternoon read, and the blackout curtains.

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The daily a la carte breakfast is served in the hotel’s courtyard

The breakfast

The daily breakfast is served in the hotel’s restaurant Nuro, which is located in a lush courtyard decorated with flowers and plants creating a green ceiling and a relaxing space with an exotic feel.

There’s a set breakfast menu (17.50 euros) which includes unlimited tea and coffee, freshly squeezed orange juice or a detox juice, lemon and carrot cake, yoghurt with seasonal fruits served in Champagne coupes followed by a toast ready to order from a selection of bread, spreads, homemade butter, cheese, eggs and cold cuts. The tomato bread with avocado is delicious and the ‘Jamon Iberico’ and Tomate Rallado’  are great options for guests wanting to enjoy a classic Spanish breakfast.

The seating area is fitted with several soft and comfortable corner sofas and plush chairs and the tables are beautifully decorated with seasonal flowers.

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New Art Exhibition – El Taller del Prado

Renowned as a haven for art lovers, The Pavilions Madrid has previously collaborated on an in-hotel exhibition with the prestigious Galería Álvara Alcázar and is currently collaborating with the esteemed gallery and art academy, El Taller del Prado. The exhibition includes 64 pieces displayed throughout the hotel, including lithographs and engravings by some of Spain’s most renowned contemporary artists. Original posters designed by Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró and Antoni Tàpies are also featured.

For guests who’d like to enjoy a complete art experience, the hotel is offering a special art experience package which starts from €423 per person, including the private art tour and one-of-a-kind gift, and three nights’ B&B accommodation for two sharing a double room.

Who is The Pavilions Madrid for?

The quiet area and convenient and safe location attract both business and leisure travellers as well as art enthusiasts.  The hotel is also surprisingly family-friendly. Baby cots are available free of charge and a baby basin, kids towels and toys are provided which is an excellent touch for young families.

There’s a small but modern gym available as well as an outdoor swimming pool for the warmer months. For guests arriving by car, the hotel offers onsite parking for an additional charge. The parking area is accessed via a dedicated car lift which is a pretty amazing experience in itself.

Although being a 4-star property, there are several 5-star elements to the hotel which means the rates offer great value for money.

Rates start at 135 euros for a standard room. For more information and bookings visit



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