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“This hotel is one of the few five-star hotels in central Seville. Apart from the beautiful glass dome in the lobby, this refurbished historic hotel feels very modern, with pieces by designers like Philippe Starck and Edra. A distinctly Spanish feel is present throughout: amongst the red flower chairs, white chaise longues, black fringed pillars and shiny gold pendant lamps, look out for replica bulls’ heads on the wall, and the tapas bar, El Burladero, has a bullfighting theme.”
Complimentary bottle of wine
Located in Madrid’s historic Habsburg district, Gran Melia Palacio de los Duques straddles a former 13th century convent and 19th century duke’s palace. A member of Leading Hotels of the World, this luxury hotel is inspired by the Spanish painter Velazquez, with large reproductions of his works and a colour scheme influenced by his palette.
The guestrooms and suites blend classical elegance with modern flair. The rooms have lavish gold and champagne fabrics, state-of-the-art technology, and en suites with a bathtub and rainshower. The Red Level rooms offers an extra level of luxury and service.
Gastronomy is a highlight. Dos Cielos has a Castilian menu advised by the Michelin-starred Torres brothers, Montmartre combines French and Spanish cuisine with a superb wine list, and Coroa Royal Gallery offers modern tapas and cocktails in a garden setting.
The rooftop pool and indulgent spa provide the perfect antidote to a busy day.