Hotel Features. Gran Hotel Velazquez is a light-coloured, seven-storey building with curved windows and balconies on the front. Inside is a grand marble lobby with chandeliers and complimentary newspapers.
Gran Hotel Velazquez serves a buffet breakfast in the Velazquez Bar (surcharge). The hotel has two restaurants, including El Rocio, a relaxed venue with Moorish decor and an Andalusian menu specialising in seafood and rice. Las Lanzas is a more formal restaurant with parquet floors and framed prints, and an a la carte menu of Mediterranean dishes.
The meeting and event rooms at the Gran Hotel Velazquez can cater for up to 300 people. There is also a business centre with computer rental and high-speed Internet access (surcharge), secretarial services and exhibition space.
The hotel has a hair and beauty salon. Madrid attractions are within easy reach, and staff at the front desk are available 24 hours a day to give advice.
Guestrooms. The 143 air-conditioned guestrooms at the Gran Hotel Velazquez have blue and white decor with oak furniture. All rooms have satellite television, high-speed Internet connections (surcharge), minibars, safes and complimentary newspapers. Bathrooms have bath/shower combinations, bathrobes and complimentary toiletries.
Standard room: One king bed or two twin beds. Classic decor with white and blue design features and oak furniture. Direct-dial phone, satellite television with pay movies, high-speed Internet connection (surcharge), minibar, and complimentary newspapers. Bathroom with shower/tub combination, telephone, bathrobes, hair dryer and complimentary toiletries.
Double/Twin Single Use: One double or two twin beds. Classic decor with white and blue design features and oak furniture. Direct-dial phone, satellite television with pay movies, high-speed Internet connection (surcharge), minibar, and complimentary newspapers. Bathroom with shower/tub combination, telephone, bathrobes, hair dryer and complimentary toiletries.
Triple Suite: One double bed or two twin beds. Classic decor with white and blue design features and oak furniture. Desk. High-speed Internet access (surcharge). Satellite TV. Minibar. Complimentary newspaper. Hair dryer and complimentary toiletries.
From Madrid Barajas Airport (MAD):
Distance to Gran Hotel Velazquez is 14 kilometres, approximately 20 minutes' drive.
Getting there. A regular underground metro service runs from the airport to central Madrid. The station is located in terminal 2 and is on line 8 (pink). The single fare is 1.75 EUR. An airport bus runs to central Madrid's Plaza de Colon terminal. The bus departs every 10 minutes and tickets cost 2.40 EUR. Taxis into the city centre cost about 30 EUR, including an airport surcharge.
Getting around. The Gran Hotel Velazquez is on Velazquez Street, 500 metres from el Retiro park. The squares and narrow streets in central Madrid are best explored by foot. An extensive public bus and metro system offers a cheap and efficient way to get around the city. Single tickets can be bought from bus drivers or machines. A 10-trip Metrobus ticket, costing 6.40 EUR, is ideal for those making multiple journeys. Taxis can be hailed on the street and are reasonably priced.
Driving directions. From Madrid Barajas Airport:
Take the A-11 in the direction of Avenida de America.
Go straight ahead until you reach Serrano Street
Turn left at Hermosilla Street until you reach Velazquez Street where the hotel is located.
- Children Stay Free - 12 Years and Under Lounge
- Pets Not Allowed Hotel Parking - Surcharge/In Front
- Restaurant(s) Concierge desk
- Elevator/lift Babysitting or child care
- Business services Garden
- Gift shop or newsstand
Room Amenities: , , • Shower/tub combination • Electronic/magnetic keys • Internet access - complimentar • Bathroom telephone • Direct-dial phone • Bidet • Smoking rooms • Cable/satellite TV • Extra towels/bedding • Complimentary toiletries • Pay movies • Window opens • Rollaway beds • Cribs (infant beds) available
- Plaza de Colon (business area) - 300 metres | - Puerta de Alcala (18th-century city gate) - 500 metres | - Parque del Retiro (park) - 500 metres | - Prado Museum - 1 kilometre (0.5 miles) | - Reina Sofia Museum - 1 kilometre (0.5 miles) | - Thyssen Bornemisza Museum - 1 kilometre (0.5 miles) | - Puerta del Sol (city centre) - 2 kilometres (1 mile) | - Gran Via (shopping) - 2 kilometres (1 mile) | - Ifema Trade Fair Centre - 12 kilometres (7 miles)|
Madrid Hotels - Gran Hotel Velazquez