Do you want to stay somewhere modern, attractive, and with personality? Are you sick of the old impersonal chains and antiquated mom-and-pop affairs that seem to dominate Madrid's hotel choices? Join the club and opt for one of Madrid's sleek, design-oriented boutique hotels. Whether products of small-scale creativity or as the boutique offerings of a larger chain, this rising trend in the Spanish capital manages to fuse cues from New York and London with modern Spanish design to create some exceptional and unforgettable places to stay.
Definitely recommended for spending a stylish, romantic weekend in the Spanish capital, our top pick, Hotel Abalu, suggests pure indulgence. It's a sleek, unique boutique hotel with distinctive amenities in some of the rooms, like stone bathtubs, suspended beds, or movie projectors. Don't skip their breakfast. However, depending on your take on alternative culture you should either plan on visiting or avoiding the cultural center/squat house Patio Maravillas next door.
With an emphasis on bold, contemporary design, Roommate Mario (belonging to the Roommate design hotel chain) is a hip, central hotel located in Chueca. The rooftop bar is pleasant, but doesn't hold a candle to ME Madrid's posher rooftop Penthouse bar.
A luxury hotel with an eye to modern design, ME Madrid is located in a well known historic building (the former Grand Hotel Reina Victoria) on Plaza Santa Ana - a popular nightspot. Rooms are styled as more of a class act than an avant-garde proposition while the cocktails and spectacular views of the city from the rooftop bar are popular with locals and visitors alike.
Calle Campomanes, 4
Carrera San Jeronimo 14
Carrera de San Jerónimo
Gran Via 11
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Calle de Prado 6