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Wellington Hotel

Madrid, Spain
  • Majestic hotel in upmarket Salamanca
  • Opposite Retiro Park & 20 minutes from the Prado
  • Michelin-starred dining at the Japanese Kabuki
  • Brand-new outdoor pool, sun deck & bar
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Velazquez 8
Madrid, 28001
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Situated in stately Salamanca, the Hotel Wellington dates back to 1952 and is a majestic property with stained glass windows and a distinguished reputation.

Trading on its 5-star credentials and top-notch dining, it's the go-to hotel for the Spanish monarchy -- past guests also include the likes of Gene Kelly and Matt Damon. The hotel sits opposite Retiro Park and is a 20-minute walk from the Prado and the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum.

In-house restaurant Kabuki holds a Michelin star for its carefully prepared Japanese cuisine, which the Michelin Guide says is "always superbly presented". Try the maki rolls and nigiri made from corn fungus and Galacian cheese. For typical Basque cuisine, there's the fine-dining Goizeko restaurant, where the specialties include calamari cooked in squid ink and seafood risotto.

Breakfast is bountiful, taken in the genteel dining room, it offers and impressive range of hot and cold dishes, regional specialties, international favourites and even sparkling wine.

A new outdoor pool and Jacuzzi -- complete with sun deck and bar -- provide welcome respite from the heat in summer months. There is also a small wellness centre with a gym and spa treatments available.

The spacious standard rooms have been classically finished, with marble bathrooms, and pricier rooms have been recently refurbished. Suites come with private balconies and the huge 2-bedroom Presidential Suite has its own private Techno gym.

From the press:
  • "Don't miss the reinvented hot chocolate with crispy churros [at Kabuki]" -- Fodor's

  • "A perfect experience were it not for the sticker shock: one raw cigala (a small spiny lobster) may set you back $130. Order carefully" – Food and Wine Magazine

  • "Opened in 1952 by a famous bull breeder, the Hotel Wellington has long been a favorite of matadors, to say nothing of Hemingway and Graham Greene" -- Condé Nast Traveler


  • Infant cots / cribs
  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Fitness classes
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • No pets allowed


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • 24-hour security
  • Beauty treatments / massages (fees apply)
  • Bike rental
  • Chauffeur service (fees apply)
  • Concierge service
  • Currency exchange / ATM
  • Hair salon (fees apply)
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Pillow menu
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)
  • Shuttle service (fees apply)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Mini bar
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Safe
  • Sitting area
  • Flatscreen TV
  • iPad on request
  • iPod/iPhone docking station
  • Video games on request


  • Complimentary Internet access
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer
  • Separate shower
  • Luxury toiletries


  • Parking (fees apply)
  • Public car park (fees apply)


  • Accessible parking
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


  • Standard check-in time: 1pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.


  • Standard checkout time: 12pm.

Children and additional guests

  • Cot/crib available on request, free of charge for children under 2. Extra bed available on request and in the Standard Executive, Superior Executive, Wellington Club Junior & Senior Suites only: free of charge, for children aged 2 to 12, 75€ per night for older children and adults (subject to tax). Charges will be added to your bill on checkout.


  • No pets allowed.


  • Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details

  • Guests staying in a room named 'The Wellington Club' benefits from free access to the Wellington Club, a private lounge where guests can enjoy beautiful views of Madrid, national and international press, WiFi Premium, TV, breakfast, soft drinks, snacks and canapes, a cigar cellar, library and a la carte menu. It is open from 8am to 11pm.

Getting there

It's a 20-minute taxi ride from the airport to the hotel. The Line C1 train runs directly from the airport to Recoletos station, which is a 10-minute walk from the hotel. The train journey takes around 20 minutes.


  • Velazquez 8
  • Madrid, 28001
  • Spain

Customer Service

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Tel: 1-877-966-0000

Mon-Fri 9am-9pm ET, Sat-Sun 12pm-8pm ET

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Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

You will pay the hotel in the hotel's local currency. The rate displayed (in CAD) is an estimate based on today's currency exchange rate.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

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