Hotel Ritz by Belmond is a historic 5-star property offering luxury accommodation in the heart of Madrid. Highlights include fine dining, free Wi-Fi and parking, a pleasant wellness complex and an excellent location steps from the Museo del Prado. Paseo del Prado is a wealthy tree-lined boulevard surrounded by luxury hotels and museums. Nearby places of interest include the Museo del Prado, Thyssen-Bornemisza and Reina Sofia art galleries, Plaza de Cibeles, the Royal Botanical Gardens and the magnificent Parque del Retiro. Banco de Espana metro station is located in the vicinity, providing fast and easy access to other popular Madrid destinations. The hotel occupies an elegant mid-rise complex constructed in 1910. Its refined, decorative facade features prominent stonework, wrought iron balconies and grand, arched windows on the lowest floor. Facilities include a small gym, sauna and a modern spa complex offering a range of massages and wellness treatments. Free Wi-Fi is available throughout the premises. Classic rooms are 28sqm and elegantly decorated in a traditional style with rich colours, patterned fabrics and antique furniture. Amenities include air-conditioning, satellite HDTV, a mini-bar, work desk and safe. The marble en-suite bathrooms feature bathrobes and complimentary toiletries. Goya Restaurant serves gourmet Spanish cuisine in an elegant, traditionally decorated space and, in warmers months, guests can dine or enjoy a relaxing drink in the hotel's garden, often accompanied by live music. Light meals, drinks and snacks are also available in the welcoming Lobby Bar, whilst the sumptuous, wood-panelled Velazquez Bar offers exquisite cocktails and delicious snacks throughout the day. A buffet breakfast is provided every morning and there are also plenty of dining opportunities in the vicinity. Free parking is possible onsite. The hotel provides 24-hour reception and room service.