NH Paseo Del Prado Hotel Madrid

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Address: Plaza Canovas Del Castillo 4, Madrid, 28014, Spain

Star rating:
4 star hotel


Classic, comfortable and opposite the Prado museum.

This feels like a grand, old-fashioned hotel, but has actually only been open a few years. It has kept lots of features from its origins as the swish headquarters of an insurance company, and also has one of the best gourmet tapas bars in town. It's not the most thrilling hotel I've ever seen, to be honest, but there's nothing objectionable about it either.

Leisure facilities
Value for money
Public areas


You couldn’t do better if you’re planning to spend a lot of your time at the Prado, Thyssen-Bornemisza, Reina Sofia and Caixaforum museums. There are dozens of tapas bars and restaurants nearby too. With the Palace hotel next door and the Ritz across the street, this is seriously swanky hotel territory, but the NH Paseo del Prado fortunately has more reasonable rates than its posh neighbours.


There are 114 standard and superior rooms. All have emerald green marble bathrooms with rainforest showers. Superior rooms have views onto the square, a coffee machine and some have jacuzzis. Good insulation means there is no street noise, even though there is heavy traffic on the Paseo del Prado. There are designated rooms for smokers.

Public areas

The lobby feels like a gentleman’s club, where you can sink into leather armchairs, read the papers and help yourself to coffee. There are sumptuous carpets throughout the hotel, which make you feel you’re staying somewhere really luxurious - and also mean that there is no irritating noise from heels clacking down corridors.

Eating and drinking

The Estado Puro tapas bar on the ground floor is packed with non-guests every day, as it is run by chef Paco Roncero, who has two Michelin stars for his Terraza del Casino restaurant nearby. I often have lunch there when I’m visiting the museums, and it is great for early-evening drinks too.

A buffet breakfast is served in the basement. All NH hotels provide coffee and biscuits in reception if you are leaving too early for breakfast.


Friendly staff give the impression they enjoy working there.

Who stays there

Politicians, business people and art-loving tourists.

Price advice

The NH chain usually has three or four interesting offers available, such as good discounts on weekend stays with breakfast, free mini-bar (soft drinks) and late check-out included. There are also discount rates for the over 60s. Although you get some nice extras in the superior rooms, rates are at least double if not triple the price, which is going it a bit, frankly.

WiFi is free in the lobby, but in the rooms it costs five euros per hour, or nine euros for 24 hours.


  • Business Centre
  • High-Speed Internet
  • Room Service

Recommended for

  • Business travellers
  • Culture vultures
  • First-time travellers
  • Foodies
  • Mature travellers
  • Sightseeing
  • Art
  • Design and architecture

Pros & Cons

  • Great location for major museums
  • Good value rates often available
  • WiFi charge
  • Feels a bit old-fashioned
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