We arrived at 11pm after a delayed flight and received a warm welcome which set the tone for the duration of our 3 night stay - the staff at Hotel Orfila are excellent.
Our room (47) overlooked the courtyard garden. Well proportioned with a very comfortable super king-size bed, seating area, spa bath with separate WC and dressing area. Varied mini bar with complimentary fruit bowl and bottle of sherry was a lovely touch. Bathroom contained most of what you require - shampoo, conditioner, shower/bath gel, body lotion, eau de cologne, nail kit and anything else you need can be obtained from reception. Powerful hair dryer. Excellent Wi-Fi coverage in the room.
We had our own plan/itinerary which we reviewed with the staff member on reception who made amendments and tips.
Breakfast was taken in the courtyard garden. White linen and silverware, excellent service and delicious food - the glass of cava set us up for the day! A quick read of the UK newspapers before we set off for a day of exploring.
Centrally located the Hotel is approx. 5 mins walk to the Metro station (very clean, easy to navigate) although we walked most of Madrid as all the sights are relatively close by.
We enjoyed the switch to Madrid time - taking lunch late and dinner even later (around 10pm). On return to the Hotel at night the soothing foot gel sachet left on the bed was a welcome gift.
We met the hotel manager, Veronica, on our final morning and were pleased to have the opportunity to thank her personally for the hospitality shown by all her staff. It is not often we have found ourselves looking at flights for our next visit when we are still on our holiday but such was the appeal of the Orfila.
In terms of transfers - we had a taxi on arrival from the airport - the fixed fee is 30 Euros but we had a supplement of 5.50 added - not exactly sure why but could have been the time of day? On our return we used the Metro as we felt comfortable using it - very easy and total cost of just 9.60 Euros for two people.
Madrid impressed us very much - staying here made it totally perfect. Do not hesitate to book a stay.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Orfila Hotel Madrid