Madrid is the capital of Spain, one of the most vibrant and colourful cities on the planet. Here you can enjoy beautiful medieval and contemporary architecture, rich art and culture, wonderful Spanish cuisine and an exciting array of bars and nightclubs open late into the night. The people are open and welcoming, and the friendly and exciting atmosphere that the city exudes makes it one of the world’s most popular travel destinations.
URSO HOTEL & SPA
Located in Alonso Martinez, just 5 minutes’ walk from the metro station, the Urso Hotel & Spa is a great option if you’re looking for a fine boutique hotel in the centre of Madrid. It’s visually stunning, an early 20th century palatial building with stained-glass windows adorning the staircase. The Natura Bisse spa includes a pool and offers a range of treatments including facials. You can dine on tapas and fine wine in the first-class restaurant before venturing out to take a stroll along the Calle Fuencarral boutiques.
This converted 19th century palace is one of the most elegant Boutique hotels in Madrid. Situated in the bustling Salamanca district and surrounded by shops and restaurants, the Hotel Unico has a simple yet eye-catching design, with black and white mosaic marble floors, sculptures in the stairwell and high-ceiling rooms. The hotel also boasts a wellness suite, but arguably its biggest selling point is the 2 Michelin Star restaurant run by Ramon Freixa. You can start the day with a fine breakfast served in the attractive courtyard.
Hotel Urban is one of the newer Design hotels in Madrid, part of a chain owned by Catalan archaeologist Jordi Clos. It is located on the Carrera de San Jeronimo in the centre of Madrid, a popular cultural hot-spot. The design is very modern and avant-garde in places, featuring 19th century Chinese portraits and rooms complete with Buddhist figures. There is even an Egyptian museum in the basement. The rooftop bar has a pool and great city views, and many of Madrid’s most popular sights are within walking distance.
ONLY YOU HOTEL
If you’re looking to experience a Top boutique hotel in Madrid in one of the trendier areas, you could do a lot worse than to check out the Only You Hotel in the Chueca region. A stone’s throw from numerous vibrant bars, restaurants and boutiques, the hotel has a cool and laid-back atmosphere with friendly, helpful staff. Another hotel that is a converted 19th century palace, this one features Juliette balconies, arched windows and a spectacular converted lobby created by Barcelona-based designer Lazaro Rosa-Violan.
ROOM MATE ALICIA
Perfect for those who are after a lLuxury boutique hotel in Madrid at an affordable price. Alicia is arguably the best of the Room Mate hotels based in Madrid. Located in the popular bohemian area of Barrio de las Letras, the hotel is close to many theatres and museums. This early 20th century industrial building has been transformed by Pascua Ortega, one of Spain’s most revered designers.
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