The Gran Hotel Ingles – Madrid’s First-Ever Luxury Hotel

The Gran Hotel Inglés is one of the most beautiful secret corners of Madrid, with an enriching history to go with it. 

The oldest luxury hotel in Madrid shines with the splendour of yesteryear. The Gran Hotel Inglés is one of those hotels with real history. It opened its doors for the first time on the 16th of December 1886, on Calle Echegaray, 8, one of the first streets in Madrid with an electricity supply.

Located on then called Lobo Street, it’s now found on the mythical Echegaray Street. It was the first hotel in Madrid to have a restaurant and one of the first buildings in the city with electric lighting. 

Gran Hotel Inglés is considered the first epicentre of Madrid that combines urban sophistication with the glamour of the 1920s. It has 48 rooms, an oasis of 1920’s elegance, in the most vibrant and genuine area of Madrid.

The rooms evoke the interior of a luxury art deco salon. Wooden floors, walls lined with quilted leather panels, bronze and crystal furniture. Slip between the aristocratic 500-thread-count Egyptian cotton sheets. 

We invite you to discover the gastronomic offer of the Lobo 8 restaurant with aromas of yesteryear and the best raw materials on the market or relax in our LobByto lobby bar, a meeting point with the best selection of cocktails in Madrid.

The art deco design is elegant, the facilities are first class, the restaurant offers exceptional cuisine. The brand that owns the hotel, Hidden Away Hotels, has placed Javier Polo, former Director of Operations of the Hotel Villamagna, at the helm of this project. With this opening, the second hotel of the ambitious Hidden Away Hotels project, founded four years ago by Carmen Cordón Muro and Ignacio Jiménez Artacho, owners of the Gran Hotel Inglés, is launched. 

The project’s concept consists of discovering spaces with their own historical identity to give them back the splendour they had in the past. “A hotel should be a place that exudes the authenticity of the city you are visiting, an experience in itself, where true comfort goes hand in hand with luxury and exquisite professionalism in service. 

It should be a  place where one always feels welcomed as an honoured guest, with the cordiality and friendliness that define the Spanish character”, says Carmen Cordón, founding partner of this thriving hotel chain.

The Gran Hotel Inglés is a member of “Leading Hotels of the World”, which is an exclusive association that brings together the 370 best hotels in the world and aims to recover the splendour and renown it once enjoyed.


The Gran Hotel Inglés oozes charm, style, character and sophistication. Its 43 rooms and 5 impressive suites are as comfortable as they are elegant. The décor combines rustic and authentic Spanish-inspired themes with strong hints of Parisian art deco.

The rooms feature wooden floors, abstract art, brass fittings, leather wall panels and eye-catching accessories. The rooms themselves have clearly been designed with comfort and style in mind.

Lobo 8 Restaurant

With the kitchen manned by Willy Moya as chef, top quality products are used, fusing traditional Spanish gastronomy and avant-garde techniques. The menu, of course, includes typical dishes such as Iberian ham, patatas bravas, scrambled eggs with truffled slaughter or a careful selection of fish of the day. 

Lobo 8 Restaurant is the new gastronomic proposal in the centre of Madrid, in the oldest hotel in the city, Gran Hotel Inglés. Lobo 8’s menu is designed by the renowned chef Willy Moya, in which he rescues Spanish recipes giving them a traditional touch and full of flavour.

The ambience and decoration of the restaurant, undoubtedly another of its strong points, is inspired by the open dining rooms of the great houses of the Barrio de las Letras.


Madrid is one of the most popular cities in the world and it is accessible from any corner of Spain. The area is frequented by creatives, tourists, locals and intellectuals, hence the name Barrio Literario de Madrid.

Walking to Plaza de Santa Ana will take less than five minutes.

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