Orfila

Calle Orfila 6, Madrid, 28010, Spain

Hidden away on a leafy little residential street not far from Plaza Colón, this elegant 1886 townhouse has every comfort of the larger five-star Madrid hotels, but in more intimate surroundings. Originally the local residence of the literary and aristocratic Gomez-Acebo family, the building is now in the hands of a private family whose presence can be felt in the classy flower arrangements in the lobby, the original furniture in every room (purchased from run-down French and English castles), and the collection of Loewe silk foulards framed and displayed in the rooms. The 32 rooms are carpeted and decorated in cream-and-ocher tones. There is also a great restaurant with a small garden, usually open from Easter to October, that’s superb for summer dining. The hotel has an agreement with a local gym, which guests can use for a fee.

PROS

  • quiet street
  • refined interiors
  • attentive service
  • free Wi-Fi

CONS

  • all rooms except for the suites have bathtubs and no stand-alone showers
  • small TVs
  • traditional rooms can feel old-fashioned
  • low-key neighborhood without much nightlife

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 91-702–7770

HOTEL DETAILS

20 rooms, 12 suites
Rate Includes: No meals

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