Need to know
41, including six suites.
Midday. Later check-out depends on availability.
Double rooms from $178.91 (€168), excluding tax at 10 per cent.
Rates exclude breakfast (€22) .
At the hotel
Spa with Jacuzzi, hammam, gym, and hair salon, library, free WiFi throughout, valet parking (€35 a day, plus VAT). In rooms: flatscreen TV, minibar, Korres toiletries.
Our favourite rooms
Go for one of the Deluxe suites overlooking Retiro Park and the Puerta de Alcalá – these have towering ceilings and a bathroom concealed behind a cunningly designed panel, making the room look deceptively open-plan. The four Duplex Suites have the best views of Madrid, although the bedrooms themselves are up in the eaves so the rooms don’t have the same high-ceilinged grandeur.
The Bodyna Spa has a slender, white-tiled hydrotherapy pool, bathed in soothing candlelight.
Everything’s so nearby even the highest heels won’t prove too problematic, so go all out with the glam footwear. That applies to men too; a lot of the places nearby will turn away chaps toting trainers.
Cots are available free; extra beds for older children are €100 a night (plus VAT). Babysitting costs around €15 an hour and should be requested when booking. The hotel will also prepare packed lunches and heat milk/food on request.