This enduring hotel has a justifiably high reputation. Its long-established staff is renowned for its friendly and highly attentive service, while the warm period atmosphere is enhanced by original wooden floors and traditional fittings. All rooms have been individually designed and refurbished, and central units overlook a charming garden patio. Each level has a particularly individual room with decor planned by one of Spain's top modern designers, Agatha Ruix de la Prada, who runs a boutique in the city. Retiro Park is just across the road whenever you feel like a stroll among the greenery. For night owls, the hotel serves a madrugada (dawn) breakfast highlighted by the inevitable high-calorie chocolate con churros.
- © Frommer's 2013
- Recommended 2010