AC Palacio del Retiro

Calle de Alfonso XII 14, Madrid, Madrid, 28014, Spain

A palatial early-20th-century building, once owned by a noble family with extravagant habits (the elevator carried their horses up and down from the rooftop exercise ring), this spectacular hotel epitomizes tasteful modern style. Relics of its grandiose past include baseboards and fountains covered with ceramics from Talavera, Parisian stained-glass windows, marble floors and columns, and original moldings. All rooms have superb views of the nearby Parque del Buen Retiro. Bathroom doors in the superior double rooms are full-size Lichtenstein silkscreen prints.

PROS

  • spacious, stylish rooms
  • within walking distance of the Prado
  • bathrooms stocked with all sorts of complimentary products

CONS

  • pricey breakfast
  • lower rooms facing the park can get noisy

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 91-523–7460

HOTEL DETAILS

50 rooms, 8 suites
Rate Includes: No meals

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