In the middle of the Las Letras district just off the Plaza de Santa Ana, Catalonia Las Cortes is a small boutique hotel offering understated elegance in the heart of Madrid
Hotel NH Madrid Nacional
Directly across from the Real Jardín Botánico and just steps away from Madrid’s main Atocha station, the Hotel NH Madrid Nacional is conveniently located for exploring the city. Just around the corner you’ll find the Centro de Arte Reina Sofía, and a five minute walk up the Paseo del Prado will bring you to the Museo del Prado and El Retiro Park.
The building dates back to the 1920s and boasts a cavernous marble lobby and grand original staircase. Upstairs, the corridors are lined with black-and-white historical photos of Madrid while the rooms are contemporary in style with pared-back minimalist decor with bright feature accents such as turquoise chairs. Due to the historic nature of the building, all the windows are particularly large and allow in plenty of natural light. The 206 rooms offer coffee and tea facilities, air conditioning, complimentary Wi-Fi, soft bathrobes and a rainfall-style shower. There is also a small gym.
Breakfast is served buffet-style in the mornings, with the option to order à la carte hot dishes. Just off the lobby, you’ll also find the Tablafina wine and cheese bar, which offers a menu of fine wine, cheese and other tapas which you can enjoy while looking onto the Paseo del Prado.
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Rooms are minimalist but comfortable, with soft white linens and copious natural light, while bright turquoise accents add some vibrancy. All rooms offer complimentary Wi-Fi, air conditioning, coffee and tea facilities, and comfy bathrobes. Some of the rooms in the superior category feature views onto the Real Jardín Botánico, and junior suites offer the added benefit of a terrace with a view over the city.
The hotel enjoys an enviable location right on the Paseo del Prado. Directly across from the hotel is the Real Jardín Botánico, and in just five minutes you can walk to either the Centro de Arte Reina Sofía or the Museo del Prado. In less than ten minutes you can reach the Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza or El Retiro Park.
Food and drink
A buffet-style breakfast is served each morning offering fresh juice, fruit, meat, cheese and pastries as well as the option to order à la carte hot dishes. For lunch and dinner, the Tablafina wine bar just off the lobby offers a tapas-style menu featuring fine cheese and meat as well as a wide selection of wines.
Facilities and activities
The hotel offers a small gym with various cardiovascular exercise machines.
Well-located in central Madrid and offering excellent value for money, we love the understated elegance of the hotel.
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Experiences while staying here
The following activities are designed to give you the most authentic experiences of the area where you’re staying. We work with local guides, who use their knowledge and often a resident’s eye to show you the main sights and more out-of-the-way attractions. Our specialists can also suggest outdoor pursuits and activities, such as cooking classes, that will introduce you to the traditions of the area’s inhabitants.
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