Need to know
76, including four suites.
Noon. Earliest check-in, 3pm. Both are flexible, subject to availability.
Double rooms from $175.31 (€156), excluding tax at 10 per cent.
Rates exclude breakfast (€26 each for a buffet of home-baked breads and pastries, farmhouse yoghurt, fresh juices and hot dishes).
Located on the sixth floor, the conservatory makes a cool, leafy escape in the summer, should the sun on the rooftop terrace be a little too fierce.
The hotel will be closed 9-28 August 2016.
At the hotel
Gym, treatment room, rooftop terrace, Playstation to borrow, free WiFi throughout. In rooms: flatscreen TV, DVD player, iPod dock, minibar, kettle, Gilchrist & Soames toiletries.
Our favourite rooms
Decorated in a monochrome palette, rooms have a sophisticated, masculine edge, with glossy black-tiled bathrooms, brass accents and leather lounging chairs. Room 423 may be the smallest in the house, but it has a spacious bathroom. Deluxe Room 601 has sweeping city views. If you’re staying a while, book a suite on the fifth floor: they have inviting reading nooks and showers equipped with massage jets.
Book the hotel’s chocolate-hued treatment suite for total relaxation: there’s an indulgent menu of massages and facials to choose from, and the private wood-panelled sauna is big enough for two.
Slim, stackable luggage will be just the right fit for Principal Madrid’s tiny old-world lifts – but leave plenty of space for Gran Via purchases.
With outdoor showers and 20 scarlet sunloungers fanned out around a babbling fountain, the seventh-floor solarium is a view-blessed spot to soak up the rays.
Welcome. All rooms have space for a free cot. Extra beds can be added in Deluxe rooms and suites for €110 a night. The hotel can arrange babysitting (from €45 an hour).