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Elegance, exclusivity and history in the center of Madrid

A five star hotel in the Salamanca District

Located, since 1952, in the heart of the stately Salamanca district, a few meters from the Retiro Park and just a few minutes from the most luxurious shops on the "Golden Mile of Madrid" as well as the well-known Golden Triangle of Art with the Prado Museum, Thyssen Museum and the Reina Sofía National Art Center, the five-star Wellington Hotel & Spa Madrid, has 245 rooms, 26 of which are suites.


Recently renovated, you will be able to enjoy a delicious gastronomic experience by our chef Javier Librero at our hotel. The Japanese restaurant Kabuki Wellington, awarded with a Michelin star, the Basque restaurant Goizeko and Las Raíces de Wellington, with a healthy cuisine made from the vegetables that we grow in our own urban garden, which is located on the roof of the hotel. In this garden, the first urban vineyard located on a roof was inaugurated in 2016.


Physical wellness and relaxation are also some of the differential values of the Wellington Hotel & Spa Madrid. Le Max Wellness Club Wellington & SPA is a state-of-the-art sports and wellness club, where it is possible to enjoy the practice of different sports and enjoy beauty treatments. This exclusive club has the only seasonal pool opened during the summer in the entire Salamanca district.

Our history

70 years of glamour, elegance, luxury and stars

70 years of glamour

The Wellington Hotel & Spa Madrid, a listed and protected building within Madrid's architectural heritage, was inaugurated on April 19, 1952, a year characterized by the entry of Spain into UNESCO and the beginning of Elizabeth II’s reign.


With the inauguration of this hotel, Mr. Baltasar Ibán Valdés, businessman from the world of transport and founder of the Lidia bull ranch that bears his name, made his dream of opening a five-star hotel in the Spanish capital come true.


The construction of this building was commissioned to architect Luis Blanco Soler in 1944. With said construction, an important hotel project commenced in a country that was still reeling economically and socially from a postwar era.


After the first years in which the hotel started operations, such was the demand that in 1976 in Velázquez Street, 6, the extension of the Wellington Hotel & Spa Madrid commenced. It was in the same place where until July 1936 writer and journalist Ramón Gómez de la Serna spent his last days at the famous Torreón before going into exile in Argentina.

"The Wellington Hotel & Spa Madrid, a listed and protected building within Madrid's architectural heritage"

Elegance and stars

Throughout its history, the Wellington Hotel & Spa Madrid has always been a benchmark of elegance, exclusivity and classic glamour. Throughout its history, international personalities and celebrities such as Gene Kelly, Ernest Hemingway, Severo Ochoa, the Dukes of Wellington, Adrien Brody, Matt Damon, Nicolas Sarkozy, John Malkovich, Annie Leibovitz, Paul Aster, Mel Gibson and Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus, among others, have stayed at this emblematic five-star hotel in Madrid.

"Throughout its history, the Wellington Hotel & Spa Madrid has always been a benchmark of elegance, exclusivity and classic glamour."


On 22nd May 2005, the Household of His Majesty the King of Spain, selected the Wellington as the place to host the guests attending the wedding of His Royal Highness, Prince Phillip and Letizia, as well as counting on our professionals to develop the wedding banquet at the Royal Palace of Madrid.


Almost 70 years later, the Wellington Hotel & Spa Madrid has undergone a major renovation in 2020. The prestigious Portuguese interior designer Vasco Aragäo has wanted to return the shine and glamour of the great hotels of the early twentieth century, recovering the spirit of the original decoration of the 50s, which has always been the emblem of good taste and elegance in our hotel.

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Linen sheets in the rooms
24 hour Room Service
Open Pool
Private visit to our Urban Garden
Laundry Service
Private parking
Transfer to and from the airport


Rooms and Suites

Luxury dreams in Madrid

Enjoy one of our 245 exclusive and history-filled, spacious rooms and suites, located in one of the most elegant areas of Madrid.

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For the most demanding palates

The best of Japanese, Mediterranean, Basque and local cuisine are part of the wide and varied gastronomic offers at the Wellington Hotel & Spa Madrid. Discover them!

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Wellness & Spa

A tailor-made wellness temple

Discover Le Max Wellness Club Wellington, the most exclusive Club in Madrid that offers a fitness area with state-of-the-art machines and sauna, 4 sports boutiques and a spa with a pool, Jacuzzi and Hamman.

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Meetings and Events

High – end, personalized events

At the Wellington Hotel & Spa Madrid we offer the possibility of organizing exclusive events and meetings in one of our 13 elegant rooms, which can also be adapted for private banquets, breakfasts, tastings or press conferences, among others.

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