Axel Hotels, an absolute favorite of MyGayGetaway.com
Axel Hotel Madrid is the newest in the gay owned boutique hotel collection, Axel! The property is for the gay community but everyone is welcome when they coined the word "heterofriendly" in 2008 when their first Hotel - Axel Hotel Barcelona opened. Since then hotels opened in Berlin, Buenos Aires, Gran Canaria, 2nd properties in Barcelona and Berlin, Ibiza and now Madrid.
MyGayGetaway loves their CEO and his vision for the brand. This is a hotel brand FOR THE GAY COMMUNITY although all are welcome. And they do not shy away from the gay traveler. Their marketing is very bold as it is one of the very first brands to use LGBT individuals in almost all of their online and print images. It is a brand who knows the LGBT traveler.
MyGayGetaway also loves the location of this property. Just a quick walk to Gran Via yet not in the tightness of gay Chueca Square. We like the street and the neighborhood.
This property is special. We recommend the suites here if they are available!
Great Hotel with good staff well located
Great hotel for a weekend in Madrid The rooms are funky ( In a good,tasteful way) with all amenities and a large walk in shower. Bluetooth on the TV system is a nice touch, connect your phone, leave the BT speaker at home! The roof bar is good to hang out before hitting the town and the basement bar has a nice vibe for later. Staff at the front desk were very helpful (Thank-you David). We will return soon! -Marc P
Fantastic stay in an excellent location
Three friends and I stayed in Axel hotel for three nights after our initial accommodation in Madrid fell through at last minute. From the moment we arrived the receptionist Alberto was so kind and welcoming. He went out of his way to make sure our two rooms were in close proximity and in our preferred location in the hotel. As it was a last minute booking both rooms were not ready on arrival, however, he gave us access to one of the rooms which was ready as we were very tired after a long day of travelling. He also provided us with a complimentary drink at the rooftop bar. Once we arrived at the room, Alberto rang to tell us the second room was ready which I thought was very prompt. The rooms in the hotel were extremely comfortable and modern. Everything we could possibly need was supplied in the room – a lovely selection of shampoo, conditioner and gels presented in a nice box (better quality products when compared to those supplied by your normal standard hotel), a razor blade, toothbrush, toothpaste, tissues, a well stocked mini bar, dressing gowns and decent hair-dryer. Our rooms were cleaned daily to a high standard. The hotel had a gorgeous rooftop bar and pool which has a lovely relaxing and friendly atmosphere which we enjoyed immensely. The general atmosphere of the hotel was fantastic and any people we met staying there were extremely friendly and positive. All the staff at the hotel were very kind and obliging, however, it was the receptionist Alberto who truly made our stay at the hotel very special. From our initial welcome to the time we departed, Alberto went out of his way to make it an enjoyable stay. We did not hesitate to ask his advice about local events and places to go as every time we went to him he greeted us with a big warm smile and provided us with the advice and guidance. One particular example of this was when we asked Alberto where would was the best place to go dancing. He promptly rang an acquaintance that provided him with information on the best place to go. He subsequently checked the suggested place online to make sure it would be the best place for us to attend and then he provided with a map and suggested transport links, talking us through how to get there using public transport if we chose that option – he really pulled out all the stops when it came to helping us. He made us feel like special guests and treated us like friends unlike other hotels that make you feel like you are just another number. On review of our experience I am extremely glad that our initial accommodation fell through and we were provided with the opportunity to stay at the Axel hotel as I personally feel that it was the most enjoyable hotel stay I have had to date and I would not hesitate to stay there again. -tkenny7, County Wexford, Ireland
Great place to stay in Madrid
I stayed in Axel Hotel Madrid for 3 nights this week, May 2018. We dealt with Alberto at the reception and he was welcoming, friendly and helpful. We booked two double rooms which were clean, comfortable and nicely decorated. The hotel has a fun and lively atmosphere, the rooftop pool area is very nice and all of the staff were great. I have not got enough positive things to say about Alberto. He is fantastic at his job and added so much to our stay in Madrid. Thank you. -Robbie M
Great location and service!
We had the best stay at the Axel Hotel. We had some issues with our first room. But it was seen to and changed to our complete satisfaction - thx David. Great breakfast btw! We would highly recommend this hotel! Best location, rooftop terrace and service! -FrederikB2
Great hotel, lovely staff, good location
Reception staff, especially Javi, were really pleasant and helpful, as were all the other staff. The decor in the hotel was beautiful. Our room was really comfortable and was kept very clean. If there was any noise at night we certainly didn't hear anything! Breakfast was of a really good quality and variety. The rooftop bar and pool area was was clean and well-maintained. Location of the hotel was very handy for bars, restaurants and sightseeing. -Pene, London, United Kingdom
Great location, service and top designed rooms. Breakfast with a good choice. Rooms on groundfloor have nice small terraces to the backyard. Rooftop bar nice to relax when sunny. -Googy2013
First time at this amazing place in Madrid, awesome hotel, great pool. The staff are incredible, David, Javier and Albert we love you lol. I would recommend this place to anyone. They could not do enough to make our stay perfect. Amazing poolside with towels provided, great bar service, it’s just surpassed everything we expected. Thanks guys. -Shau taylir
Super nice discovery
Super nice staff, amazing renovation and a great hotel overall. Best is the neighborhood, right in the centre of Madrid and yet has some of the most quiet rooms I've ever been into! We did not have a chance to try its restaurant but will try it next time! -Pedro M
Let’s start with the service, from the front desk to the rooftop bar. These people are the most helpful and nice in the planet. Always with a smile and really wanting to help! The room was weird in a cool way, quite comfortable as well. We had christmas dinner at the restaurang and exceeded my expectations. Looking forwars to come back in the summer! -Damián F, Stockholm, Sweden
4 night stay
Lovely stay at this quirky hotel the staff on reception, Alberto, David and Carlos were exceptional. Moved us to a fabulous room . Great bar on the roof with fabulous views of The city. Thank you for our lovely stay in Madrid room 201. -poshpinsey, London, United Kingdom
Cozy hotel, in perfect location
Axel is a cosy design hotel in center of Madrid, surrounded by very nice restaurants and other attractions. Friendly and helpful staff. Very special the dining room and the roof garden. Just love it ! -BELAAAAAAA, Tirana, Albania
Axel great again...
After been in Axel Berlin, decided for Axel Madrid. A great staying. Great staff with high standard of service, designed and clean room, delicious and fresh breakfast, a wonderful roof bar and superb view of Madrid, and Alejandro, a professional masseur at the Spa. Thanks Axel !! -Claudio K
What a gem in the middle of Madrid
What a wonderfully refreshing hotel, perfectly located in the middle of Madrid, close to amazing restaurants, bars, shopping areas, historic buildings and fantastic transport links. The staff from the moment we arrived were nothing short of perfect. David in particular couldn't do enough. We were upgraded to a premium room (fabulous quirky décor and layout), informed of areas of interest to visit, helped with all our queries and all this in a serene, pristine environment. I hate staying in the usual humdrum hotels so this was a gorgeous, unexpected jewel in Madrids crown. Thanks for a lovely weekend. -gil, Dublin, Ireland
Amazing new discovery
As someone who has worked in two different hotels in Madrid and stayed in a few more, is nice to find a new place with a different concept and fresh vibes. Yeah it's a gay hotel! Im straight, friends are gay. Centrally located, staff was nice (thanks to Irene who was very friendly) and the room was spectacular: high ceilings, huge and comfy bed, quirky deco, lovely bathtub and shower, good wifi. Too bad we couldn't try the bar upstairs, we'll come back for sure. LOVED IT!! :) -Dimas21, Madrid, Spain
Great hotel, great location, great staff
Having stayed in other Axel hotels (especially because they tend to be well located, quiet, gay, provide a late breakfast, have good atmosphere and no kids ) I think this is the best of them all. It’s the newest. We were given a premiere room and next time I would definitely say it’s worth upgrading to that. Comfortable. Wonderful shower, very spacious and comfortable bed, quirky and lovely rooms. In an incredibly busy and fairly noisy part of bustling central Madrid, the windows kept out the noise very very well indeed. No problems sleeping at all. Great and imaginative decor blending the modern with the old and original (beautiful staircase leading from reception, for example) the quirky and just the trendiest occasional hint of kitsch (the purple neon pose sign by the minibar, for example.) It’s a really good location (shops and Prado within ten minutes walk or so). Good breakfast too with a good selection of cold and hot dishes. The staff look like they really enjoy their role and are helpful and very friendly. I love Madrid. This is now my go to hotel for this city. Without doubt. We’ll definitely be back. Highly recommended. -Aquinasmagister, Hatfield, United Kingdom
The new and most Heterofriendly, urban and trendy meeting point of the city!
Axel Hotel Madrid is one of the most avant-garde showpieces of Axel Hotels located in Atocha Street number 49, in the famous "Barrio de las Letras", and it is surrounded by the most emblematic streets of the city, in a bohemian atmosphere that combines shopping, good gastronomy and fun.
The hotel has 88 rooms and here you will find a meeting point in the Spanish capital, with its innovative spaces made specially so you can treat yourself and have fun, always loyal to Axel's concept of style, design, comfort and cosmopolitan environment. Its 88 spectacular rooms have been furnished and decorated with an avant-garde, modern and fun interior inspired by the sociocultural movement which took place in Madrid in the 1980s, the Madrilenian Scene, allowing you to enjoy your stay in the Spanish capital with the utmost style and comfort. All the rooms have comfortable king- or queen-size beds, a flat-screen TV, a safe, a minibar, a hairdryer, free Wi-Fi and Axel amenities.
Escape the hustle and bustle of the city for a while by ascending to the Sky Bar, where you can take in fantastic views while enjoying the buzzing Axel atmosphere from on high. Enjoy our tantalising cocktails and surround yourself with the most alternative and stylish crowd in gay Madrid. Stretch out and sunbathe on the loungers during the day and take a dip in the pool when the weather's at its hottest even in winter with its heated water. And when the night falls, that's when the fun begins! Sky Bar transforms into a trendy meeting point where you can enjoy unrivalled drinks right in the heart of Madrid, while listening to great music and surrounding yourself with the most sophisticated people in town. Also, you can enjoy the Axel Wellness during your stay and we'll personalise your moment of relaxation high up on our rooftop terrace, where you can enjoy magnificent views, a jacuzzi and a pool while you work out.
When the sun goes down be ready to feel the freedom and creativity in our urban cave Bala Perdida Club, under Axel Hotel Madrid, where delights in the form of cocktails, snacks and music make for revelry during after-work and late-night hours.
Modern and avant-garde
Axel Hotel Madrid is one of the most avant-garde showpieces of Axel Hotels. Its 88 spectacular rooms have been furnished and decorated with an avant-garde, modern and fun interior inspired by the sociocultural movement which took place in Madrid in the 1980s, the Madrilenian Scene, allowing you to enjoy your stay in the capital with the utmost style and comfort. All the rooms have comfortable king- or queen-size beds, a flat-screen TV, a safe, a minibar, a hairdryer, free Wi-Fi and Axel amenities.
*Bathroom with shower
*Amenities by Axel
Rooms For Your Choosing
Interior standard room with twin beds or queen-size bed.
Superior room with a queen-size bed and terrace or balcony.
Interior standard room with living room and queen-size bed.
Welcoming suites with a living room, comfortable king-size beds and balcony.
Come and discover our unique rooms in the heart of Madrid!