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Hotel Riu Plaza España

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Outdoor banquet area
Presidential Suite, Terrace | View from room

Overview of Hotel Riu Plaza España

Hotel Riu Plaza España

4.0 star property
9.2 out of 10 Wonderful
9.2/10 Wonderful

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Restaurant
  • Gym
  • Breakfast available
  • Business services
C/ Gran Via, 84, Madrid, 28013

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationGran Via Street2 min walk
  • Popular LocationPuerta del Sol14 min walk
  • Popular LocationPlaza Mayor15 min walk
  • AirportMadrid (MAD-Adolfo Suárez Madrid-Barajas)25 min drive

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About this area


Hotel Riu Plaza España is located in Madrid Centro, a neighborhood in Madrid, and is near a metro station. Royal Palace of Madrid and Plaza de Callao are local landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at El Retiro Park and Madrid Río. Check out an event or a game at Santiago Bernabéu Stadium, and consider making time for Madrid Zoo Aquarium, a top attraction not to be missed. Guests love the hotel's central location.

What's nearby

  • Gran Via Street - 2 min walk
  • Lope de Vega Theatre - 5 min walk
  • Royal Palace of Madrid - 10 min walk
  • Puerta del Sol - 14 min walk
  • Plaza Mayor - 15 min walk

Getting around

  • Plaza de Espana Station - 2 min walk
  • Madrid Principe Pio Station - 13 min walk
  • Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas Airport (MAD) - 26 min drive


  • Starbucks - 2 min walk
  • Sichuan Kitchen - 2 min walk
  • VIPS Princesa - 2 min walk
  • Dear Hotel Roof Top - 2 min walk
  • Redbar - 1 min walk

About this property

Hotel Riu Plaza España

4-star eco-certified hotel refurbished in 2019 and located near Gran Via Street
Close to Plaza Mayor and Puerta del Sol, Hotel Riu Plaza España provides a rooftop terrace, laundry facilities, and 2 bars. The onsite restaurant, Lobby Bar, features light fare. In addition to a gym and a business center, guests can connect to free in-room WiFi.
Other perks at this hotel include:
  • A seasonal outdoor pool with sun loungers and pool umbrellas
  • Buffet breakfast (surcharge), tour/ticket assistance, and 10 meeting rooms
  • Smoke-free premises, multilingual staff, and a computer station
  • Luggage storage, wedding services, and an elevator
  • Guest reviews say great things the breakfast, central location, and first-rate property condition
Room features
All 583 rooms feature comforts such as free WiFi and safes. Guest reviews highly rate the comfortable rooms at the property.
More amenities include:
  • Bathrooms with rainfall showers and hair dryers
  • Flat-screen TVs with satellite channels
  • LED light bulbs, refrigerators, and electric kettles

Awards and affiliations

Green / Sustainable Property
This property participates in Travelife, a program that measures the property's impact on one or more of the following: environment, community, cultural-heritage, the local economy.


English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Property is disinfected using an electrostatic sprayer
Follows regional cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Tourism Certified (Spain)
Follows standard cleaning and disinfection practices of Covid-19 Health Protocol (RIU)

Social distancing

Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks given to staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks available
Masks are required at the property
Hand sanitizer provided
Enhanced food service safety measures are in place
Reservations are required for the use of certain onsite facilities
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Offsite parking within 0.9 miles (EUR 32.50 per night)
  • Limited onsite parking

Food and drink

  • Buffet breakfast available for a fee: EUR 30 for adults and EUR 10 for children
  • 2 bars/lounges
  • A restaurant
  • Snack bar/deli

Restaurants on site

  • Lobby Bar
  • Sky Bar

Things to do

  • Gym
  • Seasonal outdoor pool

Family friendly

  • In-room refrigerator
  • Laundry facilities
  • Seasonal outdoor pool
  • Snack bar/deli


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Multilingual staff
  • Tour and ticket assistance
  • Wedding services

Business services

  • 10 meeting rooms
  • Business center
  • Computer station
  • Conference space


  • Pool loungers
  • Pool umbrellas
  • Rooftop terrace


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom available in select rooms
  • Elevator
  • Roll-in shower available in select rooms
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair-accessible business center
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk


  • Reception hall
  • Renovated entire property - August 2019
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bedsheets provided


  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom
  • Rainfall showerhead
  • Shower only
  • Soap
  • Toilet paper
  • Towels


  • Flat-screen TV with satellite channels

Food and drink

  • Electric kettle
  • Limited room service
  • Refrigerator


  • Desk
  • Heating
  • LED lighting
  • Phone
  • Safe

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Check-in from 3:00 PM - midnight
Minimum check-in age: 18


Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
This property does not permit name changes on reservations. The name on the booking must match the name of the guest who is checking in and staying at the property; photo ID is required.

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets not allowed (service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees)

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: approximately EUR 30 for adults and EUR 10 for children
  • Offsite parking fee: EUR 32.5 per night (0.9 mi away)

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed
This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash
This property reserves the right to pre-authorize the guest's credit card prior to arrival.
Safety features at this property include a smoke detector and window guards
Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

We should mention

Cash transactions at this property cannot exceed EUR 1000, due to national regulations; for further details, please contact the property using information in the booking confirmation
The seasonal pool will be open from May to October
Pool access available from 10:00 AM to 7:00 PM
Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms
This property welcomes guests of all sexual orientations and gender identities (LGBTQ+ friendly)

Property is also known as

Hotel RIU Plaza España Madrid
RIU Plaza España Madrid
RIU Plaza España
Hotel RIU Plaza España Hotel
Hotel RIU Plaza España Madrid
Hotel RIU Plaza España Hotel Madrid

Frequently asked questions

Does Hotel Riu Plaza España have a pool?

Yes, this property has a seasonal outdoor pool. Pool access is from 10:00 AM–7:00 PM.

How much does it cost to stay at Hotel Riu Plaza España?

As of Jun 4, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Hotel Riu Plaza España on Jun 25, 2023 start from $183.99, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

Is Hotel Riu Plaza España pet-friendly?

No, only service animals are welcome at the property.

How much is parking at Hotel Riu Plaza España?

Limited spots are available.

What time is check-in at Hotel Riu Plaza España?

Check-in is from 3:00 PM - midnight.

What time is check-out at Hotel Riu Plaza España?

Check-out is at noon.

Where is Hotel Riu Plaza España located?

Located in Madrid Centro, this eco-certified hotel is steps from Plaza de España - Princesa and Gran Via Street. Puerta del Sol and Royal Palace of Madrid are also within 15 minutes. Plaza de Espana Station is only a 2-minute walk and Ventura Rodriguez Station is 5 minutes.




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Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Staff were so welcoming and friendly. Loved my time here.
Stayed 3 nights in May 2023

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
The hotel was magical. The location exceptional and conveniently accessible to all important attractions. Food options around the hotel were a plenty.
Stayed 5 nights in May 2023

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
The Riu is a very nice hotel, comfortable beds and pillows, nice view of Plaza de Espana. The hotel is walking distance to many theaters, stores, El Retiro Park, Puerta de Alcala and many other sites and restaurants. The front desk and porters were very courteous and professional. We will be back to this hotel when in Madrid.
Stayed 2 nights in May 2023

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Loved the rooftop bar and friendly staff
Stayed 3 nights in May 2023

10/10 Excellent

Juan Carlo

Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Great location! Staff was very accommodating. Easy to locate... I love that the mezquita is just in front of us!
Stayed 1 night in May 2023

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Modern and great location. Rooftop was beautiful with great views of the city, however my friends were treated poorly by the hostess. If you have a larger group (we had 8) they give you a very hard time about seating you even though there was space. Other than that my stay was awesome
Stayed 2 nights in May 2023

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Had an amazing time at the riu..everything at the hotel was great...the staff is awesome...the buffet breakfast was great and the rooftop bar is a must do if you are in madrid!!It is fantastic,with beautiful views overlooking the city...the hotel is located in a perfect location,its within walking distance to everything. My family and i will definitely be back..Thank you so much for making my trip to Madrid so memorable!!!!
Stayed 1 night in May 2023

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Walkability to restaurants and shopping and points of interest was very good.
Stayed 1 night in May 2023

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Service excellent
Stayed 5 nights in May 2023

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with partner
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities
Loved this hotel! It probably only merits a 4 star rating but it was perfect for our needs in every way: our room had a great city view and was as comfortable as in any Riu Caribbean resort destination we've stayed in. A feature of the hotel is its rooftop bar and restaurant that boasts fantastic views of the Madrid landscape. The breakfast dining room on the 2nd level also had good views and an excellent buffet.
Stayed 3 nights in May 2023

General hotel information

Reasons to Book
Onsite Restaurant/Bar & Spacious Rooms
Star Rating
Nearest Airport
Madrid (MAD-Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas)
C/ Gran Via, 84, Madrid