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Petit Palace Posada del Peine

A modern experience in the oldest hotel in Spain

Singular and exclusive hotel · Personalized attention · Pet friendly · Free bikes · Excellent buffet breakfast · Facade with beautiful decorative elements

Why is Petit Palace Posada del Peine in Madrid special?

Registered as a lodging business since 1610, the Petit Palace Posada del Peine is Spain's oldest hotel. Its strategic proximity to the royal mail reception point made it a very convenient for travellers arriving by carriages and coaches. Once in their rooms, they found a true luxury for the time: the comb of the Posada del Peine (peine means comb). It's here that our accommodation begins an intimate relationship with Madrid and its travellers that has endured over the centuries, with legends like room 126, which was used to hide fugitives, or the inn's ghost, represented by a lady dressed in black who has appeared to different guests. The current Petit Palace Posada del Peine is composed of three different buildings, with the most modern one (from the 19th century) located at the corner, decorated with tiles and mythological motifs. It admirably preserves many original elements that any visitor can appreciate, such as the wooden beams in the reception or the brick walls. The stone floor of the reception is the same floor that was used in the original cobblestones of the Plaza Mayor. The staircase structure and the stained glass used in the 17th-century renovation with the Posada del Peine's coat of arms are original. The hand-painted tree observed in the reception extends through all floors and rooms, blossoming on the fifth floor. The hotel's beautiful facade, adorned with rich ornamentation, is protected for its heritage value, with the clock located in a small temple added to the architectural ensemble in 1892 to commemorate the 400th anniversary of the discovery of America. The breakfast cellar connects to a network of tunnels and water passages that lead to the Royal Palace. Without a doubt, 400 years allow for many stories, legends, and events.

What are the main places of interest located around the Hotel Petit Palace Posada del Peine?

Perfectly situated since its foundation, Postas Street proves to be a very suitable starting point for exploring nearly all the points of interest in the centre of Madrid, as the hotel is adjacent to the Plaza Mayor and very close to the Puerta del Sol and the Royal Palace, among other places of interest. There are a thousand plans to make from here. The Plaza Mayor will allow you to delve into the history of its main sites (the Casa de la Panadería, the Arco de Cuchilleros, and the statue of Felipe III), as well as stopping at small bars where you can try the typical calamari sandwich (La Ideal, La Campana, and Arrabal). You will also find gift shops (Bazar Arribas, or Gritos de Madrid), century-old shops (Casa Yustas, La Favorita, and Gato Negro), or the coin and stamp market in the Plaza Mayor, which has been held on Sunday mornings since 1917. The Mercado de San Miguel is a must-visit to admire the exterior of this iron building and the numerous tapas and gourmet products establishments you'll find inside. And if you're staying at Spain's oldest hotel, you should also experience dining at the world's oldest restaurant, Restaurante Botín (Calle de Cuchilleros, 17), as attested by the Guinness World Records. El Rastro is a territory for urbanites, antique enthusiasts, and the curious by nature. A weekly market with second-hand items, old books, clothing, kitsch objects... and a very unique atmosphere. Plaza del Cascorro and Ribera de Curtidores are your starting points to finish at the Ronda de Toledo, which is the perfect place to relive your childhood with the exchange of collectible cards, the purchase of old comics, and an abundance of items.

What are the most prominent services at Petit Palace Posada del Peine?

Over 400 years of history as a guest house is not achieved without being an establishment that makes its travellers feel welcome. Our hotel proudly bears a history full of adventures and legends while also taking pride in continuing to offer a modern, state-of-the-art accommodation for 21st-century travellers. The Petit Palace Posada del Peine offers you accommodation next to the Plaza Mayor with high-quality services. We provide free bicycles so that you can explore the corners of the city at your own pace (and also with a child's stroller if you need it), a buffet breakfast filled with healthy options, free Wi-Fi, and through a MiFi device. And, without a doubt, our personalised attention. Our team of friendly professionals will take care of you during your stay and provide you with helpful recommendations to make the most of Madrid until the very last minute. And if you'd like, we can also tell you many things about our hotel, such as the famous secret room number 126, the tree that grows inside the hotel, the facade with its clock, or the ghost of the Posada del Peine. Our rooms are modern, comfortable, and welcoming. In all of them, you'll have a space designed for resting and relaxing with comfortable mattresses, a perfectly equipped bathroom, bathroom amenities, a TV, and a crib if you need one. Some rooms come with a balcony and can accommodate up to 4 travellers. Staying at the Posada del Peine is about wanting to experience something unique. Enjoy a special journey in a building with centuries of history.

What pet friendly services does the Petit Palace Posada del Peine offer for travelers with pets?

A unique blend of tradition and modern amenities, the Petit Palace Posada del Peine is a hotel with the character to understand our travellers' needs. And, like the other Petit Palace hotels, the Petit Palace Posada del Peine is a pet-friendly hotel, meaning we are delighted to welcome travellers who wish to stay with their furry companions in Spain's oldest hotel. If you enjoy traveling with your pet, then we are the ideal choice for you. Yes, at the Petit Palace Posada del Peine, we welcome pets such as dogs, cats, and other animals. To ensure your stay is comfortable, we provide a bed, a bowl, and high-quality food for your furry friend. The stay at the hotel is free, but only if you book your room through our official website. If you make your reservation through another website, the cost of accommodating your pet will be €25 per stay. From Postas Street of our hotel, you'll find many traffic-free alleyways, perfect for strolling peacefully without cars around, especially the entrances to Plaza Mayor, such as the Arco de la Sal, Zaragoza, Gerona, Botoneras, Cofreros, Cuchilleros, Ciudad Rodrigo, 7 de Julio, Callejón del Infierno, and Felipe III. Let these streets guide you, and you can explore the Madrid of the Habsburgs comfortably, which boasts various dog-friendly restaurants and bars such as La Juana Taberna con Arte, Understreet Market, El Perro De Pavlov Café, EatMyTrip Brunch & Cocktails, and El Camoati.

What food and beverage service does Petit Palace Posada del Peine offer?

All the charm of Spain's oldest hotel is also part of the breakfast experience. Situated in one of the ancient cellars of the city of Madrid, here you can start the day with all the energy of a full and delicious breakfast. But before you do, you should know that you are in a truly legendary place. Although access is currently closed, the breakfast cellar is connected to the network of tunnels and ancient waterways that run beneath the Madrid of the Habsburgs and extend to the Royal Palace. Help yourself to as much as you like. Served buffet-style, the breakfast at Petit Palace Posada del Peine offers an irresistible array of delightful temptations such as juices, coffees, waters, smoothies, or teas that you can pair with bread, toast, cereals, cold cuts, cheeses, hams, eggs, hot and cold dishes, pastries, cakes, sweets, freshly cut fruit... all of which you can enjoy in a room with exposed brick walls, unique in the center of Madrid. If you have any dietary restrictions or allergies, please contact the breakfast room staff. We have gluten-free products that we can serve, as well as an allergen menu. We also offer vegan options, healthy food, and special meals for children, who also have high chairs available. The breakfast hours at Petit Palace Posada del Peine are quite generous. We welcome you from Monday to Friday from 07:30 to 10:30 in the breakfast room, while on weekends and holidays, we are open from 07:30 to 11:00. A perfect schedule for early risers or those who prefer to sleep in. Whatever you prefer.

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