Inside the feel is stately and luxurious, with big chandeliers and rich red carpets. A particularly nice feature is a fresco painting on the wall of reception, to the left as you enter. There is also a selection of colourful jewellery for sale in the lobby.
The Hotel Wellington Madrid has a restaurant, café-bar, car rental, parking, a hairdressers, sauna and Jacuzzi, a lovely garden and terrace area, a limousine service, shops, swimming pool and a babysitting service.
You can order a wake-up call and there's also room service.
The Hotel Wellington Madrid has 10 meeting rooms, the largest of which is 280m2 and can hold up to 250 people. The rooms are classical and regal in style, with tapestries hanging from the walls and chandeliers overhead.
They offer hire of projectors, translation service, photocopying service, podiums, screens, hostesses, stenographer, sound system, notice boards, multi-lingual secretary and video conference equipment. They can also cater for working lunches, business meals, cocktail evening and coffee breaks.
There are 262 standard rooms, and each room has: en-suite bathroom, AC and CH, telephone, internet connection, voicemail, satellite TV, movies, radio and internal music channel, minibar, safe, and a hairdryer.
The rooms have plenty of space to move about in and are carpeted and decorated in warm colours. They have a homely touch along with curtains and cushions dotted about.
There are also 27 suites that are even more spacious and have added luxuries such as four-poster beds and a lounge area. Some have attractive fresco paintings directly on the walls of the room.
Rooms on the top floor have balconies and view to Retiro park.
The metro is 3 minutes walk away and from there you can get to the commercial centre of Madrid in about 10 minutes. Walking past the metro for another minute will take you to the main entrance of Retiro park.
Opposite the hotel there's a bank, a couple of pavement cafes and a jewellery shop. The street of Velazquez is stately and full of stunning architecture. You'll find some of Madrid's most exclusive shops here. The area is known as Barrio Salamanca, and it is renowned for its elite boutiques.
You can either take the metro 1 stop or walk for 20 minutes and you'll come to the Prado and Thyssen-Bornemisza museums.
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 20 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 Retiro metro, near the Hotel Wellington Madrid. Line number 8 leaves from inside the airport between terminals 1 and 2. The quickest route is given below with the stations where you need to change listed:
Metro: Mar de Cristal (Pink Line, L8) Then change and head for Goya (Brown Line, L4). Then change for Retiro (Red Line, L2).
Via Bus: You can take a red EMT public bus from the airport to Avenida America. The number bus that takes this route is the 115. From there it's faster to change to the metro.
The Hotel Wellington Madrid is a regal hotel with a wide variety of facilities to suit all types of travellers. It is in a convenient location for a visitor because it has the vast green park of Retiro close by and easy access to some of Madrid's most famous attractions.
Hotel Wellington Madrid
28001 Madrid, España.
Metro: Retiro (Red Line, L2) Plus 3 minutes walk.