Calle Atocha, 14
28012 Madrid, Spain
Alonso Martínez & Bilbao
tel: +34 90 233 3334
fax: +34 91 429 6321
NileGuide Expert tip:
End your spa experience with some tea and pastries next door.
Inspired by the city's Muslim, Jewish and Christian heritage, Medina Mayrit has conjured up an oasis of relaxation in a beautiful Western 'Hammam' with adjoining restaurant that regularly features belly dancing. The underground Arab bath complex consists of a warm pool, hot pool, cold pool, steam room, massage rooms, and relaxation room. The different pools are shallow and picturesque. Then the flickering candles and Eastern music set the mood for romance or relaxation, or both. The relaxation room offers sweet mint tea on tap. There the stone benches encourage contemplation of the gurgling fountain.
The focus here is on the spa experience. Unlike a traditional Middle Eastern Hammam, you won't be scrubbed clean by attendants. The baths are co-ed and guests are required to wear bathing suits at all times. The Arab bath sessions last one and a half hours plus changing time. There are lockers where you can store your things.
Photo courtesy of Medina Mayrit