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Hotel Orfila, Madrid, Spain
A boutique Relais & Châteaux hotel in the prestigious Chamberí neighbourhood of Madrid. Converted from a 19th-century palace that was once the hangout of writers and artists, the hotel retains many period features and has the air of a place that might have once been part of the Grand Tour. A small courtyard garden with a frescoed wall is a real treat in summer, and not easy to find among city-centre hotels. With just 32 rooms (of which 12 are suites), you feel as though you are staying in the home of someone's aristocratic aunt. Paintings from the 18th and 19th century adorn the walls, and choice pieces of antique furniture have been reupholstered in contemporary fabrics to brighten the period feel.
The trendy Chueca district with its independent boutiques and artisan stores is just a few minutes' walk south.
Located in the Chamberí District, you'll find Retiro Park, the Prado and Reina Sofia Museums within a 20-minute walk.
By plane: direct flights to Madrid from London (2 hours 20 minutes), Manchester (2 hours 40 minutes) and Edinburgh (2 hours 45 minutes). The hotel is a 20-minute drive from the airport. Parking costs €21 per day. skyscanner.net
Style & Character
Lovers of aristocratic houses will enjoy staying here. We loved that the breakfast table is laid with silverware.
Service & Facilities
The waiters have experience of London hotels and speak impeccable English.
- On-site parking
- Free Wi-Fi
Standard and Superior Rooms have a lovely sitting area and views over the garden. A sachet of minty foot balm appears by your bed at turndown, which is perfect after a day exploring the city.
Standard Room, Superior Room, Junior Suite, Deluxe Suite, Family Suite
Facilities include: ensuite bathroom with toiletries, hairdryer, seating area, docking station, TV, free Wi-Fi
Food & Drink
The fixed price lunchtime executive menu is the most affordable way to sample the cuisine. The supreme of pigeon with chestnut purée and mushrooms was intensely flavoured.
El Jardín: terrace restaurant, fine dining. Dishes include suckling pig, venison wellington and wild turbot. All-day dining, open daily. Evening set menus from €70.