NH Collection Madrid Palacio de Tepa
Housed in a 19th-century palace designed by the architect of the Prado Museum and Plaza Mayor, NH Collection Madrid Palacio de Tepa hotel combines a rich history with modern luxury. Its peaceful reading room — appropriate for a hotel in the literary quarter — showcases remains from a centuries-old canal system, and guestrooms feature exposed beams and vaulted ceilings. Elsewhere, design by award-winning Ramón Esteve brings a fresh modern touch with minimal décor, contemporary furnishings, and a serene wellness area. What is more, all of this is within five minutes' walk of Plaza Mayor, Madrid's attractive central square.
- The 83 guestrooms feature vaulted ceilings, skylights, and polished timber floors
- Explore Madrid's historic literary quarter, with narrow streets, bars, cafés, and boutiques, close to all the main landmarks and museums
- Discover Spanish literary greats in the reading room, incorporating 16th-century ruins
- The restoration of this historic palace won the European Hotel Design Award for Renovation & Restoration in 2012
- Work out in a 24-hour gym with access to a personal trainer
- Dine at the on-site restaurant, or sample the cooking of Ferrán Adriá-trained Paco Roncero at La Terraza del Casino a short walk away
- Treat yourself to a massage or beauty treatment in the 1st-floor wellness area
Built for the Earl of Tepa, the last viceroy of Spain in Mexico, the NH Collection Madrid Palacio de Tepa has a grand history that is evident from the moment you arrive. From the meticulously preserved brick façade and original cast iron columns to the 16th-century artifacts behind the reception desk, the hotel transports you back in time to Madrid’s literary golden age.
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The hotel’s 83 spacious guestrooms and suites are filled with natural light, and design accents include vaulted ceilings, skylights, polished wood floors, and soft grey leather headboards. Soak under the rainfall showerhead in your luxurious bathroom, and then slip into a soft robe and prepare a drink from the minibar or espresso machine. For extra luxury, upgrade to a Premium room or suite and indulge in the exclusive Pampering Menu with a selection of aromatic candles, bath salts, and beauty items. Mattresses designed exclusively for the NH Hotel Group will ensure you sleep soundly in all guestrooms.
The multilingual Guest Relations team caters to all of your needs, helping with restaurant reservations, personal shoppers, or insider tips on getting the best from Madrid. The compact 24-hour gym invites you to work out any time, and room service is available day and night.
Dine on-site at the hotel restaurant, where each morning you can start your day with a breakfast buffet of cheeses, fruit juices, pastries, and cold cuts, as well as hot dishes made to order. For healthier options, visit the Fresh Corner to design your own juice, smoothie, or milkshake. The hotel’s light-filled restaurant also offers lunch and dinner, using seasonal ingredients to create Mediterranean-inspired dishes with international touches.
You can also step outside to explore the local tapas bars, food markets, and fine-dining restaurants — including the Michelin-starred La Terraza del Casino. Overseen by Paco Roncero, a former student of superstar chef Ferrán Adriá, the restaurant serves innovative high-end dishes in palatial surroundings.
Book a personal trainer session in the gym before a revitalizing massage in the wellness area. Speak to the expert Guest Relations team for recommendations on the best way to see Madrid or to organize a tour of the city's best boutiques with a personal shopper. Later, retire to the tranquil reading room and lose yourself in classic and modern Spanish fiction.
Outside the hotel, wander the winding streets of the Barrio de las Letras and spot quotes from great Spanish writers on the sidewalks. The city’s Art Triangle, with the Prado, Reina Sofía, and Thyssen museums, is a short walk away; one of the jewels in its crown is Diego Velázquez's mysterious Las Meninas, a Golden Age masterpiece that hangs in the Prado. You can also wander down to the Plaza Mayor and Plaza Santa Ana to browse high-end boutiques or dine at the restaurants, tapas bars, and cafés that line the streets.
NH Collection Madrid Palacio de Tepa
Adjacent to the Plaza Santa Ana, this landmark hotel in Madrid is nestled in the bohemian district of Las Letras. Plaza Mayor, Madrid's central square, is a five-minute walk away.
Madrid–Barajas Airport is 10.5 mi / 17 km away.
The closest station, Anton Martin (L1) is on the hotel doorstep, while Sol (L1, L2, L3) is a five-minute walk.
Atocha station, with connections to the rest of Spain, is 0.9 mi / 1.5 km away, around a 15-minute walk.