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“Discret Luxury”
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Hotel Orfila
Ranked #1 of 437 Hotels in Madrid
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 7, 2011

We spent five nights in thiis Relais Châteaux, 28 October to November 2nd, 2011. For vacation and discovery of Madrid. We have to say that both of us travel worldwide in our jobs, and we spend more than 100 nights per year in differnt hotels!
Orfila Madrid was a revelation. Very central location, quiet street, walking distance to Salamanca and to the Prado...
The room (we has the simplest room 46) was huge compared to what we know in Madrid. Furnished with taste, in classical style, as we expected from a Relais Châteaux. Very functional amenities. Certainly, what got us absolutely stunned is tha absolute charming and attentionate, personalized service from each person of the staff! And their attention did not seem invasive, nor commercial, but genuinly friendly and extremely professional!
Orfila is not the type of large business hotels... It is a small charming and cosy place, where you feel "at home"...
Thank you, all Orfila staff! From now on, this is our "home" in Madrid!

Room Tip: We know room 46 (4th Floor). It was quiet, very spacious, with very large window and well furnished.
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  • Stayed: November 2011, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Frederic S
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Hotel_Orfila_Madrid, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hotel Orfila, responded to this reviewResponded November 23, 2011

Dear guest,

We are very much pleased to learn you have enjoyed your stay with us during your vacation in Madrid. At the Hotel Orfila we work hard to balance luxury with the warm and personalized service, we believe, every single guest of ours deserves.

In addition we would like to thank you for taking the time to share your experience with fellow travelers, since there probably are many other business men and women that will find your review extremely helpful.

We´ll make sure to share your kind words with our staff.

Please know that your home in Madrid will always be ready to welcome you back for another set of adventures to begging. Please don´t hesitate in contacting us.

We look forward to have you stay with us again sometime soon.

Relais & Chateaux Hotel Orfila

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Reviewed October 29, 2011

We spent 3 nights at hotel Orfila, very friendly and helpful staff, very good breakfast, quiet. Hotel is a little tired and needs refurbishment but It is not run down. Well located.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled with family
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Thank Yeneda
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Hotel_Orfila_Madrid, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hotel Orfila, responded to this reviewResponded October 31, 2011

Dear Guest:

We are really happy to learn that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you appreciated our team’s efficient and friendly service, as well as our facilities. At Hotel Orfila we like to take care of our guests so they can get best possible experience while visiting Madrid.

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with other travelers here at Trip Advisor with such kind comment.

Please let us know next time you are planning to visit our city, since we´d love the chance to accommodate you, and your family, once more.

We look forward to see you again!.

Kind regards,
Relais & Chateaux Hotel Orfila

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Reviewed October 28, 2011

This is not the place for those that like Impersonal Big International Chain Hotels!

We are old sticklers and always stayed in the same room on the 1st floor.

This stay the front desk manager, Jose, suggested we stay in a room on the 4th floor directly above our first floor room. My wife reluctantly went to see the room. We found out for the first time, on our fourth stay in the past 12 months, that a "matrimonial bed" is what we call a double bed. What a plus! We had incorrectly assumed that only twin beds were available. Henceforth the room on the fourth floor will become our regular room in our home from home in Madrid.

The Hospitality and Ambiance of Hotel Orfila is exceptional. Weather permitting try the terrace for a meal, a drink or even just your morning coffee.

Meals in the restaurant are a must! The chef is excellent and the table service impeccable. But you would expect nothing less from a Relais & Chateaux establisment.

We look forward to our next stay which unfortunately will only be in mid 2012.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank Malcolm072
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Hotel_Orfila_Madrid, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hotel Orfila, responded to this reviewResponded October 31, 2011

Dear Guest,

From the Relais & Chateaux Hotel Orfila we want to extend our heartfelt thanks to you for your fourth stay with us this year and for your positive feedback. Taking a moment of your time to share your experience with other travelers is something we highly appreciate.

Our long-time goal has always been to deliver the best possible service to our guests so they can live a wonderful and unforgettable experience while in Madrid. And reviews like yours let us now we are on the right track.

We are happy to know that even after four visits in 12 months we can still pleasantly surprise you and make each stay unique!. Please let us know when you are planning your next visit!

Mid 2012 cannot come soon enough!, until then, please receive our kindest regards.

Relais & Chateaux Hotel Orfila

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Reviewed October 17, 2011

The Hotel Orfila is an charming, old-fashioned sort of hotel. It's in a good location in the quiet embassy district of Madrid and close to the shops, Prado, Thyssen museum etc.

Lots of nice touches. There's a good breakfast (about 25 euros unless it's included in the room rate) and a lovely little terrace bar/restaurant. Everyone was very friendly and welcoming. There was free wi-fi in the room and throughout the hotel, which is very helpful.

The service was attentive but occasionally a bit idiosyncratic. For example, there was a bottle of champagne in our room when we arrived but we couldn't persuade the staff to send up any ice when we actually wanted to drink it. Our 'romance package' promised candles by the bath but this consistented of four tea-lights, which cheap rather than romantic, in my view. Getting information about the hotel and making a restaurant reservation took a bit more effort than you'd expect in a luxury hotel. But this may have been a bit of a language issue.

Our suite was spacious, quiet and comfortable but I agree with other commenters that the decor, especially in the common parts, needs a bit of a refresh. New carpets wouldn't hurt.

But overall, a very nice stay and a lovely hotel.

  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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Hotel_Orfila_Madrid, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hotel Orfila, responded to this reviewResponded October 27, 2011

Dear Guest,

Many thanks for your generous words and for taking a moment of your time to share your experience with other fellow travelers. At Relais & Chateaux Hotel Orfila we are committed to deliver the best possible experience while visiting Madrid, but as you so kindly remark in your review, there´s alway room for improvement.

We have taken note of the recomendations and coments you mentioned above, and passed them along to the departments in charge so they can take proper action in the matter.

We would love the opportunity to welcome you back next time you visit Madrid. Please don´t hesitate in contacting us in advance, so we can arrange and honor any special request.

Kind regards,
Relais & Chateaux Hotel Orfila

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Reviewed August 22, 2011

What a stay. From the staff to the service and rooms. Can fault anything. This place is a go

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled on business
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Thank doug b
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Hotel_Orfila_Madrid, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hotel Orfila, responded to this reviewResponded August 24, 2011

Dear Guest,

Thank you very much indeed for your words of praise which we have extended to our entire team. We do our best to provide personal but unobtrusive service and are delighted to know that our guests acknowledge our efforts.

We appreciate your comments about the quality, service, staff and the rooms in general.

Before your next visit to Madrid, we invite you to make your reservation through our website. Our team will be more than happy to welcome you back to the Hotel Orfila.

Kind regards,
Relais & Chateaux Hotel Orfila

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Reviewed August 6, 2011

Have stayed at Orfila several times over the last 6 years. Great location, rooms, cleanliness and service. However, the decor is getting a little tired.

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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Thank santanaep
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Hotel_Orfila_Madrid, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hotel Orfila, responded to this reviewResponded August 8, 2011

Dear guest,

First off, thank you very much indeed for your stay at the Hotel Orfila in your last 6 years and for speaking your mind on TripAdvisor. We are glad to learn that you enjoyed your days with us and you liked the hotel and our services.

We will transmit your appreciation about the staff to al the team, we always try to be professional, helpful and friendly.

Before your next visit to Madrid, we invite you to make your reservation through our website. Our team will be more than happy to welcome you back in the Hotel Orfila.

Kind regards,
Relais & Chateaux Hotel Orfila

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Reviewed July 27, 2011

This hotel is part of the Relais & Chateaux Hotels, which are famous for their luxury and attentiveness, both which were in abundance at this hotel. From the very personal service at the front desk, to the extremely comfortable beds and quiet rooms, we felt pampered during our entire stay! Our two rooms (14 & 15) overlooked the beautiful green courtyard and the large bathrooms, with separate toilets made getting ready quite easy! The hotel is difficult to find-our cab driver had to ask other cabbies for directions. (I would recommend bringing the address with you!) The location is a bit off the beaten track, located in a residential area so this is why it's so quiet. We never had to wait more than 5 minutes for a cab to anywhere. We also took the hop on, hop off bus but found it much easier to hop-off than on! It was always full, especially when trying to get a rooftop seat. Restaurants recommended by the hotel were exceptional, especially the Restaurante Nuevo Saint James! Great service and paella but watch for the VERY pricey recommended appetizers of shrimp! Over 100 Euros for 8 pieces and we were not forewarned of the cost!! Definitely visit El Prado museum, the Palacio Real and enjoy outdoor lunch with Sangria anywhere in the Plaza Nuevo. The street performers make for an enjoyable afternoon!

  • Stayed: June 2011, traveled with family
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1  Thank Christine H
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Hotel_Orfila_Madrid, Director de Relaciones con Clientes at Hotel Orfila, responded to this reviewResponded August 3, 2011

Dear Guest,

We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay at the Hotel Orfila. It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. We very happy that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you were very satisfied with our services.

We will transmit your comments to our entire team who always appreciate words of praise.

Before your next visit to Madrid, we invite you to make your reservation through our website. Our team will be more than happy to welcome you back to the Hotel Orfila.

Kind regards,
Relais & Chateaux Hotel Orfila

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Address: Calle de Orfila 6, 28010 Madrid, Spain
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Location: Spain > Community of Madrid > Madrid > Chamberi
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Luxury Hotel in Madrid
#1 Family Hotel in Madrid
#4 Romantic Hotel in Madrid
#4 Business Hotel in Madrid
Price Range: $277 - $787 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:5 star — Hotel Orfila 5*
Number of rooms: 32
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The small XIX century palace was transformed into a hotel in 1999, respecting the majestic style of the era, at the same time as installing all the appropriate commodities for a luxuorious establishment from the end of the nineteenth century. Only a year after it opened, the hotel joined the Relais Chateaux Chain of hotels, a group of the most prestigious hotels in the world. The hotels belonging to the Relais Chateaux must have 4 or 5 stars and less than 100 rooms, and be outstanding their strict respect for the five concepts that define the philosophy of this hotel chain: character, courtesy, charm and cuisine.Located in a quite exclusive residential area in the cultural and business centre of Madrid, this creates a framework for a different concept of the hotel business in the capital of Spain.---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------El palacete del siglo XIX, se transformó en hotel en 1999 respetando el aire señorial de la época, al tiempo que se le dota de todas las comodidades propias de un establecimiento de lujo de finales de este siglo.Solo un año más tarde de su inauguración, el hotel ingresó en la Cadena Relais Chateaux, que agrupa a los hoteles más prestigiosos del mundo. Los hoteles miembros de Relais Châteaux deben contar con 4 y 5 estrellas y menos de 100 habitaciones, y distinguirse por cumplir estrictamente los cinco conceptos que definen la filosofía de la cadena: carácter, cortesía, calma, encanto y cocina.Situado en una zona residencial, exclusiva y tranquila en el centro cultural de negocios de Madrid, sirve como marco a un concepto diferente de hostelería en la capital de España. ... more   less 
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