Eric Vökel Boutique Apartments - Madrid Suites

Guide to Eco Hotels in Madrid (2023)

An eco hotel, or a green hotel, is an environmentally sustainable hotel or accommodation that has made important environmental improvements to its structure in order to minimize its impact on the natural environment and eco friendly hotels Madrid are considered excellent place to hang out for a couple of nights in Madrid and beyond in Spain.

Spain ranks 95th in Europe on the inaugural Sustainable Cities Index from Arcadis, the leading global natural and built asset design and consultancy firm.

Spain maintains an above-average performance in terms of eco-innovation, albeit gradually decreasing its position amongst EU28 in the last years. The country is ranked 11th with a score of 104 in the 2019 Eco-Innovation Index, close to the EU average

Madrid, Spain’s central capital, is a city of elegant boulevards and expansive, manicured parks such as the Buen Retiro. It’s renowned for its rich repositories of European art, including the Prado Museum’s works by Goya, Velázquez and other Spanish masters. The heart of old Hapsburg Madrid is the portico-lined Plaza Mayor, and nearby is the baroque Royal Palace and Armory, displaying historic weaponry.

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1. Artrip Hotel 2* – Eco Friendly Hotels Madrid Spain

Artrip Hotel
Artrip Hotel

Situated in Madrid’s Lavapiés district, this art hotel offers functional rooms with free Wi-Fi and private bathrooms. It has a 24-hour reception desk and is 10 minutes’ walk from Atocha Metro Station.

All air-conditioned rooms at Artrip Hotel have soundproofed walls and are equipped with a flat-screen satellite TV and a laptop safe. Some rooms have a small balcony overlooking the street.

The hotel is decorated with a variety of art works and has a small café on the ground level. You will find many tapas bars, restaurants and shops within less than 5 minutes’ walk of Artrip.

Reina Sofía Museum is just 500 m from the hotel and the Prado Museum is a 15-minute walk away.

Set in a brick townhouse originally built in 1900, this chic art hotel lies a 2-minute walk from Lavapiés metro, 1.3 km from the lively Plaza Mayor square and 2 km from the art district Chueca neighborhood.

Stylish snug rooms offer free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. Some add French balconies. Attic rooms include sloped beam ceilings, and suites provide sitting areas. Family rooms with bunk beds or pull-out sofas are also provided.

Breakfast is available (fee). There’s also a gallery exhibiting local artists, as well as laundry and airport shuttle service (both for a surcharge).

My husband and I stayed in this modern, ecofriendly hotel for one night in Madrid. The neighborhood is a little bohemian place with plenty of restaurants, bars and by day – small art galleries. The rooms were minimal in design but were clean, comfortable and had nice, fluffy, white bedding.

The staff were friendly and eager to help with directions or recommendations for anything we needed. There was a “Continental Breakfast” each morning that offered more variety than one would expect. Pastries, granola, toast, bagels, coffee, milk, juice and fruit. You could also get delicious European coffee any time of day from an easy-to-use cappuccino machine in the dining area.

Very well located in a very diverse part of the old city, Artrip was a wonderful discovery! Reception was very pleasant and accommodated our request for early check in after an overnight flight. The accommodations were very pleasant, of modern design and ecofriendly. The hotel, while very old has been entirely remodeled with taste and charm. Tea and coffee always available, and refrigerator in the room was a way to save a little money and added convenience and welcome. Excellent value.

Overall, this room is cleverly designed with seemingly ecofriendly materials and modern furniture (Ikea). Pictures are true to life. The room is the largest I’ve had in Europe, with 3-4 seat couch, shelving/console unit (Ikea Expedit) for extra storage, open closet with hangers and shelves. Mattress is FIRM (two twins pushed together), with light/minimal bedding. Extra blankets and pillows in closet. BATHROOM is open to the rest of the room; however, the toilet and shower have frosted (opaque) glass doors for privacy, and there is a large sliding divider for those who want a divided/private bathroom area.

Shower is great with one rain and one hand-held shower head. Shower floor is slated and raised “wood” (really Trex or some other material) which is a nice touch and would help any drainage issues. There is also a small window for ventilation. Large mirror with modern glass double vanity sinks, with a bench for towels (I did wish for one wash-cloth) and basic toiletries (bar soap, shampoo, body wash).

WARNING: the hairdryer is weak; his is not a problem for me, but I imagine some women with thick hair would prefer their own stronger hair dryers. Flooring is odd, but not bad – it seems to be an outdoor material, and feels plastic (almost sticky) underfoot – again, not bad, but unexpected. The room was SUPER QUIET since it only faces the “courtyard.” If you want a room with a view, this one isn’t for you. Lots of outlets and lighting, and AC worked well. Small flat-screen TV was mounted from the ceiling and hung in front of bed (CNN and BBC for English). Complimentary tea with hot-pot, and mini-mini-fridge with two bottles of water.

BREAKFAST: 9a-11a, 4 euros each. Small/simple buffet: petite pastries, hams, cheese, tomato spread, toast, cereal, fruit (apples, pears, kiwi), juice, coffee, tea. Perfect for check-out day.

SERVICE: Everyone was fantastic! When our converter broke, they lent us one; when we asked a question, they offered informative and friendly answers; when we asked for recommendations, they were spot-on. We left the hotel at noon and returned at 11p and room was cleaned and bed remade. Not one complaint.

Eco Friendly Hotels Madrid
Eco Friendly Hotels Madrid

How much does a room costs at Artrip Hotel ?

Prices start 145$/night for Double Room.

This modern, air-conditioned attic includes a flat-screen satellite TV, free Wi-Fi and a private bathroom with shower and free toiletries.

Where to book online  – Artrip Hotel – Eco Friendly Hotels Madrid you can find the best eco friendly hotels deals in Madrid during Mad Cool Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Madrid on or  or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


2. Eric Vökel Boutique Apartments – Madrid Suites 4* – Green Hotels Madrid

Eric Vökel Boutique Apartments - Madrid Suites
Eric Vökel Boutique Apartments – Madrid Suites

Only 600 m from Plaza de España Square, these bright and modern apartments with city views include free WiFi. A 24-hour check-in and check-out facility is also available.

All apartments at Eric Vökel Madrid Suites feature exclusive designer furniture. Some apartments have a balcony and terrace. Each apartment is equipped with a flat-screen satellite TV including a USB connection port for iPods and cameras.

Guests will find plenty of shops, bars and restaurants on and around Calle San Bernardo Street.

Near the bustling Gran Via, this upscale apartment hotel in the fashionable Malasaña district is a 2-minute walk from Noviciado metro stop and 2.4 km from the Prado museum.

Nordic-designed 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom units with Mediterranean flare feature living rooms and full kitchens, plus balconies, flat-screen satellite TV and free Wi-Fi. Some come with 2 bathrooms, and penthouses add sloped ceilings, and terraces with sun loungers and city views. Kids 2 and under stay at no extra charge.

The property offers free breakfast kits with select rooms, as well as a guest-use computer. Parking is available and pets are welcome, both for a fee.

Eric Vökel Madrid Suites has been personally and decorated by Eric in a style that is a unique mix of functionality and the beauty of Nordic design with all creativity and spontaneity of Mediterranean design. Light and comfort create the spaces in the apartments and have the highest level of ecological efficiency and comfort, providing every convenience to make the stay as pleasant as possible. This building is located very close to the famous street Gran Via and easily accessible to any attraction in the city.

The apartments were excellent. Very spacious and luxuriously fitted. The facilities within were really good with tea and coffee making facilities to hand. The location was perfect, within walking distance to the city theatre land and restaurants. The staff were really friendly and helpful and nothing was too much trouble.

A nice set of apartments in a good location in Madrid – handy for metro stations, the main shopping street and not far from the nightlife. Also within walking distance of numerous supermarkets and nice cafes/coffee shops.

The apartments felt safe only downfall is they could be a little noisy as there is a fire station opposite.
Apartments were clean and well equipped and if there wasn’t anything provided already, you’d most likely find it at reception.

Great location, near the Grand Via and central square, but in a quiet safe residential neighborhood with interesting restaurants never seen by tourists. We rented a two bedroom loft style suite, with an upstairs and down.

The space was modern, clean and well laid out. Perfect for a family of four or more. The staff was attentive and kind. Our only suggestion is that the kitchen should have additional equipment (such as spatulas) and one of the twin mattresses in the kids room was worn to a point that the springs were poking through. Also, we had an interior room that lacked natural light, probably because we booked last minute and it was the last available. I would suggest calling and asking for an exterior room, if available.

Overall the place was great and I would stay here again. Staff was very attentive and were responsive to request for gluten free breakfast. Great space, great location, great service. And did I mention two full showers and a kitchen? Perfect for a family visit.

The full kitchen was nice to have, including a dishwasher. We were also pleasantly surprised to find a washer/dryer combo. It was an all in one machine, so plan extra time for drying (it took about 3 hours to dry).

The master bathroom was a bit small with not much counter space, but the shower had a nice rain shower head. The towel warmer was also nice. The blow dryer was a plus. Normally blow dryers at hotels are not very powerful, but this one was excellent. The second bathroom in our suite was actually two different rooms, one with the stool and sink, and one with the shower. The doors were sliding doors on those two rooms, and you could see through the crack if you walked down the hall. We just avoided walking down the hall when someone was using them.

We enjoyed the location. It’s out of the main tourist area, but still easy to get to all of the tourist destinations. It’s about a 20-30 minute walk to the museums, about 10-15 minute walk to the theater district. There is a Metro station a block away, and that is how we got around for the most part. The Metro was easy to use. A guide we had for a walking tour told us the apartment building was in the “hipster” part of Madrid, with quite a few artists living in that area.

There were lots of neat restaurants close to the building, and several little plazas to sit and have a drink or meal. There were also several groceries and fruit stands with in a few blocks of the building. You will hear street noises in this location at night (trash being emptied, people on the street, etc) and it can seem quite loud if you are not used to city noises. All in all we enjoyed the apartment and would recommend it.

Eco Friendly Hotels Madrid
Eco Friendly Hotels Madrid

How much does a room costs at Eric Vökel Boutique Apartments – Madrid Suites ?

Prices start 145$/night for Double Room.

This modern, air-conditioned attic includes a flat-screen satellite TV, free Wi-Fi and a private bathroom with shower and free toiletries.

Where to book online  – Eric Vökel Boutique Apartments – Madrid Suites – Eco Friendly Hotels Madrid you can find the best eco friendly hotels deals in Madrid during Mad Cool Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Madrid on or  or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


3. ARTIEM Madrid 4* – Eco Friendly Hotels Madrid


ARTIEM Madrid is located in Madrid’s commercial centre, a 15-minute drive from Barajas Airport. Free WiFi is provided.

Rooms are comfortable and spacious. All have air conditioning, satellite TV, and living area with a desk, as well as a private bathroom with a rainshower, hairdryer, and free toiletries.

Breakfast is served in The Slow Lounge, while a selection of food and drinks is available in the hotel’s 24-hour The Green.

Bus and Metro stops can be found within walking distance. The nearest Metro stop is Barrio de la Concepción, just 500 m away.

Off the A-2 autovía and a 6-minute walk from a metro station, this modern wellness hotel is 5 km from soccer matches at Estadio Santiago Bernabéu, home of the Real Madrid FC, and 15 km from the Royal Palace of Madrid.

Bright, simply furnished rooms have wood floors, free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, as well as sitting areas, desks, and bathrooms with rainfall showers. In-room fitness equipment is available on request. Upgraded rooms add sofa beds or furnished terraces. Room service is available.

Dining options include a contemporary eatery open for breakfast, and a lounge offering to-go meals. There’s also a fitness center with personal trainer sessions (fee).

Would recommend this hotel to anyone visiting Madrid. On the outskirts of the city centre, close to the metro which I have to say is faultless and always on time.

Warmly welcomed by Carlos, as part of the stay you can eat snacks and drink beer, wine and soft drinks 24 hours a day complimentary,which is amazing in this day and age!

There is an honesty bar for spirits where you can drink however you record what you have and is charged to your room.

Rooms are airy, clean and modern. Eco style, very conscious of the environment and all public areas are spotlessly clean.

From first time you see they are really compromised with eco thinking. Breakfast is varied and good quality. Common area has 24 hours snacks and drinks (including beer and wine) Room has everything necessary, and it’s comfortable.

Overall, the Artiem Madrid was the nicest, most accommodating hotel we stayed at in Spain! Friendly and cheerful staff at an eco-conscious, no-frills hotel (yet it doesn’t “feel” in any way Spartan). It’s located in a quiet residential neighborhood that is a 20-minute taxi ride from central Madrid: (for some perspective for American travelers, if it was NYC, the Artiem location would be central Queens instead of midtown Manhattan).

The sparkling clean, eco-conscious hotel (which makes one feel a bit virtuous for booking there) is a terrific value for the money. Even in the most standard room had as much room (and light) as hotels costing much more. Moreover, guests can avail themselves of food in the hotel’s lobby snack area (which includes beverages of all types: bottled water, soft drinks, coffee, tea, juices, beers, and wines.

This was the rare hotel we found in Spain to have a proper gym (perhaps they have a younger clientele overall), and it’s open 24/7. But they also offer you the option of a “gym in a bag in your room”; with a fresh yoga mat, weights, exercise routine, etc.

Artiem Madrid is a no-frills, unpretentious hotel, that wins its 5 stars from me with friendly customer service. They truly seem happy to host you. My only suggestions would be to invest in better mattresses and to provide a couple of protein-based snacks (nuts?) downstairs for those who are unable to eat sweets/sugars/fruit.

The hotel has a very nice staff, accommodations and a superb location at less than 15-min drive from the Madrid-Barajas airport. The hotel is eco-friendly with many recyclable items, including cardboard containers, straws, cups, etc.

The lobby is a great place to relax or work, and it has a very well stocked cafeteria where you can get items for free, including pastries, coffee, bread, sandwiches, fruit, yogurt (and even wine and beer!). The restaurant offers a very robust breakfast with hot items galore. You get great value and quality for your euros. Highly recommended. Metro station is five minute away walking. Will stay again here next time we come visit Madrid.

In this hotel one feels at home. It’s eco friendly, has clean, spacious rooms, amazing staff and a lounge, where you can have drinks and snacks all day/night long without costs or you can take these to your room if you prefer and store them in your mini fridge. Each room also has a kettle to make tea and coffee. The mattresses and pillows are very comfortable. All small details are taken care of and one feels at home instead of in a hotel. As the hotel is situated in a residential area, it’s nice and quiet, still close to all public transportation, the city, a shopping mall and the airport.

Eco Friendly Hotels Madrid
Eco Friendly Hotels Madrid

How much does a room costs at ARTIEM Madrid ?

Prices start 100$/night for Standard Double Room.

This spacious, comfortable room includes air conditioning and heating, satellite TV, and living area with a desk, as well as a private bathroom with a rainshower, hairdryer, and free toiletries.

Where to book online  – ARTIEM Madrid – Eco Hotels Madrid you can find the best eco friendly hotels deals in Madrid during Mad Cool Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Madrid on or  or and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


by Sorin

Sorin is a freelance travel writer. He is an experienced travel writer and traveller. Since 2012 he explored more than 60 countries on 4 continents: Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. Currently is based in Romania after spending the last 7 years in Myanmar.