Need to know
48, including five suites.
Noon, but flexible, subject to availability. Earliest check-in, 3pm, also flexible.
Double rooms from $263.93 (€235), excluding tax at 10 per cent.
Rates don’t usually include breakfast (€30 a person).
At the hotel
Free WiFi throughout, gym, valet parking. In rooms: TV, iPod dock, air-conditioning, minibar, free bottled water, tea- and coffee-making kit, wellies, hair straighteners and L’Occitane bath products.
Our favourite rooms
If a (Twenties-style, freestanding, roll-top) bath is a dealbreaker, don’t choose a Deluxe. If a balcony’s your bag, request a room with one when you book. All rooms have an art deco influence, with soft grey chairs, gilded edges and velvet headboards, but if you’d prefer to survey the streets of the lively literary quarter below, opt for an outward-facing room, rather than one overlooking the inner courtyard.
There’s a petite Jacuzzi plunge pool in the spa, which you’ll need to book in advance.
The award-winning Égoïste Spa deploys Anne Semonin products for facials, massages and other rejuvenating rituals (which include vinotherapy and jet-lag cures) in its four treatment rooms.
Stubble, scarves and specs will help you look the literary part; a well-thumbed copy of an early-20th-century Spanish classic might help you keep up the pretence.
Some rooms have been specially adapted for wheelchair users, but the restaurant isn’t wheelchair accessible.
Small dogs that weigh in at under 10kg can stay for free in all rooms. See more pet-friendly hotels in Madrid.
All ages are welcome. Extra beds and cots can be added to all rooms. Babysitting is available from €25 an hour; it’s advisable to give a week’s notice and a cancellation fee applies. Little Smiths are welcome in the restaurant but not the bar.