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The Westin Palace Madrid vs Hotel Fenix Gran Melia

The Westin Palace Madrid and Gran Melia Fenix are both highly recommended by expert writers. On balance, The Westin Palace Madrid scores significantly higher than Gran Melia Fenix. The Westin Palace Madrid comes in at 89 with recommendations from 13 publications such as Fodor's, Michelin Guide and DK Eyewitness.

The Westin Palace Madrid
8 / 10
Plaza de las Cortes 7, 28014 Madrid
From $280 /night
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Free Breakfast
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Laundry Service
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Michelin Guide
"Superb guestrooms furnished in classic-style."
Rough Guide
"A colossal, sumptuous hotel with every imaginable facility, a spectacular, glass-covered central patio, and luxurious rooms – plus none of the snootiness of the Ritz across the road."
Frommer's
"One of the largest, most ornate Victorian-style hotels in the city, with politicians, artists, and celebrities among its distinguished clientele." Full review
Concierge
"Art lovers will find this the perfect base, with the Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum and the Prado across the street and the Reina Sofía nearby."
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Ask for a room at the front facing the Neptuno fountain—the higher the better, as the top floors have great views of Madrid's ornate central post office.
Lonely Planet
"Its name may not have the world-famous cachet of the Ritz, but it’s not called the Palace for nothing and is extravagant in all the right places." Full review
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Hotel Fenix Gran Melia
8 / 10
Hermosilla 2, Plaza De Colon, 28001 Madrid
From $157 /night
  • Pet Friendly
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Internet
  • Room Service
  • Shuttle Bus
  • Laundry Service
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Michelin Guide
"This smart, distinctive hotel has bedrooms in an elegant, classical style equipped to a very high standard."
Fodor's
"A Madrid institution, this hotel is a mere hop from the posh shops of Calle Serrano." Full review
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Ask for a room facing the Plaza de Colón; otherwise, the view is rather dreary.
Oyster
Luxury
"It's one of the top hotels in Madrid, featuring a grand lobby with an impressive stained-glass dome and chandeliers." Full review
DK Eyewitness
"Overlooking the flowing fountains of Plaza de Colón, the Gran Meliá Fénix is one of Madrid’s most emblematic hotels."
Star Service
"This property is one of Melia's star players and a pricey but not unreasonable upper midrange offering." Full review
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