What the press says about us

The national and international press have recognized the quality and fine taste of all our hotels. We would like to share some outstanding mentions.


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“One of the best 25 hotels in Spain. Travelers' Choice 2020, Tripadvisor”

CondéNast Traveler, UK

“One of the 10 best hotels in Europe.”


“The third property from Spanish hotelier Pau Guardans ticks all the boxes you’d expect from a modern abode in the Spanish capital.”


“It's all about the rooftop terraces in Madrid and the one at The Principal is a firm favourite, offering panoramic views over the capital”


“Surrounded by plants, olive trees and cypresses from which to enjoy the best cocktails”

CN Traveler Guía Gastronómica

“The Principal still  maintains that small hotel feel, with a reception which does not make one imagine what’s  inside”

Readers Digest

“The Principal team couldn’t have been more welcoming”

La Vanguardia

“Ramón Freixa surprises with a gastronomic proposal in which he combines tradition and avant-garde”

Plan Madrid

“One of the most photographed and successful terraces in the capital”


“This is a hotel you’ll remember long after you’ve checked out”

Architectural Digest

“The sixth-floor lobby, restaurant by Michelin-starred chef Ramón Freixa, and rooftop terrace have excellent views of the skyline”

Marie Claire

“Michelin flavors in the sky of Madrid”

Condé Nast Traveler

“A must among the coolest summer terraces”

Condé Nast Traveler

“One of the 10 best hotels in Madrid”

Condé Nast Traveler

“Principal is ultra chic through and through, with a hip location and views that can't be beat”

Woman UK

“You´ll struggle to leave this pretty place at the end of this trip”

Què fem? – La Vanguardia

“Ático, un restaurant d´altura”