Set in an early 20th-century palace, the URSO Hotel & Spa is a stunning luxury boutique hotel offering designer surroundings and a generously high standard of amenities. It’s well located in between the bourgeois neighbourhood of Chamberi, the up-and-coming area of Tribunal and trendy Chueca district, surrounded by grand embassy buildings, wealthy residential areas and local, independent boutiques. To get here, it’s a short 30-minute transfer from the airport.
All the rooms and suites at the URSO Hotel & Spa are decorated in soothing muted tones and in a style that subtly blends contemporary yet classic styles. For example, the modern work desk is paired with an elegant French-style chair, while modern beds and headboards contrast nicely with traditionally upholstered armchairs. Bathrooms are equally impressive.
There’s plenty to do just moments from the hotel including the recently opened Mercade de Barcelo, an indoor market selling the best gourmet products and local delicacies. A short walk will take you to Serrano Street for some of the most exclusive shopping in Madrid, while a little further you’ll stumble upon the city’s golden triangle of art galleries including the world-famous Prado museum.
There are so many beautiful options to choose from. The Conservatory is a bright space with a glass roof, green feature wall, real bamboo scattered around in planters and ornate decoration. It’s an enticing informal space for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Then there’s The Library which is a less laid-back affair offering exclusive space for small gatherings. Meanwhile, tell your friends to meet you at the URSO Bar.