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The Hotel Gran Meliá Palacio de los Duques Madrid
The Hotel Gran Meliá Palacio de los Duques Madrid is a regal building in a quaint and historical district of Madrid, near to the Opera square and Royal Opera House. The building was originally a palace belonging to the Duchess of Granada de Ega, and it maintains many of the original features.

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.

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Hotel Facilities

The Grand Salon In The Hotel Gran Meliá Palacio de los Duques
The Grand Salon In The Hotel Gran Meliá Palacio de los Duques

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.

Business Facilities

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.

Hotel Location And Facilities

The Street Leading To The Opera House Next To The Hotel Gran Meliá Palacio de los Duques
The Street Leading To The Opera House Next To The Hotel Gran Meliá Palacio de los Duques
This is the place to be for all fans of opera and theatre because you are just a couple of minutes walk from the square in front of the Royal Opera house and the Royal Theatre. 5 minutes around the corner is also the Royal Palace and the pretty Plaza de Oriente, where people sit and take in the sun or stroll amongst the trees.

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.

The Square Outside The Royal Opera House Is Just A Few Minutes Stroll From The Hotel Gran Meliá Palacio de los Duques Madrid
The Square Outside The Royal Opera House Is Just A Few Minutes Stroll From The Hotel Gran Meliá Palacio de los Duques Madrid

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.

How to get to your hotel from Madrid-Barajas Airport

Booking your airport transport in advance online

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.

Book your airport to hotel transfer in advance 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 metroMetro: 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:

metroMetro: 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

In A Nutshell

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.

metroMetro: Santo Domingo (Red Line, L2) Plus 2 minutes walk.

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