Rooms are bright and spacious but also very much plush. The quality of furnishings and finishes is of the highest standards. Bedding is exceptional, with superb linen, ensuring a flawless sleep experience. Some of the rooms and suites have a balcony. Full marble bathrooms feature a separate bathtub and shower, with luxurious amenities and exquisite towels. Thanks to the location but also the renovation of the building, rooms are most serene and soundproof. Housekeeping service is impeccable.
The lobby is undoubtedly the centre piece of the hotel, with a most cozy and elegant space – abundant in freshly cut flowers (mostly white lilies) – more of an expansive lounge feel, which spans a bar area – ideal for a drink at any time of the day, especially the afternoon tea. Do not miss the indulgent signature hot chocolates flavoured with either chili, cinnamon, orange or rum. Don’t forget to get a plate or two of the freshly cooked churros on the side for dipping.
Make sure you do not miss the Spa which features a lap pool and a hammam, as well as two treatment rooms. There is a wide range of relaxation treatments, including facials and body treatments by Spanish brand Natura Bissé and Italian brand Comfort Zone. Best time to indulge at the Spa are the afternoons, either for beauty or relation – or even both. In a most innovative approach, you will find a small selection of Natura Bisse beauty product in the comfort of your bathroom for selective use.
The Conservatory restaurant serves breakfast which features a selection of local dishes, with products sourced from local markets, all freshly prepared. Just like in an authentic conservatory, the roof is made up of enormous stained-glass windows which allow guests to enjoy breakfast with views of the sky and the natural light of Madrid, in a serene environment surrounded by palms and a well-kept vertical garden.
The hotel has recently launched a new dining concept, Casa Felisa, which can be both accessed from the hotel and directly from outside. The relaxed fine dining offering is crowned by effortless service. Traditional Spanish recipes are given a novel approach, with a wide range to please the most discerning traveller. There is a good number of locals who frequent the restaurant, providing a sort of validation. The wine cellar proposes a wide selection of wines for any gastronomic experience, open to all kinds of palates.
URSO Madrid is managed by MARUGAL
Oliver Petcu in Madrid
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