Its décor is rather brown and made me feel as if I was in a 70s time warp, but the receptionist was friendly and helpful. The biggest bonus of this hotel is the views across to the gardens and the fact that if you walk through the gardens you have access to what I think is the most picturesque and ambient part of Madrid - Madrid of the 'Austrias'.
The Principe Pio Hotel Madrid has its own restaurant called 'La Pradera de san Isidro'. It's decorated in creams and has a stately feel about it. There's also a smaller café-bar, that is basically furnished.
In addition you can rent a car through reception, you'll find wi-fi internet in communal areas, parking at discounted prices in a nearby public car park, laundry service and pets are welcome.
There are 3 meeting rooms ranging from 40m2 to 350m2. The hotel offers coffee breaks, business meals, working lunches and cocktails for attendees of business conventions. They will also cater to weddings and communions.
There are 155 rooms in the Principe Pio Hotel Madrid, and the exterior rooms have superb views across to the Sabatini Gardens opposite. The higher up the room, the better the view as from the top you can see over the tree tops all the way to the Royal Palace and some of Madrid's most beautiful buildings around the Plaza Oriente.
Each rooms comes with: bath, corner bath or shower, satellite TV, internet connection AC, CH, telephone, safe and room service.
The road that the Principe Pio Hotel Madrid is on doesn't have much of interest. However, you only have to cross over and enter the Sabatini Gardens and you're in another world of peace, tranquillity and greenery. You can cut through the gardens and be in the Plaza Oriente in 10 minutes. This plaza is beautiful and has plenty of areas to sit and enjoy the sun while taking in the view of the magnificent Royal Palace.
There is a small grocery shop on the same street as the hotel, and if you continue downhill, at the first corner you'll find a post box and a traditional ice-cream parlour. If you walk a total of 8 minutes downhill you'll find a place that does take-away spit-roast chickens. In this area there's also a cash point.
15 minutes walk uphill (it's a gentle hill) from the hotel is the Plaza de España and the metro. This plaza has some of the most emblematic buildings of modern Madrid. One of them is nicknamed 'the giraffe' because it is so tall. The Plaza de España has banks, cinemas (with English movies), bars and restaurants.
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 Plaza España metro near the Principe Pio Hotel 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 Plaza de España (Dark Blue Line, L10).
Via Bus: The red EMT public bus from the airport travels as far as Avenida America. The number bus you need to get to Avenida America is the 115. From there it's quicker to change to the metro.
Car Parking Near To Hotel Principe Pio in Madrid
|Car Park Name||Address||Approximate Walking Distance to Car Park in Meters|
|EMT Plaza España||Plaza de España, 8||250 m|
|Opera||Cuesta Santo Domingo, 5||600 m|
|SABA Plaza de los Mostenses||Plaza Mostenses||650 m|
|Garaje Reim - Plaza de España||Calle de San Bernardino, 4||700 m|
|AR Princesa||Calle Princesa, 25||900 m|
|Garaje Fermar||Calle del Meson de Paños, 11||900 m|
The Principe Pio Hotel Madrid is in a good location for access to the centre of Madrid and some of the more majestic architecture of both modern and old-fashioned styles. It has good facilities for business people. One bonus is that discounted car-parking is available.
Hotel Príncipe Pío
Cuesta de San Vicente, 14
28008 Madrid, España.
Metro: Plaza de España (Dark Blue Line, L10) or (Yellow Line,L3) Plus 15 minutes walk.