Madrid, Spain

InterContinental Madrid

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Why We Love It

  • Just outside the centre of the city, with easy access to top attractions
  • Authentically Spanish bar with a traditional gin-and-tonic cart
  • Luxury credentials, from evening turn-down service to a pillow menu
  • Lovely walled garden terrace


Map & Directions

The hotel is easy to reach from Barajas Airport by public transport. The journey costs less than 10€ per person and is around 30 minutes. Alternatively, take a taxi for 35€, one way -- in good traffic it should take 15-20 minutes.

Rooms & Rates

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The InterContinental Madrid is housed in an 18th-century palace in the leafy Castellana district. When we visited, we were impressed by the grand lobby, with its marble floors and glass ceiling, and we loved the luxurious bar, which has an old-world Spanish feel to it, plus plush seating and an old-fashioned gin-and-tonic cart. Drinks are served with a generous portion of local tapas.

In Madrid, 5-star hotels tend to be on the outskirts of the city, but the InterContinental is just 12 minutes on the Metro from Plaza Mayor and San Miguel, where you'll find some of the best tapas bars in the area. The Spanish Bank and the world-famous Prado Museum are five minutes' further walk from there. Visit Retiro Park for a relaxed wander around the botanical gardens, or go boating on the serene lake. There is also a spa and fitness centre back at the hotel.

The Sunday brunch buffet is a popular choice for locals and visitors alike -- dishes include lobster, suckling pig, paella and manchego cheese, all served on a huge round table under the chandelier in the fine-dining El Jardin restaurant. Breakfast is served in the café or on the quiet garden terrace in the centre of the hotel.

Classic rooms are typically Spanish in style, with gilt-framed paintings, heavy curtains, marble bathrooms and Andalusian furniture. Upgrade to an Executive Room for free Wi-Fi and InterContinental Club Lounge perks, such as free snacks and drinks. The Suites are more luxurious and have a separate lounge area; most overlook the garden.



  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna / Steam Room


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Baby-sitting service on request
  • Concierge service
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Hair salon (fees apply)
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Pillow menu
  • Safe in reception (fees apply)
  • Business center

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Mini bar
  • Pay-per-view / movies on demand
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Wi-Fi in public areas (fees apply)


  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Slippers


  • Parking (fees apply)
  • Valet service (fees apply)

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.


Check-in: Standard check-in time: 3pm

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 12pm

Cancellation: 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: Pets not allowed Check-in time starts at 3pm Check-out time is 12pm

You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.

Know Before You Go

  • Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 2500, due to national regulations. For further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation.
  • This property offers transfers from the airport (surcharges may apply). Guests must contact the property with arrival details 24 hours prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Reservations are required for massage services. Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel prior to arrival, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
  • Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
  • The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.
  • Some facilities may have restricted access. Guests can contact the property for details using the contact information on the booking confirmation.


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

  • Fee for full breakfast: EUR 32.00 for adults and EUR 16 for children (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room high-speed Internet (wired): EUR 15.00 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: EUR 15 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Fee for high-speed Internet (wired) in public areas: EUR 15 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Self parking fee: EUR 30 per night
  • Valet parking fee: EUR 30 per night
  • An early check-in fee will be charged
  • A late check-out fee will be charged
  • Rollaway bed fee: EUR 60.5 per day

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

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

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

*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.

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