Built in 1902 as the residence of the Duke of Santo Mauro, the three mansion-style buildings located in Madrid’s upscale Chamberi district, also known as the diplomatic quarter, make up a luxury boutique hotel, with 49 rooms and suites. It is the only five star which ranks among Madrid’s top 5 luxury hotels, also being a choice for celebrities and personalities from all walks of life. During my stay, the star tennis players participating at the Madrid Open were staying at the property.
With a French influence design, similar to the Parisian palaces of the era, the Hotel Santo Mauro three buildings are surrounded by a magnificent garden which boasts a few centuries-old chestnut trees, making it an oasis of calm and serenity in the heart of Madrid. The location is within close proximity to most of the city’s attractions. But also making it an ideal location for both corporate and leisure guests.
The 49 rooms and suites subtly blend sleek contemporary decor with classic elements, with close attention being paid to comfort and functionality – rooms are among the largest 5 star ranked hotels in Madrid, with lavish full marble bathrooms. Some rooms have balconies and some terraces even boast generous terraces. Beds are exceptionally comfortable and serene, especially due to the location.
Public spaces are predominant in an avant-garde décor, with distinct rooms resembling lounges – The Red Room of pure French style, The Chinese Lounge where oriental pieces dazzle, The Gin Bar with an art deco, and the former Library of The Duke of Santo Mauro, today’s main restaurant. There is also an exquisite al-fresco garden restaurant. The ‘Rooms’ are also an ideal meeting point, guests and locals indulging within the premises. The spaces also lend an air of prestige, from the large gates of the entrance to the sophisticated premises.
The hotel has been exceptionally preserved with constant investment in the upkeep of facilities. Food is of high quality and service, especially throughout dining, housekeeping and Front Office, guest relations – is of high standards – attentive, personalised and warm. One would feel pampered and taken care -of at any time of the day and in every corner of the hotel.The
The Gin Bar is a meeting point for city’s most discerning connoisseurs – the interior design is breathtaking, with a major WOW factor enhanced by deep red plush furnishings and an intricate mix of mirrors. The sophisticated and ultra-elegant environment of the La Biblioteca Restaurant is the venue for fine dining, focused on the Spanish cuisine. But you will also be impressed by the lavish breakfast which is served in this same venue.
Oliver Petcu in Madrid
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