Entry into the hotel is through two enormous wooden doors, and the reception is open and airy. In-keeping with the hotels stately feel, there's even a suit of armour guarding the stairs.
There's a restaurant 'Invernado' and the 'Entrepatios' bar. The bar is like an oasis of green, and has the feel of a lush garden. I could have stayed in there for hours, because it was so cool and peaceful. The restaurant serves typical Spanish cuisine, and a buffet breakfast, and the bar has sandwiches, tapas and cakes.
The Hotel Gran Meliá Palacio de los Duques also has the following facilities: airport shuttle, internet in reception, laundry and room service.
The Hotel Gran Meliá Palacio de los Duques caters well for business meetings. 5 meeting and banqueting rooms for 10 up to 300 people are available. Some of the rooms can be combined to accommodate larger parties. The hotel also has PA systems, telephone and internet access in the meeting rooms and TV.
The Hotel Gran Meliá Palacio de los Duques Madrid has182 rooms, including 23 junior suites and 3 senior suites. The suites are spacious and well lit with an open-plan lounge area and writing desk. Some of the rooms have balconies with space to sit out and take in the pleasant atmosphere of this district. The rooms are well laid out.
All rooms come with: En-suite bathroom with hair-dryer, AC, interactive satellite colour TV, direct dial telephone, piped music, safe, soundproofed windows and room service if you feel like spoiling yourself.
This district is one of the most pleasant with a relaxed atmosphere, beautiful buildings and an abundance of trees and flowers. Although you're also only 2 minutes from Gran Via, which is bursting with shops, banks, bars and restaurants.
On the same street as the hotel you'll see public parking, a few bars, a hairdressers, a bread shop, and in the Plaza Santo Domingo there's a speciality beer house (Cervecería), Japanese restaurant, Greek restaurant, Catalan restaurant, cash point and newsstand.
Booking your airport transport online in advance of your trip enables you to travel from Madrid-Barajas airport directly to the door of your hotel.
The online booked transfers listed below are not public transport operated services - which means they continue to run even if there is a public transport strike.
If you don't speak Spanish, and you are unfamiliar with Madrid, arranging your transport in advance will give you peace of mind and save you the trouble of working out the route yourself. You can either book a private transfer or a shared transfer.
Private transfer (online booking only)
A private transfer means that the vehicle that you have will be dedicated for you and your party only. The driver will be waiting for you at your arrivals gate with a sign with your name on it. Your driver will assist you with your luggage and take you to a private air conditioned vehicle to take you directly to your hotel. We have provided a booking link below.
Minibus transfer (online booking only)
A minibus option is cheaper than the private transfer and the vehicle is shared amongst other travellers. Unlike a private transfer the driver will not be waiting for you at the arrivals gate you would need to make your way to a meeting point.
Follow the link below to book either your private transfer or minibus transfer online.
Public transport options
Via Taxi: A taxi from the airport will be about 30 minutes depending on traffic volume. The following price includes airport supplement and is valid assuming there is no excess baggage (that all baggage fits inside the boot and interior of the taxi).
Taxi Fare: €22.00 - €30.00
Via Metro: You can take various metro routes directly from the airport to arrive at Santo Domingo metro near the Hotel Gran Meliá Palacio de los Duques Madrid. Line number 8 leaves from inside the airport between terminals 1 and 2. I've given the quickest route below with the stations where you need to change listed:
Metro: Nuevos Ministerios (Pink Line, L8) Then change and head for Cuatro Caminos (Grey Line, L6, Circular) Then change and head for Santo Domingo (Red Line, L2).
Via Bus: The red EMT public bus from the airport goes to Avenida America. The number bus that takes this route is the 115. From there it's quicker to change to the metro.
Car Parking Near To Gran Meliá Palacio de los Duques in Madrid
|Car Park Name||Address||Approximate Walking Distance to Car Park in Meters|
|Opera||Cuesta Santo Domingo, 5||10 m|
|Garaje Fermar||Calle del Meson de Paños, 11||400 m|
|SABA Plaza de los Mostenses||Plaza Mostenses||500 m|
|EMT Plaza España||Plaza de España, 8||600 m|
|Garaje Pizarro||Calle de Pizarro, 16||700 m|
|Garaje Reim - Plaza de España||Calle de San Bernardino, 4||750 m|
This is a beautiful hotel both inside and out. You'll enjoy a relaxing stay in its cool and well designed rooms, whether you are on business or pleasure. It has fantastic access to central shops, bars, restaurants and theatres.
Gran Meliá Palacio de los Duques
Cuesta de Santo Domingo, 5
28013 Madrid, España.
Metro: Santo Domingo (Red Line, L2) Plus 2 minutes walk.